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Hands of Essence
Hands of Essence

Hands of Essence

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Introduction: As a certified makeup artist, I render services for weddings, proms, and special events. I have worked in Illinois, Indiana and the state of Arizona for photographers. I’m sorry, but I DO NOT DO HAIR. I am a certified MUA and licensed nail tech. I am kind courteous, friendly and try my best to make you as beautiful as you imagined that you can be, for your special day 🌸💖 Please allow 48 hours in advance of booking time. Thank you 😊 ******Will only accept with a non refundable deposit on hired jobs.

Hired 17 times

1 similar job done near you

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3 employees

24 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Wedding and Event Makeup - Chicago 2021

    Wedding and Event Makeup

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and punctuality.

Great 4.8

12 reviews


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Julieann C.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Dee was very professional and easy to work with. She made me feel very comfortable and made applying my makeup a team effort. My makeup was on point and I loved it... I hated that I had to remove that work of art at the end of the day....😊
Hands of Essence's reply
🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️❤️ I’m so pleased that you were happy with my work. You were a delight to work with as well. It was my pleasure to see your event go well. 🥰
Jan 17, 2021
Stephanie T.

Wedding and Event Makeup

D was wonderful. She is a true artist. She even came to our hotel the night before my daughter's wedding to let the girls choose their colors. Her energy is amazing. I would definitely recommend her services.
Hands of Essence's reply
😁😁😁😁🥰 thank you so much for welcoming me into your enjoyable family!!!! I’m glad that you loved your makeup. 🎨 I had a wonderful time.
Oct 4, 2020
Aichatou S.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Thank you again Cordelia for coming..she is very professional, punctual and very nice..she came with all her makeup..she give me a natural look on my birthday..I definitely recommend her..
Dec 14, 2020
Marissa M.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Dee was amazing! She is personable and an all around awesome person, both to work with & in life. I’m a photographer & hired Dee to do make up for my client for a graduation photo shoot. My client rarely wears make up, and Dee accounted for that by doing a soft glam and making sure my client still looked like herself. Dee went above & beyond for us & I would definitely book her again.
May 7, 2021
Rebecca G.

Wedding and Event Makeup

From start to finish, Dee was professional and friendly. I sent her as picture of what I wanted and she did just want I wanted. My photo shoot was a complete success and my boyfriend loved it! Thank you soo much for making my birthday shoot amazing!
Mar 28, 2021
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Cordelia Adams


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I’ve been a makeup artist since 1993 and have experience with many different types of makeup and people. I work hard to please each client as I know that they expect the best from me. I am reasonable and enjoy what I do. I give discounts as the number of people increase.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I go through a consultation in advance of what is needed for the event. I like clarity of what is expected of me and my services. I will attempt a trial of colors and foundations so no mistakes are made on the special day of the event

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a bachelors degree in art. Therefore I see faces as a canvas. I went to Arizona and got certified in makeup artistry and began working with a photographer, doing makeup on his clients, once a month. I worked between home and Arizona for a year before settling here doing special events, birthdays, weddings etc.

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