About the Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist, Vanessa Valliant, brings 15 years of makeup artistry to Brides and is an  accomplished makeup artist in the fashion industry.  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 the Wedding Industry, Vanessa's Bridal Makeup 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. 

Vanessa has worked with Erin Andrews, The Kardashian Sisters, Oprah, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson and Lorde as well as had her work grace the pages of Nylon Magazine and Vogue Italia. She frequents Windy City live in Chicago to accompany local and celebrity clientele as their personal makeup artist. Vanessa has been represented by Ford Models and Whilhelminia Models as a lead artist in their artistry division. Vanessa's work has also appeared in Lookbooks, campaigns for Ulta Beauty, Kohl's, Macy's, Nike and was also a lead artist for MAC Cosmetics for 6 years where her career began many years ago.

“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 and a Business Degree in Organizational Leadership  She encompasses her love for beauty makeup 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.