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Vanessa’s Royal Designs is a makeup business in Bowie, Maryland. Vanessa is a certified makeup artist serving the DC Metropolitan area. She felt inspired years ago after her own senior prom to help other women feel beautiful and confident with makeup. She founded her business in 2007 and became a certified artist in 2012.

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Vanessa believes beauty comes from within and sees the importance of building women up from the inside out. She wants to give you an amazing beauty experience and flawless makeup for your special day. She suggests a makeup trial so that problems can be worked out, changes made, and a timeline created for wedding day makeup. Vanessa designs a makeup style that fits your personal style, wedding day, skin tone, and skin texture.

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Paquita Sent on 07/21/2017
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This young lady is simply amazing.
Her prices are reasonable and she even travels the distance.
She transformed my look and made me feel like even more of a QUEEN on my wedding day.
Elena Sent on 10/24/2016
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Book her she's AMAZING!! I have seen Vanessa's work for many years, but never had a reason to use her services. After getting engaged I decided to book her for my wedding. A few days prior to my engagement shoot I realized due to my schedule I wouldn't be able to do my own make up and be on time, so one of my bridesmaids called Vanessa for me and despite the last minute request she was able to fit me in and my fiancé and mom LOVED my make up. I was so pleased and can't wait until my wedding.
Alyse Sent on 11/15/2016
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Vanessa Gibson and her Royal Designs are PHENOMENAL! She completely transformed my bridesmaids and I at my wedding. I am still in shock as I look at my pictures at how beautiful everyone was! To all of the brides out there looking for a makeup artist that is reasonably priced, very professional, and just the BOMB, Vanessa's Royal Designs is exactly what you're looking for. Thanks Vanessa, you're the absolute BEST at what you do!
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Felicidy Fotography Felicidy Fotography Wedding Photographers

We worked with Vanessa for the first time and I was impressed with her skills. I have recommended her for all my brides who ask for a professional artist.

Carl Elixir Studio Carl Elixir Studio Wedding Photographers

Vanessa is possibly the most talented MUA that we've worked with. She is kind, patient and super fun to work with! She will make you prettier than ever and really shine on your wedding day! Choose Vanessa and you will not regret it!

Jazzlyn Springs Photography Jazzlyn Springs Photography Wedding Photographers

I had the pleasure of working with Vanessa for a shoot, and was BLOWN AWAY by her professionalism, creativity, skill level, attention to detail and promptness. I have been a photographer for 5 years, working with weddings, family portraits and womens portraiture, and I have never seen a makeup artist as prepared, skilled and professional as Vanessa. I will recommend her to all future brides and I plan on hiring only her for future events. When choosing a makeup artist, especially for events it is crucial that you find an artist that knows how makeup translates in camera and under professional lighting. Vanessa is also an attentive listener and is able give a very specific look or style from "no makeup" makeup looks to a full face glam. I cant say enough great things about Vanessa and her work!!


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