AboutBrenda Hughes


We are an on location Houston Makeup Artist team that takes great pleasure in showcasing our unique style and philosophy on the art of makeup.  From simple elegant looks for your Houston Wedding to editorial masterpieces; we work with you to create looks and designs that inspire and meet your exact need.

Belva Dear Makeup & Beauty was created by owner and head makeup artist Brenda Hughes as a freelance makeup artist business in Houston, Texas.  Brenda studied under Ms. Mya James and completed the 40 HR Makeup Artist Certificate at Modern Makeup Society.

Belva Dear is named in honor of her mother, Belva.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to contact Belva Dear Artist?

We use email as our primary mode of communication.  While we are with another client we often are not able to answer the phone immediately.  Also, we have several clients per year and because of this, we must have a record of our correspondence with each client.

We do our best to answer all emails within 24 hours.  If you prefer to contact us by phone, you can do so at 217-653-6755 Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Do You Include False Lashes?

Yes, false lashes are included with all makeup applications if requested

What is Airbrush Makeup?

Airbrush makeup used to only be available to TV & Movie Stars, but is now one of the top makeup application techniques used by many professional makeup artists in the bridal & photography industries.  It assures Brides a healthy, youthful glow and photo-perfect skin for their big day.

A soft, cool mist of lightweight foundation is sprayed through an airbrush and onto the skin to provide a flawless finish with sheer to opaque coverage.  Most clients say they feel as if they were not even wearing makeup!  We offer both silicon & water based formulas to fit your individual needs.

Airbrush makeup is great for covering tan lines, sun spots, freckles, tattoos, scars, acne and rosacea.  It lasts an average of 12-16 hours and won’t smear, melt away or rub off onto clothing. It is also water-resistant so it will stay put through humidity and sweat yet it will still remove easily with your average makeup remover or soap and water!

How Long Will My Appointment Last?

We allot approximately 45 minutes per appointment with and additional 15 minutes to set up & 15 minutes to tear down

Do you Offer Appointments During The Week?

Only after 6:30 pm with a minimum of 24 hours notice

How do I book my wedding date?

We book up to one year in advance with a signed contract and a 40% nonrefundable retainer of your entire wedding day services.

Your date is not secure until your contract and retainer have been received.

Do You Offer and/or Recommend Trials Runs?

Yes, in fact we require them for all brides. The trail run though is already part of our Bridal Wedding Day Package Prices. We book appointments for trial runs separate from the wedding day and recommend using that appointment for an engagement session, bridal session, bridal shower, etc.

What Brands of Makeup & Hair Products Do You Use?

All of the hair and makeup products that we use are Professional Brands that were designed to give long lasting results and photograph beautifully.  We are currently transitioning to Cruelty Free and do not use any brands on Logical Harmony’s Brands To Avoid List.  For more information on cruelty free please visit www.logicalharmony.net

Please be kind while we are on this journey of our transition, there is a lot of information to learn and everyone has to find the viewpoint they are most comfortable with.  Currently our brushes may contain animal hair and we are not currently focused on vegan cosmetics.