© 2017-2019 Makeup by Julie Richards LLC.

Professional makeup artist traveling to Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Email us today at makeupbyjulierichards@gmail.com


Hello there! I have a lifelong passion for makeup and started out casually doing makeup for my friends' weddings and special events all the way back in the early 2000s (gasp, that makes me sound old). My mom and friends always encouraged me to make it a profession and I finally decided to follow their advice a couple years ago and make this a real thing.

I would never call this a "job" because I enjoy it so much. Working with brides on their big day and being a part of making sure they feel their absolute best is such a delight for me. Getting to talk with all the beautiful women (and on the rare occasion, men) I meet and work with is definitely my favorite part.


It is my goal to make you look in the mirror and smile back at yourself with a huge grin because you are so pleased with who you see. I start every session with a conversation to understand your likes, dislikes, and vision for your makeup look. If you don't have a vision, I can work with you to create one. I love learning the latest trends, but pride myself in my ability to give clients a "natural, but glamorous" look. Unless of course, you want the drama... in those cases, I can bring you the drama! 


Outside of my makeup artist life, I am a mother to the sweetest little girl as well as a freelance marketing consultant. I love doing anything outdoors, going to the movies, and trying new restaurants or recipes. And it probably goes without saying that I spend a lot of my discretionary income and time shopping for new makeup and trying all the new products. My favorite makeup look to rock on a Saturday night (when I'm not at home being Mommy) is a smokey eye and nude lip.


I would love the opportunity to talk with you about your makeup needs and hope you will reach out. xo

Photo: Sam Hurd Photography.