Recommended by 100%
Meagan · Married on 12/28/2018
Everything I hoped for
I chose Karin Dodge through a recommendation of a friend in the modeling industry. I was apprehensive at first, because her avant-garde photoshoot looks were very different from what I wanted for my wedding day. Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. Karin was incredibly thorough in asking about my routine and what I wanted for the big day, to the point that she asked questions I hadn't even thought of! During my trial, she allowed me to see her work as she was doing it and let me make any changes I wanted. She quickly understood my vision and gave me a look that was natural, romantic, and just subtle enough to not feel like pancake makeup. She didn't push me to look like an Instagram influencer and gave me a look that felt very true to who I am. She also managed to give my bridal party individual looks that complemented their favorite features while still keeping our looks cohesive. Karin is kind, professional, knowledgeable, and an uplifting and calming presence on what can be a very stressful day! She was precisely on time and kept to the schedule we had discussed perfectly, allowing us to stay on schedule for the rest of the day.Sent on 12/31/2018
In addition, she was very helpful in booking me a hair stylist about a month before the wedding. Jess, her hair stylist, was just as prompt, kind, professional, and talented as Karin. She created individual looks that gave everyone what she was looking for. She even helped one of my bridesmaids that didn't get her hair done professionally but still needed help getting a hairpiece in without running behind schedule! I'm sure that the rest of the Cleveland MUA team is fantastic if Karin and Jess are any indication.
Karin and her team are true professionals in their field and will make any bride look like the most beautiful version of herself on her wedding day. Thank you to Karin and Jess for making me and my entire group feel like queens!
Amber · Married on 10/01/2018
Karin was so kind, professional, organized, gentle, and simply amazing! I did a stylized wedding photoshoot with her and a team of people and I don't think we could have had a better makeup artist! I will definitely be returning to her as well as sending people to her!Sent on 10/02/2016
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thank you Amber! I loved working with you and doing your makeup! Can't wait to do it again!
Mary · Married on 01/28/2018
Karin I am so glad Stephanie referred you to me. I loved the makeup I left with and the notes to go purchase the products. I can’t wait to start a new routine.Sent on 01/30/2018
I loved how you listened to me..
Needs to be fast and uncomplicated- you did it
... chapped lips use this product am and pm ... break outs clean your brushes.
I also loved how comfortable and relaxed you made me feel.
I’m definitely telling my friends about you.
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thank you so much Mary! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!!!
Ása · Married on 07/14/2017
Karin Dodge is a wonderful artist that has the eye out for individuals. She celebrates the beauty within through make-up and makes every woman feel like she is a true gem. I am Icelandic, but I conducted her wedding, her own most special day of all. She did make up that day that makes me smile everyday, makes me remember this special day forever.Sent on 08/16/2016
I whole hardheartedly recommend her services, her persona is approachable and she is a true make up artist that you don´t want to miss out on.
Chloe · Married on 07/08/2017
She did an excellent job makeing sure my skin looked flawless. She did my makeup for a date and it was a total success! ??Sent on 08/12/2016
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thanks Chloe! That was one of my FAVORITE makeups ever! You got my Victoria's Secret Model special! ;)
Amy · Married on 07/08/2017
I booked Karin almost a year before my wedding. I had asked her if she had experience doing make up on Asians. She did but was embarrassed that she didn't have any pics readily available to show me so she offered to do a free trial for me. I think she must have been confident in her abilities. :) When I met Karin for my trial, I immediately fell in love with her sweetness and expertise. I learned that she had worked for MAC as a trainer in the past before starting her family. She made me feel relaxed and I was able to trust her. We talked like we were longtime girlfriends and it was a fun night. When it was finally time to look at my makeup, I was amazed at how beautiful she made me look.Sent on 07/11/2017
During the months leading up to my wedding, I had some concerns about how my eyes would look as well as my eyelashes. Karin offered to do another eye trial for me at a wedding showcase. I was worried about not having enough time for all of my bridesmaids to get their makeup done and expressed this to her. Karin was very flexible and was willing to look for an assistant or start earlier in the morning for me. She worked with me to come up with an ideal timeline.
On the day of my wedding, Karin arrived early and worked on time so we were able to stick with the timeline. She is so sweet so naturally all of my bridesmaids loved her. Most importantly, she asked all the bridesmaids what kind of look they wanted to personalize their looks and she absolutely nailed it. Everyone looked so beautiful and flawless!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karin for your wedding makeup needs! She will help you look your best and keep you calm on your big day! :)
Monique · Married on 05/14/2017
Karin is one amazing talented makeup artist. She truly is one of the very best. I have worked with Karin several times and each time I know I'm in great hands. I've worked with hundreds of mua's around the world and Karin truly is in the top ten in the world. Not only does she do great makeup she also does great body paint and airbrush. Karin is a true artist and to work with someone as professional and talented as she is ....is quite rare and she sure does raise the bar so many mua's don't compare. Oh. .... and the best part she's so sweet! A talented mua, great personality and she uses the best quality makeup in the market. I love working with Karin and you will too!!! ?Sent on 08/12/2016
Lauren · Married on 05/13/2017
We found Karin two weeks before my wedding when I was in a real pinch, and honestly it was the best thing that could have happened! Not only is she a gifted artist who creates beautiful looks, but she is a wonderful person! She thinks of every detail and is so much fun to chat with during your time. She is the perfect balance of business and fun! I couldn't recommend her more highly. She truly made me and my bridesmaids and the mothers feel so beautiful on my day! She had an uncanny ability to capture what we love most about our make up looks and enhance it perfectly. We loved having Karin, and I am so grateful for her!Sent on 05/16/2017
Summer · Married on 02/23/2017
Karin and the rest of her team are amazing. Such great attitudes and so creative. Very passionate.Sent on 02/05/2017
Jacky · Married on 02/18/2017
Karin is such an AMAZING makeup artist. She has been in the business for a long time yet she is current and up to date on all of the lastest trends in makeup. She is professional, kind, and hardworking. She has done my trail run for my w doing in February and I can't wait to see how great I will look for my wedding. I would recommend you book her for your wedding or big event!Sent on 08/17/2016
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thanks Jacky! Can't wait for your wedding!
Miranda · Married on 11/18/2016
I found Karin through my wedding photographer and I hired her after looking through some of her portfolio. I didn't have much direction for Karin because I rarely wear makeup and she was able to really help me narrow down exactly what I wanted. For the trial, I met Karin at her studio and she was incredibly warm and welcoming. I had an amazing time hanging out with her and just chit-chatting about our lives. The day of the wedding, Karin also did my mother and my cousin's makeup and they had nothing but kind things to say about both Karin and their looks. I received the wedding pictures yesterday and the makeup is flawless! I would hire Karin again in a heartbeat.Sent on 01/11/2017
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thank you so much Miranda! I LOVED working with you and your beautiful family! It was truly a pleasure! What a gorgeous bride you made!
Samantha · Married on 09/24/2016
Karin is absolutely amazing! She goes above and beyond to make every bride feel beautiful on their special day! Such a sweetheart and look forward to working with her in the future :)Sent on 01/09/2017
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thank you Samantha! I loved working with you and your bridal party!
Shannon · Married on 09/17/2016
Karin is SUPERB. She worked with me until I loved my look at the trial (and took feedback via email before the big day!), and then on wedding day just absolutely nailed it. I felt prettier than I've ever felt and still looked like ME!Sent on 10/01/2016
My desired look was "natural" with a little oomph, which I know is vague. (In fact we stopped working with another artist a couple of weeks before the wedding because this was difficult to communicate — and totally lucked out in finding Karin). I don't wear a lot of makeup, if any, every day, and I was worried about looking too vamped up/different.
Karin, with her many years of experience working and training others at MAC, did not find this request difficult at all. She has an absolutely expert hand, and even more importantly, an ear. She really listens and is totally committed to her clients walking away 100% satisfied. Her technique is impeccable and she knows exactly how to emphasize your facial features — I also saw her do it with my bridesmaids, who looked stunning as well!
Seriously, I can't believe how lucky we were to snag Karin. On top of doing the best makeup I've ever had done, she was a delightful part of our day getting ready! She is fun and sweet and we all loved working with her.
Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge's reply:Thanks you Shannon! I feel so lucky to have worked with you and your family! Such an honor to be a part of your joyous day! You made a stunning bride!
Missy · Married on 09/03/2016
Karen is truly a professional, she is very talented and really listens to what you wanted. I loved my experience with her on my wedding day, she was very thorough. All her make up applications were so elegant looking. I would highly recommend her to anyone, you won't be disappointed! Great personality too, a very good person who loves what she does ??Sent on 09/15/2016
Laura · Married on 09/02/2016
I've known Karin for around 10 years. She's did an excellent job with my makeup for a special occasions that I was attending and for my engagement session pictures. Love love her work. She always felt gorgeous after.Sent on 07/30/2016
Kristina · Married on 09/02/2016
Karin created a natural/professional make-up look for me that considered my wants, needs, and desires as I reenter the workforce. Not only did Karin give me a makeover, she also provided guided instruction on how to apply the make-up so that i could recreate the look myself. Karin also understood that the look she designed for me had to fit into my speedy morning routine. The following morning I was able to apply my make-up using the tips and techniques Karin gave me and it only took about 5 minutes. The compliments I have received have been numerous. Karin is friendly and professional and I highly recommend her services. Thanks again Karin!Sent on 08/09/2016
Amy · Married on 08/27/2016
Karin was simply amazing, so easy to work with and she made me look and feel beautiful! I highly recommend her!Sent on 08/16/2016
Rachael · Married on 08/19/2016
Karin goes above and beyond for her clients. I have worked side by side with her on photo shoots to the runway. I've been in the industry for over a decade and Karin has always been a innovator. Leading the pack in creativity and work ethic. I would trust her with any occasion.Sent on 08/12/2016
Susan · Married on 08/12/2016
Karin is a talented makeup artist. She was attentive to my preferences while adding her professional skills to make me look, and feel beautiful. She worked her magic on me, a middle-aged, grandmother. I highly recommend her makeup services for all ages!Sent on 08/12/2016
Jamie · Married on 08/03/2016
Karin, it was a pleasure meeting you and you did such an amazing job on my make up. I loved it and felt great! Thank you so much again!!! ??Sent on 08/15/2016
Daniel · Married on 08/01/2016
I've worked with Karin through a international makeup company, where she was a regional trainer. Not only is she able to transform, and teach, she has worked with many celebrities, including Steve Tyler of Aerosmith. Her credentials also landed her at New York Fashion Week, designing makeup for Kenneth Cole. I have no doubt that Karin has the talent, patience, and knowledge to create something beautiful on your big day. Take this amazing opportunity, to hire Karin for your services. You'll find an impeccable kit, years of training, and a friend for life.Sent on 08/16/2016
Natasha · Married on 07/30/2016
Karin is both talented and professional. I have seen many of Karin's make up looks over the past 3 years I have known her. She always looks flawless. Recently I had Karin do my make up for a formal banquet. Not only did she help me create a look that complimented my gown, but as she did my make up she taught me how to recreate the look and provided step by step instructions, while also advising which products to use. Additionally, Karin also recently helped develop a simple make up routine for my daily wear. Whether it's a formal occasion or everyday professionalism, Karin Dodge has the perfect look for you!Sent on 08/09/2016
Maria · Married on 07/01/2016
Karin is an amazing! We used Karin as our makeup artist for my daughter's wedding. Our makeup lasted perfectly all day. So many people commented on how flawless the bridesmaids and I looked. Not only is her work top notch but she is so pleasant and friendly and makes you feel completely at ease. I highly recommend Karin....whatever the occasion, you will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/29/2016
Hilary · Married on 04/30/2016
Karin was a wonderful addition to our wedding! I honestly couldn't have asked for a better person to do the job. Karin is knowledgeable, professional, and the sweetest person you will ever meet! She made me feel comfortable and asked for my preferences during our makeup trial and when it came down to the big day, I had no doubt my makeup and my girls makeup would look flawless! Her pricing was also very fair and it made my day so much more stress free that she came to the hotel to do our makeup so the "getting ready" piece was all in one place. I would highly recommend Karin to any bride.Sent on 07/28/2016
Priyanka · Married on 12/14/2015
Karin does amazing make up and works with what you have, while listening to your idea, to give you the best results. Karin did my make up and hair for my winter gala, and I've never been so dressed up in my life!Sent on 08/15/2016