About the Makeup Artist – Beauty Inside and Out

Tammi Marks McDonald – Makeup Artist

As a New York makeup artist with over 25 years of experience in print, commercial, bridal, runway, and fashion as well as education, Tammi has the talent, knowledge and friendly demeanor to ensure her clients look and feel gorgeous—inside and out.

She first realized her love for color as a teenager, inspired by looks from fashion magazines, and later went on to start a career selling cosmetics and managing makeup and sales teams. Tammi’s makeup artist career launched after training with established celebrity artists Val Garland, Isamaya French, Robert Jones, and Donna Mee. Her work has been featured in international magazines and their online presences such as Vogue Italia, i-D Magazine, British Vogue, Marie-Claire Italy,  Brides Magazine and Lula Magazine.

As part of an international artist group, Tammi travels the world working with artists from various states and countries. She has also worked for the TV show Project Runway’s makeup team, various NY Fashion Week Shows, commercial clients such as Facebook, Epson and Precor Fitness, celebrities, has lead and produced fashion shows, creative directed photo shoots and continues to pave the way for her peers as an artist and educator.


Handing my clients the mirror to reveal their new look and seeing their expression full of confidence, femininity, and excitement at their own reflection is why I love my job so much.

Art is about expression and invoking emotion. I am so thrilled to energize my creativity by originating art on a live canvas! Art, beauty and sharing … what could be better? She states.

Your work was so clean, there wasn’t much to do. I was able to edit 29 photos in 3 hours! So, I am editing more. Ruben Marin, Photographer, Bronx, NY 

The paparazzi thought I was “someone”. It must have been the makeup. I loved it! Thank you.  Pamela Hirsch, CEO at Baby Quest Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Tammi is simply the consummate professional—I was so thrilled to work with her! She did my makeup on my wedding day as well as that of my maid of honor and wedding officiant. We all looked absolutely amazing! I was after a natural and effortless look and Tammi gave me just that (which is not as easy as it sounds). Before I booked Tammi, I had done several trials with other beauty artists … and none of them was nearly as good. What particularly makes Tammi stand out among the rest was her ability to listen to my specific wishes for how I wanted to look on my special day. I’ve already recommended her to three other brides-to-be. Tammi, you’re the best! — Annabelle Reboli-Johnson, Fashion Photographer and Bride, Brooklyn, NY

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