The Sparkling Lady

Red Bank, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

It is a uniquely artistic experience: Beautiful gleaming designs, dramatic face paints in rich,fabulous colors, and incredible jewel-glitter designs that last, studded with glimmering crystals ... accompanied by a gentle touch of tribal wisdom: Heritage Narratives transport listeners and expand their cultural horizons.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with color and light; every opportunity to delight and surprise people by enhancing their party experience is a thrill!

Location

Red Bank, NJ 07701

Years in business

18

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Crystal A. Jun 8, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I can't begin to tell you how incredibly professional, kind, generous, and talented Eve Silver is. She face painted at my fundraiser at St. John Vianney in Holmdel, and her face and body work was so beautiful. All of the kids and parents loved it, and she even went out of her way to paint Nepali flags since the fundraiser was for Nepal! She was so pleasant to communicate with and work with, and everyone was raving about what an incredible job she did at the event. She is a positively lovely person, dedicated, enthusiastic, and passionate. She showed up amply early to the event to setup and even helped us setup for the event! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic face painter! Thanks Eve!
  • Anuj P. May 29, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Eve was wonderful with the kids and did a great job painting. All the children were very comfortable with her. I would definitely use her again!
  • Colleen D. Apr 24, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Eve was great with the kids! They loved her!
  • Tanya C. Feb 15, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Eve was wonderful! My daughter is apprehensive about everything, but with Eve she wAs a different child, she had 3 different paintings done. Thank you so very much Eve!
  • Randi R. Dec 23, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Eve is a true professional. Amazing talent! Everything I expected and more. Helpful, fun,great with the kids and adults. One of the best I have worked with. I already booked her for other parties.
  • Kristina R. Dec 10, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Loved Eve and her work! Sesame Street themed party and Eve was able to paint the characters for the kids. my daughter loved it! She told anyone who would listen about her Cookie Monster that Eve painted on her face! We'll call you again, Sparkling Lady! :)
  • Linda M. Sep 24, 2014
    Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! This year will be the 3rd year I am going to Eve to do my makeup. She totally transforms you beyond what you would expect. She makes her owns scars and has wild ideas plus she is just a genuine wonderful person to be around and really takes pride in her work. I highly recommend her!
  • Diane M. Jan 6, 2014
    Eve does an excellent job facepainting, she's so creative! We've used her at events at the theater and the kids are thrilled with their "new look". Eve has such a great personality and makes the "facepainting experience" fun and friendly!
    Eve S. Jan 6, 2014

    Thanks Diane! The Algonquin Theater in Manasquan is a great venue for my art. I am always excited to be a part of it.

  • Marisol S. Jan 2, 2014
    I absolutely love the Sparling Lady's designs! The henna options are fabulous and remained clear on the skin for three weeks! before slowly fading away. Not only is the product safe for the skin, you can keep changing it ! I am and plan on continuing to be a repeat customer for every event to come as well as for those times when the designs are just for me. The Sparkling Lady is fun, bright and always makes me feel comfortable while in session. I've always received the best compliments on the artwork and they've been wonderful conversation-starters. Thank you Sparkling Lady!
  • Tina M. Dec 31, 2013
    Eve is truly the sparking lady. Very talented however, adds her own flare which makes it rather unique and creative. Did an awesome job for my facepaint piece!
  • Nancy S. Dec 31, 2013
    Eve is an amazing body artist. Whether she is making you look like Frankenstein and his Bride for Halloween, a cute kitty or dog or other animal for children at a birthday party, or beautiful and sparkly hummingbirds, flowers, and butterflies for your friends at your engagement or bachelorette party, Eve works with skill and accuracy to produce an outstanding result which is realistic or fanciful, according to what is the desired look. And the icing on the cake is: she has fun doing it, and makes it fun for everyone else!
  • Lisamarie L. Dec 30, 2013
    Eve Silver ' s work is 2nd to none. The work quality she does is eye captivating. Everyone that she has worked with has nothing but amazing things to say about the beauty and detail that she puts in to her designs. The detail is flawless and she backs her work 100%. No one leaves her without being fully thrilled with the work she has done. She simply is incredible.
  • Eliezer S. Dec 30, 2013
  • Barbara V. Sep 9, 2013
    Fantastic! Eve Silver's work is professional and creative. I have attended several events where she was doing face painting. The painting was quite impressive as her attention to details is amazing. She is wonderful with children who just adore her and they are so excited when they see the results. She is an extremely talented artist and loves her work and it shows. Great fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. We love her!!
    Eve S. Sep 9, 2013

    Thank you, Barbara! I lose myself in the color and light, and draw my art subjects into their own designs as well. Whether small or elaborate, I focus on unique design and splendid, colorful, results.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Wall Art Murals are priced per foot of wall art and depend on design complexities.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Art is fluid, living and lively. I am constantly learning from other artists, congregating with seasoned professionals and learning from newcomers. There are no 'in-between' moments: I play my concertina, write songs, and work on perfecting my 'circular breathing' by using my didgeridoo box, a lovely wooden instrument hollowed out by termites in the scarce woods of Australia. The eerie, windswept tones and haunting, low rhythms travel for miles across the vast and barren areas of Australia. I will never forget the sounds ...
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As a Medical Research Analyst I created a product for women who had lost their nipple and areola complexes to mastectomy or mastopexy. It is The MeAgain Kit, an all natural, henna-based product, the first of its kind, which simulates and re-creates the lovely appearance of a women's breast. I designed a variously sized breast stencil so that any woman can change the size and shape of her nipple and areola complex. The result is stunning: a lovely, natural henna stain. It is long-lasting, and fades naturally. My work with henna once again focused my artistic nature. I paint and create special FX for theater work, write, perform and sing. I have been a motivational speaker and lectured internationally as well. I share my stories and focus on drawing people together, in joy.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The Sparkling Lady is featured Face Paint Artist touring with The UniverSoul Circus, eagerly sought by all ... by everyone! Corporations and municipalities as well as schools and organizations, parties, clubs, tea parties, parent organizations and showers for adults. Children love The Sparkling Lady's gentle manner, shining, sparkling faces, funny songs, poetry and stories. Hire her for communions, quinceneras, and all your events, fun and educational!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A private party contacted me, very last minute ... they were very excited to find that I could fit them in and be ready and on the spot as if they had planned to have me there all the time! Everyone loved my glittering faces and tats (sparkling removable glitter tattoos) and I had many ask for my cards.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Glad you found me! Always search for professional face paint make-up artists. I use only skin safe face and body paints. Never accept the use of acrylic paints or what is called "black henna" on skin!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
EDITOR: I am a retired Science Editor. I have written copy, created marketing materials, and elegant brochures, for corporations and organizations. I often edit and write resumes and cover-letters for individuals. All my work has been well received. WRITER: I am a Writer and Singer/Song Writer. My stories and lyrics are simple or complex, depending on the needed results. I am often asked to write lyrics for loops (pre-recorded musical songs or snippets). I was a long time member in good standing of the American Medical Writers Association. My work has been published. PROFESSIONAL STORYTELLER: I am an International Narrative Storyteller and ELDER MEMBER of the WORD CRAFT CIRCLE of Indigenous Writers and Storytellers.