Recommended by 93%
Tricia · Married on 09/03/2011
Lillian is the BEST of the BEST! I am extremely picky when it comes to how my makeup is done - but that was no issue for Lillian. She did my makeup (along with my 9 bridesmaids, mother, and mother in law) for my September 3rd wedding. It looked amazing from 7am that morning all the way to 11pm that night! My pictures, both professional and personal were flawless. And not only can I speak for myself...but for my entire bridal party, who looked GORGEOUS. Sure, some might say that I'm biased because those girls are my friends and family members...but I can not tell you how many guys came up and complimented me on how stunning all of these girls looked - and they did! From the girls who weren't accustomed to wearing alot of makeup, to the ones with troubled skin, to the pros - every girl was super satisfied with their makeup application and looked flawless. Not to mention the Mom's - I swear she took 10 years off their age! Every girl knows how important it is to feel like you look your best on your wedding day...and with Lillian, you WILL - there is no doubt. Should I have any other special occasions in the future....I know that I can call on Lillian to doll me up and make me look my best!
Lastly... Get her to add lashes! They look STUNNING in person and even more stunning in the pictures!
michelle · Married on 08/06/2011
Lillian was just a dream to work with. She not only made my girls and I feel like family, she really took the time to listen and deliver on what not only I wanted (Bride) but also delivered for my now Husband (groom - wedding day makeup, e/shoot makeup) and bridesmaids and the Mom's makeup and Hair. By the end of our first consultation session, I felt as if Lillian was a close girlfriend whom I had known for years and I could be completely open and honest with - with no judgement. Our trial session went great and when I would send her thoughts/pictures of tweaks here and there - she responded asap and told me of her GENUINE honest thoughts of if the "look" would work with my Asian (korean) features. The airbrush techniques were not only flawless - it lasted through the entire 14+ hour day. Lillian and her team were ON-time (early ++ BONUS POINTS!) and got all my girls, mom, Mother-in-law, and groom ready for the big day. Lillian also was able to get the PRECISE and very very specific EYELINER part down so well!!! (Us asian girls - have a thing with specific eyeliner and she was able to figure out the shape I liked in 5 minutes, it was amaze!!) Lillian stayed with me for the entire day (~8 hours) as I needed to have her by my side from pre-ceremony pics (the big job!) to RIGHT-before-ceremony Touchups (much needed due to the Hotness & Humidness of Chicago!!), to the makeup-SWITCH for our Traditional Cultural Ceremony (PLUS HAIR), to the SULTRY-Sexy "Night-time" look for the Reception (hair & Makeup). Needless to say, I was one happy bride and my entire wedding party LOOOVED her. One of my bridesmaids was my older cousin and when HER day came @ the Waldorf-Astoria (oooh lala!!), she knew exactly who to call - .. Ms. Lillian, of course! Then, from her wedding party, one of HER girls loved Lillian so much - snowball effect. I will always call on Lilian for any makeup/hair need in the future! Lillian, you were and are AMAZEBALLS!~! thank you again.
Melissa · Married on 10/02/2010
Starlight is incredible. Earlier this month, Starlight provided on location wedding hair & make up services to me and my bridal party. We had a blast and everyone looked beautiful. The owner, Lillian, is tremendously talented and a pleasure to work with. Lillian is also prompt, accommodating, and organized which alleviated any stress & concerns that might have come up with organizing hair & make up for a bridal party.
I highly recommend Starlight for special occasion hair & make up and I will call them again if ever I need such services.
Rebecca · Married on 05/15/2010
Lillian and Claudia did an absolutely wonderful job with hair and makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and my mom. My makeup was beautiful and still looked flawless at 12:30am when our reception ended and every hair was still in place! Lillian and Claudia were so great and easy to work with. I sent Lillian quite a few emails in the last weeks before the wedding and she responded promptly to each one. I've already recommended Starlight to a friend and would recommend to everyone.
Jamie · Married on 05/01/2010
You can not find better than Lillian as a makeup artist for your wedding day. I have been fortunate to have had my makeup done by national makeup artists (commercial, modeling gigs) and Lillian is 100% right up there with them! She is amazingly talented... my pictures just came back and were beautiful, in large part to the makeup she applied so skillfully. I look like myself, only better! She spent a lot of time pre-wedding with me, in order to create the best look possible for my wedding day. Claudia did my hair, and did an amazing job, even with me changing my mind between the hair trial and wedding day! Both were super professional, friendly, and fun to have around on my wedding day. I highly highly, without reserve, recommend using Lillian and Starlight makeup for anyone's wedding!
Aiyesha · Married on 08/27/2009
Lillian is amazing - not just the quality of service but her commitment to making you feel happy and beautiful on your special day. I really appreciated how she kept working on me in the trials and on the wedding day till I felt happy about the way i looked. And of course, her sweet smile and wonderful disposition helps a lot too!
angeles · Married on 06/06/2009
Lillian was easy to work with. I had Tracie do my makeup and Christina do my hair. What I really find value is that they did my trials for free and had no minimums on hair and makeup. Lillian had worked with me, because I didn't like my first trial on my hair. She organized a way to get me to do another trial to put me at ease. That is what I call customer service!
Definitely request Tracie for makeup too. She does makeup beautifully and is super fun to talk to when you are in the chair.
Nicole · Married on 05/30/2009
The Emotia team really were the cherry on top for the wedding. With both Photography and Make-up as part of the package, they made our lives easier, and made us all look so great. They were so pleasant, yet helped to take charge. They were so laid back, but expected perfection of their services for us. They are SOO friendly, but they do not let it get in the way of their role on the day.
They asked us to relax, sit back, enjoy the day and trust them. We took the feedback to heart, and the day went PERFECTLY. Simply perfectly.
I would recommend the team for any event. Anyday. For anyone.
We wholeheartedly loved them .
Abby · Married on 05/24/2009
Lillian Toma from Starlight Makeup is amazing. She did my makeup at my trial, at my sister's wedding, before my engagement pictures, etc. Every time I am in awe of how amazing my makeup looks and how well it stays on. She also went majorly above and beyond duty before my engagement pictures when the salon I had booked for a blowout canceled on me while I was sitting in there waiting for my stylist (apparently the stylist never showed!). Lillian was great. She worked with me even though it meant I was showing up about 2 hours later than scheduled and after doing my makeup she starting flat-ironing my hair. Lillian is truly talented and was great about jumping in and helping me in a pinch. She's punctual, professional, and responsive. I absolutely recommend her!!!
Catherine · Married on 10/03/2009
Lillian at Starlight make-up is truly an artist and amazingly easy to work with. Not only was the make-up trial free but she worked with me to figure out the best way to get a large bridal party plus mothers and other family members done with their make-up in time and in the most affordable way. Some of the things I really appreciated about her was first that she listened to me and worked with what I wanted. I am shy when it comes to telling someone like a hair stylist or make-up artist that I don't like something, but she made it very easy to tell her if I wanted any changes and I always felt very comfortable in her hands. Not only did she make me look my best, but all my bridesmaids and my mother looked great too, and wow did their eyes look unbelievable.
Another thing that I really appreciated was how much fun she was on the wedding day. I've had my make-up done by other people when I've been in weddings, but they never had her level of fun and positivity. On your wedding day you want to be surrounded by people that are excited for you and that make the day even more fun and special. Lillian with her assistant brought that energy and more, and it made such a big difference in the atmosphere leading up to everything. In addition, I really liked the fact that she had an excellent assistant with her. Not only did they work well together, but they got everyone done in a timely manner while still making sure they all had personal attention and looked their best. I was so worried that all the make-up would take too long, and in fact they had time left over for touch ups. I think my only ding for value was that I wished was that I was given a lipstick that matched so I could use it for touch-ups during the day and that she sold us a few products to help maintain our make-up, but I felt like they cost a little more than they should especially when I was already spending so much on everyone's make-up. Luckily it really wasn't a big deal since I had some of my own lipstick ready to use, and the products we did buy all of us bridesmaids shared so we were really able to make the most of them and they were high quality products that worked well.
I received a lot of comments on how I looked that day, but my favorite was when I was told I still looked just like me but the best, most glowing version of myself and it came through in all the photographs. Having Lillian from Starlight make-up was a great choice, and I can't imagine anyone doing a better job with all of us, even with those much more expensive options that are out there. Plus she even did airbrush for those that wanted it and fake eyelashes that looked amazing. I wish I could have her do my make-up every weekend!
Jane · Married on 01/02/2010
I originally wanted to do my own makeup, but Lillian offers a free trial with no pressure to book as long as you go to her place. Free? Can't go wrong. She actually responded to my e-mail query with a phone call 2 minutes after I sent it. On the trial day, Lillian did everything I wanted a million times better: covered all my zits and unevenness, airbrushed, fake eyelashes. So I hired her. On the wedding day, I had a huge breakout all over my forehead. She got me to glow. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Christina · Married on 10/03/2009
Rochelle and Christina did the make-up and hair for the whole bridal party. They travel to our hotel. Since we don't wear makeup and hair done alot, we were having problem at the beginning cuz we are not use to the style. They were very patient to accommodate our needs, and still be able to finish everyone in 4 hours!! Of course, at the end, the pictures speak a million words. All our pictures come out great and everybody was happy at the end!!
dena · Married on 10/24/2009
Perfect makeup for the bride and bridal party!
Emily · Married on 05/23/2009
I looked all over for a makeup artist and Starlight was the only company that lived up to my expectations. Everyone looked and felt beautiful that day because of Lillian's talent. Thank you!
claudia · Married on 10/10/2009
Lillian had Jessie do my make-up and Christina do my hair for wedding day. I must say that everything turned out wonderfully the day of. Special kudos to Jessie who is an amazing make-up artist and really takes much pride in her work. The only reason I give stralight a 4.0/5.0 for service was because it seemed like the whole coordination process of scheduling trial runs/payments/day of wedding timeline seemed disorganized. (example--I called Jessie on friday afternoon to verify that everything was set for my wedding the next day because I not heard anything back from Starlight confirming that all the girls were scheduled and what time they were arriving etc). It just seemed that my other wedding vendors were much more organized in terms of having written contracts, payment schedules etc. All in all, I was highly satisfied with the quality of Jessie's and Christina's work!
stephanie · Married on 01/10/2009
I wish they could separate out hair and makeup on here. First, we loved our makeup. Tracie is amazing and I highly recommend her to everyone. I also like that you get free hair and makeup trials so you can work out any kinks before the big day. We had snow on our big day and Tracie came left her home super early to get to our hotel and made it on time. Our hair person however did not. She was very late and though her hairstyles on all of us were great, I wouldn't say I recommend her. One of my bridesmaids accidentally gave her money instead of me (i had to prepay on my credit card) and she accepted it saying it was a tip. So I paid for one girl twice and everyone says they tipped her too. Overall- it was a great price for hair and makeup and we all looked great- just make sure you really like your hair person! Like I said though- LOVED TRACIE. REQUEST HER!
Lillian was great too- she had the hair person come to her home and we did the trial there. She even came to our hotel and helped prep everyone's hair with curlers to help make up for the hair person being late.
User3418779 · 2+ years ago
I was very excited after my trial. Lillian is VERY nice and very accommodating and made me feel comfortable. BUT then the wedding day came. She is not very comfortable with many people in the room. BUT let's be honest, it's your big day, all your best friends are in one room...and having fun. I told her the day I had my trial that I am very picky about staying on schedule. All her assistants arrived on time. Once the day moved forward the only person who did not stay on schedule was Lillian. She did not follow my schedule. Also, her assistant for makeup was less than stellar. She did not do what was asked and all girls who had their makeup done had to be touched up by the other assistant. It created a REALLY awkward situation. Lillian also had an assistant doing hair. SHE WAS GREAT, and quick and stuck to the schedule. Lillian was really the only one who stressed me out. She did not do what I asked of my hair and she was not understanding what I was talking about. I had pictures and all. I broke down in tears and she blamed my bridesmaids. On top of everything she is WAY over priced. She did not take into account the most special people of the day...MY mom included. On top of that she did not set my hair or my mother's hair. SO I really don't understand why my hair costed more. She spent the same amount of time on my hair and makeup as all the other ladies. PLUS she has hidden fees and NO, I mean NOOOO perks. She didn't give any free gifts or anything that showed gratitude. She also appreciates tips PRIOR to the day..now I see why! She will squeeze every last penny out of everything. If I was impressed by her, I would say it was worth it. But I was not impressed and she made for an awkward situation. My suggestions brides...go to a salon, rent out a section and have your fun there. Bottom line she is over priced and not worth the money. Sorry, she is a nice lady, but it's a business and it's sad that I look back on my wedding and that