If you’re looking for a team of makeup artists in Wilmington, NC for your wedding, event, and photo shoot, we at Meraki Beauty are here to help.


About Meraki Beauty

To look good for a special event like your wedding is very essential. That’s why at Meraki Beauty we don't just want you to be beautiful on the outside, but we want you to feel great and more confident inside.

We also believe that to be able to do things wonderfully, you have to be passionate about it. That’s why we do beyond just beauty and makeup. We take your needs seriously and professionally. Aside from that, we use only the best makeup and products.



For your big day, you need to have professional makeup artists to make it more beautiful and special. With our tools and skills we can bring out the best in you.


Special events require you to look your best. With our technology today, you need to be camera-ready when you have to show up to these events. Having a professional team of passionate beauty experts won't only make you look good but will also make you feel good and confident so you can enjoy the event.


Not a lot of people know that the everyday makeup and the photo shoot makeup are two entirely different things. If you need someone who can provide an expert touch to your photo shoot, give us a call.

Meraki Beauty is a team of 18 professional beauty and makeup artists in Wilmington, NC.

We provide makeup services primarily for weddings but we also accept requests for makeup for fashion shoots and other events.

Since we started out in 2006 we've helped in creating more than 2000 beautiful weddings.

We've also contributed to fashion editorials that were printed out for publications such as Vogue Bride and Wilmington Magazine among others.

When you choose to have us, you are also in a way helping the advocacies we support such as The Care Project.

Yes, aside from making you beautiful inside out, we are also passionate about advocacy. Meraki Beauty is an advocate for a number of humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare projects. Click here to know more about the advocacies we support.

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I've been privileged to have Tess do my makeup for me on many special occasions, most importantly my wedding day. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out and her energy is simply contagious! I've truly never felt more gorgeous and confident than after an application with her. She's a talented artist with a heart of gold. There's no way you could walk away without feeling like a million bucks and inspired to live more beautifully!


Tess is an absolute joy to work with! She did my makeup on three separate occasions for Military ball, my pageant interview, and the Azalea Princess Pageant itself. Each look was flawless and couldn't have been messed up if you took it down a water slide. I have never felt more confident or looked better! She was flexible with multiple time crunches in one day, and prioritized my events for the whole day, just to keep me on schedule. She was fun, and a calming soul to have in the room on a very stressful day. I will be calling her again for my future events.


Amazing stylists! There were lots of changes on our end up to the day of and they were flexible and helped us through everything. Tess and her team were great to be around and so sweet!


Tess was absolutely wonderful. She made me feel more beautiful than I ever have and I still looked like myself which is always a concern of mine when getting professional makeup done! It was a dream. I could not have asked for a better person to work with on the biggest day of my life. I highly recommend her and Tracy and from now on they MERAKI beauty will be my go-to for event hair and makeup!


Beautiful makeup and hair that held up all day long. Very friendly and professional. I would use again for other events


I was a picky bride and wanted my hair and makeup to be perfect. I had a makeup trial with a different company that I hated! I desperately needed a new makeup artist with not a lot of time to find one. My wedding planner booked Tess and we had a trial soon after. Tess was amazing! She said so many times that she was a perfectionist and wanted my makeup to be flawless. She was speaking my language! She was accommodating. I switched an appointment on her and she adjusted even though she was busy. She worked me into her schedule. She was personable and sweet. She really cared how my makeup looked for my big day. She also let me come back a second time for a trial just to try on different length fake eyelashes and a different makeup color so I could compare and see what I liked better. Two trials!! She even did my eyebrows and gave me skin care advice. She was prompt and professional on the day of. And of course, my makeup looked amazing!!! I got so many compliments on my makeup! Thank you, thank you Tess! I'm so grateful I had you on my big day!!


Tess and her team are awesome! They took such great care of my mom and I. they went above and beyond and for that I am grateful. If I had to do it all over again I would choose Meraki over and over.


I can't imagine what my wedding day would have been like without Tess and her team. They are truly wonderful! From the consultation appointment and communication from a long distance to the ease of Tess' warm and professional personality, everything was simply wonderful! Tess has a way of making you feel absolutely stunning without the "cakey" and artificial look. Her flawless work looks natural and photos beautifully. Her team also fixed my hair based on pictures I had saved and made it look even better than I could have imagine! I cannot say enough about how much I think of Tess and her team and how glad I am that we picked Meraki Beauty!


Tess is top-notch. She was so professional and reliable. She created a very detailed timeline for my wedding day which, little did I know, was so important to make sure everyone was ready on time and we were able to enjoy our time getting ready. Tess is the most talented make-up artist I've used, and she is so kind. All my bridesmaids loved their makeup as well. I definitely recommend her!


Tess and Isla were amazing and made me feel absolutely beautiful for my bridal portraits and the day of my wedding! Highly recommended and hope to use them again in the near future!!