847-845-0812     9140 Linder Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Celebrity Makeup Artist and Tipster Extraordinaire 22 years with Oprah Winfrey

Stella Mikhail is the Best Makeup Artist in Chicago!

With over 30 years of experience, Stella has been enhancing the natural beauty of brides for the camera. Her make up styling has been known to create images of perfection and flawlessness for brides and bridal parties. She can work on multiple party members such as bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom. Stella knows what works well to bring out the best features of any face, regardless of any imperfections present. She is willing to work on location anywhere that is convenient for the bride and bridal party.


Feeling and looking beautiful is all about confidence. Celebrity makeup artist, Stella Avakian-Mikhail, is one of the top makeup artists in the country, who believes women should look and feel their best. With over 31 years of experience in the beauty industry, Stella can create a look for any woman at any age, and for any occasion, whether it’s fresh, youthful, simple, elegant or fashionable.


As the celebrity makeup artist for The Oprah Winfrey Show for 20 years, Stella worked with many famous celebrities, beauty icons, authors and politicians who appeared on the show, including Barbra Streisand, Maya Angelou, Cindy Crawford, Brooke Shields, Raquel Welch, Jimmy Carter, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Charla Krupp, and many others. Stella has also worked as a makeup artist for elite models and been involved in photo shoots for trendy publications like Sheridan Road Magazine. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Allure Magazine, Splash, and Brides Magazine.


Stella originally went to school to study dental hygiene and is a certified dental assistant, so applying makeup in a clean, healthy way is very important to her. She later found her passion in makeup artistry, working to enhance beauty and make women feel their best at every age. Stella trained and worked for some of the best celebrity makeup artists in the industry, from Bobbi Brown and Trish McEvoy to Laura Mercier. While working for The Oprah Winfrey Show, she met Emmy-award winning and long-time makeup artist for Oprah, Reggie Wells, who taught her a great deal about makeup artistry in areas such as contouring and undertone.