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Top 10 Make-Up Artists in the Philippines

Why hire the best make-up artist during your special day?

There are so many reasons, but one thing stands out- you should be the most beautiful woman in the event. Because this is your BIG day. Whether you are the bride, the debutante, the birthday celebrant, or the host of a special celebration, you should look vibrant, beautiful, and stress-free.

Professional make-up artists with lots of experience in handling different skin types or tones can make enhance your natural beauty with just a flick of their brushes. They use premium products and techniques that will make you stand out from the rest.

We rounded up the most-sought make-up artists in the country and select 10 among them as your guide:


Mariah Santos, Pampanga

Mariah is behind the beautiful transformation of many brides and celebrants during their special day. A pride of Pampanga, Mariah becomes one of the most trusted and well-loved make-up artists in the country. Celebrities love to be Mariahfied. Brides love to be Mariahfiedbride.

Mariah Santos

Celebrity and Bridal Makeup Artist

San Fernando, Pampanga

Manila address: Rockwell

Contact Number: 6399565080362




Madge Lejano, Manila

Madge is a trailblazer in the beauty and makeup industry. She was the first female makeup artist who utilized the method for bridal makeup. To perfect her craft, she studied advanced course of Airbrush makeup for TV, HD, and Film at London Film Academy. After getting a certification, she came back and applied her knowledge. She chose to focus her career on weddings. Madge and her team specialize in bridal and events’ aesthetics. Their primary purpose is to achieve a perfect, timeless look for every bride who trusts their services.


Madge Lejano

Airbrush Makeup Artist

141 Zodiac Street Palm Village Makati

Contact Number: Call 0917 894 9480





Fern Quimpo, Boracay

Based in one of the world’s top tourist destinations- Boracay, Fem is a freelance make-up artist who specializes in Airbrushing. Being a top-notch Airbrushing Hair and Make-Up Stylist in the country, Fem is highly in demand in Bridal and Fashion gigs. His strings of accomplishments include working in Sense & Style Magazine, Expat Magazine, Wedding Essential Magazine, GMA Take Me Out Show and PBB 2011-2012 Teen Edition in ABS-CBN.

Fem Quimpo

Airbrushing Hair and Make-Up Stylist

Contact Number: (036) 286 3126






Faye Young, Manila

She is a beauty who loves to beautify brides-to-be. In 2003, Faye helped a friend who was studying makeup to sit as a model. She loved the experience and was inspired to learn it. However, her busy schedules as a sales representative of a pharmaceutical company didn’t permit her to pursue her wish.  Until the time that she became a wedding planner. She met a mentor who taught her the trade secrets and tricks of the industry. In 2006, Faye quit her job and focus on her new career as a make-up artist. Her friendliness, charm, and skills make her the top choice of events’ suppliers to do the make-up for their clients in the wedding industry.


Faye Young

Wedding Makeup Artist

19 Benitez St., Tierra Verde II, TandangSora, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Contact Number:(632) 502-2015, (63917) 873-9894





Jo Barba, Manila

After 8 years of practicing her profession as a dentist, Jo felt that something is missing in her life. She realized that she was more inclined to beauty enhancement. So, she shifted gears and studied makeup courses in different schools. Then, pursued her passion with high spirits. Soon enough, Jo gained the trust and respect of the main players in the industry- clients and fellow make-up artists. But, she is unstoppable. After several years, she enhanced her skills through “MakeUp Forever” and studied courses that relate to her makeup profession- bridal and photography makeup, high-fashion makeup, theater, and a lot more. At present, she opened her own school to train individuals who want to enter the makeup industry through Jo Barba Makeup School & Studio.

Jo Barba

Owner Jo Barba Makeup School & Studio

La Loma Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Number: (02) 989 2203Mobile: (0917) 689 2722






Cherry Pacheco, Manila

Prior to her stellar career in the beauty industry asa professional makeup artist, Cherry was the editor-in-chief of Disney’s Princess Magazine and the editor of 2005, she began her journey of creating pretty faces. She was the Paul & Joe Philippines’ Chief Artist from 2007-2009.  Cherry is also a Fashion Stylist since 2001. At present, she is an affiliate of INGLOT Cosmetics.

Cherry finished her master in Film, Fashion, and Photography Makeup in Westmore Academy in California, USA where she also got her diploma in Makeup for Photography and High Fashion course.

Cherry Pacheco

Professional Makeup Artist and Hairstylist

Contact Number: 0917 894 1975





Joveth Pichon, Davao

The Champ- this how Joveth is described by his clients and friends. In 1997, he became the overall champion of National Hair and Makeup Competition, a search hosted by Ricky Reyes. He also bagged the title of being “The Most Outstanding Hairdresser of the Philippines.” As national champion, Joveth qualified to become the Philippines’ representative to 12th Asia Pacific International Hair and Makeup Competition which was held in Guangzhou, China. He competed with other 14 representatives of different countries. He brought two outstanding awards- Best in Evening Makeup Category and Best in Bridal Makeup.

Joveth is the president of the Mindanao Hairdressers Association, the position that he is serving for four consecutive years.


JovethPichon Hair & Make Up Center

Door 6 UM Arcade, Bolton Street, Davao City, Davao del Sur

Contact Number: (082) 225 5493





Ramil Solis,Cebu

When in Cebu, there is one name that stands out- Ramil Solis. His professional make-up skills are highly-exceptional. Thus, he is one of the ace make-up artists of the Models’ Association of Cebu. He is also a very in-demand bridal make-up artists in the South.

Ramil Solis

Fashion and Bridal Makeup Artist

Mabolo, Cebu City



CJ Cuison, Pangasinan

A nurse in profession but his passion lies in glam and beauty, CJ opted to follow his heart’s desire. He studied Fashion, Photography, and Bridal Makeup at the Maquillage Professionnel, Modern Academy in BGC. Since then, CJ continuously proves his creative flair and professionalism in the industry. He is one of the best make-up artists in the North and in the country.


CJ Cuison

Wedding Make-Up Artist

    Amado Tapuac, Dagupan City Pangasinan



Cheryl Garcia, Bacolod

Making waves with her unique style and artistry is Cheryl Garcia, the force behind Makeupbyberta.  She specializes in weddings, beauty pageants, and debut makeup. She is known for her flair and professionalism in the city of Bacolod.

Cheryl Garcia

Airbrush Makeup Artist and Stylist

HiladoSt.Bacolod City

Contact Number: 0949 508 8265



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