Dylan Michael Cosmetics is named for my children, Dylan Matthew and Brandon Michael. One year ago Dylan lost his battle with FD (familial dysautonomia), a devastating genetic disease. He was 19 years old. In my continuing effort to raise awareness about the prevention of this and other rare genetic diseases, Dylan Michael Cosmetics donates a portion of all net proceeds to the Dylan Singer Education Fund at the Victor Center at Einstein Healthcare and to PIXIE DUST WISHES – A nonprofit dedicated to sending individuals with disabilities and their families to the magical world of Disney.
I believe that the way a woman wears her makeup should be a direct reflection of her personality…a collaborative relationship between artist and bride- one that matches my ability to transform and create to a bride’s unique & individual style. I also love that for a brief moment, I am able to become part of a bride’s family and share in one of the most joyous time in their lives.
I am blessed to continue to be surrounded by an amazing team of artists. Each one brings their unique style and love of their “work” to the table. As a team we have been presented for NINE consecutive years with Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Award, The Knot Best of Weddings. Five years ago we were introduced into The Knot Hall of Fame.
Truth: “love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life”
I was “bitten” by the “makeup bug” as a little girl hitting the stage for dance recitals. Initially, I learned the “basics” from a local modeling agency. As theater major in college, I was easily the makeup artist for all of our shows.
I have been blessed with working with many great mentors over these last 17 years. I love collaborating with “my brides” so that they feel the most special and beautiful on such a life-changing day. After all, what’s not to love about sparkles, lipstick and “girl talk”?
My motto: may your foundation match your neck, concealer be creaseless and winged eyeliner sharp enough to kill
I have been doing makeup for over 15 years.
Since childhood I had an undeniable passion for the art of makeup. I trained with Global Artists and became one of the premier face designers for the first Giorgio Armani makeup counters in the region. I worked with various cosmetics brands including the opportunity to work directly with Laura Mercier. I have also worked with celebrities such as Patti Labelle and Jill Scott.
However, my true passion is bridal makeup. I love working with a bride and her bridal party on one of life’s most special days! I am forever grateful to be able to be a part of making a woman with an already unique beauty feel their most beautiful and absolute best.
“People will forget what you said, what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”- Maya Angelou
I have loved “playing” with makeup since the age of five. However, I truly fell in love with makeup as an art after reading “The Art Of Beauty” by Kevin Aucoin so I started taking classes in Los Angeles and New York and the rest, as they say, “is history”.
I have been doing makeup professionally for 18 years.The best part of my job is the creativity, the constant evolution of makeup, and the happiness on a client’s face when they look in the mirror.
I meet and collaborate with amazing women. It is awesome to be able to work with a bride and help make her feel like the most beautiful version of herself on the wedding day. I am so lucky to work in an industry that never feels like “work”.
“Everything in life happens for a reason. Live it, love it, and learn from it.”