Dermaplaning Special Offer

Take $15 off any dermaplaning treatment (reg: $75)!
Valid only from 9/17 - 10/2. Appointment required. Click here to book.


Q: What is dermaplaning and what are the benefits?

A: Dermaplaning is a safe, painless and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure that removes layers of dead skin cells. The skin is left feeling soft, brighter and refreshed. This treatment provides both instant and cumulative results, with no downtime. Dermaplaning helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and allows for more effective product penetration. We offer dermaplaning as a standalone service or as an add-on to any signature facial.

Fall In Love With Our New Seasonal Facials


It's almost that time of year again! Come celebrate the beginning of fall with our new seasonal facial specials. Come see why our fall facials have a cult following! They are truly a delight for both your skin and your senses!

Our seasonal facials are one hour in length and include ultrasonic deep cleansing, exfoliating enzyme treatment, steam, extractions, facial mask, therapeutic massage and anti-aging LED light therapy session. Comes complete with a professional skincare analysis and homecare recommendations. On special for $85. Click here to book your appointment or call 518.316.0543

Awarded BEST SPA in the Capital Region 2018!

I am so humbled to have Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare been named the BEST SPA in the Capital Region 2018 by The ALT newspaper (Vol 2, Issue 29)!! Thank you to all of my amazing clients who I have had the wonderful privilege of getting to know and work with over these years! This wouldn't have been possible without all of you and your support. I am incredibly honored to even have been named among the two largest spas in the area, let alone named the winner. Thank you all so much for choosing my services for your makeup and skincare needs. I love that I get to do what I am truly passionate about - day in and day out! I look forward to many years to come with you all...

With Gratitude,


Our New Gentlemen's Facial

Father's Day is coming up on June 17th! Get the special man in your life a gift certificate to enjoy our NEW gentleman's facial! This luxurious facial features a French Oak Smoked Bourbon Enzyme and a Black Pepper Detox Mask to reduce signs of aging, address dark spots, manage breakouts, treat clogged hair follicles and remove dead, rough skin. Also, includes a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. On sale for only $75! Limited availability. Please click here for booking or to request more information.


Radio Interview with 100.9 The Cat

This morning, I was invited to be on 100.9 The Cat with Kevin & Dana to discuss skincare tips for spring. I had such a blast! In case you missed the broadcast, you can take a listen to the full interview below...

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Celebrate Spring With Our New Cherry Blossom Facial

Celebrate spring with our new 🌸 Cherry Blossom Facial 🌸 This is a perfect treatment for normal to combination skin, in need of brightening. This facial helps promotes deep hydration that protects from environmental damage while relieving the surface signs of aging. The Cherry Enzyme contains arbutin, kojic and lactic acid to provide extreme lightening capabilities. The enzyme is followed up with the Goji Berry Yogurt Mask that will nourish the skin and create a beautiful, healthy glow. Facial comes complete with professional analysis, ultrasonic extractions and relaxing massage. A one hour service for $85.


Now Booking Prom Appointments

It's that time of year again!!! :)  I absolutely love working with my beautiful prom clients! We always have so much fun together!

If you were interested in reserving your 2018 prom appointment, I recommending reaching out ASAP as we are filling up extremely fast. Don't miss out on our amazing prom special pricing of $75, which includes complimentary false lashes and airbrush foundation, if desired (a $40 discount)!

Please click the "Booking / Contact" tab above or call 518.316.0543 to inquire about our availability.


What Your Winter Skin Craves...

Our new seasonal Raspberry White Peach Facial is packed with antioxidants and provides wonderful anti-aging benefits for ALL skin types and ages. It contains only fruit enzymes, with no acids added, and it can be used on anyone, including pregnant women and sensitive skin. Raspberry soothes irritations and provides anti-inflammatory-like benefits. Peach softens the skin and is aromatically relaxing, and hibiscus flower and pumpkin add the exfoliating properties to this enzyme. Peach also helps to balance moisture levels, irritation and aids in photo-aging repair. This is the PERFECT way to treat parched winter skin!

Give your skin and your senses a delightful treat and reserve your appointment for a Raspberry White Peach Facial! Enjoy one hour of bliss that includes: ultrasonic deep cleansing, enzyme exfoliating treatment, relaxing massage and a complimentary anti-aging or anti-acne LED light therapy upgrade for only $85! Please click the "Booking / Contact" tab above to reserve your appointment, or call 518.316.0543



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Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards!

It is with a full heart and so much gratitude that I announce that we were selected as a winner for the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards for the third consecutive year! Wow! Thank you to all of our amazing brides who made this possible! We truly had such a wonderful time this past year getting to know all of you, meeting your families, hearing your love stories, and being a part of such a special day. Each year we grow bigger and bigger and I thank you all so much for recommending our services to your friends and loved ones. It is with much excitement that I look upon the upcoming year! Cheers to another fabulous wedding season! Thank you so much!!




Winter Seasonal Facial Special

Out of all of our amazing seasonal facial specials that we offer, this one is my absolute favorite!  The Orange Clove Facial is just what you need to refresh your skin and brighten up your complexion!  This is a perfect winter treatment to help your skin go from dull to dazzling!

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This facial features the following products:

Orange Zest Enzyme:  This enzyme is a powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin with 4% lactic and 1.5% glycolic acids that digest dead skin cells and soften sebum.  The antioxidants within the orange are a perfect anti-aging treatment that will create a healthy glow.

Vanilla Clove Hydrating Mask: A creamy mask great for hydrating and infusing nourishment into the skin.

To reserve your appointment, please visit our Online Booking page.

Happy holidays!



Mariana & Alex's Gorgeous Fall Wedding

September and October are our highest booked months for weddings here at Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare. It's no wonder why couples want to tie the knot in the fall, with the gorgeous autumn backdrops we are blessed with here in the northeast! My bride Mariana and her fiance Alex didn't let the rainy day stop them from having a blast and getting stunning photos!  Photographers Keith and Meghan Hitlin from Hitlin Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty of their special day! If you are in need of wedding photographer, I would highly recommend checking them out! 

Hair styling for Mariana and her bridal party was provided by the very talented Julie Potter Master Stylist (who I recommend to all of my brides). Makeup for the bridal party with done by yours truly, assisted by Rachel.

We are now booking dates into winter of 2018.  Contact us to get a customized quote for your big day and let us help you create your dream wedding!




Tai & Noah's Wedding

It has been a very busy wedding season here at Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare!  Thank you to all of the brides who have chosen us for your big day!  It is such an incredible honor to share in such a special occasion!

On today's blog, I present you with photos from a recent wedding I did makeup for down in Kinderhook.  These photos were taken by photographer Keira Lemonis who never ceases to amaze me with her gorgeous captures!  I am so in love with these!  My bride Tai did such a lovely job putting everything together!  It was truly a magical day!  

For Tai's makeup, she had requested to do something natural that would tie in with her bohemian, outdoor wedding.  I used our long-wear airbrush foundation, paired with neutral, matte shadows on the eyes, a peach blush, a shimmery champagne highlighter on the cheekbone, a light, coral lip gloss and a pair of false lashes to complete the look. The airbrush foundation was a perfect choice to withstand the 90+ degree weather she had that day!

Thank you for visiting our page!  Click here to request more information on our bridal services.



Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Keira Lemonis

Catering: Heirloom Fire

Vintage Rentals: North Country Vintage Rentals

Makeup Artist: Erin Ford

Flowers: Family friends

Prom Makeup

Here at Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare, we are in full swing of prom season!  I love it!  It is so fun to work with these amazing young women on such a memorable occasion!

Here is a look at two of my beauties from this past weekend! Aren't they stunning?!?  The are both wearing our 18 hour long-wear airbrush makeup and false lashes.  Miss H. opted to do a glowing, dewy look, while Miss J. preferred to do an all-matte look.  Both so lovely!  Thank you for sharing this photo with me of your big night!

Select prom dates are still available.  Message us to learn more about our specials!




The Forever Young Facial

 We are so excited to announce our newest service:


This facial is packed with anti-aging powerhouses, including:

  • VITAMIN C - powerful antioxidant, supports collagen production, brightens, firms, helps fight sun damage
  • GLYCOLIC ACID- alpha hydroxy acid, resurfaces skin, treats fine lines & wrinkles
  • RETINOL - a powerful form of vitamin A, helps increase the cell turnover rate, treats hyperpigmatation, fine lines & wrinkles
  • SODIUM HYALURONATE - hydrates, plumps skin
  • GREEN TEA - powerful antioxidant, neutralizes harmful free radicals, prevents sagging, anti-inflammatory, soothes, delays signs of aging
  • Also includes: Anti-Aging LED treatment and Microcurrent (Non-Invasive Facial Lift)!

This 75 minute facial will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed!   See instant lifting, firming and smoothing of fine lines!  Works wonders for saggy eyelids and crows feet too!  Perfect when you want to look your best for an upcoming event! Click here to book now.


Behind the Scenes: Bridal Beauty

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of working with one of my beautiful brides, Maddie.  Here is behind the scenes look at the makeup I did for her big day.  What a sweetheart she is!  It was so wonderful getting to be a part of her big day!

I am so excited to meet all my lovely 2017 brides!  It's truly going to be a GREAT year!!

Click here to learn more about our bridal services.



Did you know?

Did you know that Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare offers $7 flat rate Priority shipping nationwide for ALL skincare orders? Reorder your favorite professional strength natural products from Skin Script Rx from the comfort of your own home! Click here to visit our online store and shop 24/7!

Headshot Session


I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day! I just wanted to stop in and share a couple of images from a recent shoot with Lana Ortiz Photography that I did makeup for. Our client Dale had come to Lana to have new business headshots taken.  I love how these came out! Lana does such a nice job of capturing a person's personality and spirit in photos.  I definitely suggest checking her out if you are in need of some new photos for yourself or even of your family!  She does it all!



PUBLISHED: Syracuse Woman Magazine

I am so thrilled to announce that my makeup work has been published in both the January and the February 2017 issues of Syracuse Woman Magazine! Available on newsstands now! 

(Photographer: Dan Doyle)

2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Winner!

It is with a full heart and much gratitude that I am able to announce that we have won the 2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award again!!  Thank you to all of our brides this past year that made this possible!  It was truly a WONDERFUL wedding season and I had the opportunity to meet so many amazing women! I appreciate you all for choosing Erin Ford Makeup + Skincare as your bridal beauty expert!  I look forward to sharing these special moments with my 2017 brides!  :)

Click here to learn more about our bridal services.



Benefits of Facials

Facials are truly a MUST-HAVE for every woman of every age!  They not only feel amazing and help you to relax, but they also provide many health benefits to the skin!  Getting regular facials is essential to a beautiful complexion and helping to reduce the signs of aging.  I recommended that clients receive facials once a month to maintain the health and appearance of their skin.  

Click here to book skincare services 24/7 with our online booking system.

I often get asked, "what happens during a facial?"  During our one-hour Signature European Facials we include the following:

  1. Client consultation to review current health and lifestyle, discuss current skincare routine and determine skincare goals
  2. Deep cleansing of the skin
  3. Analysis of the skin using a magnified lamp to assess sun damage, pore size, hydration levels, signs of aging, clogging / breakouts, etc.  Based on our analysis, we will choose an appropriate line-up of products to use during your facial treatment.
  4. Exfoliation (using scrub or chemical exfoliant) to improve skin's texture, fine lines and help fade dark spots
  5. Application of steam to increase micro-circulation, open pores, hydrate skin and soften impactions
  6. Perform extractions (unclogs pores, rids skin of blackheads and blemishes)
  7. Application of facial mask to help reduce redness / inflammation, nourish, calm and hydrate the skin (or absorb excess oils if necessary)
  8. Therapeutic massage of face, hands, arms, shoulders and neck
  9. Professional recommendations for home care and future treatments to help achieve skin care goals

As you can see, there are many benefits to receiving regular facials!  If you are curious to learn more, drop me a message! I offer complimentary skincare consultations at my studio, so you are welcome to come in and learn more about what we have to benefit your individual concerns.

Thanks for stopping by!