Des Moines makeup artist providing HD and airbrush makeup for weddings, photoshoots, video production and special events.
I am so very appreciative of all the kind words my clients have shared with me and the new friendships I have formed. Here are a few of those.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your amazing work! I felt like a dream all day and my makeup looked great for the entire day, from the wedding to the trolley to the reception! The morning ran so smoothly and we couldn't feel more blessed. Thank you for helping us all look beautiful and help celebrate our day!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your amazing work and making my perfect bridal look come to life. I felt absolutely stunning and my bridesmaids looked so beautiful at my wedding. It was so great working with you!
Ivy did such an incredible job. The makeup was perfect. Outstanding quality. She was on time and friendly. So great to work with her. We’d highly recommend her.
Where do I even begin! First and foremost, thank you. You truly made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt. On the day of the wedding, I knew I was surrounded by the best and cannot that you enough for your calm, supportive and kind, sweet energy. It makes such a difference!
I hope I get another excuse for you to do my makeup or our paths cross again because you are truly such a delight and wish you all the best. If anyone asks for recommendations, I won't even hesitate to point them in your direction.
- Katheryn J.
Thank you so much for pampering me today. I haven’t felt that good in quite awhile!! You did such an amazing job!!!
- Karla R.
If you’re looking for a makeup artist, Ivy is your gal. Not only is she extremely talented, but she is one of the most genuine and down to earth people that you will ever meet. On the day of the wedding, she kept everything calm and upbeat - exactly what I needed as a bride. She was able to create a look for me that was both bridal & classic - the perfect look for my big day! If you’re torn between hiring Ivy and any other makeup artist, invest in Ivy...you won’t regret it
Ivy is amazing to work with! So kind, personable, and talented! She did my makeup for my wedding as well as my engagement photos and I can’t recommend her enough! She listened to exactly what I wanted and was willing to make any changes to make sure I loved every aspect of it. My makeup stayed exactly how she left it despite the heat and happy tears throughout the day!
I typically don't wear a lot of makeup and have never experienced someone else doing mine. Ivy was recommended by the photographer and she made my business headshots even more polished! I enjoyed getting to know her during the makeup application and highly recommend her work!
Thank you SO much for doing our makeup today! Your infectious smile makes me feel so comfortable and relaxed! I appreciate everything you've done and how user-friendly your website is!
- Jenna P.
I just reviewed my proofs from the photoshoot and am elated! My makeup looks so lovely. Thank you for making me feel and look like a million bucks. You are a truly talented artist.
- Rhonda F.
Ivy did an AMAZING job on our make up for a wedding I was recently in. She showed up in a timely manner, very fun, caring, and SO TALENTED. I recommend her to anyone in the Des Moines area, whether its for a wedding, photoshoot, makeup lesson. She is spectacular!! Thanks Ivy!
- Alyssa H.
I can't tell you how many compliments I got on my makeup. I never once had to fidget or adjust it. I was so happy with the way it turned out. I so appreciate you coming to the house and helping me with a large bridal party. You really made me feel so comfortable and it was so nice to not have any stress/worries regarding hair and makeup. Thank you so so much! Hope we get to see each other again soon! You've been amazing to work with :)
- Stephanie B.
Hands down, no questions asked, she is the BEST! So thankful she did my makeup for my wedding.
- Bri B.
As a photographer I have worked with Ivy on multiple occasions and she delivers excellent work every time! Ivy has the ability to not only understand my crazy ideas but she adds to them in her own creative way. What I love most about Ivy is that she is on top of the trends, newest products and she is incredibly knowledgable with all things makeup/skincare.... AND she is so much fun to work with!
- Elizabeth S.
I can't express how Ivy treats you as a customer, it's beyond words. She is so welcoming, and puts her customer first. With all the great things I could say personally about her, that doesn't even touch how fabulous she made me feel and look today.. Her work is beyond perfection. Thank you for a wonderful experience today Ivy!
Ivy is absolutely amazing & a complete joy to work! She made my bridesmaids and I feel so beautiful and I would recommend her to anyone!
Ivy is an asset to my photography business! She is a very skilled and knowledgable artist, naturally and easily engaging with my clients. She definitely adds to the client experience by personalizing her artistry to the individual. She has a sunny personality and my clients love her!
I never knew I could feel so beautiful at 37 weeks pregnant but Ivy worked her magic yesterday and I felt like myself once again! She was incredible to work with! Ivy asked all the right questions about my skin and my preferences and brought together a look that went above and beyond my wildest expectations! She knows her products inside and out and was more than equipped to answer my questions about what she was using. Plus, she’s an absolute blast!
We have worked with Ivy and just adore her work. Everyone she touches is truly enhanced to show off their true beauty! We highly recommend her services. As a wedding planner is it important to have someone you can rely on and recommend to your clients. Ivy had a dental procedure and although she was not completely healed, she showed up and got the job done! Her work was flawless. We just love her!
I cannot thank you enough for your amazing work the other day!!! I have never felt so confident. I'm usually really scared to let others do my makeup...but wow, I loved it!! The pictures turned out amazing and my makeup lasted allll day. You're amazing at what you do. Thank you so much. It was nice meeting you and I want to wish you good luck with your career and your future! :)
Ivy is amazing. She is friendly, approachable and listens to find out who you are. I've never been one to think about makeup but having her do different looks for me on multiple occasions, I respect the art and love the joy she brings to it. I think about makeup now, and love everything I have learned sitting in her chair. Every woman should get the opportunity to let Ivy enhance their natural beauty.
There aren't enough great things to say about Ivy. She is so professional and flawless at what she does, and so, SO great to work with on what can be a stressful day. She did the makeup for my wedding (bride, mother of brides, and bridesmaids) and I literally felt like a rockstar. Thank you, Ivy!
Ivy is truly amazing! We drove to Des Moines from Chicago for maternity/family photos. At 32 weeks pregnant (& 90 degree heat lately) it's hard to feel good, but Ivy did such an amazing job and made me feel beautiful for the first time in a while (all while my two year old wanted to climb on Mommy and get her make up done too!) Thank you so much for your beautiful work and having patience with my toddler. It was a pleasure meeting you!
Ivy is so sweet and very talented, I've met a lot of people working in this industry...she's one of my many favorites! The first video I ever saw Ivy do was her sitting in her car over what to keep in your car so you can do your makeup "on the go" her laugh, spirit, and good nature drew me to her instantly. So when the time came to pick a makeup artist for my photo shoot with FELS photography Ivy was my first pick, I'm so glad I did to as it was so much fun talking with her about the industry and life in general. Her talent talks for itself, you won't be disappointed with whatever she does to you!
Booked Ivy for myself and wedding party in March 2017. From our first meeting, I felt so comfortable with her I just knew she would be amazing! On the day of my wedding she showed up early smiling with excitement! Her bubbly personality and caring nature instantly eased my nerves. Our makeup and my bridesmaids makeup was absolutely beautiful and flawless. When she finished with me I felt so beautiful and everyone loved my makeup! It was natural, but gorgeous. Highly recommend the airbrush for brides. Book her, you will not be disappointed! Thanks Ivy.
I was lucky enough to have Ivy do my makeup for my wedding! I was having a hard time finding someone available on my date and thankfully someone recommended her to me when I was about to give up and do my own makeup! I'm so glad it was able to work out because I definitely hit the jackpot for a makeup artist. Not only was she super quick to get back to me via email but made setting up a trial easy, she came to my house and brought everything! I was extremely impressed by her professionalism and patience with me, a probably very difficult and very particular client. She also came to my venue on the wedding day, got there early to set everything up, and made a super anxious bride feel totally at ease. She did a far better job than I ever could have done on my own and I think I needed that quiet break in my day to relax and take a deep breath. Honestly, my hour spent getting beautified by Ivy was one of my favorite parts of the day! Thank you for being everything I needed and more! I felt the most beautiful I've ever felt thanks to you! I would recommend Ivy to everyone I know and give her 5 stars!
Ivy is a ray of sunshine, killer beauty blogger and seriously talented makeup artist. Ask anyone around town whom they would recommend for makeup artistry and I guarantee her name comes up first. She does a great job of highlighting a woman’s natural beauty, while still using enough top-quality products to have a great result on camera. Simply said, her work is just phenomenal.
-Carolyn Vaughn, Photographer
I wanted to reach out and thank you for everything. My mom and I LOVED our make up and we really felt beautiful. Thank you for getting the girls lashes as well! I hope that I'm able to use you again in the future. I'll definitely be recommending you to anyone that is looking for a fabulous make up artist! Thank you again, you were awesome!
Ivy does such an amazing job! She is reliable and always follows through. I felt like a million bucks after she finished my makeup.
I have worked with Ivy on several photoshoots and never fail to be impressed with her flawless work. She really makes the person feel at ease while she transforms them into a drop dead gorgeous version of themself. The looks she creates photographs beautifully, making her the perfect choice for any event. Highly recommended!
We couldn't have been happier with our make up service! Michelle looked stunning, maximizing her natural beauty. I felt confident with my eye make up for once and overall extremely pleased that it looked so natural.
When I was planning my wedding, I was also under a lot of stress. I lost my brother, I was living in a new city, and I started a new job. My stress resulted into terrible acne. I had two failed makeup trials. One left me orange, and the other failed to book me in her calendar, leaving me with two weeks before my wedding to find someone else. I was at an exhausted place of emotions. I wanted to be angry and just cry, but instead I took it out on Facebook. I asked my friends for help, and Ivy Boyd's name popped up. When I looked Ivy up and watched her makeup blogs, my first thought was she wasn't going to have time for me. But as soon as she responded to my email, she was so sweet and excited to plan a trial with me. Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt so comfortable with them? That's how it was when I first met Ivy. As soon as she finished and I saw my makeup, I was shocked! It tears me up thinking about that moment, because it felt like a large amount of stress just faded away and my confidence was coming back :) I finally felt beautiful.
- Cherry C.
Loved the makeup Ivy did on me during the skeffingtons photoshoot. I've never had anyone do such a great job! I would definitely go to her for my real prom makeup!
Thanks for making me look AMAZING on our wedding day. I had so many compliments on my makeup and the look! You are so talented! Keep doing what you're doing!
- Katie S.
Thank you for EVERYTHING Ivy!!!!! You were amazing!!!! I loved the makeup it was perfect. Honestly perfect!!!! You did an absolutely, more-than-incredible perfect job and I'll never forget how you made me feel.
Ivy is a phenomenal artist, her makeup skills are beyond amazing. I am always astonished by her talent each time I get to work with her. She's always so kind and informative. She always brings out each person's best features and how she brings out the eyes on her models, brides, prom girls, brides maids...wows me every time. She has a way of making dramatic beautiful makeup still feel natural. If I ever get to renew my vows Ivy will be my makeup artist!! I just love love her!!
Ivy knows her stuff. Products and artistry. So glad to be in her capable hands!
I was so pleased with my makeup for our anniversary party. You made me feel like a star. Thank you for being prompt, and for being such a delight to work with.
Ivy was sent to us from a good friend to do our makeup for our wedding in June of 2015. At age 51, I was looking for someone who didn't have only one way to apply wedding makeup. She suggested a "trial run" so I did just that. She was incredibly professional, talented and so much fun. My wedding was in the daytime however semi-formal, weather calling for temperature in the 90's and outside. It was all of that. Ivy was not only incredibly sweet, kind and adorable herself, she did everything we had tried, spoke of and then some. This was not only myself, my daughter, daughter inlaw and was very sweet to my granddaughters. Ivy is so much fun to work with and we have since became great friends. Congratulations on your success Ivy, we could not be more proud of you!
Thank you so much for making me look and feel beautiful on such a special day. You are incredibly talented at what you do; all of my bridesmaids kept gushing about their gorgeous makeup all night long!
Ivy did a great job! She really knew exactly what colors worked well for me! If I could I would have her do my makeup every day so I could look that great all the time!
I appreciate you making me look so pretty so fast! I had so many compliments and it lasted all night!!! Thanks for being flexible and making it a great day!
- Kate V.
My mom and I LOVED our make up and we really felt beautiful. Thank you for getting the girls lashes as well! I hope that I'm able to use you again in the future. I'll definitely be recommending you to anyone that is looking for a fabulous make up artist! Thank you again, you were awesome!
My makeup was BEAUTIFUL!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I didn't even edit the picture, you airbrushed me that good :) Thank you a million for making me look like a princess on my special day.
Thank you again for the wonderful experience. It was nice to work with someone so professional who is knowledgeable about products and what is necessary to achieve a great photo. If I ever have a chance to do this again, I will not hesitate to schedule time with you.
I absolutely loved my makeup :) Thanks for helping make my day turn out so perfect!
You not only did a fabulous job on our makeup, it was truly a pleasure for you to be part of that special day!
- Kelly J.
I had so much fun!! And the makeup looked great!!
You cannot believe how many people have commented that Megan looked like a model at prom. Her date (who is a quiet, reserved guy) even leaned over to her in the limo to tell her she looked so pretty. Talk about melting my daughter's heart.
I cannot describe to u how obsessed I am with my makeup! I don't want to wash it off! Lol! Thank u again SO much for coming to Ankeny each time, I truly appreciate it! My makeup is still completely untouched - amazing even through all that heat for an hour!! :) Love!!! I'm hoping to find some reason to need my makeup done in July
Ivy! The makeup was a hit! My parents and Nick (especially) loved it. And so did I. I went to wipe it off at the end of the night and didn't want to at all! When I showed nick he said it made his heart skip a beat. So I ran to the bathroom and hid so he couldn't see anymore and I could keep it a surprise for the reception. :)
- Danette H.
I absolutely loved my makeup and the way everything turned out! I will make sure to refer you to everyone I know! Thanks again!
Thank you SO much for beautifying us on my big day! You are so much fun to work with! I will definitely recommend you to others. It was the most beautiful I’ve ever felt!