I am a Bridal Makeup Artist in the DC Metro area. I have freelanced since 2013, and I specialize in bridal and clean beauty makeup looks. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University and graduating with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, I decided to take a makeup certification course as a lead to a potential second job. One thing led to another, and I ended up quitting my government job and started makeup full time.
I believe makeup should be used to enhance one's appearance, not cover it up or create a cookie cutter version of beauty. My aesthetic leans towards soft, romantic, pretty makeup. I offer both traditional and airbrush makeup services for the entire bridal party. If you have any questions about services or bookings, please feel free to contact me.
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Amy M. · Married on 07/10/2021
More than five stars
In the days leading up to my wedding, there was so much nervous excitement that I slept very little and by the time the wedding day rolled around, I didn’t look my best. Erica, however, made sure that I did - her expert application and eye for beautiful color and detail meant my makeup looked better than I could have ever imagined! Erica is so talented and is also exactly the kind of warm, reassuring presence you want on your wedding day. I couldn’t recommend her more highly - thank you, Erica!Sent on 07/25/2021
Lauren C. · Married on 06/19/2021
Erica was recommend to me by my SIL, whom she is very good friends with. I'd seen her work via her Instagram and felt confident in her capabilities. She was very quick to respond to any of my inquiries and is always kind and professional. Erica talked me through her cleaning protocols when I booked her in the thick of Covid for my June 2021 wedding (I'm a nurse so that really comforted me). We were very happy with the look from the trial and had a good plan for the wedding. Fast forward the actual wedding day and I have zero complaints. Erica and her assistant were early for our meet time! They were efficient without cutting any corners and had the time to accommodate an add on. My bridesmaids, mom, MIL, and myself looked stunning. I was especially happy with my makeup! It sprinkled during our ceremony (we were outside), I danced my butt off during the reception (read sweaty), and my makeup never faltered! She is worth every penny and I look forward to working with her again!Sent on 07/10/2021
Haena L. · Married on 06/12/2021
Erica is super amazing and talented!! In the last 2 months leading up to my wedding, I had to change makeup artist due to overbooking. I was very nervous and anxious trying to find a new artist who was comfortable working with monolids. During the trial with Erica, she was very attentive to what I liked and did not like from my previous trial with the other artist. I would have to say she was way more attentive and cared so much more than the other artist and was super thankful to have found her. Even after the trial, she understood and knew what kind of changes I would like to make from the trial on the wedding day (I am terrible at explaining especially for someone who rarely wears any makeup daily). During the whole wedding day, I did not need to touch up at all and I think the makeup stayed on well throughout the whole night! Even with all the tears, my makeup did not smear at all! Erica even provided a whole bag of "emergency" items such as oil blotting sheets, makeup remover, extra lip stick, and etc. I also hired Erica to do makeup for my 4 bridesmaid, she had an extra artist help her and she was fantastic as well. For anyone looking for a very professional, personable, and attentive makeup artist, HIRE ERICA! Thank you Erica from the bottom of my heart, you truly made me feel beautiful on such a huge and memorable day!Sent on 06/29/2021
Erica will have you looking flawless and beautiful on your wedding day. Highly recommend!!!