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Reviews

Erin D.

Married 7/28/18 in Bennington, VT


Shelby was amazing for my wedding! From the trial, I knew I was in good hands. We worked to perfect the look and all my bridesmaids and mom looked amazing and most importantly, like themselves. Shelby left us a goodie bag for touch ups and made sure everyone was satisfied before she left, she even helped with some jams to get us in the wedding mood.


Sarah D.

Married 3/2/19 Lake Bomoseen, VT


Shelby was absolutely amazing to work with. She was always very responsive, I never waited more than a day to hear back from her. She did my makeup for my engagement photos as well as for my wedding day and they both turned out absolutely amazing. On my wedding day, she did makeup for 3 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and myself and she was done with plenty of time for me to finish getting my dress on and finish getting ready, and we all looked so beautiful! My maid of honor also hired her for a makeup class for my bachelorette party and Shelby was so awesome that day as well. She had to deal with us drunken girls and she was so professional and patient with us. She taught us some really great makeup tips and the class was super fun. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional makeup artist not just for their big day but for any special occasion.

Gina C.

Married 9/1/18 in Bridport, VT


Shelby did my makeup for me and my matron of honor at my wedding this past Saturday (Sept. 1, 2018). SHE DID SUCH AN AMAZING job!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ended up having 2 consultations with her since I was undecided about what type of makeup I wanted. Each time she did wonderful work, but on my wedding day,​ she went above and beyond anything she had done up to that point! I LOVED IT! And my matron of honor looked amazing as well. Neither of us wears a ton of makeup day to day and she succeeded in making us both look like the absolute BEST versions of ourselves! And we compared notes and at the end of the night (for me around midnight) we both felt like we looked just as great as we did when she first applied our makeup (around 9am)!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH SHELBY!!!!

Marissa B.

Married 10/12/19 The Gray Barn Rupert, VT


Shelby was and is absolutely amazing. She made a point to come a bit early given the last minute schedule changes to our big day. She is friendly, professional, talented, and informative. As a bride, looking in the mirror after she worked her magic almost brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend her services to future brides or anyone in need of makeup services

Naa V.

Married 8/11/19 Colchester, VT


Shelby is just flat out INCREDIBLE!!. From our first phone call to the first meeting, to the consultation through to our final event, I felt lucky to have had a very responsive make-up artist. For any brown skin girls, don't second guess booking Shelby because she did my makeup for my Ghanaian traditional engagement ceremony as well as my wedding day and my goodness she made me look fire!. I had 6 bridesmaids, MOB and myself and she arrived at least 15 minutes early before her scheduled arrival time to get started. She did everyone's makeup with a lot of time to spare. She was a lot of fun to work with. All of the bridesmaids and my mother couldn't stop talking about how amazing she was as a MUA and as a person! I seriously couldn't have asked for a better MUA! Thank you so much for everything Shelby!! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional makeup artist not just for their big day but for any special occasion.

Emily V.

Prom/ Senior Pictures 2018


McFarren Makeup is always my choice! Not only does it take the stress off doing you own makeup for whatever event you need she also makes it fun, and personal, and the makeup is always FLAWLESS. She’s done my makeup for two proms, and my senior pictures and I’ll continue to go to her for events! Her in home studio is so beautiful and her prices are so reasonable and again she's such a nice person! I would 100 percent recommend!

Heidi A.

Married 8/21/18 in Hebron, NH


Amazing job. My makeup on my wedding day was flawless. Very responsive. Will definitely hire again.

Emily R.

Engagement Photos 10/4/17 in Ft. Ann, NY 


Shelby did my makeup for my engagement photos. She was on time and so professional. The quality of her work is unbelievable. I could not believe how beautiful I looked when she was done! She is so talented! I asked many questions about different makeup techniques and she was so patient and kind as well.

Megan N.

Married 10/18/19 Old Lantern Inn Charlotte, VT


Shelby was amazing! She worked fast (there were 9 of us total) and everyone's makeup came out stunning. All the girls got compliments all night. She listened to each of us and everyone came out happy with the results.

I personally thought she was the best makeup artist I have ever worked with. In the past I always end up redoing some part of the makeup after it's been done but with Shelby, I didn't touch a thing! She nailed it, I looked like an elevated version of myself which was perfect for my wedding day.

If you are looking for a personable, fast, talented makeup artist, look no further! Shelby is your girl!

Stephanie J.

Married 8/31/19 Jay Peak Resort Jay Peak, VT


I cannot recommend McFarren Makeup Artistry enough! Shelby made me feel stunning on my wedding day and went above and beyond to make my trail happen; Shelby traveled to my remote Vermont cabin and made note of all my trial-tweaks to perfect my wedding day make up look. On my wedding day, Shelby and her assistant arrived early, set up, and had everything ready to go for our 8 AM start. She managed to get our 11-person bridal party done an hour before pictures! Shelby and her assistant made me, my girls, and our mothers feel beautiful- everyone’s make up was perfect for their style, skin tone, and texture. I am thrilled with my beautiful my make up photographed, and that it stayed on SO WELL throughout the day. I truly did not even need a touch up after our ceremony, pictures, and reception. I am so pleased with my wedding day look and am thrilled to have connected with McFarren. Reasonably priced, high quality, and delightful to work with.

Brianna E.

Prom Makeup 5/20/17 in West Rutland, VT


McFarren Makeup Artistry did such an amazing job at making me look beautiful for prom!!! I am so glad I chose her!!

Shiloh P.

Photoshoot/Date Makeup Summer 2017


Shelby is absolutely fantastic at what she does, I’ve seen her multiple times and I have never left disappointed or anything less than ecstatic about how good she made me look!! She’s great at working with clients and finding out the exact look you’re going for, then executing it professionally and perfectly. She’s awesome to work with and I’m already booking her specifically for two years in advance. I would never go anywhere else!

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