A few weeks ago I met up with Dawn Angeletti for two of our favorite things, Mexican food and margaritas! We had so much fun, but I have a feeling that’s always the case when you’re with Dawn. She has this amazing energy about her that is contagious and you can’t help but be in a good mood when you’re with her! We spent the evening chatting about life and how she got to where she is today. Dawn has had many adventures from the East coast to the West coast, and it was so interesting to hear her story!
After graduating college with a fashion design design degree, Dawn moved to NYC and in that time discovered her passion for beauty and makeup. She eventually moved out to California where she worked as a makeup artist for many years, before moving back home to Connecticut to raise her adorable kiddos. She now works doing makeup for ESPN while also owning her own business as a freelance MUA mainly focusing on Brides and their bridal parties.
Something I always ask vendors when I do these featured posts is what makes them and their business unique. For Dawn, that answer is easy. She has been in this industry for over 20 years! "I think what makes me unique in my industry is that I have two decades of experience as a makeup artist. I have seen many trends come and go, I have dealt with many interesting situations tactfully, and I am able to work quickly AND have fun, too!” said Dawn. All of these things are so important when it comes to hiring a makeup artist for your wedding day. The fact that Dawn has so much experience means she knows how to work with all different skin types and will leave you with makeup that will last through your reception!
Something else we discussed was why every bride should hire a makeup artist for their wedding day. As Dawn put it so perfectly, "I believe every Bride should hire a professional makeup artist. There has been a huge interest in makeup artistry over the past few years with YouTube and Instagram and so many people have become enthusiasts. The main difference between a makeup enthusiast and a pro is that a pro will have worked on a variety of skin tones, textures, and face shapes. They understand what will make your particular face look beautiful and use pro products designed to last from your first look to your last dance. A professional artist will also keep the pace of the day moving along smoothly and happily and get you and your bridesmaids to the church on time.”
Finally, while Dawn has definitely lived a colorful life filled with tons of experiences, one fun fact about her is that she was a child actor back in the 80’s! You can still see her in commercials on YouTube (Cabbage Patch Kids, hide and seek game, and a Smurf spin around game). Gotta love the 80’s!
After getting to spend some time with Dawn and learn a lot about her professional and personal life, I have to say my favorite thing about her is her positive energy! As Dawn put it, "Weddings can be stressful, but I always make sure each client leaves my chair with a smile on her face!” I can 100% guarantee that if you hire Dawn, you will be smiling from ear to ear the entire day, not only because you know you look amazing, but because she will have left a lasting impression on you and gave you a great experience to start to your perfect day!
To learn more about Dawn and the services she offers, or to inquire about booking this amazing MUA, you can find her at all the places below!