Colour Expressions

Trinity, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Not all makeup artists have the extensive background such as I. I spent several working at the university of Arizona skin cancer research center in Tucson, AZ. There, I was a histotechnologist and processed skin tissue. Most of which were unique and unusual, some were malignant. I also assisted in hundreds of skin cancer surgical cases. The experience and knowledge allows me to identify and sometimes recommend treatments to clients. Several times I have identified skin cancers on clients and referred them to a Dermatologist to have it treated. Those clients were very appreciative that I was able to identify their problem. I have and exceptional skin care background that is very valuable to my clients.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I really enjoy what I do because many women are very self conscience of their skin and overall appearance. I am sometime confided in by my clients so I listen and let them vent their issues. I am a shoulder if they need it. Many women have such confidence issues that are deeper than their skin. It's easy for some women to just talk about things because I am unbiased. Also, I am able to make corrections to their skin and give women their confidence back. That alone is priceless. I make them feel beautiful and happy; I give them guidance to apply their makeup on their own. It gives me great pleasure to help another woman with their beauty inside and out.
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Location

Trinity, FL 34655

Years in business

5

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

50

Reviews

20 Reviews
  • Nicole P. Jul 1, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    She was very good, very talented, extremely friendly and willing to work with me until we achieved what I wanted... I would definitely recommend her.
  • Kimberly O. Jun 13, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Racheal seemed great but just stopped responding to any messages. She asked for pictures of what kind of updo I wanted and what my hair looked like. I sent her both, she said ok do you want to do a trial? I said yes and was really excited, ready to pay a deposit or in full. She just never responded. It's been almost two weeks. I marked her as hired the day she asked me if I wanted to do a trial. If her lack of communication is any indication of what's to come then count me out.
  • Molly C. May 4, 2016
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Although the timing of the event that was scheduled did not end up working out to get my make up done, Raechel was awesome! Great communication and flexibility. Will definitely use for future events.
  • Nicole P. Jul 1, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    She was very good, very talented, extremely friendly and willing to work with me until we achieved what I wanted... I would definitely recommend her.
  • Kimberly O. Jun 13, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Racheal seemed great but just stopped responding to any messages. She asked for pictures of what kind of updo I wanted and what my hair looked like. I sent her both, she said ok do you want to do a trial? I said yes and was really excited, ready to pay a deposit or in full. She just never responded. It's been almost two weeks. I marked her as hired the day she asked me if I wanted to do a trial. If her lack of communication is any indication of what's to come then count me out.
  • Molly C. May 4, 2016
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Although the timing of the event that was scheduled did not end up working out to get my make up done, Raechel was awesome! Great communication and flexibility. Will definitely use for future events.
  • Palak P. Apr 22, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Everything was perfect! These ladies were very sweet and knew what they were doing. I felt and looked amazing for my engagement party. I wish I didn't sign my contract already or else I would love to have them for my wedding! They are amazing and I Highly recommend them to anybody who's reading this!!
  • Mandi B. Apr 18, 2016
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Alisa S. Apr 13, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Rachael did an amazing job. My makeup not only looked natural and beautiful but it also lasted all night even through my beach wedding. She also went above and beyond to help my daughters. I highly recommend her!
  • Heather G. Mar 31, 2016
    Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Racheal and team were great! They arrived on time and were beyond professional throughout. I expressed to Racheal I wanted flowers in my hair, and she brought one with her. She honestly went above and beyond. They all truly listened to our needs and made my mom, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, bestie and flower girl feel like princesses. My hair held up in the Florida humidity which is a feat in and of itself! Well done!!!
  • Michelle G. Mar 14, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal was absolutely amazing. We had the most hectic day possible and Racheal and her assistant were calm and made everyone look BEAUTIFUL! My makeup stayed on all night flawlessly (12 hrs!+). Her and her daughter are an amazing team. They did 5+ girls while working together to create an unforgettable wedding. OUR PICTURES LOOK AMAZING. I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Their work was absolutely stunning. I thank you so much for making my wedding so beautiful:) If you choose anyone else for your wedding or special occasion, it would be a mistake;) Thanks again racheal!!
  • Britney K. Mar 9, 2016
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal is absolutely amazing at her job. Racheal and her daughter made me look and feel like the most beautiful bride on my wedding day. They not only did my hair and makeup, they made sure I felt comfortable during the entire process. Racheal had skin care suggestions leading up to my big day to make my skin look flawless. She is so nice and really takes pride in her work. Also, she made my bridesmaids look stunning. I would reccomend her to anyone! Thank you again Racheal!!!
  • Samaris T. Dec 15, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Very outgoing and friendly. Rachael made me feel very comfortable during the make up trial. The makeup was very simple and elegant. Can't wait to working with you again. Fantastic job!!!
  • Barbara R. Nov 16, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal did my makeup and hair for my wedding day and I felt so beautiful. She did an amazing job and was very professional and brought along some hair pieces for me to try out. I ended up not using them but her effort did not go unnoticed. She also did my daughters hair and makeup along with 2 other bridesmaids and my mother (makeup only). My girls were all satisfied and looked stunning. Racheal is also very friendly and listened when I told I wanted to lighten up my makeup after an initial trial run. She was great to work with and I will definitely be contacting her again for future events.
  • Janet B. Sep 14, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    I looked like Phyllis Diller with the fake eye lashes and the makeup was done so poorly I looked like a corpse. Definitely not the look a bride is going for. I could not wait to get the makeup off my face! She offered to do another session free of charge, but decided to pass on the offer! Very disappointed!
    Replied to Janet B. - Sep 15, 2015

    Janet, You did not look like Phyllis Diller. I offered you the option of 3D fiber mascara. I could have used that instead. We decided together to use lashes.Lashes look different from one person to the next. I can't control how you look in them; I can only offer other options. As for the rest of your makeup, you didn't look like a corps. The color matched your skin tone well. Some of your flaws may have been more visible with the foundation we chose to use on you. Also, if you recall. I mentioned a new product to help with all the lines on your face. I told you I had tried it on another client and her feedback was that it left a residue and made her dry. I also mentioned she was the first client I used this on so I was not sure how your skin would respond.Unfortunately, when I applied it on you, you were also left with a white residue on your skin. You agreed to try it knowing this was a possible outcome. I do agree the cream eye shadow made you lids look very wrinkled and aged. I told you the next time we would use traditional powder shadows. I offered to do a second trial at no cost which you originally agreed to do in October after you are tan. One of the issues with your skin is smoking and sun damage; therefore, most makeup with showcase your flaws rather than hide them.If one never conditions their skin then the makeup isn't going to look flawless. It's kind of like painting, a painting...it's only as good as the canvas its painted on. I'm sorry that for you things didn't turn out the way you expected; I've never had a disappointed client until you. I've been is this business for many years. I hope you are able to find someone that can create a look that is to you satisfaction.

  • Maddison W. Sep 4, 2015
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
  • Melissa L. Aug 24, 2015
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal was amazing! extremely happy with the results. She made sure I felt beautiful! Definitely recommend!
  • Bri R. Aug 23, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Super sweet on time and professional. I really loved my experience.
  • Nancy F. May 18, 2015
    Wedding Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal did the makeup for my bridal party and my mother (5 total). She was professional, efficient, punctual (we started at 7:30am), and we all looked beautiful. I highly recommend her!
  • Hailey K. Apr 25, 2015
    Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Racheal is very nice and friendly. I felt like during the few hours she was here she not only made me look amazing. She also got to know me and my family. I couldn't of asked for anything better. She definitely took the time to ask after each thing she did to ask if I liked it, which made me feel more comfortable. I received compliments all night about my make up. She's definitely a great make up artist, I will definitely hire her next year! (:
  • Dee W. Mar 25, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Racheal and her daughter Lindsey were simply amazing. they worked with our busy schedule and the day of the wedding,fit into our group as if they were family. Our craziness didn't faze them at all. Their work was outstanding and the results were stunning! I would highly highly recommend Racheal! Thank you for making my daughter's special day even better! -dee wilson
  • Kiel L. Mar 23, 2015
    Event Makeup
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  • Sarah D. Mar 16, 2015
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Racheal was amazing to work with!! Very helpful, extremely friendly, and made me look amazing for my wedding.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I do many on line courses on new trends. I also attend 2 shows a year in the US.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My mother was always skin conscience so she always told my sisters and I to always protect out skin. She gave us oil of olay as teens and told us to we were to use it until we were old enough to make our own skin care choices. From then on I was curious about skin. I got a job in a Dermatology office at age 18 and have worked in the field ever since. I was a model in my teens and early adult years so my beautiful skin paid off. I am very thankful for good genes and great parenting by my mother for her looking out for my skin.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I perform skin evaluations as part of my initial consultation. If necessary, I will make a recommendation for skin care regimen to improve skin texture, color, etc. I then complete the evaluation and apply makeup (I use airbrush technique) and apply lashes if requested.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have a recent client that was very frustrated because she has very sun damaged skin, pigment issues and Rosacea and could not find anyone to help her with makeup.She had been to 4 people already. Using my years of Dermatology experience, I evaluated her skin, made recommendation for over the counter remedies, and referred her to a dermatologist for her Rosacea. In my opinion, she required further treatment from a physician. Then I covered all of her flaws then went over it with airbrush. She was extremely happy and is a returning client.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice is to make sure the makeup artist you choose can answer all of your questions without swaying away from what you are asking. This usually means the "artist" may not have the experience that he or she might portray. Also, ask several questions about skin care. A good artist will have skin care experience and will choose to treat or advise of skin condition to prepare/improve the skin complexion if necessary. Makeup artistry is like canvas. The nicer the canvas, the better the color sets and the outcome is beautiful.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I would like for customers to know that makeup astistry isn't just about makeup, It is about what is below the skin and the importance of correction to make one beautiful on her special day. Also, to continue maintaining the skin regimen. Several of my clients are regulars for their skin care needs. I feel it is so important to fix the problem areas of the skin first. I will not apply makeup to someone who refuses to correct their skin if it is severely damaged by the sun. I am very professional, confident, and knowledgeable. My clients will have beautiful skin and will have been educated on how to continue with it. I am always available to my clients for assistance when needed.