Fern S. · Married on 12/08/2018
We had the pleasure of working with Jill. This woman is AMAZING! She not only did an amazing job on 3 bridesmaids and the bride (I was a bridesmaid)..but also saved the day! 6 days before the wedding our original hair and makeup people canceled and also the brides dress was ruined by the alterations crew. Jill responded within 12 hours of me reaching out and she was so flexible and helpful! She even helped by giving options for other dress shops and alterations. The day of she was prompt and so wonderful. She fit right in with everyone and made sure to ask questions and listen to what we wanted. If I could give her 10 stars I would! Hire this woman and I promise you you will look and feel beautiful and feel like you've known her your whole life! Thank you again Jill!Sent on 12/09/2018
Meadow · Married on 07/29/2017
Face the Occasion, and Kelly specifically, was one of the best decisions I made during wedding planning. For whatever reason, choosing a make-up artist was one of the hardest things for me, and I ended up doing three trials. I really wanted to look and feel like myself, just a special version, and with other artists, I didn't feel like myself afterwards, and I didn't feel as if they were communicative enough to help me figure out what I was looking for. Kelly was so incredibly kind, patient, and talented. She spent so much time with me at my trial and made me feel instantly comfortable. I felt flawless on my wedding day, and my bridesmaids that had their make-up done kept coming up to me and saying, "Your make-up artist is seriously GOOD." Everyone's make-up still looked great over 10 hours after it was done, and I am so appreciative of Kelly for being so open, so talented, and so kind. She is exactly who you want to help transform you into a bride on one of the most special days of your life! Book Face the Occasion!Sent on 08/27/2017
Kelly · Married on 05/26/2017
Kelly was amazing !!! Makeup is so tricky for a bride and one of the most important things to go right for the day. I was so afraid of not looking like myself but Kelly nailed it. Makeup stayed all the way until brunch the next morning. I was so happy with the results of Kelly's work.Sent on 06/10/2017
Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry's reply:Thanks Kelly!!! We loved being a part of your gorgeous wedding. Send pictures when they are up for viewing.....can't wait to see them. Best wishes.
Julie · Married on 05/26/2017
Jill from Face the Occasion was really wonderful to work with! She did my bridal makeup, and the makeup for 5 other ladies. She listened to each individual's needs and desires. I was concerned about my foundation, and she was willing to work with the products that I purchased. Everyone looked flawless and beautiful. Jill was always professional and very flexible. I enjoyed working with her!Sent on 06/04/2017
William · Married on 10/22/2016
Face the Occasion did the make-up for 10 girls on the day of my wedding and we all looked beautiful. My wedding was October 2016 and we worked with Jill from this company.Sent on 11/20/2016
We used this company for my sisters wedding in 2011 and their prices have stayed very similar to then and are very reasonable.
Jill met me a few months before the wedding for a trial and then did great work on our wedding day. She was on-time, friendly, really knew her color palette and really tried to see what each client preferred for her day of wedding look.
I highly recommend giving Face the Occasion a call!
Rebecca · Married on 05/28/2016
Kelly was amazing! She addressed every concern my bridesmaids had about their makeup and did touch ups at the end to make sure everyone looked fresh. She arrived early to set everything up and was perfectly on time (even ahead of schedule). My makeup, bridesmaids and mothers makeup were flawless and lasted all night! Even with the heat on our wedding day the makeup still held. Even traveled for trial and to our hotel the day of the wedding so we didn't have to worry about traveling at all! Such a great choice! Would recommend for anyone!Sent on 06/01/2016
Regina · Married on 12/26/2015
Kelly was far and away the best possible choice for my wedding makeup! She is not only a true professional, but she is incredibly talented. It doesn't hurt that she may be the sweetest person you'll ever meet. She responded to my request for information and questions regarding the timeline almost immediately. She listened to every crazy concern (please make me look natural, but not like I don't have makeup on!!! & what happens if I break out the morning of the wedding?!) with genuine interest and put my mind at ease. I just knew she would make me look amazing. And she definitely didn't disappoint! I felt so beautiful the day of my wedding - thanks to Kelly. When it came time to go to bed, I didn't want to take my makeup off I loved it so much!! Thank you, Kelly, for everything!!!Sent on 02/17/2016
Clare · Married on 10/03/2015
Darien and Kelly, who are makeup artists for Face the Occasion, were my stylists for my wedding for me and my bridesmaids. They were awesome! I mainly worked with Darien and she brought in Kelly when I asked to hire two artists for the wedding. Darien is so talented and does a really great job with makeup. She can make you look like Kim kardashian or as if you hardly have any makeup on-- she does it all. I went for a more natural look for my wedding, and it was perfect. I received so many compliments on how beautiful I looked and natural. Darien was so sweet and very easy to get in touch with. She came to my apartment for my trial! Her partner on the wedding day, Kelly, was also super nice and talented. My bridal party looked stunning. I will definitely be going to Darien again!! You can't go wrong with these ladies.Sent on 10/26/2015
Sarabeth · Married on 08/09/2015
Kelly was fantastic. She came to my parents' house to do a trial on the week I happened to be in town, and knew exactly what I needed to look flawless and natural at the same time. My makeup lasted for the whole wedding (including pictures outside and crazy dancing), I got tons of compliments, and I love the way I looked in the pictures I've seen so far =)Sent on 08/12/2015
Jaclyn · Married on 06/12/2015
I worked with Jill for my wedding makeup and she also did the makeup for my bridal party! She was so much fun to work with and really made sure that I felt comfortable with all the makeup! She was wonderful at my trial, gave me some great tips, and made sure I felt beautiful and myself on my wedding day. She was so professional and wonderful to work with. Jill, thank you so much!Sent on 09/23/2015
Christine · Married on 06/07/2015
I was so relieved to find Kelly.... she did a beautiful job while keeping us all true to ourselves. I had several disastrous trials with caked on make up etc. Not only did Kelly do a beautiful job, she is lovely to work with and is quick without making you feel rushed. Also, love the fact that she uses Bobbi Brown products. Highly recommend :)Sent on 06/25/2015
User5036782 · 2+ years ago
I hired Darien from Face the Occasion for the make up service for my May 2015 wedding. She was extremely professional, and very fun and easy to work with. Darien came out to our home to perform the make up trials and then to the hotel on the day of the wedding. She did an amazing job of applying make up to my wedding party, who do not typically wear much make up. We all looked natural, just a better version of ourselves. I've already seen photos from the wedding and our make up was perfect - not too much or too little. I would highly recommend working with Darien and Face the Occasion for you wedding make up.Sent on 06/26/2015
Stacey · Married on 05/09/2015
Kelly did my makeup for my wedding and was incredible to work with. I credit her with helping to make me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt! She came to my house for a 1.5 hour trial and during this time she truly listened to what I had to say in order to create my perfect look and play up my features in a natural way. On the day of the wedding, she was attentive, flexible and efficient with her time. She was also extremely calm and patient, and brought a wonderful energy to the bridal suite. I would absolutely recommend Kelly and Face the Occasion to any bride!Sent on 07/30/2015
Lauren · Married on 11/08/2014
Jill was an incredible makeup artist with patience, skill, and an amazing ability to take one picture and create a work of art! Jill completed various makeup trials from her home for my mom, my sister, and for me. She was incredibly patient as we changed our minds and worried about covering up blemishes. On the day of, she matched the energy of our day and was able to complete just the looks all the girls were looking for. My makeup was amazing and truly made me feel like the bride rather than just another attendee. I would certainly recommend Face the Occasion for anyone looking for a makeup artist, without a doubt!!Sent on 12/09/2014
Katie · Married on 10/11/2014
Kelly is absolutely amazing! As soon as I finished my trial appointment with her, I knew I made the right decision booking her. Since I had never had my makeup done professionally before, I was really nervous about having it done for my wedding day. Fortunately Kelly was really attentive and took the time to listen to all of my concerns. She was really responsive to all of my emails and always was prompt in responding.Sent on 01/01/2015
On the day of my wedding, I absolutely loved my makeup! My skin looked flawless and I felt beautiful. I didn't look like I was wearing a ton of makeup either--it just looked natural and was exactly what I wanted. It also stayed put all night through all of the tears and dancing! Kelly also did my sister's makeup which looked amazing.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Kelly again and have already recommended her to my friend who is planning her wedding!
Katie · Married on 07/12/2014
Kelly did my makeup and the makeup of my two bridesmaids and mom. I was SO happy with the results all around! At the trial, she listened to what kind of look I wanted (I'm a makeup fiend, so I had some ideas, haha) and she created something that was SO beyond what I could have done myself, at that moment I was grateful that I hired a professional. It was glamorous without being overdone. Kelly flawlessly contoured my eyelids using some warm khaki shades (she even showed me her technique), applied a strip of black liner, and added some false lashes, and I loved the result. In terms of foundation, blush, and lips, she recommended some great products and shades that I ended up purchasing and am still using on myself on a near daily basis. On the day of my wedding, my makeup lasted all day long, and though I brought stuff to touch up, I hardly needed to touch my face, except to redo my lips. The other ladies in my party reported the same. Getting ready for my wedding there was a bit of a time crunch when it came time to do my makeup, but Kelly worked quickly and it still came out exactly like it had in my trial. She is an absolute pleasure to be around, and I would use her again in a heartbeat! I can't wait to get my wedding pictures to see how it looks!Sent on 07/22/2014
Katie · Married on 06/21/2014
Face the Occasion provided makeup services for my June 2014 wedding. From the beginning, Kelly was wonderful to work with. She was quick in her response time, and was very helpful in answering my many questions! She was extremely professional, and very fun and easy to work with. Everyone in the bridal party loved their makeup! For me personally, I was worried that my makeup would look overdone or out of place on me, since I don't typically wear a lot. Kelly did a fantastic job of making me look my best, while still natural and like myself.Sent on 10/06/2014
Kelly, thank you!
Katie Hoge (Campbell)
Colleen · Married on 06/06/2014
Kelly is the absolute best. I have never looked better. She knows exactly what you want and never makes you look too made up. I wish I could have her around every day!Sent on 07/08/2014
User4114714 · 2+ years ago
Darien did such an incredible job on the make up for my wedding. I loved how it looked on me, and on my bridesmaids and the moms and grandma! Her timing estimates for the day were perfect, pricing reasonable, and my make up got tons of compliments and stayed in place all night. Thank you Darien! I can't wait to come up with a reason to have you do my make up again :)Sent on 05/20/2014
Erin · Married on 10/04/2013
No running makeup!Sent on 10/24/2013
I danced and sweated for several hours in a warm ballroom and still looked as crisp as I did when I got my makeup on that morning. Jill did a wonderful job on me and my wedding party. She was warm and friendly with my makeup-shy mama, and worked quickly to make sure we were done with plenty of time to spare.
Wendy · Married on 09/28/2013
Darien Wildstein was an absolute gem! My make up was so natural, I just look like a slightly enhanced, more formal version of myself. I would recommend her and Face the Occasion to anyone!Sent on 11/06/2013
Jessica · Married on 09/21/2013
Jill was absolutely amazing! She made us all look so beautiful. One of the top five BEST wedding decisions was definitely booking with Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry. I did A LOT of research before I booked, and I can honestly say that based on quality and price- Jill's team is a definite! I highly recommend. If you book a trial, you WILL choose them for your big day!Sent on 09/22/2013
Garland · Married on 08/30/2013
I was told I shouldnt skimp on my hair and makeup, and so I searched for makeup artists that were rated 5 stars. Face the Occasion (FTO), rated five stars and let me tell you, they deserved this and more!Sent on 09/03/2013
I was fortunate to have Kelly (one of the founders) as my artist for my day of services. She was absolutely talented, but reasonable with prices. She did makeup for myself, 2 bridesmaids, my junior bridesmaid, my aunt and my mom and it was all just under $400. Everyone loved how they looked.
Being the bride, I had a trial with her. Our wedding was held in the Philly area, but I lived in Central Jersey. We corresponded via email on where the best place for me is to have the trial. She was so flexible that she even asked her mother-in-law for us to have the trial at their house! Thanks Kelly!
On the day of the wedding, Kelly brought her notes on what we did on the trial. I originally wanted a very natural look, but when one of my bridesmaids suggested for the photographer to take a picture of me with makeup on, I decided that I wanted more color. Kelly was totally ok with that, and she was happy enough to cater to the changes I had requested. I am very happy with the results, everyone kept telling me how great I looked, haha!
Kelly lives up to FTO's Five star rating. I absolutely recommend, and if you can, ask for Kelly :)
User3065558 · 2+ years ago
Face the Occasion did a beautiful job for my wedding - all my bridesmaids, the moms, and even me looked amazing. They showed up early - set up and had us all looking fabulous in no time. Great vendor - so nice, and so amazing to work with :)Sent on 09/05/2013
Amy · Married on 05/03/2013
I had talked with a few make-up artists who had an additional fee for just booking the appointment (not a deposit to be applied to the balance, but an additional fee). I found this to be highly unethical, so I was very picky about my choices. I was very happy with Face the Occasion. I originally spoke with Kelly, who was very nice and flexible. She then told me that Jill was going to be available on my date. Jill was fantastic! She was very accommodating with my maid of honor who wanted a specific look. She made us both look beautiful! :-) Even friends from work who saw pictures noted how amazing my make-up looked. And it was fun talking about our Bay Area connections.Sent on 05/21/2013