Testimonials: Makeup Artist Mary Fennello, aka Makeup Mary

Makeup Artist and Stylist for Film, Print, Video, TV, Commercials and Live Production

"The photographers friend!"


For a photographer, the makeup is everything. Done well, our work shines, done poorly, we spend hours on the computer trying to get the look right Mary is the BEST!


Don't let the Phoenix address fool you. Mary is as good (if not better) than any makeup artist I found in Hollywood or Beverly Hills!

Every shot she touches ends up right. She brings years of experience in cosmetics, styling, and even hair, giving the client exactly the looks they needed, and making me look really good too!


Richard Horn - Negative Altitude Photography




"Proper photography makeup makes the image."


Mary customizes her makeup applications to photographic lights and the result is a clean, vibrant look with beautifully accentuated features. Her style is modern so you look like you just walked out of a magazine and you are ready to work it

under the stage/photography lights!


A women who sells individually blended foundations....like the Coldstone of makeup. An art, she would mix and blend the colors on a glass tile until creating the perfect match.


Thank you for being an inspiration


Michelle Mathews




"My makeup was seemingly perfect..."


First, I wanted to make sure I let you know that you did an EXCEPTIONAL job. My makeup was seemingly perfect, hair stayed in place and I really appreciate the time and effort. Second, you were really enjoyable to work with and I loved how meticulous you were!


I can't speak for the boys, but I know both Rachel and I were so pleased with your work. Rachel looked beautiful the way you did her hair and makeup!


I do know that if I am ever in PHX for an event, I will be sure to check your availability.


Thanks again for your help!


If there is ever anything I can to to help you, please don't hesitate. Take care,



Kate Osborne - Nation Championship Game Announcer- for VAN WAGNER BIG SCREEN NETWORK PRODUCTIONS.




"Mary’s level really raise the bar of what is possible photographically. "


Having utilized Mary for professional head shots, I can whole heartily recommend her and the values she adds.

Make up stylists at Mary’s level really raise the bar of what is possible photographically.


Not only are clients feeling better about themselves and more relaxed in front of the camera after the unwind of having their hair and makeup so knowingly styled, the skin is so much more smooth when done right and as such lighting options become expanded.   The need for heavy handed post processing time and techniques are reduced.


And, with great makeup, harder light becomes an option to create character elegantly, smoothly, that otherwise would have had to been sacrificed with stylists of any lesser skill.



Yucel Yalim, Phoenix Headshots.




"We consider Mary an important part of our production team... "


Mary is the consummate stylist.  She not only brings skill, knowledge and art to makeup and hair, she is dialed into the latest techniques, what’s trending now and what will be trending tomorrow.   Her work effects trust with our on-camera talent and network refinement on screen.  We consider Mary an important part of our production team not only for what she does, but because of who she is.



Dan J.P. Ciernia, M.Ed.

Unit Supervisor/Supervising Producer

Digital Media Training & Services

State of Arizona – POST Board



IATSE Local Makeup Artist Union in Arizona