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Makeup Artistry By Ana Merces

Gaithersburg , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 5001
Gaithersburg, MD US 20882 (map)

PHONE

240-543-3264

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ABOUT US

It's your special day, so it's all about YOU. Making you look and feel your best it's my job... weather you're going for natural or glamorous... I am here to create that perfect look... Read more
It's your special day, so it's all about YOU. Making you look and feel your best it's my job... weather you're going for natural or glamorous... I am here to create that perfect look that you've always dreamed of.



I am certified in makeup artistry by Von Lee Aesthetics School and also certified by MAC Cosmetics.

I gained enough experience understanding makeup for photos by working with many photographers. About 3 years ago my bridal business really took off and I decided to focus on that and have been cater to them ever since. I am full time makeup artist and love of what do!
It will be my honor to be part of your special day. My goal is to ensure you feel confident by enhancing your natural beauty with beautiful and flawless makeup.

Featured in the 2011 issue of "INSIDE" Weddings Magazine, Featured on the Knot, Bride's Choice Awards winner of 2009, 2010 and 2011!

AIRBRUSH MAKEUP AVAILABLE!




WHY HIRE MAKEUP BY ANA MERCES


I have received proper makeup training and have learned techniques that enhance each individual’s features according to your face shape, complexion, hair style and eye color. The professional makeup I use will make your makeup last through your whole day and you will only need minor touch-ups such as replenishing your lipstick which you will get it for free! My gift to you!
Me as your makeup artist you will never have to worry about cross-contamination or the spread of bacteria. I start with clean brushes, brand new sponges and disposable lip brush and mascara wands.
Because everyone is unique, I will custom blend your foundation to make the skin flawless and the perfect shade for you. Don’t hesitate in contacting me for any need that you may have. I can help you achieve that natural classy look you’re looking for or to look glamorous, so the only thing you will have to worry about is getting gorgeous!




I have knowledge with all ethnics and complexions. Make that special day even more beautiful!




HIGHLIGHT YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY!


For quotes: info@makeupbyana.com
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you charge for trials?
Yes, the trial run is for the one time price of $50 per person.
Do you travel to the client on the day of the event? If yes, is there a fee?
Yes, I'll travel to your special location on your wedding day. Up to 30 miles from my location the travelling fee is complimentary. Past that there is I charge 0.85 cents per mile.
How many customers can you serve at one time if the bride were to book her entire bridal party? Are there discounts for doing so?
Up to 10 people. After that I would bring an assistant makeup artist along.
How far in advance should clients book your services?
Give yourself a peace of mind, book your date earlier! I usually book fast, so contact me 3-4 months ahead to make sure I would still have your date available.
What is your cancellation policy?
To be discussed upon signing contract.

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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.5/5.0
Ana provided makeup services to myself and my bridesmaids for my wedding and it all turned out so beautifully! I changed my mind pretty significantly between the trial and day-of the event and Ana quickly accommodated my request and made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. (My only potential comment is that sometimes I'd have to send a couple emails before I would receive a response, but her skills far outweigh any delays.) Thanks to Ana for helping to make the day perfect!
Ana provided makeup services to myself and my bridesmaids for my wedding and it all turned out so beautifully! I changed Read more...
Ana provided makeup services to myself and my bridesmaids for my wedding and it all turned out so beautifully! I changed my mind pretty significantly between the trial and day-of the event and Ana quickly accommodated my request and made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. (My only potential comment is that sometimes I'd have to send a couple emails before I would receive a response, but her skills far outweigh any delays.) Thanks to Ana for helping to make the day perfect! Read less
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Nicolle
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Ana did AMAZING work for me, my mother and my 3 bridesmaids! She is such a friendly easing going person. Whenever I had any questions I knew I could always get a hold of her and if I didn't she always responded in a timly fashion. Her make up collection is HUGE and she really knows what she is doing! She remembered everything for our trial and came fully prepared and on time to the hotel the day of. She was always upbeat with a great attitude. Also as an African American bride and many different "shades" of girls in my bridal party it was very important to me that the artist I worked with knew what tones would compliant our skin. Ana nailed this hands down. We looked very natural just what I was looking for! She had no issue with traveling all the way to Gettysburg, PA where the venue was. Her price was so far and reasonable for all she provided and I would definitly recommend the airbrush for your whole party! It looks flawless and it lasted all night even through my tears. You couldn't even tell I cried! I didn't want to take it off when the night was over I was so in love with it! She even brought my mother who NEVER wears make up and is a bit of a Tom boy to tears when she saw herself that is a moment I will have forever :) Great job Ana!! Thank you again! Also I got a free MAC lipstick for touch ups
Ana did AMAZING work for me, my mother and my 3 bridesmaids! She is such a friendly easing going person. Whenever I had Read more...
Ana did AMAZING work for me, my mother and my 3 bridesmaids! She is such a friendly easing going person. Whenever I had any questions I knew I could always get a hold of her and if I didn't she always responded in a timly fashion. Her make up collection is HUGE and she really knows what she is doing! She remembered everything for our trial and came fully prepared and on time to the hotel the day of. She was always upbeat with a great attitude. Also as an African American bride and many different "shades" of girls in my bridal party it was very important to me that the artist I worked with knew what tones would compliant our skin. Ana nailed this hands down. We looked very natural just what I was looking for! She had no issue with traveling all the way to Gettysburg, PA where the venue was. Her price was so far and reasonable for all she provided and I would definitly recommend the airbrush for your whole party! It looks flawless and it lasted all night even through my tears. You couldn't even tell I cried! I didn't want to take it off when the night was over I was so in love with it! She even brought my mother who NEVER wears make up and is a bit of a Tom boy to tears when she saw herself that is a moment I will have forever :) Great job Ana!! Thank you again! Also I got a free MAC lipstick for touch ups Read less
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March Bride
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Ana was great! She made great make-up suggestions and was wonderful on the day of the wedding. Ana even flawlessly touched up a blemish for my mom as she waited for the hair stylist to finish with me. I would recommend her to anyone.
Ana was great! She made great make-up suggestions and was wonderful on the day of the wedding. Ana even flawlessly touched Read more...
Ana was great! She made great make-up suggestions and was wonderful on the day of the wedding. Ana even flawlessly touched up a blemish for my mom as she waited for the hair stylist to finish with me. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Ana did a fantastic job for my make-up for my wedding day, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional look for any special occasion! I typically do not wear a lot of make-up, so when it came to my wedding, I wanted to make sure that I had a natural look that left me feeling like a better version of myself, and Ana delivered exactly that. During the make-up trial, Ana tried a variety of high end products that would photograph well, and took her time to apply full make-up so I knew exactly how things would turn out on my wedding day. I also picked up some general tips and advice from her about incorporating some of the products she used into my daily routine which was very helpful. On the wedding day, Ana traveled to my venue and was on time and on schedule. My make-up lasted throughout the day without any touch-ups needed. She does provide you with the lipstick she ends up using on you which was which much appreciated. Ana was very nice to work with, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for special event make-up!
Ana did a fantastic job for my make-up for my wedding day, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a Read more...
Ana did a fantastic job for my make-up for my wedding day, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional look for any special occasion! I typically do not wear a lot of make-up, so when it came to my wedding, I wanted to make sure that I had a natural look that left me feeling like a better version of myself, and Ana delivered exactly that. During the make-up trial, Ana tried a variety of high end products that would photograph well, and took her time to apply full make-up so I knew exactly how things would turn out on my wedding day. I also picked up some general tips and advice from her about incorporating some of the products she used into my daily routine which was very helpful. On the wedding day, Ana traveled to my venue and was on time and on schedule. My make-up lasted throughout the day without any touch-ups needed. She does provide you with the lipstick she ends up using on you which was which much appreciated. Ana was very nice to work with, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for special event make-up! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Ana Merces did an amazing job providing make-up services for me and my 3 bridesmaids. Being Asian, we required someone who knew how to work with almond-shaped eyes and she definitely enhanced the look of them. During my trial, she applied a different style to each eye and was very helpful in determining what looked best. For the wedding, the make-up was stunning and her airbrushing made my skin look absolutely flawless (and it's definitely not). One of my bridesmaids even said that she looked better than she did on her own wedding day. Tons of guests, as well as my mom, who is in the make-up business, said she did an awesome job. If you're looking for a make-up artist for your wedding, I highly recommend Ana.
Ana Merces did an amazing job providing make-up services for me and my 3 bridesmaids. Being Asian, we required someone who Read more...
Ana Merces did an amazing job providing make-up services for me and my 3 bridesmaids. Being Asian, we required someone who knew how to work with almond-shaped eyes and she definitely enhanced the look of them. During my trial, she applied a different style to each eye and was very helpful in determining what looked best. For the wedding, the make-up was stunning and her airbrushing made my skin look absolutely flawless (and it's definitely not). One of my bridesmaids even said that she looked better than she did on her own wedding day. Tons of guests, as well as my mom, who is in the make-up business, said she did an awesome job. If you're looking for a make-up artist for your wedding, I highly recommend Ana. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup! During my trial makeup session, she really listened to what I wanted and followed through perfectly! I could not have been happier with how my makeup turned out and I got lots of compliments on it both during the wedding and after.
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup! During my trial makeup session, she really listened to what I wanted and Read more...
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup! During my trial makeup session, she really listened to what I wanted and followed through perfectly! I could not have been happier with how my makeup turned out and I got lots of compliments on it both during the wedding and after. Read less
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molly.morris
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Ana is truly gifted as a makeup artist. As someone who typically does not wear makeup, I really appreciated her ability to provide me with a natural, understated bridal look. My bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of Ana's work. Ana is a calm and kind person and I was happy to have her be a part of such an important day. Book her immediately!
Ana is truly gifted as a makeup artist. As someone who typically does not wear makeup, I really appreciated her ability to Read more...
Ana is truly gifted as a makeup artist. As someone who typically does not wear makeup, I really appreciated her ability to provide me with a natural, understated bridal look. My bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of Ana's work. Ana is a calm and kind person and I was happy to have her be a part of such an important day. Book her immediately! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Ana is amazing! During the trial I brought in a picture of what I wanted to look like and she was able to duplicate the look beautifully. In addition, my trial was scheduled for 10 am and my airbrush makeup stayed fresh up until 11 pm when I washed it off. On the wedding day she did makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids, and my mom and had us ready with time to spare. Everyone loved their makeup, and again, we all looked as fresh at when the reception ended as we did when started earlier that morning. I would recommend Ana to anyone. She has a very pleasant disposition and is truly great at what she does. I will surely have her do my makeup for future events.
Ana is amazing! During the trial I brought in a picture of what I wanted to look like and she was able to duplicate the Read more...
Ana is amazing! During the trial I brought in a picture of what I wanted to look like and she was able to duplicate the look beautifully. In addition, my trial was scheduled for 10 am and my airbrush makeup stayed fresh up until 11 pm when I washed it off. On the wedding day she did makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids, and my mom and had us ready with time to spare. Everyone loved their makeup, and again, we all looked as fresh at when the reception ended as we did when started earlier that morning. I would recommend Ana to anyone. She has a very pleasant disposition and is truly great at what she does. I will surely have her do my makeup for future events. Read less
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mickeypotter
Wedding:
3/27/2011
4.6/5.0
Ana was amazing. There are no other words for it. She listens to her clients to determine their needs; listening is such a huge part for any client relationship and Ana goes the extra mile.

What I appreciated the most was how she talked about all the make-up she used before she applied it. She helped me understand why one product may be better than another. I really like that.

If I ever have another time where I need make up applied, I would not hesitate to contact Ana!
Ana was amazing. There are no other words for it. She listens to her clients to determine their needs; listening is such a Read more...
Ana was amazing. There are no other words for it. She listens to her clients to determine their needs; listening is such a huge part for any client relationship and Ana goes the extra mile.

What I appreciated the most was how she talked about all the make-up she used before she applied it. She helped me understand why one product may be better than another. I really like that.

If I ever have another time where I need make up applied, I would not hesitate to contact Ana! Read less
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stacie
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.9/5.0
Ana was great--I'd really never had my makeup done professionally before, so it was a new experience. After she did my makeup the day of the wedding, I walked around the rest of the afternoon catching glimpses of myself in the mirror and going "Wow, I look great!"

The only minor issue--I didn't get a "See you tomorrow" confirmatory email from her right before the wedding, which made me a little anxious the day of (and i was already plenty anxious, so that would have been helpful), but she arrived on time and everything went smoothly. Absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs good makeup done for a reasonable cost.
Ana was great--I'd really never had my makeup done professionally before, so it was a new experience. After she did my Read more...
Ana was great--I'd really never had my makeup done professionally before, so it was a new experience. After she did my makeup the day of the wedding, I walked around the rest of the afternoon catching glimpses of myself in the mirror and going "Wow, I look great!"

The only minor issue--I didn't get a "See you tomorrow" confirmatory email from her right before the wedding, which made me a little anxious the day of (and i was already plenty anxious, so that would have been helpful), but she arrived on time and everything went smoothly. Absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs good makeup done for a reasonable cost. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ana is amazing!

If you want to look beautiful and natural on your special day, she can deliver - for ANYONE. She loves what she does and it shows! And she knows SO much about makeup, color, texture - she will make you into a work of art - that is STILL YOU.

Thank you Ana!
Ana is amazing!

If you want to look beautiful and natural on your special day, she can deliver - for ANYONE. She Read more...
Ana is amazing!

If you want to look beautiful and natural on your special day, she can deliver - for ANYONE. She loves what she does and it shows! And she knows SO much about makeup, color, texture - she will make you into a work of art - that is STILL YOU.

Thank you Ana! Read less
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cacoyne
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup. She was calm and collected even through the chaos of the day! The makeup trial was key because she was able to take the time to create my wedding day look. As a result, my wedding day makeup was fresh and flawless and lasted all day and night! She’s the best!
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup. She was calm and collected even through the chaos of the day! The makeup Read more...
Ana did a fantastic job on my wedding day makeup. She was calm and collected even through the chaos of the day! The makeup trial was key because she was able to take the time to create my wedding day look. As a result, my wedding day makeup was fresh and flawless and lasted all day and night! She’s the best! Read less
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kbennett
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Ana was absolutely amazing to work with. She has such a calming manner to her, that was refreshing during the chaos of my wedding day. She did a wonderful job on my makeup, and it stayed on all day! I would definitely recommend using her for your wedding.
Ana was absolutely amazing to work with. She has such a calming manner to her, that was refreshing during the chaos of my Read more...
Ana was absolutely amazing to work with. She has such a calming manner to her, that was refreshing during the chaos of my wedding day. She did a wonderful job on my makeup, and it stayed on all day! I would definitely recommend using her for your wedding. Read less
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Devon
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Ana was fantastic! She is sper talented and made everyone feel welcome! Everyone in my bridal party was extremly pleased with her work! :) Thanks so much!
Ana was fantastic! She is sper talented and made everyone feel welcome! Everyone in my bridal party was extremly pleased Read more...
Ana was fantastic! She is sper talented and made everyone feel welcome! Everyone in my bridal party was extremly pleased with her work! :) Thanks so much! Read less
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mrsAmanda
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.9/5.0
Ana did my makeup and my four bridesmaids. Everyone loved their makeup and it lasted all night still looking fresh! She responded very quickly to emails, and arrived on time the day of the wedding.
Ana did my makeup and my four bridesmaids. Everyone loved their makeup and it lasted all night still looking fresh! She Read more...
Ana did my makeup and my four bridesmaids. Everyone loved their makeup and it lasted all night still looking fresh! She responded very quickly to emails, and arrived on time the day of the wedding. Read less
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South2010
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
I had picked Ana not only because she had lots of good reviews written about her work but also because she did airbrush makeup. Ana did such a wonderful job on my wedding day. She came on time and finished on time. I felt so beautiful! What I love about Ana is that she listens to you. If you like dramatic, she'll give you dramatic. If you like natural looks, she'll give you just that. She's my number one pick!
I had picked Ana not only because she had lots of good reviews written about her work but also because she did airbrush Read more...
I had picked Ana not only because she had lots of good reviews written about her work but also because she did airbrush makeup. Ana did such a wonderful job on my wedding day. She came on time and finished on time. I felt so beautiful! What I love about Ana is that she listens to you. If you like dramatic, she'll give you dramatic. If you like natural looks, she'll give you just that. She's my number one pick! Read less
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D'Alizza
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Ana "got me" and me and my personality right away! She is sweet and her presence is remarkably calming. Her energy is exactly what a bride needs on her wedding day! I Love Ana!!
Ana "got me" and me and my personality right away! She is sweet and her presence is remarkably calming. Her energy is Read more...
Ana "got me" and me and my personality right away! She is sweet and her presence is remarkably calming. Her energy is exactly what a bride needs on her wedding day! I Love Ana!! Read less
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noel
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.9/5.0
I had a really fun time meeting Ana at the trial and even though I forgot to bring the cut outs for make up inspiration, she created a really beautiful look. I tried airbrush at the trial, which I wasn't really happy with at the end of the day, so I switched to regular make up.
Ana was super punctual on the day of the wedding and worked really efficiently on the bridal party, which had all skin tones ranging from fair skinned to dark.
I had discussed a couple of changes after our trial and she remembered them all and made me look absolutely picture perfect. I dread wearing any kind of foundation, because of the cakey feel. But the make up was so light and covering at the same time, I even forgot to wash my face before going to bed.
I had a really fun time meeting Ana at the trial and even though I forgot to bring the cut outs for make up inspiration, Read more...
I had a really fun time meeting Ana at the trial and even though I forgot to bring the cut outs for make up inspiration, she created a really beautiful look. I tried airbrush at the trial, which I wasn't really happy with at the end of the day, so I switched to regular make up.
Ana was super punctual on the day of the wedding and worked really efficiently on the bridal party, which had all skin tones ranging from fair skinned to dark.
I had discussed a couple of changes after our trial and she remembered them all and made me look absolutely picture perfect. I dread wearing any kind of foundation, because of the cakey feel. But the make up was so light and covering at the same time, I even forgot to wash my face before going to bed. Read less
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Linqdz
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Ana. I am an NJ bride whose engagement party was in Washington DC. I found her name off a recommendation from the knot from a MD bride. Ana did my makeup for my engagement party. I got soo many compliments. I had already booked a makeup artist for my wedding in NJ, but I (and my mom) knew that we had to have Ana do my makeup for my wedding. I asked her if she would be willing to travel up to NJ to do my makeup, and she said yes!

My wedding was on a Saturday, and she came up Friday night and stayed in a hotel room. She stayed with me ALL day on Saturday and stayed over in a hotel Saturday night as well. She was always right there to do touch-ups, but I only needed lipstick touch ups. Everything stayed so well all day.

Not only is Ana is super sweet and gorgeous, she is also an incredible makeup artist! It is obvious how much I respect her work, seeing as though I had her come all the way up to NJ to do my makeup.
I cannot say enough good things about Ana. I am an NJ bride whose engagement party was in Washington DC. I found her name Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Ana. I am an NJ bride whose engagement party was in Washington DC. I found her name off a recommendation from the knot from a MD bride. Ana did my makeup for my engagement party. I got soo many compliments. I had already booked a makeup artist for my wedding in NJ, but I (and my mom) knew that we had to have Ana do my makeup for my wedding. I asked her if she would be willing to travel up to NJ to do my makeup, and she said yes!

My wedding was on a Saturday, and she came up Friday night and stayed in a hotel room. She stayed with me ALL day on Saturday and stayed over in a hotel Saturday night as well. She was always right there to do touch-ups, but I only needed lipstick touch ups. Everything stayed so well all day.

Not only is Ana is super sweet and gorgeous, she is also an incredible makeup artist! It is obvious how much I respect her work, seeing as though I had her come all the way up to NJ to do my makeup. Read less
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Artara
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
There is SO much I could say about Ana! She was bright, energetic, smart, fun, personable, and PROFESSIONAL! We had such a blast at our trial and then she was 100% business on the day of the wedding. She was on-time and courteous and I am BEYOND pleased with her work! Ana made myself, my mom and ALL my girls look just gorgeous! She was right on time with getting everyone done (even the extras that jumped in when they saw her work) and was more than accommodating to my minor adjustments right before I left. I told her I wanted bright eyes and a natural lip while one of my girls wanted a 20's style look to match her hair - perfect on both! Ana also did my best friend's wedding in November - which, of course, is why I booked her immediately after getting engaged and setting a date. I would recommend Ana to everyone! She is a joy to be around and has a TON of products! A+++ job!!!!!
There is SO much I could say about Ana! She was bright, energetic, smart, fun, personable, and PROFESSIONAL! We had such a Read more...
There is SO much I could say about Ana! She was bright, energetic, smart, fun, personable, and PROFESSIONAL! We had such a blast at our trial and then she was 100% business on the day of the wedding. She was on-time and courteous and I am BEYOND pleased with her work! Ana made myself, my mom and ALL my girls look just gorgeous! She was right on time with getting everyone done (even the extras that jumped in when they saw her work) and was more than accommodating to my minor adjustments right before I left. I told her I wanted bright eyes and a natural lip while one of my girls wanted a 20's style look to match her hair - perfect on both! Ana also did my best friend's wedding in November - which, of course, is why I booked her immediately after getting engaged and setting a date. I would recommend Ana to everyone! She is a joy to be around and has a TON of products! A+++ job!!!!! Read less
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lianuyuen
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
ana and her assistant paula were unbelievable! not only did she have unbelieveable prices, her works of art were admired by everyone at our wedding. she truly made me feel like royalty and even look like a queen. her professional demeanor was outstanding and her humble heart made me feel like her longtime friend. i would recommend ana's services to anyone - wedding or otherwise.
ana and her assistant paula were unbelievable! not only did she have unbelieveable prices, her works of art were admired Read more...
ana and her assistant paula were unbelievable! not only did she have unbelieveable prices, her works of art were admired by everyone at our wedding. she truly made me feel like royalty and even look like a queen. her professional demeanor was outstanding and her humble heart made me feel like her longtime friend. i would recommend ana's services to anyone - wedding or otherwise. Read less
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butrfli586
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana's makeup looked great on me and the bridesmaids and Mom! And it lasted ALLLL night! Ana was totally responsive and so much fun to work with. She made me feel completely at ease during the trial and I was so happy with what she'd done. She did a great job on the wedding day makeup and I can't wait to see the professional photos. She is super familiar with what products are out there and what works and looks good. And I loved the bride's pouch with the lipstick and mascara and blotting papers!
It was super convenient to have Ana come to the hotel and do our makeup there.
I would highly recommend Ana to any bride in the DC area!
Ana's makeup looked great on me and the bridesmaids and Mom! And it lasted ALLLL night! Ana was totally responsive and so Read more...
Ana's makeup looked great on me and the bridesmaids and Mom! And it lasted ALLLL night! Ana was totally responsive and so much fun to work with. She made me feel completely at ease during the trial and I was so happy with what she'd done. She did a great job on the wedding day makeup and I can't wait to see the professional photos. She is super familiar with what products are out there and what works and looks good. And I loved the bride's pouch with the lipstick and mascara and blotting papers!
It was super convenient to have Ana come to the hotel and do our makeup there.
I would highly recommend Ana to any bride in the DC area! Read less
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udel01
Wedding:
11/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was amazing. She was punctual and our makeup looked fabulous. It stayed on for 12 hours without any touching up!
Ana was amazing. She was punctual and our makeup looked fabulous. It stayed on for 12 hours without any touching up!
Ana was amazing. She was punctual and our makeup looked fabulous. It stayed on for 12 hours without any touching up! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.8/5.0
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and did a fantastic job on my makeup for my wedding. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist!
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and did a fantastic job on my makeup Read more...
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and did a fantastic job on my makeup for my wedding. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist! Read less
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Adrian
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was spectacular! I rarely wear makeup, so my husband was concerned when I wanted to hire a makeup artist. He was worried that I was going to look too "done up." But he said that when I walked down the aisle I looked gorgeous but still like myself.

Ana provided makeup services for me, my mother, my sister and two bridesmaids in under 2.5 hours in the early morning and it lasted throughout the day's events (and we had a lot of tears of joy). She is very professional and very talented. And of all the trials that I had, she was the only one who really seemed to listen to what I wanted while still providing her professional expertise (a lot of other places kept making me look over-the-top despite my repeatedly telling them that I wanted a natural look for a daytime wedding). With Ana, the makeup totally made me look fantastic, while still natural and understated.
Ana was spectacular! I rarely wear makeup, so my husband was concerned when I wanted to hire a makeup artist. He was Read more...
Ana was spectacular! I rarely wear makeup, so my husband was concerned when I wanted to hire a makeup artist. He was worried that I was going to look too "done up." But he said that when I walked down the aisle I looked gorgeous but still like myself.

Ana provided makeup services for me, my mother, my sister and two bridesmaids in under 2.5 hours in the early morning and it lasted throughout the day's events (and we had a lot of tears of joy). She is very professional and very talented. And of all the trials that I had, she was the only one who really seemed to listen to what I wanted while still providing her professional expertise (a lot of other places kept making me look over-the-top despite my repeatedly telling them that I wanted a natural look for a daytime wedding). With Ana, the makeup totally made me look fantastic, while still natural and understated. Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Ana! Everyone looked just wonderful! I really loved my makeup. It looked natural and classic. And it managed to keep looking good after hours and hours of dancing! I only wish she could make me look fabulous every day.
I highly recommend Ana! Everyone looked just wonderful! I really loved my makeup. It looked natural and classic. And it Read more...
I highly recommend Ana! Everyone looked just wonderful! I really loved my makeup. It looked natural and classic. And it managed to keep looking good after hours and hours of dancing! I only wish she could make me look fabulous every day. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was talented, prompt, professional, and friendly. I live in Seattle and my wedding was in Virginia so I was left to find all my vendors online and hope they were reliable and skilled. I definately lucked out with Ana and would recommend her to anyone in need of a makeup artist...especially one who can travel to the ceremony/reception site. It made the day much less stressful to have my vendors come to me. Thanks Ana!
Ana was talented, prompt, professional, and friendly. I live in Seattle and my wedding was in Virginia so I was left to Read more...
Ana was talented, prompt, professional, and friendly. I live in Seattle and my wedding was in Virginia so I was left to find all my vendors online and hope they were reliable and skilled. I definately lucked out with Ana and would recommend her to anyone in need of a makeup artist...especially one who can travel to the ceremony/reception site. It made the day much less stressful to have my vendors come to me. Thanks Ana! Read less
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m.williams
Wedding:
10/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did such a wonderful job of making myself, the bridesmaids as well as my mom look their best for the wedding. I got so so many compliments on my makeup and how it looked so natural and I really felt she helped me look my best on my wedding day. Ana was great with giving me suggestions and explaining which looks would enchance my features, and she was prompt with being there at the requested time. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you for doing such a great job :)
Ana did such a wonderful job of making myself, the bridesmaids as well as my mom look their best for the wedding. I got so Read more...
Ana did such a wonderful job of making myself, the bridesmaids as well as my mom look their best for the wedding. I got so so many compliments on my makeup and how it looked so natural and I really felt she helped me look my best on my wedding day. Ana was great with giving me suggestions and explaining which looks would enchance my features, and she was prompt with being there at the requested time. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you for doing such a great job :) Read less
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VAOctBride
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did my makeup as well as 2 bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. The makeup looked great the day of, very natural and it looks great in the photographs. At our trial, Ana gave me several options and we tried different things. She dealt with several schedule changes we had before the day of the wedding and arrived on time. I liked that she came to our hotel to do our makeup, it was much less stressful than having to go somewhere else. Ana was calm and efficient on the day of the wedding. Since I don't wear much makeup normally, it was a big help to have someone so knowledgeable doing my makeup. I also really liked the makeup bag with everyone's lipsticks and blotting papers for the day of the wedding.
Ana did my makeup as well as 2 bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. The makeup looked great Read more...
Ana did my makeup as well as 2 bridesmaids, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. The makeup looked great the day of, very natural and it looks great in the photographs. At our trial, Ana gave me several options and we tried different things. She dealt with several schedule changes we had before the day of the wedding and arrived on time. I liked that she came to our hotel to do our makeup, it was much less stressful than having to go somewhere else. Ana was calm and efficient on the day of the wedding. Since I don't wear much makeup normally, it was a big help to have someone so knowledgeable doing my makeup. I also really liked the makeup bag with everyone's lipsticks and blotting papers for the day of the wedding. Read less
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eshwaery
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was a delight to work with! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day as did all of my bridesmaids. I was interested in a very natural look for my wedding, which she gave me. I never felt like I had too much makeup caked on, but still felt beautiful. Ana brings an assistant with her on the wedding day and they work together quickly and efficiently to get all the girls done in time. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to look and feel fabulous on their big day!
Ana was a delight to work with! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day as did all of my bridesmaids. I was interested in a Read more...
Ana was a delight to work with! I felt so beautiful on my wedding day as did all of my bridesmaids. I was interested in a very natural look for my wedding, which she gave me. I never felt like I had too much makeup caked on, but still felt beautiful. Ana brings an assistant with her on the wedding day and they work together quickly and efficiently to get all the girls done in time. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to look and feel fabulous on their big day! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did a great job on my makeup, and the makeup of one of my bridesmaids. She was on time, and took her time, but finished with plenty of time to spare. My makeup stayed flawless (loved the airbrush foundation) from the time I had it done (10am) until the end of the reception (11pm). She even brought an assistant even though there were only 2 of us being done. I'd definitely recommend Ana and her team.
Ana did a great job on my makeup, and the makeup of one of my bridesmaids. She was on time, and took her time, but Read more...
Ana did a great job on my makeup, and the makeup of one of my bridesmaids. She was on time, and took her time, but finished with plenty of time to spare. My makeup stayed flawless (loved the airbrush foundation) from the time I had it done (10am) until the end of the reception (11pm). She even brought an assistant even though there were only 2 of us being done. I'd definitely recommend Ana and her team. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very patient during out trial and tried out many variations of what I thought I wanted for my wedding makeup. Both at the trial and on wedding day she took her time, but still kept within my timeline/time constraints. Ana was on time for wedding day, and kept us right on our timeline. During the wedding planning, Ana was very responsive and flexible with my requests. Everything I wanted was accomodated and addressed very quickly. I really appreciate Ana's services and help throughout and on wedding day. I would highly recommend Ana to any bride!
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very patient during out trial and tried out many variations of what I thought I Read more...
Ana was wonderful to work with. She was very patient during out trial and tried out many variations of what I thought I wanted for my wedding makeup. Both at the trial and on wedding day she took her time, but still kept within my timeline/time constraints. Ana was on time for wedding day, and kept us right on our timeline. During the wedding planning, Ana was very responsive and flexible with my requests. Everything I wanted was accomodated and addressed very quickly. I really appreciate Ana's services and help throughout and on wedding day. I would highly recommend Ana to any bride! Read less
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Suehellen
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was great! She made me look beautiful on my wedding day. She was very professional even though there was a glitch at the salon and were running behind. She was awesome and I really really recomend her for any future brides (or anyone who wants professional make-up)! Thank you for everything Ana!
Ana was great! She made me look beautiful on my wedding day. She was very professional even though there was a glitch at Read more...
Ana was great! She made me look beautiful on my wedding day. She was very professional even though there was a glitch at the salon and were running behind. She was awesome and I really really recomend her for any future brides (or anyone who wants professional make-up)! Thank you for everything Ana! Read less
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Stephanie Circosta
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did an incredible job on my bridal makeup! I would highly recommend her. She is professional, knowledgeable, and willing to make your vision of perfect wedding makeup a reality.
Ana did an incredible job on my bridal makeup! I would highly recommend her. She is professional, knowledgeable, and Read more...
Ana did an incredible job on my bridal makeup! I would highly recommend her. She is professional, knowledgeable, and willing to make your vision of perfect wedding makeup a reality. Read less
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Argentinainusa
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.6/5.0
Dear Bride to be,
If you are looking for profesionalism, an affordable makeup and a very natural look...you have the perfect makeup artist. Ana Merces is the best! very nice person. I loved my natural look on the big day! She did exactly what I want.
With Ana...you are in good hands!!
Dear Bride to be,
If you are looking for profesionalism, an affordable makeup and a very natural look...you have the Read more...
Dear Bride to be,
If you are looking for profesionalism, an affordable makeup and a very natural look...you have the perfect makeup artist. Ana Merces is the best! very nice person. I loved my natural look on the big day! She did exactly what I want.
With Ana...you are in good hands!! Read less
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Seth
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was fantastic and very professional. My makeup looked amazing and lasted all night. Her prices are very reasonable and good for someone with a budget. I would definitely recommend her to other brides.
Ana was fantastic and very professional. My makeup looked amazing and lasted all night. Her prices are very reasonable and Read more...
Ana was fantastic and very professional. My makeup looked amazing and lasted all night. Her prices are very reasonable and good for someone with a budget. I would definitely recommend her to other brides. Read less
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Junebride09
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was wonderful to work with. She is such a nice person and makes you feel very comfortable. Her make-up trials are inexpensive and she even did my mothers for free and gave us both the fake lashes included in the trial! The make up was better then I even hoped for and looked great in the pictures. I was concerned about my face looking oily because it was a hot day and we were outside for the ceremony but she made sure that did not happen. She is affordable, easy to reach and was early the day of the wedding. Also, I did not book her for my bridesmaids but they liked the fake eyelashes and she was kind enough to stay around extra to add on lashes for the girls. Ana is just great and I highly recommend her.
Ana was wonderful to work with. She is such a nice person and makes you feel very comfortable. Her make-up trials are Read more...
Ana was wonderful to work with. She is such a nice person and makes you feel very comfortable. Her make-up trials are inexpensive and she even did my mothers for free and gave us both the fake lashes included in the trial! The make up was better then I even hoped for and looked great in the pictures. I was concerned about my face looking oily because it was a hot day and we were outside for the ceremony but she made sure that did not happen. She is affordable, easy to reach and was early the day of the wedding. Also, I did not book her for my bridesmaids but they liked the fake eyelashes and she was kind enough to stay around extra to add on lashes for the girls. Ana is just great and I highly recommend her. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did an amazing job on the makeup for my wedding party. She was easily able to accomodate myself plus 7 other women. She brought along an assistant to make sure that everything moved along efficiently and she was able to come to the hotel that I was at, and do everyone's makeup there, for no additional cost. My mom and I both had trials with Ana and loved them. All the girls in my wedding party loved their makeup. Ana suggested that we try false eyelashes. None of us had ever worn them before, but I am so glad that they did. Ana used eyelashes that looked natural and each girl and the pictures came out amazing! Ana was also able to do makeup for my 88 year old grandmother that looked amazing. It meant so much to see my grandmother look so beautiful again. It was very hot and humid waiting in the church and my makeup stayed perfect all night! I am so pleased with the job that Ana did and I would definitely recommend her!
Ana did an amazing job on the makeup for my wedding party. She was easily able to accomodate myself plus 7 other women. Read more...
Ana did an amazing job on the makeup for my wedding party. She was easily able to accomodate myself plus 7 other women. She brought along an assistant to make sure that everything moved along efficiently and she was able to come to the hotel that I was at, and do everyone's makeup there, for no additional cost. My mom and I both had trials with Ana and loved them. All the girls in my wedding party loved their makeup. Ana suggested that we try false eyelashes. None of us had ever worn them before, but I am so glad that they did. Ana used eyelashes that looked natural and each girl and the pictures came out amazing! Ana was also able to do makeup for my 88 year old grandmother that looked amazing. It meant so much to see my grandmother look so beautiful again. It was very hot and humid waiting in the church and my makeup stayed perfect all night! I am so pleased with the job that Ana did and I would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.8/5.0
Ana Merces was very professional, puctual and love the tips she provided me, also love the mini cosmetic pouch she provided me for the wedding day, it had the necessary cosmetics to keep me fresh and mantain my makeup for my grand event. I was really pleased with my make up.
Ana Merces was very professional, puctual and love the tips she provided me, also love the mini cosmetic pouch she Read more...
Ana Merces was very professional, puctual and love the tips she provided me, also love the mini cosmetic pouch she provided me for the wedding day, it had the necessary cosmetics to keep me fresh and mantain my makeup for my grand event. I was really pleased with my make up. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was great! After the trial, I went home and decided that I wanted her to make some changes to my look for the wedding day. I e-mailed her and she was happy to make the changes I wanted. On my wedding day, my make-up was absolutely perfect! Just what I wanted. She was on time and finished on time as well. Just a wonderful person to work with and so cheerful. I would highly recommend Ana. Having her come to your site relieves TONS of stress off the bride.
Ana was great! After the trial, I went home and decided that I wanted her to make some changes to my look for the wedding Read more...
Ana was great! After the trial, I went home and decided that I wanted her to make some changes to my look for the wedding day. I e-mailed her and she was happy to make the changes I wanted. On my wedding day, my make-up was absolutely perfect! Just what I wanted. She was on time and finished on time as well. Just a wonderful person to work with and so cheerful. I would highly recommend Ana. Having her come to your site relieves TONS of stress off the bride. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was fabulous to work with - she did a fantastic job at both the trial and on my wedding day. My makeup looked fabulous and stayed on all day. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and fun! I usually don't wear a lot of makeup and she did a great job of making me still look like "me" - but better! I highly recommend her services for any event.
Ana was fabulous to work with - she did a fantastic job at both the trial and on my wedding day. My makeup looked fabulous Read more...
Ana was fabulous to work with - she did a fantastic job at both the trial and on my wedding day. My makeup looked fabulous and stayed on all day. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and fun! I usually don't wear a lot of makeup and she did a great job of making me still look like "me" - but better! I highly recommend her services for any event. Read less
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DeliaVT00
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana and her assistant were amazing on the day of the wedding! They were both right on time and prepared! Ana is an absolute professional. I was so nervous that morning, that I did not realize that I had failed to list my mom as getting her makeup done the day of the wedding and she was so extremely considerate. I didn't even find out until AFTER the wedding! I can't thank you enough Ana for being so considerate and kind. I will never forget that. And, even though my MOH lost the bag of makeup you gave me for touch-ups I did not have to retouch the makeup as I thought I would. Ana made us all look SO beautiful and the lashes were PERFECT! The pictures are amazing and I am so incredibly happy with the outcome! Ana is highly recommended!! THANK YOU!
Ana and her assistant were amazing on the day of the wedding! They were both right on time and prepared! Ana is an Read more...
Ana and her assistant were amazing on the day of the wedding! They were both right on time and prepared! Ana is an absolute professional. I was so nervous that morning, that I did not realize that I had failed to list my mom as getting her makeup done the day of the wedding and she was so extremely considerate. I didn't even find out until AFTER the wedding! I can't thank you enough Ana for being so considerate and kind. I will never forget that. And, even though my MOH lost the bag of makeup you gave me for touch-ups I did not have to retouch the makeup as I thought I would. Ana made us all look SO beautiful and the lashes were PERFECT! The pictures are amazing and I am so incredibly happy with the outcome! Ana is highly recommended!! THANK YOU! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Ana and am so happy with how my makeup turned out on my wedding day. She listened to what I wanted but also gave suggestions on what she thought would look good on me. She is professional and has plenty of experience in the business. To top it off, she's a genuinely sweet person and fit right in with us getting ready in the hotel suite on my wedding day. If I ever need my makeup done again, I wouldn't hesitate to call her.
I loved working with Ana and am so happy with how my makeup turned out on my wedding day. She listened to what I wanted Read more...
I loved working with Ana and am so happy with how my makeup turned out on my wedding day. She listened to what I wanted but also gave suggestions on what she thought would look good on me. She is professional and has plenty of experience in the business. To top it off, she's a genuinely sweet person and fit right in with us getting ready in the hotel suite on my wedding day. If I ever need my makeup done again, I wouldn't hesitate to call her. Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
I picked a winner! Ana is a fantastic makeup artist. She doesn't just provide excellent service for my makeup on my wedding date, she is extremely easy to work with. She did an amazing job my eyes! I never know my eyes can be this pretty!!! Thanks to Ana! She is very responsive and punctual. She even came twice for my makeup since my tea ceremony was in the early morning and church ceremony was in the afternoon. Yes, she takes pride in her work! Most importantly she is very flexible and she listens to your needs and requests because she wants you to look beautiful on your big day. You never go wrong with Ana. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know. I am so happy that I found her.

Leigh
I picked a winner! Ana is a fantastic makeup artist. She doesn't just provide excellent service for my makeup on my Read more...
I picked a winner! Ana is a fantastic makeup artist. She doesn't just provide excellent service for my makeup on my wedding date, she is extremely easy to work with. She did an amazing job my eyes! I never know my eyes can be this pretty!!! Thanks to Ana! She is very responsive and punctual. She even came twice for my makeup since my tea ceremony was in the early morning and church ceremony was in the afternoon. Yes, she takes pride in her work! Most importantly she is very flexible and she listens to your needs and requests because she wants you to look beautiful on your big day. You never go wrong with Ana. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know. I am so happy that I found her.

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Linda
Wedding:
5/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I tend to like a more natural style, and I usually don't wear a lot of makeup, so it's usually hard for me to find a makeup artist who knows my style. Ana totally got it - after she was done, I looked like myself - only better. Plus, I got tons of compliments on my stellar corner lashes. :-)
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I Read more...
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I tend to like a more natural style, and I usually don't wear a lot of makeup, so it's usually hard for me to find a makeup artist who knows my style. Ana totally got it - after she was done, I looked like myself - only better. Plus, I got tons of compliments on my stellar corner lashes. :-) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana Merces was such a pleasure to work with. She did my makeup on my wedding day and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to turn out. For anything that I wasn't sure about during my makeup trial, I just let her know on the wedding day and she fixed it. She and her assistant came extremely prepared to my hotel room where I was getting ready and set everything up and went to work. They were very professional and kept my mind at ease. She also did a couple of my bridesmaids makep and they were all very pleased as well.
Ana Merces was such a pleasure to work with. She did my makeup on my wedding day and it turned out exactly how I wanted it Read more...
Ana Merces was such a pleasure to work with. She did my makeup on my wedding day and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to turn out. For anything that I wasn't sure about during my makeup trial, I just let her know on the wedding day and she fixed it. She and her assistant came extremely prepared to my hotel room where I was getting ready and set everything up and went to work. They were very professional and kept my mind at ease. She also did a couple of my bridesmaids makep and they were all very pleased as well. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana is great!! She responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very friendly. During the trial, she really spent time learning about me and my make up preferences. I generally do not wear much make up on a daily basis, and wasn't initially sure what I wanted for the wedding. She was VERY patient and went over options. When she put on the various stages of make up she explained everything she was doing and what sort of effect if would have. She was very accommodating when I asked her to change the blush and eye shadow. We didn't finish the trial until I was completely satisfied. Ana recorded everything about how she did my make up during the trial and was prepared when she came the day of the wedding. The day of, Ana was wonderful...she was so friendly and really helped me stay calm. Ana also did my Woman of Honor's make up, and even though she did not have a trial run, it looked wonderful. She also gave me a nice bag with extra make up, applicators, gloss, mascara, and other things to take with me to the wedding and reception. Ana was punctual and professional...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Ana is great!! She responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very friendly. During the trial, she really spent Read more...
Ana is great!! She responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very friendly. During the trial, she really spent time learning about me and my make up preferences. I generally do not wear much make up on a daily basis, and wasn't initially sure what I wanted for the wedding. She was VERY patient and went over options. When she put on the various stages of make up she explained everything she was doing and what sort of effect if would have. She was very accommodating when I asked her to change the blush and eye shadow. We didn't finish the trial until I was completely satisfied. Ana recorded everything about how she did my make up during the trial and was prepared when she came the day of the wedding. The day of, Ana was wonderful...she was so friendly and really helped me stay calm. Ana also did my Woman of Honor's make up, and even though she did not have a trial run, it looked wonderful. She also gave me a nice bag with extra make up, applicators, gloss, mascara, and other things to take with me to the wedding and reception. Ana was punctual and professional...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Read less
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Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Ana Merces. I think I was a bit of an “anxious” bride when it came to my makeup. I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, so I wasn’t very knowledgeable about what I wanted. Ana was so helpful in both showing me different “looks” and in explaining how she created those looks. She was very responsive and helpful by email, always taking time to answer my questions. She is very professional—always timely and prepared. She even created a little makeup bag for me in case I needed touchups during the day. But I didn’t have much to “touch up,” other than reapplying some lipstick, which is amazing considering that my makeup lasted from morning until after midnight. It really stayed in place. I just received some of the pics from the wedding, and I love the look she created for me—it complemented my face so well. It photographs beautifully—esp those great corner lashes! Thanks Ana!
I highly recommend Ana Merces. I think I was a bit of an anxious bride when it came to my makeup. I dont usually wear a Read more...
I highly recommend Ana Merces. I think I was a bit of an “anxious” bride when it came to my makeup. I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, so I wasn’t very knowledgeable about what I wanted. Ana was so helpful in both showing me different “looks” and in explaining how she created those looks. She was very responsive and helpful by email, always taking time to answer my questions. She is very professional—always timely and prepared. She even created a little makeup bag for me in case I needed touchups during the day. But I didn’t have much to “touch up,” other than reapplying some lipstick, which is amazing considering that my makeup lasted from morning until after midnight. It really stayed in place. I just received some of the pics from the wedding, and I love the look she created for me—it complemented my face so well. It photographs beautifully—esp those great corner lashes! Thanks Ana! Read less
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D
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana did an amazing job for my wedding. I would highly recommend her services.
Ana did an amazing job for my wedding. I would highly recommend her services.
Ana did an amazing job for my wedding. I would highly recommend her services. Read less
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cak716
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was simply fantastic! She was great to work with and brought extra help with her. I got raves on my makeup all day!
Ana was simply fantastic! She was great to work with and brought extra help with her. I got raves on my makeup all day!
Ana was simply fantastic! She was great to work with and brought extra help with her. I got raves on my makeup all day! Read less
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kish
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Ana was such a pleasure to work with on my wedding day! She was always positive, upbeat, prompt and always willing to work with my schedule! I loved my makeup and received many compliments throughout the day! My photographer was quite impressed as well! The look was natural and clean but just dramatic enough to make it special! I loved the corner eyelashes she used on my eyes! Wow!
I would definately recommend Ana to anyone I know who wants their makeup done! Thank you Ana for making my wedding day so special!
Ana was such a pleasure to work with on my wedding day! She was always positive, upbeat, prompt and always willing to work Read more...
Ana was such a pleasure to work with on my wedding day! She was always positive, upbeat, prompt and always willing to work with my schedule! I loved my makeup and received many compliments throughout the day! My photographer was quite impressed as well! The look was natural and clean but just dramatic enough to make it special! I loved the corner eyelashes she used on my eyes! Wow!
I would definately recommend Ana to anyone I know who wants their makeup done! Thank you Ana for making my wedding day so special! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/21/2008
5.0/5.0
I recommend Ana Merces if you are looking for somebody responsable, adorable and a good professional. I really loved her job in my engagement session and my wedding day.
I recommend Ana Merces if you are looking for somebody responsable, adorable and a good professional. I really loved her Read more...
I recommend Ana Merces if you are looking for somebody responsable, adorable and a good professional. I really loved her job in my engagement session and my wedding day. Read less
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danid
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana is wonderful and professional!
Ana is wonderful and professional!
Ana is wonderful and professional! Read less
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Mrs. Kennedy
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
I am soooooo pleased with the professional makeup application by Ana! Ana is a beautiful person - inside and out - and her beauty shines through with every makeup application that she provides. Ana provided services for my Nov. 9, 2008 wedding in Washington, DC. She made me (the bride!), my mother, and three attendants look and feel absolutely beautiful!! I will certainly keep Ana's contact information handy and will reccommend Ana to anyone looking for professional makeup services. She is professional, timely, and can work with a variety of complexions and skin types. She is truly a class act!
I am soooooo pleased with the professional makeup application by Ana! Ana is a beautiful person - inside and out - and her Read more...
I am soooooo pleased with the professional makeup application by Ana! Ana is a beautiful person - inside and out - and her beauty shines through with every makeup application that she provides. Ana provided services for my Nov. 9, 2008 wedding in Washington, DC. She made me (the bride!), my mother, and three attendants look and feel absolutely beautiful!! I will certainly keep Ana's contact information handy and will reccommend Ana to anyone looking for professional makeup services. She is professional, timely, and can work with a variety of complexions and skin types. She is truly a class act! Read less
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Deandra
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone looked fabulous - polished and natural. While it seemed like we wearing a lot of make up, it didn't look like we were overdone at all. Ana is delightful to work with and very reasonably priced. She also came to the house and did not charge a travel fee.
Everyone looked fabulous - polished and natural. While it seemed like we wearing a lot of make up, it didn't look like we Read more...
Everyone looked fabulous - polished and natural. While it seemed like we wearing a lot of make up, it didn't look like we were overdone at all. Ana is delightful to work with and very reasonably priced. She also came to the house and did not charge a travel fee. Read less
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Chels
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana was absolutely AMAZING!! She was totally accommodating about moving the date and location of the makeup trial more than 3 times and she did an excellent job! Ana was professional, personable, and very reasonable for all the work she put in. We did have a small problem getting her to the wedding venue on time since she had never been there before and it was a little tough to find, but she worked quickly to keep things on schedule. In fact, after having the trial, my mom was so impressed that she too hired Ana for her makeup and that is something that she has never done before (and vowed not to do)--that says a ton about Ana's skill! I would definitely use Ana again!
Ana was absolutely AMAZING!! She was totally accommodating about moving the date and location of the makeup trial more Read more...
Ana was absolutely AMAZING!! She was totally accommodating about moving the date and location of the makeup trial more than 3 times and she did an excellent job! Ana was professional, personable, and very reasonable for all the work she put in. We did have a small problem getting her to the wedding venue on time since she had never been there before and it was a little tough to find, but she worked quickly to keep things on schedule. In fact, after having the trial, my mom was so impressed that she too hired Ana for her makeup and that is something that she has never done before (and vowed not to do)--that says a ton about Ana's skill! I would definitely use Ana again! Read less
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shinkwoman
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana did an absolutely wonderful job for me and my ladies! She was extremely flexible about time and location, even after we changed it a couple of times, and was incredibly professional. She was highly organized and hygenic (very important) and mixed every shade individually for me, my four bridesmaids (all different ethnicities and skin tones) and my mother, and everyone across the board is delighted with the way they look in the pictures. Ana is especially good at creating a look that translates well through the lens but doesn't look too "caked-on" in person - this was a big deal for me since my husband really prefers a natural look and after all, he was the person I most wanted to impress!

And by the way, if she recommends corner lashes - go for it. You won't be sorry. Thanks, Ana ;)
Ana did an absolutely wonderful job for me and my ladies! She was extremely flexible about time and location, even after Read more...
Ana did an absolutely wonderful job for me and my ladies! She was extremely flexible about time and location, even after we changed it a couple of times, and was incredibly professional. She was highly organized and hygenic (very important) and mixed every shade individually for me, my four bridesmaids (all different ethnicities and skin tones) and my mother, and everyone across the board is delighted with the way they look in the pictures. Ana is especially good at creating a look that translates well through the lens but doesn't look too "caked-on" in person - this was a big deal for me since my husband really prefers a natural look and after all, he was the person I most wanted to impress!

And by the way, if she recommends corner lashes - go for it. You won't be sorry. Thanks, Ana ;) Read less
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MK
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana was amazing! She did my makeup and that of my bridal party and everyone looked fantastic! Ana knows what is important for the photos but ensures that everyone's makeup looks very natural. She's a pleasure to work with - she's very professional, timely and patient (very important on the big day!).

I highly recommend her!
Ana was amazing! She did my makeup and that of my bridal party and everyone looked fantastic! Ana knows what is important Read more...
Ana was amazing! She did my makeup and that of my bridal party and everyone looked fantastic! Ana knows what is important for the photos but ensures that everyone's makeup looks very natural. She's a pleasure to work with - she's very professional, timely and patient (very important on the big day!).

I highly recommend her! Read less
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ChantallieG
Wedding:
7/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I tend to like a more natural style, and I usually don't wear a lot of makeup, so it's usually hard for me to find a makeup artist who knows my style. Ana totally got it - after she was done, I looked like myself - only better. Plus, I got tons of compliments on my stellar corner lashes. :-)
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I Read more...
Ana was wonderful! She was punctual, had a lovely disposition, and, more importantly, did a fabulous job with my makeup. I tend to like a more natural style, and I usually don't wear a lot of makeup, so it's usually hard for me to find a makeup artist who knows my style. Ana totally got it - after she was done, I looked like myself - only better. Plus, I got tons of compliments on my stellar corner lashes. :-) Read less
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zeewalt
Wedding:
5/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana provided me makeup services for my wedding gift to my soon to be husband. She did an awesome job with my makeup making me look natural but still accentuating my features and making the pictures look beautiful. My husband LOVED the pictures and said I look amazing.

Ana was a pleasure to work with. Once she knew what the photographer and I were looking for, I trusted she would provide the look we were going after. And she did. I would highly recommend Ana.
Ana provided me makeup services for my wedding gift to my soon to be husband. She did an awesome job with my makeup making Read more...
Ana provided me makeup services for my wedding gift to my soon to be husband. She did an awesome job with my makeup making me look natural but still accentuating my features and making the pictures look beautiful. My husband LOVED the pictures and said I look amazing.

Ana was a pleasure to work with. Once she knew what the photographer and I were looking for, I trusted she would provide the look we were going after. And she did. I would highly recommend Ana. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Ana in a heartbeat....very professional with great results!
I would recommend Ana in a heartbeat....very professional with great results!
I would recommend Ana in a heartbeat....very professional with great results! Read less
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amybritton
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Ana you did a really great job on my bridesmaids and on my makeup. Thank you so much... I highly recommend you to others!!
Ana you did a really great job on my bridesmaids and on my makeup. Thank you so much... I highly recommend you to others!! Read more...
Ana you did a really great job on my bridesmaids and on my makeup. Thank you so much... I highly recommend you to others!! Read less
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HeatherE
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
My father actually found this vendor for me!
Ana did the makeup for one his friend's daughter and it was highly recommended by them. She was wonderful during the whole booking process and after the trial I had no doubts I HAD to book her. She had a lot of great tips for me regarding my wedding day look, which really helped.
I got tons of compliments on my wedding and everybody kept saying how beautiful I looked.
You will not regret!
My father actually found this vendor for me!
Ana did the makeup for one his friend's daughter and it was highly Read more...
My father actually found this vendor for me!
Ana did the makeup for one his friend's daughter and it was highly recommended by them. She was wonderful during the whole booking process and after the trial I had no doubts I HAD to book her. She had a lot of great tips for me regarding my wedding day look, which really helped.
I got tons of compliments on my wedding and everybody kept saying how beautiful I looked.
You will not regret! Read less
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Janice0831
Wedding:
3/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Very personable, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you Ana for all of your help. I will definitely be recommending you to other brides.
Very personable, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you Ana for all of your help. I will definitely be recommending you Read more...
Very personable, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you Ana for all of your help. I will definitely be recommending you to other brides. Read less
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