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Makeover Artistry Wins 2 Prestigious Bridal Awards, 4th Consecutive Year

We are honored and so thrilled to announce, for the 4th consecutive year, Makeover Artistry has been selected as a best of The Knot 2016 Wedding Network vendor and also a 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recipient.  Recipients of these awards represent the top five percent of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
We are so very proud of our talented team and we want to thank our lovely brides and special occasion customers who took the time to compliment our work.
With sincere gratitude and excitement for 2016,
– Donna
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Keywords:  Best Of The Knot 2016, Wedding Wire, bridal hair and makeup, wedding hair and makeup

Lights, Camera, Action and Makeup?!

Lights, Camera, Action and Makeup?

Recently the owner of Makeover Artistry, Donna was honored to be a featured guest on the television show, The New You.  She was interviewed as a foremost expert in beauty along with fellow guest and designer Maria Del Carmen Mercado.

The New You, hosted by Chirin Karra Ashkar, is a local New England fashion and beauty show that is airing soon!  The show airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. Channel 13 (for Cox subscribers) and Channel 32 (for Verizon subscribers).

Donna certainly is a qualified guest to discuss beauty!  She has worked with many well-known photographers and fashion designers in New England and recently has been asked to attend Bridal Fashion Week to work with NYC designers.

Donna specializes in weddings, editorial photo shoots, film, TV, runway and portfolios. Donna creates artistic makeup looks for fashion designers to complement their jewelry and clothing lines for print and runway. Donna is also an image consultant and provides makeovers for women (especially those over the age 40) to recreate themselves. This image branding includes training on how to change their entire look from head to toe including clothing styles.

TBW Models on set!  Makeup by: Donna Sousa  Designer:  Maria Del Carmen Mercado

When The New You airs we will share footage with you so you can check out the show (and amazing makeup).

Congratulations to Donna and we are looking forward to your success in NYC for Bridal Fashion Week.

How my clients and Facebook friends helped me decide on a perfect professional photo!

Daily I work with photos of gorgeous brides, bridesmaids, models and more.  I review each shot as way to help me determine a perfect look for their wedding day, pageant, photo shoot or walk down the runway!  These photos also build my portfolio of work and I spend many hours with my team, reviewing final candidates of which I am very proud of.  You can view my portfolio on my website at

Recently I had to select a photo of myself to update my professional photo on my website, LinkedIn and other locations.  My team was having trouble narrowing so we decided to set up a poll to help us decide.  We reached out to my clients, friends and family connected to Makeover Artistry on social media.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive (thanks) and also very helpful.

PicMonkey Collage

After the poll completed, we have calculated the results and have decided on OPTION C.

Thanks to all my kind social media friends, clients and loved ones who helped me decide and my gratitude goes out to the fine photography at Options Photography:

Please see my updated photo and read about our wonderful team, too!



Cohesive, Classy & Elegant Bridal Hair and Makeup

Cohesive, Classy & Elegant Bridal Hair and Makeup!

Sometimes our customers can express our thoughts exactly.  At Makeover Artistry we believe in having a cohesive look the day of your wedding.  The elegance and consistency makes a long – lasting impression and provides beautiful wedding photos.


Five Star Review from Wedding Wire

5.0 out of 5.0

Bridesmaid:  Sara

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!

Thank you for the wonderful review and we can’t wait for the gorgeous photos!

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

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.