Raising the Bar on Beauty Services

I LOVE seeing a vision come to life and expertly delivering makeup that looks flawless in person, and photographs like a dream. Whether I’m booked for still or motion photography, a wedding, or a big night out, the goal is the same. Professionalism and perfection. Expect a polished experience from set up to breakdown and every moment in between.

  • Gorgeous, glowing bridal makeup
  • Broadway character styling
  • Barely there enhancements for corporate headshots
  • Modern, clean glamour for lifestyle & branding photography

Available in the New York City metro area and Westport, Connecticut.

A Passion for Crafting Confidence

Sharing an expertise in beauty rituals that are clean, wearable, and practical is my absolute passion. Formally educated and licensed in clinical aesthetics, my career as a makeup artist began in skincare. Paired with a love of holistic wellness and personal style, helping my clients polish their overall image is second nature. I only offer services and tutorials that are time effective and impactful; think polished brows, lush lashes, supple skin, and perfecting your everyday makeup techniques.

Whether I’m plotting the perfect palette on a film set in NYC or in my Westport studio taming an out-of-control eyebrow, I strive to give my clients an experience that is collaborative and educational, and leave them feeling confident and effortlessly chic.

What Sarah’s Clients Are Saying

Sarah's approach was thoughtful & thorough. I loved that she used many products I already was using, and her instruction began with how I was already applying makeup. I also loved that I came home with the new products she had selected for me & a drawing and reminder instructions. She really heard me as I expressed what I was looking for in the tutorial and promptly answered all of my follow-up questions. I'd highly recommend her! I just wish I'd done it sooner, and love my new look!
- Sandy W.
I couldn’t have been happier to find Sarah. She is absolutely the best of the best! I have very high standards when it comes to my make up artists, and being brand new to the CT area after having lived in LA and NYC, I wasn’t sure I would find anyone I loved.  Well, Sarah surpassed my expectations completely. She made me feel like a million bucks (even when I was breaking out everywhere before an important TV shoot)! She not only is knowledgeable about make-up, but will give you tips on skin-care, new products, and how to apply everything.  I’ve used a lot of make-up artists in the past, and Sarah is by far the most skilled. She knows how to make your eyes ‘pop’ so well, and give you that perfect glowy skin! On top of that, she’s so professional and has become a wonderful friend in the process. If you’re looking for the perfect make-up application, take my word–look no further.
- Courtney Davis
Sarah is INCREDIBLE! From the first time I contacted her until the moment she and her assistant completed the last bridesmaid, she was the consummate professional. (My type-A personality appreciated this SO much!!!) We stayed right on schedule which was a feat considering there were 9 faces to be done.
- Natasha
Sarah was awesome! We had a warm day in July and all of our make up stayed and lasted throughout the hot sun and dancing on the dance floor. She did my make up for my sisters wedding and I immediately hired her for my wedding. She listened to the vision I had for how I wanted to look and it was perfect! She is so sweet and does an amazing job!
- Monica
As a photographer who values high quality service, I look to suggest professional Hair and Makeup artists for my clients to feel cared for and stress-free on the day of their portrait session.  I always feel confident recommending Sarah’s artistry services, not only does she have a warm, friendly, and inviting personality, my clients show up looking stunning, are camera ready-feeling confident and their best selves!  They rave about working with Sarah and I know my clients are in fantastic hands when working with Sarah.  She is attentive to their needs, responds quickly to questions and is a true professional.
- Anne Miller, Photographer
Sarah is amazing, hands down. She is so passionate about what she does and it shows. She will adjust whatever you want, when you want it. She is focused and brings assistants that match her talent. My girls and I looked radiant and beautiful for my day and I am forever thankful for her amazing work.
- Bride
I really appreciated that Sarah didn't push her style and interests on me. She listened to me and offered suggestions, always making sure that I was comfortable with them. I am not one to use a lot of makeup and cover my whole face, so her guidance focused on my areas of concern (eyes, and red cheeks from rosacea). It made it easy for me to adapt and continue to follow her instructions in my morning routine. She has an uncanny way of knowing exactly what color will work best on any given skin tone and her product recommendations were spot on. Now I don't feel like I am throwing away money on any purchase to 'see if it will work'. We all have played around with our makeup and discovered some things by trial and error. I'm really glad I took a little time to get professional advice that works.
- Carol F.
Sarah fosters open communication and is not only teaches you how to apply makeup but also what to buy, what to avoid and general tips and tricks that have stayed w/ me. This is something everyone should do once a year to stay current. I highly recommend Sarah.
- Laura G.
Sarah’s talent, understanding, and support changed my life. I have Bell’s Palsy and feel self conscious about the asymmetry in my face – especially because I can’t smile. Sarah’s skincare & makeup lesson gave me the tools to put together a look that helped me feel better about myself. When I put on my makeup I think of how different my everyday life is because of Sarah’s knowledge, creativity, kindness, and artistry. She created a look I’m able to recreate at home easily. I look, feel and act more like the “me” that I was before the paralysis. I love seeing Sarah for my regular eyelash perm & tinting because it makes my makeup routine simpler, just as she promised. She’s also so warm and positive! Who doesn’t need more of that in their life!?  Whether you need an artist for a special occasion, a new look, or regular maintenance, Sarah will find your beauty and bring it out for you to see and feel.
- Ann G.
Sarah truly has a gift and is incredibly talented. I wanted a more natural look and she totally understood what I was going for. Sarah makes you look like a better version of yourself. She also helped me get the perfect brow shape and gave me recommendations for a skincare routine that CHANGED my complexion completely! On the day of the even everything went SO smoothly, we even finished early. Her calm presence is exactly what you need. Cannot recommend her enough!
- Bride
She is a true artist and was wonderful. She provided amazing service and detail for the bride and bridal party. Truly fantastic and made us look beautiful in a very natural way.
- Bride
Sarah truly has a gift and is incredibly talented. I wanted a more natural look and she totally understood what I was going for. Sarah makes you look like a better version of yourself. She also helped me get the perfect brow shape and gave me recommendations for a skincare routine that CHANGED my complexion completely! On the day of the even everything went SO smoothly, we even finished early. Her calm presence is exactly what you need.
- Bride
I met Sarah when I booked her to do my wedding day makeup. Her calm demeanor and inviting presence is amazing. She makes you feel incredible and at ease. What started as a consult for just makeup turned into some facts that I didn’t know about my skin. She kindly brought awareness to how dehydrated and irritated my skin was. I had been using a system of expensive products so I thought they were working but clearly they weren’t working well for my skin type. She recommended a list of products for me and sent them to me and ensured I would see results with what she recommended. Sarah also explained her recommendations are totally based on my/your skin type and she receives nothing as far as compensation for the products that she chooses for each client. She was 100% correct with what she choose and how happy I would be with the results! Within 1-2 weeks of following her instructions I was less red, and had little to no acne or breakouts. When the day of my wedding came, the overall application of makeup went on so much smoother and natural. I could never go back to using anything she doesn’t recommend. Sarah has also recommended perfect makeup choices for me, for I don’t wear a lot and I wanted a simple routine for when I choose to. I highly encourage all women, whether you have acne, redness, or are just unsure of what to use, to see Sarah and see your skin transform!
- Dana
Sarah, can’t thank you enough for your amazing work on Sunday! All of the girls in Adrianna’s bridal party looked beautiful and the make-up lasted all day, despite my many tears! You are an artiste!
- Kim M.
First and foremost Sarah Giggar made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She has an excellent communication style that touched on all aspects of learning. She not only demonstrated, she explained the process and even drew the technique out so that I could see, and hear what she was doing. Her kindness and professionalism made it fun! She is patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable about not only the application process but also the products themselves. Sarah is so kind and generous with her time and explained the whys and the how’s so I understood the look we were trying to achieve. She made me feel confident I would be able to go home and do this in my own.
- Lee T.
Sarah did my make up for a friend’s wedding and it was the best I’ve ever had done. I was thrilled to find out she does private make up tutorials. We first did a Skype call where we went through all of the make up and products I currently use. She then built a personalized kit which complemented and added on to my make up collection. Though I live in NYC, we set up the full tutorial in CT which was well worth the trip because we had a quiet, separate space in the salon. Sarah helped me develop a new and improved every day make up routine. She helped tweak methods for make up application, gave some great tips and showed me how to best use what I already had along with my new products. My favorite thing about Sarah is that she personalizes the tutorial to the individual. It is not a one size fits all method. I have now been using what I learned from Sarah in my make up routine. I both feel better about my make up and have gotten several compliments on how it looks. I could not recommend Sarah more – She is so good at what she does but also a true pleasure to work with!
- Dani A.
I must share…what a talented artist Sarah truly is. As a person who is intimated by makeup I was very nervous about how I would look in my engagement photos. Sarah was amazing and fit my needs and look just right, I could not stop looking at myself in the mirror on the drive to our shoot. I would highly recommend Sarah to any bride still looking for a makeup artist. She is simply the BEST.
- Lisa M.
Don’t even bother looking at other artist options. Sarah is completely unmatched, her knowledge is incredible, as is her professionalism. Not to mention that what you get is very much worth the prices. Coming from a person who can’t even properly apply eyeliner, Sarah put me at ease with the whole process and left my girls, mother, and mother in law looking absolutely flawless. We all looked perfect all night. Sarah is well worth the investment.
- Liza
Sarah is fantastic! I have visited her for occasion makeup, eyelashes, facials and of course my bridal makeup! She is knowledgable, professional and so enthusiastic about making you look the best on your big day. Sarah gave me the most romantic undo and my makeup was flawless. She is truly a talented artist and awesome chick! I highly recommend her for not only her bridal makeup but for her facials as well. She’s the best!
- Emily
Sarah is amazing!  I’m so grateful to a friend for recommending that I see Sarah for eyelash extensions a couple years back. I couldn’t have been happier with the results. In fact, I’ve been so pleased that I’ve been booking Sarah ever since. Her micro-blading completely transformed my brows, and the makeup lesson we had was so informative and fun! She gives the best recommendations for skin and makeup. Sarah has a wonderful eye for color, respectfully listens to your requests, and is always on time. She is flawless and fabulous!
- Joan C.