I am planning my wedding from out of town and had the hardest time finding and securing a makeup artist for myself and my wedding party. I got a list of names and wanted to pay it forward to other brides who may be in the same boat.
I had a makeup artist, but she bailed out the last minute and the two best we already booked. The two I liked (best work, best communication) were Andie Cumber and Nika Vaughan. They both have websites.
Andie was booked and recommended Nika. Nika was booked and was kind enough to give me several names which I will post below.
I think it says a lot about these women as professionals that they not only replied to my message even though they were booked, but that they also gave me other recommendations because they know it's hard to find make up info for brides of color. I would check out their websites.
Another person with great communication, and who I booked a trial with is Jocelyn Morris.
Here's a list of people to look up:
Best of luck! Be sure to add to this list because it's really hard and to go to salon after salon only to be told constantly that "traditional" make up artists don't have make up in the appropriate hue for me or my wedding party is disheartening.