Recommended by 99%
Elizabeth · Married on 10/10/2010
CARMINA-CRISTINA is one of a kind! If you are looking for professional make-up application done by a true phenom in the field, this is your girl! Carmina is unique because she offers what salons simply can't; she uses top of the line, professional grade make-up and applications that are out of the realm of a typical salon in the greater Harrisburg area. For me, that meant an air-brush foundation application that felt like nothing but looked like a million bucks. I've seen the initial photos of our big day, and my make-up photographed and wore through the day/night like nothing I have experienced. My complexion is far from perfect and I don't see myself as beautiful, but Carmina worked with me to create a look I was comfortable with AND looked classic yet 2010. I loved the way I appeared on my wedding day, and that is coming from someone who can have a huge lack of confidence about her looks! C-C took everything into consideration from my gown to my tastes and wow-ed me at the intial trial then drove to meet me at a local B&B the day of the wedding... impressing everyone with her talent. My sister got her make-up done by Carmina as well, with a totally different look but showing her personality through their collaboration of lipstick and eye choices. I can't thank Carmina enough for giving me a boost of confidence on my wedding day, helping me to glow a bridal glow and feel good about myself- and looking good in photos too :)
Nicole · Getting married on 10/13/2019
Looking back she was one of my best vendors. She was helpful, talented and fun to work with.
I promise you that she is worth every penny and you will be more than satisfied with her.
I've never felt more beautiful and I have Carmina to thank for that.
There's only one Carmina Cristina!!
Elizabeth · Married on 12/31/2017
I wanted a different look for each of my bridesmaids as each of them had such unique personalities, and boy, did Carmina deliver! Everyone felt so beautiful, not just because of the makeup, which was flawless, but also because she brought a positive energy that is so hard to find. She was genuinely happy to be with us, arriving almost 20 minutes early to an already early start because she just wanted to make everything perfect.
To highlight some of the best parts: one of my bridal party members, a gentleman, had a bad acne outbreak and was feeling a little nervous about all the photos being taken. She worked him into the schedule, and gave him a barely noticeable airbrush. You could only tell it was there if you were 10 inches from his face and really LOOKING for it.
Also, Carmina didn't just give me a lip color for the day. She gave each girl a full tube of the lip color they were wearing for the day! It is some of the best I have ever worn. Most lip products tends to pill on the inner edges of my mouth creating a line of product that has to be scraped away. It deters me from wearing lip products other than balm. Hers didn't. Not only that, but all the products she used, which are mostly her own makeup line, are top notch, and left me without a single breakout. In fact, no one who had makeup done spoke of issues afterwards which is pretty amazing considering 9 people were done.
If you can book her, do it.
Carrie · Married on 10/08/2016
Carmina’s work is excellent and she is such a delight! During our initial conversation, Carmina took the time to answer all of my questions. We had a make up trial for my engagement photo shoot one year prior to my wedding. I was very happy with the results. She kept detailed notes for the big day. I had something come up just prior to the wedding and decided I wanted an extra trial; she made sure to accommodate me in her schedule. On the day of, Carmina and her assistant (that I requested) arrived on time and completed their excellent work in a timely manner which was no small task considering there were nine adults and two children. The moms, bridesmaids, flower girls and myself all were very happy with the end result! Carmina is friendly, knowledgeable, easy going, and fun to work with...I highly recommend her! Thank you, Carmina!
Janelle · Married on 06/04/2016
Carmina is just amazing. She is the sweetest and most talented makeup artist I know. I had never had my makeup professionally done and I thought she did such an amazing job, I felt so beautiful. It was pretty hot and humid/rainy on my wedding day...so between the moisture and the sweat...my makeup lasted all through the night! Carmina has so much wisdom and experience with brides and bridesmaids of all ages...I would definitely recommend Carmina in a heartbeat!
Cara · Married on 05/29/2016
Oh my! Carmina is simply the most talented make up artist around! You will be blown away by her abilities. She simply transforms you into a more fabulous self! Above and beyond everything, she is such a kind and warm person. She treats her brides as though they are part of her own family and goes above and beyond for them on their wedding day. Trust me, you will want her there for your big day. I simply can't thank her enough. Everyone in the wedding party loved working with her too!
User4979182 · 2+ years ago
I was thrilled with my bridal makeup experience with Carmina. I had been a little worried about the whole process having never really liked the way I looked after being professionally made up. Because of that, I did a lot of research before choosing Carmina and was sold by seeing her do a bride's makeup in one of her videos. Carmina responded quickly when I reached out to schedule the appointment, and we had a great conversation on the phone.
The trial turned out to be a lot of fun. Carmina has a very pleasant shop in Camp Hill, where I had never been before. When I was late for the appointment, Carmina was not only understanding but took additional time to help me relax since she could tell I was stressed. We talked awhile about what I had in mind, and because I was uncertain about what colors I preferred, she did two different options for the eyes to let me decide. I was very happy with the makeup but also really enjoyed the whole experience, including chatting with Carmina and checking out the other shops she recommended in the area after we were finished.
I should also mention that I have sensitive skin, and it had been pretty irritated leading up to the trial. I was worried that having my makeup done would further irritate it. Not the case. All of Carmina's products felt great on my skin, and she recommended a treatment that I used leading up to the wedding that really nursed my unhappy skin back to health.
Carmina was ahead of schedule on the wedding day and got everything set up in my hotel room. She did makeup for me, my mom, and my MOH. Everything went very smoothly, and we were all really happy. What we wanted was to look like an amped up version of our normal selves, and she was able to deliver on that.
You hope to look your best on your wedding day, and Carmina definitely got me there. It was worth every penny, without a doubt.
Laura · Married on 10/10/2015
Carmina did a great job with me and my bridemaid's makeup. I am still waiting on the rest of my wedding pictures but I am very pleased with what I have seen so far. I will admit that I was not sure whether to get a makeup artist for my wedding and was worried it would end up being a waste of money but I have no regrets with my decision and I am very glad that I went with Carmina. Having someone else do my makeup was one less stress on me and as I said, she did a wonderful job. She was very easy to talk to and explained what she was doing and why and gave suggestions. I highly recommend her makeup services.
Kelly · Married on 10/09/2015
Carmina was wonderful. She made me feel totally comfortable throughout the whole process, from the consultation to my wedding day. The airbrush makeup looked flawless and felt totally comfortable. My mom even decided to have Carmina do her makeup after seeing how good mine looked!
User3651786 · 2+ years ago
Very talented make-up artist. Very professional and responsive. I had to book Carmina last minute but she was very responsive, easy to work with, and very good at what she does.
User5537907 · 2+ years ago
It was an absolute pleasure to have Carmina do my wedding makeup. I've had my makeup professionally done by other makeup artists in Central PA, but no one holds a candle to Carmina. She is extremely skillful at creating your perfect look that lasts all day and night! Everyone from my bridesmaids to my mother-in-law looked stunning with Carmina's touch. Her talent is worth every dollar!
Carmina is a true professional-- friendly, knowledgeable and never pushy. She helps you find the perfect shades and colors for you so there is no guessing to whether or not you look good or over-the-top. If you have a problem area of your face, she works with you to find a solution that makes you feel truly beautiful. She pays special attention to everyone's unique features and uses techniques that work for you--it's never a one-size-fits-all approach.
The makeup trial is very helpful to pick the look that you want, and Carmina can recommend products and colors that look best on you. Before the wedding, she made sure our timeline was realistic so there was no rushing on the big day.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: On my wedding day, we planned to get ready at our hotel. When Carmina arrived (extra early to make sure she had time to set up), the hotel said the room was not ready for us. We were not yet there and Carmina went above and beyond to make sure the hotel gave us the room we needed in a timely manner. She saved the day!
User4549156 · 2+ years ago
Carmina is an amazing and extremely talented make-up artist. She really has a passion for her career and it shows. During our trial, she asked me lots of questions and really took the time to get to know me. Together, she helped me to figure out exactly what I needed for my wedding day. I'm not used to wearing make-up and I was nervous about wearing a lot of makeup, but she really put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. I was surprised how light, comfortable, and natural feeling and looking it was! She truly made me feel special. My makeup was absolutely flawless - a better version of my natural self, just what I wanted on my wedding day! I got so many compliments on my make-up. :)
She also did the make-up for my bridesmaids, mother and my mother-in-law. They all turned out perfectly, and they also enjoyed being pampered as we got ready for the wedding. Carmina is knowledgeable and experienced with all ages, skin tones, and styles. She is professional, relaxed, a genuine sweetheart, always early, & very well prepared for her appointments.
She is definitely worth the investment. My make-up lasted well through the night (even through all the happy tears and hours of dancing!) and looked flawless for all of the pictures. Please look no further if you need a make-up artist for your big day!!
Jamie · Married on 09/20/2014
The final look for my wedding day was GORGEOUS! The best part of it all was that it didn't look or feel like I was wearing too much makeup. Oh and the fact that it was "tear proof" was key! Carmina was very easy to work with and willing to make any changes I requested after seeing my trial makeup. It is well worth the money to feel pretty and pampered on your wedding day!
Megan · Married on 09/13/2014
I could not have asked for a better makeup artist for my special day. Myself and my bridesmaids looked gorgeous thanks to Carmina and her outrageous talent. You will not regret going with Carmina Cristina on your big day !
Krista · Married on 08/22/2014
I can not wait until I have the chance to work with Carmina again! Not only was her work absolutely fabulous but she brought such a positive energy to my wedding morning! She connected with everyonr and provided such a stunning end result! I use Carminas make up as well and am in love with it! I will never use another primer again ! Hers is the best!!! Highly recommend Carmina Cristina!
Kacey · Married on 08/16/2014
Where to begin? Carmina is a beautiful person and a wonderful makeup artist to have on my wedding day. She was able to make my bridesmaids and mother even more beautiful then they already were. Her work was flawless and her attention to detail created a beautiful cohesive look amongst all my girls. She listened extremely well to all of my thoughts and ideas and made me look absolutely beautiful. I am so grateful I was able to have Carmina there on my big day!
Laura · Married on 04/12/2014
Excellent all around, from start to finish.
Tabitha · Married on 04/04/2014
Carmina was like one of the bridal party! She was so personable yet professional and knows how to accent your best features and natural beauty!
Jaime · Married on 02/22/2014
Carmina Cristina was truly wonderful. Her talent, professionalism, fun personality, and passion are evident. I can't say enough positive things about her and I cannot recommend her enough. My makeup for my reception was flawless and I'm lucky to have had her as part of my wedding celebration!! If you have the opportunity to work with Carmina please take it! You will be thrilled with the results.
User3831347 · 2+ years ago
I can't say enough wonderful things about Carmina! I had a New Year's Eve wedding and wanted a glamourous look to match and she gave me the most wonderfully dramatic, sparkly makeup - exactly what I asked for - and it lasted the entire night! By midnight I was sweaty from dancing, but you couldn't tell bc the makeup was still in tact!
She also did all my bridesmaids' makeup. Some of them didn't want as dramatic a look as I did and she was very attentive to that, giving them subtle sparkles that they were still comfortable with. It was so much fun seeing the glitter on their eyes catch the light all night. They all looked gorgeous!
She was also a dream to work with, showed up on time and stuck to our schedule, but still had fun. It was great having her around while we were all getting ready. I've already been recommending her and will continue to do so. She's the best!
Lauren · Married on 11/30/2013
Carmina has such an engaging presence that she put me at ease right away. My trial makeup appointment was just the two of us, and I did not feel rushed at all. She worked with me to come up with the perfect look that was right for me. She writes down everything she uses, and she was so prepared on my wedding day. Her work is truly art. I felt so beautiful. I definitely recommend her to anyone!!
Adrienne · Married on 10/05/2013
All I can say is WOW! Carmina is AMAZING! I've had my makeup done numerous times and she is the BEST! She is a true talent. My makeup lasted for 12+ hours and looked flawless. I also use some products from her makeup and skincare line and they are great! I would use her again in a heartbeat!!!
Meg · Married on 09/28/2013
Carmina was amazing! All of my bridesmaids loved their makeup and Carmina. She truly is an artist! I would recommend her to every bride!
Jessica · Married on 09/07/2013
Carmina is absolutely AMAZING! She treated me like an dear friend from the day I met her in person. Your wedding day is such a special one & I wanted to look my absolute best of course on mine, and I knew Carmina would deliver. I had my initial consultation and she did a beautiful job, but then I decided I wanted a bit of a more dramatic look for my big day and I was stressing a bit over changing my look from what we had done in my initial trial, but Carmina welcomed me back for a second trial and put my mind to ease! She really takes into consideration your thoughts, ideas and the type of wedding look you're going for, without just assuming a particular look for you. On my wedding day, she arrived with plenty of time to do myself, my girls & my mom. She gave us her whole day and did not overbook herself as I've heard some makeup artists do at times. She made everyone feel so at ease and relaxed! Even my mom, who really does not like others doing her makeup, felt at ease and Carmina really treated her so kindly. I loved having the piece of mind on my wedding day that my makeup was one less thing I would need to worry about or stress over and that I had the absolute BEST to do the job! I was able to sit, sip a mimosa, and just RELAX and enjoy my girl time with my bridesmaids and mom while she worked her magic! I highly, highly recommend Carmina! I can't thank her enough for making me look and feel my absolute best on the best day of my life!
User3513130 · 2+ years ago
I had the pleasure of having Carmina Cristina do my makeup for my wedding. Carmina is absolutely a beautiful person on the inside and out and is professional with a personal touch. Included in the package that I chose was a trial make-up session and we figured out what I liked and didn't like and Carmina gave wonderful insight and suggestions while taking all of my concerns and ideas into account. I have exceptionally oily skin and the make-up the Carmina did for me stayed on for the entire day - though heat, dancing, and a wardrobe change. ! I was so happy with the results. All I can say is that she is fabulous and will make you feel and look amazing on your wedding day. I would recommend her to anyone.