About Me

A Dallas native, Lauren attended Ursuline Academy, where art class was always the highlight of her day. After earning a degree in fine arts at the University of Kansas, Lauren went on to take several retail makeup jobs. She has been trained under Jane Iredale, MAC Pro, Stila, YSL, and as a regional artist for Trish McEvoy. While Lauren excelled as a salesperson, artistry is her true passion, talent, and focus. In 2008, she decided to break out on her own as a freelance artist, doing mostly weddings and editorial work.

Beauty is unique to every person; there is no greater pleasure to me than accentuating someone's natural beauty and making them look and feel fabulous. Every face is unique and different. Make-up's role is to accentuate the positive; and that is my passion.

What Other's Are Saying

  • "I've washed my face after almost every make up job I've ever had, until Lauren. She did such a beautiful job for my engagement party that I hired her for my entire wedding week. I am very particular about a natural neutral look - the opposite of "overdone". With so many pictures being taken, and memories being made permanent, a bride's face is incredibly important. Lauren took my vision and every request I made and translated it perfectly. For each night she provided a slightly different look while staying consistent with my requests for a natural, neutral look with a sun kissed glow, long lashes and a pale lip. Her strengths are many, but maybe her most impressive is that she can translate her talents into ANY client's vision, no matter how dramatic or how natural."

    Lauren M.

  • "Lauren was my go to girl for anything and everything wedding related. She did my make up for my engagement pictures, bridal portraits and took care of all the women in my family for the big day! Everyone walked away loving their make up.. So much that my grandmother didn't want to take hers off at the end of the night! Lauren is truly an artist. She has an eye for what will look good on each individual person and makes you feel truly beautiful. I couldn't have imagined my make up being any better than it was on my wedding day. Love her and so thankful for all she did to help me out for my wedding!"

    Allye A.

  • "I can absolutely say that Lauren transformed me into a beautiful bride. Knowing Lauren's history and passion for makeup and design, I decided against a trial run, and I let her use my face as a blank canvas on my wedding day. I did not question one thing while in that makeup chair and when I looked in the mirror at the end, I was amazed. It was perfect. She helped to make the day stress free and so much fun!"

    Annie P.

  • "Lauren's work is in one word - AMAZING!!!! Okay, two words…..AMAZING AND PERFECT! As the mother-of-the-bride, I wanted to hire a makeup artist that would make ME look as gorgeous as possible - because my daughter is already naturally gorgeous (not biased or anything!) Seriously though, Lauren came highly recommended to me by a dear friend. My daughter met with Lauren for a trial run and there was no turning back! Lauren has an eye and an ear to transform what you have in mind to reality. She personally handled the makeup of my daughter, all the bridesmaids as well as moms and grandmothers. She was the picture of patience and perfection. My mother-in-law, one of the grandmothers, didn't take her makeup off for four days because she felt so beautiful (really, four days!) If I had it to do all over again, I would definitely hire Lauren again, no doubt about it! She is AMAZING and so is her work!"

    Martha F.

  • "I have had the pleasure of having Lauren do my make up for several occasions and every time she is spot on! She understands exactly how I want to look and executes it perfectly. When it came to my wedding day, I knew Lauren had to do it.... and she did the most beautiful job! But more importantly she made my sister and mom and look flawless! I swear, my mom looked the best I have ever seen her look! Honestly!!! She is amazing!!!! I can't say enough... She is a true talent and I continue to recommend her to friends and they all say the same!!!"

    Danielle S.

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Who‘s behind this

Lauren LaBarba

Makeup Artist

laurenlabarbakatz@gmail

Phone: 972-955-9877

Dallas, TX

4144 Wilada Drive