As a freelance makeup artist since 2006, I love to transform your face and show you how amazing you can look on any day! My brushes are the tools that allow me to create my vision. As a professional in this field, with over a decade of hands-on experience, working with women from all walks of life, background and age, I will walk you through the phases, we will plan together, and I will execute in a perfect rhapsody of timing, organization and delivery.
March 2020: comes covid. I stopped doing makeup for fear of catching covid. I continue my creative journey!
My love for creating artisan soaps spun in February of 2020. I decided to venture in the field of soapmaking which I am told is a science and art. Batch after batch I mastered the techniques and fell in love with artisan soaps. My style revolves around colors which are therapeutical to the soul. The quality oils contained in my soaps make them unique and a pleasure to use on your face, body and hands. If you wish to buy any soaps and indulge in this luxury, know that my rates are far below others. Payment is currently accepted through paypal at akmiranda@Icloud.com once you email me how many soaps you would like.
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“This is my second time using Amy. I enjoy working with her because she knows how to bring out your natural beauty and not cover it up like other artists have done with me in the past. I don’t like to have a ton of products on my face to the point where my skin feels like its suffocating. I like to look at myself in the mirror after a makeup session and still recognize my face! Amy even requested to see my dress to decide which colors to use. My family and friends absolutely love how she transformed them and the makeup lasted all night long! Amy is so friendly and she will gladly work with any request you may have. I asked her to airbrush my chest to match my neck and face ? can’t wait to contact her for a third time!”Amanda S. | Bride
“Amy did a fantastic job for the makeup trial! She listened closely to what I was looking for (I don’t wear a lot of makeup usually so I wanted to keep more of a natural look) and did a great job of making me look beautiful. I can’t wait to see how it turns out on the big day!”Christina W. | Bride
“I was beyond happy with my wedding makeup as well as all my bridesmaids. I was also happy with how calm and easy she was to work with. She ended up doing makeup on 11 girls and did so in a quick fashion. Everyone had different skin tones and she was able to adapt to each one and inquired what level of make up each person really wanted. I would recommend Amy to any bride and her group! Very well priced for superior services as well. Thanks again Amy!”Jodi H. | Bride
“I was kind of skeptical going to Amy because I’m really picky about my makeup but she did such as amazing job. I got so many compliments! Along with that, she was so nice and highlighted my features. She’s so sweet it honestly blew my mind because she genuinely cares about you, and wants to keep you satisfied! definitely going back !”Maryam A. | Bride
“Amy Miranda is an OUTSTANDING makeup artist! After doing some research and reading great reviews, I hired Amy to do my make-up for my wedding in April 2016. I had a small intimate second wedding (no wedding party) – so I truly appreciated Amy’s dedication to coming up with the best style for my important day. Since I do not wear that much makeup, I am clueless when it comes to make-up application. So, I had three make-up trial sessions at Amy’s studio. I wanted to compare the different styles.During the sessions, Amy sat down with me to discuss the look I was interesting in as well as looking at different pictures. We talked about my wedding and the color scheme. She was very patient and listened to all my requests. Amy is very personable, professional and knows how to bring out the natural beauty in her clients. She takes her time and talks to you during the whole make-up application process – explaining each and every step. It is evident by her work that she loves what she does and she loves working with people! I was amazed and extremely pleased with my transformation (I wish Amy could do my make-up everyday…LOL). I had the make-up trials around 11am and I could not believe it stayed on all day and night (until I took it off around 11pm). I finally figured what I wanted for my wedding day and Amy was AWESOME!!! My make-up was OUTSTANDING and I never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. I am so happy that I took my time to decide the look I wanted because it was worth it. Amy did not disappoint. If you are looking for a highly-rated, highly-qualified true makeup artist – no need to look further. Book Amy Miranda! You will NOT be disappointed! One other important point to make – her pricing is VERY reasonable.”Sandra C. | Bride
“I saw Amy Miranda for a make-up consultation as I was interested in updating my look and wanted some direction regarding the best products for my skin. First, the lesson was two hours (and at a very reasonable price!) and that allowed for plenty of time to discuss recommended tools and products as well as the opportunity for me to apply them myself. Amy has a wealth of information and experience to offer her clients and I learned a lot. She sent me follow-up emails with product information and links which was very helpful as there was no way I could remember everything she shared with me during my appointment. And furthermore, she remains available for any further questions her clients may have. I was very happy to work with Amy and highly recommend her to others.”Debra C. | Makeup student
“Amy is an amazing make up artist and truly loves what she does! She takes her time with her application and it really does stay on throughout the ceremony and reception! I accidentally went to bed without washing my face (a big no no and I know Amy would not approve) however, when I woke up the next morning my make up was still 90% in place! Not that I recommend leaving on your make up but I just wanted to share how well the application holds up as I know this is important to most brides.I highly recommend doing a trial with her beforehand. She is very detailed oriented and organized–she will take photos and notes to remember exactly what she did during your trial and will either duplicate it for your on your wedding day or provide recommendations to enhance your look even more for your big day. She also pays attention to what each person really wants–one of my bridesmaids LOVES make up so Amy did a much more “dramatic” look for her. Not over done or outshining the bride–but truly pays attention to what her customers want and what works for the skin and face. If i could afford to have my make up done everyday I would totally use Amy! But, since I can’t I will definitely keep her in mind for special occasions and recommend her to future brides! “Nari K. | Bride
“Amy was amazing! She did my sister and I’s makeup for my sister’s wedding. She listened to exactly what we wanted and provided us with very patient and friendly service. She was super nice and the end result was PERFECT! She took before and after photo’s and spent time showing us the results. Her in-house makeup studio is very professional and clean. Best makeup job i have ever received. Would Highly recommend her. She even gave us a sample size lip color to reapply and touch up through out the wedding day. Love her!”Rebecca H. | Bride’s sister
“I cannot say enough good things about Amy! She did an amazing job on my makeup for my trial, which I did the same day as my engagement shoot to kill two birds with one stone. The makeup lasted almost all day through the 90-degree heat outside – and my fake eyelashes lasted even after a 30-minute mountain hike! She was friendly, listened to what I wanted, explained what she was doing and using, was very professional and overall was someone I felt I could trust. Can’t wait to have her do my wedding makeup, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone! “Gayle C. | Bride
“Amy is AMAZING! I went in for a bridal trial session and she took all of my thoughts, mixed them with her professional experience and I was highly impressed with the results. I still looked like myself, just a more beautiful version that I cannot wait to show off in a few months at my wedding! Amy knows her stuff, she has tons of makeup and really listens to your opinions during the application process. I was 100% satisfied with my trial, and recommend this to anyone so that Amy can get full vision of what you expect on your big day. I can’t wait to work with Amy again in the fall, and after seeing my pictures – my bridesmaids sure are excited too!”Devon M. | Bride
“I cannot express enough how amazing Amy was. She did my bridal makeup and 4 bridesmaids plus mother of the bride. She showed up 30 minutes early so that she could set up and be ready to go for the first appointment. The schedule went perfectly without a glitch, plus the quality of the makeup was impeccable. All of my girls were so pleased with their look, but most importantly, I felt beautiful. My groom was incredibly happy as well because he felt that despite having bridal makeup on that is necessary for the photos, I still looked like “me”, which meant that Amy captured who I am and allowed me to look the best version of myself on my wedding day. I am very grateful for the amazing service Amy provided to me and will recommend her to all brides!” Marissa Z. | Bride
“I want to say a big thank you to Amy. I am going through chemotherapy and have lost most of eyebrows and lashes. I wanted to find someone who could help me with my makeup now that my face has changed quite a bit. Amy was very kind and had many great ideas. She taught me how to make my eyes, skin and face look so much better. Amy was encouraging and just what I needed to look and feel better during chemotherapy. “Aimee P. | Makeup student
“I found Amy online when I was searching one for someone to give me a make-up lesson as a birthday present for myself:) My experience with Amy far surpassed my expectations. She has a great deal of expertise and passion for working with make-up. She went above and beyond to tailor my lesson to exactly meet my needs. We had a great time working together and I love the results. What an awesome experience!”Jane H. | Bride
“Most of the time, “you get what you paid for,” rings true. Except for Amy. She is truly, truly talented and applies just incredibly beautiful makeup. She knows she can charge more, but she prefers to remain accessible to everyone. Her website and blog are amazing, and her passion comes through with every face.We did two trials, because I love makeup and wear quite a bit regularly so I wanted to make sure it was extra special for the wedding day. She listened to exactly what I wanted and created a look that made me feel better than I’ve ever felt. Ya ya, beauty comes from within, but it doesn’t hurt on the outside either! Book Amy, and all her high end products and airbrush machine, for half or a third of the price that less talented artists with sub-par products are charging. You won’t be disappointed.”Brooke P. | Bride
“I would highly recommend Amy. She is fantastic to work with, professional, prompt in communications and knowledgeable in her field. I had my trial about 6 months before the big day. Amy spent a lot of time understanding my needs and as soon as I described my dress and wedding colors she knew immediately the look I was envisioning in my head.On the big day Amy arrived early (we started at 6am!) and was set up ready to go to do my makeup as well as 4 of my bridesmaids’. I had my girls decide what they wanted to do with their makeup. They were all so pleased with their makeup and even though each one was different the “look” was cohesive. My day-of makeup was even better than the trial. Amy made my time in the chair easy and comfortable. My goal for the morning was to relax and enjoy the moment and she definitely helped make that happen!”Rachel H. | Bride
“I found Amy’s website very randomly, while looking for a makeup artist for my sister’s wedding, for the bride, mother of the bride, and the rest of the bridesmaids. I saw good reviews so we called her for a quote and trial. Amy really worked with our budget and size of the party, and the bridal trial results were better than we anticipated! Yesterday, November the 16th, was the day of the wedding. Not only did the bride look flawless, but so did the rest of the party, including myself! Our makeup never smeared or melted away. We loved that she created each of our looks based on our individual preferences/style, varied facial features and our skin tones. She made sure each of us looked like a flawless version of ourselves. My mother was also extremely happy with her makeup. Unlike many artists, when it comes to older women, they rarely do a good job. Amy is tasteful, and creates the makeup look to make sure it compliments this age group. My mother received so many compliments as well. Amy herself is the sweetest lady, so easy to work with, and very good at what she does. She uses only high-end products, and her application technique is very clean. I can’t wait until we have to use Amy’s services again, she is worth every penny and more.”Janine H. | Bride’s sister
“Amy Miranda did a WONDERFUL job! First of all, her prices are significantly cheaper than any wedding makeup artists. She listens very well during the trial to ensure that you look perfect for your wedding day. She used airbrush and fake eyelashes for no extra charge, whereas most other artists charge much extra for both of those. On my wedding day she showed up 15 minutes early, which saved a lot of stress for me in worrying that everything would go according to plan.If you want to look beautiful and be stress free on your wedding day for a GREAT price, go with Amy Miranda Makeup!”Natalie S. | Bride
“I had my first make up artist back out at the last minute and lucked out into finding Amy. She was amazing! KNOWS her STUFF! Excellent skills, great with colors and shading! Made my mom and me look amazing! Best I have ever looked! ? Have had my makeup done a few weddings before and had another trial previous. Amy is the best makeup artist I have worked with. Make up lasted and looked flawless for hours on end, even in the hot humid VA summer weather! WONDERFUL!!!!”Suzy P. | Bride
“Amy was AMAZING! She was available last minute for my makeup and my mothers makeup the day of my wedding. She is truly talented at what she does and has a gift at making you look your most beautiful. She does age appropriate makeup, it was light, fresh and not caked on. I loved my makeup the day of my wedding and was surprised that it lasted the whole day even in the 90+ degree heat! She was prompt and so calm the day of. Also her prices are phenomenal compared to many of the other vendors I researched. I just adore her and will definitely recommend her to friends and family. “India T. | Bride
“Amy is the most wonderful and talented make up artist in the Nova/DC area! She did my wedding day make-up, all of my bridesmaids and my mother! She is professional, responsive and will make you look so beautiful the day of! Her rates are incredibly low compared to all the other make up artists I spoke to. She uses high quality make up and brings a make-up chair and a ridiculous amount of make-up the day of.I wanted someone who is skilled in eye make-up; my wedding was an evening wedding and my makeup looked flawless in the photos! My make-up stayed on without any touch ups the entire night and everyone raved about it! I am so glad I choose Amy, she is talented and wonderful and she has the nicest personality! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a truly talented make-up artist in the area who is affordable too!”Maryam A. | Bride
“Amy Miranda is a wonder! Her warm personality with kindness and talent all form to give you the ultimate make-up experience.You can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about your comfort and satisfaction with her work. The products she uses are high quality and long lasting. She made my moms birthday surprise of make-up and photo shoot a wonderful experience which we both will never forget!”Juliana N. | Bride
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