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.


Meraki Beauty

Meraki Beauty provides expert makeup services in Wilmington, NC and nearby cities and areas. We specialize in weddings and fashion shoots and we also accept projects that would require us to travel long distance.

Our team is composed of more than 18 professional makeup and beauty experts. Every one of us at Meraki shares the same goals – to make you look and feel great via makeup services. Seeing you smile because you look and feel great is what truly makes us happy and accomplished.

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How We Began . . .

Tess Wheatley

Lead Makeup Artist

The Meraki Beauty team is founded and led by the very talented Tess Wheatley. Tess is native to south-eastern North Carolina, but spends every opportunity she can travel to beautiful places around the world seeking inspiration for her work. She has been an artist her whole life and has been going makeup artistry professionally for 8 years. Her work extends beyond bridal and events including features in various publications and being showcased on a number of runways. Tess is an advocate for many humanitarian, environmental, and animal welfare projects, with The Care Project being at the forefront. Having experienced hearing loss herself, she is a spokesperson for the organization and those encountering this similar journey.


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.


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