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Allison Bower Makeup Artist

Grand Rapids Rockford Kalamazoo , MI
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Grand Rapids Rockford Kalamazoo, MI 49503 US (map)

PHONE

616-799-1121
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ABOUT US

My love of makeup came at a very young age. I got to practice on my dolls, stuffed animals, sister, and friends. I couldn't wait to get older just to be able to wear more makeup.
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My love of makeup came at a very young age. I got to practice on my dolls, stuffed animals, sister, and friends. I couldn't wait to get older just to be able to wear more makeup.

I love making people feel beautiful. I believe that every person can be beautiful and has features that can be enhanced with right makeup. Having your makeup applied professionally should be an uplifting experience. Everyone has their own unique style which can be expressed through rich colors and textures.

When I apply makeup on my clients, I seek their input then express my professional opinion on how we can best achieve their desired look. This should be a truly collaborative experience. I want you to feel and look your personal best.

I received my Bachelors Degree from Central Michigan University in 1999. I have a professional membership with MAC cosmetics, Kett cosmetics, and Makeup Forever.I was trained in airbrush makeup at the Airbrush Academy in Chicago, IL. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Body Art, Consultations, Licensed, Makeup
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
12

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Megan
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Allison is amazing. Seriously, don't hesitate, have her do your wedding make up. My makeup routine is pretty minimal, and I was nervous about trying airbrush after a less than stellar experience for a friends wedding out of state. Allison talked me through the process during my trial and made me feel completely at ease. I absolutely loved the outcome! She recreated the look on my wedding day and I felt so beautiful all day. I was even inspired to up my makeup game after the wedding and bought more beauty supplies than I have ever owned after we got back from our honeymoon. Not only did she make me feel incredible, Allison did the same for each of my bridesmaids and my mom, who was super nervous before getting in the chair. She never ever wears makeup beyond a little bit of lipstick, and was worried about looking like she was trying too hard or that she wouldn't look like herself. I mentioned this to Allison and, like she did with me, she walked my mom through each step of the process, making her feel comfortable, and even convincing her to try false eyelashes! I nearly cried with happiness when my mom got out of the chair, looking amazing, and told me how happy she was with her make up and how glad she was that Allison was able to help her relax and enjoy the experience. Thank you Allison for being amazing at what you do and for sharing your gift with us!
Allison is amazing. Seriously, don't hesitate, have her do your wedding make up. My makeup routine is pretty minimal, and Read more...
Allison is amazing. Seriously, don't hesitate, have her do your wedding make up. My makeup routine is pretty minimal, and I was nervous about trying airbrush after a less than stellar experience for a friends wedding out of state. Allison talked me through the process during my trial and made me feel completely at ease. I absolutely loved the outcome! She recreated the look on my wedding day and I felt so beautiful all day. I was even inspired to up my makeup game after the wedding and bought more beauty supplies than I have ever owned after we got back from our honeymoon. Not only did she make me feel incredible, Allison did the same for each of my bridesmaids and my mom, who was super nervous before getting in the chair. She never ever wears makeup beyond a little bit of lipstick, and was worried about looking like she was trying too hard or that she wouldn't look like herself. I mentioned this to Allison and, like she did with me, she walked my mom through each step of the process, making her feel comfortable, and even convincing her to try false eyelashes! I nearly cried with happiness when my mom got out of the chair, looking amazing, and told me how happy she was with her make up and how glad she was that Allison was able to help her relax and enjoy the experience. Thank you Allison for being amazing at what you do and for sharing your gift with us! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Allison was absolutely wonderful!! December not being a part of the hectic wedding season, I was lucky enough to book Allison on extremely short notice (like 2 weeks!!)!! She responded extremely quickly (the same night I emailed) and was flexible and willing to travel and work with me, even on such short notice. She did an excellent job on my sister, mom, mother-in-law, and my own makeup. It looked wonderful in person and gorgeous in photos as well. She an incredibly sweet and chipper Christian lady I am so happy I was able to meet and support!
Allison was absolutely wonderful!! December not being a part of the hectic wedding season, I was lucky enough to book Read more...
Allison was absolutely wonderful!! December not being a part of the hectic wedding season, I was lucky enough to book Allison on extremely short notice (like 2 weeks!!)!! She responded extremely quickly (the same night I emailed) and was flexible and willing to travel and work with me, even on such short notice. She did an excellent job on my sister, mom, mother-in-law, and my own makeup. It looked wonderful in person and gorgeous in photos as well. She an incredibly sweet and chipper Christian lady I am so happy I was able to meet and support! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
10/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Allison was excellent and I would recommend her to anyone. She worked with me to figure out what would look best, but also included my input. My makeup lasted all day and night and looked amazing in photos. Allison was timely and flexible, which made for a carefree wedding day for me!
Allison was excellent and I would recommend her to anyone. She worked with me to figure out what would look best, but also Read more...
Allison was excellent and I would recommend her to anyone. She worked with me to figure out what would look best, but also included my input. My makeup lasted all day and night and looked amazing in photos. Allison was timely and flexible, which made for a carefree wedding day for me! Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Allison made my daughter's wedding day extra special!! She is so professional, and so personable. She listened to each one of us (all 11 of us), our make-up was outstanding. We all went with the airbrushing and our skin looked flawless. I look forward to working with her again.
Allison made my daughter's wedding day extra special!! She is so professional, and so personable. She listened to each one Read more...
Allison made my daughter's wedding day extra special!! She is so professional, and so personable. She listened to each one of us (all 11 of us), our make-up was outstanding. We all went with the airbrushing and our skin looked flawless. I look forward to working with her again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Allison was great! The makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and my mom turned out great! I did a trial run with Amanda at her house, which I found really helpful. It worked out great to do engagement photos right after the trial run (then your makeup looks great for engagement photos!) I will note that Allison (both in the trial and on the wedding day), got a large amount of eye liner on my contact lenses. I thought it was just a fluke on the trial - but when it happened on the wedding day, it was so bad that I needed to take off my contacts, deep clean them, and VERY carefully put them back in. If you do wear contact lenses, I would recommend taking them off before the makeup is applied, and putting them back on afterward. Allison was great to work with, even during the contact debacle - and she stayed to make sure everything turned out well. She was more panicked than I was! So, don't let that prevent you from booking her - just a helpful hint for those with bad eyesight like me!
Allison was great! The makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and my mom turned out great! I did a trial run with Amanda at her Read more...
Allison was great! The makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and my mom turned out great! I did a trial run with Amanda at her house, which I found really helpful. It worked out great to do engagement photos right after the trial run (then your makeup looks great for engagement photos!) I will note that Allison (both in the trial and on the wedding day), got a large amount of eye liner on my contact lenses. I thought it was just a fluke on the trial - but when it happened on the wedding day, it was so bad that I needed to take off my contacts, deep clean them, and VERY carefully put them back in. If you do wear contact lenses, I would recommend taking them off before the makeup is applied, and putting them back on afterward. Allison was great to work with, even during the contact debacle - and she stayed to make sure everything turned out well. She was more panicked than I was! So, don't let that prevent you from booking her - just a helpful hint for those with bad eyesight like me! Read less
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Jacklyn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but praise for this wonderful woman! So flexible and able to adjust to big changes, fast paced worker, punctual, and professional! I have never had someone do such a wonderful job on makeup not only for myself but my bridesmaids and mothers of bride & groom. Allison is very talented and good at what she does! All of my wedding party was satisfied with their appearance, even the most picky ones! Allison is a gem of a person and a definite find as a vendor. I will re come her to anyone needing makeup services.
I have nothing but praise for this wonderful woman! So flexible and able to adjust to big changes, fast paced worker, Read more...
I have nothing but praise for this wonderful woman! So flexible and able to adjust to big changes, fast paced worker, punctual, and professional! I have never had someone do such a wonderful job on makeup not only for myself but my bridesmaids and mothers of bride & groom. Allison is very talented and good at what she does! All of my wedding party was satisfied with their appearance, even the most picky ones! Allison is a gem of a person and a definite find as a vendor. I will re come her to anyone needing makeup services. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Allison was wonderful! She helped me decipher all my thoughts into a wonderful look for my wedding day. She even did the makeup for the mothers and groom! I HIGHLY recommend her!
Allison was wonderful! She helped me decipher all my thoughts into a wonderful look for my wedding day. She even did the Read more...
Allison was wonderful! She helped me decipher all my thoughts into a wonderful look for my wedding day. She even did the makeup for the mothers and groom! I HIGHLY recommend her! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Allison was such a joy to work with! From the first email response to the hug good-bye on the wedding day, I knew I was in good hands. She is professional, fun and always has a smile on her face. Do not miss out on this opportunity to have her be a part of your special day. I promise you will not be disappointed. Now I just need to find another event so I can book her services again! :)
Allison was such a joy to work with! From the first email response to the hug good-bye on the wedding day, I knew I was in Read more...
Allison was such a joy to work with! From the first email response to the hug good-bye on the wedding day, I knew I was in good hands. She is professional, fun and always has a smile on her face. Do not miss out on this opportunity to have her be a part of your special day. I promise you will not be disappointed. Now I just need to find another event so I can book her services again! :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Working with Allison was great, she was totally easy to get a hold of and responded promptly when I needed to get a hold of her. She is one of very few (if any) that offer both airbrushing and eyelashes included in the price, which was reasonable when compared to other vendors in the area. She has a great portfolio and an even better & truly impressive selection of products. She was very nice and personable while doing our makeup, making most of us feel very comfortable and pampered. Allison is extremely talented, she covered up blemishes on my back and made my mother's vitiligo condition completely disappear (which was really awesome and made a huge difference for my mom). My makeup was perfect and stayed on all night long, she gives samples of lip wear to every girl to reapply throughout the day/night. The airbrushing was excellent - I'm so happy I found someone to do it. Airbrushing is a MUST for outdoor weddings!! 6 out of 7 of my party were very pleased with her work. Allison's eyelash application on everyone looked and held up great (really makes a difference to have falsies for pictures!!). Only complaint was the mother of the groom - I'm not sure what she asked for but it did NOT look good. Allison did tone it down for her after we all decided it was way too much (kinda looked like a call girl with heavy blush and colors not suitable for her style & age). Overall, I really liked her and would definitely recommend her- just be sure to tell her what you are looking for!
Working with Allison was great, she was totally easy to get a hold of and responded promptly when I needed to get a hold Read more...
Working with Allison was great, she was totally easy to get a hold of and responded promptly when I needed to get a hold of her. She is one of very few (if any) that offer both airbrushing and eyelashes included in the price, which was reasonable when compared to other vendors in the area. She has a great portfolio and an even better & truly impressive selection of products. She was very nice and personable while doing our makeup, making most of us feel very comfortable and pampered. Allison is extremely talented, she covered up blemishes on my back and made my mother's vitiligo condition completely disappear (which was really awesome and made a huge difference for my mom). My makeup was perfect and stayed on all night long, she gives samples of lip wear to every girl to reapply throughout the day/night. The airbrushing was excellent - I'm so happy I found someone to do it. Airbrushing is a MUST for outdoor weddings!! 6 out of 7 of my party were very pleased with her work. Allison's eyelash application on everyone looked and held up great (really makes a difference to have falsies for pictures!!). Only complaint was the mother of the groom - I'm not sure what she asked for but it did NOT look good. Allison did tone it down for her after we all decided it was way too much (kinda looked like a call girl with heavy blush and colors not suitable for her style & age). Overall, I really liked her and would definitely recommend her- just be sure to tell her what you are looking for! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
If you have Allison doing makeup for your wedding, consider yourself lucky! Allison did an amazing job on me and my bridesmaids. I appreciated that Allison did not put the same make-up on all of us, but tailored our make-up to our preferences and style. I felt beautiful, but still looked like myself on my wedding day. Finally Allison was easy and enjoyable to work with. She arrived on time and finished before the photographer was ready for us.
If you have Allison doing makeup for your wedding, consider yourself lucky! Allison did an amazing job on me and my Read more...
If you have Allison doing makeup for your wedding, consider yourself lucky! Allison did an amazing job on me and my bridesmaids. I appreciated that Allison did not put the same make-up on all of us, but tailored our make-up to our preferences and style. I felt beautiful, but still looked like myself on my wedding day. Finally Allison was easy and enjoyable to work with. She arrived on time and finished before the photographer was ready for us. Read less
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