About the Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist, Vanessa Valliant, brings over 12 years of makeup artistry to Chicago Brides. She shares her passion for red carpet beauty makeup, experience, and expertise in a unique custom blending technique with each of her clients on their wedding day.

A leader in her industry, Vanessa's work has also been published in Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, CS Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Chicago Style Weddings and Style Me Pretty. She is also known for her innovative airbrush technique. 

Specializing in Beauty Makeup, Vanessa expands her artistry skills by also splitting her time as a makeup artist in the Advertising, Commercial, Celebrity Press Tour and the print world - where she is in high demand for her beauty technique and her knowledge of lighting, photography, and film. 

“As a makeup artist, my Brides are my labor of love. It is an honor to be a part of the remarkable day of each of my clients, and have a hand in their final beauty look”

Vanessa has a love for people, all things Bridal Beauty, mixing and creating colors with products she researches, and tests for her makeup kit. The ambiance during her application of makeup is very calming and professional so clients can sit back and relax in her chair. 

Vanessa began her journey with Chicago Brides in 2004 and over the years has created a water resistant technique - mixing and blending products she carefully reviews, researches, and selects to use on her clients. Her professionalism stems from several years in management with M.A.C cosmetics, a Business Degree in Organizational Leadership and Vanessa is also signed with world renowned agency, Wilhelmina Artists. She encompasses her love for beauty makeup and time management with her keen business sense, for the most relaxing, stress-free experience - from creating your Bridal Beauty Makeup Look, to the scheduling process of your day.