The Highlight Makeup Artistry



“Joanna is fantastic. She did my bridal makeup, bridesmaids and mom's makeup for my wedding day. She showed up early and had such a calming presence (much needed for a nervous bride)! She is extremely talented; I have never seen the young ladies in my bridal party look SO beautiful. My makeup looked perfect and I felt amazing all day! Through heat and tears, the makeup did not budge for 12 hours! Joanna helped me feel more beautiful than I ever have in my entire life. I am recommending her to everyone I know. She is AMAZING!” - Heather M.

"I can't even begin to say how much we loved Joanna (myself & my bridal party)! She was a real saving grace for after having a terrible experience with my first MUA. She put me at ease and helped me see what my perfect vision was for the big day! She was professional and personable and it just felt like a bunch of friends getting ready! I cannot recommend her enough! I can't wait for another event just so that I can have her again, thanks again Joanna!" - Maegan M.

"Joanna is simply AMAZING! I was lucky enough to have my make up done by Joanna in a friend's wedding as a bridesmaid and she was the first person I reached out to when I got engaged, I knew I wanted her to do my bridal make up! Not are she and her team so talented, but they made getting ready on my wedding day so fun. All of my bridesmaids were glowing and beautiful, she truly has a gift for accentuating everyone's features so that they look like the absolute best version of themselves. Joanna was a joy to work with every step of the way, from coordinating my "day of" getting ready schedule, to working seamlessly with other vendors, to my make up trial, and truly executing my wedding day make up vision flawlessly. I couldn't have imagined that day without her, the smiles on my bridesmaids and especially my mom's stunning faces that day said it all! I'd trust her with my make up for any occasion!" - Maggie M.

"I've never felt so pretty in my life as on my wedding day! Joanna did an incredible job-- can't express how happy I was/still am with her work. I did my trial the day before, which worked perfectly because I had my makeup done for the rehearsal dinner! There is so much going on the morning of your wedding -- Joanna and her partner were so calm, professional, and fun to be around as we were all getting ready. My mom was a somewhat nervous about having her makeup professionally done, as she had never done it before. Joanna was happy to set up a trial with her too, and my mom absolutely loved it. We were working on a tight time frame. The first bridesmaid had to be in the chair by 7 a.m.-- Joanna put my mind at ease with scheduling who needed to go when, and had us all done on time! I will recommend The Highlight to anyone!" - Suzanna H.

"Joanna was absolutely delightful to work with. I was looking for a sole makeup artist who would travel to my out of town wedding that only included a small bridal party and I by my relief a friend of a friend referred Joanna. I sent her an email and she replied that day. Without even formally meeting I booked her for my wedding because she answered all my questions/concerns and made me feel completely comfortable. She traveled to me for my makeup trail and was so professional and came very organized. I had no doubts that she wouldn't disappoint. The day of the wedding she came early to set-up and was prepared for a very unorganized group of ladies. She ended up helping out with more ladies than I originally booked, but without any hesitations she stepped in. She not only did an amazing job on everyone makeup, but she kept us organized and everyone was ready on time. I love how Joanna really has a passion for bridal makeup and brings out your natural beauty while still making you glamorous. If only I had the money to hire her as my personal makeup artist daily :P I can't wait until my next event so I can work with her again! Don't hesitate to book her, you won't be disappointed!" - Melanie N.

"I had a bad experience with my first makeup trial & was rather discouraged. Thankfully, I was introduced to Joanna 3 days later, and had the opportunity to look at her exceptional work on social media. After countless searching through her fabulous before & after shots, I contacted her. Joanna was professional, caring, took your ideas and look as if it were her own and made you feel like the best version of yourself. Her level of talent and class is unparalleled and I am so glad for that bad experience because it helped me connect with her. The best part is her makeup style is not the kind that makes people not recognize you, she takes your natural look and enhances you for your big day or event. I hope I have something that comes up soon so I can call her again" - Brittany P.

"Joanna is a gem. She's absolutely gorgeous, talented, smart and such a blessing to have on your special occasions. I have now used her for my bridal shower, boudoir, and wedding. I will continue to use her and recommend her to everyone. Thank you so much!!!!" - Deidre D.

"Joanna is amazing!! I could not have asked for a better make up artist for my wedding day. Not only was she good at makeup but she was super sweet and fun to be around the morning of the wedding. She is also super flexible which helped in the planning process. She brought an assistant with her the day of and she was great too! Everyone's faces looked flawless. THANK YOU (!!!!!) for being such a special addition to our wedding day" - Emily C.

"Joanna did my makeup for my sister's wedding and did an amazing job! I've never had my makeup professionally done before, so Joanna made sure to make it look natural and not too overwhelming. I am so pleased with how it turned out and will definitely use her again in the future!" - Olivia S.

"Joanna is awesome! Her makeup made me feel beautiful but still look like myself. It felt light on my skin, not caked on, and it lasted all day/night. I'd highly recommend her for any special events!" - Lauren P.

"Joanna is the BEST! She made me look and feel so beautiful! I usually don't wear a ton of makeup and she made me look done up but still natural and like me. Can't speak more highly of her and her work!" - Maggie M.

"Joanna is AMAZING. Not only did she do an awesome job, but she took the time to ask how I like my make up to ensure I still felt like myself. I am 100% hiring her when I get married. Thanks again Joanna!" - Mandy S.

"Being a realtor, my picture has to be on my business cards and distributed everywhere...I knew I had to get my makeup done by Joanna for my pictures! I have had my make up done plenty of times, and this time I received the most compliments. I also didn't feel like I was super made up, she was so easy going and quick! I highly recommend her services, she has a real talent!" - Libby B.

"Joanna is extremely talented and makes you look and feel amazing! She tailors each make up look to accentuate your best features and I can honestly say there's no one I'd rather have do my make up for my wedding than Joanna!" - Alycia W.

"Thank you so much for making me and Jenna beautiful for Taste of the South! We all know how difficult it is to get around DC, so I cannot tell you how appreciative we were that you could travel to us as we got our glam and champs on. The dark lip and amazing eye brows were by far the best I have ever had. Can't tell you how many compliments I received throughout the night and I give credit to you for making me feel the prettiest I have ever felt. Thank you again and can't wait to have another reason to get all dolled up so I can give you a ring. <3 I'm sure my sister will be calling you soon too! " - Toby Y.

"Joanna is amazing! I just did a trial with her in anticipation of my wedding, and had a wonderful experience. I don't wear a lot of makeup, and I've had some bad experiences getting my makeup done in the past for weddings I've been in. Joanna made me feel totally comfortable, did a great job of listening to what I wanted and used her expertise to provide me with options that I loved. I absolutely loved the final result - she perfectly captured the natural, glowing look that I envision myself with on my wedding day. I'm so excited to have her with me and my bridesmaids when I get married!!" - Sarah K.

"Joanna is ahhhhhhmazing! She did my look for my baby shower - lots of glam but not overdone. I loved it! I felt prettier and more confident than I did on my wedding day years ago - and got compliments from everyone I saw that day. Hands down: Joanna is the best makeup artist around - book her before it's too late!" - Kristin S.

"Joanna is amazing! She is professional, courteous, and exceptionally talented with a makeup brush. She did the makeup for myself and 8 bridesmaids, working for 8 hours straight to make sure we were primped and polished to perfection. If you want to look and feel beautiful, definitely use Joanna and The Highlight Makeup Artistry!!" - Virginia H.

"Joanna did my makeup for my wedding and it. was. everything. All of my bridesmaids looked beautiful and we were all so incredibly impressed. One loved Jo's work so much that she has already booked her for her own wedding in 2017! Joanna is a consummate professional and took such great care with each person in my wedding party. We all have different styles/coloration/skin types/ethnicities, and range from wearing heavy makeup to preferring a more natural look, and she was able to make each of our visions a reality. I recommend Joanna without any reservations and if you have any doubts or questions, feel free to message me, a former client, to ask :) All you have to do is look at her Instagram account and you'll see immediately how talented she is! I mean it when I say I have never looked more beautiful in my life." - Halie M.

"Joanna is extremely talented! That's all there is to it. She's amazing at listening to what you want and customizing the look to you. I've gotten my makeup done many times in the past, and I feel confident saying this was my favorite makeover! If you want to feel beautiful on your wedding day (the best day EVER!!), you can trust Joanna to make you feel just that :) Plus, she's a really fun energy to have hanging out in the bridal suite while you and your ladies get ready!" - Becca F.

”Joanna is wonderfully talented and so fun to work with! She did my makeup for a wedding and I absolutely loved it! I was a little nervous since I never wear makeup but she successfully created a natural look for me and I LOVED IT!!! Joanna definitely works with her clients and listens to what you like and don't like. She treats you like a close friend and I was very comfortable the whole time as she created a very relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend having Joanna do your makeup!!” - Diana T.