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Wedding and Event Makeup - Alexandria 2019
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To the best makeup artist on this planet. The one thing I love most about Erica is that the first thing I said to her was that "I want to look like me in my pictures". She not only made me look like me but even better." I have had my face done several times by Erica and never ever was I not satisfied. Her work, and gift is OUTSTANDING.Mar 28, 2017
I highly recommend Erica of Creatingvisions Makeup Artistry! I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) over the years via beauty store consultations and YouTube/Instagram videos to develop a skincare regimen and learn makeup/product application techniques that would work for me. I finally decided to book a professional one-on-one makeup consultation. I searched online and via social media for a local DC area makeup artist that had an impressive portfolio while also offering affordable services—I’m so glad I stumbled upon Erica’s Instagram page (@creatingvisionsmua). I reached out via email and Erica responded very quickly with the information I was seeking. I opted for the at-home natural/glam one-on-one 2.5-hour session as I wanted to learn in my home environment. Weeks before my session, Erica sent a questionnaire that I completed, which provided her with helpful information to know before my appointment (skin tone, skin type, current makeup products used, information re my space to ensure it would work for the home session, etc.). On the day of my appointment, she arrived early to set everything up to ensure our 2.5-hour session would start on time. Erica took her time to cover all agenda items—see below: • Basic skincare needs + Skin Prep • Defining the brows, eyes, using/choosing color shadow, color placement + lashes • Foundation matching – How to match foundation different types & Foundation application • Powder – Setting the face, powder placement, what colors to use • Blush – Choosing your blush color, proper blush placement • Lips – Lip Liner, adding lip color or gloss • Fin…..Bronzer + Highlight + Setting Spray At each step, she thoroughly explained application techniques and recommended products. Additionally, to ensure I was learning, she would complete one side of my face and then allow me to complete the other half—each time giving me feedback on my work. At the end of the session, I was left with a beautiful glam look that I wore the rest of the day and out that evening, receiving many compliments from friends and family. Following my session, Erica sent via email a thorough breakdown of techniques covered and all products used during my session. I cannot thank Erica enough for teaching me about skin care and makeup that make me look and feel my best. It's been a few weeks since my session and I'm happy to report that I've kept up the new skin care regimen and have successfully recreated the natural and glam looks we completed during my session! Again, I highly recommend Erica to any other ladies out there looking to learn about (or increase their knowledge of) skin care and makeup--she'll make you look and feel incredible! -Heather C.Jul 2, 2019
Wedding and Event Makeup
Erica did an awesome job from start to finish. My makeup was flawless! I will definitely hire Erica again!Oct 20, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Makeup
Erica did my wedding makeup and it was phenomenal! She was very professional and knew how to do great coverage for my skin type and condition. I definitely recommend her and will want to use her services again for future events. Thank you Erica! I felt like a queen!Jun 30, 2018Verified
Wedding and Event Makeup
I was in town for an engagement/wedding ceremony and wanted a professional to do my make-up. I discovered Thumbtack and found Erica. I messaged a couple of make-up artists but Erica was the first to get back to me. I sent her the pics of the look I wanted and she answered all my questions about foundations/lashes etc. About 2 days before the event, she contacted me to confirm the date, time and place. She got to my hotel 30 mins early and texted me if I wanted her to wait till it was time or come up early. I loved that she was there early to set up and start. I explained to her exactly what I wanted, and she DELIVERED!! I was shocked how well it came out. I already told her that when whenever I'm in the DMV for an event, I will be contacting her. Her price was a bit high for my budget, but was well worth it. After she was done, she gave me a little goodie bag to refresh my make-up while at the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone in the DMV area.Sep 24, 2019VerifiedCreatingvisions Makeup Artistry's reply
Thank you so much Birago for the review. It was such an honor and I appreciate your business and choosing Creating visions as your makeup artist while you were in town! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I took formal training at Cosmetology School in Washington, DC, then traditional makeup artist training by various celebrity pro artists there after.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started off doing special FX makeup, but then branched out doing more traditional looks.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I'm a multi-faucet makeup artist who have worked with all skin tones, types, textures and genders.