Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist Reviews

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18 Reviews for Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist

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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Nicole Roberts · Married on 11/11/2018

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    Phenomenal!

    Allison is amazing! She makes you look absolutely gorgeous! And it lasts ALL DAY! She lets you pick the type of look you want, and you will not be disappointed. I had my entire bridal party, and moms on both sides of the bridal party, get their make up done. Everyone turned out so beautiful. She’s so sweet and has everything organized with a timeline of everyone who wants hair and make up done. Morgan did our hair and works with allison and she’s just as great! I had a last minute hair change and she totally nailed it.

    Sent on 12/04/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Nicole, thank you so much! Morgan and I loved working with you and your party - from trial to touch ups, you were amazing! We love you and wish you all the love in the world! -Allison
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    Vivian · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Natural & Glam!

    I hardly ever wear makeup and I have oily & acne prone sking - so getting a make up artist for my wedding day was really nerve wrecking. I researched so many vendors and when I came across Allison - I can see that she valued the natural look of the bride but also made up and glam for pictures and to last through the day.

    She was so responsive either via text, email, or calling. She drove miles and through states to come for my trial since she moved recently back to her hometown and that was super flexible of her to do that for me. She listened to all my feedback and addressed all my concerns/questions (no matter how particular) extremely promptly.

    She took the initiative and came up with a timeline, coordinated with my hair stylist, and made sure everyone had their hair and makeup done on time. She did the makeup for all my girls and my mother as well as me on the day of - she made all the adjustments from our trial and I had absolutely nothing to worry about! The make up lasted all night (she gave me an awesome little touch up bag which I didn't even need - she even provided a mini deodorant - she is so thoughtful!) and I was so comfortable in it. I have never worn fake lashes and I didn't even realize they were there - some of my friends didn't even know I had them on because they looked so natural!

    Allison was super sweet and professional - she is amazing to work with! I would recommend her over and over again! Thank you Allison for making my vision come true =)

    Sent on 10/29/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Vivian, thank you so much for your beautiful review! I had a great time with you and your party. You girls really made me feel like part of the family. I'm glad we adjusted from the trial and you were happy with the results. You were a stunning bride, and I hope I can make it to NYC to see you soon! Congratulations, again! -Allison
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    Amy · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Excellence in Makeup

    Thank you Allison for helping make my day so wonderful! Each bridesmaid loved their makeup and of course, so did I! I couldn't have picked a better makeup artist!

    *Photos captured by April Bennett Photography

    Sent on 12/19/2018
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    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    It was truly my honor to be your bridal artist! I have loved working with you over this past year and wish you and Fernando lots of love! Thank you, Amy! -Allison
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    Ashton · Married on 10/06/2018

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    She made me relaxed and excited for him to see me.

    Allison was AMAZING! I know that is what most reviews will say but here is my story. I had a person who was hired to do my make-up before I even met Allison. In June Allison did my make up at my friends wedding and it was flawless. Light but still stunning...even my Husband said it was amazing. About a month before my wedding my make up girl flaked on me...I freaked and messaged Allison and begged her to help me. She had another even the day before hours away from mine but said yes without hesitation. She was early to the venue and got us all done in perfect timing for pictures. Not only did she do amazing she stayed until after our first look to touch up anything we asked. I've never felt so beautiful and comfortable. She is a huge part of why I was so relaxed and stress free on my day. I would recommend her 10X over to anyone and everyone. To top it off she was very professional and comfortable to be around. Thank you Allison, you are truly the best!

    Sent on 10/25/2018
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    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Ashton, Ashton, Ashton! You, my dear, are after my own heart! The glitter. The glam. The love! You know you are part of the family. I loved working with you girls again. I am so glad it worked out so that I could be a part of your big day. You were simply perfection. See you guys soon, I hope! Love, A
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    Kristina H. · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Amazing to work with! Allison is the best!

    Allison was amazing to work with! She traveled to me for my trial run - she was completely prepared, great to talk to, had tons of makeup options, and worked patiently with me to find my perfect look. She was incredibly responsive and went the extra mile to help me pick out the right lip color. Totally professional, very dependable, and beautiful work! Felt beautiful on my wedding day :) Thank you, Allison!

    Sent on 10/28/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Kristina! Seriously, the pleasure was ALL mine. I am honored to have worked with you and your family. You were all so gracious, and humble - not to mention gorgeous! I was incredibly happy to work with you. Your pictures were gorgeous - tell Mr. H the cross almost brought me to tears in the photos! Love, A.
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    Amanda · Married on 06/16/2018

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    Allison was a GODSEND. A very talented Godsend. I told her I just wanted to look like an enhanced version of myself on my wedding day--she nailed it. I have never felt so beautiful. She did my make up as well as my bridal party and mother of the bride. Every one of us has continued to receive compliments since that day. Allison was a joy to work with, please please consider her for your wedding day beauty!!

    Sent on 07/06/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much for your sweet review, Amanda! I truly enjoyed working with you and your family - I felt the love all morning long! I wish you and your new hubby all the best and a lifetime of love! -Allison
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    Jessica · Married on 06/15/2018

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    Simply Put - Amazing

    Allison is nothing short of amazing. First off, she was more than responsive. She responds to all e-mails and calls so fast that you never have to make sure to check up with her a second time. Secondly, she was early to our venue and stayed until after the ceremony to ensure that make-up still looked good on everyone, bridal party and all! The way she uses her brush makes her an amazing artist! She listens to what you want and gives you exactly what you asked for! She is 100% an expert in what she does and I cannot imagine having anyone else glitz me, my bridesmaids, mother, and MIL, on such a special day of my life. You will not regret booking with her. Highly recommend.

    Sent on 12/17/2018
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    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    You are the best! Thank you for your amazing review! You were a beautiful bride and I wouldn't let anyone else glitz you up for your big day, even if you tried ;) Lots of love to you and the man! -Allison
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    Jennifer · Married on 04/07/2018

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    Made my wedding extra special

    I was first introduced to Allison when she did my makeup for my cousin's wedding. I will admit that I am very particular about my makeup and Allison was very understanding when I asked her for a more natural look for the foundation. She also matched my skin color perfectly to the foundation! When it came time for my wedding, I wanted a makeup artist that can do a dramatic look for an Indian wedding. I was so happy I chose Allison because my makeup was flawless! I sent multiple pictures to Allison to show her what I envisioned and she worked with me to develop a look I loved. I would definitely work with Allison in the future.

    Sent on 12/03/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much, Jennifer! I LOVED your wedding. I don't often get the chance to do dramatic, and I am honored that you chose me! Your pictures are some of my favorites and I hope we get to work together again in the future! Love, A.
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    Ez B · Married on 01/27/2018

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    She made my vision come true

    We all have a vision of what we want to look like and feel as a bride on our wedding day and Allison's incredible talent and true passion made my vision absolutely come true. I honestly teared up after she finished my make up because she just nailed it. I felt absolutely stunning on my wedding day because of Allison. She has to be one of the most talented artists out there (and also one of the MOST fun!). If you are looking for someone with insane talent who will make your bridal dreams come true, call Allison! I promise you won't regret it!

    Sent on 10/28/2018

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! Crying was allowed, as long as you did it before I left! You were an absolute vision, and I'm glad I could be a small part of that. -Allison
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    Jessica · Married on 10/28/2017

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    I loved Allison and they way she made my bridesmaids and myself the day of the wedding was unbelievable. I got several compliments and felt like a million bucks walking down to my hubby to be. It was an overall great experience working with her.

    Sent on 11/02/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Jessica! It was my pleasure to work with you and your party. You looked phenomenal! xo, Allison
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    Cathryn · Married on 10/07/2017

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    Allison was amazing in every way! She was the only artist who sincerely made the effort to accommodate us after we were in dire need of finding someone! Her willingness to listen to my daughter's wishes and work with her until she was 100% satisfied speaks volumes about her professionalism as an artist and her integrity as a person. My daughter looked stunning and her makeup lasted the entire day through her 5 pm ceremony and reception...and she was made up at 6 am!!! We recommend Allison without any hesitation and are confident her expertise and knowledge will result in a beautiful outcome for her clients!

    Sent on 10/22/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Cathy - Thank you so much for your kind words! It was my honor and pleasure to work with Christa on her big day. I'm glad it all worked out! So happy everything lasted all day - I know that pre-dawn start time was less than desirable ;)
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    Nicole · Married on 06/03/2017

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    Allison was wonderful to work with!! She was prompt with replying to emails and adjusted to meet my schedule and needs. Her makeup is phenomenal...she really took the time
    to personalize our looks and help my bridal party and me feel fabulous. Her care package for the day is a great gift, too! I can't tell you how many guest commented on how great, but natural, my makeup looked. You won't go wrong with picking Allison for your special day!

    Sent on 06/16/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Nicole! You were an absolute joy to work with and it was my honor to be a part of your big day! Congratulations to you and your mister! <3, Allison
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    Amanda · Married on 05/27/2017

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    Allison was absolutely AMAZING to work with! Immediately upon meeting Allison I knew she was going to be great! She is incredibly talented, professional, and even critical of her own work - which speaks volumes. She won't let you out the door until both you and her are completely satisfied. During my trial, Allison and I discussed what I wanted to accomplish - long lasting, glowy makeup to stand up to hot May heat for an outdoor ceremony and reception. She gave suggestions and tips in developing my day of look to ensure it would photograph nicely and last through the night - both of which it did!. She was quick to respond to emails and address any concerns, and followed up after the trial to see how the makeup wore and if any adjustments needed to me made. The day of my wedding, she was prompt, organized, and did a FANTASTIC job. The result was a look that both complemented and enhanced my features - i've never felt more beautiful. I have incredibly fair skin, which has always been a challenge to match foundations. However, for Allison this was no issue at all. She mixed custom foundation shades for each individual. She is also talented in doing makeup for a variety of age groups, having tackled mother and bridesmaid makeup flawlessly. She succeeded in making everyone feel gorgeous. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Allison for her makeup services - she is a delightful and incredibly talented artist!

    Sent on 06/29/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Ohmygoodness, Amanda! Thank you SO much for this amazing review! I am so blessed and grateful for brides like you - you make my job easy! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you, your family, and friends. It was completely my honor and pleasure. Best wishes always, Allison
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    Catherine · Married on 05/20/2017

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    Allison is an incredible makeup artist - I chose her specifically because her portfolio includes a lot of experience with different ethnicities, which was really important to me. She's extremely responsive and helpful, open to answering all of my questions and always quick with her responses. Both the trial and the wedding day went super smoothly thanks to her planning - everyone was ready (with some time to spare!!) and loved their makeup. She's flexible, friendly, talented, and professional - you won't regret working with her.

    Sent on 06/16/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, Cat! The pleasure was truly all mine. I loved your bridal party, and am an enamored with your photos. Thank you for trusting me, and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Congratulations, again, to you and Brock! <3, Allison
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    Renee · Married on 04/08/2017

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    Allison is amazing!! She is an absolute expert in her craft. She impressed me from start to finish and was quick to respond from the initial e-mail and remained on schedule up to the day of our wedding. Allison was easy to get along with, completely honest with her professional opinions while being tactful, made suggestions when necessary, brought her own high-quality equipment, was efficient, provided a concise to-do and not-to-do list for the day of, etc. Wedding planning was even more difficult for us due to being re-stationed out of state after our venue was already set. Luckily, I was able to do my makeup trial at Allison's near where I live. Her flexibility was very impressive to me, and she was well prepared to make last minute changes and keep on rolling. I'm in love with the pictures of my wedding day, especially my hair and makeup. I cannot thank Allison enough for making my bridesmaids and me look and feel beautiful on such a special day, and it lasted all night! The day of goodie bag was a wonderful touch too. I highly recommend Allison doing makeup for your wedding!!

    Sent on 06/04/2017

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Renee,
    Thank you so much for this lovely review! It was completely my honor and pleasure. You and your party were a blast to be with on your biggest day. Let me know if you're ever in my area ;) Congratulations, again! xo, Allison
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    Kristina · Married on 05/28/2016

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    Allison did a fantastic job at my May 2016 wedding! She is professional, prompt, and committed to give you the look you want. She skillfully complemented our array of different skin tones and features. I wanted a few changes after the trial session, and she addressed all requests. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 08/18/2016
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    Christina · Married on 05/14/2016

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    Allison was a lifesaver! My original makeup artist ended up being unavailable for my wedding day and I had to scramble to find a makeup artist at the last minute. Luckily, my hair stylist was able to recommend Allison who did a fantastic job! She recreated exactly the look I requested (without any pictures to go off of none the less). I looked and felt beautiful! My girls had nothing but great things to say about their makeup styles as well. Allison was also a ton of fun and very personable. I highly recommend Allison!

    Sent on 07/16/2016

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much for this review, Christina! It was truly my pleasure and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. You were a breathtaking bride and I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

    xo, Allison
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    Eduarda · Married on 05/30/2014

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    Alright ladies, we all know that looking our absolute BEST on our wedding day is a must. No compromises here. For me, although I knew I wanted to find a makeup artist that understood my desires, I also knew that I needed someone that wouldn't just do what THEY wanted or thought looked good, but would rather stick to my vision. This is exactly what Allison did. She nailed my look, when many other makeup artists simply could not. She gave me a glowing, natural, fresh look that lasted throughout the humidity heat of an after-storm outside wedding ceremony, many hours of dancing, and even into the morning after brunch! I have recommended Allison to each and every one of my fellow bride friends, as she truly is the best. Being a model for many years, I have had the pleasure of working with MANY makeup artists and can decipher the good, bad and the ugly in each of them. Allison is truly the best artist I have ever worked with! She is timely, precise, extremely knowledgeable and beyond sweet. I still rave about her today...2 years later!!

    Sent on 08/03/2016

    Allison Barlow - Makeup Artist's reply:

    Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart! Brides like you are one of the main reasons why I love to do what I do. You're still one of my favorites, and I will forever be thankful that you were my bride! xo

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