Liz did my hair and makeup for my wedding in August 2013, as well as hair for my two bridesmaids. Liz came highly recommended through my coordinator, and though were unable to meet in person until the day before my wedding as we live in Chicago and were married in Sonoma Valley, I was able to have a hair trial with her at the venue the day before the wedding. While her services are not cheap, she is quite talented, professional, very punctual, can travel to you and does a great job of taking scattered ideas and putting them together. I was extremely happy with my hair and makeup, even though I was not quite sure what I wanted at the outset. She really knows how to do makeup that does not look caked on and photographs very well. I think that takes a lot of talent and patience for a hair and makeup artist, especially one that has not gotten to meet the person they are working until a day before the wedding! She really knows how to do makeup that does not look caked on and photographs very well.
An example of Liz's professionalism was when my strangely sensitive skin had a random reaction to one of the products that had been used on me before that day (think tomato red and a little puffy all over my face!) a few hours before the wedding. Liz did a great job of letting me know, keeping everyone calm about it and helping me take the redness and swelling down. By the time pictures rolled around, the redness had subsided, and even if it had not, I am confident she could have covered it no problem.
On top of everything else, Liz is just a genuinely nice, friendly person, which makes the hours of bridal prep at a stressful time much more relaxing. I would strongly recommend her to anyone!
i had a trial with elizabeth and was very impressed with the quality of her work. she was a joy to meet and makes you feel very comfortable with her. she is very detailed and has a great eye for bringing out your good features :) i highly recommend her to those in the bay area!!
Liz did my makeup for our wedding and she made me look my best on our special day. The products that she used were ALL great quality and the makeup stayed on for more than 10 hours. I didn't even need to do a retouch! It probably would've stayed longer if I didn't decide to remove it before going to bed! I never got that "cake" look on my face. I loved what she did with my eyes... I wish I could have that stay on forever!
Being Asian, it's hard to find somebody who knows how to work on Asian features.. Especially the eyes. When I saw Liz's website, I felt that she was the one... So I e-mailed her and asked if she could do a last minute trial makeup. The following day, I came to her place and it didn't take me long to feel comfortable with her. She's very friendly and easy-going.
While we were finishing up and I was admiring what she did with my eyes, a crazy incident happened... The building right next to her apartment caught on fire and there was black smoke everywhere! We panicked but I realized one of us had to stay calm so I did. Plus, I had a pre-wedding photo shoot in about an hour and I didn't want to ruin my makeup! Hehe! We ran outside and stayed at the manager's unit, trying to calm each other down. The firefighters came and contained the fire. When it was safe to come down, she took me back to her place and did a retouch on me. Despite that very scary event, she managed to collect herself and finish off with a makeup that made me look like that incident didn't stress me out. She was very professional and she kept apologizing to me... I told her it was definitely not her fault and that she was doing a wonderful job... I remember telling her "Well, at least this is very memorable for both of us" and we just laughed it off. I felt bad leaving her right away but I had a photo shoot to catch. The pre-wedding pictures turned out really great, you couldn't tell that I was scared for my life few hours prior to the photo shoot!
During the wedding day, I had a few minor problems that morning and was running late for my hair and makeup session. Liz was very nice and patient... She waited for me at the hotel and I felt so bad for making her wait. When we got to the hotel, she immediately went straight to doing her stuff and as expected, she did an amazing job on my makeup. She did my stepmom and my mother-in-law but because we were running late on schedule, they rushed her into getting the makeup done. I had to leave and I didn't know about this until my friends told me few days later. I felt so bad. They didn't really have to do that because I wasn't going to start with the wedding without the mothers. Anyway, she made the moms look young and pretty! I loved their makeup too, even though she had to do it in a rush. Sorry Liz.
Overall, I would say she has all the great qualities to be a successful makeup artist. She deserves the 5.0 star rating that I gave her. Trust me. She does. I wish she didn't have to move up North, I wouldn't have mind if I had to pay a few extra bucks to get my makeup done with her for any other special occasions.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Liz. She is very charismatic and I felt extremely comfortable shooting with her.
I had a clear idea of the types of moods and poses I wanted her to capture, and Liz found my best angles and captured everything artistically.
She is also a very skilled makeup artist, and used exclusive products purchased from Japan. She was patient and responsive to my makeup requests, and gave me better advice about my acne-prone skin than my dermatologist. She was punctual and never complained.
I loved the finished product! Her touch ups and color schemes made me look like a character from a fairytale.
Liz did an amazing job on my make-up. I have mild to moderate acne and acne scars, and she was able to make my skin look flawless without it looking cakey. She was also very responsive to my concerns about the type of make up I wanted. I was also very pleased with the pictures she took at our "engagement shoot". She's very easy going and let us choose what kinds of pictures we wanted to take. She also did a great job with editing the photos. I would highly recommend her services!
Expert make-up artist, very professional, courteous, and best of all, listens to the customer's wishes and matches makeup to skin & accessory tones to perfection! My husband thought that was the best make-up he's ever seen on me!