Makeup My Day - Professional Chicago Makeup Artist

We provide onsite, professional makeup services that enhance your natural beauty.


Depending on the size of your group, Makeup My Day will send one artist or a team to any location in the Chicagoland area you choose.


All sessions are carefully considered – once you have confirmed your booking we coordinate a timeline that works best for you and/or your group to ensure everyone is ready in plenty of time for the big day.


We use only the best in today’s beauty brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Nars, YSL, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Chanel, Trish McEvoy, Benefit, and Smashbox.

In addition to color and contouring, we are certified pros in airbrushing and lash extensions and include this in our sessions if it supports the look you want to achieve. If there are any other techniques you would like to try, just let us know!


Makeup My Day makeup artists are well versed in color theory and know how to find the perfect combination to best complement your skin tone and achieve the natural, long-lasting, picture perfect look you seek.

Ongoing training, certification and their inherent talents guarantee a professional, exclusive results.


All trials are also on location and last approximately 1.5 hours. This consultation includes makeup application, photos and a face chart.

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Sit back and relax – we’re bringing the beauty to you! We understand how important this day can be. We show up early with our kit ready to get to work and finish by the agreed time. The result will be the best version of you – beautiful from the inside out!

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So many special events, so many wonderful experiences. We love our clients!


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We offer flexibility in pricing for individuals and groups of all sizes, check out your options!


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Ready to to check an item off your list and reserve the date? Booking time with us is easy!


cara morkes

Makeup My Day Founder


Hi beauty seeker! I’m Cara Morkes (pronounced more-kiss) a makeup artist/beauty consultant and the founder of Makeup My Day.

As a wife, mother, and bridesmaid to many, not only do I know how important it is to look your best when it counts, but I understand the hustle and bustle that ensues on the day of your event. At Makeup My Day, our goal is for you to look flawless and help you feel relaxed, pampered and confident for the moments that matter most.

After graduating from the University of Dayton with a bachelors in Early Childhood Education, I decided to pursue my passion for makeup and became certified in bridal makeup and airbrush.

I expanded into providing on-location beauty services including makeup and skin care for individuals and group clientele for family portraits, wedding and engagement photos, galas, fashion shows and more.

Throughout the last ten plus years I have spent on-location in Chicagoland, I have met so many remarkably talented artists (that just so happen to be fun too!) I wanted to bring them together to form one exceptional team.

My affection for this work only increases with each personal experience we are invited to share in – I hope someday soon we will get to assist in yours!

Photo credit in order of appearance //  Bride: George Street Photo and Video