Testimonials

 
Elaine’s Sweet 16

Elaine’s Sweet 16

Gloria Suarez

“Thank you Lyndsey for your amazing job. You made us feel like princess & queen.”

Lisa’s Wedding Day

Lisa’s Wedding Day

Aurora on her Wedding Day

Aurora on her Wedding Day

 
Janine on her Wedding Day

Janine on her Wedding Day

 
Jennifer wedding ready

Jennifer wedding ready

Lisa Marie Satturo

"Lyndsey does amazing work!! She made me feel like a million diamonds! From the moment she walked in my house at 5am (all bubbly and beautiful) till the time she left at 1:30pm she was amazing. I've never felt more beautiful and since it was my wedding day it was that much more special. My husband couldn't get his eyes off me all day. And I cried like five times and my makeup didn't even move my lashes stayed on all day the following day. They say you get what you paid for and they were so right! She made my photos look amazing!"

 

Aurora Laffite-Bank

“Lyndsey is amazing and absolutely professional!” 

“I hired Lyndsey to be the make-up artist on my 1920's themed wedding. Her make-up job with everyone was stunning. I was personally worried about looking tired since I barely sleep that day and she did a wonderful job without making it seem cakey. Lyndsey's make-up work looks very natural, hydrated and classy.”

”Lyndsey is very flexible and easy to work with. She listens to your needs and does it your way. Highly recommended!”

Janine Bentivegna

“I loved working with Lyndsey! From the minute we started corresponding, I knew she would be a perfect fit for me and I loved my makeup after the trial. She is very professional, answers emails quickly and is always on time. Coordinating the day of schedule for my bridal party and I was so easy with her. We were such a big party that she brought an associate with her who was just as great. Everyone's makeup looked amazing but my makeup was stunning! She made me glow and I was so happy with how it turned out. I wanted to wear a dark lip but was nervous about it rubbing off and she got me the perfect color lip stain that lasted the entire day - plus a little bonus bridal gift that was so sweet. She was a pleasure (and so fun) to work with!”

 

Jennifer Jordan

“I received so many compliments on my makeup. Thanks again for doing such a nice job. It was perfect!”

Niki with her bridesmaids on her Wedding Day

Niki with her bridesmaids on her Wedding Day

Niki Carlotti

“Lyndsey Ariel is AMAZING! I strongly recommend you hire her to do your makeup for whatever occasion you need. She did makeup for me and my three bridesmaids for my wedding. I chose her based on Yelp reviews and her Instagram account. I loved her work so I scheduled a trial. Upon meeting her, I knew instantly I'd be hiring her for the wedding day. She has such a wonderful personality. She's friendly, bubbly, chatty, and I knew she was the one I'd want to spend the day with. We tried a couple of different looks, and Lyndsey did a great job of following what I wanted while making recommendations based on her expertise.”

”After the trial, Lyndsey wrote down each of the products she used and took photos so she would remember everything for the wedding day 2 months away. The day of the wedding, she took her time on me and make sure everything was perfect. I've never felt more beautiful. She also brought the cutest gift for me on my wedding day, which included a full sized MAC lipstick. It was such a sweet, thoughtful touch. I love her and will definitely hire her for any makeup needs I have in the future!”

 
Mary on her Wedding Day

Mary on her Wedding Day

Mary Cross

“Run don't walk to book Lyndsey for your wedding!!!  Her work speaks for itself, but her sweet bubbly personality and calming presence is a great energy to start your day with.  She made up myself (bride) and my mother.  The makeup was super hydrating, felt and looked like a second skin and lasted until the following day (because I forgot to wash my face).  What I liked best was that we really looked like ourselves, but better.  The makeup was natural, but bold enough that it really popped in photos.  I would highly recommend Lyndsey to anyone and everyone.  She is the absolute best.”

Morgan on her Wedding Day

Morgan on her Wedding Day

Morgan Leary

“I am one of the most indecisive people on the planet, so naturally, planning a New York wedding from Florida was a struggle when it came to choosing vendors. Especially since I would not be able to do a trial run! I can say with 100% confidence that I made the right decision in choosing Lyndsey to do my makeup (and my mom and sister's) for my wedding. From the moment she arrived to the hotel with her bubbly personality and infectious laugh, until the moment she walked out the door, she was an absolute gem to work with. To be honest, I credit my lack of wedding jitters to her fun loving personality and positive attitude as I was getting ready. Not to mention, her makeup skills are phenomenal. My makeup was flawless and lasted all night...and I got SO many compliments. Lyndsey even gave me a little gift bag with oil blotting papers and a lipstick in a beautiful pink shade that complimented my wedding look. I wish I could give her 6 stars! Thank you so much for making my big day extra memorable, Lyndsey!!!”

Lauren on her Wedding Day

Lauren on her Wedding Day

Lauren Rodriguez

“Lyndsey is phenomenal at what she does!! I hired her to do my make-up for my wedding and not only did it look fantastic but it lasted in hot weather for a beach wedding!!  This girl has some serious skills and was completely open to different looks and Ideas that I had in mind. Thank you Lyndsey for making me look and feel absolutely gorgeous on my big day! :)”

Yoga instructor Bee Bosnak. Makeup by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by photographer Richard Rosario.

Yoga instructor Bee Bosnak. Makeup by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by photographer Richard Rosario.

Richard Rosario

“First of all there should be an "11 Star" category for amazing people like Lyndsey.  Beyond her impeccable work, beyond the courteous friendly and magnetic personality, you will instantly be attracted to her indescribable positive vibe.  Her attention to detail, patience and her ability to review and assure that the look and feel of the makeup is exactly as needed is most important.  As a photographer, there is Nothing more satisfying than working with a Professional MUA that knows what she is doing, delivers a look that makes the women I photograph cry with joy when they see their images.  She has a gift that will make you look like a Goddess and at the same time make you feel .....priceless.   Thank you Lyndsey for being so genuinely you....”

A shot from Victoria’s branding photoshoot. Shot by photographer Laura Volpacchio.

A shot from Victoria’s branding photoshoot. Shot by photographer Laura Volpacchio.

Jess on her Wedding Day

Jess on her Wedding Day

Victoria Sneden

“Lyndsey is AWESOME!!!! She did my hair and makeup for a branding photo shoot and I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out!! I normally wear super natural makeup and she glammed me up just enough without going over-the-top. Her personality immediately put me at ease, and she's hilariously funny. I don't remember the last time that I felt as good as I did once Lyndsey was done with my transformation. LOVELOVELOVE and can't recommend enough!!!!”

 

Jessica Alcaraz

“I had Lyndsey do my makeup for my wedding and I am so happy to have had her be a part of my special day! I booked with her a year in advance, and she was so easy and fun to work with. The months leading up to my wedding date, she was very responsive to all of my emails, and made me feel at ease. She arrived to my house the day of on time, and was on point with the schedule of that day. She made me and my family look absolutely flawless, and all my guests commented on how great my makeup looked. I would definitely recommend booking Lyndsey for your wedding or major event!”

Audrey’s headshot. Makeup by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by Laura Volpacchio.

Audrey’s headshot. Makeup by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by Laura Volpacchio.

Laura Volpacchio

“I am a photographer and have been working with Lyndsey for about four years now. She always makes my clients feel comfortable and look beautifully camera ready, whether it's a headshot shoot, branding shoot, or anything in between. She is reliable, adaptable and fun. I have never had an unhappy client! Lyndsey always works with people to make sure they feel good and happy before I start taking photos of them. All this AND she's affordable!”

Mayte on her Wedding Day

Mayte on her Wedding Day

Mayte Alvarenga

“Lyndsey was honestly one of my favorite wedding vendors. She was fun to be around and she had this calming influence. I felt so confident after getting my makeup done with her on my big day - I can say that the groom was nervous but I was cool as a cucumber.” 

”She was very sweet and professional. My bridal party consisted of relatives who has flown in from Brazil and spoke no English. She was very patient, looked at their pictures and gave them the exact look they were looking for. I will forever be grateful to her for her kindness to my family members.”

”As for the makeup, it stayed on the whole night! When I returned to my hotel room at 5am, the makeup still looked perfect. We tweaked the look a few times (I recommend a trial for indecisive brides like me) and in the end she gave me the look I wanted but couldn't really articulate. Thanks so much, Lyndsey! It was a pleasure working with you.”

Bebet on her Wedding Day. Shot by Two Twenty Photos.

Bebet on her Wedding Day. Shot by Two Twenty Photos.

Isabelle Luquinario-Custodio

“Lyndsey was a godsend!  I was stressing out looking for a makeup artist for my wedding and my fiancé suggested Lyndsey after perusing her Instagram account.  Luckily Lyndsey was able to travel to DC.  I was nervous since we would not do a make up trial until a day prior to the wedding but coordinating with Lyndsey leading up to the wedding was a breeze as she was prompt to reply and very easy to work with.”

”She made me feel gorgeous!  Her skills are top notch and she will definitely work with you to get the look that you want.  She has the most bubbly personality and my bridal party fell in love with her as she was able to work on them too and make everyone look fabulous.”  

”I got so many compliments on my wedding day on how stunning I looked.  It was all thanks to Lyndsey.  If you're looking for a make up artist and Lyndsey is available, LOOK NO FURTHER!”

Cheri on her Wedding Day

Cheri on her Wedding Day

Cheri Hall

“We love Lyndsey Ariel!! Lyndsey did a fabulous job on the makeup for my wedding and my daughter-in-law's wedding; we've used her for years. She's not only the best professional makeup artist, but she's also a delight to be around. She made me look like a million bucks on my wedding day and I would highly recommend her!”

A shot from Margot’s headshot photoshoot. Shot by photographer Alyssa Peek.

A shot from Margot’s headshot photoshoot. Shot by photographer Alyssa Peek.

Jenn’s Wedding Day. Shot by photographer Rob August.

Jenn’s Wedding Day. Shot by photographer Rob August.

Margot Note

“I love Lyndsey! I've worked with her twice, first while I was getting professional headshots made and second, for an everyday makeup look/makeover at her home studio. Working with her during my makeover was so much fun and relaxing at the same time. I felt that I was really *listened* to, especially my preferences for makeup, time commitment, and budget. Lyndsey took out all the guesswork I had about what products and tools I should use. The shopping list and face chart was so helpful too. My 'face' lasted through the summer heat and humidity and a rainstorm, and I love having a look that I can go to that I know will work for me. If you're looking for a professional makeup artist who wants you to look your best, and who is also FUN, please book Lyndsey!”


Jennifer Martinez

“Lyndsey is amazing!” 

”I hired her for myself and my wedding party. Although based in Brooklyn, she traveled all the way to central NJ to do my trial, my wedding was in Manhattan. From the bridal trial to the day of, Lyndsey was professional, yet easy going, a real-talker, but most of all, such a great listener! Its a very hard combo to find!” 

”Lyndsey understood my likes and dislikes. She listened to me and my entire bridal party. She didn't push product on you, and if you weren't comfortable wearing certain things or used to a certain application, she respected that. She would do her best to make you feel confident. Certain MUAs have their own 'style' but she doesn't push that onto you. My favorite thing about her is that she builds on color, so that you're not completely shocked at the end result when you look in the mirror. “

”My make-up and lip color lasted my entire wedding day! The bonus to it all was the little personalized gift bag full of goodies (emergency kit, blotting paper, etc)! Do yourself a solid and hire Lyndsey!”

Makeup on Stefania by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by photographer Darrin Estep.

Makeup on Stefania by Lyndsey Ariel. Shot by photographer Darrin Estep.

Darrin Estep

“I’m a photographer and worked with Lyndsey on a commercial shoot in NYC with a female model. She was on-time, prepared, and had such an awesome personality that came through on the shoot. She did fantastic work and would definitely work with her again!”

Alix and her bridesmaids on her Wedding Day

Alix and her bridesmaids on her Wedding Day

Alixandra Blackman

“Amazzzing!!! Lyndsey not only brings fun, sweetness, and spunk but she BRINGS IT with the makeup. Lyndsey styled me and my bridal party for my wedding and all I can say is wow, wow, wow. She turned us into superstars and I've never felt more beautiful!! If you are able to snag her, you'll be lucky and there will be no regrets! She's a treasure! Thank you Lyndsey!!!”

Megan on her Wedding Day

Megan on her Wedding Day

Megan Marzo

“Lyndsey is absolutely wonderful! I hired her for myself and my wedding party and we all had a great experience. Lyndsey took time and really listened to work with everyone and their unique issues and preferences. Everyone was so pleased; my friend with rosacea, my mother in law who wanted wrinkles softened and my sister in law who wanted a more glam look.” 

”Lyndsey also traveled to us and arrived beforehand to get set up so everything was ready and waiting when we arrived.” 

”Lyndsey is FUN, high energy, prompt and really makes the investment in professional makeup worth your while. She even brought the cutest little gift bag with supplies to keep my look lasting through the night! “

”Highly recommend for bridal or any event. She also does makeup lessons, and during my trial she broke down a few steps for me that I've been able to incorporate into my everyday look.”

Kristina on her Wedding Day

Kristina on her Wedding Day

Kristina Hodelin-ter Wal

“Lyndsey is a great make-up artist. She is sweet, on time, affordable, and does an amazing job. I found Lyndsey after a disastrous trial with another make-up artist. I had a fantastic experience with Lyndsey from trial to the day of my wedding. The make-up lasted my whole wedding through the ceremony to the cake cutting. I would definitely recommend Lyndsey to my friends and family for other occasions.”

Max on TLC’s ‘Bride Gone Styled’ after 15 hours of filming

Max on TLC’s ‘Bride Gone Styled’ after 15 hours of filming

Maxcell L.

“I came to NYC with my best friend to film bridal reality show, but I needed someone who could spiff me up and have me look camera ready by 7am. I found Lyndsey via Yelp and loved her work. She came in to do my makeup and my girlfriend's makeup for two days at 6am. Not only did our makeup last all day, but we looked camera ready despite not being provided even a mirror on set. Lyndsey is a great makeup artist, but not only that she is punctual, flexible, and down to earth!! Thank you Lyndsey!”

Bridal makeup on Jenniffalisa and her bridal party on her wedding day. Shot by photographer Eddie Elmi.

Bridal makeup on Jenniffalisa and her bridal party on her wedding day. Shot by photographer Eddie Elmi.

Jenniffalisa Cohen

“This girl right here- PHENOMENAL! I've had the privilege of having my make-up done by Lyndsey several times now. So when it came time to pick a MUA for my wedding day there was no doubt in my mind who I was picking. She's organized, hilarious, professional and makes one feel completely comfortable! She made me look like me just a better me! Take my word for it- you want to pick Lyndsey  for every make-up opportunity you have- I know I will!”

Kim’s Wedding Day

Kim’s Wedding Day

Kim Olmoguez

"Lyndsey was wonderful and a joy to have for my wedding day! Our time together was filled with smiles and laughter. She arrived early to all our appointments and was very accommodating to my busy schedule. I loved my makeup and received nothing but compliments all night. The makeup held upwell even during the 3 hour photo session in the Florida heat. Lyndsey truly loves what she does and it shows." 

 
Alexarae’s Wedding Day

Alexarae’s Wedding Day

Alexarae Vega

“Lyndsey is an amazing makeup artist!! She did the makeup for my wedding day and everything came out great!! The pictures look just as great. She's professional, punctual, friendly and fun to work with!! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist for any type of event!!” 

”Thank you Lyndsey for the wonderful makeup and laughs!!”

Julia’s headshot. Shot by photographer RJ Lewis.

Julia’s headshot. Shot by photographer RJ Lewis.

Julia Cornwell

“I honestly don't even know where to begin. Lyndsey was introduced to me by a photographer who was doing my headshots....and she's simply the best. I've been in and out of the entertainment/modeling industry for years, have been in weddings, etc and have had numerous headshots/photos taken which means....I need make up....she is BY FAR the best make up artist I've ever had. Period. If I could bring her everywhere with me, I would. Her make up is always flawless and she does exactly what you want her too. My vision of what I want comes to life and she even exceeds my expectations. Not only is she a great make up artist, she's professional, quick to respond, and so incredibly personable that being on shoots with her is Fabulous and FUN. I've worked with her multiple times....and I won't schedule any photoshoots unless she's available.”

Kristin on her Wedding Day. Shot by photographer RJ Lewis.

Kristin on her Wedding Day. Shot by photographer RJ Lewis.

Kristin Antonelle

“Lyndsey is literally amazingness personified.” 

”I was introduced to Lyndsey through my brother-in-law who has previously worked with her on photo shoots. I knew from the moment I went for my bridal trial that she was the perfect artist to beautify me and my bridesmaids for my September wedding.” 

”Lyndsey was such a ray of sunshine with an infectious personality that made everyone laugh and smile and feel right at home. She made my girls look STUNNING (they looked like movie stars) and she made me feel so glamorous and beautiful. She listened to each and every girl about their individual skin concerns and makeup looks they were going for so patiently and delivered amazing results.” 

”For me, I initially showed her a picture of a look I was going for at my bridal trial and she tailored it to my complexion and absolutely NAILED IT on the day of my wedding. I remember getting off of the makeup chair on my wedding day, going to the mirror, and looking in awe at my reflection. The makeup was natural and highlighted features that I never knew I had. I truly never felt so beautiful!! It brought tears to my eyes! When I had my first look, my husband looked at me with his mouth open and said "You are beautiful.." and that was the end of that! Tears galore (no exaggeration.. I had to have touch ups after, haha!).” 

”Thank you so much Lyndsey for making the journey from Brooklyn to New Jersey (at an earlier time as well!), and for being so incredibly amazing. You are such a talented artist with a beautiful soul and I know who I'm going to if I ever need to be beautified!! YOU ARE AMAZINGNESSSS!!!”

Eda on her Wedding Day

Eda on her Wedding Day

Lindsey’s headshot. Shot by photographer Alyssa Peek.

Lindsey’s headshot. Shot by photographer Alyssa Peek.

Adrienne’s Wedding Day

Adrienne’s Wedding Day

Lesley on her Wedding Day

Lesley on her Wedding Day

 

Eda Lam

“Lyndsey is the absolute best! She's so fun to work with and is so thoughtful. I had a blast getting to know her. :) I have very oily skin and my wedding make-up stayed on all night until the next day! 10/10 would recommend her to anyone getting married or if you just want to get glammed up!”

 

Lindsey Jaffe

“Thank you so much for doing my make-up. I loved it and felt like a million bucks :)”

 

Adrienne Alexander

“Let me preface this all by saying I do not wear make up. Ever. And a couple of weeks out from my wedding was adamant about not wearing any on my big day. After talking to my photographer, I wearily started plowing through Yelp reviews, websites & social media. After sending an initial request to Lyndsey (two weeks out, remember), her response was both quick & friendly, she helped me sort out which look would be best, and on the day of I felt phenomenal. And I didn't feel like I was wearing a mask or didn't look like myself, which was what I feared. I can't say enough about how great my experience with Lyndsey was, she was a real sweetheart & I really enjoyed her being a part of my day.”

 

Lesley Jones

“I began researching makeup artists for my wedding and came across Lyndsey's yelp profile. She was very responsive, personable, pleasant, polite, and professional. We proceeded set up a makeup trial appointment in my home. She arrived on time and was flexible with making adjustments to the end product.” 

”On the day of my wedding Lyndsey arrived at the hotel on time with a personalized gift bag in tow containing blotting papers and a lip gloss for touch ups. It was like having one of my girlfriends do my makeup which was very comforting on a day when I’m very anxious.” 

”I would highly recommend Lyndsey and I do plan to use her services again in the future.”

Evie on her Wedding Day

Evie on her Wedding Day

Evgenia Belyavskaya Hughes

“I can't say enough great things about Lyndsey's work. She did fabulous makeup for my wedding crew (3 bridesmaids), my mom and me on my wedding date this past June. She was punctual and very good about keeping track of time so that we are all ready ahead of time. The wedding was in Philadelphia so Lyndsey came all the way from NYC to my hotel in West Conshohocken for the wedding preparation. My mom, who always objects to any makeup, really loved the "no makeup" makeup that Lyndsey did for her. My bridesmaids looked so stunning thanks to Lyndsey. She is easygoing but knows what she is doing. I loved the way I looked as well. Lyndsey listened to what I wanted and exceeded my expectations. She followed the bridal party to the wedding venue to do the touchups prior to the ceremony and gave me a cute gift bag that I used for touching up my lip color throughout the night. I can't wait for another special event and will definitely book Lyndsey again. She is amazing!”

Thameka on her birthday

Thameka on her birthday

Thameka Thompson

“Lyndsey has done my makeup now 4 or 5 times but as it usually goes, most post their bad experiences instead of the good. I'm taking the time now to write this review because she is literally THE BEST makeup artist I have ever used!!”

”Seriously, I cannot gloat enough! Lyndsey will take her expertise, the clients wants and needs and create a living, breathing masterpiece on your face. She gives credence to the term "beat face," in the best possible sense. I have never been displeased and I know I never will be. She is the consummate professional and beautiful both inside and out. Book her today, and you won't regret it!!”

Bianca’s Wedding Day

Bianca’s Wedding Day

 

Bianca Soto

“Lyndsey is a phenomenal makeup artist. She was prompt, professional and super sweet. I felt like a princess after she was done. Lyndsey is very knowledgeable of the products she uses and she makes sure that you feel comfortable every step of the way. Lyndsey made me feel like a princess on my special day. I will definitely request her services again in the future.”