Makeup by Raven

Thousand Oaks, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I'm an LA Certified Makeup Artist and have been professionally doing Bridal and Special Event makeup the past three years. I'm mostly known for my work being glamorous but still natural, with emphasis on making eyes really defined and pop. I offer both traditional and airbrush foundation applications and do individual eyelashes for Brides as they do not lift with tears and photograph the most natural and beautiful as they are custom made for your eyes. Makeup is personal, so It's always my priority to listen to my clients' needs and incorporate their comforts and vision into my artistry.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

There is something magical about working so closely with women as a Makeup Artist. Beauty is my passion and I love the opportunities I have to bring more life and light into the features I see. My favorites moments are working with a Bride for her special day! I strive to carry out the vision she has and to be the experience she wants and needs on such an important and happy day in her life.
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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21 Reviews
  • Stacey V. Jun 25, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I was very nervous hiring someone to do my makeup for my wedding. I don't wear very much makeup on a daily basis. Thankfully I hired Raven! From our first email conversation, to our phone and text conversations she was so sweet and attentive to what I wanted and had envisioned for my big day. She arrived right on time for the trial and I was so amazed at the results! It was everything I wanted and more. I felt so beautiful and it was thanks to her. She is so talented! I of course hired her to do my wedding makeup and it came out wonderful! I never looked or felt more beautiful! I will be contacting her in the future when I need my makeup done.
  • Erin M. May 31, 2016
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was absolutely incredible and not only did she make everyone look gorgeous, but she was so sweet and easy to work with. My friend had a quick wedding with little spare time - she met Raven the day of her wedding and trusted me enough to trust Raven. My friend's makeup came out just like she wanted; she felt like herself and looked stunning. She has so much talent and a gift to make each lady feel perfect. I was a bridesmaid, asked to have dramatic eye makeup and let me say that Raven gave me just that; it was amazing. Everyone still had perfect makeup come the end of the night as well. I could keep going on, but just hire her, you will not regret it.
  • Sabrina L. May 2, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    She does beautiful eye makeup! Sabrina
  • Meghan R. Nov 16, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I've always been apprehensive with getting my makeup done for events because I've had some negative experiences in the past, and because I feel like I can do my own makeup pretty well, so I rarely trust someone else with my face. Raven exceeded every expectation I had. She listened to exactly what I wanted, asked for feedback to ensure I was getting what I wanted, and was so approachable that I actually felt comfortable telling her if I wanted something different. I met her for a trial and she was so easy to talk to and made the experience so relaxing that I knew she was perfect for my wedding day. On the day of my wedding she arrived on-time with another makeup artist who was helping her get through the 11 faces they had to get done, and they were on schedule with every single girl. She made sure at every moment that I was having the best wedding day, and made my bridesmaids feel so comfortable. As for the makeup--- it was flawless. We were going for a natural look and every single girl looked amazing. We left my wedding at 11pm and our makeup was still perfect. As a matter of fact, I was so tired that night that I didn't wash my face, and woke up the next day with PERFECT makeup. I'm not even kidding. Thank you Raven for making my day so amazing, and for being such a wonderful, lovely woman to work with. I couldn't recommend you more!
  • Lori A. Sep 27, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven did a fabulous job. On time and very professional. And very easy and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her 😃
  • Juliette M. Sep 21, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    I hired Raven for my wedding this past weekend and she did an Amazing job! I kept getting compliments on my makeup all night long! Thanks to Raven i felt beautiful on my special day! :)
  • Veronica R. Sep 8, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
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  • Courtney I. Aug 31, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven did an awesome job for my wedding! She is very responsive over email, easy to communicate with, very accommodating (brought on other artists/hair people to do the entire wedding party & family who were all excellent as well!!), and overall great at what she does AND at a great price! My make-up was gorgeous for the trial and the wedding -- she's also very flexible and works with you to make certain you're comfortable & love your look. She did an awesome job and is highly recommended!
  • Felicia H. Jul 17, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was punctual and was very considerate of the limited time I had. She was also very considerate about my input, my ideas
  • Tory J. Jul 9, 2015
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    First & foremost, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Raven! She did a phenomenal job on my make-up for my wedding reception. I received so many compliments on the day of on how beautiful I looked & how amazing my make-up looked. Even the next day everyone was saying how great my make-up looked. I don't know what she does, but your make-up will not budge, even if you cry. It's unbelievable. My mother had her make-up done as well by Raven. The next morning I saw my mother & I complimented her on her make-up that morning. Well, it was the same make-up from the night before that Raven did on her, she was too exhausted to wash her face before bed & her make-up still looked amazing the next day! Aside from that, Raven has such a calm & lovely personality, which is refreshing if you are stressed out before your event. She is extremely talented & a true artist. Thank you so much Raven for making me feel & look so beautiful! I look forward to hiring you again in the future! -Tory
  • Vel J. Jun 8, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was wonderful! Such a sweetheart on top of being a fantastic makeup artist. My guests were also very pleased with the work she did on them. Highly recommended and I would love to work with her again!! Thanks, Raven!
  • Christina E. Dec 30, 2014
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Raven's work was perfection! She provided my wedding day makeup, including my mother and bridesmaids. Her skill level is one to be recognized. Raven came with a great supply of product and took care in picking and applying colors. I was impressed with her professionalism in setting up her products, bringing clean brushes and pallets to work with for blending, and finding the right light to work in so she could ensure our makeup would look and photograph flawless. I spent time talking to her before the date, sending pictures and reviewing ideas and she was interested in understanding what I wanted before the date. Absolutely recommended :)
  • Jeanette A. Oct 24, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was so nice and she did a fantastic job on my makeup and my bridesmaid's makeup for my wedding! I would definitely recommend her.
  • Jackie R. Jul 18, 2014
    Raven is by far one of the most talented makeup artists I have ever worked with! Not only is her work outstanding but she is extremely professional and truly relates to her client's needs. A true artist, her work speaks for itself! I highly recommend Raven for all of your special events, she is such a pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed!
  • Brooke B. Jul 3, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    I LOVED my make-up! I am SO happy I found Raven to do my make-up for my rehearsal dinner and wedding weekend! A few words to describe Raven's work are: stunning, beautiful, and perfect! She is beyond sweet, was super easy to work with and by far the most attentive make-up artist I have had! She made my day extra special just by her calm and caring energy along with her willingness to do whatever I needed! On such an important and stressful day, such as your wedding, I highly recommend Raven for all brides! Thank you Raven!!! :)
  • Alicia M. Jun 29, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was amazing! She did an AMAZING job on me and some of my bridal party, even with a large age range! She was super professional and sweet, showed up early ready to go, and was quick! She made everything look natural and listened to everything I asked. She was so easy to work with and I would use her again!
  • Steve S. Jun 16, 2014
    Raven is one of the best Makeup Artists I have worked with. She is always on-time and fully prepared on the set for our fashion and glamour photoshoots. I commend her ability to fulfill our expectations on the set with her techniques and knowledge.
  • Sherry H. May 15, 2014
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Raven was awesome. She listened to everything I wanted done. I sent her emails & pictures of what I wanted & she delivered! Sweet as can be. Proffessional. Totally will use her again in the near future. Thank you Raven for making my wedding day awesome. I felt like a movie star.
  • Caitlin M. Mar 17, 2014
    Raven knows how to bring out natural beauty in everyone! She is patient, and a complete perfectionist when it comes to her work. Flawless finish is the best way to describe it!
  • Carol L. Mar 1, 2014
    Raven is a gifted make-up artist.She gave me a make-up makeover that absolutely blew me away! I could not believe how young I looked and how beautiful I felt. Raven gave that to me and it was a day I will always remember. I can't wait to do it again!! Raven Pinsker is a lovely person, present and kind. Everyone should experience the gift of beauty that she is and will bring out of you.
  • Taylor S. Mar 1, 2014
    Raven is such an amazing makeup artist. She makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. She sees your inner beauty, and enhances your features to help you shine. She did my makeup for a photo shoot, and the pictures were AMAZING!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Always by having a consultation to learn more about my client and the look they are wanting to have. If the makeup is for a Bride, I recommend a trial makeup application and we can schedule that around another special event she has prior to her wedding, or anytime that works for her. Inspiration photos are always encouraged so I can have a clear idea of what she is envisioning.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm LA Certified through The Academy of Makeup and Fashion, and years of experience working on all skin tones, skin types and ages.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Women (all ages) - Brides, models, photographers, non-profit organizations and wedding planners.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Experience and reviews of the Makeup Artist is key - I also recommend hiring an Artist who's work resonates to you.