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Sara Tamargo Makeup Artistry

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(Rated 4.6 stars with 21 reviews)
Rated #4 of 11 Hair, Makeup & Favors Reviews on BDW
Providing makeup services to brides in Mexico, specializing in Riviera Maya. Servicing also Guadalajara and Puerta Vallarta.

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By Livinthedream, · 0 Comments

Homophobic company! We have been going back and forth to book our wedding makeup and hair and finally got everything arranged when I told them it was an LGBT wedding and that it would just be bridesmaids and mothers getting their hair done. They stopped answering. Got ahold of them on Instagram only to be told they have no room in April 2024. They didn't even know the time of the event or anything. Wasn't until I told them it was an LGBT wedding that were they busy.
Pros: Friendly, quick to respond
Cons: Poor time management skills, inconsistent makeup application, read the whole review
This is an incredibly difficult review to write as I genuinely liked Sara but her services are another story. My wedding was 9/9/16. I contacted Sara of ST Makeup Artistry along with numerous other makeup/hair vendors in March. Sara was quick to respond and easy to work with. She was willing to negotiate a fair price for myself as well as 7 bridesmaids and a mother in law. I chose Sara not only for the pricing (as there was a competing vendor who I was also considering) but I chose Sara because
Pros: Professional, amazing, extremely NICE
Cons: NONE!!!!
After reading reviews online, and visiting her Instagram and Facebook, I had no question that I wanted Sara Tamargo and Team at ST Makeup Artistry as my glam squad for the day of the wedding. I’m personally very good at doing my own make up, and was initially unsure if I wanted to book someone for that day. After several of my bridal party members showed concerned regarding doing their own makeup and hair, I decided securing a professional would be much easier and less stressful the day of the w
Pros: On time, great listener, creative, understands your vision, friendly, lots of energy
Cons: none
For my Persian-American destination wedding in Cancun, it was important that my make up and hair looked perfect because lets face it everyone’s attentions is on the bride.    When having a destination wedding and a family from all over the world, it was important to have my make up as perfect as possible. You hear so many horror stories on things going wrong on makeup such as the bride has to much makeup to the point they are not recognizable or there is not enough makeup on. I wanted a natur

By jsalazarmtz, · 0 Comments

Pros: Flexibility, price and wow such energy!
Cons: None!
I contacted Sara through her Facebook page and she responded immediately to my questions and provided me with a great quote.  I could sense a great energy in our email exchanges and I loved the fact that she was super flexible with accommodating not coming to the resort (and for me to pay the entry fees) but instead picking me up and taking me to her office (twice!) to get my hair and make up done.   She and her team got me all dolled up for my wedding day (March 5, 2016) as well as my trash t
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By susie q, · 0 Comments

Pros: Everything!
Cons: She can't do my makeup all the time :)
I rarely write reviews, but I felt like I should write one for Sara. She was very sweet and friendly and made me feel at ease. I chose her based off reviews from here, and my initial communication with her. She was timely with her communication which was/is important to me.   Makeup: Sara did my makeup and brought someone-I don't remember her name :( to do hair. She asked what I wanted, and since I don't wear a lot of makeup she showed me a few eye colors and went from there. I was super pleas

By marinah84, · 1 Comment

Pros: great communication, works fast, professional, personable
Sara: After a lot of research and looking at several different vendors, I ended up choosing Sara Tamargo (https://www.facebook.com/SaraTamargoMakeup) to do my hair & makeup for the wedding.  I loved her style and her before/afters were great!   Sara was very prompt to respond to my emails, and gave me a great vibe even over the internet with a warm, bubbly personality.  She was very professional but made it very personable.  I shared my hair/makeup inspiration pictures with her, and she
Cons: None
I had my wedding a little over a month ago in Puerto Morelos and cannot say enough good things about Sara.  She is very professional and quick and responding to e-mails.  She made me feel at ease throughout the whole process.   I typically don't wear a lot of make up so the idea of having someone do this was very frightening.   I did a trial with Sara for hair and makeup and she gave me many options, perfecting the look I wanted.  On my wedding day both hair and makeup looked and felt AMAZING!

By stellar003, · 0 Comments

Pros: She listened to what I wanted and executed it BEAUTIFULLY!!!She is so sweet & professional and her prices are great!
Cons: NONE!
With so many make-up artists to pick from, it is hard to know who to choose and I can without doubt recommend Sara. She was very responsive to emails from the beginning and answered all of my MANY questions. She allowed us to come to her apartment instead of paying the outside vendor fee and she fed us snacks and drinks and she is the sweetest person ever. I brought her a photo of how I wanted my make-up to look (it was more dramatic than natural) and she did an incredible job (even using colors

By bp19303, · 0 Comments

Pros: Amazing makeup
I recently got back from my wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I was super nervous about using a makeup artist/hair stylist who I did not know personally but am so happy I used Sara and her team! She was so sweet from the first day that I emailed her and emailed back super quickly. I showed her a few pictures of what I liked and she did all of my bridesmaids first and then me! All of my girls looked great and their makeup showed up wonderfully in pictures! I told her I wanted a dramatic look (not

By adriennej, · 2 Comments

Pros: Professional, happy, early, fun
I read several reviews from brides about Sara's work and when I decided to email her about doing hair (her partner Abilene) and makeup for my April 2013 wedding she responded right away. She was very polite in all her emails and answered all of my questions. Her portfolio is amazing but to actually see her work in person is even better. Sara and her team arrived 20 minutes early which was a welcome surprise on a hectic day and they got to work right away! They were very polite and professional a

By katemee, · 0 Comments

Sara did my make up for my wedding in February 2013. Of course as every bride would be I was apprehensive about using a vendor I had not met before. I had no reason to worry at all. Sara was on time and made me feel at ease straight away. She has a great eye for what will work on you but works with you to achieve the look you would like. I have never felt more beautiful than I did that day and it was down to Sara and the amazing hairdresser that she brought with her. I had photos of my hair tria

By RachelVA, · 0 Comments

Pros: Confident, Calm, great personality, expert makeup application
Cons: NONE
Sara was fantastic, she helped to make me feel like a star on my wedding day.  She did exactly what I wanted with very little explanation.  I will remember her calm confidence everytime I pull out the wedding pictures! She came very prepared with high quality makeup and expert ability!
The team of Sara and Abby is amazing. I was initially concerned because I'm Asian and a lot of makeup artists don't necessarily know how to work with Asian features. I scheduled a trial run with Sara and she was very receptive to my ideas and suggestions, while at the same time still exercising her professional judgment and creativity as an artist. I loved the result in the end and so did everyone else. The pictures turned out amazing. Abby was equally amazing with the hair. I had a messy updo d

By Trace2013, · 0 Comments

Pros: Professional, Fun, Creative
Cons: n/a
I hired Sara for hair and make up services for myself and my four bridesmaids on my wedding day, January 9, 2013. I made the decision to go with Sara because of the photos I saw on BDW and corresponding with her via email. I loved how all the brides she made up looked so natural and happy! Sara brought along Abby, her trusted partner who does a wonderful job as hair stylist. They arrived right on time to our suite, set up and were ready to go!   Although English is neither Sara nor Abby's

By mrschesser9112, · 3 Comments

I was just married on September 1st and I was so very pleased with my decision to work with Sara.  She is very prompt on email and she was right on time.  I used her as well as my 7 bridesmaids. She is so sweet and very, very good at creating beautiful faces.  My cousin was so impressed and she never likes her makeup done, that she decided last minute to let Sara do it and was very satisfied.  I would highly recommend her to any brides that are looking for an outstanding makeup artist.  I am sha

By krsmith, · 1 Comment

I got married on Valentines Day in Cancun, Mexico at Moon Palace. I was a little worried about what I would do for not only mine, but also my 3 sisters and mom's makeup. I am definitely capable of doing my own makeup, but did not really want to hassle...my little sisters tend to have a heavy hand when it comes to their makeup, so I wanted to make sure everyone looked their best without me having to do everyone's makeup. I didn't really want to use the resort's people as it sounded like they didn

By mcclosk2, · 2 Comments

Pros: Excellent vision and artistry with the brush
Cons: None
We used Sara to do the makeup for 7 of the women in our wedding.    Sara arrived on time with her assistant who did everyone’s hair, she found a well lit spot in the room and quickly set up shop to get to work.  Her palette of colors covered all options, she had a huge array of high quality MAC cosmetics, quality brushes and tools on hand.  There was nothing that the women needed to provide, she had all the accessories available for all of them.  To say she came with a complete toolset wou

By pitt2011, · 3 Comments

Pros: Very nice and did great work.
Cons: NONE :)
Sara is a great makeup artist. She made everyone in my wedding look absolutely wonderful and we all got comments on how beautiful we all looked!! She made me feel like an absolute princess on my wedding day :) She brought a friend that did hairstyles so we all had a full day of beauty :) I can't say enough nice things about Sara! You should definitely hire her for your wedding.

By leeta, · 2 Comments

I recently got back from my wedding in the Mayan Riviera where Sara did makeup for myself, the bridal party and MOB. She was fantastic.  Her hair stylist, Abilene, was great as well, both such sweethearts!!  I`d recommend coming with pictures of the exact hairstyle you would like as Abilene was good at following the photos.   I would not hesitate to recommend Sara for makeup.  It was a long day of prep but was well worth it as both Sara and Abilene took the time to perfect their work and m
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By Matt Adcock, · 1 Comment

Pros: Beautiful work, awesome personality and amazing beauty!
Cons: NADA
I wanted to say that Sara has been a very solid choice for our clients who in the past, all asked for a professional and got amazing service.    She is prompt and to this point, has pleased every one of our clients!   Sara's website is http://www.saratamargo.com/ Here are a few shots of her in action:       Recently, one of our clients made mention of Sara in one of the reviews.  Jennifer Onik's wedding slideshow from paradisus Riviera:   Jennifer Onik "I just want to
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