I am a highly skilled makeup artist and licensed esthetician based in Southeastern Massachusetts, right on the Rhode Island line. With over thirteen years of experience in the beauty industry, I have honed my expertise in catering to diverse skin textures and tones. My specialty lies in creating a timeless and sophisticated look that enhances the natural beauty of my clients. I utilize both traditional and airbrush makeup techniques to achieve flawlessly radiant finishes.
Throughout my career, I have undergone rigorous training under renowned makeup artists in prominent locations such as New York, Chicago, and Massachusetts. I actively participate in immersive workshops and hands-on training sessions to stay updated on the latest trends and techniques.
My skills are versatile and encompass various areas of makeup artistry, including bridal, commercial, and runway applications. Some of my work has been recognized in publications such as Weddings Boston, New Hampshire Magazine, and Boston Magazine. I am also privileged to have contributed to three seasons of New York Fashion Week... an opportunity I truly value.
Growing up as the only girl among my four brothers, I was naturally drawn to "girly things" like dresses and makeup. My fascination with the exquisite packaging and elegant gold accents of my mother's makeup products sparked my love for cosmetics at a young age. Around 13, my mother took me to have my makeup professionally done at the Estee Lauder counter, teaching me the appropriate techniques for my age. I was in awe of the makeup artist and their job. It seemed so glamorous and untouchable...certainly for a girl from the small town in the smallest state.
At 19 years old, I entered the world of retail management. It wasn't until I secured a position as an assistant manager at Origins in 2000 that I truly delved into skincare and makeup. Performing mini-facials and makeup applications for clients brought me immense joy. Witnessing the transformative power of makeup on individuals' confidence and self-esteem inspired me. After several years in retail management, burnout pushed me to take a step back.
In 2006, feeling lost without a career, I enrolled in Esthetics school at Elizabeth Grady in Medford. The comprehensive program equipped me with knowledge and skills in facials, waxing, and makeup application. Despite working at a spa after receiving my license, the lack of health insurance led me to make the difficult decision to move on. Returning to retail management provided financial stability but left me unfulfilled.
In 2015, while I was at home full-time with my almost two-year-old, my former Origins manager offered me a part-time opportunity as a freelance makeup artist for Bare Minerals. Eager to rediscover the joy I once found in makeup artistry, I accepted the position. This led to freelancing for other brands, and specializing in brow waxing and tinting as an Arch Expert. In 2017, I made a deliberate shift to establish my own freelance business, Danielle Perry Beauty. Navigating the changes in the makeup industry, driven by social media, proved challenging but motivated me to continuously refine my skills.
To stay up-to-date and improve, I actively seek intensive workshops and educational opportunities. My artistry extends to various domains, including bridal, runway, commercial, and print work. I have had the honor of showcasing my work at New York Fashion Week and Style Week North East. Additionally, my artistry has been featured in esteemed publications such as Boston Magazine, RI Monthly, New Hampshire Magazine, Modern Luxury Weddings Boston, and WJAR 10.
"A big shout out to this amazing makeup artist; Danielle Perry for doing my makeup for 2 episodes in a row and for being punctual, professional and simply amazing."
- Chirin Ashkar, The New You Show -