Award winning & internationally published makeup artist and owner of Pearl, Maris Malone Calderon began her beauty career with a desire to create a job out of an art she truly loved. After completing her education at CMU College of Makeup Art & Design, Maris embarked on her career in beauty. She found herself working in the film, editorial and fashion world working alongside some of Austin’s top photographers and models. The knowledge she gained helped cement her status as a master in her industry and she soon become one of Austin's most sought-after makeup artists, winning the Austin Fashion Week Peers Choice Award for Best Makeup Artist in 2010 and most recently, an induction into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame in 2015.
Renowned for her ability to create a flawless face, Maris’ focus began to shift towards bridal beauty as the wedding industry boomed in Austin and she quickly realized her true passion was in working with brides to achieve their own unique style of wedding day beauty. Her emphasis on sculpting and highlighting natural features has established her as a perfectionist, capable of achieving picture-perfect looks. Her work has been published in Austin Monthly, Austin Wedding Day, Tribeza, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Austin’s Wedding Guide, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, Under the Radar and Hairdressers Journal to name a few.
Maris also offers microblading + microshading services for those clients who feel they need a little more help than makeup alone can provide. She is a firm believer in this semi-permanent makeup technique and the natural beauty enhancement it can achieve for her clients. This procedure helps women achieve easy, effortless beauty everyday all the while shaving minutes off their daily makeup routine.
After more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Maris has secured her place among central Texas’ most well known makeup artists. As her clients will attest, it’s her warm heart, calm demeanor and ability to emphasizes the natural beauty in every face that has truly won the hearts of her clientele over the years. Maris specializes in bridal and beauty makeup for the everyday women and feels a kinship with all women who want to highlight their distinctive beauty with the makeup they wear. Her approach to makeup always remains stunning, flawless, yet achievable beauty. She lives south Austin with her husband, their daughter and dog.
3D BROWS Academy - Permanent Makeup Manual Technique of Microblading
CMU College of Makeup Art & Design: Beauty, Bridal, Editorial, Film, Theater & Television makeup
Last Looks Makeup Academy Certified Airbrush Makeup Artist
The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame
The Knot Best of Weddings 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
WeddingWire Brides Choice Awards for 2012, 2011, 2015, 2016
Austin Fashion Week 2010 Peers Choice Award for Best Makeup Artist
2009 Critics Choice awards for Best Use of Color & Most Creative Makeup Artist
The Knot Magazine
American Beauty Magazine
Austin Wedding Day
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
Under the Radar
Style Me Pretty
Grey Likes Weddings
100 Layer Cake
Green Wedding Shoes
June Bug Weddings