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Anni is an absolute pleasure to work with as well- very organized, responsive, talented, and accommodating. I had a ton of people doing make up, I think 10 and she an her team made everyone look radiant and gorgeous with time to spare! Anni is as wonderful and lovely a person on the inside as she is on the outside, you will LOVE her and her work. – Jackie, Bride, 2012
Anni made me look awesome for my big day. She is laid-back but professional, both during the trial and on my wedding day. During the trial, she had a plan, but was welcoming of questions and comments as we figured out what would look best. We went for a bit more dramatic look than the “natural” look some brides choose and the pictures look great. All of my bridesmaids and my mom were super happy as well. – Liz, Bride, 2012
I hired Anni for her amazing skills for my wedding. She coordinated with the hair styling team in order to create the best schedule to accommodate the entire wedding party. She kept the mood light with her warm, friendly, and humorous personality all the while working her makeup magic. She asked each of us about our desires for our look and listened carefully. When Anni had finished her work, everyone looked just stunning.
From my makeup trial to the wedding, she was always professional and calming. You cannot go wrong with Anni. – Julie, Bride, 2012
Not only was Anni a sweetpea to work with, but she was flexible and really understood what kind of make up I wanted for my wedding day. I looked natural and not too made up. Plus, my make up never ran through the tears and even later while the sweating on the dance floor. I actually purchased the lipstick she used on me and I am still using it. – Meghan, Bride, 2009
One of the most fun parts of my wedding day was the “getting ready” and Anni Bruno was a huge part of that! It was totally low stress, high efficiency and the look she gave me was perfect. She is a pro and a super fun person to have around as well. – Emily, Bride, 2008
I was a bridesmaid in two weddings when Anni was the makeup artist. The make up was perfect. Exactly what I wanted. I love her so much that I decided to hire her for my wedding in the fall. She is very skilled and I am having her do my entire bridal party and the moms. I recommend her 100%. – Christina, Bridesmaid, 2008 / Bride, 2010
Anni is one of my prime make-up artists and I thoroughly enjoy working with her. She makes my clients look their best and brings a lovely energy that puts them at ease. She is wonderful at listening to clients’ wishes and doesn’t impose anything that they are not comfortable with. I recommend her highly. – Kristine Walsh, Photographer
Headshot shoots can be high stakes, and you want to look your best, but as a guy, you don’t want to worry that you look like a clown or you’re in a Restoration play. You want your makeup to seemlessly cover temporary inconsistencies and not stand out as “make up.” And it would be nice if the makeup artist is also pleasant. Anni Bruno was fantastic, her makeup was efficient, made me look great without looking “made up” and she is a wonderful human being to have on with you on a shoot. Two thumbs up! – Dan T
In my industry, dealing with fellow photographers, models, stylists and makeup artists can be very trying. Many no-shows and tons of attitudes -but not with Anni. We’ve collaborated only 4 or 5 times, but in every instance she was always punctual, professional and a joy to create with. I would wholeheartedly recommend her without any reservations to anybody seeking her professional services. I intend to continue working with her in the future. – Stefan Heinich, Photographer
Anni did my make-up for my head shots and I couldn’t have asked for better. Not only is she easy to work with and is as accommodating as they get, Anni is very talented and passionate about what she does. I wanted a natural look and she enhanced my features in a subtle way that I never could have achieved on my own. I looked like me, on my best day. Just as a head-shot should. Oh, and she also has a great sense of humor. Just another perk. – Jessie F
I had an appointment with Anni for a personal shopping consultation to once and for all figure out what I should be doing with foundation (and powder, concealer, and blush). I had always thought I really needed to slather it on to cover up my skin blotchiness, but she was able to help me find makeup that’s sheer, evens out my skin tone, covers up my flaws, and holds up all day without feeling heavy or sticky.
It’s like going shopping with a really cool girlfriend, except the really cool girlfriend also totally knows her stuff about makeup. Anni helped me figure out the right colors for my skin tone, patiently guided me through trying out various products, gave me tons of pointers about brushes and application and what products best suited my needs, and helped me find a few bargains while she was at it. She has been great about answering additional questions after our appointment as well. And it was FUN too! I feel so much better informed about my makeup now, and so much better about how I look. She’s super-knowledgeable and the whole experience was great. I was very, very pleased with her services. – Chris H
I’ll start off by mentioning that I’m a guy… a very white guy. and I don’t normally do stuff like this. But when I booked a last minute beach trip to florida last month, I went to see Anni for an ‘emergency’ full body primer coat of sunless tanning. Wanted my ghostly pale exterior to be a little less jarring on the beach.
The experience was extremely comfortable, pleasant and professional, and the results were astonishingly natural (no orange, no Jersey Shore look) and the airbrush was really even. Really really happy with the results. A couple of my friends got the same treatment and were equally happy, and looked great.
I live in the neighborhood (Williamsburg) and as I rounded the corner just minutes after leaving the session, a neighbor stopped me to ask where I had been, noting my ‘amazing’ color.
I used heavy sunscreen the whole time, and I stayed tan for almost a week. Totally looked like I had been out in the sun for weeks.
Also, after washing off the initial coat, it didn’t seem to rub off on my clothes, and I was wearing lots of white, and lighter colors.
I will be back! – Jamie D
Highly recommended! Anni is my go-to person for emergency prettifying. Most recently, she gave me an airbush tan and transformed me from pasty to savage in no time – better color than I’ve ever gotten, and I’ve tried everything. As for make-up application, she has far better tools and skills than so-called A-list makeup artists that charge an arm and a leg. I’ve had my makeup done by people whose day rate is higher than my monthly rent and none of them have come anywhere near the same results. Anni is a perfect combination of high professionalism and low pressure – she really listens to her clients and is invested in making them look their very best while staying within their comfort zones. – Ellen K
As a NYC theatre director, I have used Anni’s skills as a make up artist in productions I have directed. I can vouch for her as being 100% reliable (in an era when many make up artists are not). She is ALWAYS punctual and prepared… and is also a breath of fresh air when things are getting chaotic in the dressing room. I’m sure she would have the same effect on a film or photo shoot. She knows how to keep a level head and get the job done even when everyone else is freaking out. I have to say really i appreciate a collaborator who can keep things calm for my actors, be responsible and improvise a bit when needed. – Krissy S, Theatre Director
I hired NYC Faces (Anni) for hair and makeup on my film, Wall Street Barbie, 2010, and the shoot was affected in so many positive ways because she was a part of it.
The actors not only had the subtle and extreme looks I was going for, they were relaxed and engaged in a friendly, positive way in the makeup process which further directed the positive energy of the shoot. She was fun to work with, and we will work together again as i’m certain she can handle perfecting the look of a shady, rugged con artist, and an exaggerated, extreme fashion look from top fashion designers we’ll be working with in the future.
I encourage everyone to hire this very special, talented woman. – Justin T, Film Director