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Madi · Married on 06/01/2014
NEED TO BOOK HER. I am sooo glad that I reached out in enough time to secure Wendy for my wedding day makeup. Our Asheville wedding was a destination wedding so I was basing my decision off of reviews, and info I could find online etc. I'd emailed a few people and I could tell right away Wendy was the way to go, she was very professional and nice and always got back to me quickly in emails. She helped answer any questions leading up to the big day, and on our wedding day she didn't disappoint- Wendy's team did an INCREDIBLE job on my makeup and my bridesmaids makeup!!! She knows what she's doing-whether it be dramatic, more natural- everyone got the exact look they wanted. Wendy and her team are extremely professional but are also genuine and laid back and add to the fun of the day for getting ready. If you want to add to the joy and fun of getting ready with your friends and family, book Wendy, she's fun, relaxed, and is SO GREAT at what she does, you won't regret it!Sent on 06/20/2014
Meagan · Married on 05/25/2014
Wendy did my makeup for my sister's wedding at the Biltmore. I can't say enough great things about her and how she did our makeup! I usually do not wear much make up, and was nervous about looking too made up. Wendy listened to what I wanted and did my make up wonderfully! It was the first time I really liked how I looked for a formal event. I was very impressed and recieved many compliments over the course of the night. Wendy was professional and very fun to have around on the days prior to the wedding, as well as the wedding day! She went above and beyond to ensure my sister and the wedding party had a positive and enjoyable experience. I will be booking her for my wedding, wherever or whenever that may be!! I highly recomment her!Sent on 06/19/2014
User4195643 · 2+ years ago
My experience with Kristen was wonderful. I tend to like natural-looking makeup, and she did a great job giving me a look that I was comfortable with but also would stand out and look great in wedding pictures. All my bridesmaids mentioned how fun it was to work with her. I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone!Sent on 06/23/2014
Molly · Married on 05/24/2014
Christie Burlett with Blush was exactly what a bride hopes for in a makeup artist! From the trial run to the day of she was personable, professional, and remarkably talented at highlighting a bride's true beauty! She is wonderfully open to input and works with you to make you feel absolutely gorgeous! I was so thankful that she was able to come to my house the day of and was prompt, fun, and clean! Definitely go with Christie if you want a superb experience from start to finish!!Sent on 06/08/2014
User3289343 · 2+ years ago
Wendy and her team are outstanding! She was so sweet and very open to communication prior to the wedding. We emailed a lot and she is a great person to work with. She saw me for a trial run before my engagement shoot and spent time talking about my vision, then executed it perfectly. She works quickly and efficiently, uses only the best products, and will make you and your wedding party absolutely gorgeous.Sent on 05/18/2014
Kristina · Married on 04/26/2014
FABULOUS! Where to give start....Kristen Davis is so talented. She did such a wonderful job on the makeup for my wedding. It is by far the best makeup I have ever had, and was absolutely perfect for the occasion. As someone who doesn't normally wear a lot of makeup I am always a little worried about looking overdone with professional makeup applications. This was not the case at all with Kristen, she spent time talking to me about what I wanted to look like and did an amazing job of applying makeup that looked natural but still looked stunning in my photographs. Even better than the makeup is that she is such a lovely and fun person to have in the room while you are getting ready. Even though we were meeting for the first time it felt as though we were old friends by the end of the afternoon!Sent on 05/02/2014
While I didn't get to meet Wendy in person she was so helpful with booking, setting up the schedule, and all the details. Very responsive and always willing to accommodate in any way she could. Can't say enough good things about Blush, Wendy, and Kristen!
Sharon · Married on 04/14/2014
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Wendy! I cannot believe that I was ever tempted to do my own makeup for my wedding. Even if you love doing your makeup, your wedding day will be different. I recommend Wendy and Blush without reservation -- I am so happy that she was part of my day! Wendy creates such a wonderful calming (but fun!) environment in your own space! She is truly an artist. My mother, matron of honor, and I were thrilled with her work -- we all looked absolutely beautiful (if I don't say so myself!). I can't thank Wendy enough! She created the perfect look for me -- trust Wendy!Sent on 04/20/2014
I also hired Amanda Hughes through Blush. I LOVED my wedding day hair -- thank you, Amanda! I had a trial with Amanda and she was SO responsive to my feedback. She gave me exactly what I wanted (which was likely a challenge given that I did not give her a single picture!). I have long, fine hair that she styled perfectly. My bangs have never looked better - if I lived in Asheville (or anywhere close), I would see Amanda all the time! My matron of honor has thick, shorter hair that Amanda masterfully worked into a gorgeous up-do! Book Amanda - you will not be sorry!
Stefanie · Married on 04/12/2014
I.love.blush. From the immediate e-mail responses from Wendy to the studding wedding makeup by Christie, Blush left me worry-free through the entire process. Christie is an absolute artist. She listened to my requests and I felt completely confident that I would be no less than stunning before her brushes ever touched my face. My bridesmaids and I looked and felt so incredibly beautiful. Christie is delightful to chat with and it is obvious she loves what she does. Do not hesitate to book with Wendy's wonderful team!Sent on 06/22/2014
Quyen · Married on 03/22/2014
Wendy did an AMAZING job on my bridal makeup. I asked for a natural look, and she delivered flawlessly! Not only was she flexible with the pre-trial makeup, she was very supportive on the wedding day. With a small, crowded and hectic room, she was still able to work her magic. She also did a beautiful job with my bridesmaids. I couldn't thank her enough for being so professional and yet also so kind. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wendy!Sent on 06/12/2014
User3841586 · 2+ years ago
Wendy did such a great job on everyone's makeup for our January Biltmore wedding! Everyone commented how stunning our makeup was in the pictures. Wendy is so personable and easy to talk to… when you first meet her you feel like you have known her forever! She is very considerate of your likes/dislikes and always asks you what type of music you would like to hear while you are getting your makeup done. I was a little bit nervous because my skin is really sensitive and I have to use hypoallergenic make-up but everything was fine! Wendy also did my trial for my bridal portraits and that was just as great! Wendy is so professional and was flexible about additions to the day. She is truly amazing! I wish I had more excuses to get my make-up done in Asheville!Sent on 01/22/2014
Anne · Married on 12/30/2013
Wow! Wendy and her team are flawless! They did my makeup, as well as 6 other wedding party members on my wedding day. Her team truly made me and my bridesmaid/MOB/MOG feel beautiful that day. On a day when so much can go wrong and is up in the air, it was nice to know that we all looked amazing with our hair and makeup. She was professional, timely, flexible, and perfect that day. What a talent! :)Sent on 01/05/2014
Blush, Asheville Makeup Artists's reply:Thank you so much Anne! I appreciate you so much! Stay in touch my friend, and let me know how you LOVE your Armani foundation!
Jennie · Married on 10/26/2013
What a great team Blush has!! I am so lucky that they could squeeze me in for a last minute change in location for my destination wedding. Christie Burlett did an AMAZING job! She is extremely talented, and she provided two very different looks for two different wedding events that we had scheduled. We had so much FUN, and I felt very pampered and pretty. I whole-heartedly recommend Blush and Christie. And, if I have another event in Asheville, I will definitely book them again. Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you!Sent on 12/17/2013
Emily · Married on 10/19/2013
Wendy was the best makeup artist I could have ever asked for! I was really nervous about my wedding day makeup because I don't wear a lot of it and didn't want to look overdone, but Wendy listened to everything I said and make me look better than I could've ever imagined! She and her associate that were with us were both so talented and fun to be around on a day that can be so overwhelming. Not only did she do a great job, but she was also so flexible leading up to the big day. I must've switched the number of bridesmaids needing their makeup done 5 or 6 times and she was always very understanding. I can't say enough good things about Wendy and Blush!!Sent on 11/08/2013
megan · Married on 10/19/2013
Blush by Wendy is AMAZING! We got married in October at the Biltmore--a very busy time! All of the Blush by Wendy makeup artists were already booked when I originally contacted them. They get booked early because they are simply.THE.best!! If you are getting married in the Asheville area -- they are the ones to call!! However, because they were booked I worked with someone else. They week before my wedding, things fell through with my makeup vendor. We contacted Wendy at Blush and by fate they had a cancellation too! Kristen Davis met with me for a LAST minute trial and was sooooo sweet. She made me feel so much better about the ordeal of that week and I knew I was back in good hands. She was exactly what I wanted -- an incredibly knowledgable and talented makeup artist. But, also, a wonderful, nice, and FUN person! She made the trial and the wedding day such fun and I feel sooo grateful to have had her for our wedding! You will not regret choosing Blush by Wendy -- you will enjoy your wedding day and look beautiful!!Sent on 11/17/2013
Tana · Married on 10/13/2013
I can not say enough great things about Wendy, from Blush Makeup. She is absolutely everything I could have asked for and more. Not only was she very professionally, she was friendly and easy to talk to. I usually don't like my face being touch; but she made me feel relax and confident in her skills. On top of that she was very flexible especially with adding another person in the limited amount of time we had; which I greatly appreciated.Sent on 11/15/2013
Both my mother and mother-in law were very ecstatic about the results of their makeup; they looked stunning! As for my makeup I can not get over how lovely it looked, especially that lipstick color Wendy picked out. Even with the rain, my makeup managed to stay put without any touch-ups through out the night!
So, if you looking to get dolled up for your big day or any other day I would highly recommend Wendy from Blush Makeup. You will not be disappointed with her work!
Casey · Married on 09/27/2013
Wendy, owner of Blush, did makeup for me, my mom, Mother in law, and 7 bridesmaids. She was incredible! So professional, flexible, available and helpful as someone who planned her wedding in Asheville from Chicago. She was so sweet that when my eyelashes fell off after our first look she came up to the venue to fix me up before the ceremony...I have never heard of anything like that ever! I had the best, easiest wedding ever and Wendy was a huge contributor to that!Sent on 09/29/2013
Blush, Asheville Makeup Artists's reply:You are so sweet Casey! That might have been the most emotional first look yet! LOL!!! It was my absolute pleasure coming back and perfecting everything back to the way it was!!! You are a joy & and I wish you and Nic only the best!!! Rock those Manolo's girl!!!
Gevony · Married on 09/14/2013
Wendy is, quite simply, exceptional! She is a most talented make-up artist, but even better, she is fun and kind. Wendy was able to take the individual requests of my bridesmaids, mom, and me, and make us each look and feel our best! Likewise, she was consistently easy to communicate with, responsive to emails, and always on time. She was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her!Sent on 09/26/2013
Blush, Asheville Makeup Artists's reply:I thank you so much for your kind words Gevony! I love working with brides that live here in Asheville & hope we can stay in touch!!! You were absolutely stunning, and can't wait to see the beautiful photos from Jeremy! Congratulations my friend!
Ashley · Married on 08/17/2013
These ladies are absolutely wonderful. Every bride wants to look and feel perfect on their wedding day and they don't disappoint. Not only was our make up beautiful but they have a way of making you feel so calm and comfortable. They are fun and energetic and exactly who I wanted around on my special day. I really can't say enough wonderful things about them. I highly recommend them to any bride who not only wants to feel beautiful but for anyone who just wants to be around beautiful people :)Sent on 08/25/2013
Blush, Asheville Makeup Artists's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Ashley! I can't wait to see the beautiful photos! Kristen enjoyed every minute of this day & we are so very thankful for you! Wishing you only the best!
Lauren · Married on 08/17/2013
Wendy is an absolute gem! I have never felt prettier than I did on my wedding day and it is because of her handiwork. In addition to being a very talented make-up artist, she is quick to respond to emails, goes above and beyond to make everyone feel special, and was definitely a calming force on the big day. I would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 09/12/2013
Leslie · Married on 08/03/2013
Wendy with Blush was absolutely fabulous. My wedding make-up was flawless as were the gorgeous faces of my attendants. Her make-up style is very natural and she is very attentive to requests. Together with my make-up "trial run" and Wendy's confidence and expertise, I was completely at ease on my wedding day. She made the getting ready process fun and memorable with an awesome playlist and her enthusiastic personality. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to have her at my wedding and I feel as if I gained a friend as well. Would absolutely recommend.Sent on 08/25/2013
Blush, Asheville Makeup Artists's reply:Love to my dear new friend! I thank you so much, and it was a pleasure being with you this day in Blowing Rock! One more sister to go, but I think we have a few years until Amy is ready! LOL!!! Wishing you only the best with your good lookin man! ;)
Taryn · Married on 07/06/2013
If this website allowed me to give Wendy and her fabulous team a 10 out of 5 I would do it! They were sensational... managing 15 women is quite the task and they rocked it. The "worked the ladies in" around their hair appointments and had everyone done on time (even a bit ahead of schedule... which never happens on a wedding day!)They were so efficient yet were so attentive to every last detail. Every lady was thrilled with their makeup/fabulous lash enhancements and most even asked which products they were using and have since purchased the products! It can be a bit intimidating to book a makeup artist for the biggest day of your life, from out of town, having never met them... but let me put your worries aside! I am avid researcher/googler/review reader and decided to go with Blush. These women are talented, up to date on the very latest tips and tricks, and are so sweet and genuine. I truly felt like we had been the best of friends for years. I promise you will NOT be disappointed and your face will look like you walked out of a magazine. A huge thank you to Blush for making my wedding day stress free and a dream come true!! Your talent, efficiency, and professionalism amazed me!Sent on 07/29/2013
Allison · Married on 06/29/2013
I seriously cannot say enough good things about Wendy Ballance. I mean, given her stellar reputation, it almost goes without saying that the makeup she did for me, my mom, and my bridesmaids was amazing. I felt absolutely beautiful (the way every bride should feel the day of her wedding), and the compliments flooded in well into the night!Sent on 07/11/2013
But working with Wendy in this whole wedding planning process went far beyond makeup. She was a true friend throughout it all, and I don't know what I would have done without her and her insider "Asheville-ian" knowledge and assistance.
Wendy and Blush are awesome. Period. You are making a huge mistake if you don't book her for your wedding. Hands down, she is the best :)
Ashley · Married on 06/22/2013
Wendy did my make-up for my bridal pictures and on the day of my wedding. Her work is amazing! My skin looked flawless. She is fun and professional. She also did the make-up for my mom, aunt and MOH. They had so much fun and looked gorgeous. Highly recommend her!Sent on 06/25/2013
Morgan · Married on 06/08/2013
Love Wendy!!! She is absolutely fabulous and did an amazing job on myself, sister, mother, and step mother!! She is truly a professional at what she does and I am so pleased that I chose her to take part in my special day!!! I will definitely be using Wendy again whenever I need a "glam" up!!!!Sent on 06/19/2013
Daniel · Married on 05/26/2013
Not only did I feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day, but Wendy made us feel pampered and well taken care of. The day was more enjoyable with her there--putting on music when ours wasn't working, helping to make a couple drinks...and just being a calming and enthusiastic presence.Sent on 05/31/2013
Wendy's work is incredible. My bridesmaids, the moms and I all loved our make-up and looked pretty damn good, if I do say so myself :)