Makeover Artistry By Donna Sousa Wins A WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

Makeover Artistry By Donna Sousa Wins a Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

Lincoln, RI – January 17, 2015 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for her excellence in Bridal Hair and Makeup Services in Beauty and Health in the Greater New England Area.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa.  Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“It’s always exciting to start the year by honoring the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who represent more than two million reviews on our website,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Each of the businesses recognized are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We applaud Donna Sousa for her impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Makeover Artistry is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Makeover Artistry by Donna Sousa is proud to be one of the top Heath and Beauty Vendors in New England in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015.

For more information about Makeover Artistry, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards®, please visit


About WeddingWire

WeddingWire, the leading technology company serving the $100 billionwedding and events industry, is the largest online vertical marketplace connecting engaged couples with event professionals. With more than two million consumer reviews, it is the industry leader in consumer reviews. The site enables engaged couples to search, compare and book from an extensive database of more than 200,000 recently reviewed event professionals, from venues to photographers. WeddingWire provides event professionals with the technology they need to serve their clients, including a SaaS platform, which powers advertising, marketing, and CRM needs of local wedding and events businesses nationwide.

#Makeover Artistry By Donna Sousa Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2015

Thinking of having a friend style your wedding hair and makeup? Think again!

Thinking of having a friend style your hair & makeup on your wedding day?  Think again!

I have been a professional hair and makeup artist for many years and on several occasions; I have had to be called to ‘rescue’ a bride from a near disaster because a friend has offered to help with wedding hair and makeup.

Unfortunately, having a friend do a professional’s job almost never works out… unless they are actually a professional.  Many aspiring hair stylists or makeup artists with good intentions try to ‘help out’ on your magical day (by offering discounted or free services) but often this creates stress for you and your friend.

Here are some things to think about when considering this option:

-Perfectionist!  If you hire someone professional you can be very picky and clear about what styles you want, without feeling like you are hurting their feelings.

-The right tools for the job!  A professional is dedicated to only you on your special day and will come: on time, prepared and with all the proper equipment.  Very rarely does a friend have their own airbrush machine or proven techniques that are tried and true for a bride’s flawless result.

-Stress & Time Management!  A seasoned professional is used to brides, bridesmaids and the hectic schedules.  Artists on my team are accustomed to weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots that require precision in a timely manner.

-Favors don’t come with a commitment!  Friends don’t provide a contract or written agreement.  If something comes up, unfortunately, they just don’t have a team to send a replacement.  You could be stranded on your most important moment to shine.

Finally, real friends should not be working at your wedding…they should be enjoying the time with you and sipping a mimosa!!!

Consider contacting Donna Sousa at Makeover Artistry for bridal services.  We can work with your budget and still provide the professionalism you deserve.

Check out our portfolio of brides we now consider our friends! Click here!

Rhode Island Wedding Hair and Makeup Video By Makeover Artistry

Please enjoy this beautiful video of presenting some of our recent brides.

This Rhode Island Wedding Hair and Makeup Video By Makeover Artistry features flawless airbrushing, creative hair styles and a professional finished look for amazing photos.

We are proud and excited to showcase some of our brides of 2014 and their wedding parties, too.  Each moment is a cherished memory for our brides and we hope you enjoy them, as well.

Feel free to reach out to our team if you love any of these makeup or hair creations and view more of our work at our portfolio link or tumblr site.

Bridal Hair and Makeup Reviews

Reviews are such a critical part of our industry because they give brides a real view at how vendors are performing!  It is important to do your homework on all your services, especially your hair & makeup on your wedding day.

I am personally so proud of my reviews because each represents a beautiful wedding moment and a lifetime of gorgeous photos to reflect upon.

Here is one from a recent satisfied bridesmaid … I’m so proud to share it with you because many of my reviews are bridal hair and makeup reviews.  This is special coming from a cherished bridesmaid and friend of the bride.

Bridesmaid: Make-up/hair
Posted 10/9/2014

Donna recently provided make up and hair services for a friend’s wedding I was in. The services were provided in the comfort of the bride’s home. Donna did a great job with all of our make-up individualizing everyone’s look by playing up their best features all while looking classy, elegant, and cohesive as a bridal party. All makeup came out great, photographed amazingly, and stayed on all night- it even lasted through some rain that we all got caught in during the ceremony and hours of dancing!

The hair services provided were amazing as well; all the girls had different hair types, lengths, colors, etc. Christina, who worked on our hair, knew exactly what do to make each girls’ up-do last through the entire day/night. She could transform a style/look from a picture and make it come to life- she even threw in some unique accents ( braids, twists, etc) if asked.

Overall the experience I had with Makeover Artistry was fabulous and I would recommend these services to anyone looking for hair/make-up for special occasions. The price is right and comparable (if not less) than what you would pay at a salon, however this was one of the best make-up/hair experiences that I have had done for a wedding and no salon I have ever been to has done this well ( I have been in my fair share of wedding the past few years). Donna and Christina were fun, knew what they were doing, and did a great job!

Please check out our reviews and research for the best experience on your wedding day.

Makeup Artist To The Stars!

We are so lucky to have such an incredible team working at Makeover Artistry!

This week we spotlight one of our very own, talented … makeup artist to the stars

– Lisette Bugeja 

Her interview below:

MA:  Lisette, you are so accomplished in the field, when did you actually begin your career in make-up?

Lisette:  I started my career with my first box of crayons! Creating beauty with my hands came naturally to me, and I got lost in it. As I grew, sitting on the bathroom counter watching my mother do her make up, I was mesmerized at the transformation, not that she wasn’t beautiful, but at the power of becoming a glamorous version of herself. I was hooked!

MA:  What has your career been like, what places has it taken you?

Lisette:  My career has been one full of very diverse and exciting work. I have worked with Elite models and traveled for the Elite Model of the Year contests, which took me to Spain, South of France and Korea.

I also went onto work in music, touring with Paul McCartney, music videos, theatre … including head makeup artist for “The King and I”, “AIDA”, “The Wizard of Oz”.

I eventually parked my make-up case at NBC, working on Saturday Night Live, TODAY in New York, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, and numerous other projects.

MA:  We are happy to have you on the team at Makeover Artistry bringing your expertise to our clients:

Lisette:   I am flattered to be a part of Donna’s team. Her enthusiasm and passion for this business is immediately felt.

Lisette, part of the Makeover Artistry Team serves brides, bridal parties along with special occasions.  Ask for her fabulous portfolio.

Simply Chic Wedding Magazine

We recently had an opportunity to work with the talented team at Simply Chic Magazine and we were featured on the cover, wow!  It was an exciting accomplishment for Makeover Artistry as we provided both hair & makeup for the shoot.

See below for the photo used on the magazine cover photo.


Now, look to see how it transformed when used in the published article online:

The models in the shoot had a Hollywood Gatsby & glamour look.  We achieved by focusing on many details including: hair, make-up, wardrobe and proper accessory styling.

If you love any of these bridal looks featured in the magazine, let us know!  Makeover Artistry can duplicate or modify anything of interest for your wedding day.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!


Professional hair & makeup for the wedding party – why it matters!

Many brides ask: Does the entire wedding party really have to have their hair & makeup done?

Although it is very tempting to cut costs by not having professional hair and makeup for your bridal party, it can really make a big difference in the outcome of your photos and the all-together look of your attendants.

Below is a look of a cohesive looking wedding party with hair & makeup by Makeover Artistry


Photography: Sabrina Scolari Photography

When photos are taken, it becomes obvious which bridal party members have cut costs. I have experienced a few weddings where the bridesmaids’ look pale (even a little sickly) and are in sharp contrast to the rest of the group that have had makeup done professionally. Unfortunately, after the day is over, it can result in unhappiness and regret when viewing photos and video coverage. As pictures are shared and posted to Facebook, Instagram, etc. it becomes very noticeable which styles of hair and makeup lasted throughout the day and evening.

Professional makeup can absorb (or reflect) light and a knowledgeable makeup artist will know what to use on your face for a flawless, cohesive look in person, under the lights, and especially in front of the cameras. Unfortunately, drugstore makeup doesn’t show up as well on high definition cameras as airbrush or high definition makeup does.

Professional hair and makeup is one of the most affordable vendor services you will book for your wedding and can make the biggest difference in your day (and in your lifelong photos). If cost is a concern for your attendants, consider paying for makeup (or for a portion of it) as a bridesmaid’s gift. This will allow all the girls to have professional beauty services rather than a mix of professional and ‘do it yourself’ makeup.

If you are worried about timing and fitting everything in before the ceremony – do not worry! Our experienced team will put together a proper schedule that will have each member ready, on time, and glowing.



1 2