Brandi Paap

Master Makeup Artist



  • The Knot 2015
  • ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine 2014
  • ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine Fashion Editorial 2016


Brandi is a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician, graduating from Paul Mitchell the School. 

Growing up in a small town southwest of Chicago before the days of Instagram and YouTube, Brandi poured over fashion and beauty magazines with her most prized possessions being Bobbi Brown Beauty and Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin. Her early years in dance gave her the early opportunity to experiment with makeup on herself and others. As her passion for makeup artistry grew she gained an education in art, business and esthetics.

Brandi's expertise, professionalism, preparedness and attention to detail ensure her clients satisfaction.

Her bridal artistry has been featured on PopSugar Beauty, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, and most recently a fashion editorial published in ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine.

She also is the key artist for Professional Salon Concepts working with the likes of national and international educators from Paul Mitchell: Stephanie Kocielski, JeanneBraa, Noogie Thai, Colin Caruso, as well as international educators from Davines: Joseph DiMaggio and Sal Misseri. Brandi’s broad resume demonstrates her ability to provide quality makeup for nearly any situation or need. 

Brandi is currently a contributing beauty blogger for ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine, reaching over 500,000 people with each feature. This opportunity allows her to meld her talent for creative direction, planning and writing with her passion for beauty.

Based in Chicago. Available for travel within the United States and worldwide. Accepting bookings for Bridal, Events, Fashion, Film, Productions, Red Carpet, Television, and Weddings.

For more information on Brandi's work, job inquiries, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.




  • Paul Mitchell the School - Tinley Park | Esthetics 2008
  • TEMPTU | Intro to Airbrushing 2007 | Bridal Airbrush Workshop 2010 | Advanced Beauty Airbrush Workshop 2012
  • NBT | Editorial Makeup with Lizette Zlogar 2012 | Special Effects Makeup with Lizette Zlogar 2015
  • Professional Salon Concepts | PSCNET - Business 2012 | First Impressions - Business 2013
  • YourName Pro | Advanced Artistry: Iconic Beauty with Anthony Gordon 2016