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About Face MUA

VA

LOCATION

Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Smithfield, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Poquoson, Gloucester
VA US 23696 (map)
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ABOUT US

I am a professional makeup artist based in Seaford, VA (an enclave of York County). I have formal training in the art of makeup application as well as being a Temptu Certified Master... Read more
I am a professional makeup artist based in Seaford, VA (an enclave of York County). I have formal training in the art of makeup application as well as being a Temptu Certified Master Airbrush Artist. My passion is to make women look and feel their most beautiful. I love doing the bridal look but I do not believe in making all brides look the same. Your makeup trial is a chance for us to sit down and discuss the look that will make you feel your most beautiful and confident on this most special day. I have books with ideas or you can bring your own inspirational images.

I have collaborated with several other regional talents to create professional production projects. I know you will be pleased if you allow me the honor of this most personal service for your most important event!

While makeup is my passion, your safety is my top priority. I maintain the highest standards for sanitation possible for the health and safety of my clients.

I love making product reccomendations, however product sales are not my forte. I do not sell any product. You will have an enjoyable sales pitch free experience with me. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
A makeup trial is included in the fee for the bride. Many brides prefer to schedule this to coincide with either prenuptial photos or as part of their hair trial.
Do you specialize in textured hair?
I do not offer hair styling services.
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
I am a Temptu certified Master Airbrush Artist providing gorgeous airbrushed makeup for your special occasion.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes, travel is included within 50 miles round trip of the 23696 zip code. Mileage is assessed at .56 per mile thereafter.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
I do not have a limit but please contact to discuss details.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Booking a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks in advance is optimal.
What is your cancellation policy?
Client cancellations forfeit the deposit. Rescheduling will be accommodated based on availability of About Face MUA.

REVIEWS

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Alison
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Kim did a wonderful job on my makeup for my wedding. I was so happy with the way it held up for my very long day and how flawless she made my face look!
Kim did a wonderful job on my makeup for my wedding. I was so happy with the way it held up for my very long day and how Read more...
Kim did a wonderful job on my makeup for my wedding. I was so happy with the way it held up for my very long day and how flawless she made my face look! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be your makeup artist Alison! I wish you decades of happiness...
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tempus
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Kimberly from About Face MUA made me feel so beautiful on my day. She was professional, fun, and very detailed about what I wanted to look like. Her consultation was so easy going that we had a look picked out within the hour I saw her. She was on time for my event, and even rolled with punches when I totally forgot to tell her about an extra bridemaid. Her airbrush makeup made me feel like I wasn't wearing anything at all, which was great because I don't usually wear makeup. I would use Kimberly again and again, and refer her to all my friends. She is the best!
Kimberly from About Face MUA made me feel so beautiful on my day. She was professional, fun, and very detailed about what Read more...
Kimberly from About Face MUA made me feel so beautiful on my day. She was professional, fun, and very detailed about what I wanted to look like. Her consultation was so easy going that we had a look picked out within the hour I saw her. She was on time for my event, and even rolled with punches when I totally forgot to tell her about an extra bridemaid. Her airbrush makeup made me feel like I wasn't wearing anything at all, which was great because I don't usually wear makeup. I would use Kimberly again and again, and refer her to all my friends. She is the best! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Tempus, you were so fun and easy going! I am so pleased that you liked your makeup and felt as beautiful as you looked!
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Wendy
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Kimberly is awesome and makes you feel completely comfortable all while making you look gorgeous! Her skills are top notch, she is professional, and knows how to find the perfect look for you!
Kimberly is awesome and makes you feel completely comfortable all while making you look gorgeous! Her skills are top Read more...
Kimberly is awesome and makes you feel completely comfortable all while making you look gorgeous! Her skills are top notch, she is professional, and knows how to find the perfect look for you! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Wendy. It was truly a pleasure to be your makeup artist!
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Joye
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kim did a wonderful job helping me, my mother, and my bridesmaids look beautiful on my wedding day! She was flexible in working around my schedule for our trial run, and gave great suggestions. Kim was always professional and a pleasure to work with.
Kim did a wonderful job helping me, my mother, and my bridesmaids look beautiful on my wedding day! She was flexible in Read more...
Kim did a wonderful job helping me, my mother, and my bridesmaids look beautiful on my wedding day! She was flexible in working around my schedule for our trial run, and gave great suggestions. Kim was always professional and a pleasure to work with. Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words Joye; you were a pleasure to work with!
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Shantell
Wedding:
11/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that I hired Kim to do my make-up for my wedding! She is amazing! From the first time we met she was so professional and very knowledgeable about make-up. For my make-up consultation Kim came to my home and made me feel like a queen in my own home. She brought everything that she would need, even a very comfortable chair!!! On my wedding day Kim was on time and very well organized with her things helping to keep us all on schedule. I recommend Kim for any occasions that requires a professional make-up artist!!! Being a woman of color I was worried about the make-up matching my skin tone, but I shouldn't have been because Kim can do make for all shades of color!!!! She is amazing!!!!!
I am so happy that I hired Kim to do my make-up for my wedding! She is amazing! From the first time we met she was so Read more...
I am so happy that I hired Kim to do my make-up for my wedding! She is amazing! From the first time we met she was so professional and very knowledgeable about make-up. For my make-up consultation Kim came to my home and made me feel like a queen in my own home. She brought everything that she would need, even a very comfortable chair!!! On my wedding day Kim was on time and very well organized with her things helping to keep us all on schedule. I recommend Kim for any occasions that requires a professional make-up artist!!! Being a woman of color I was worried about the make-up matching my skin tone, but I shouldn't have been because Kim can do make for all shades of color!!!! She is amazing!!!!! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words and support! The pleasure was truly mine:)
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Stacie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Kim did the makeup for our engagement photos. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict she wasn't available for the wedding day. That being said, I wish she had been. She was very professional, did an amazing job on my face, and for someone who doesn't wear much make up, she made me feel very comfortable.

I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an artist with talent, but that also has fair prices, and treats you with complete respect.
Kim did the makeup for our engagement photos. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict she wasn't available for the Read more...
Kim did the makeup for our engagement photos. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict she wasn't available for the wedding day. That being said, I wish she had been. She was very professional, did an amazing job on my face, and for someone who doesn't wear much make up, she made me feel very comfortable.

I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an artist with talent, but that also has fair prices, and treats you with complete respect. Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Stacie. It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding event. I wish you both the best for decades to come!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Kim Trotto, with "About Face", has done my make-up on more than one special occasion. She is a professional and an expert in her field. My pictures have turned out gorgeous every time I use her services. I never go anywhere else when I want my face to look its best. I give "About Face" a 5-star rating! Thanks Kim!
Kim Trotto, with "About Face", has done my make-up on more than one special occasion. She is a professional and an expert Read more...
Kim Trotto, with "About Face", has done my make-up on more than one special occasion. She is a professional and an expert in her field. My pictures have turned out gorgeous every time I use her services. I never go anywhere else when I want my face to look its best. I give "About Face" a 5-star rating! Thanks Kim! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and continuing support Jennifer! Congratulations on your recent announcement - maybe someone needs their makeup done for a baby bump photo shoot?!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Kimberly Trotto through friends. She did makeup for two of my friends wedding (that I was in) and I loved her work! Kimberly is very receptive of the bride and bridal parties needs. She was very flexible scheduling and always responded to my emails within a day. I would highly recommend Kimberly Trotto for anyone's beauty needs.
I found Kimberly Trotto through friends. She did makeup for two of my friends wedding (that I was in) and I loved her Read more...
I found Kimberly Trotto through friends. She did makeup for two of my friends wedding (that I was in) and I loved her work! Kimberly is very receptive of the bride and bridal parties needs. She was very flexible scheduling and always responded to my emails within a day. I would highly recommend Kimberly Trotto for anyone's beauty needs. Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

The pleasure was all mine:) Thank you so much for your support!
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Devon
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was in the middle of a hurricane, and Kim still showed up on time and ready to be an awesome makeup artist! That's dedication!
My wedding was in the middle of a hurricane, and Kim still showed up on time and ready to be an awesome makeup artist! Read more...
My wedding was in the middle of a hurricane, and Kim still showed up on time and ready to be an awesome makeup artist! That's dedication! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Devon, you were a pleasure to work with!
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beautifulbridetobe11
Wedding:
7/8/2011
4.8/5.0
I hired Kim Thompson to do my wedding makeup. I loved the look we put together at the trial with airbrush makeup, but we needed to make a few modifications to make sure the makeup would last. Unfortunately, we had a bit of a misunderstanding and Kim thought we decided not to do airbrush makeup after all, so she didn't bring it on the wedding day. But my makeup turned out beautifully anyway! Kim was very apologetic and did everything she could to make sure my makeup would last all night, and it did!!! I was so pleased with the look and I got lots of compliments on it (especially on my eyes). Kim was a great vendor to work with, her prices are great, and I'd recommend her to anyone for their wedding!
I hired Kim Thompson to do my wedding makeup. I loved the look we put together at the trial with airbrush makeup, but we Read more...
I hired Kim Thompson to do my wedding makeup. I loved the look we put together at the trial with airbrush makeup, but we needed to make a few modifications to make sure the makeup would last. Unfortunately, we had a bit of a misunderstanding and Kim thought we decided not to do airbrush makeup after all, so she didn't bring it on the wedding day. But my makeup turned out beautifully anyway! Kim was very apologetic and did everything she could to make sure my makeup would last all night, and it did!!! I was so pleased with the look and I got lots of compliments on it (especially on my eyes). Kim was a great vendor to work with, her prices are great, and I'd recommend her to anyone for their wedding! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Caitlin, thank you so much for your kindness and understanding! You were such a pleasure and I truly appreciated the opportunity to be a part of your day.
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Kim did a great job on mine and all of my girls makeup and it lasted through the day and night on a hot summer day!
Kim did a great job on mine and all of my girls makeup and it lasted through the day and night on a hot summer day!
Kim did a great job on mine and all of my girls makeup and it lasted through the day and night on a hot summer day! Read less
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Baylily
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.4/5.0
I had a very stressful time leading up to my wedding day; my venue when out of business 2 weeks before my wedding day. Kim was very flexible, and was one of only a very small handful of vendors to NOT let me down. I did not consider myself a high maintenance bride, I really had no expectations from a makeup artist. However, the finished product Kim produced was amazing. The photographs turned out great, and I really did look the best I ever have--which is the goal, right?! Very talented, and very professional.
I had a very stressful time leading up to my wedding day; my venue when out of business 2 weeks before my wedding day. Kim Read more...
I had a very stressful time leading up to my wedding day; my venue when out of business 2 weeks before my wedding day. Kim was very flexible, and was one of only a very small handful of vendors to NOT let me down. I did not consider myself a high maintenance bride, I really had no expectations from a makeup artist. However, the finished product Kim produced was amazing. The photographs turned out great, and I really did look the best I ever have--which is the goal, right?! Very talented, and very professional. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and the beautiful photo to add to my portfolio! This was a truly unique and beautiful venue and I am so happy that everything had a happy ending!
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Monet
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
First, if you're a bride-to-be reading this...CONGRATULATIONS! Second, if you're looking for a make-up artist for your wedding look no further! I've actually known Kimberly for 10 years now and I've had my make-up done by her on 3 separate occasions. I've always found her to be professional, courteous, and thoughtful. For my wedding, I was able to leave my make-up consultation feeling confident because I felt we had a very thorough conversation about what I wanted for myself and my bridesmaids. She even let me add my mom to list just days before the wedding.

A few other things that I feel are unique and special to Kimberly and her work are:
1) She's very gentle. She never pulls or tugs harshly.
2) She has a very calm and soothing tone to her voice as she works. It can be very unnerving when someone is close to your eyes and I felt that her tone helped keep me relaxed.
3) She told me everything she was going to do before she did it which also helped keep me calm.
4) She takes her time and makes sure every detail is just right.

I hope you decide to give her call, you won't regret it!
First, if you're a bride-to-be reading this...CONGRATULATIONS! Second, if you're looking for a make-up artist for your Read more...
First, if you're a bride-to-be reading this...CONGRATULATIONS! Second, if you're looking for a make-up artist for your wedding look no further! I've actually known Kimberly for 10 years now and I've had my make-up done by her on 3 separate occasions. I've always found her to be professional, courteous, and thoughtful. For my wedding, I was able to leave my make-up consultation feeling confident because I felt we had a very thorough conversation about what I wanted for myself and my bridesmaids. She even let me add my mom to list just days before the wedding.

A few other things that I feel are unique and special to Kimberly and her work are:
1) She's very gentle. She never pulls or tugs harshly.
2) She has a very calm and soothing tone to her voice as she works. It can be very unnerving when someone is close to your eyes and I felt that her tone helped keep me relaxed.
3) She told me everything she was going to do before she did it which also helped keep me calm.
4) She takes her time and makes sure every detail is just right.

I hope you decide to give her call, you won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

Thank you so Monet! It was my pleasure and honor to be your makeup artist!
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Tdrayton
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Kim was awesome! She did an amazing job on my bridesmaids as well as myself...she was definitely a part of making my day a success!
Kim was awesome! She did an amazing job on my bridesmaids as well as myself...she was definitely a part of making my day a Read more...
Kim was awesome! She did an amazing job on my bridesmaids as well as myself...she was definitely a part of making my day a success! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

It was such a wonderful experience to be able to assist in the wedding morning preparations for you and your bridal party. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Kim is amazing. She is beyond friendly and really loves her job. When I hired her, she invited me for a trial makeup session during a photo shoot at a local boutique. I was able to see her work on 2 models and it took my breath away! I told her what I was looking for and she made it happen. She made me look flawless and I learned a lot in the process. While I'll admit, I changed "my look" before the wedding and I didn't get to have another session with Kim, I wasn't the least bit worried. She did my bridal parties makeup as well as myself and we couldn't have been happier. She made all of us look stunning. We were complimented on our makeup all day long and we couldn't stop looking at how beautiful we looked in the mirror! I would not hesitate to book her again, even if it's to brush up on my application skills or if I was having a big night out. She's fantastic at what she does!
Kim is amazing. She is beyond friendly and really loves her job. When I hired her, she invited me for a trial makeup Read more...
Kim is amazing. She is beyond friendly and really loves her job. When I hired her, she invited me for a trial makeup session during a photo shoot at a local boutique. I was able to see her work on 2 models and it took my breath away! I told her what I was looking for and she made it happen. She made me look flawless and I learned a lot in the process. While I'll admit, I changed "my look" before the wedding and I didn't get to have another session with Kim, I wasn't the least bit worried. She did my bridal parties makeup as well as myself and we couldn't have been happier. She made all of us look stunning. We were complimented on our makeup all day long and we couldn't stop looking at how beautiful we looked in the mirror! I would not hesitate to book her again, even if it's to brush up on my application skills or if I was having a big night out. She's fantastic at what she does! Read less
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About Face MUA responded with the following comments:

The pleasure was all mine:)

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