About this Vendor
More than Makeup
Every bride wants to look her best on her special day. But how do you choose the right makeup and hair stylist? You have a lot to deal with, and even more to worry about, and that's exactly why Mags Cathey specializes in Bridal Beauty. Mags and her team are just as concerned with your wedding as you are. Beyond just makeup and hair, we become a part of your team, ensuring you're on time and looking spectacular for photos, keeping stressful situations at bay, and creating a fun and pampering experience for you and your entire bridal party. Your stylist is the first vendor you see, spends the most time with you, and is literally in your face. You're looking for a beauty vendor to help you create a fun, memorable, and gorgeous experience. We're here to help.
Beauty Group Bookings, Hair + Makeup Trials Available, Hair Stylists, Airbrushed Makeup, Makeup, Makeup Artists, On-Site Hair + Makeup, Beauty
I know that 5 star reviews can sometimes seem a bit "too good to be true," but honestly there isn't one thing I would change about working with Mags Cathey. She earns every star. From our initial communications to the makeup trial to the big day, she is incredibly professional, friendly, and great at what she does. I do not wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis (in fact, most days I skip it entirely) so I was a bit worried about excessive bridal makeup making me look like someone I'm not. Maggie created a look that was special but still looked like me, and I'm so grateful. I did my makeup trial pretty early, so my overall event look went through a couple of changes before my wedding. When I asked Maggie her opinion on changing my lip color a few weeks before, not only was she flexible with the change but also very supportive of my new vision. She came to my hotel room on time and ready to go – complete with her own special makeup chair! I especially loved her joyful attitude during the process. She chatted and laughed with my bridal party and was more than happy to accommodate requests for specific "getting ready" shots from my photographer. I cannot recommend her enough.
The Total Package!Reviewed on 12/02/2015
Maggie is a true professional! As a bridesmaid, I bombarded Maggie with photos of some makeup ideas and looks I thought would fit my style and the wedding. She was really open to my ideas (so was the bride, don’t worry) and knew exactly how to execute my look. She took the time to make sure the tones and foundation really matched my face and complimented my other features. Maggie tended to each bridesmaid, the moms, grandmas, sisters and of course the beautiful bride, she made sure each one had their time in the chair and everyone looked STUNNING! She didn’t stop there though! Maggie was also a guest at the wedding and was on her game the entire day! She kept her makeup kit around her waist for the photos and ceremony, I would turn around and she was reapplying someones lip stick, powdering a nose, fixing lashes and all of the above! She was our guardian makeup angel and I just couldn’t believe how above and beyond she was going for us! Again, Maggie is a true professional and I cant speak more highly of her!
Maggie did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding last year. She was awesome. I had never had my makeup done professionally before, nor do I wear much makeup in general, but she did such a good job of making me look (and feel) glamorous while not overdone (my biggest fear!). Plus, she managed the time so well and was able to get 8+ ladies' makeup done in time on what could be a very stressful morning... and she was calm, cool, collected and professional. Definitely would recommend Maggie to other bridal groups looking for a great experience on a very important day in ones' life. :)
Maggie is absolutely amazing!!! Not only did she nail my look, but she nailed all of the girls in the wedding looks. She took away stress and made me feel absolutely amazing! I keep tying to figure out events to go to just so I can have her do my makeup again! I absolutely love her!
Maggie did an amazing job on my wedding day! I've never gotten so many compliments on my hair and makeup. Hubby loved the eyes and when the best man told me my hair was "on point" I knew it must look good - guys never notice those things :) I was nervous about having my makeup done because I've never liked the way it has come out when I have it done (probably because I'm not used to wearing much makeup on a daily basis), but right from the consultation and trial Maggie put me at ease. She even gave me some general tips for all the stressful things brides go through leading up to the big day. I brought two looks I wanted her to try, one light and one more heavy. Surprisingly, I fell in love with the more "done up" look. The morning of the wedding she showed up early and prepared. She even played music to keep me relaxed while we were getting ready. My makeup lasted all night - I hardly needed the cute little touch up bag she gave me. It looked great in pictures as well. I highly recommend Maggie if you're looking for someone to make you feel amazing on your wedding day!
Maggie was amazing! As a bridesmaid it was important that I felt great about my makeup and I loved the fact that each person had a unique look. Her hairstylist was wonderful as well! I personally didn't have my hair done, but others in the bridal party did and they looked amazing!
Maggie is my favorite makeup artist and I have worked with several in my pageant and acting background. I never feel as confident as I do after leaving Maggie's chair. She is wonderful! Not only is she incredibly talented, she listens to exactly what you want and goes above and beyond in making you feel completely comfortable and relaxed.
In reading the reviews already shown below I couldn't agree more. Maggie was Extremely professional. During our trial run there were a few things I asked to be changed and she executed it perfectly on my wedding day. I would recommend her for any special event makeup need anyone might have. She was great!!!
Maggie is AMAZING. She is so easy-going and calming among all the pre-wedding stress. She did a fantastic job on my makeup and both my mothers' makeup, which left us with gorgeous pictures that we will cherish forever. She incorporated everything we talked about and tested at the makeup trial, and even helped me learn how to take care of my skin better (I had no idea it was so dry--now I use moisturizer much more often and it is so much more healthy). I would recommend Maggie to anyone. She completely nailed the look I wanted for a half-outdoor, half-indoor wedding. She made my blue eyes look better than they ever have before. I'm so grateful to her for doing such a fantastic job!
Maggie is the best makeup artist ever. I had a horrible experience with my first makeup trial... The makeup made me look like a completely different person (and not in a good way). When I decided not to go with them, it was only two weeks away from my wedding and I was scrambling to find someone else. I was soooo happy that Maggie was available. She knocked it out of the park in an hour for my trial. She was so pro, and the makeup looked exactly how I wanted. On the day of my wedding she knocked out makeup for four of my bridesmaid including myself with time to spare. Her prices are very reasonable for how amazing she is, which is a bonus! You will be very happy if you hire her. I highly recommend her.
I don't wear a lot of makeup, so I was nervous about using a professional on my wedding day. I was worried I would look overdone or not done enough, as this had been my experience in the past. I had a lot of doubts running through my head--maybe I just don't look good in makeup, maybe I have unrealistic expectations, maybe I should just forget it and do my makeup myself. Then came Maggie. She came recommended by our photographer, who spoke very highly of her skill and professionalism, but I quickly learned there was much more to her. From the first moment we met she made me feel at ease, listening intently to all my concerns and normalizing my nerves. She listened carefully to my feedback, making sure that I was completely happy with how I looked. BUT, she didn't stop there. Maggie came to our first look photos, reassuring me all the way and doing touch ups between shots. She stuck around through ALL of the bridal party photos. She used her sense of humor to help me stay relaxed, clearly tuned in to how I was feeling, and even tromped through the brush with us (did I mention she was pregnant through all of this?). There is no question in my mind about Maggie's skill and professionalism. She knows what she's doing. Maggie was easy to contact, was very reasonably priced, listened well, ultimately delivered on the big day, I looked amazing, blah blah blah. A lot of makeup artists can do that. But what sets her apart is on an entirely different level. She has this ease about her. A calm, focused, and--at the risk of sounding too kumbaya--peaceful demeanor that zaps nerves and puts even the most tense bride at ease (that was me). Somehow, she melted into the group of friends and family surrounding me and I didn't even blink. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to hire Maggie for my wedding. I am so grateful for her skill, patience, and humor. If I could recommend her services by shouting from atop a mountain, I totally would. But for now, this will have to do.
I was nervous about make up- didn't want too much, but wanted my pictures to look fabulous of course! Maggie was so easy to talk to, understood all of my concerns and easily won my confidence in her work! She did all 6 of my bridesmaids too- and I absolutely love looking back at my photos to see how stunning we all looked! So glad she's on The Knot officially- seriously ladies - you can't miss with Mags Cathey!
Maggie did the makeup for a wedding I was in recently- she did the makeup for the bride as well as the bridal party, including the bride's mother. She was incredible. Not only was our makeup flawless (we looked amazing, if I do say so myself) but I was so impressed with Maggie's ability to deal with stressful situations and keep the bride relaxed. On top of that, Maggie was so patient with some diva-like personalities in the party, which really kept everyone at ease. I felt so beautiful when she had finished her work. I hope I can hire her myself in the future!
Maggie is amazing! I couldn't imagine anyone better to do my makeup for my wedding. She did all the makeup for a wedding in which I was a bridesmaid, so when it was my turn to be the bride I knew who I wanted right away. When I first contacted her she responded quickly and we set up a trial at her studio within a few weeks. She listened and took notes as I explained how I envisioned looking on my wedding day and I loved the result! The package I chose included her staying with me for 5 hours to do touch ups throughout my pictures and before my ceremony which was so great, and even at the end of the night my makeup was still perfect. My bridesmaids were so impressed with my makeup that most of them then paid to have Maggie do theirs as well! I would highly recommend Maggie to anyone!
I can't say enough about how amazing Maggie made me feel on my special day. I had seen a lot of her work and just loved it! Iknew I wanted her to do my make up that day. She already had a wedding scheduled the same day as mine but she worked it out for me that she could still do both weddings. She made me feel so comfortable even though I'm not a person that wears makeup all that often she helped me understand what she was doing and what it did to enhance how I would look in photographs and in the sunlight since my wedding was outside during the day. She was on time the morning of and was done very quickly. I couldn'tbelieve how long my makeup lasted and how fresh it looked even late into the night. I would highly recommend Maggie because she is so professional yet so easy going. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful makeup artist
Maggie did my makeup for my cousins wedding and it turned out great. She did airbrush makeup which stayed on all day and night and I especially loved my eye makeup, really made my blue/green eyes pop! Maggie has a great personality and felt like a longtime friend instead if someone I had just met - she asked me for input, conversation was easy, and she was very professional. She even provided little kits with mints & lipgloss for all of the girls in cute little bags so we wouldn't be without the color she used for reapplying, that was a great touch!
Maggie and her team were an absolute dream to work with! Starting from day one with hair and makeup trials, these girls went above and beyond to be accommodating. They had great flexibility with scheduling and when it came to the trials themselves, they styled me exactly as I had pictured and dreamed. The day of the wedding, they arrived promptly on time and got down to business! With a bride and entire bridal party to style (both hair & makeup for all), I was very impressed with how well they managed their time in order to get everyone done and looking their best! Not to mention, the Mags Cathey team was so fun to work with in the bridal suite, keeping the mood fun, excited, and light. I would absolutely recommend this team to anyone!
When you look at Maggie's work, it really speaks for itself! I wanted a very glamorous look for my wedding, and Maggie more than delivered! Throughout the process of working with her, she was always very kind, enthusiastic, organized and responsive. Most importantly, she presents as very confident in her ability! I really enjoyed my trial with her as she is so easy to talk to and bubbly. On the day of our wedding, she came in with her team and got to work straight away as we had 12 people getting hair and makeup done. Prior to, she had come up with a schedule to ensure things moved efficiently, and that there was more than enough time to have everyone looking their best. She came prepared with a variety of tools and makeup to suit all skin conditions, tones, and types! My bridesmaids, the moms, grandmother, and me walked away extremely happy and feeling gorgeous! Thank you Maggie :)!
Maggie and Julie were FANTASTIC! Everything from the hair and make-up trial to the day of the wedding went so smoothly with them. They did hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids (3 of them), my mom, and the flower girl. Maggie and Julie were punctual, professional, and a pleasure to work with - they definitely know what they're doing when it comes to hair and makeup and you can tell they are passionate about what they do. They were responsive and flexible when it came to specific requests - everyone just looked so fabulous! Me and all of my girls received so many compliments on our hair and make up throughout the day. I'm so glad I decided to go with Maggie (yes, dishing out the couple extra $$ was well worth it) because I felt absolutely beautiful and confident on my wedding day. I can't thank these ladies enough!!
I'm so glad I chose Maggie to do mine and my bridesmaid's make up for my wedding! The make up she used lasted all day and she even gave us little "to-go" lipsticks of our color to touch it up after the meal and all that smiling for the photos. I planned my wedding in a very short amount of time and in turn ended up contacting Maggie about a month and a half before my wedding date. Fortunately she responded to me quickly and we were able to book. Maggie played her part in making my wedding a beautiful day!
Creative, attentive, innovative, friendly, all-around amazing!Reviewed on 12/02/2015
Maggie is a wonderful makeup artist! She was extremely professional and made sure that mine (the bride's) and my bridesmaid's needs were met as far as application, color, and longevity. Maggie was able to bring my vision to life and made excellent recommendations. She was able to do everyone (6 ladies) within a timely manner and made sure the time line she had created was followed. No one was running late due to our makeup! What made Maggie above and beyond to me, is that she was there for the pictures to apply as needed (lipstick-all other makeup stayed on looonnng throughout the night). She uses high-quality makeup and uses amazing & innovative techniques.
AMAZING!!Reviewed on 12/02/2015
Maggie is such an exceptional make up artist. I typically don't wear a lot of make up so a whole lot of make up sometimes freaks me out but she knows how to accentuate my features and I absolutely love it! She has done my make up for two weddings now and also for my birthday party and I feel gorgeous every time she does it and she is so fun to be around! I highly recommend Mags for any occasion!!!
Prompt, Professional and FriendlyReviewed on 12/02/2015
Maggie did a great job on ALL of the bridesmaids and of course the Bride. She was passionate about every detail in making us look our best. I would highly recommend her for your wedding!
Maggie was amazing!Reviewed on 12/01/2015
Maggie and Julie did an amazing job! I normally don't write reviews, but I have to say that my wife, and all of her bridesmaids looked amazing. And my favorite part was how Maggie was such a calming presence for the entire time we were getting ready. We had a couple of hiccups (apparently these happen at every wedding), but Maggie was able to keep my wife calm and even helped to solve the issues we were having with the caterer. Who does that?!?!?!
Meet The Owner
Maggie has been doing makeup for over 10 years and has been running Mags Cathey since 2012. Maggie's main passion is creating the perfect look for you on your big day and also helping to make your day perfect. She prides herself on helping to keep brides calm and solve any problems that arise so that your wedding is the best day possible. Maggie is happily married to an awesome guy named Ryan and they have an amazing little girl named Ellie May.