July kicks off the carnival season, at least for Trinidad Carnival, where we get to do it all over again. As carnival becomes more popular, masqueraders all over, want to look their best on the road. From choosing the best fetes, fete outfits, getting in the gym and now, choosing the best Make-Up Artists (MUA), to beat your face to the gods. Sweat-resistant, luxe eyelashes and a sexy cut crease? YAS! LOL. Let’s get into some of my favorite looks per most attended carnivals. Note: I don’t know of everyone, so please comment about your favorite MUA below.
Trinidad Carnival takes place the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday every year. While most think they have all the time in the world to plan, everything in regards to Trinidad, sells out quickly. Costumes, fete tickets, accommodations and yes MUAs too. Some of the most popular MUAs are usually booked by October, sometimes earlier. There are several on the island, but these three are my favorites.
iCandy Make-Up/@icandymakeupartistry. For bookings, contact 868-744-2899
Khadeisha Stewart/@khadeishas. For bookings, contact 868-780-1224
Kai Forde/@simplii_beautifulll. For bookings, contact 868-352-4019
Jamaica Carnival takes place in April, a recently popular carnival. These are two of my favorite MUAs on the island.
Tonisha Kong/@tonishakong. For bookings, direct message on Instagram
Trish/@makeuptrisht. For bookings, contact 876-837-7681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Crop Over takes place in August. These two MUAs book rather quickly and they’re both amazing at their craft. Contact them and book early!
J Winter Makeup/@jwintermakeup. For bookings, contact email@example.com
Faerie/@FaerieFaces. For bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The best North American carnival, takes place Columbus Weekend in October.
@Nosworthycreations. For bookings, contact email@example.com
Beat Squad/ @TheBeatSquad_. contact TheBeatSquad1@gmail.com [Traveling MUA]
LABOR DAY – NYC
Known for having the best soca parties on the East Coast, Labor Day weekend in September pulls visitors from all over the world.
Rain Dropz/@makeup_by_rain. For bookings, contact Raindropzdamua@gmail.com
Sekoya Isaac/@sekoyaisaacmua. For bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
NHC takes place at the end of August. Sasha, the MUA below, teaches makeup classes also. Book her early!
Sasha/@Makeupby_Sasha. For bookings, contact email@example.com
Caribana takes place at the end of July or sometimes the first weekend in August.
Aphrodite Luxe/@aphroditeluxe. For bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are some of your favorites? There are more MUAs listed on our Carnival Accessories Page.
Yours in Mas,