Maria Bonacuse Makeup Artist Scranton PA

I would like you to meet Maria Bonacuse Makeup Artist.  Maria & I have been working together for about 2 years now.  She is really fabulous & a very talented makeup artist.  I always recommend her to my clients and she is included with my senior sessions.  Now, I wanted you to get to know her… in her own words. 🙂

Who are you? 

Hello! I’m Maria Bonacuse: mama, makeup artist, skincare therapist & hair stylist. I’m into all things beauty & fashion. I live in Scranton, but travel to New York City & Philadelphia about four to six times per month for education purposes & to shop, of course. Loving my job is an understatement! i have had the opportunity to train & work with some of the top makeup artists in the industry, worked on photo shoots and commercial sets with a few celebrities & have taken countless classes with the industry’s leading cosmetics & skincare lines. if there is one thing i could say about myself, i absolutely LOVE to spend money on makeup & skincare products. many of my former brides probably won’t hesitate in telling you that i’m slightly crazy, but i do a beautiful job!

What services do you provide?

I provide all kinds of fun stuff. I do bridal beauty & fashion editorial makeup on location or in my studio at Denise’s Salon in North Scranton. I also provide a huge menu of skincare, waxing & brow bar services at the salon. I’m currently finishing up the new studio space, so drop by & visit me! As far as locations go, I serve any location you may need. Locally, it’s usually at no extra cost; out of the area is usually a nominal fee to cover mileage expenses.


Why should a bride hire a professional makeup artist for their wedding day?

A bride should hire professional makeup artist on her wedding day for a few reasons: if you are spending thousands on a professional photographer, don’t you want to look flawless in your photos that will last you a lifetime? Also, why should a bride be stressed out on her wedding day worrying about how she is going to look? Makeup artists know what it takes to look perfect on camera, what products to use to keep your makeup in place for 24+ hours & a good makeup artist loves what they do & wants you to look flawless! Hiring a professional makeup artist is more of an investment than a luxury; when you see your photos, you will understand why! Do your research & check out the artist’s work, make sure they are licensed & follow their tips. You will feel so much more at ease the day of your wedding!

What do you love most about your job?

Well, I could go on for days answering this question, so I will try to keep it short & concise. One part I love most about my job is that I get to meet so many beautiful people: I get to work with so many different skin tones, brow & eye shapes & I get to play in makeup almost every day. I’m constantly learning new things through trial & error & I’m constantly improving on my skills. Another part I love most is that I get to work on so many skin conditions & types. I am able to pinpoint someone’s specific skin issues & prescribe them some excellent products to use, knowing that they will be so happy with the results. One last part I love most about my job is that I get to keep up on my education & I’m knowledgeable when it comes to answering my clients questions. Being a makeup artist & skincare therapist is not just my job, it’s my livelihood. I find so much joy & excitement in my work. I can only hope my clients see how passionate I am & know that I love what I do!


Do you have any tips for our readers?
Use SPF50 around your eyes & lips during the summer months every day.  This will prevent a world of fine lines due to sun damage.

What is your favorite place on Earth?

I have not been all over the earth, as of yet; but my favorite place thus far is definitely New York City. It is so diverse, artistic & just filled with free spirit. Creativity runs free & the life is just so fast paced. On top of having some of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at, New York City also has a MAC cosmetics store in every neighborhood; it’s really a makeup artist’s dream come true. I hope to live & raise my little girl there someday.

How do we find you?

You can find me on Facebook: Maria Bonacuse, MakeUp Artist
Instagram: mariabonacusemua
If you have any questions or would just like to chat about makeup or skincare; my phone number is 570.903.5117 {call or text anytime}
I value Maria and her talent so much, I always hire her for my promo shoots and my video. 🙂 Photo Credit: Rachael Boer Photography

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