Hi there!  My name is Jennifer Melendez, and I am a certified freelance makeup artist specializing in on-site bridal, beauty, and couture makeup applications.


My love for makeup began in my teen years.  I was always the friend who did everyone’s makeup for special occasions, so naturally, it was only a matter of time I did makeup artistry on a professional level.  I am ecstatic to be pursuing this passion of mine, aside from my profession as a high school art educator. It is such a magical feeling being able to help my clients look and feel their best on their special day.  I’m happy when my clients are happy.

I have always had a profound love for the fine arts, which is why I chose to attain a degree in the art field.  Makeup, after all, is just another media in the art world. It’s very similar to painting. I just get lost in the endless possibilities of what makeup can do.


Besides teaching and makeup, I enjoy creating my own sculptural ceramic pieces, dabbling with photography, and designing interior spaces.  I love animals, and am the proud parent to four adorably cute ferrets. I’m also a huge foodie, and love exploring new cultures through their food.


I would love to connect with you, and have the opportunity to do your makeup on your special day.





Jennifer is THE girl you must book for your wedding or special occasion makeup. Not only will she make you look beautiful, and make sure you LOVE your look, she also makes you feel so at ease! She is a beautiful girl inside and out! I instantly connected with her and genuinely enjoyed spending time with her. She is the sweetest! She was always on time (early actually!!!) and was quick to respond to my zillion questions. Jennifer not only applied my makeup on my wedding day, she actually helped me get into my dress and buttoned the zillion buttons on my dress!!! I can't thank her enough for all she did on my wedding day, she is the best and I WILL find a reason to book her for makeup again! If you need a professional makeup artist for your special day, I would not hesitate to contact her, she is the BEST!

NOELLE | bride




If you're looking for a talented, reliable, and detailed makeup artist in the Chicagoland area, then I'm your gal!  Contact me with any questions you may have, or to book your appointment today!

PHONE | 847.915.8572

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