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I took two one-on-one makeup classes with Mayra over the past few years and loved both. I enjoyed chatting with her and learning about her profession, and she was very skilled in makeup application and instruction for Asian complexions and Asian eyes. I am tan Chinese with asymmetrical eyelids (sounds weird, I know), so I wanted to learn makeup application and foundation matching. I'd always wanted her to do my hair and makeup, but had no occasion for it until my sister's wedding. I booked an appointment with her a few months in advance for the morning of the wedding. I explained that I had to drive out to the venue and when I had to leave her studio, so she knew when to schedule my appointment and have me ready and out the door. We started promptly and she had me ready to go at the time she promised. There was no hassle and everything went smoothly from start to finish. My hair and makeup turned out beautifully! I brought the bridesmaid dress I would be wearing for the ceremony and speeches as well as the dress I would change into for the reception, and Mayra made sure that the look would match both the sparkly sequined floor length dress and the more demure, dark blue lace overlay dress. She was able to work with my long, straight, flat hair and create volume and a stylish bun. The overall makeup application was relatively quick and I could tell Tiffany had an expert eye gained from years in the profession. She explained how the foundation would look over the course of photos, ceremony, and reception, how I would only have to powder once but everything else would not need to be touched up, and how the makeup look would coordinate with both dresses and look fabulous. She also explained what color lipstick to use if the lipstick she applied on me wore off over the evening. Throughout the almost hour and a half appointment, she was very patient, easy going, and pleasant to chat with, whether about weddings, makeup, or skincare. I had a very pleasant experience. Everything Mayra told me was spot on - I only had to powder once, my makeup did not smear in the heat and sweat (even though other bridesmaids' did), and the hair and makeup looked wonderful with both outfits. So far I have not seen the official wedding photos but all the photos taken of me on iPhones have looked so beautiful and flawless, yet I looked very much like me and not overdone. I got so many compliments over the day and evening, and she made me so beautiful for such a special event. I highly recommend taking her makeup classes and booking her for future appointments. She won't disappoint - she is very professional and has years of industry expertise to back up the price tag.
I loved working with Chantelle! She taught me how to use the makeup I already have in much more flattering ways for my coloring, and she gave me some great suggestions for some new products and ideas to try. I would highly recommend working with Chantelle for any makeup needs you have!
I trained with Cassandra at her makeup academy to become certified in HD Makeup because I didn't have enough money to attend a regular school and I'm so happy with my choice. She's a real teacher at Blush School of Makeup so I trusted she would teach me everything there is to know about makeup. She even went out of her way to help me learn more about basic and bridal makeup. She taught me the fundamentals to build my portfolio and website too, which has helped me with booking amazing jobs. I like that Cassandra was flexible with my crazy schedule. The best part? I received a letter of recommendation and master certificate for my hours of training at the academy. Thank you, Cassandra!
Amanda is fantastic! She has such a passion for her art and it completely shows in her work. She did my hair and makeup on my wedding day and it couldnt have been more perfect. She listens to what you want and gives her own suggestions to make you look and feel amazing. Not only is Amanda is extremely knowledgeable (Ive def emailed/texted for advice!) and a perfectionist but shes so fun and great to work with! I would highly recommend Amanda for any and all of your makeup needs!
Susan has been doing it ALL of me for the past couple of years. From makeup, to ombré, to extensions, I only trust her. I finally decided to try hair extensions and it was amazing! Susan blended them perfectly and everyone just thought my hair had grown longer. When I looked at the before and after pictures, I was left wondering why nobody told me that my hair was extremely choppy. But the hair extensions fixed that right up! I'll be getting hair extensions again soon. Nothing compares to the fullness of having the hair extensions in! They are very easy to style, make your hair much more voluminous, and of course they add length. You won't regret having Susan take care of any of your hair and makeup needs!
I had the best time with Pearl. Not only is she awesome at what she does, she make sure to connect with her clients. Its not just a makeup session and part ways. She makes good conversation to get to know you and a chance to get to know her as well. She is a perfectionist and fun artist. I have told all my friends and family about her. She is definitely my permanent makeup artist until eternity. Thnx Pearl keep up the good work and good spirit.
Professional, best makeup job I've ever had. Absolutely beautiful, detailed & amazingly calming experience. Top notch!
She's a fabulous person A pro makeup artist, she did makeup for monologues of the vagina, And the silicone valley, she's a grate MUA
Kristine, of Makeup Mobile, is awesome to work with! She is an amazing makeup artists and knows how to enhance a person's natural beauty and make them look dramatic but not overdone. For those nights or days when you just need to look glam without the effort, call Makeup Mobile! She can even offer a personal class on how to do your makeup. I prefer her live training over trying to watch a very layer video that's hard to follow. Keep it simple - let her come to you.
I've had several opportunities to work side by side with Sabrina and she is an outstanding makeup artist and special FX artist! Her commitment to giving the client exactly what they desire, along with her creativity and professionalism truly show her passion and commitment to her artistry. She is well organized and mindful with her time in addition to being a pleasure to work with. Her experience working on films, tv shows and producing editorial work for magazines gives her a unique edge and makes her one of the most sought after artists in the Bay Area. I am very grateful I've had the opportunities I've had to work with her and see her work! I highly recommend her. -Heather Kinzie
This was my first experience with Thumbtack, I must say they did an awesome job with this referral. Janill is truly incredible, informative and an expert with her craft. She very professional; I loved my makeover. She taught me how to use my makeup brushes, what types of eye shades works with hooded eyes, contouring and how to create my missing eyebrows. Her knowledge of makeup application was superb. I can't wait to schedule my next advance color class with her. I highly recommend her service. Thanks Janill
Krizia is an amaaaazing makeup artist, bomb makeup skills & super down to earth, makes it easy to talk to her.
I've worked with Jane on plenty of projects whether being her model, photographer, or even just having my makeup done for events like Halloween and conventions. She's both professional and incredibly friendly and easy to work with. I can count on her to pay attention to details and make everything look as perfect as possible for shoots and any event I've needed makeup for.
Marla is a master at making you feel beautiful inside and out. She's done my makeup for special occasions and professional headshots. She also does small classes if you want some DIY advice on how to work with the tools and make up you already have.
Megan and Paola did an amazing job! They taught our group of 18 girls (13-14 yrs old) and kept their attention for two hours. The girls had a fantastic time and left the class knowing how to properly care for their skin and how to apply makeup that is suitable for their age. I would highly recommend Megan and Paola!!
Janessa was so wonderful! She did my hair and makeup for my baby shower. She was very competitively priced while maintaining a high quality job, was very flexible, always responded quickly, answered my many questions, was very friendly and ready for me even when I showed up a little early! I would highly recommend her and I will go to her again in the future! She even did my hair when I initially just wanted makeup done. I got to many compliments through out the day! My hair and makeup was still looking great by the end of the night, I didn't want to wash it off!
Céci is amazing!! This past Saturday I took a 1 hour class on makeup application from her. She seriously changed my world. I can now apply makeup with ease, and do it right. She taught me the proper application for my face,eyes and lips. Its amazing how a little blush or bronzer in exactly the right spot makes such a huge difference. I can do an every day look and a dramatic look that is just perfect. She taught me how to use the color pallets that I have, and recommended a few things that I should purchase to complete my makeup collection. I would recommend her to the occasional makeup wearer, and to the every day wearer because I guarantee she will teach you how to enhance your beauty with tips and instruction that will make you feel great. Thank you Céci for taking your time with me and being super sweet. I will be seeing you soon.
Tracey has provided professional makeup and skin care services for me ( and my friends) on more than one occasion. I was thrilled with the make up she did for me for my high school reunion. She showed up early to get me ready and set up her equipment and styling tools. Tracey explained different options for make up and also suggested skin care for my type of skin. She also styled my hair and I looked and felt stunning for my class reunion! I plan on hiring her again for my next special event.
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