Fine Makeup Art & Associates
are included on the preferred vendor lists of some of Chicago’s top wedding planners, photographers, and many of the iconic hotels along Michigan Avenue. Years of experience, proven results, combined with cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art products, give my clients the confidence that they will look and feel their absolute best on one of the most important days of their lives.
I have serviced hundreds of satisfied brides in my career, CEOs of some of America’s largest corporations, national ad campaigns, magazines, network and cable television, fashion models and U.S. Presidents. I am proud to offer you nearly two decades of experience working with brides that are looking for a stellar beauty experience provided by a true, seasoned industry professional. Your flawless wedding makeup will last the entire event. The only thing you will have to touch up is your lipstick. Your makeup will look natural and beautiful in-person, as well as in your wedding photos and HD video. Your makeup will stay uber fresh in both outdoor sunlight as well as indoor venue lighting.
Fine Makeup Art & Associates offers the luxury of a professional makeup artist at your location, so you can trust the details of your wedding day beauty to a professional. I come equipped with my entire makeup kit which provides access to the best long-wear, waterproof and high-definition makeup available today, products for every skin type and color, and portable studio lighting so I can set up in any space. Faux lashes, if desired, are always available to each client as part of the makeup application.
For larger wedding parties (usually 6 or more) I have a group of associate makeup artists and hair stylists that I work with who have a similar skill set to mine. They are not assistants, but working professional makeup artists experienced in all aspects of media makeup. I would feel conﬁdent having any one of them do my own makeup for an event or photos.
We all have a similar clean and classic aesthetic and create beautiful and tasteful makeup looks suited to this type of formal event. Whether your style is romantic, formal, retro or whimsical, we can translate your vision flawlessly. You have invested in the wedding gown of your dreams, Jimmy Choo’s or Manolo Blahnik’s, and a great photographer to document your wedding day.
Hiring a professional makeup artist with expertise in all aspects of media and event makeup puts the important ﬁnishing touches on the face of your wedding.
Makeup Artist / Owner
Fine Makeup Art & Associates
C.M. - Batavia, IL
Stunning makeup application!!! Traci applied her art to 8 of us at my daughters wedding and I cannot emphasize enough the delight of every single participant. Traci has a unique ability to make everyone look their best without looking overly made up. I’m so pleased to say that our makeup looked perfect after 8 hours of dancing, prancing and merriment. I, myself told her to do what she wanted, what she thought would look best. After determining my dress color, she went to work and 40 minutes later I had been transformed to looking the best I’d ever looked in my life. Do yourself a favor…hire this artist for your special day. You will not be disappointed. Your photos will look supurb and you will feel great. Several of the women at the wedding were so sorry that they hadn’t chosen to partake so be sure to open the services up to family members, guests, etc. they’ll thank you sincerely.
Thank you Traci for your professionalism, patience, artistry and genuine desire to make everyone look their best!!!!
Jilienne A. - Chicago, IL
Traci was superb and she did absolutely amazing work!
She was extremely professional, quick to respond to my emails, and very considerate of my questions and needs. I initially contacted her in August for my October wedding date and luckily she was available. Things changed over the course of those two months – bridesmaids added, some dropped out, and as the wedding day neared and the minute-by-minute timeline began to pan out, she was very adaptive to my changing requests. She had an assistant come in order to schedule me and all the girls to be done in the short time we had, and her assistant did a great job as well. On the day of, they were both on time (therefore early), worked quick and efficiently and stayed true to their timeline, and they were ever-so patient with me and my dragging entourage.
But most importantly, she did amazing work. The trial was quick and easy and she noted any feedback for the big day. I broke out the week before the wedding day (of course) and she still made my skin look flawless. I did not re-apply a single thing the entire DAY! There’s no doubt I’ll be recommending her. I already have to my friends! Thank you, Traci!
Brandi D. - Chicago, IL
STOP!! DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER!! If you are looking for THE BEST make up artist EVER–TRACI IS IT !!! She did my make up for my wedding and it was GORGEOUS ALL DAY LONG!!! It was a VERY HOT & humid day (& I had an outdoor ceremony with Hours of outdoor photos)–AND MY MAKE UP LASTED ALL DAY LONG!!! I HAVE NEVER FELT SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL & THANKS TO TRACI I WAS SO CONFIDENT & AND FLAWLESS ALL DAY LONG!!!!!
TRACI IS THE BEST!!
Crystal S. - Chicago, IL
I am so glad that I chose Traci to do the makeup for me, my mother, and my 4 bridesmaids for my wedding in Chicago on 9/13. She was extremely professional, easy-going, and most importantly, she listened to all of my ideas for what I wanted to look like on the day of my wedding. Some brides may know 100% what they want and that never varies; I, on the other hand, had a general idea but kept getting confused (especially the more that I researched images on google and pinterest!). That is where her professional experience and good taste is invaluable, and she can guide you through the process of choosing a look that is right for you. I felt so polished and confident, and the makeup lasted all day and night long, just as she had promised. On a side note, I am Asian, as was most of my bridal party. But Traci had no problem doing our makeup so that it looked natural and accentuated all of our great features. I also did a ton of research on makeup artists, and her services are relatively very affordable.
Brittany K. - Deerfield, IL
Traci Fine is an unbelievably talented, creative individual. I don’t wear a lot of makeup on most days, and I was worried about looking too heavy and unnatural, which is the complete opposite of what Traci is all about. Traci made me look flawless, beautiful, gorgeous and stunning. Her light-handed approach was exactly what I wanted. My eyes were done in a smokey hue that made the hazel-green color pop; my lips were a shimmery, candlelight color and my blush was subtle enough to give me pigment, but not so much that I had screaming cheeks. I loved that I had foundation on, but it didn’t look that way. My skin was a smooth, creamy color that literally looked like something out of a magazine. The makeup stayed on all night: through tears, sweat and everything else. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Traci. I would use her again for any formal event. Book her early! She is so worth it!
Samantha T. - Chicago, IL
I never wear any makeup. In fact, the thought of getting my makeup done has always scared me. After I had a trial with Traci for my wedding, I knew I was in excellent hands. She made me look so natural and my face felt so smooth, not thick or cakey at all! When she did my makeup for the wedding, it was absolutely perfect. I looked like me, just a little enhanced. From 1:00PM-12AM, the only thing that needed a little retouching was lipstick. It was amazing!! Traci also did all my bridesmaids (8 of them) and my mom. Everyone loved their makeup and I did not see anyone touching up throughout the night.
Traci is also very professional and accommodating. She came to my house for the trial, a day and time that worked for me. I emailed her with some questions and she responded right away.
I would highly highly recommend Traci for any makeup needs!!! She is truly as good as it gets.
Ashley K. - Chicago, IL
Eliza J. - Boston, MA
Traci did a wonderful job with my wedding makeup this December. I did a trial with her in October and she did such a great job–the makeup looked flawless, yet very natural. She is able to match makeup to your skintone with just a glance! On the day of, the makeup turned out beautifully, despite having breakouts!! My mom and maid of honor both loved their makeup as well. Everyone got SO many compliments. She is also a pleasure to work with and a great person to have around the morning of. I loved her style and was so glad she was able to make me look picture perfect! Highly recommended.
Veronica K. - Oak Park, IL
Are you looking for a true professional, who will make you look like the best version of yourself? Then you HAVE to book Traci! About 5 months before my wedding my hair/makeup person backed out, leaving me desperate to find a replacement. After a frantic call to my amazing photographer (Rick Aguilar), he put me in touch with Traci. She was so wonderful! She told me everything was going to be fine, and answered all my questions patiently. Her website was so helpful. She has a breakdown of payment and deposit, a contract (my first person did not), and the option to pay her online! For my trial she did my makeup with a sprained wrist, and it was an amazing job! (She’s a pro!) I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror! There were no layers of makeup on my face or the feeling that my skin couldn’t breathe. I felt natural AND beautiful. I looked like the very best version of myself, which is really what you want. The day of the wedding she came prepared with everything she needed, set up in 10 minutes, and then started doing my mother, mine, and my bridesmaid’s makeup. My mother is like me and hardly wears any makeup, and she made her look fabulous! My Mom was worried because she has very sensitive skin and never wears makeup; but when my Dad saw her, he got this look in his eye and said “Babe you look HOT!” Yep, he did. She looked great, and she did not have a reaction to the makeup either. Each one of my friends has VERY different skin tones (from dark olive to porcelain), and each one of them looked amazing! I cannot say it enough that I loved her work, and if I could have her do my makeup for all occasions I would! My makeup lasted from 8 am until 4 am, and that included me dancing all night long. And my eyelashes lasted for 4 full days, I had to peel them off myself! Her work is flawless! She does the makeup in natural light, and it went from outside to inside, day to night, and looked so natural! She told me what products I would need for day of touchups as well. Her work made me interested in my own makeup. I still use the products she recommended, and I am going back to her for sure! I cannot recommend her enough. She was professional and so very helpful!
Oak Park, IL