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.



See what our clients are saying about us

Meraki Beauty is an excellent choice for the glam squad! Tess and Elizabeth are wonderful with allowing you the freedom to achieve the look you want but also have great professional advice if you need some direction. They are super sweet girls who are a pleasure to be around on the morning of your big day. I would definitely recommend Meraki Beauty.

Maggie Wedding Wire

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!

Morgan Wedding Wire

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!!

Jessica Wedding Wire

Aaaaaamazing! Tess, without a doubt, is the best when it comes to makeup! She is the easiest, sweetest person to deal with. I was planning a wedding from out of state. She always accommodated me! She did my makeup for my engagement pictures. I have never had eyelashes on without knowing until then. She made me feel beautiful and natural. I did not feel overdone at all. Did I mention the engagement pictures were done in 95 degree humid weather in the middle of August. (what was I thinking?) Honestly, you can’t tell at all. The makeup held up great and looked absolutely stunning for the pictures.

The wedding day! Oh my goodness! She was there setting up before the bridal party got there. She is always on time ready to go. She truly goes above and beyond. We also used Tess to help us with hair. She found a couple great stylists and even set up my appointment for a hair trial. My poor stylist.. on the day of the wedding, I decided to scrap what I thought my original plan was and decided to go with my hair all the way down. The stylist was very nice and accommodated me. I love BIG hair and she gave me exactly that. Tess has been amazing to work with. She is, without a doubt, the best there is!

Kaylah Wedding Wire

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!

Parker Wedding Wire

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.

Danielle Wedding Wire

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!!

Carly Wedding Wire

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!

Elizabeth Wedding Wire

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!

Katie Wedding Wire

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.

Loring Wedding Wire

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!

Corina Wedding Wire

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