Katrina Hess Makeup

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short The best of the best! Katrina is as generous as she is talented and she cares about your makeup as much, if not more, than you do. She will stop at nothing but the best and is so personal with her work that she will likely become your new friend!

To elaborate Katrina is one of a kind. I went to her for a makeup lesson in Boston, thinking I would learn some skills and do my own makeup for the wedding because the make-up trial I had in Colorado did not go well. Katrina loves destination weddings and decided she would make a ski trip out of ours. After our trial, she would text me new lip and blush colors she thought I might like, and since my skin can be different shades of olive, she wanted me to pop in here and there so she could be sure she was picking the exact right shades.

I wanted a very natural look and was thrilled with the results of my make-up the day of. Katrina takes into consideration your personality, hair, dress, venue and even the sunlight the day of your wedding before finalizing your look. Since we were changing venues - from a chairlift to a sunny outdoor ceremony to an indoor candlelit reception, she created two slightly different looks for both of our venues and my makeup lasted all night. 

She is also a serious brow expert and was a perfectionist about mine - she noticed they were uneven and told me not to let anyone touch them but her for the six weeks leading up to the wedding; this made a really great difference in framing my face for make-up and photos. 

Finally, she gave me incredible advice for my large wedding party. Have one room be the zen, calm room where you get your make-up done and have the other room be the lively, party room. It's not only hard for your make-up artist to do make-up in a hectic environment, but it's so nice for you to have a room to go into to chill out when there's so much going on that day and emotions are so high.

I cannot recommend her enough!

Wedding Date April 2, 2016

Wedding Venue Mamie's Mountain Grill & The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

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Posted on May 7, 2016 and filed under style: for her.