Even though Carina is my best friend and matron-of-honor in my upcoming wedding, given some previous nightmare experiences with other makeup artists, I was so hesitant to let anyone else touch my makeup but myself (I am very picky). I finally told myself that I had to let her work her magic beginning with my engagement photos last spring. She was so accommodating with the timing of everything. It was 8AM when she did my makeup – afterwards, I went to the hair salon for a blowout on my hair, sat around for another 3 hours, went for 2 hours of engagement photos in 90 degree weather with humidity, and then drove back to Philadelphia. When I go there at 11:30PM, my makeup was still just as perfect as it was at 8AM. From that day forward, she is my go to when I want to look my absolute best! Carina has done my makeup on multiple other occasions, most memorably my engagement portrait and bridal shower. I cannot even begin to emphasize how amazing her makeup skills are and how beautiful she made me feel on every occasion. She really takes her time, listens to, and cares about her clients’ visions and preferences. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me so far. I absolutely cannot wait to have the most amazing and best makeup artist for myself, my mom (even picker than me) and the bridal party for my wedding in April!!!!!
Love, Stephanie
— Stephanie S., Philadelphia, PA
You did such a wonderful job that day! I was so grateful to have someone I complete trusted doing my makeup. As MOH, it was one less thing to worry about
— Meaghan G., Boston, MA
Dear Carina,
I wanted to reach out to you and let you know, I so appreciated the calm way you treated me and the very professional outcome. I know that it could not have been easy work for you! You did turn a beast into a beauty. As crazy as it sounds; there were many people that did not even notice my injury. Of course, all eyes were on Laura. She really did look stunning, a most spectacular bride!
Again, thank you so much for all you did for us last week!
Cathy Wick 6-14-13
— Cathy W., New York, NY
I LOVED my make-up! you are so talented!
— Laura B., New York, NY
Carina,
Thank you so much for making me feel so pretty on my wedding day. I could not imagine having anyone else do my make up, your time and professionalism was above and behind!!! Not to mention calming my nerves and telling me how beautiful I looked! I cannot thank you enough!!

Love,
Dana S. 7-27-13
— Dana S., Dunmore, PA
Carina has done my makeup on multiple occasions for photo shoots and special nights out. So, when it came time to decide on my wedding makeup, it was a no-brainer that I wanted Carina to be the one making sure I looked perfect for my special day. We did a test a few weeks before and decided how I wanted to my makeup to look on the wedding day. Carina was so great about listening to exactly what I wanted. She never got upset or defensive about my adjustments and we collaborated until we had it perfect! It was very important to me to look natural, but still have enough coverage for photography. My now husband was worried the makeup would be too strong and I wouldn’t look like myself (which has happened to me in other weddings), but he was so happy with the results! Carina nailed it :)

I can’t think of a more warm, loving, and talented person I would want helping me get ready for such a momentous occasion in my life. Carina, always with a smile on her face, helped keep me calm the whole morning as we primped and preened. I was able to relax because I knew I was in her amazing and capable hands. I had complete faith and trust in her ability to make me my most gorgeous self for that walk down the aisle (or giant hill in my case).

Carina also did my sister’s (my MOH) and my mother’s makeup on my wedding day. They both looked beautiful. My mother doesn’t wear a lot of makeup normally and when she has had it done in the past it was far too strong, she felt uncomfortable, and she ended up wiping most of it off. Carina made my mom look absolutely stunning. I was so impressed. My mom looked and felt great all day and wasn’t self-conscious about her makeup at all! My wedding photos are the best photos I’ve ever seen of my mom hands down.

I would not hesitate to recommend Carina to anyone in need of makeup services no matter how big or small the event. In fact, I would probably force them to use her.

From the bottom of my frantic bridezilla heart- Thank you, Carina!
— Casey M., New York, NY