Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry Reviews

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39 Reviews for Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rhonda · Getting married on 02/05/2021

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    So talented with a personalized touch!

    I highly recommend Candice Hardy if you're looking for a makeup artist for your wedding! Candice's makeup artistry skills are top-notch and made me look absolutely beautiful on my special day. She also has a winning personality and truly makes you feel special. I had a diverse group of bridesmaids with different complexions and skin types and Candice was able to make each one look beautiful with a wide array of shades and products to complement any skin tone. She took care to understand our skin type and match products accordingly. She made sure our looks lasted well into the night despite the heat of the day. Candice was very responsive throughout the process and answered all of my questions promptly and providing great recommendations when needed. All of my bridesmaids felt and looked beautiful and wanted to know her information so they could hire her for their events. She even presented me with a personalized makeup bag with my name on it! I was beyond pleased with Candice's service and professionalism.

    Sent on 01/12/2020

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Rhonda!! What a pleasant surprise to receive a review from you. Thank you so much. I'd love to see some of the pictures. I know they had to be glamorous with Omar Zeta as your photographer
  • Lark

    Lark Washington · Getting married on 02/03/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Best Make-up I Ever Had!

    Candice is such an awesome make-up artist. She has an uplifting, welcoming personality and made me feel at ease. She was willing to meet me near my wedding venue and I really appreciated that. The make-up was flawless and and I loved that she came prepared with so many foundation shades (so important for folks with melanin!). The make-up lasted all evening and still looked fresh towards the end of the night. Everyone was complimenting me on my make-up. I am definitely reaching out to her for future events.

    Sent on 05/18/2020

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you so much Lark! I had an amazing time servicing you on your wedding day. It's so crazy how it was right on the cusp of the COVID madness beginning. Nonetheless it was a pleasure to service you and I can't wait to see the pictures.
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    Alexis Vincent · Married on 09/19/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice is awesome!

    Candice did a GREAT job on me, my bridesmaids, and my mother! I was a little worried about my mom - she has been doing her make up one particular way for like her whole life and this was the first time she had ever had her makeup done, and she looked BEAUTIFUL! Would 100% recommend Candice to anyone looking for a MUA

    Sent on 09/28/2020
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    Shai Branch · Married on 08/09/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Professional, personable, and so talented!

    I loved working with Candice for my wedding! I originally was going to do my own makeup, but after we had to reschedule the wedding, I realized I wanted one less thing to have to stress about. After scoping out her Instagram and reading many rave reviews, I reached out to her about a month before my wedding, and I was so happy to learn that she was available! She was flexible, her responses were always timely, and she was happy to answer any questions I had. She is very professional, while also being fun and super easy to talk to.

    During my trial, she surprised me with my favorite snack and wine, which was so sweet! She asked questions to get an understanding of my vision, and let me be a part of the process. On my wedding day, she and her second artist, Tara, arrived on time and got set up quickly. All of my bridesmaids enjoyed talking to them while having their makeup done, and of course, everyone looked stunning! Candice made sure to take into account any changes we'd talked about after the trial, and when she finished, I was in love! My makeup stayed put all night and I got so many compliments!

    Throughout the process, I always felt that I could communicate with and trust Candice. She also took safety measures seriously, such as wearing her mask, frequently sanitizing, and using fresh tools.  It's clear that she cares about her clients and her craft, and I am so happy to have invested in her as my makeup artist!

    Sent on 08/25/2020

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you for this GLOWING review Shai! It was an honor to service you. Thank you for trusting me. You looked SOOOO good =)
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    Julianna · Married on 08/08/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Awesome, on-time, professional, excellent work. It was an awesome experience choosing this makeup artist.

    Her level of service was very professional, affordable, and an excellent communicator. She shows a tremendous level of caring for her bride(s) and what they want for their special day. I would recommend her to any bride to be.

    Sent on 09/02/2019
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    Chasity · Married on 12/18/2019

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    Wedding make up

    Candice and Tamara did a wonderful job!

    Sent on 12/11/2018
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    Anna Adams · Married on 12/08/2019

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    Professional

    I got married on 12/8/19 and Candice did an incredible job! I threw her some loops by adding an individual to her list last minute and she adapted quickly! She made my time enjoyable. My makeup was beautiful! It held all night! I would certainly recommend her!

    Sent on 01/10/2020
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    Natalie Clavon · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Simply Amazing Experience

    It was such a pleasure working with Candice for my wedding! I rarely wear makeup so it was very important to me to have a lighter look . Candice was great at offering suggestions for colors, etc. and gave me the perfect natural glow I desired. My bridesmaids looked fabulous and loved their looks as well.

    Candice is highly skilled but also very humble. She brings such positive energy, and I felt very comfortable through the entire experience. Candice is super responsive and replies quickly to emails and texts. She is very professional and arrived early to ensure she started and ended on time, even with a location change halfway through the job. Bonus: she made note of my favorite candy and brought that as well. I would reccomend Candice to anyone that I know.

    Sent on 11/07/2019
  • Lindsey

    Lindsey Davis · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    A-maz-ing!

    From the very first moment I spoke with Candice on the phone, to the very last moment she sent me off all glammed up as I went off to my “first look”, she was amazing!!! Candice was patient with me and all of my bridesmaids as we explained what we wanted done. She was friendly, kind, outgoing, and made every single girl feel confident and beautiful. I would 100% recommend her and Tara, the other MUA who came along for my big day. They arrived earlier than scheduled on the day of the wedding, which helped give us more time to truly take care of every single girl’s needs. I showed a picture to Candice of what I envisioned for my bridal makeup and the result was spot on. At the end of a very long, fun morning full of makeup and lots of laughs, Candice presented me with a little surprise gift bag filled with a few full size products that she used on me throughout the day. Thank you Candice and Tara for making my wedding dreams come true!

    Sent on 10/06/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Lindsey! Oh my goodness thank you so much taking the time to review my services. I feel like it was years in the making leading up to your wedding day. I'm so glad you chose me and booked out so early. I can't wait to see the awesome things that you and your hubby accomplish and experience in your lifetime together.
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    Vee Bell · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing experience

    We don't live in the city of Richmond so I use Instagram to be able to find a makeup artist for my wedding day. I was immediately drawn to Candice pictures I knew I wanted her for my wedding. Her communication was amazing from start to finish. The day of the wedding, we had so much going on and we had to make so many changes to the makeup schedule but she was always flexible. We were running behind so she worked on my makeup as I was getting my hair done at the same time. My mom called her a magician because she made her like so beautiful. She had the entire bridal party looking amazing.

    Sent on 09/18/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you for trusting me Vee and writing this review! I had such a good time with you and your girls. You are truly loved by those closest to you and it shows.
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    Tyrisha · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Awesome Person

    Candice was great to work with from the beginning to end. She won me over during my trial when she surprised me with my favorite milkshake. Candice was very accommodating and willing to do anything to ensure I was comfortable with my look and made sure I looked my best. All of my girls looked absolutely beautiful.

    Sent on 09/19/2019
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    Cidnye · Married on 07/27/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice is THE makeup artist to book for your wedding!!

    I was originally booked with another MUA, but after that fell through I immediately hit panic mode and was wondering what I was going to do. After a quick Google search and a personal reference, I found Candice and was immediately hooked by her social media and online presence. I could tell just from her videos and pictures on her Instagram that she was fun and energetic which is always an added bonus in a wedding vendor to bring positive energy to the day. After contacting her, I was impressed by her thorough interest form she has you fill out. Not only did it ask the standard questions such as date, time, location etc. but it also asked about your skincare and beauty routines and what your current practices are. I could tell Candice looks at the entire picture when it comes to makeup application and that starts with skincare. That made me feel like I was in good and thoughtful hands. Candice was always extremely responsive and quick! I was able to schedule a makeup trial with her within a week of our initial contact. When I arrived at the trial, I was greeted with a bowl of popcorn, a glass of wine, water and chocolates, talk about 5 star service!! Candice and I had such a blast and got along well. I knew within 2 minutes of the trial that she was the MUA I needed to book for my big day! Candice was great at communicating with me leading up to my wedding and was flexible with changes to who was getting what done. Since there were so many of us getting makeup done, she brought her assistant Tara who was just as amazing! Everyone who got their makeup done (bridesmaids, moms, grandma) looked like a million bucks and were obsessed with our experience with Candice and Tara. And last but not least, Candice surprised me with a cute personalized makeup bag with my name on it that she left with me for the day for any touchups needed. She really thinks of every little tiny detail! When it came to price, Candice was pretty comparable to other MUA's in the area and they were all relatively the same in cost. But I can tell you if you are planning on shelling out the money to get makeup done, you want someone who is thoughtful and personable like Candice to take care of you! You will be happy you did!

    Sent on 08/15/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Cidnye! I don't even have words to say to respond to this beautiful heartfelt review. You were an absolute joy to service and I'm so thankful that you took the time to share your experience with other brides who are looking for the perfect wedding day beauty experience. A million thank you's!
  • Ashlee

    Ashlee Woodson · Married on 07/06/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing make up artist!

    Candice was wonderful! She made my bridesmaids and I so comfortable throughout her entire process. We met at a bridal show and instantly became friends! She is such a sweetheart. Our makeup was AMAZING! I would choose her over and over again! Thank you, Candice for making me look BOMB on our wedding day. - Ashlee

    Sent on 07/11/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Mrs. Ashlee I'm soooo glad you chose me! We are truly friends now. I'm so excited for your new beginning.
  • Brooke

    Brooke Price · Married on 05/18/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice is incredible!

    I cannot recommend Candice enough. I’m so picky about makeup so finding the perfect person to do mine on my wedding day was one of the main things that stressed me out. When I met Candice, I knew she was exactly who I was looking for. Not only is she a boss at her job but she’s kind, hilarious, outgoing and extremely professional. She has a unique way of making you feel beautiful while taking the wedding stress away as she does your makeup. I had a lot of last minute changes happen and as you can imagine that’s not exactly what a bride needs when her big day approaching, but Candice was very flexible and accommodating the whole time. Again, I can’t recommend her enough!!

    Sent on 06/07/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Hi Brooke! This is one of the most beautiful reviews I've ever received. It was truly and honor to service you. With so many artists to choose from I'm so glad you chose me. Thank you!
  • Gloria

    Gloria · Married on 04/20/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing work!

    It was great to a familiar face to work with my bridesmaids the day of the wedding. Candice was able to move quickly to assist the ladies and added lots of laughter throughout the day.

    Sent on 05/02/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Gloria! I appreciate you allowing me to service your girls and to be a part of your wedding day.
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    Tiffanie · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
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    Bride on March 23, 2019

    Candice recently did my makeup for my wedding on 03.23.19. I can't say enough good things about her. She is down to Earth, professional, sweet, and can slay your makeup. I walked away feeling and looking absolutely amazing! I could really tell that Candice loves what she does. If you are looking for a makeup artist and are on the fence about Candice, DO IT! You will not regret it!!!! Candice you are amazing!!

    Sent on 03/27/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Tiffanie! This picture is GORGEOUS!! wow wow wow! Thank you for choosing me to service you. You were a doll to work with and I'm stalking your photographer for pictures =)
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    Annie · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing and wonderful

    Candice is a great artist! Very professional and very talented in her craft!

    Sent on 10/25/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Annie! Can't wait to see the pictures of you and the ladies. I hope your honeymoon is awesome.
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    Aida · Married on 10/06/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Our experience with her was good

    She was great to work with. Very easy to get along with once you meet her in person, so you will feel very comfortable. Thank you for being flexible on the day of the wedding when our time shifted.

    Sent on 10/25/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Aida! You and your family are so beautiful. I loved how your culture was part of your wedding day. Such a cool experience!
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    Monika · Married on 09/01/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Great Experience, Great Make-Up

    I was referred to Candice by a mutual friend. I reviewed Candice's website and really liked her style. She was very responsive via email and I decided to set-up a make-up trial for my wedding. She lives in another city than I do and she was very accommodating with scheduling. When I arrived for my appointment, she was completely prepared and had refreshments available for me. She was very nice and easy to talk to. My appointment was fun! Most importantly, my make-up was amazing! I loved it! I arranged for my mom, 3 bridesmaids and myself to have our make-up done. She arrived early and was ready to go based on the timeline I provided. Everyone looked great and I had a very nice take-away. I highly recommend Candice!

    Sent on 03/19/2019

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Monika! You were amazing to work with. I cannot wait to see these photos seriously. Thank you for trusting me on your precious day.
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    Tomicka · Married on 08/19/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful makeup artist! She made my wedding day so special . The bridesmaids and I were complimented on our make up all day. She is in the business to please her clients . Very professional and personable Individual. Candice had been very flexible and accommodating for our wedding changes. I appreciate all you have done for us .

    Sent on 09/03/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you so much Tomicka! You and your girls were beautiful inside and out. I cannot wait to see the pictures
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    Sarah · Married on 08/04/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice was an absolute dream! As a scattered person, I don't know why I ever decided to do a full-on DIY wedding--planning from out of state! I did not meet Candice in person before the day but her pictures speak for themselves. She is a superbly talented make-up artist and a blast to be around. My bridesmaids and family absolutely loved her. She was also beyond accommodating--I added a few last minute people who wanted their make-up done and she performed without a hitch. BOOK HER if you want to feel like the most beautiful girl in the world on your wedding day! 100%!!! 5 Stars!!! 10/10!!!

    Sent on 08/13/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Sarah this glowing review truly made my day. I had a wonderful time servicing you and your beautiful bridal party. I can't wait to see the gorgeous pictures!
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    shanty · Married on 06/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice is magnificent!!! Very professional, detailed and friendly. She made sure that everyone was satisfied with their makeup and asked of we needed anything. She also provided skincare tips and the makeup is very natural looking. I will be using her services for future events.

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you so much Shanty for trusting me to service you and your ladies. That melanin was popping on the wedding day! Please send pics when you have them. I know they look amazing
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    Dawn · Married on 05/20/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice did my make-up during Richmond Fashion week, so when it came time for my wedding I wanted to go with someone I knew and trusted. Candice did a wonderful job during my trial. I was unsure of the look I was going for during the trial so I let Candice take over. Come wedding day I knew what I wanted and she did it. I could not have been happier. Thank you so much!

    Sent on 05/29/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Dawn! I'm so glad that you were pleased with your makeup service. I hope you had an amazing wedding day and an even more amazing honeymoon with your new hubby.
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    Vnai · Married on 04/28/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Candice is not only a fantastic make up artist but she is a beautiful person as well & she doesn’t crack under pressure. I was rushing to get my makeup done bc hair took too long and she calmed everything down, and got to work! All through the day she made sure I and my bridesmaids looked our best! I highly highly recommend Candice! You will NOT be disappointed.

    Sent on 05/05/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you! It was a beautiful day and an honor to service you
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    Elisabeth · Married on 04/21/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Candice is amazing!! She made all of my bridal party look gorgeous, and listened to each girl and gave them the exact level of makeup they wanted. All of them came out looking gorgeous and flawless and most importantly they were all so happy with how they looked!! She made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world for my wedding day!! Book her, I can’t say enough good things about her and her awesome work!!

    Sent on 04/22/2018

    Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry's reply:

    Thank you Elisabeth! You were so stunning!