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Throwing Shade: The Best Makeup Artists in North Texas

L.B. Rosser has done makeup looks for Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli. We can see why.
L.B. Rosser has done makeup looks for Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli. We can see why. Michael Meyer
click to enlarge Desiree Phillips has a lash line and clothing line. - ARMAND JOHNSON
Desiree Phillips has a lash line and clothing line.
Armand Johnson
A wise woman once sang, “You think I’m pretty without any makeup on.” Well, wake up Katy Perry. This isn’t your teenage dream, and some of us need a little help.

While some may consider the act of applying makeup an easy, routine practice, it’s one of those skills that turns to art in the right hand.

From getting celebs like Heidi Klum red carpet-ready, to sending hundreds of happy brides down the aisle, these Dallas makeup artists can do it all.

Desiree Phillips
Phillips creates glamorous looks that she shares with her 11K+ followers, but that’s just the beginning with her. She also has a clothing line she calls “MUA Black” as well as her own lash company, the Desire Lash Company. In addition, she provides personal shopping sessions to help you navigate makeup shopping.
click to enlarge Melisa J. Beauty knows how to make a bride blush. - JEFF BRUMMET
Melisa J. Beauty knows how to make a bride blush.
Jeff Brummet
Melisa J. Beauty
Melisa Jean-Charles has a passion for enhancing natural beauty, with years of editorial and wedding work under her belt. She also offers her makeup wisdom through lessons as well as through her work as a contributing writer for L’Oreal’s Makeup.com.
click to enlarge Penny Sadler is a celebrity makeup artist, and not for just any old B-listers. - COURTESY PENNY SADLER
Penny Sadler is a celebrity makeup artist, and not for just any old B-listers.
courtesy Penny Sadler
Penny Sadler
This celebrity makeup artist has over 20 years of experience and when she’s not jetting off to a high-profile job, she’s in the Dallas area getting her clients camera-ready for any occasion. Her past clients include Brooke Shields, Kelly Clarkson, President George W. Bush and Anderson Cooper. You might've heard of them.
click to enlarge L.B. Rosser has done makeup looks for Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli. We can see why. - MICHAEL MEYER
L.B. Rosser has done makeup looks for Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli. We can see why.
Michael Meyer
L.B. Rosser
This makeup and hair expert has styled models for Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Roberto Cavalli and Donna Karan. His work has appeared in Vogue, Allure and Glamour. We're not surprised — Rosser's high-quality makeup looks range from natural styles to high-fashion glamour. He is represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.
click to enlarge Alessandra before and after glamming herself up. - ALESSANDRA ANDRADE
Alessandra before and after glamming herself up.
Alessandra Andrade

Alessandra Andrade

Andrade has over 10 years of experience transforming clients in Dallas. She has worked with celebrities like Michelle Williams and Cara Santana, and her work has appeared in Modern Luxury Dallas several times.


click to enlarge We named Anderson the Best Makeup Artist in 2018. And we stand by that decision. - PAIGE ANDERSON
We named Anderson the Best Makeup Artist in 2018. And we stand by that decision.
Paige Anderson

Paige Anderson
Anderson’s portfolio is incredibly professional and versatile, with her work appearing in many ads and magazines. She is able to book for hair as well as makeup. We also named her Best Makeup Artist in 2018.
click to enlarge Terri Tomlinson doesn't subscribe to the "lips OR eyes" idea. - MICHAEL MYERS
Terri Tomlinson doesn't subscribe to the "lips OR eyes" idea.
Michael Myers
Terri Tomlinson
Tomlinson has been doing makeup for over 30 years and is known for reinventing the wheel. The color wheel, that is. She created The Flesh Tone Color Wheel, a tool for makeup artists to study skin color. She also owns the Makeup Training Academy in Dallas.

click to enlarge Parson has worked with endless big names. - CHRIS OSSENFORT FOR FOSSIL WATCHES
Parson has worked with endless big names.
Chris Ossenfort for Fossil Watches
Gary Parson
Parson posts selfies with clients like Paula Abdul and Ashley Graham. He’s worked with Heidi Klum, Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel; has done campaigns with Neiman Marcus and Fossil; and has worked with designers like Valentino and Christian Dior. From weddings to runways, from natural to outrageous, the man does it all.
click to enlarge Laura Schakosky knows subtle makeup. - FERNANDO CEJA
Laura Schakosky knows subtle makeup.
Fernando Ceja

Laura Schakosky

Schakosky has traveled around the globe and has worked with NBC, ABC and Fox, to name a few. She is also known for her work on The Drew Carey Show. (And Mimi's look was iconic, amiright?) Schakosky now has her own makeup line called Laura Leigh Beauty.
click to enlarge Alayza Casey can offer all different levels of glam. - DEON CASEY
Alayza Casey can offer all different levels of glam.
Deon Casey
Alayza Casey
Casey can offer all different levels of glam, from providing a natural glow to getting clients red carpet-ready. She and her husband, photographer Deon Casey, form a power couple ready to aid the city of Dallas in looking its best.
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Isabel Arcellana has been writing for the Observer since spring 2018 and has been creating fake newspapers for her mom since she was 8. She graduated from SMU with a double major in journalism and fashion media. Her five guitars are named after High School Musical characters.