Enjoy luxurious makeup services for the Bride who wants to feel more beautiful and confident on the biggest day of her life.

Wedding makeup services

Domestic & Destination Weddings

The day of your wedding is a magical life defining event. As the bride, you are the center of attention and this is one of the most important days in your life; one of which you have been dreaming. Like every bride, you want to look your best on that special day, both in real life and your photos.  

NATURAL. ELEGANT. TIMELESS.

Natural.
Elegant.
Timeless.

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Preparations for your wedding day can last anywhere from a few months to a few years for some couples and it can be a busy and stressful time. Every couple wants to create a beautiful moment that they will enjoy with their guests.

You’ve probably heard people say that the day itself can go by in the blink of an eye. Maybe there is brunch the next morning but the wedding day itself will have come to an end.

What then remains of this beautiful day? Memories! And of course the videos and photos taken by your photographer and your guests. However, in order for those photos to be successful, you need of course a photographer who will capture the moments and a professional makeup artist to indirectly help the photographer by making sure the bride looks perfect in them.

In my extensive experience with wedding photography, most of your photos are unfortunately not retouched. A professional well executed bridal makeup will ensure that your complexion is luminous and radiant, erase any signs of exhaustion and highlight your beauty.  You will look beautiful thereby creating confidence and allowing you to enjoy every moment of the day.

More than a makeup service, an experience.

Customized makeup application for your engagement photos that is not your bridal makeup. Just as you wouldn't wear your wedding dress to your engagement photoshoot, you should have a completely different makeup look than what you will wear on your wedding day. Your engagement photos may be also taken at a different time of year than your wedding, which would call for a different type of makeup look.
In addition to having your photos look different than those on your wedding day, your groom-to-be will not have a preview of what you will look like until you see him on the day of your wedding. 

Maids and Mothers
Airbrush application
Formal Bridal Portraits
Boudoir Shoot
Men's Grooming
Bridal Shower Makeup Application
Bachelorette Night Out makeup
Bachelorette Spa Parties
Touch up Services

Engagement Makeup

Additional Services

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This package includes a two-hour preview consultation and makeup application where we will customize a look that is specific to you for your special day. The preview is an important element that helps take the stress and guesswork out of creating that perfect look for your perfect day. This package also includes a skin care analysis and remedy recommendation, custom brow arching, wedding day makeup for you, set up and travel fees, face chart of your wedding day makeup and four hours of touch up service.

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This package includes a two-hour preview consultation and makeup application where we will customize a look that is specific to you for your special day. The preview is an important element that helps take the stress and guesswork out of creating that perfect look for your perfect day. This package also includes a skin care analysis and remedy recommendation, custom brow arching, wedding day makeup application for you and three others, set up and travel fees, face chart of your wedding day makeup and touch up kit.

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This package includes a two-hour preview consultation and makeup application where we will customize a look that is specific to you for your special day. The preview is an important element that helps take the stress and guesswork out of creating that perfect look for your perfect day. This package also includes a skin care analysis and remedy recommendation, custom brow arching, your wedding day makeup application, set up and travel fees, face chart of your wedding day makeup and touch up kit.

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Wedding Collection

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Ready to book?

I love to feature my past brides either as examples of my work or in a featured post on instagram. Once you receive your images from your photographer and picked out the ones you want to share, please send them to me and I will be happy to post them with credit and any other vendor information you provide.

Question 5:  How can my images be featured on your website/ instagram?

No, I prefer to focus 100% on my makeup artistry skills. I believe that two separate artists should handle this for an occasion such as a wedding. Not only because I believe that it is too much to take on, but this way, each artist is giving his or her complete and undivided attention to each equally important step in achieving the look.

Question 4:  Do you do hair as well?

We will take all details of your wedding that we discussed previously, such as, location, time of wedding, when you need to be ready for photos, your dress and your hair style, along with your complexion, face and eye shape and features and we will translate them into the vision of how you would like to look on your wedding day. Based on that information, I will lead you in a direction that will complement your face and eye shape and make you look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day. Also, we want to get your skin in the best condition possible for your wedding day as makeup applies differently based on how healthy your skin is. Lastly, I will start your custom brow arching.

Question 3:  What happens in a preview?

Yes, although I call it a preview consultation. A preview takes place once you have booked and they usually take place a month or two prior to the wedding. Only Brides have previews. Most previews are scheduled on weekdays. 

Question 2:  Do you do/offer a trial?

Bridal makeup is the ultimate form of special occasion makeup. Bridal makeup is designed to enhance her features and minimize any flaws. The colors chosen are based on the bride's coloring, the season, the formality of the wedding, the time of day, the gown, and the location. The makeup colors can be in conjunction with any traditional cultural outfits (Persian, Southeast Asian, etc.). The makeup will translate well in photographs yet look pleasant in person. Remember, the event only lasts a day, but the photographs last a lifetime.

Question 1:  What is Bridal or Wedding Makeup? 

Frequently Asked Questions

"The whole process was so smooth, the preview and the application on the day of the wedding, you were so professional and so great to work with.  Your artistic eye and steady hand helped me look my best. I would recommend you and your services to anyone. I can’t tell you how much you contributed to making my wedding so wonderful and memorable!"

You were amazing! My husband and I love looking at our wedding photos

"You had my best interest in mind and we had a shared goal, for me to be as stunning as possible on my special day! You were like a mobile mirror for me, I didn’t have to check my makeup constantly or worry about smudges. You did all the worrying for me and made sure I looked fresh and the best version of myself regardless of the roller coaster of emotions stirring across my face. Thank you!!"

You were amazing!

"I knew I needed to step it up a notch for my wedding without feeling like I was being someone I wasn't.  Thank you for taking the time to make me look my best for my wedding while also helping me be true to myself. As I prepared for my wedding, you took the time to listen to what I wanted and explained how the makeup would enhance the photos."

I felt beautiful and true to myself.

"You had such a calm and professional demeanor throughout the entire process,  You were the perfect person to take care of all things makeup on my wedding day. I was able to focus on enjoying time with friends and family, knowing that you had all the little details under control."

"My wife looked incredibly stunning on our wedding day!"

In Their WORDS

How it works

My Process

Initial Contact

Booking

PLANNING + CONSULTATIONS

Time for a Preview

YOUR WEDDING

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Fill out my contact form with the date of your event, getting ready location, & the number of people who will be interested in getting their makeup done to get the ball rolling. Once I have checked my availability, I will give you a call to discuss your customizations.

Next, you will receive a contract along with an invoice for the retainer. A signed contract and retainer makes everything official. Once I have received your signed contract and retainer your date is officially reserved.

This is the time where we get to know one another and you tell me about your wants, needs, and ideas. I want to know which things are most important to you about your wedding day makeup. I'll work with you to design a customized makeup based on your dress, coloring, eyes, season and location that ensures you look and feel beautiful. We will also discuss the flow of the wedding day.

The next step is the bridal preview. This is the time to get a clear idea of how the makeup will look on you, but also to determine what changes need to be made according to your personal preferences. I usually do makeup in a timeless and elegant way but above all you must feel comfortable with the makeup and if it is not perfect, do not hesitate to say so.

Armed with the plan and look we created for your day, I'll be there every step of the way. You will be able to relax and enjoy your day.

Prefers timeless styles but has her own flair

The Karyn Carlson Bride

Believes in investing in quality over quantity

The Karyn Carlson Bride

Loves to laugh and have a lot of fun

The Karyn Carlson Bride

Loves to travel and is ready for the next adventure

The Karyn Carlson Bride

Is that you?

If you're looking for natural, elegant and timeless makeup, with a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck. Let's schedule a consultation and see if this is the right fit.

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