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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry

Philadelphia, Main Line, And Surrounding Areas , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, Main Line, and Surrounding Areas, PA US (map)

PHONE

610-488-6454

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ABOUT US

Relax and let us come to you with our calming personalities and years of experience. We specialize in bridal makeup and false lashes for the entire bridal party or any other special... Read more
Relax and let us come to you with our calming personalities and years of experience. We specialize in bridal makeup and false lashes for the entire bridal party or any other special event. Our philosophy is simple; offer the highest quality of makeup, professionally trained makeup-artists, and exceptional client service. Our work speaks for itself. Find out why we have been Philadelphia's team of leading makeup artists for almost fifteen years and experience why we love what we do. 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

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Kelly did my makeup and the makeup of my two bridesmaids and mom. I was SO happy with the results all around! At the Read more...
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! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Kelly is the absolute best. I have never looked better. She knows exactly what you want and never makes you look too made Read more...
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! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
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 :)
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 Read more...
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 :) Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
No running makeup!

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.
No running makeup!

I danced and sweated for several hours in a warm ballroom and still looked as crisp as I did Read more...
No running makeup!

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. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
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!
Darien Wildstein was an absolute gem! My make up was so natural, I just look like a slightly enhanced, more formal version Read more...
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! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
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!
Jill was absolutely amazing! She made us all look so beautiful. One of the top five BEST wedding decisions was definitely Read more...
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! Read less
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Garland
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
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!

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 :)
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 Read more...
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!

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 :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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 :)
Face the Occasion did a beautiful job for my wedding - all my bridesmaids, the moms, and even me looked amazing. They Read more...
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 :) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
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.
I had talked with a few make-up artists who had an additional fee for just booking the appointment (not a deposit to be Read more...
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. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Darien and Kelly were our make-up artists for our wedding. They were fantastic! Prompt, professional and so much fun to be with! A few bridal party members were worried about looking too "overdone", but Darien and Kelly made us all look like better versions of ourselves! Their wedding application was very natural and stayed on all day and night. And Darien works magic with false eyelashes! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Darien and Kelly were our make-up artists for our wedding. They were fantastic! Prompt, professional and so much fun to be Read more...
Darien and Kelly were our make-up artists for our wedding. They were fantastic! Prompt, professional and so much fun to be with! A few bridal party members were worried about looking too "overdone", but Darien and Kelly made us all look like better versions of ourselves! Their wedding application was very natural and stayed on all day and night. And Darien works magic with false eyelashes! I would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly did makeup for myself and all of my bridesmaids. Kelly came all the way out to Cairnwood on the day of the wedding to do our makeup and was actually there before I even arrived!

Between dealing with time constraints, last minute "ooh actually can I get my makeup done too?"s and the full brunt of our bridal crazy, Kelly somehow managed to make each one of us look beautiful, unique, and magazine quality pretty. I was BEYOND thrilled with my Bobbi Brown makeup (which did not smudge or budge all night!) and moreso with kelly's friendly, upbeat, and professional attitude and easiness to work with. Kelly (and Face the Occasion in general!) was one vendor I knew I never needed to worry about. If I ever need my makeup done in the future I know exactly who to call.

Bottom Line: Face the Occasion uses Bobbi Brown makeup (my favorite!), comes to wherever you are (which takes A TON of the guesswork out of how your bridesmaids will look!), and respond promptly and professionally to any and all questions you may have (at least in my experience). They are very affordable, but well worth every penny.
Kelly did makeup for myself and all of my bridesmaids. Kelly came all the way out to Cairnwood on the day of the wedding Read more...
Kelly did makeup for myself and all of my bridesmaids. Kelly came all the way out to Cairnwood on the day of the wedding to do our makeup and was actually there before I even arrived!

Between dealing with time constraints, last minute "ooh actually can I get my makeup done too?"s and the full brunt of our bridal crazy, Kelly somehow managed to make each one of us look beautiful, unique, and magazine quality pretty. I was BEYOND thrilled with my Bobbi Brown makeup (which did not smudge or budge all night!) and moreso with kelly's friendly, upbeat, and professional attitude and easiness to work with. Kelly (and Face the Occasion in general!) was one vendor I knew I never needed to worry about. If I ever need my makeup done in the future I know exactly who to call.

Bottom Line: Face the Occasion uses Bobbi Brown makeup (my favorite!), comes to wherever you are (which takes A TON of the guesswork out of how your bridesmaids will look!), and respond promptly and professionally to any and all questions you may have (at least in my experience). They are very affordable, but well worth every penny. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill from Face the Occasion did my makeup as well as that of my bridal party, my mom, and my grandmom for a total of 9 people. She was amazing! She highlighted everyone's best features without making anyone look over made-up. I even had a bridesmaid decide to get hers done after adamantly being against it once she saw how everyone else looked. My makeup looked fantastic the entire day (a good 14 hours), and didn't smudge at all during any of the several times I cried (happy tears!) during the day. I highly recommend Jill and Face the Occasion!
Jill from Face the Occasion did my makeup as well as that of my bridal party, my mom, and my grandmom for a total of 9 Read more...
Jill from Face the Occasion did my makeup as well as that of my bridal party, my mom, and my grandmom for a total of 9 people. She was amazing! She highlighted everyone's best features without making anyone look over made-up. I even had a bridesmaid decide to get hers done after adamantly being against it once she saw how everyone else looked. My makeup looked fantastic the entire day (a good 14 hours), and didn't smudge at all during any of the several times I cried (happy tears!) during the day. I highly recommend Jill and Face the Occasion! Read less
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L. Stewart
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Face the Occasion was my top choice after researching vendors in the Philly area with artists that would travel to my hotel on the day of. I was also looking for artists with convenient locations for a trial, since going outside the city would have been difficult for me. I ultimately chose Face the Occasion on their value and their online portfolio. They suggested for me to work with Janet Indorf, and she was FANTASTIC. My mother in law even said to me that if she ever wins the lottery she wants to hire Janet to do her makeup every day! She was really great. At the trial, she was good at giving some suggestions and opinions, but also really listened. On the day of, she did my makeup, three of my maids, and two moms. Everyone was extremely happy, and she made everyone so comfortable. A HUGE thanks to Janet for making us gorgeous!!
Face the Occasion was my top choice after researching vendors in the Philly area with artists that would travel to my Read more...
Face the Occasion was my top choice after researching vendors in the Philly area with artists that would travel to my hotel on the day of. I was also looking for artists with convenient locations for a trial, since going outside the city would have been difficult for me. I ultimately chose Face the Occasion on their value and their online portfolio. They suggested for me to work with Janet Indorf, and she was FANTASTIC. My mother in law even said to me that if she ever wins the lottery she wants to hire Janet to do her makeup every day! She was really great. At the trial, she was good at giving some suggestions and opinions, but also really listened. On the day of, she did my makeup, three of my maids, and two moms. Everyone was extremely happy, and she made everyone so comfortable. A HUGE thanks to Janet for making us gorgeous!! Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
LOVED my makeup! Jill did an awesome job, and I really appreciated her fitting me in last minute when my other makeup artist fell through! She enhanced all my features without making me feel uncomfortable or like a drag queen! She was so sweet and did my mom's makeup last minute at the salon! All my makeup stayed all night through the sweating and the rain. She was great!
LOVED my makeup! Jill did an awesome job, and I really appreciated her fitting me in last minute when my other makeup Read more...
LOVED my makeup! Jill did an awesome job, and I really appreciated her fitting me in last minute when my other makeup artist fell through! She enhanced all my features without making me feel uncomfortable or like a drag queen! She was so sweet and did my mom's makeup last minute at the salon! All my makeup stayed all night through the sweating and the rain. She was great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Janet Indorf did the makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and the mothers on my wedding day, and we all had such a good time! It was a great way to spend time with the girls, and the makeup came out great and looked so good in the photos. A couple of my bridesmaids aren't big makeup wearers, so I wasn't sure how they would handle it, but Janet does a great job of keeping everyone in their comfort zone. She also arrived early, and was able to work in my mother-in-law even though she wasn't initially on the itinerary. It was a great experience!
Janet Indorf did the makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and the mothers on my wedding day, and we all had such a good time! It Read more...
Janet Indorf did the makeup for me, my bridesmaids, and the mothers on my wedding day, and we all had such a good time! It was a great way to spend time with the girls, and the makeup came out great and looked so good in the photos. A couple of my bridesmaids aren't big makeup wearers, so I wasn't sure how they would handle it, but Janet does a great job of keeping everyone in their comfort zone. She also arrived early, and was able to work in my mother-in-law even though she wasn't initially on the itinerary. It was a great experience! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
It it time to stop looking for a makeup artist and book Face the Occasion! I am SO glad I did! I saw Kelly's work in an issue of Wedding in Style magazine and knew I had to have her do my makeup. Kelly has been a pleasure communicating with during the wedding planning process. She always provides a detailed and quick response which I loved.

My mom and I recently had a trial for my wedding with Kelly. She was fabulous! Kelly is a skilled professional who is passionate about what she does. She truly listened and achieved the look that my mom and I both each wanted. We both LOVED our looks! My dad even couldn't stop commenting on how much he liked our makeup once he saw us after our trials. We all know it takes a lot for dads to notice these things! I can't wait to have Kelly do my makeup in a few weeks on my Wedding Day! I HIGHLY recommend Face the Occasion and Kelly.
It it time to stop looking for a makeup artist and book Face the Occasion! I am SO glad I did! I saw Kelly's work in an Read more...
It it time to stop looking for a makeup artist and book Face the Occasion! I am SO glad I did! I saw Kelly's work in an issue of Wedding in Style magazine and knew I had to have her do my makeup. Kelly has been a pleasure communicating with during the wedding planning process. She always provides a detailed and quick response which I loved.

My mom and I recently had a trial for my wedding with Kelly. She was fabulous! Kelly is a skilled professional who is passionate about what she does. She truly listened and achieved the look that my mom and I both each wanted. We both LOVED our looks! My dad even couldn't stop commenting on how much he liked our makeup once he saw us after our trials. We all know it takes a lot for dads to notice these things! I can't wait to have Kelly do my makeup in a few weeks on my Wedding Day! I HIGHLY recommend Face the Occasion and Kelly. Read less
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LKBH
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly did an amazing job on my bridal makeup as well as on a few of my bridesmaids and my Mom. Everyone looked fabuloous - glowing without looking overdone. Kelly really listened to what everyone wanted and delivered on their visions.

Throughout the whole process she was very responsive to my many questions and flexible with scheduling both my trial and the wedding morning-of schedule.

I would absolutely recommend Kelly and Face the Occasion to future brides.
Kelly did an amazing job on my bridal makeup as well as on a few of my bridesmaids and my Mom. Everyone looked fabuloous - Read more...
Kelly did an amazing job on my bridal makeup as well as on a few of my bridesmaids and my Mom. Everyone looked fabuloous - glowing without looking overdone. Kelly really listened to what everyone wanted and delivered on their visions.

Throughout the whole process she was very responsive to my many questions and flexible with scheduling both my trial and the wedding morning-of schedule.

I would absolutely recommend Kelly and Face the Occasion to future brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill from face the occasion traveled to Penn State for my wedding. She does wonderful work! The photos looked lovely.
Jill from face the occasion traveled to Penn State for my wedding. She does wonderful work! The photos looked lovely.
Jill from face the occasion traveled to Penn State for my wedding. She does wonderful work! The photos looked lovely. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I was introduced to Kelly by a friend of mine who had Face the Occasion do her make up for her wedding. She kept telling me about her wonderful experience, so I booked a trial. Kelly came to my house for my trial and was extremely professional. She also did an amazing job! She listened to what I wanted and did exactly that! Kelly always answers my emails promptly, which has not been the case with many of my wedding vendors. My big day is this Saturday and I can't wait to have Face the Occasion do my make up, as well as my bridesmaids and my mom!
I was introduced to Kelly by a friend of mine who had Face the Occasion do her make up for her wedding. She kept telling Read more...
I was introduced to Kelly by a friend of mine who had Face the Occasion do her make up for her wedding. She kept telling me about her wonderful experience, so I booked a trial. Kelly came to my house for my trial and was extremely professional. She also did an amazing job! She listened to what I wanted and did exactly that! Kelly always answers my emails promptly, which has not been the case with many of my wedding vendors. My big day is this Saturday and I can't wait to have Face the Occasion do my make up, as well as my bridesmaids and my mom! Read less
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Vicki
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Booking Kelly with Face the Occasion was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. Kelly is a kind person and a true professional. She consistently responded to my questions in a timely and thorough manner, and was extremely flexible when scheduling my trial appointment.

Most importantly, Kelly is a skilled make-up artist who works with you to achieve the perfect wedding look. Both during the trial and on my wedding day, Kelly talked me through the session checking-in periodically to make sure she was on the right track. I loved the quality and endless variety of make-up to choose from and the fact that the make-up stayed on so well throughout the day. My mother, bridesmaids and I can all attest that Kelly has a talent for bringing out your best features without making you look overdone. We all looked like the best possible versions of ourselves! I would recommend Kelly’s services to anyone.
Booking Kelly with Face the Occasion was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. Kelly is a Read more...
Booking Kelly with Face the Occasion was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process. Kelly is a kind person and a true professional. She consistently responded to my questions in a timely and thorough manner, and was extremely flexible when scheduling my trial appointment.

Most importantly, Kelly is a skilled make-up artist who works with you to achieve the perfect wedding look. Both during the trial and on my wedding day, Kelly talked me through the session checking-in periodically to make sure she was on the right track. I loved the quality and endless variety of make-up to choose from and the fact that the make-up stayed on so well throughout the day. My mother, bridesmaids and I can all attest that Kelly has a talent for bringing out your best features without making you look overdone. We all looked like the best possible versions of ourselves! I would recommend Kelly’s services to anyone. Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Vicki, thank you so much for your glowing review! You are the reason we love what we do! You and your bridal party were such a joy to work with. Thank you for all of your organizing during the day of....it really paid off and made the day run so smoothly. Don't forget to send me pictures. Can't wait to see them!
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Face the Occasion. JIll did the make up for my wedding along with my mother, grand mother, and bridesmaid. I don't usually wear makeup and was extremely pleased with the job she did and my make up was still perfect by the time I got to bed!
I don't live in the area so I was nervous about finding someone but after I had my trial at her house I felt very confident about the actual day. I was running a bit behind the day of my wedding and when I got to the hotel she was set up and super patient with me!
I highly recommend Face the Occasion. JIll did the make up for my wedding along with my mother, grand mother, and Read more...
I highly recommend Face the Occasion. JIll did the make up for my wedding along with my mother, grand mother, and bridesmaid. I don't usually wear makeup and was extremely pleased with the job she did and my make up was still perfect by the time I got to bed!
I don't live in the area so I was nervous about finding someone but after I had my trial at her house I felt very confident about the actual day. I was running a bit behind the day of my wedding and when I got to the hotel she was set up and super patient with me! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill, from face the occasion, was amazing! I had my wedding in PA, but lived in VA, so I wasn't able to do a trial and it didn't matter because Jill was great! She did all of my bridemaids' faces and everyone looked amazing. She truly helped to make my wedding day wonderful!
Jill, from face the occasion, was amazing! I had my wedding in PA, but lived in VA, so I wasn't able to do a trial and it Read more...
Jill, from face the occasion, was amazing! I had my wedding in PA, but lived in VA, so I wasn't able to do a trial and it didn't matter because Jill was great! She did all of my bridemaids' faces and everyone looked amazing. She truly helped to make my wedding day wonderful! Read less
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MySharrona
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly is an amazing professional and I am so glad she did my makeup. And talk about patient! I am from out of town (live in San Diego) and when I was unable t meet with her during the holidays, she went out of her way to make sure I had a trial prior to the wedding, And then on the day of the wedding, we ended p adding TWO people for makeup and she jumped right in without complaint. And they all looked wonderful. Loved the eyelashes!

As fr as my makeup—WOW. M skin looked flawless. My eyes were huge. And I think she managed to take ten years off—no idea how. Lol And the makeup stayed on all night ad still looked good even after the dancing.

I highly recommend her and Face the Occasion for your wedding day!
Kelly is an amazing professional and I am so glad she did my makeup. And talk about patient! I am from out of town (live Read more...
Kelly is an amazing professional and I am so glad she did my makeup. And talk about patient! I am from out of town (live in San Diego) and when I was unable t meet with her during the holidays, she went out of her way to make sure I had a trial prior to the wedding, And then on the day of the wedding, we ended p adding TWO people for makeup and she jumped right in without complaint. And they all looked wonderful. Loved the eyelashes!

As fr as my makeup—WOW. M skin looked flawless. My eyes were huge. And I think she managed to take ten years off—no idea how. Lol And the makeup stayed on all night ad still looked good even after the dancing.

I highly recommend her and Face the Occasion for your wedding day! Read less
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mapela219
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently had my makeup trial with Kelly for my July wedding. Kelly was so prompt returning messages, even from the beginning. She did a fantastic job on my makeup and even let me change my mind on my eye-shadow color, only to change it back again after deciding I liked the original better. She gave me plenty of tips on what to look for in my makeup as I wore it the rest of the evening, so that we can make adjustments if needed for the big day. I am looking forward to having Kelly working with my bridesmaids and I on my big day!
I recently had my makeup trial with Kelly for my July wedding. Kelly was so prompt returning messages, even from the Read more...
I recently had my makeup trial with Kelly for my July wedding. Kelly was so prompt returning messages, even from the beginning. She did a fantastic job on my makeup and even let me change my mind on my eye-shadow color, only to change it back again after deciding I liked the original better. She gave me plenty of tips on what to look for in my makeup as I wore it the rest of the evening, so that we can make adjustments if needed for the big day. I am looking forward to having Kelly working with my bridesmaids and I on my big day! Read less
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ErinHafer
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly from Face the Occasion was awesome! I had her today for a trial for my wedding day makeup. Her timeliness, professionalism and services was amazing! Everytime I had to contact her through email prior to today, she always responded back within 24 hours (or less!). She was so easy to talk to, did great work, and has given me great confidence for how things will go on my wedding day with my makeup. I HIGHLY recommend Face the Occasion to any bride who is looking for makeup for their wedding. To save you the time and research, just go with Face the Occassion... you'll be 100% satisfied!
Kelly from Face the Occasion was awesome! I had her today for a trial for my wedding day makeup. Her timeliness, Read more...
Kelly from Face the Occasion was awesome! I had her today for a trial for my wedding day makeup. Her timeliness, professionalism and services was amazing! Everytime I had to contact her through email prior to today, she always responded back within 24 hours (or less!). She was so easy to talk to, did great work, and has given me great confidence for how things will go on my wedding day with my makeup. I HIGHLY recommend Face the Occasion to any bride who is looking for makeup for their wedding. To save you the time and research, just go with Face the Occassion... you'll be 100% satisfied! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Erin, thank you so much for taking the time to review our services. Your feedback is extremely important to our makeup artistry services. Looking forward to seeing you again on the wedding day!
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Mia C.
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Kelly Quinlan is an expert at making you look natural and beautiful for your special day. She takes your suggestions into account and doesn't do anything that puts you outside your comfort zone. My wedding photos were fabulous and my makeup didn't budge the entire day.

In addition to being a true pro, Kelly has a fabulous personality that makes you feel so comfortable and at ease with her. She is a lovely individual and makes the time spent in her company extremely enjoyable.
Kelly Quinlan is an expert at making you look natural and beautiful for your special day. She takes your suggestions into Read more...
Kelly Quinlan is an expert at making you look natural and beautiful for your special day. She takes your suggestions into account and doesn't do anything that puts you outside your comfort zone. My wedding photos were fabulous and my makeup didn't budge the entire day.

In addition to being a true pro, Kelly has a fabulous personality that makes you feel so comfortable and at ease with her. She is a lovely individual and makes the time spent in her company extremely enjoyable. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly did the makeup for myself, my sister, and my mom on my wedding day. The makeup was fantastic and lasted all day. I would highly recommend Face The Occasion!
Kelly did the makeup for myself, my sister, and my mom on my wedding day. The makeup was fantastic and lasted all day. I Read more...
Kelly did the makeup for myself, my sister, and my mom on my wedding day. The makeup was fantastic and lasted all day. I would highly recommend Face The Occasion! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Rachel, You were a "dream" client. I really enjoyed working with you and your family. I hope you remember to send me pictures from Joy & Kevin when you get them. Thanks for the review!
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SAG
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Face the Occassion does a GREAT job. I would recommend them to anyone. They have done 3 of my friend's weddings and when I got engaged, there was no question who I would use. I wanted my make-up to look like me, but still be seen, and got exactly what I wanted.
Face the Occassion does a GREAT job. I would recommend them to anyone. They have done 3 of my friend's weddings and when I Read more...
Face the Occassion does a GREAT job. I would recommend them to anyone. They have done 3 of my friend's weddings and when I got engaged, there was no question who I would use. I wanted my make-up to look like me, but still be seen, and got exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the great review. I can't tell you how much Janet and I enjoyed doing your wedding. The fire alarms in the hotel and snow blizzard in October made it such a memorable day! As always, we really enjoyed seeing your group again, and the new faces too. Please pass along your pictures from Chris when you get them.
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Haley
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Face the Occassion did a great job. Kelly, the artist that worked with me and my bridal party was AMAZING! I don't typically wear much more than eyeliner and mascara, so having my makeup done made me nervous. She listened to everything I had to say, made great suggestions and was totally flexible to my last minute wedding-day, nerve-filled changes. My makeup looked incredible, as did my bridal party and mother. Everyone loved her and the way they looked. I would HIGHLY recommend Face the Occassion!
Face the Occassion did a great job. Kelly, the artist that worked with me and my bridal party was AMAZING! I don't Read more...
Face the Occassion did a great job. Kelly, the artist that worked with me and my bridal party was AMAZING! I don't typically wear much more than eyeliner and mascara, so having my makeup done made me nervous. She listened to everything I had to say, made great suggestions and was totally flexible to my last minute wedding-day, nerve-filled changes. My makeup looked incredible, as did my bridal party and mother. Everyone loved her and the way they looked. I would HIGHLY recommend Face the Occassion! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Haley, you were so much fun to work with. Thanks for being so flexible and easy to work with. You really looked radiant as you walked out the door to go meet your groom for your "first look." I really enjoyed meeting the rest of your family and bridal party as well. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to review our services.
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Julie Finan
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly was great to work with on my wedding day. Everyone looked beautiful!!! She is a great artist and I would recommend her to anyone!!
Kelly was great to work with on my wedding day. Everyone looked beautiful!!! She is a great artist and I would recommend Read more...
Kelly was great to work with on my wedding day. Everyone looked beautiful!!! She is a great artist and I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to review our makeup artistry services. It was so great working with you and your (very large) bridal party. Your laid back personality kept everyone at ease. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to meet you and your girls. It was also nice to see familiar faces there as well. Thanks again!
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elizabeth
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly at Face the Occasion provided makeup services for my 10/9/11 wedding. She came to our house and did makeup for me, my mom and MIL, and my five bridesmaids. I swear, it seemed like she worked on me for 15 minutes and suddenly I was the most beautiful I've ever been. She completely understood how to bring out my natural beauty and play up my eyes, as requested. And the makeup lasted the whole day, through pictures, the heat of the outdoor ceremony (84 degrees in October!), and my sweaty, sweaty dancing. I haven't gotten most of my pictures back yet, but from the few I've seen, my makeup photographed really well too. Kelly is also a doll to work with; very friendly and easygoing. As I said above, Kelly also provided makeup for my bridesmaids and the mothers. While I had a trial run beforehand, Kelly had to do makeup on the spot for the rest of them, and she knew just what to do with all their different skin tones and requests. They all looked so wonderful; I was in awe of how amazing the bridal party looked and so happy to see them so beautiful. Kelly is truly a genius.
Kelly at Face the Occasion provided makeup services for my 10/9/11 wedding. She came to our house and did makeup for me, Read more...
Kelly at Face the Occasion provided makeup services for my 10/9/11 wedding. She came to our house and did makeup for me, my mom and MIL, and my five bridesmaids. I swear, it seemed like she worked on me for 15 minutes and suddenly I was the most beautiful I've ever been. She completely understood how to bring out my natural beauty and play up my eyes, as requested. And the makeup lasted the whole day, through pictures, the heat of the outdoor ceremony (84 degrees in October!), and my sweaty, sweaty dancing. I haven't gotten most of my pictures back yet, but from the few I've seen, my makeup photographed really well too. Kelly is also a doll to work with; very friendly and easygoing. As I said above, Kelly also provided makeup for my bridesmaids and the mothers. While I had a trial run beforehand, Kelly had to do makeup on the spot for the rest of them, and she knew just what to do with all their different skin tones and requests. They all looked so wonderful; I was in awe of how amazing the bridal party looked and so happy to see them so beautiful. Kelly is truly a genius. Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Elizabeth, It was such a pleasure to work with you, your mom, and the rest of your bridal party on your wedding day. You were such a sweet bride and you looked absolutely stunning on your wedding day! You were the modern day version of Grace Kelly. Anyway, I wanted to thank you for such a glowing review. It really means so much that you would take the time to tell other brides about our services. Thank you again, and please forward pictures when you receive them from your photographer...it looked like she was getting some really great shots, can't wait to see!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When I met Janet Indorf of Face the Occasion, my first thought was “I can trust this person!” Not only does Janet have years of experience, but she knows exactly what bridal make up is supposed to look like. You will never leave her chair looking like a clown, which I did when I had trials with other make up artists. Janet responded to my emails quickly and looked at all the pictures and ideas I sent her and she made me feel ok about being a paranoid bride. She showed up on time, worked efficiently, was even able to squeeze in a few last minute people and had me ready in time for pictures. Not only is she a nice person, but her work is truly beautiful. I had people in my wedding party who never looked better!  
When I met Janet Indorf of Face the Occasion, my first thought was “I can trust this person!” Not only does Janet have Read more...
When I met Janet Indorf of Face the Occasion, my first thought was “I can trust this person!” Not only does Janet have years of experience, but she knows exactly what bridal make up is supposed to look like. You will never leave her chair looking like a clown, which I did when I had trials with other make up artists. Janet responded to my emails quickly and looked at all the pictures and ideas I sent her and she made me feel ok about being a paranoid bride. She showed up on time, worked efficiently, was even able to squeeze in a few last minute people and had me ready in time for pictures. Not only is she a nice person, but her work is truly beautiful. I had people in my wedding party who never looked better!   Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We take all of our clients concerns, likes, and dislikes very seriously. It's so great to hear that Janet followed through with our expectations (as she always does). Thanks again for taking the time to write down your experience...it really means a great deal to us.
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itzdreamqueen
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being so flexible and scheduling me last minute for bridal makeup. Since my bridal party opted not to get their makeup done, I was very stressed because most other beauty companies would not come out to do makeup for just me, the bride. Kelly got back to me immediately and had a great value for makeup! It was so last minute we didn't even have a chance to do a trial, but she was absolutely amazing! She was patient with me and listened to my desires for the look I was going for - and most important executed it flawlessly! I thank you so much Kelly for being awesome and I absolutely recommend this company for all beauty needs - I will definitely be using her again in the future!
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being so flexible and scheduling me last minute for bridal makeup. Read more...
Kelly was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for being so flexible and scheduling me last minute for bridal makeup. Since my bridal party opted not to get their makeup done, I was very stressed because most other beauty companies would not come out to do makeup for just me, the bride. Kelly got back to me immediately and had a great value for makeup! It was so last minute we didn't even have a chance to do a trial, but she was absolutely amazing! She was patient with me and listened to my desires for the look I was going for - and most important executed it flawlessly! I thank you so much Kelly for being awesome and I absolutely recommend this company for all beauty needs - I will definitely be using her again in the future! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review our makeup artistry services! You were fun to work with, and it just worked out great for us to meet at your hairstylist's salon. Thanks again for your kind words.
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Literatavian
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly of Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry was amazing! I absolutely adored the work she did for my mom, sister and bridesmaids on my wedding day. Kelly understood that I wanted a look to enhance my natural features without looking dramatic or forced. She was extremely professional and accommodating, patiently answering any questions we had leading up to the wedding day, and the six women in my wedding party were thrilled with her work. The photos we took came out fantastic thanks in part to Kelly's help. Kelly is, simply put, the best!
Kelly of Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry was amazing! I absolutely adored the work she did for my mom, sister and Read more...
Kelly of Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry was amazing! I absolutely adored the work she did for my mom, sister and bridesmaids on my wedding day. Kelly understood that I wanted a look to enhance my natural features without looking dramatic or forced. She was extremely professional and accommodating, patiently answering any questions we had leading up to the wedding day, and the six women in my wedding party were thrilled with her work. The photos we took came out fantastic thanks in part to Kelly's help. Kelly is, simply put, the best! Read less
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cjp2011
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kelly was my makeup artist for myself, my mother and my bridesmaids. With so many of us (9 women!), I was slightly nervous that it might be too much - but Kelly was absolutely perfect. Our makeup was flawless and lasted all night, and Kelly made sure to listen to everyone's requests carefully. All of my girls were absolutely thrilled, and I truly felt spectacular.

Kelly took so much time at my trial to make sure everything was perfect, so I felt completely sure that everything would be flawless for the wedding. Not only did she do an amazing job, but she was incredibly kind and absolutely professional. Worth every penny!!
Kelly was my makeup artist for myself, my mother and my bridesmaids. With so many of us (9 women!), I was slightly nervous Read more...
Kelly was my makeup artist for myself, my mother and my bridesmaids. With so many of us (9 women!), I was slightly nervous that it might be too much - but Kelly was absolutely perfect. Our makeup was flawless and lasted all night, and Kelly made sure to listen to everyone's requests carefully. All of my girls were absolutely thrilled, and I truly felt spectacular.

Kelly took so much time at my trial to make sure everything was perfect, so I felt completely sure that everything would be flawless for the wedding. Not only did she do an amazing job, but she was incredibly kind and absolutely professional. Worth every penny!! Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

I loved your wedding!!! The venue was spectacular and your bridal party was even more fabulous. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other potential brides. We really appreciate the time you took to write such a great review. I would also like to thank you for forwarding your pictures onto me. I've already posted some in our Wedding Wire portfolio!!! Best wishes to you and your new husband.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Jill from Face the Occasion for my wedding day makeup. She also did the makeup on the Mother of the Bride and two bridesmaids. It was very easy to work with Jill. After putting down a deposit, we met for one makeup trial. She was so personable, warm, and friendly…she really put me at ease. The trial was easy and we worked together to tweak some things here and there. She uses the best makeup products and I was impressed with her ability to recommend colors.

On the day of the wedding Jill was ontime (actually she was EARLY, and waiting for us when we arrived). She started makeup and I actually enjoyed having her in the bridal suite. Conversation flowed with all of the ladies and she helped to put nerves at bay. Her work was beautiful – I cannot imagine my wedding day without the makeup artistry she provided. She was easy going and helpful.

I would absolutely recommend Jill and Face the Occasion. It was worth every penny and I’m so glad to have had her help with our wedding day!
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I worked with Jill from Face the Occasion for my wedding day makeup. She also did the makeup on the Mother of the Bride and two bridesmaids. It was very easy to work with Jill. After putting down a deposit, we met for one makeup trial. She was so personable, warm, and friendly…she really put me at ease. The trial was easy and we worked together to tweak some things here and there. She uses the best makeup products and I was impressed with her ability to recommend colors.

On the day of the wedding Jill was ontime (actually she was EARLY, and waiting for us when we arrived). She started makeup and I actually enjoyed having her in the bridal suite. Conversation flowed with all of the ladies and she helped to put nerves at bay. Her work was beautiful – I cannot imagine my wedding day without the makeup artistry she provided. She was easy going and helpful.

I would absolutely recommend Jill and Face the Occasion. It was worth every penny and I’m so glad to have had her help with our wedding day! Read less
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Jean Marie
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My entire wedding party loved their makeup.
My entire wedding party loved their makeup.
My entire wedding party loved their makeup. Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jeannie for your review. It was so nice working with you for your wedding. Send pictures when you get them!!! Kelly XOXO
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Marianna
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Jill was outstanding!!! I've been in a few bridal parties before, so I know about the differences in quality and style of makeup artists. Jill is the best I've seen -- the makeup stayed on all day, yet felt so light, as if I wasn't wearing anything at all. Got so many compliments, and still do, every time someone sees our pictures. Jill is friendly, calm, stress-free, organized and professional. She's been working in the industry her whole life and it shows!
Jill was outstanding!!! I've been in a few bridal parties before, so I know about the differences in quality and style of Read more...
Jill was outstanding!!! I've been in a few bridal parties before, so I know about the differences in quality and style of makeup artists. Jill is the best I've seen -- the makeup stayed on all day, yet felt so light, as if I wasn't wearing anything at all. Got so many compliments, and still do, every time someone sees our pictures. Jill is friendly, calm, stress-free, organized and professional. She's been working in the industry her whole life and it shows! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
You don't need to look any further if you have found Face the Occasion. They are the best without question. My makeup artist, Kelly Quinlan, was friendly, professional and answered all of my questions. I had no stress about how I was going to look on my wedding day. Our ceremony was outside and our reception inside. The makeup was flawless with the transition from outside to inside..and the makeup in the pictures turned out amazing. I am so happy with how I looked on my wedding day. Thank you, Kelly and Face the Occasion.
You don't need to look any further if you have found Face the Occasion. They are the best without question. My makeup Read more...
You don't need to look any further if you have found Face the Occasion. They are the best without question. My makeup artist, Kelly Quinlan, was friendly, professional and answered all of my questions. I had no stress about how I was going to look on my wedding day. Our ceremony was outside and our reception inside. The makeup was flawless with the transition from outside to inside..and the makeup in the pictures turned out amazing. I am so happy with how I looked on my wedding day. Thank you, Kelly and Face the Occasion. Read less
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Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Carrie, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of our services. It was so nice to finally meet you! Of course I've already received photos from your fabulous photographer, and we've posted some in the Wedding Wire Portfolio. Best wishes to you in the new year. Looking forward to hearing about your newest addition to the family!
Kind regards, Kelly XOXO
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LadyJ10
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Kelly Quinlin was awesome! She's so sweet, and definitely a calming presence on the morning of my wedding. My make-up was exactly what I wanted, and with a few touch-ups of the lipstick I was good to go for the whole night!
Kelly Quinlin was awesome! She's so sweet, and definitely a calming presence on the morning of my wedding. My make-up was Read more...
Kelly Quinlin was awesome! She's so sweet, and definitely a calming presence on the morning of my wedding. My make-up was exactly what I wanted, and with a few touch-ups of the lipstick I was good to go for the whole night! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Jill did the makeup for 2 of my bridesmaids and myself. She did such a great job and was so patient with all of us. The price did give me a start when I first heard it, but my one bridesmaid had used them and recommended them. The price was well worth it. My make-up turned out beautifully and it lasted throughout the day and night. Face the Occasion will travel to you on your wedding day, depending on how far they have to go and parking there may be costs associated with it but I think that is still worth it with them coming to you.
Jill did the makeup for 2 of my bridesmaids and myself. She did such a great job and was so patient with all of us. The Read more...
Jill did the makeup for 2 of my bridesmaids and myself. She did such a great job and was so patient with all of us. The price did give me a start when I first heard it, but my one bridesmaid had used them and recommended them. The price was well worth it. My make-up turned out beautifully and it lasted throughout the day and night. Face the Occasion will travel to you on your wedding day, depending on how far they have to go and parking there may be costs associated with it but I think that is still worth it with them coming to you. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Kelly and Jill from Face the Occasion were wonderful. They came to the hotel and did myself, my mother, my matron of honor and my 6 bridesmaids. Everyone looked wonderful - not artificial at all. The make-up stayed on so well all day as well. In addition to being on time, and anticipating the time needed exactly, they were very sweet. I would definitely recommend them.
Kelly and Jill from Face the Occasion were wonderful. They came to the hotel and did myself, my mother, my matron of honor Read more...
Kelly and Jill from Face the Occasion were wonderful. They came to the hotel and did myself, my mother, my matron of honor and my 6 bridesmaids. Everyone looked wonderful - not artificial at all. The make-up stayed on so well all day as well. In addition to being on time, and anticipating the time needed exactly, they were very sweet. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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nicfig
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Kelly was wonderful. She did my make up and my matron of honor's. We both loved it. It was subtle and understated but looked great and stayed all day. She was so nice and easy going. She worked with me to get an idea of the look I wanted and she definitely made it happen. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her.
Kelly was wonderful. She did my make up and my matron of honor's. We both loved it. It was subtle and understated but Read more...
Kelly was wonderful. She did my make up and my matron of honor's. We both loved it. It was subtle and understated but looked great and stayed all day. She was so nice and easy going. She worked with me to get an idea of the look I wanted and she definitely made it happen. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her. Read less
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PhillyGirlAtHeart
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Jill did a wonderful job on my makeup. She came to me - both for the trial run and the wedding day - and was very responsive to my specific requests and desires. The makeup stayed on all day and looked great (not fake at all). Even more than a year later, the lipstick she turned me onto for the wedding is still my favorite one to wear!
Jill did a wonderful job on my makeup. She came to me - both for the trial run and the wedding day - and was very Read more...
Jill did a wonderful job on my makeup. She came to me - both for the trial run and the wedding day - and was very responsive to my specific requests and desires. The makeup stayed on all day and looked great (not fake at all). Even more than a year later, the lipstick she turned me onto for the wedding is still my favorite one to wear! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Jill made me, my bridesmaids, and my mom look so beautiful on my wedding day! My makeup held up all day (she is not kidding when she says "waterproof"; my eye makeup literally took days to come off! it looked great throughout all the teary moments on the big day!). The best part is, she comes to you! It made the morning of my wedding so much more relaxing.
Jill made me, my bridesmaids, and my mom look so beautiful on my wedding day! My makeup held up all day (she is not Read more...
Jill made me, my bridesmaids, and my mom look so beautiful on my wedding day! My makeup held up all day (she is not kidding when she says "waterproof"; my eye makeup literally took days to come off! it looked great throughout all the teary moments on the big day!). The best part is, she comes to you! It made the morning of my wedding so much more relaxing. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly did a great job. She made all of us girls look more beautiful than we already are. My wedding day makeup did not look overdue, it was just perfect. She is fabulous. I would like to get married everyday just to have her again. I highly recccomend her service. Awesome work. It is so nice to be in the privacy of your house, or in a hotel to have your makeup done, without having to go to a salon.
Kelly did a great job. She made all of us girls look more beautiful than we already are. My wedding day makeup did not Read more...
Kelly did a great job. She made all of us girls look more beautiful than we already are. My wedding day makeup did not look overdue, it was just perfect. She is fabulous. I would like to get married everyday just to have her again. I highly recccomend her service. Awesome work. It is so nice to be in the privacy of your house, or in a hotel to have your makeup done, without having to go to a salon. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Deirdre
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Jill did a great job on make up for myself, my sister, mom, and sister-in-law. She was extremely friendly and flexible with scheduling. My make up lasted the entire day/night, and I was really happy with how everyone photographed because of the pro make up application.

I would highly recommend having Jill come to the hotel where you get ready - made it so easy!
Jill did a great job on make up for myself, my sister, mom, and sister-in-law. She was extremely friendly and flexible Read more...
Jill did a great job on make up for myself, my sister, mom, and sister-in-law. She was extremely friendly and flexible with scheduling. My make up lasted the entire day/night, and I was really happy with how everyone photographed because of the pro make up application.

I would highly recommend having Jill come to the hotel where you get ready - made it so easy! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly was amazing. My wedding day make-up was just perfect. She was wonderful with the make-up for everyone in my bridal party. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a make-up artist. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding make-up artist. Her talent for making everyone look beautiful, but natural was a true gift!
Kelly was amazing. My wedding day make-up was just perfect. She was wonderful with the make-up for everyone in my bridal Read more...
Kelly was amazing. My wedding day make-up was just perfect. She was wonderful with the make-up for everyone in my bridal party. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a make-up artist. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding make-up artist. Her talent for making everyone look beautiful, but natural was a true gift! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Karen
Wedding:
4/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with Kelly was fantastic! She was friendly and professional and amazing at what she does. She came to my house the morning of the wedding to do make up for all the girls involved. Everyone looked beautiful - not fake and done up. I highly recommend her!
Working with Kelly was fantastic! She was friendly and professional and amazing at what she does. She came to my house the Read more...
Working with Kelly was fantastic! She was friendly and professional and amazing at what she does. She came to my house the morning of the wedding to do make up for all the girls involved. Everyone looked beautiful - not fake and done up. I highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Jen
Wedding:
12/11/2004
5.0/5.0
Jill gave me a fresh and natural look that held up all day and night. Quality products and professional service.
Jill gave me a fresh and natural look that held up all day and night. Quality products and professional service.
Jill gave me a fresh and natural look that held up all day and night. Quality products and professional service. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Erin
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.9/5.0
Kelly from FTO was a pleasure to work with. She was very flexible in booking the trial and the makeup for the day of the event. She came to our home completely prepared (makeup chair and all). Kelly listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I was married early in the day and then had a black tie at 7pm that lasted until 5am. I never had to touch my makeup the entire day. The pictures were perfect. I looked like myself only better! Thank you Kelly.
Kelly from FTO was a pleasure to work with. She was very flexible in booking the trial and the makeup for the day of the Read more...
Kelly from FTO was a pleasure to work with. She was very flexible in booking the trial and the makeup for the day of the event. She came to our home completely prepared (makeup chair and all). Kelly listened to what I was looking for and delivered. I was married early in the day and then had a black tie at 7pm that lasted until 5am. I never had to touch my makeup the entire day. The pictures were perfect. I looked like myself only better! Thank you Kelly. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Jen
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
I had my trial and make-up done by Kelly and she was fantastic! She made sure to ask after each phase to see if I wanted less or more or anything. She was very receptive and personable. She came to my house for the trial and my moms house for the wedding day. She was on time and brought all of her own supplies. She made sure the bridesmaids were happy with their make-up and provided touch ups before she left. She was great to work with!
I had my trial and make-up done by Kelly and she was fantastic! She made sure to ask after each phase to see if I wanted Read more...
I had my trial and make-up done by Kelly and she was fantastic! She made sure to ask after each phase to see if I wanted less or more or anything. She was very receptive and personable. She came to my house for the trial and my moms house for the wedding day. She was on time and brought all of her own supplies. She made sure the bridesmaids were happy with their make-up and provided touch ups before she left. She was great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/8/2011
3.2/5.0
If you are the type of bride that can sit back and go with the flow and trust that everything will be fine with minimal supervision, then I would recommend Face the Occasion whole-heartedly 100%. If you are a bride that like myself, places an emphasis on quick/easy communication, having a vendor that puts you at ease and instills you with confidence, and gets stressed out when that doesn’t happen, I might recommend choosing another vendor for beauty services.

I will begin by saying that I looked amazing on my wedding day and could not have been happier with my makeup. I looked great, felt great, had amazing photos and got many compliments on the look. However, everything leading up to that point had been a struggle with this vendor.

The bad:

- Any time I attempted to communicate with her via email, it took a significant (anywhere from 1-2 weeks) to receive a response.

- After initially confirming in April/May that there was no contract or any deposit needed to hold my October wedding date, Jill contacted me in July to ask if “I was definitely going to use her on my wedding day.” And to tell me me that now I should be sending her a deposit.

- Two weeks prior to my wedding, I sent her a detailed email that contained contact info for myself and bridal party, location and phone number for my hotel, and times that we needed to start/end by. I received no response after a week. I attempted to call her, but her cell phone is not set up to receive voicemail. She called my number later that day when she saw she had a missed call. I asked if she received my email, she said that she had. I asked if she was comfortable with all the information I provided and if she had any questions. She said she was all set. At 3 PM on the day before my wedding, Jill called and asked “Which hotel are you staying at again?”

- At my trial, she had instructed me to buy two products – a blotting powder and a certain shade of lip GLOSS (let’s say “dusty rose”) that she had used on me that day. As I got into the chair the day of my wedding, she informed me that she “knows she wrote down what we did at our trial, but she can’t find it” and asked “I told you to get “Ruby red lipstick” right?” (Basically the trial was a complete waste of money as my look at the trial and day of was completely different.)

The good:

- I LOVED my makeup look on the day of and liked it significantly more than my trial.

- She showed up promptly and finished myself and the bridesmaids makeup in the agreed upon time.

- Jill is a friendly, talented artist who has been in the business for many years.

- Convenience of having the makeup artist come to you.

Again, I could not be more happy with how I looked on the day of my wedding, but it was very frustrating and at times, stressful, dealing with Jill to discuss details leading up to the wedding. I do not consider myself to be a very high touch customer, but I do like to be reassured that my vendor is aware of all the details. I am also disappointed that I spent $75 on a makeup trial and that she did not even bring along the sheet of the colors/look she created on my wedding day and instructed me to purchase a lipgloss in one shade, but ended up using a lipstick in a completely different shade.

I would recommend FTO to a friend, but with all the disclaimers mentioned above.
If you are the type of bride that can sit back and go with the flow and trust that everything will be fine with minimal Read more...
If you are the type of bride that can sit back and go with the flow and trust that everything will be fine with minimal supervision, then I would recommend Face the Occasion whole-heartedly 100%. If you are a bride that like myself, places an emphasis on quick/easy communication, having a vendor that puts you at ease and instills you with confidence, and gets stressed out when that doesn’t happen, I might recommend choosing another vendor for beauty services.

I will begin by saying that I looked amazing on my wedding day and could not have been happier with my makeup. I looked great, felt great, had amazing photos and got many compliments on the look. However, everything leading up to that point had been a struggle with this vendor.

The bad:

- Any time I attempted to communicate with her via email, it took a significant (anywhere from 1-2 weeks) to receive a response.

- After initially confirming in April/May that there was no contract or any deposit needed to hold my October wedding date, Jill contacted me in July to ask if “I was definitely going to use her on my wedding day.” And to tell me me that now I should be sending her a deposit.

- Two weeks prior to my wedding, I sent her a detailed email that contained contact info for myself and bridal party, location and phone number for my hotel, and times that we needed to start/end by. I received no response after a week. I attempted to call her, but her cell phone is not set up to receive voicemail. She called my number later that day when she saw she had a missed call. I asked if she received my email, she said that she had. I asked if she was comfortable with all the information I provided and if she had any questions. She said she was all set. At 3 PM on the day before my wedding, Jill called and asked “Which hotel are you staying at again?”

- At my trial, she had instructed me to buy two products – a blotting powder and a certain shade of lip GLOSS (let’s say “dusty rose”) that she had used on me that day. As I got into the chair the day of my wedding, she informed me that she “knows she wrote down what we did at our trial, but she can’t find it” and asked “I told you to get “Ruby red lipstick” right?” (Basically the trial was a complete waste of money as my look at the trial and day of was completely different.)

The good:

- I LOVED my makeup look on the day of and liked it significantly more than my trial.

- She showed up promptly and finished myself and the bridesmaids makeup in the agreed upon time.

- Jill is a friendly, talented artist who has been in the business for many years.

- Convenience of having the makeup artist come to you.

Again, I could not be more happy with how I looked on the day of my wedding, but it was very frustrating and at times, stressful, dealing with Jill to discuss details leading up to the wedding. I do not consider myself to be a very high touch customer, but I do like to be reassured that my vendor is aware of all the details. I am also disappointed that I spent $75 on a makeup trial and that she did not even bring along the sheet of the colors/look she created on my wedding day and instructed me to purchase a lipgloss in one shade, but ended up using a lipstick in a completely different shade.

I would recommend FTO to a friend, but with all the disclaimers mentioned above. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Face the Occasion Makeup Artistry responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to make such a thorough review, and I take your comments to heart. You are a beautiful lady who looked amazing on your special day, and I wish you and the lucky groom all the best.

Since this is a public forum I feel it is only proper that I respond to your comments. I'll try to be brief.
Out of the thousands of brides I have helped over 15 years, this is the first time I have had a complaint regarding responsiveness. It is our policy to respond to emails and voice mails within 24 hours. Our brides are top priority. True I do not have a voice mail set up on my personal cell phone and this review is definitely prompting me to do so. We do have a business voice mail, home voice mail, and email accounts that we always check and I will add this as well. We also respond to texts.

It is true that we do not always require a deposit, however once months pass without a consult and more calls come in for a date that a bride has asked to be reserved, we then reach out to the bride to get a deposit so we know the bride is serious.

I am not in constant contact with my brides as I feel as though they have plenty of other emails and voice mails to respond to and I don't want to add to that information over-load.

I knew of the location, however I wanted to confirm one more time the day before...I was worried because I had another bride I was helping over the weekend who had changed her location. I had a moment to make the call to check rather than wait to get home and sift through my emails.

I keep a giant planner with all my notes and directions in my vehicle. Because I carry a large kit, I did not carry my planner with my makeup notes in it up to the room. Instead I read the information on what I did for the trial prior to coming up to the room. My bride's sometimes change lip colors on me last minute when they find another color they like better at the store, so I was confirming the color choice one more time during the final application. Lesson learned, for the comfort of my brides, I will have my notes in front of me for the final go through.

Makeup trials are not only to try out the “day of” look, they are also to see if the artist is prompt and if the bride is comfortable with the artist's personality as well. A trial also helps a bride to see if the makeup lasts.

It saddens me to read that my bride thinks the $75 was a waste, therefore I will promptly send her a refund. I am organized to the point that it is possible as I have the trial address in my giant planner.

Sincerely,

Jill

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