About Christina

Christina Matiash is a professional makeup artist and NYS licensed esthetician living in Rochester, NY.

Before pursuing her undeniable love of makeup artistry, Christina received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from SUNY Fredonia. In 2013, she followed her heart and decided to pursue a career as a professional makeup artist. She received her education in esthetics through Continental School of Beauty Culture and has been thriving in the beauty industry ever since. After graduating from Continental, she furthered her experience by working as a Beauty Studio Artist for Sephora, a major leading retailer  in the cosmetic industry.

She currently works as a freelance makeup artist while also partnering with some high-end salons in the Rochester area. Building her own business has been a dream come true and she absolutely loves working with her clients. She feels so lucky to help empower women and instill confidence in them by helping them flaunt their most beloved features.

Christina specializes in bridal makeup and loves working with her brides!  She has a knack for helping their inner and outer beauty shine through so that they feel their very BEST on their wedding day. She feels truly blessed that she is able to play a part in such a special day for her clients .

Services

BRIDAL MAKEUP 

It’s all about YOU. On-location, customized makeup for the traditional bride, the ultra-glamorous bride and everything in between. 

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WEDDING PARTY PACKAGES

Your entourage of Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride & Groom and Flower Girls can all be taken care of with customized makeup for whatever look they desire.

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SPECIAL EVENTS MAKEUP

Whether it’s time for a Girls Night Out or a
Black-Tie affair, look your best with a natural
or ultra-glam look.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

An exclusive, one-on-one session to teach
you all about products, techniques & more, 
ending with a full makeup application.

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Testimonials & Rave Reviews

Zianka

“I contacted Christina after 2 previous failed trials with other makeup artists.  What instilled confidence in me are the portfolios of her previous brides. She is extremely personable and viola in 45 minutes she transformed me! I was so relieved that I finally found someone that would make me feel pretty on my special day. My makeup lasted a full 12 hours (probably more but I had to take it off) without touch ups except lipstick. The lashes she uses are extremely comfortable to wear as well. Now I am looking for excuses to have my makeup done again!”

Nicole

“Christina did an amazing job on myself, my bridesmaids, and my mom and grandmother for our wedding. She arrived right on time and was right on schedule for finishing makeup. She was excellent at working with what the girls were comfortable wearing, whether it be a first time makeup wearer or someone looking for a daring red lip. She is also a pro at false eyelash applications! I was so afraid that they would fall off by the end of the day, but as soon as she stuck them on, I knew they weren’t going anywhere! She did a beautiful job and is truly talented at bringing out the best features of everyone’s face.”

Stephanie

“Christina did makeup for myself and my six bridesmaids for our wedding. To say that we were thrilled would be a complete understatement! Christina was such a wonderful presence to have as I was getting ready for the big day. She worked with each of my ladies to achieve a look that made them feel beautiful. She even went to extra lengths to help out one bridesmaid who could only use certain products. I felt more beautiful than ever and to top it all off, even after dancing like crazy all night, my makeup didn’t move AT ALL!! If you are looking for a makeup artist, look no further. Christina is amazing!”

Caitlyn

“I absolutely loved having Christina do my makeup on my wedding day. She truly made me feel beautiful! What I loved most is she asked me what my daily makeup routine looked like, what colors I feel best in, and what I did and didn’t like. She took that and gave me a look that was natural to ME, but enhanced it. She did an amazing job and I would 100% recommend her to family, friends, and even strangers.”

Jenna

“Christina did my makeup for my wedding and I could not be happier! From her professionalism with planning makeup trials and responding to all my questions to her sweet and calm personality the day of my wedding, she truly did a great job. I recommend her to every future bride!”

Katie

“Christina helped me bring out the best version of myself on my wedding day. From the start of our consultation, she took the time to listen to me and also give me her professional advice. I look back at my photos and am so very glad that I trusted Christina on the biggest and happiest day of my life!”

Danielle

“Christina is amazing. Not only is she one of the nicest people I’ve met, but she is incredibly talented. She listened to what kind of look I was going for and did an amazing job. She did my make up, 5 bridesmaids and my Mom’s make up and everyone looked beautiful. I highly recommend Christina!”

Samantha

“Christina did an amazing job on my makeup for my wedding. I received so many compliments from our guests. My makeup held up the whole night and even when I got emotional it looked great. I highly recommend Christina!”

A Few Frequently Asked Questions…

WHAT MAKEUP LINES DO YOU USE?

I use a variety of professional high grade makeup products to fit the needs of all my clients. Some favorites are Temptu, MAC, RCMA Makeup, Graftobian HD Makeup, Stila Cosmetics, Peter Thomas Roth, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tarte Cosmetics and NARS.

WHAT IS AIRBRUSH MAKEUP?

Airbrush makeup is makeup application technique that utilizes compressed air to spray on a fine mist of makeup.
The airbrush makeup line that I️ use is silicone based, which means it is extremely long lasting and is more water resistant than regular makeup. It’ll be able to withstand most of the hugging and kissing (and tears!) that will inevitably happen throughout your wedding day. Airbrush makeup feels exceptionally lightweight on the skin while creating a flawless, smooth and natural finish—perfect for the hundreds of pictures that you’ll be taking all day!

DO YOU OFFER HAIR SERVICES?

Unfortunately, no I do not offer hair services. However, I do have hair stylists that I often partner with and strongly recommend.
Preferred Hair Stylists:
• Julianna Tallo from Julianna Salon & Spa
• Kelly Kay Hair Designs
• J’aime Cheveux

WHAT IS A PREVIEW SESSION?

Preview sessions are a great opportunity for us to meet and go over the details of your wedding, to collaborate on creating your final look, and then to see it all come together before your eyes.
Previews are done out of my makeup studio in my home. I do a full makeup application and work with you until we achieve your desired look. I then take pictures and document the products used. This way there are no surprises the day of your wedding…you’ll know exactly what to expect!

WHY BOOK WITH CHRISTINA?

Choosing the right makeup artist can be one of the best investments a bride makes on her wedding day.
Booking with Christina Matiash Makeup means getting a professional makeup artist who truly cares about her clients and delivers them high quality results. She will be there to help calm, pamper and alleviate any stress you may have that morning, leaving you looking effortlessly fresh and radiant!
Your wedding day is a day that you will photographed more than any other day of your life. She will ensure that you are looking absolutely flawless from all angles. Christina truly understands that this is the most important day in your life, and will do everything possible to make sure you feel your very BEST.

HOW DO I SECURE MY DATE?

All bookings are on a first-come first-serve basis, so once I receive your retainer and signed/completed contract your date is locked down in my calendar.

CAN YOU TRAVEL TO ME ON MY WEDDING DATE?

Yes, I can absolutely travel to you on your special day! I come to you with a fully stocked professional makeup kit, chair and lighting.
For those who need me to travel to their location, travel fees are in addition to my regular service costs. Your travel fee also serves as your non-refundable retainer to book your date.