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About Makeup by Vesta

hired 207 times on Thumbtack

How does your service stand out?

Listen to the needs of my clients, flexibility and authenticity and also making them extremely comfortable in my chairs..

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being creative and offering great service and meeting my client's needs.

Location

Brooklyn, NY 11205

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  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta just did my wedding a week ago and I just have to say that she is one of the kindest, most talented people I have met! She made everyone in my bridal party feel so special and they all looked beautiful.

    I promise if you hire Vesta she will take great care of you and you will feel and look your best!

    Thank you Vesta for such an amazing experience! Hopefully we can work together again soon!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 23, 2016

    Dear Vanessa,
    I can't say enough thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your day. I loved your elegant style! You and all the bridesmaids and mom looked so stunning!! I did send a few pictures to your box that I had a chance to take of you. Please stay in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is amazing!!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 23, 2016

    Giovanna, you looked amazing. and I am so happy I had the opportunity to see your ceremony that was filled with so much happiness and love. It truly brought tears in my eyes to see how the groom was gently wiping your joyful tears, I wish you and your husband all the best in every step of your lives. Thank you again for having me to be part of your glorious day.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    LOVE HER!!!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 19, 2016

    Dear Michael, Thank you for having me to be part of you and Rob's special day. I wish you both a beautiful marriage. You two are beautifully awesome and hope we stay in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    She was just a breath of fresh air ! My wedding day started off with everything going not as expected. (Outdoor wedding and it was raining since noon) Vesta did such an amazing job with mine and My mom's make up, we forgot all about it! She is truly an amazing person and makeup artist!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 19, 2016

    Dearest Anna,
    Thank you for having me to be part of your day. It was absolutely a magical wedding and you looked absolutely stunning despite the rain. I wish you and your husband and the gris a beautiful journey together and hope we stay in touch when you come to visit NYC.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Dear Vesta,
    It was a pleasure to have met you. You did an outstanding job all our makeup. We were getting a lot if positive feedback. Thank you for making my daughter's wedding day special. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family. Sincerely M. Soto

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 19, 2016

    Dear Mayra, Thank you for your kind words. I was so blessed to be part of Erica's special day. All of you looked stunning and I wish her a beautiful wedding full of love and happiness. Please stay in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Wonderful, Wonderful! I hired Vesta for my hair and makeup for my daughter's communion. She also did my daughter's hair. Vesta made my daughter and I look and feel beautiful. She is wonderful at her craft! Would definitely recommend!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 19, 2016

    Dear Jazmin,
    Thank you for having me to be part of your very special and beautiful daughter's communion. I had a great time doing you and her's hair and makeup. I hope we stay in touch and see each again for other great occasions.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 18, 2016

    It was a great pleasure working with you and everyone else . You ladies looked stunning.. Thank you for having me.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was outstanding at Hair and Make-up during our video shoot. She was professional throughout the day, and that included working with difficult clients. I would recommend her for any makeup and hair event or shoot!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 18, 2016

    Thank you Deanne for your kind words. It was great working with you and the production crew. You were all amazing and we all made it work greatly with all team and professional effort for such high profile clients.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Well what can I say... this woman is amazing!!! Not only is she the kindest and sweetest woman alive, but she really knows what she's doing, she's professional yet artistic and creative and knew just what I wanted. You can really tell when someone is passionate about what they're doing, and Vesta is the person! She was so helpful with my photoshoot and gave me some incredibly out of the box ideas, everything turned out to be fantastic! Such a genuine, down to earth person I will definitely work with again. Thank you so much!!!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 18, 2016

    Dear Eriya, It was absolutely a dream working with you. Our creative energy was on the same wave length .Together with such a great team effort the result turned out to be magnificent. You are extremely talented and was a great honor to work with you. Hope we work together again in the near future and wish you the greatest success.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was very professional and did an awesome job with the sweet sixteen court and birthday girl. Everyone had a different look which made the pictures look awesome. I will be definitely contracting Vesta for all future events.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 6, 2016

    Thank you dear Lisa for giving me the opportunity to do all the girls and mom's makeup. It was a blast and they all looked stunning specially the birthday girl!

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Vesta is amazing. My makeup artist cancelled a couple days before the wedding and I'm so happy Vesta was available. She really listens to what you want and doesn't cake on product like many other makeup artists, and it will last all night. I also had her do my hair and it was perfect and secure all night. I bought the wrong kind of extensions and instead of letting them go to waste vesta was able to use them to give my hair more body. I cannot say enough great things about her. Book her!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 6, 2016

    You looked stunning Meaghen! I was so thankful for the opportunity to work on such a beautiful and flawless face. You and your husband looked perfect and I wish both of you a beautiful one year honeymoon around the world and a wonderful marriage!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    VESTA is an INCREDIBLE ARTIST that's what I say ! SHE DOES AN EXQUISITE JOB!!!!!
    TO meet this FINE WOMAN was a HUGE treat for myself and two teenage daughters !
    STYLES :
    ONE :A SOFT SUN KISSED LOOK
    ONE :HIGH GLAMOUR LOOK
    AND :MYSELF EDGY
    VESTAS TALENTS GO WAY BEYOND THE WORLD OF MAKEUP she does HAIR as well !
    SHE WILL NOT STOP WITH THAT BRAID TILL ITS EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD LOOK!

    I recommend VESTA WITH CONFIDENCE that the job will get done IMPECCABLY !
    and leaving everyone or anyone feeling FANTASTIC!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 6, 2016

    Dear Stephanie, how could I go wrong working on such beautiful mother and daughters? You looked all amazing inside out. I was so excited to see the transformation. Hope we stay in touch and work together again. We had the best time putting our creativity together and come up with amazing styles and looks.
    Thank you again!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was an absolute dream to work with. She took her time with my trial to get to know me, listen to me, and work with my needs. On the day of my wedding she brought a really calming energy to the prep, took her time with each person and everyone was really happy. It was also a treat for many in my group to get complimentary eyelashes, which she provided. I would highly recommend Vesta to anyone.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 22, 2016

    Dear Melanie,
    Thank you for having me to be part of you and Scott's day. I am so happy that we met and I had the opportunity to do your hair and makeup. With your beautiful gown you truly looked like a 1940w hollywood star. Hope we stay in touch and I wish a beautiful marriage for both of you.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    We are 4 German girlfriends and booked Vesta for a night out in New York City. She did the make-over in our hotel and we were all extremely impressed by her professional work. We all looked amazing in the end !!!

    We´ll be back in 2 years and will for sure book Vesta again.

    Not only is she very professional but also a lovely, warm and honest person. We all liked her very much and had a lot of fun during our make-up session with her.

    Thank you Vesta and hope to see you again !!!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 22, 2016

    Dear Birgit,
    I had a great time with you and all the ladies. You were absolute delights. I am so happy that I was part of your great experience in NYC, I can't wait to see you again in a few years.
    Thank you again for having me to do makeup on all of your beautiful faces.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was very good! I had a consultation for hair and makeup. On the wedding day, she did my stuff and the hair and makeup of my bridesmaids. I was very happy with the results for everyone. She is fantastic and I would recommend her to anyone.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 11, 2016

    Dear Margaret, Thank you for having me to be part of your day. You looked absolutely stunning on you wedding day and I got many compliments on your hair and makeup pictures from other brides and clients. WIsh you are enjoying the married life and hope we see each other again.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Ms Vesta was so great to work with. She was early, and very professional. I threw my mother a birthday party and Vesta did makeup for my mom, my Grandmother, and myself. She did such an amazing job. The makeup wasn't heavy, we looked like ourselves and it lasted all night. She was a wonderful breath of fresh air with her great personality. I would definitely work with her again and would highly recommended her.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 2, 2016

    Thank you dear Shannel for giving me the opportunity to be part of your mom's birthday Gala. You, mom and grand mother looked stunning for your mother's birthday party. I was so excited to be part of it. Hope we stay in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    She is truely awesome. She did my bridal makeup and i absolutely loved it. Thank you Vesta.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on February 18, 2016

    Dear Sushma, Thank you so much for having me to be part of your day. You looked absolutely stunning. I wish you and your husband beautiful and wonderful marriage. Both of you are amazing and deserve the best. Please stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 25, 2016

    Dear Gloria, It was a pleasure to work with you and your daughter on her sweet 16. Hope you enjoyed the party. Please stay in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was absolutely wonderful- professional, friendly, and a pro at hair and makeup. She did my hair and makeup for an event and completely listened to what I wanted. I was apprehensive about getting my hair and makeup done as I have had bad experiences (at salons) in the past, but she put me at ease and the results were awesome. She truly understood when I asked for a natural makeup look, and did everything in steps with my input the whole time. I will definitely use her services again if I ever need them.
    Vesta was also very flexible and accommodating with regards to the date/ time scheduled.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on January 4, 2016

    Dear Nancy,
    It was great working with you and getting you ready for your special day. You looked so stunning and I wish you and your family great joy and a long life happiness.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is extremely professional. She highlighted my features & made me feel my best for my cousins sweet sixteen.
    Sometimes finding services on the web can end up disastrous however, I am glad to say this was not the case.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was amazing in creating the old hollywood glamour look I asked for! I received so many compliments. I highly recommend Vesta for hair and make-up!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on December 21, 2015

    You look absolutely stunning with the classic chic red carpet style. Thank you for giving me the honor to do your hair and makeup to enhance your beauty. Hope we stay in touch for many great upcoming events.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was wonderful! She is very professional and fun and she made our "Dead Space Zombie Bride and Groom" costumes with her make-up.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta service was top notch.I absolutely have no complains.She is very professional

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on December 2, 2015

    Thank you Kitchy for the opportunity. It was great doing your makeup for your performance. You looked amazing and I wish all the success. Hope we stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was so great to work with! She is so sweet! I absolutely loved my hair and makeup on my wedding day! It looked amazing!!! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 20, 2015

    Sweet Jessica, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be part of your day. It was so wonderful to get you and all the ladies in your family ready for your special day. You looked so beautiful and happy and I would never forget the day. My best wishes to you and your husband. I am sure we will be in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was so pleasant and very easy to work with. Told her what we wanted and she did exactly that. Lashes and makeup were on point. I would highly recommend her.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 14, 2015

    Dear Rusafa, It was such a pleasure meeting and working with you and your friends. You were absolutely a delight and I am so happy I was part of the whole surprise. Thank you for having me and I am sure we will be in touch!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 9, 2015

    Dear Falguni,
    It was such a pleasure doing you hair and makeup for your special day. You looked so beautiful with full of grace. I am sure the married life is going wonderfully for you and wish you and your husband all the happiness.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 9, 2015

    Dear Meredith, It was the most amazing experience working you and your husband and create such great results. I am getting so many wonderful comments of the images of your makeups. Because of both of your great concepts I had the opportunity to showcase my artistry. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity and hope we stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I had such a wonderful time with vesta she was on time and not only that but she did such awesome job with our make up and even we were having our wardrobe malfunction she still helped us on behalf of my mom and i we want to extend our deepest thank you for making us beautiful on our special occasion

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 6, 2015

    Dear Tashana, It was truly a pleasure working with you and your mom. Both of you looked so beautiful and I am so happy that I enhanced your beauty with makeup. Hope we stay in touch and thank you again for giving me the opportunity to be part of your great experience.

  • 3/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 5, 2015

    Hi Reem, I don't recall I have ever met or personally provided my services for you as I don't have any emails, pictures, locations, types of service. Are you under the age of 18? I take my services and reviews on Thumbtack very seriously and I would have greatly appreciated if you could have provided a small explanation of your review.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta showed up exactly on time and did a better job than expected. The results were perfect.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 5, 2015

    Dear Spencer, It was my pleasure working with you and creating such an amazing result. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    she was on time, she was able to give us exactly the look that we wanted, very professional and warm

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 9, 2015

    It was so great to meet you and your beautiful family dear Maritza. You all looked so beautiful and I am happy I was part of it. I hope you ladies had a great time and enjoyed your son's wedding.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 9, 2015

    Dear Brittany, Thank you for giving me the opportunity. It was absolutely a pleasure working with you, your mom and sister. You have a beautiful family!

  • 4/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Let me start off by saying that I myself am a hair stylist & make up artist who works with bridal clients so I am very picky when selecting an onsite hair/stylist & makeup artist, hence my detailed review...

    I selected Vesta because she responded quickly & provided the information I requested without my having to ask for additional information. When corresponding with her via email & phone she responded in a timely manner and she was extremely professional & friendly. She also provided prices that were within the bridal party's budget.

    Vesta was booked to provide hair styling services to 3 bridesmaids & 1 mother of the bride. She arrived on time was well prepared, personable, professional. Everyone looked great & for the most part all hair styles stood the test of time. She was able to style a variety of hair textures, which we needed because we joked that the bridal party was the United Nations! She also provided full & partial up-do's & a lasting voluminous blowout on a bob.

    Of the 4 who received services only one bridesmaids curls began to fall before the actual wedding ceremony. I think the falling curls were due in part to the need for more hair spray and/or tighter curling and the fact that the bridesmaid should have picked another hair style given how long her her hair was. Either way, we were able to touch things up with a curling iron and the hair style was restored back to it's original glory.

    Overall Vesta was awesome to work with & clients will be very pleased with her professionalism & artistry. Thanks for being so flexible and wonderful Vesta!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 15, 2015

    Dear Candice, It was such a pleasure working with you and all the ladies in the party. You were all so delightful, funny, beautiful and warmhearted. I am so happy to hear that you had the chance to assist one of the bridesmaids to revive and touch up the curls. I predicted the likeliness of the fallen curls due to the length and texture of her hair and her choice of having soft and loose waive style. Despite the setting and choosing the smaller curling iron, I was trying to avoid the use of too much hair spray due to the hair texture. My concerned was to avoid frizziness for the outdoor photo shoot against the wind by the water before the ceremony. Again thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and the bridal party and hope we work again soon.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was very professional and enthusiastic. She worked very fast and efficiently. She made me look stunning. I received compliments all
    Night. I posted my photos and received approximately 100 likes in a matter of minutes after posting the photos. I would hire her again and recommend her to anyone else. I actually started recommending her already. She did a great job. She is flexible. She can come to you or you can come to her. Whatever your preference. Great job once again

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 15, 2015

    Dear Tabathan,
    You looked absolutely amazing for the show. I am so happy we met and you gave me the opportunity to work on your beautiful face and eyes and make you shine even more on the stage. Can't wait to see you soon for other shows and productions.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is very warm and takes time to get to know you and your preferred looks for the wedding. She took before and after pictures and had great airbrush technique. She knows how the makeup willl photograph and shows you before you leave! She even sent thhe pictures to me. She's great at styling hair too and made great suggestions on possible styles. I look forward to her doing my wedding makeup! It's a plus that she helps me ffeel relaxed with her calm aand confident approach. I will need that on the big day!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 10, 2015

    Dear Peg, You looked so stunning today for your big day...amazing hair and makeup and the most gorgeous gown that I am sure would take everyone's breath away. It was an honor to work with you and hope to stay in touch. Many thanks to have me. You are a beautiful person in and out.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Vesta was perfect for my wedding. We were a little bit pressed for time but she got my total look down pretty fast. I am also a little bit of a control freak and knew exactly how I wanted to look and Vesta delivered on all fronts including taking minute direction from me. She was great and is highly recommended.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on August 27, 2015

    Dear Fatima, Thank you for having me to be part of your most amazing day. It was such an honor to work with you. You looked absolutely beautiful with your superb sense of fashion and style. I will never forget all the colors and the high quality and well coordinated vision that went into every aspect of your look. Wish you and your husband all the happiness.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is great! She is on time and professional. She is easy and fun to work with and she did a beautiful job. My mom and I were both very pleased. I highly recommend Vesta. I will definitely work with her again for any special occasions.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 14, 2015

    Thank you dear Soudeh for having me to do your makeup. You looked so beautiful . I loved your romantic style and the makeup completely enhanced your elegance. Please stay in touch and hope to see you in other occasions.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta did hair and make-up for my daughters wedding and we couldn't have been happier with her work. She is a very talented hair stylist and make-up artist, she made everyone look so beautiful and we are so lucky that we found her. In addition to the amazing job she did she was so sweet and such a joy to be with while getting ready. My daughter left before everyone was finished to get some pictures done and Vesta was so disappointed that she didn't get to see her in her dress that she came to the ceremony just to see my daughter as well as refresh her make-up if needed. Vesta truly loves what she does and it shows...thank you so much Vesta for making all of us so beautiful!!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 14, 2015

    Dear Karen, I was so honored to work with Jessica and all the beautiful women including yourself. You were all so cordial, relaxed, fun and amazingly beautiful. I couldn't have been happier when I saw all of you all dressed up. Thank you again for having me to be part of Jessica's big day. Hope we stay in touch! and please please share your pictures with me as well.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was great! She understood what I was looking for and was patient when I changed my mind. I am a South Asian bride and she did a great job with our dramatic makeup. Her price was great and her work was excellent. I would highly recommend her to any bride! Thanks Vest!!! We all looks beautiful (especially me :)

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Great makeup trial! Can't wait for the main event!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is AWESOME! Vesta showed up at 6am (SUCH AN EARLY START) at my apartment for hair and makeup as I was a bridesmaid that had to be ready for pictures at 8AM. She was great. She has a lovely personality, and is easy and fun to work with! She also really "gets it" and listens to what look you are going for. On top that, she is super skilled and is able to pull it all off! I had a great experience working with Vesta, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I will definitely be reaching out to Vesta in the future for any special occasions I need hair and makeup for.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Everyone looked beautiful! Vesta was reliable and a lot of fun. She made getting ready for my wedding with my girlfriends incredibly fun.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 22, 2015

    Dearest Amy, Congratulation to both of you and your husband and wish you both an amazing and beautiful life together. You looked so beautiful and classy and can't wait to see the pictures. I am sure everything was so magical. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to be part of your day and work with you and your fabulous friends and mom.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is a consummate professional. From our initial contact and makeup/hair trial to the big wedding day she impressed us as being extremely capable and confident in her craft. She is truly an artist and we all appreciated her ability to make everyone in our wedding party happy. She sticks right with you until you are perfectly happy with the result. I thought her prices were extremely fair and she is very generous with her time. She has a talent for accenting facial highlights without over doing it. Everyone looked natural. She is equally gifted at hairstyling. We were all very pleased.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 22, 2015

    Dear LIann,
    Thank you for having me to be part of such a magnificent day. You, the bride and everyone were so amazing, gorgeous, kind , intelligent and funny. I loved every moment of getting all of you ready and will never forget that day. I hope we stay in touch. Sure will miss all of you.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta was a joy to work with for my wedding on June 6th, 2015. We met her for a trial a few months in advance and she not only gave us so much time, but also tried out several different hair options for me. She took professional photos to make sure I was comfortable with my look before signing a contract. On the day of the wedding she did a beautiful job with hair and make-up for 7 people! Everyone looked gorgeous the whole day. Many compliments from friends and family. It was a pleasure to work with someone who takes so much pride in what she does and is a true artist. I highly recommend Vesta!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 22, 2015

    I can't thank you enough dear Meghan for having me to be part of your beautiful day. Your day was one of the most magical day specially seeing you so graceful and beautiful walking with your dad walking down the isle with the sound the most amazing instruments. It was truly like a dream. I will never forget it. Wish you and your husband all the happiness in the world.

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta did a great job for my daughter's senior prom. Very engaging, answered all questions, and did a fantastic job on the makeup. I highly recommend her.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 16, 2015

    Was a pleasure to work with you and Denaisa. I will surely send some professional images I took of her beautiful makeup so you can always remember how glamorous she looked on her prom.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is so professional. She came on time and ready to start. she knows what she is doing she transformed me and she makes sure you are happy with her service. I could not be more happy she is the one. Do not hesitate to pick up you will not be disappointed.
    Thank you soooo much.

    Djeumbe Diene

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 9, 2015

    Dear Djeumbe,
    I was so honored to work with you. You looked so stunning and I am so happy that you gave me opportunity to do your hair and makeup and enhance your beauty. Please stay in touch and hope we work together again.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is such a talented artist! I hired her for a bride of mine and she absolutely exceeded my expectations. I was in a time crunch and she was so understanding, flexible, and compassionate. My bride loved her makeup and looked absolutely gorgeous! Vesta also did the entire bridal parties looks and each one was so impressed. I look forward to hiring and working with Vesta again and again in the future. I'd recommend her to everyone!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on June 9, 2015

    Thank you dear Amanda, Was great working with you and the bride. You are talented, sweet and very professional. Can't wait to work with you again.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was friendly, thorough, and so much fun to work with! She did my hair and makeup for a rock music video shoot, and she was able to take the director's vision and run with it. She can use a multitude of techniques depending on what works best with your hair and/or skin, and she is fun and pleasant the whole time, even under time pressure. I would definitely use her again for hair, makeup, or both. Highly recommend!

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is an amazing woman with a great deal of talent! She is professional and will go above and beyond to make you feel special! She is easy going and a kind hearted woman. When you book her you will see what I am talking about. She turned me into a princess for my wedding day.. And I will never forget that.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was great. I had a location change which effected the time of the wedding. Vesta ended up having to come to my house at 5:30am and charged a $25 early fee which I did not mind paying because the makeup job she did for myself, my mother, maid of honor and two bridesmaids were worth it. She was timely, flexible about scheduling the trial and easily reachable.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 20, 2015

    Dear Jennifer,
    Was a pleasure to be part of your special day and thank you for having me to be part of it. You and all the ladies looked stunning and I will remember your beautiful smile and shinning eyes before you headed to your ceremony. Wish you and your husband the most wonderful and a life long marriage.

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Very professional, great work.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 20, 2015

    Thank you Freida having me to be part of your production. Hope we work together again in the near future.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    What a lovely person Vesta is. Not only did she make me look perfect for my wedding day but she was such a warm presence to have around. She was very attentive to the look I wanted and made me look like the best version of myself. Hire her!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 1, 2015

    Dear Ashley,
    It was such a pleasure to work with you. You are such a beautiful person inside out and looked so amazing on your big day. I was so honored to be part of your day and please stay in touch my dear.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Amazing!!! We had a little misunderstanding about the time, but that didn't even matter! Vesta got both of us out on time and even put "make-up" on my two nieces and made them feel so special. Thank you so much for making all of us feel special! Xoxox

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 15, 2015

    It was a pleasure working with you Connie. You and your sister looked stunning and your nieces were absolute gem. Can't wait for another fun event.........Thank you so much for having me to give you the amazing 50's hair and makeup style!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    She is just amazing! Showed up within 2 hours of my request and the price was also great !!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is an amazing makeup artists! She made me, my mother, sister and best friend look absolutely stunning for my wedding! Everyone complimented how good we looked all night long and in the photos. She really listens to what you want and knows how to accentuate your features and make you look flawless. She has a great attitude, is patient and has a great way of calming jittery bridal nerves while making you look gorgeous. I highly recommend her!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on March 1, 2015

    Dear Lisa,
    It was truly an honor to be part of your day. You and everyone else looked so stunning and I enjoyed every minute of the time I spend to get you ready and share those beautiful moments of happiness and excitement. I will never forget your day. Hope we stay in touch and wish all the best with you and your husband.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Talented and very thorough! She spent way more time than we paid for because she is so passionate about what she does. She was so sweet and friendly also. We hired her to paint masks for our friend's bachelorette and she really got into it and did a phenomenal job!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Excellent work. She got the job done and I am very happy with the results of the photoshoot. Editing the pictures was minimized due to the great make up.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I had my wedding on Oct 11 2013 and Vesta was amazing!!! So personable and really listened to how I wanted my make up to look. She also made my bridal party look amazing as well! Highly recommend her for anything she is professional and very reasonable!!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was wonderful to work with! Very sweet and personable. Her makeup and hair was superb! She comes with lots of experience and expertise!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I absolutely loved what Vesta did to make me up to look my best for my 40th Birthday Celebration. I was impressed with all her knowledge with my skin type as well as helping me make choices that worked amazing for the look I was aiming for. She is personable, punctual, professional, and extremely talented. I can't wait to book her for my next big event or photo shoot.

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    My makeup trial with Vesta was great, she listened to what I wanted, she is very professional, she made me very comfortable. I look forward for my wedding day makeup for myself and my bridesmaids.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Excellent make-up artist and hair stylist. Two thumbs up.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Vesta helped me achieve my vintage wedding look. She was collaborative, complimentary and extremely pleasant to be around. Vesta was punctual, dependable and very flexible. She's had years of experience and knew just how to create the unique look I was going for. Plus, she's a poet with an eyeliner brush. For any future event, I will be giving her a call, and so should you.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Absolutely wonderful!! Vesta does such an unbelievably amazing job!! Every person that got their make up done (there were 7 of us) were absolutely thrilled and amazed with the results! Thank you so much Vesta!!! Xoxo

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 5, 2014

    Thank you dear Lisa. It was such an unforgettable afternoon. I was so happy to do every one's makeup and be part of the event you had created. I am sure we will see each other again. You were absolutely great!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was professional Knowledgable and very fun she understood my skin she mad me feel absolutely beautiful
    I enjoyed my event and the compliments through out the nite
    On how great I look was the icing on the cake she is definitely the Person to call for your event Vesta is the best I've come across thus far

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 5, 2014

    Kerrie,
    Was great working with you. You looked stunning and beautiful for the event and I am glad you had a great time. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and hope we stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was amazing to work with. She did hair and makeup for five people (without any help!) and everyone loved how it came out. I even changed how I wanted my hair done since the trial, and she rolled with it and I couldn't have been happier with how everything came out. Definitely recommend!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on October 5, 2014

    Thank you Kristen. You looked absolutely gorgeous, sophisticated and graceful. I am so happy that I was part of your big day and worked with you and beautiful family. Wish you all the best with your marriage and hope we stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I hired Vesta to do 1950's hair & makeup on me for my music video. She knew exactly what I wanted & was a perfectionist! She was punctual, professional & relaxed. And she made me look BeAuTiFuL! Thankyou! Very happy customer. Highly reccomend :)

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    I hired Vesta to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I'm very pleased with the experience and would definitely recommend her. She listened to what I wanted and gave me lovely hair/makeup. But more than that she was just a lovely person to work with. She was easy to talk to and put me at ease.
    Communications were great; I sent her photos of hair/makeup I liked and we talked over that. A few weeks before the wedding we did a trial run at her gorgeous apartment. The trial run lasted a good four hours - Vesta didn't rush it at any point, even trying out two different "up-do" hairstyles on me until we were happy. She listened to what I wanted and responded.
    On the wedding day itself I was running a little late and was stressed out but Vesta's calming personality helped ease me a little. She again did great hair and makeup (I still had all my eye makeup on largely intact the next morning - I know it's bad that I didn't take it off, but it shows it was long lasting!). She also helped secure my headpiece. Both on the day and at the trial she also took nice photos that she shared with me.
    She's 100% competent as a hair/makeup artist but she also adds that little extra in that she's calming, makes you feel relaxed, and says very sweet things. Recommended.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    The overall production was OUTSTANDING !! Besides the fact she was the sweetest gentlest soul ever. I barely had to tell her anything about my look it's like she knew exactly what I was thinking she didn't rush she worked efferestly at a steady pace I couldn't detect not a single flaw or imperfection. I'm sure all the other artist are amazing but I don't think I would have been more satisfied with another artist. I'm so eager for my next experience with ms. Vesta ") THANK YOU !

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I must say from the moment I came across her page and website I had a STRONG feeling that Vesta would be my wedding day make up artist. I reached out blindly and received a response from her via Thumbtack. I gave her a call and her energy on the phone is what sold me. Her warm and happy nature was exactly what I needed for the big day. I decided to visit her for a make up trial and I was happy to have received such a warm reception, she asked questions on what I liked and didn't like made adjustments accordingly. I loved the look on that makeup trial day and knew it would be great on the wedding day. My actual wedding day make up was beyond amazing and the make trial did not stand a chance. She took her time and the attention to detail was amazing. I was looking for a Smokey eye, red lipped look and she gave me exactly that! Again that warm energy and spirit put me at ease and made the morning time getting ready part so much easier. I would definitely recommend Vesta Goodarz, she is an amazing talented artist as well as a sweet person.

    Thank you ;)

    Happy Bride June 21, 2014

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on August 1, 2014

    Dear Nyasha, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your day. You looked so beautiful and I am happy I could bring out all those beautiful features with my makeup. You wedding was in such a special setting and loved the fact I did your makeup in the terrace with all the trees and chirping birds. Couldn't get any better than that.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta was a godsend on my wedding day. I had met with her prior to the wedding to do a trial and she helped me figure out the best look to compliment my dress and wedding theme. I was so pleased with the work she did with my hair and makeup that I booked her to do my bridesmaids' hair and makeup on the day of the wedding as well. I was worried about wearing a soft updo, but Vesta secured it so well that my hair managed to stay put the entire time! I do not normally wear a lot of makeup and was also worried that I might look too "done up" for the wedding and wouldn't feel like myself. Vesta did such an amazing job with my makeup, transforming me into a glamorous bride that did not look excessive. I felt it was soft and romantic and above all, made me feel beautiful. She did the same for my bridesmaids. Our hair and makeup all stayed intact throughout the night and we felt she gave us the exact looks we wanted for my special day.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 30, 2014

    Virginia, your natural beauty, your sense of style and class are beyond admiration. I will never forget your special day carried with so much beauty. Styling you in the old castle surrounded by greens, mountains and lake and your loved ones was like a magical dream. You beauty radiated love and happiness. Thank you for having me to be part of it.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Loved what she did for my dream day. Everyone looked and felt like models. Thank you for first, being on time and without me worrying! lol, and for doing a great job for us all. From the camera pictures alone, we all looked beautiful! Thank you again!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 30, 2014

    Dear Koda, It was a blast working with you and your party. Not only Your beautiful face but your spirit were shinning through, it was a breathtaking experience working with you.

  • 4/5 stars Event Hair and Makeup Verified Review

    My expectations were that she be on time and when she wasn't, I expressed that I was upset she was late. My photographer was expensive and paid by the half hour. She was able to reimburse me the money to make things right. I appreciate her willingness to make amends.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 28, 2014

    Dr Katherine Kim, I take my services very seriously and love to see my clients happy. I met you exactly at 5:30 am as you requested in your posting. Please note that the delay was not that I missed the 5:30 am call time. There was a delay due to the fact that you asked me to change your style after hair and makeup were already completed within our time frame. A trial session or a reference picture would have easily avoided this when time is a sensitive factor. As a result your meeting with your photographer got delayed 15minutes. I gave you a partial payment back to lower the stress you experienced because of the high cost of your photo shoot. As a caring service provider I took the financial loss so I see you at ease and turn your engagement shoot to a beautiful and positive experience. You looked absolutely stunning and I am sure you received beautiful pictures.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Hair Styling Verified Review

    Vesta was an absolute delight to work with, she accommodated arriving at our hotel nice and early so there were no last minute panics on our wedding day. She made me feel and look utterly fabulous, and I felt like a princess on my wedding day. Vesta is so very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and entertaining, she certainly made me feel at ease and helped in every way she could on my wedding day, I would have no reservations at all in recommending her to anyone. Thank you so very much Vesta

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on July 17, 2014

    Lynn, Thank you for having me to be part of your big date! I would never forget your wedding day. I still talk to all the scottish descent friends and clients about your wedding. Wish you both a happy and wonderful life together and thanks again for sharing the great pictures with me.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta was an absolute pleasure to work--both professional and pleasant from start to finish. She was prompt with her email replies (and for her house call on the big day), and worked effortlessly to ensure that I had the look I was going for for both my hair and makeup. Even though I didn't do a trial with her, I was so so pleased with her work; my hair and makeup was perfect all day long and I received so many compliments throughout the day. As a bonus, she was so much fun to chat with during her morning visit--lighthearted, educated, and filled with interesting stories--she helped ensure the morning of my wedding was calm and enjoyable ;-) Best of all, her prices can't be beat!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 27, 2014

    Elissa, thank you for your kind words. It was absolutely a pleasure working with you on your special day. You looked so stunning and romantic and I will never forget those precious moments that we exchanged ideas and stories. I wish you and your husband all the best in the years to come and hope we stay in touch.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was amazing and professional. She gave me the looks that I needed for my photoshoot and impressed me with dealing with models ranging in ethnicity and hair type. I am a satisfied client and will continue to hire hee in the future.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 20, 2014

    Thank you Bianca! You were also an amazing client with a creative vision and openness and wish all the success in your business and hope we work together again soon.
    Vesta

  • 5/5 stars

    I have worked with Vesta on many occasions for my television shoots (she's a pro with HD make-up!) and hosting events and I'm happy to say that she's much more than a make-up artist to me, she's a dear friend. She is always punctual, incredibly skilled in her craft, and mindful of each individual's personal style. She made me look like a princess on my wedding day, which was a colorful Indian affair. Instead of the typical up-do, she left my hair natural with soft curls and a veil on top. I got compliments galore since no one had seen an Indian bride look like that. She stayed with me the entire day for my two outfit changes which reflected both traditional and contemporary looks. Vesta is the ONLY person I trust when it comes to make-up/hair because she delivers exactly what I envision and helps bring out my natural beauty. I highly recommend her. A++

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta's attention to detail, professionalism and committment to her work go above and beyond. Besides that, she is a lovely, creative and intelligent person, making you feel comfortable from the very beginning. A++ on all accounts.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Great job! On time, on budget and excellent communications! Will use her again for other projects.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta is AMAZING! On my wedding day, she was on time, was very professional and did an excellent job with my makeup. My makeup, as well as my sister and mom's looked gorgeous and perfect throughout the day! I'd work with Vesta again in a second!

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on November 14, 2013

    Thank you dear Veronica for your kind words. You looked so amazing with your beautiful gown, hair and makeup. I will never forget your beautiful 20s inspired wedding! I am so happy that I was part of your special day...

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Our bridal party ranged from African American dark skin to European fair skin with all variations in between. Vesta enhanced the beauty of all the women in the wedding party. She is an amazing, skilled and truly kindhearted professional. Her price was surprisingly reasonable for the quality of work that she does. She is my go-to artist when I want to look and feel fabulous. Thanks Vesta, we all looked gorgeous!

  • 4/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Very professional
    Kind and fun to work with.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta applied an amazing makeup on my wedding day. The makeup held up after such a sunny hot day. It looked fresh all day long. I received so many compliments of how beautiful my makeup was and how fresh it looked after several hours. I would definitely recommend her. You won´t regret it!!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is an absolute amazing artist and person. She is full of joy and does a great job capturing exactly what you are looking for and taking it to the next level. I highly recommend Vesta!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is far away much more than a MUP artist combining style with phenomenal ability to create magic !!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta did the most wonderful hair and makeup for my wedding events. She is super talented and and very professional! I loved everything (including my mom's hair and make-up) and received so many compliments from family friends and other guests.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta and her assistant, Candace, executed the make-up and hair for me and my bridal party in August. We started very early (5am with 5 girls) and they were on time and we finished with time to spare. She was happy to work with us on anything we wanted, and was very tranquil yet punctual when executing her work. I would work with her again in a heart-beat and will use her in the future when I need help with make-up/hair for my headshots. Her prices are the best around for the product that she produces. She's the best!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Working with Vesta was wonderful! As someone who almost never wears makeup, she stayed true to my vision of making me look fabulous without being made up! She also did an amazing job on my friend's hair!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    beautiful results done by a professional and friendly person

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Very much the professional has the ability to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while she does her job. For someone I was meeting for the very first time I could not.have been more relaxed and happy with her and the services she provided. Thank you Vesta.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I was really down to crunch time when I found Vesta and she was like an angel a real blessing. Not only did she do excellent makeup at a great price, but she was just a pleasure to have with us as we were getting ready. She is an amazingly beautiful spirit. My entire bridal party including my mom all looked phenomenal. Vesta worked with all the varying complexions and made them look flawless. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any occasion.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is the best make up artist i've ever encountered. She did an awesome trial for my wedding which also happened to be the day of my bridal shower. My guests were in awe of how beautiful I looked. Furthermore, on the day of my wedding Vesta travelled to my home and did a phenomenal job on my mother, one of my bridesmaids, and of course myself. All of pictures were flawless for my wedding and it is in large part due to Vesta's brilliance as it relates to her craft. I would not hesitate to use her again in the very near future..

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on April 26, 2013

    Thank you Simone for your kind words and giving me the opportunity to be part of your very special day. You looked extremely beautiful, classy and elegant. Hope we work together for other occasions and wish you all the happiness in your marriage.

  • 5/5 stars

    Vesta is delightful and truly a professional. Was able to do our hair and makeup to perfection at a records pace! A pleasure to have on our wedding day! Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    My experience with Vesta was absolutely amazing. I was a bride travelling from Canada to get married in NYC. Vesta contacted me very quickly and was eager to do my hair and make up. She set my mind at ease with whatever I asked of her. She did my hair exactly the way I wanted and she used her air brushing on me as well. I looked incredible because of her. She is reasonably priced but dekivers way more than she charges. I would recommend Vesta many many times over. She is an extremely talented artists and a joy to be around. Thank you Vesta!
    Melissa. Ontario Canada

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on February 26, 2013

    Thank you Melissa dear! It was absolutely a pleasure to work with you as well. You are not only beautiful but intelligent, funny and extremely warmhearted. I wish all the best in your marriage and much happiness for your family. Hope you will have a great reception celebrating with the rest who were not here in NYC.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta is AMAZING!!! I can't describe how wonderful she and her service are. She is on time, efficient and also a fun person to talk to.

    She made me feel happy and calm, and tried to make me the hairstyle I like, even though it was very troublesome with my medium length hair.

    Thank you so much for making my day even better than I thought it would be!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    In my search for my MUA I came across Vesta. When I saw her portfolio she had models of different ethnicities so you were really able to tell that she can work with diverse types of facial features and knew exactly how to accentuate them. When I contacted Vesta for a trial she got back to me right away and gave me the option of getting my trial done at her place or mine. Options are always a great convenience. When I had my trial with Vesta she was very nice, fun to talk to and the makeup was amazing. She understood my vision and listened to what I was looking for and did exactly what I wanted.
    On the wedding day, she came to Queens and she was awesome. She got there on time and got started right away. There were a total of 7 of us, 6 bridesmaids and myself, the bride. She worked diligently and made sure each one of the girls, including me, was perfect for the day. She was really great with time management and she worked very efficiently. She really listened to each girl to find out what they liked but she made it that much better than any of us imagined.
    My make-up on the day of was flawless. I didn’t think it was possible that it could be better than the trial but it was even better! I loved it so much I didn’t want to wash it off at the end of the night! I’ve seen some pictures from family members and friends and the makeup looks amazing in the photos. I can’t wait to see the photos taken by our photographer.
    Vesta is a makeup artist who can enhance your natural beauty and create the perfect look. She can transform the ordinary, into the extraordinary and beyond. Whether you need makeup for a wedding or a special event, or maybe just the perfect photo, you can count on Vesta for flawless beauty. I wanted to look and feel beautiful on my wedding day and that’s exactly what Vesta did and I can’t thank her enough!! Thank you so much for everything, you definitely have magic hands….

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Thank you Vesta! I looked incredible on the SENSATION event!
    My Futuristic Pin Up looked 5 star!
    The MakeUp lasted a looong time and made my look so complete. I was definitely a center of attention which I truly loved. :) Lots and lots of people complimented my look and took pictures!
    The Victory Rolls stayed on my head all night and would stay there for another if I wanted )))
    Thank you ! Will surely see you again

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    OUTSTANDING!!!!! Vesta did an AMAZING Job! I consider her my make-up artist. She is the ONLY one I will hire. Thanks Vesta!!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Great. Vesta did amazing job and was very involved in the whole process of the shooting. She is definitely a very.... creative and talented artist!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was everything I hoped she would be. Kind, accommodating, particular. We looked a few years young thankfully and vesta didn't rest until she has us looking the way we wanted. Totally recommend vesta she is sweet and extremely good at what she does

    Angela and Caroline, Scotland

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    Mrs.Vesta was PERFECT!
    I will use her again;)

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I hired Vesta to do my hair and makeup for my engagement photo shoot in Brooklyn, NY. Not only did she accommodate me when we had to postpone the photo shoot due to weather issues. She also listened and understood the vision I had for my look and gave me suggestions as we went along.

    Vesta is a true professional who went above and beyond to make sure I was pleased with her service. She opened her home to my fiancé and I which offered great lighting for the applying of the make-up and A.C. (during the heat wave) to keep us cool I felt very comfortable with her instantly as she has such a warm and positive energy about her.

    I would HIGHLY recommend Vesta to any bride to be or anyone wanting to look their absolute best for any occasion. My fiancé could not stop telling me how beautiful I looked.

    Thank you Vesta for making me look and feel beautiful on such a special day.

    Elizabeth&Carmelo

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta did my hair and makeup for my wedding, and also for my maid of honor. I could not have been happier with Vesta's services and would recommend her to anyone!

    I'll detail a few of the most outstanding aspects of working with Vesta, although I can't possibly list them all:
    - Although she is a makeup artist by trade, she did a wonderful job with my hair (a french twist with fresh flowers and volume at the top) and charged MUCH less for it than I would have paid at a salon
    - She offered her home to me, my wedding party, and my photographer for getting ready since the wedding was located a few short blocks away--so generous and made me feel so relaxed (not to mention that her apartment is beautiful and my photos will be great)
    - After the trial, on the Big Day, she was very careful to check with me as she did my makeup to see whether or not I was happy with the few things I had asked her to change.
    - She also gave me great advice after the trial, like suggesting I take omega-3 to moisturize my skin from the inside leading up to the wedding. It was really personal service, and she really tried to make sure that I looked my best.
    - Although Vesta's tendency is to go a little heavier on the makeup than I would normally, she was careful to check with me at every step, showing me how the look was shaping up and asking if I wanted more blush, more eye liner, etc. I was comfortable speaking up since she asked, and in the end I got a look that I was extremely happy with.

    I could go on, but in summary I'll just say that Vesta is a wonderful person with a great talent for makeup and a warm heart, and she truly cares about her clients. Highly recommended. Thank you, Vesta!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta was amazing!! She came out to help us on extremely short notice and did a fantastic job. Our photos came out fabulously. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    I planned a Marriage Celebration for my daughter via long distance and based my decision to use Vesta on online reviews - when you plan something like this long distance, internet usage becomes a necessity. What a wonderful experience! She was so much more than I expected. I explained our visions for what each of us wanted and gave her as much detail about ourselves as I thought would help. As soon as we met on the day of the event, I immediately felt that we were in good hands. My daughter wanted a hollywood glamour Marilyn Monroe look, while I wanted more of an Indian wedding look and she gave us exactly what we requested. She eased my daughter's mind regarding the airbrush technique, which I just loved! Our affair lasted 24 hours, from the moment of her last brush stroke until we finally went to bed. Through all those hours of rushing about, photography, dancing, sweating, eating, drinking, even smoking, our makeup remained perfect without even a reapplication of lipstick! Her experience is top shelf New York City, celebrities - and yet, she is so low key and humble about it all, so sweet and relatable. I feel that we got a tremendous value for what I consider a very reasonable price.

    Vesta G. from Makeup by Vesta replied to this review on May 8, 2012

    Raquel, was such a beautiful person in and out. We decided to go for the glamor look for her, mother of the bride, and of course Christina, the bride. She was so inspiring and turned out so beautiful for Christina's big day. I loved her family, all of them very so respectful and caring to one another and me as their vendor. I felt so much part of their day and left with such a great memory. Wish all the best Raquel!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    To Those Seeking to Hire a Professional Makeup Artist-
    I am new to the area and was invited to attend a red carpet event in NYC. I knew there would be celebrities and paparazzi there, so of course I wanted to look stunning. Thanks to Vesta, I felt like one of the stars. She has a beautifully vibrant personality and is a very gifted makeup artist. If you are looking to hire someone to do your makeup, Vesta is your gal! She will make you feel and look fabulous!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta did a great job. She brught a full kit of makeup and tought me and my friend on how to apply bridal makeup. She was very patient and had very good knowledge. She was a very good teacher and a great makeup artist!

  • 5/5 stars Event Makeup Verified Review

    Vesta Goodarz was an excellent make-up artist. She arrived on time and with a full kit as we agreed upon. Vesta's make-up skills in creating the avant garde/giesha look was perectly executed, and moreover, the complex design was applied very quickly. I will certainly call upon Vesta again for make-up needs in the future.

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    WE LOVE VESTA!!!!!!!!! She was excellent! She was professional and a great makeup artist! Her work is OUTSTANDING! I recommend her to everyone. We love love the airbrush makeup, the lashes, the smokey eyes...
    She is great! I am thankful for this site as well because I would never discovered such a great makeup artist without it!!!!!!!

Question and answer

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

A. complete communication to understand details about the jobs and the need of my new customers and of course reference pictures or any details I need to know before the job is completed. Payment is also important to be discussed .

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

A. Certification in airbrush and corrective makeup. International training from some of the masters the beauty industry.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. my rates varies based on the project, budget , number of people , travel time, season. I am always fair and never over charge clients. I do offer affordable rates. However can't under cut myself to take the job from someone who bets very new in the business and hurt the quality of my work There are overheads like any other professions such as marketing, providing high quality products , office work and travel time.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. when I spent hours as a child in my mom's makeup bags trying to create faces for myself and my sister.
I love people and love to paint.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. from celebrities and high profile clients such as politicians, performers, authors, medical doctors, entertainers, business professionals, professional models, brides, families,...

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. Varsity is one of my great client and I love to always work with them for the annual look books. New year Fantasy Makeup and of course the brides who bring so many joy.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Look for quality and experience. don't always shop for the lowest rate but for true professionals who perform and deliver high quality service. Ask questions if you have concerns and ask your professionals what works and doesn't work with your style. After all makeup and hair looks are very subjective and you want to feel good when you get out of the chair.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. What type of service are they looking for? What level of experience do they want to work with? What is the budget they have in mind? what is exactly their need and be as much detailed in providing information

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