May 7, 2011 I received an email about 3 weeks before Tess was getting married, not much notice, right? But it was one of my only available weekends... Can we say meant to be? So Tess had gone through 3 prior run throughs that were horrible (Someone actually wanted to put ORANGE eye shadow on her... ORANGE?) and she was depserately seeking a makeup artist. Lucky for me, a bridesmaid in another wedding I did makeup for sent her my way! Anyway, the minute that Tess and I talked on the phone I knew we would be a good match, and when we sat down at her kitchen table amidst gifts (my favorite and I think hers, the donut maker) and beautiful freshly cut tulips (that her husband planted for her in their yard!!) we had an instant connection. I have always felt very strongly that certain brides are brought my way for a reason, and I absolutely feel this way about Tess. I am SO happy to have been a part of her day. Thank you Tess!
From the Bride:
I can’t say enough good things about Kaarin. I first met her when she came to my house to give me a complimentary trial. Her confidence and friendly smile instantly put me at ease and she listened patiently as I described how I envisioned myself the day of the wedding. As she applied my make-up, she expertly curled my eyelashes, worked magic with her brushes, and smoothed the most amazing non-smudge lipstick on my lips. When I looked in the mirror, I knew I had found my fairy godmother – she made me look like a bride without looking overly made up. In fact, I was so impressed by her work that I hired her on the spot to do my sister and mother’s make-up as well. The day of the wedding, Kaarin arrived at the hotel where we were getting ready and was so calm and together. She did my mom and sister’s make-up first and I was blown away by how gorgeous they looked. They were extremely happy with their make-up as I knew they’d be! She put my make-up on me by the window so it could look flawless in natural light. The end result was amazing and looked perfect with my dress and hairstyle. She also had purchased my lip color for touch ups and included blotting papers for me to keep in my purse. She had thought of everything! I wish I could hire Kaarin to do my make-up every day. She was truly a joy to work with: creative, fun, and professional.