Testimonials

"I enjoyed working with Alaine -- she is friendly and easy to get along with. Even after the wedding, we have kept in touch (we sorta bonded after I learned that she spent some time in Indonesia and that I went to college with her cousin). Most importantly, I like the work that she does, especially with the eyes (I think she made mine look bigger!). She gives a very natural, not overly done look (but just enough of a little something so that you know this is makeup for a special day) which is exactly what I wanted since I never wear makeup. It was pretty comfortable too -- I barely remembered I had on makeup." - Rosalynn

 

"I simply cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me on my wedding day a week ago. I felt so beautiful and more importantly, my guests and of course my husband felt the same way. I could not believe how well it had all come together and I almost couldn't believe it was me in the photo, of course, in a good way. :)
Thank you so so much for taking care of me on my wedding day. You are the best!!!
Love,
Melody"

Update from Melody:
“Can you believe its been a year since you made me the prettiest bride in the world? :) Whenever I look at the photos, I’m taken back to that lovely morning at Hotel Giraffe, where under your artistic eyes and skillful hands, I was made into the most elegant bride I could ever imagine myself to be! On this special day, I want to THANK YOU again for everything you’ve done for me. You are the best in my eyes! Hope all all have been well with you. Hug NYC for me! :) Melody”

 

 

“I needed a makeup artist for an engagement photoshoot in NY, and I'm glad I found Alaine.  My photoshoot was outdoors when the temp was about 94F, but the makeup lasted for the entire shoot.  All I needed to do was use blotting paper and retouch my lipstick (which she provided).  The makeup looked natural even during the daytime, but it really enhanced my facial features.  The photos turned out great! :)  She was also very responsive to my emails, and very friendly.” - Criselda

“I met Alaine while visiting New York for my brother's wedding last month.  I got her name from my now sister-in-law and boy am I happy I contacted Alaine!!  She not only did my make-up, my mom and two aunts, but she also airbrushed four of my tattoos (as I was a bridesmaid for the somewhat conservative wedding).  She was not only prompt and professional, but she was very reasonably priced.  She was friendly and easy to work with and did outstanding work.  I have never seen my mom and aunts look so beautiful and at the same time very natural.  She gave us exactly what we wanted,  I got so many compliments that day and felt so glamorous!  When I got back to Chicago and showed my co-workers the pics(we're all hairstylists) they couldn't stop talking about how great all our make-up looked, that's quite the compliment coming from people in the industry :)  I only wish Alaine lived here in Chicago, I would keep her very busy!!”
Carrie

“Alaine did my make-up for my wedding on March 31, 2007. She did an amazing job!  It hardly felt like I had any make-up on and it lasted the whole evening including a dress change. Alaine did a wonderful job matching the style of my make-up to the style of my dress (sorta 1960s Bridgette Bardot).  Alaine is so sweet and very easy to work with!”  - Elizabeth

“I found Alaine via a blog.  I am the type of person that rarely wears makeup and I didn't want to look hire someone that would make me look overly done and thus not myself.  Her work is great- i got compliments all day on my wedding day and so did my bridemaid's .  The airbrush makeup was so natural looking but did its job by enhancing my features.  Plus alaine was really flexible and came to my hairdresser's house at 4:30 in the morning because i had an early morning ceremony!   She was also able to cover some of my scars that I have on my shoulders so it wasn't noticable on my special day.   My bridemaids thought that the airbrush makeup was like a mini spa misting so its really cool and really worth it.  She was one of the best vendors that I dealt with for my wedding- i wish everyone worked like her!  I liked alaine so much that I hired her again but for private makeup lessons.  I would highly highly recommend her. “ - Lien


“I just want to thank you again for being my fabulous make-up artist yesterday -- I looked fantastic (ahem! said humbly, of course)! But seriously, I got lots of compliments, and it meant very much that you were able to help me-- and my mother, on a whim-- that early in the morning. Thanks for turning a David Spade Mini-Me into a blushing bride... and putting up with The Great Missing Tie Fiasco of 2010. :)” - Katherine