I was a little hesitant to use thumb tack to find a make up artist, but after my experience with Aura I am so glad I did! I hired Aura to do my make up for my engagement photo shoot with my fiancé. She wasn't the least expensive of the quotes that I received however I liked her pictures and all of her reviews, which is why I decided to hire her. She was very attentive to my needs and made sure she had a good understanding of the look that I was going for before we got started. Throughout the process she had me look in the mirror several times to make sure that I liked the way it was looking so far and ask if there was anything I wanted her to change, which I really appreciated (although there was never a need to change anything). Also, I had told her that my biggest pet peeve is when my face looks more pale then my body and since I'm pretty tan right now that's something I was concerned about. Aura matched the airbrush makeup color to my skin tone perfectly! When she was finished my make-up looked fantastic! Thanks to Aura, I am confident that our engagement pictures turned out great and I plan to use her again for my wedding! The only thing that I would suggest is allowing a little extra time if it's the first time she does your make-up because it did take a little longer then expected... but that's understandable considering that she had never seen me before. Another big bonus is that she keeps all of her make-up very clean and sanitary. She had just run out of disposable mascara wands so decided to open up a brand new tube of mascara to use on me and then gave it to me to keep when she was finished. With all that being said, I would highly recommend her for make-up application.