Meet the Artist

Ana Merces

Ana Merces

Sr. Makeup Artist

Quick Facts: Ana was born and raised in Brazil but moved to the U.S. in 2005. Ana met her better half in 2016 and together they have a son, Liam, and a fur baby, Luna. During her time off, Ana enjoys spending time with family and loved ones and watching her favorite shows. Ana is a major foodie and loves going out to restaurants and explore different cuisines. She resides in Silver Spring, MD. 

Beauty Background: Ana has over 12 years of experience in the beauty industry. She acquired her Makeup Artistry certification from Von Lee Academy in 2008. Ana has also received different levels of certifications and training through her extensive career with MAC Cosmetics. She worked for MAC for 10 years where she held multiple Senior Management and Executive roles. Ana has also worked in Management at Sephora where she gained specialty-multi experience and knowledge of the best products available in the beauty industry. 

Favorite Makeup Product: Colorfix from Danessa Myricks. This gem is a cream and magical product that not only is waterproof but it comes in countless shades that you can wear on your eyes, lips, and cheeks!

Favorite Hair Product: Night Spa from Truss. Dry/damaged hair saver - a miracle in a bottle 🙂

Favorite Beauty Hack: Mixing a few drops of Cover FX liquid highlighter into my full coverage matte foundation to sheer out and create beautiful dewy glowy skin.

From the Artist: “True beauty comes from feeling confident. Sometimes that means just enhancing your natural beauty, not changing it. Whatever makeup style that makes you feel your best self, go for it!”


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Testimonials

  • "We have worked with Ana and her company for quite a number of years now. She is the first on our list to recommend to all of our wedding and portrait clients and we are always thrilled to work with her!"
    Rachel & Lauren
    Rachel & Lauren
  • "Highly recommend Makeup By Ana B!! Not only did my girls and I look and feel beautiful on the big day but Ana and her team were so much fun and easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone needing hair and makeup services 100 times over!"
    Kassie C.
    Kassie C.
    Bride (2018)
  • "Ana and her team have been amazing to work with over the last few months! They were incredibly responsive, professional, and are all extremely talented! Our hair and makeup looked flawless all day and withstood all of the sweat and tears without issue! The services proved by Ana’s team were well worth the money and I would absolutely recommend them for anyone’s event makeup/hair needs!"
    Corinne P.
    Corinne P.
    Bride (2018)
  • "Ana is an incredibly talented makeup artist and hairstylist. I have had the opportunity to work with her many times and I would absolutely recommend her to others!"
    Susannah M.
    Susannah M.
    Owner
    Alumbra Photography