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Makeup by Karen Lee- Makeup and Hair Team

La/oc , CA
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LA/OC , CA US 91702 (map)

PHONE

626-228-6296

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Free Airbrushing during your trial!


Email: Kaylee73@sbcglobal.net or Call: 626.228.6296 to schedule your appointment

Karen Lee is a Professional Makeup... Read more
Free Airbrushing during your trial!


Email: Kaylee73@sbcglobal.net or Call: 626.228.6296 to schedule your appointment

Karen Lee is a Professional Makeup Artist providing hair and makeup services throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County Areas. Very well educated in many styles of makeup and hair styles at an economical price. Karen specializes in weddings, special occasions, engagement parties, and many other events that involve the assistance of a makeup artist. Read less
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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Hair, Makeup
Do you offer trials and consultations?
Yes
Can you service a large group or bridal party?
Yes
Do you provide any specialty services? (airbrushing, hair extensions, etc.)
AIRBRUSH MAKEUP AVAILABLE

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team was great! I had my hair and makeup done for my engagement session as well as my wedding and they both were great! I have been in many weddings recently and there hasn't been a makeup artist that I have been satisfied with that knows how to do my eyes. I have moon shaped eyes when I smile and they knew how to make my eyes pop without caking it on. I loved my hair and makeup. I got compliments all night about my hair and makeup!
Karen and her team was great! I had my hair and makeup done for my engagement session as well as my wedding and they both Read more...
Karen and her team was great! I had my hair and makeup done for my engagement session as well as my wedding and they both were great! I have been in many weddings recently and there hasn't been a makeup artist that I have been satisfied with that knows how to do my eyes. I have moon shaped eyes when I smile and they knew how to make my eyes pop without caking it on. I loved my hair and makeup. I got compliments all night about my hair and makeup! Read less
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Van
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team has impeccable artistic skills and is very professional. Throughout my whole wedding planning process, Karen was very responsive to my emails and calls. She also helped me plan bridesmaid's hair and makeup schedule for the day off!! To say the least, I got many compliments on my hair and makeup on the day of my wedding. Her assistant was also very punctual and brought out the natural beauty in each of my girls. I am very pleased to have Karen and her assistant's service.
Karen and her team has impeccable artistic skills and is very professional. Throughout my whole wedding planning process, Read more...
Karen and her team has impeccable artistic skills and is very professional. Throughout my whole wedding planning process, Karen was very responsive to my emails and calls. She also helped me plan bridesmaid's hair and makeup schedule for the day off!! To say the least, I got many compliments on my hair and makeup on the day of my wedding. Her assistant was also very punctual and brought out the natural beauty in each of my girls. I am very pleased to have Karen and her assistant's service. Read less
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Poy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I would give Karen 10 stars if I can.
She makes me look and feel so beautiful! Karen is very flexible. She is so professional.
You can really feel that she loves what she does.
She is very good with both hair and make up that I want to learn makeup lesson from her.
And the touch up kid is amazing.
I would give Karen 10 stars if I can.
She makes me look and feel so beautiful! Karen is very flexible. She is so Read more...
I would give Karen 10 stars if I can.
She makes me look and feel so beautiful! Karen is very flexible. She is so professional.
You can really feel that she loves what she does.
She is very good with both hair and make up that I want to learn makeup lesson from her.
And the touch up kid is amazing. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
On one of the most important days of your lives, you want to entrust the creation of precious moments on the right people. Karen, hair/makeup artist, is an extremely talented artist who was able to capture my vision for both hair/makeup exactly what I had wanted. And she will work hard to make sure that's done. Above that, she's also a great person who is easy to work with, flexible, and gifted at what she does. We had an upbeat and energetic wedding night, and my long thick hair placed in a side bun stayed tucked, tight, and neat. My makeup in 90 degrees heat stayed fresh and vibrant even when my feet tired at the end of the night. You will not regret your decision to choose Karen and her team to help capture your beauty front and center.
On one of the most important days of your lives, you want to entrust the creation of precious moments on the right people. Read more...
On one of the most important days of your lives, you want to entrust the creation of precious moments on the right people. Karen, hair/makeup artist, is an extremely talented artist who was able to capture my vision for both hair/makeup exactly what I had wanted. And she will work hard to make sure that's done. Above that, she's also a great person who is easy to work with, flexible, and gifted at what she does. We had an upbeat and energetic wedding night, and my long thick hair placed in a side bun stayed tucked, tight, and neat. My makeup in 90 degrees heat stayed fresh and vibrant even when my feet tired at the end of the night. You will not regret your decision to choose Karen and her team to help capture your beauty front and center. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Karen Lee by another wedding vendor, and was immediately impressed by her work online. She was very responsive to my many email questions prior to meeting. During the trial run, I got to see two hairstyles and loved them both! On the day of the wedding, Karen and her assistant arrived on time and finished on schedule. They were so sweet yet professional. I cant tell you how many compliments I received on my hair and makeup! She made me feel like a princess for a day. Would definitely recommend Karen Lee! She does amazing work!
I was referred to Karen Lee by another wedding vendor, and was immediately impressed by her work online. She was very Read more...
I was referred to Karen Lee by another wedding vendor, and was immediately impressed by her work online. She was very responsive to my many email questions prior to meeting. During the trial run, I got to see two hairstyles and loved them both! On the day of the wedding, Karen and her assistant arrived on time and finished on schedule. They were so sweet yet professional. I cant tell you how many compliments I received on my hair and makeup! She made me feel like a princess for a day. Would definitely recommend Karen Lee! She does amazing work! Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
when you're a little girl you always imagine how you're wedding day will be when you get married. when that day comes, not only do you want everything to be what you imagined; you must also be flawless and beautiful. having seen what they can do at the makeup trial, they delivered more then imaginable on the day of my wedding. even with minor changes from the trial, i looked and felt absolutely beautiful. the makeup was flawless, my hair was well done, and everything lasted till the end of the night. i would highly recommend for any brides-to-be.
when you're a little girl you always imagine how you're wedding day will be when you get married. when that day comes, not Read more...
when you're a little girl you always imagine how you're wedding day will be when you get married. when that day comes, not only do you want everything to be what you imagined; you must also be flawless and beautiful. having seen what they can do at the makeup trial, they delivered more then imaginable on the day of my wedding. even with minor changes from the trial, i looked and felt absolutely beautiful. the makeup was flawless, my hair was well done, and everything lasted till the end of the night. i would highly recommend for any brides-to-be. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen is so talented! She transformed me and my bridal party on my wedding day. We looked great! I would recommend Karen and her hair & makeup services to all my friends and family!
Karen is so talented! She transformed me and my bridal party on my wedding day. We looked great! I would recommend Karen Read more...
Karen is so talented! She transformed me and my bridal party on my wedding day. We looked great! I would recommend Karen and her hair & makeup services to all my friends and family! Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I've had Karen Lee and her team work on me once before when I was a bridesmaid. She did such a wonderful job I hired her again. My trial hair and make-up was great - we tested some things around to see what would complement my face and hair. I brought pictures but when I saw the way she did her eye make-up, I said "Oh I want my eye make up like yours." Isn't that a reflection of a great make-up artist? On my wedding day, my side sweep was doing weird things but she managed to fix it to my liking without agitating the hairspray. I felt very beautiful on my wedding day. I appreciate the complimentary make-up touch up kit and used it throughout the day to keep my face looking fresh. Her assistant artist, Jessica, did an amazing job on my bridesmaid's updo. My brother's wife couldn't stop talking about it! Karen is a well-prepared, patient, professional. She's worth every penny. Her quality of work reflects the talent and skill of someone who loves her profession.
I've had Karen Lee and her team work on me once before when I was a bridesmaid. She did such a wonderful job I hired her Read more...
I've had Karen Lee and her team work on me once before when I was a bridesmaid. She did such a wonderful job I hired her again. My trial hair and make-up was great - we tested some things around to see what would complement my face and hair. I brought pictures but when I saw the way she did her eye make-up, I said "Oh I want my eye make up like yours." Isn't that a reflection of a great make-up artist? On my wedding day, my side sweep was doing weird things but she managed to fix it to my liking without agitating the hairspray. I felt very beautiful on my wedding day. I appreciate the complimentary make-up touch up kit and used it throughout the day to keep my face looking fresh. Her assistant artist, Jessica, did an amazing job on my bridesmaid's updo. My brother's wife couldn't stop talking about it! Karen is a well-prepared, patient, professional. She's worth every penny. Her quality of work reflects the talent and skill of someone who loves her profession. Read less
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shirley
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
my first encounter with karen and her crew was at my best friend's wedding, where i was the MOH. karen was super focused and professional, quietly and diligently working her magic and so i didnt really learn too much about her except that she provides fantastic results, is great with time constraints, and has awesome prices.

my second encounter with karen was my wedding trial session, which i scheduled to be the same day as my engagement photo shoot because i was so confident that i loved her work. during this experience, karen and i chatted the entire time! about the engagement shoot, honeymoons, family backgrounds, wedding details, wedding fears, etc etc etc. she felt like an old friend that i hadn't caught up with in a long time. it was nice to start the day with laughs and smiles to help set my mood for the engagement shoot later on that day. before sending me off, karen gave me a little organza baggie of touch-up goodies.

my third encounter with karen was 2 weekends ago for my BIG DAY (finally!). again, her team arrived on time (15 minutes earlier than start time in order to setup), worked diligently and punctually for the next 7 hours (i had a total of 12 ladies needing hair and makeup), and was still able to chat and joke with all the girls to ease wedding day jitters. the team finished with time to spare and almost all the girls had plenty of time to see if they wanted any touch ups, alterations, etc. a couple of my girls had tattoos and karen's team covered 'em up for free for me. i especially appreciated the fact that karen's team's expertise was diverse and were able to make the moms feel fabulous too. my girls looked gorgeous and (although im sure every bride gets this at her wedding) everyone complimented me on how beautiful i looked that day.
my first encounter with karen and her crew was at my best friend's wedding, where i was the MOH. karen was super focused Read more...
my first encounter with karen and her crew was at my best friend's wedding, where i was the MOH. karen was super focused and professional, quietly and diligently working her magic and so i didnt really learn too much about her except that she provides fantastic results, is great with time constraints, and has awesome prices.

my second encounter with karen was my wedding trial session, which i scheduled to be the same day as my engagement photo shoot because i was so confident that i loved her work. during this experience, karen and i chatted the entire time! about the engagement shoot, honeymoons, family backgrounds, wedding details, wedding fears, etc etc etc. she felt like an old friend that i hadn't caught up with in a long time. it was nice to start the day with laughs and smiles to help set my mood for the engagement shoot later on that day. before sending me off, karen gave me a little organza baggie of touch-up goodies.

my third encounter with karen was 2 weekends ago for my BIG DAY (finally!). again, her team arrived on time (15 minutes earlier than start time in order to setup), worked diligently and punctually for the next 7 hours (i had a total of 12 ladies needing hair and makeup), and was still able to chat and joke with all the girls to ease wedding day jitters. the team finished with time to spare and almost all the girls had plenty of time to see if they wanted any touch ups, alterations, etc. a couple of my girls had tattoos and karen's team covered 'em up for free for me. i especially appreciated the fact that karen's team's expertise was diverse and were able to make the moms feel fabulous too. my girls looked gorgeous and (although im sure every bride gets this at her wedding) everyone complimented me on how beautiful i looked that day. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I booked Karen and Penny to do hair & makeup for myself and the rest of my bridal party. Let me say that they did an AMAZING job! They were so receptive to feedback and wanted to make sure that we looked exactly how we wanted. My girls looked great and their makeup was awesome: soft with a touch of drama! I had the airbrush done by Karen and it was so worth it! After taking bridal party photos in over 90 degree heat outside and dancing all night long, my hair and makeup were still in tact! I tend to have very oily skin, so the fact that the makeup didn't melt off or run was unbelievable! Not only were Karen and Penny great on the day of the wedding, their prices were great, they were so flexible with timelines, and they answered all of my emails promptly. I would highly recommend Karen Lee to anyone who wants to look beautiful and not break the bank!
I booked Karen and Penny to do hair & makeup for myself and the rest of my bridal party. Let me say that they did an Read more...
I booked Karen and Penny to do hair & makeup for myself and the rest of my bridal party. Let me say that they did an AMAZING job! They were so receptive to feedback and wanted to make sure that we looked exactly how we wanted. My girls looked great and their makeup was awesome: soft with a touch of drama! I had the airbrush done by Karen and it was so worth it! After taking bridal party photos in over 90 degree heat outside and dancing all night long, my hair and makeup were still in tact! I tend to have very oily skin, so the fact that the makeup didn't melt off or run was unbelievable! Not only were Karen and Penny great on the day of the wedding, their prices were great, they were so flexible with timelines, and they answered all of my emails promptly. I would highly recommend Karen Lee to anyone who wants to look beautiful and not break the bank! Read less
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Irice
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I had bookmarked Karen Lee for a while because I was going back and forth on who I wanted for hair and makeup, but after thorough research, Karen was the best choice because her prices were reasonable in comparison to other hair and makeup teams and her talent was top-notch. I loved my hair and makeup for both my engagement session and my wedding day -- I still looked like myself, but just prettier :) Isn't that what we all want?! Also, you should know that we did a 3-mile hike for my engagement session (see awesome pics here courtesy of Candice Benjamin Photography: http://candicebenjamin.com/blog/2012/05/01/irice-jerwin-pasadena-waterfall-engagement-session/) and my hair/makeup lasted the ENTIRE DAY/NIGHT. So I knew that if my makeup could stay put after being in the sun (and sweating) for hours while HIKING...it'll last through my wedding day. Can't go wrong with Karen Lee -- I'd hire her again and again :)
I had bookmarked Karen Lee for a while because I was going back and forth on who I wanted for hair and makeup, but after Read more...
I had bookmarked Karen Lee for a while because I was going back and forth on who I wanted for hair and makeup, but after thorough research, Karen was the best choice because her prices were reasonable in comparison to other hair and makeup teams and her talent was top-notch. I loved my hair and makeup for both my engagement session and my wedding day -- I still looked like myself, but just prettier :) Isn't that what we all want?! Also, you should know that we did a 3-mile hike for my engagement session (see awesome pics here courtesy of Candice Benjamin Photography: http://candicebenjamin.com/blog/2012/05/01/irice-jerwin-pasadena-waterfall-engagement-session/) and my hair/makeup lasted the ENTIRE DAY/NIGHT. So I knew that if my makeup could stay put after being in the sun (and sweating) for hours while HIKING...it'll last through my wedding day. Can't go wrong with Karen Lee -- I'd hire her again and again :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that I went with Karen and her team for my wedding! The entire team was friendly and professional, and helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere on the day of my wedding. Everyone was very happy with their hair/make-up and it all held up perfectly throughout the day (14+ hours). I appreciated that Karen always responded to my emails quickly and addressed any concerns I had. Her team was punctual on the day of the wedding and finished well within her allotted time slot :) They worked well with other vendors (photographers, videographers) -- it can get very crowded with everyone trying to do their job, but her team adjusted as needed. I would DEFINITELY recommend her team's services to a friend (I already have)!
I am so happy that I went with Karen and her team for my wedding! The entire team was friendly and professional, and Read more...
I am so happy that I went with Karen and her team for my wedding! The entire team was friendly and professional, and helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere on the day of my wedding. Everyone was very happy with their hair/make-up and it all held up perfectly throughout the day (14+ hours). I appreciated that Karen always responded to my emails quickly and addressed any concerns I had. Her team was punctual on the day of the wedding and finished well within her allotted time slot :) They worked well with other vendors (photographers, videographers) -- it can get very crowded with everyone trying to do their job, but her team adjusted as needed. I would DEFINITELY recommend her team's services to a friend (I already have)! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen is a wonderful makeup artist and very professional. She was very prompt with her replies and made me feel at ease for my big day. During my trial, she really tried to capture what I wanted. The day of, her and her team were ready before I even arrived. They were all very friendly and did an amazing job especially since I had 9 bridesmaids! I felt beautiful on my wedding day. She listened to my feedback and made sure that I felt pampered. My makeup and hair stayed all night. I did not have to worry about my hair coming out or my makeup running. I would definitely (and have) recommended her!
Karen is a wonderful makeup artist and very professional. She was very prompt with her replies and made me feel at ease Read more...
Karen is a wonderful makeup artist and very professional. She was very prompt with her replies and made me feel at ease for my big day. During my trial, she really tried to capture what I wanted. The day of, her and her team were ready before I even arrived. They were all very friendly and did an amazing job especially since I had 9 bridesmaids! I felt beautiful on my wedding day. She listened to my feedback and made sure that I felt pampered. My makeup and hair stayed all night. I did not have to worry about my hair coming out or my makeup running. I would definitely (and have) recommended her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I loved Karen's makeup & hair, she did both, my engagement session and wedding, she was always available at my time, professional and easy going, I'm looking another excuse to go get my hair/makeup again with Karen.
i recommend to get the trial, I'm glad I did it with her.
I loved Karen's makeup & hair, she did both, my engagement session and wedding, she was always available at my time, Read more...
I loved Karen's makeup & hair, she did both, my engagement session and wedding, she was always available at my time, professional and easy going, I'm looking another excuse to go get my hair/makeup again with Karen.
i recommend to get the trial, I'm glad I did it with her. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
After I booked my trial with Karen Lee, I knew she was the perfect fit! At the trial, she made my hair and makeup look natural and light. Weeks before the wedding, she provided me with tips on how to take care of my skin. Karen and her team were extremely professional and calm. They accommodated to my bridal party’s requests especially since there were 10 ladies who needed to get their hair and makeup done that morning. Karen welcomed ideas and suggestions without a hint of reluctance. My hairstyle and makeup lasted all day and night, and looked beautiful in pictures.
After I booked my trial with Karen Lee, I knew she was the perfect fit! At the trial, she made my hair and makeup look Read more...
After I booked my trial with Karen Lee, I knew she was the perfect fit! At the trial, she made my hair and makeup look natural and light. Weeks before the wedding, she provided me with tips on how to take care of my skin. Karen and her team were extremely professional and calm. They accommodated to my bridal party’s requests especially since there were 10 ladies who needed to get their hair and makeup done that morning. Karen welcomed ideas and suggestions without a hint of reluctance. My hairstyle and makeup lasted all day and night, and looked beautiful in pictures. Read less
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Esther S.
Wedding:
1/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her associates were professional, sweet, positive, and accomodating, which essentially everything that a bride needs on her wedding day. Karen was wonderful and patient with all of my various requests and last minute changes. She even graciously took care of my mother-in-law which I had not arranged ahead of time. She did it without a single complaint or bad feeling, and stayed until everything was done.

She is absolutely worth more than she charges, and you will not be disappointed!
Karen and her associates were professional, sweet, positive, and accomodating, which essentially everything that a bride Read more...
Karen and her associates were professional, sweet, positive, and accomodating, which essentially everything that a bride needs on her wedding day. Karen was wonderful and patient with all of my various requests and last minute changes. She even graciously took care of my mother-in-law which I had not arranged ahead of time. She did it without a single complaint or bad feeling, and stayed until everything was done.

She is absolutely worth more than she charges, and you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Tamila30
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is truly amazing and I'm so glad she was referred to me. I had one trial with her and didn't have to search any further. She and her team are extremely skilled in both hair and make-up, professional and punctual.
She me feel beautiful on my big day and relieved all my stress.
Thank you Karen for making my wedding day so special!
I would definitely recommend Karen to any bride, and would use her again.
Thanks Karen!
Karen is truly amazing and I'm so glad she was referred to me. I had one trial with her and didn't have to search any Read more...
Karen is truly amazing and I'm so glad she was referred to me. I had one trial with her and didn't have to search any further. She and her team are extremely skilled in both hair and make-up, professional and punctual.
She me feel beautiful on my big day and relieved all my stress.
Thank you Karen for making my wedding day so special!
I would definitely recommend Karen to any bride, and would use her again.
Thanks Karen! Read less
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E
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Everything that was done during my trial transferred to my wedding day - I did make changes the day of, but Karen was so accommodating and helpful! She was extremely professional and I was finished in time for the photographer to start taking pictures. Her work is great and my makeup stayed on all day and night!
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Everything that was done during my trial transferred to my wedding day - I did make changes the Read more...
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Everything that was done during my trial transferred to my wedding day - I did make changes the day of, but Karen was so accommodating and helpful! She was extremely professional and I was finished in time for the photographer to start taking pictures. Her work is great and my makeup stayed on all day and night! Read less
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susiem
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Karen in the knick of time! The first MUA that I had chosen to go with canceled on me because she had gotten the dates wrong... I panicked and frantically searched and came upon Karen Lee.

I am so happy to have found her! I loved the trial that I had with her which sealed the deal. I absolutely loved the way I looked on my wedding day. I felt like myself. The makeup lasted all evening and the hair did not go out of place.

She is a great professional and her assistant was also top-notch. You won't be disappointed in the quality provided by Karen!
I found Karen in the knick of time! The first MUA that I had chosen to go with canceled on me because she had gotten the Read more...
I found Karen in the knick of time! The first MUA that I had chosen to go with canceled on me because she had gotten the dates wrong... I panicked and frantically searched and came upon Karen Lee.

I am so happy to have found her! I loved the trial that I had with her which sealed the deal. I absolutely loved the way I looked on my wedding day. I felt like myself. The makeup lasted all evening and the hair did not go out of place.

She is a great professional and her assistant was also top-notch. You won't be disappointed in the quality provided by Karen! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When I had to book my hair and makeup for my wedding, I knew Karen be the best! She's very professional and prompt at responding to emails. Setting up my trial appointment was a breeze, and the final results on our wedding day was spectacular! My makeup was exactly as I hoped and lasted all day (and I had to scrub to get it off) and my bridesmaids were especially happy with the work that Karen and her girls had done. She'll go above and beyond to make sure that you're happy with your look on your special day. Would definitely recommend her! =)
When I had to book my hair and makeup for my wedding, I knew Karen be the best! She's very professional and prompt at Read more...
When I had to book my hair and makeup for my wedding, I knew Karen be the best! She's very professional and prompt at responding to emails. Setting up my trial appointment was a breeze, and the final results on our wedding day was spectacular! My makeup was exactly as I hoped and lasted all day (and I had to scrub to get it off) and my bridesmaids were especially happy with the work that Karen and her girls had done. She'll go above and beyond to make sure that you're happy with your look on your special day. Would definitely recommend her! =) Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is amazing!!! She did my makeup and hair, as well as, one of my bridesmaids makeup and her assistant did the rest of my bridesmaids hair and makeup. They did an excellent job, we looked so beautiful. These girls know what they are doing! Just bring a picture to give her an idea and she'll replicate it and make you look like a million bucks!

Also, not only is Karen the best at hair and makeup, she is a super sweet person too! She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable. One of my bridesmaids loved her so much she has already hired her to do her hair and makeup for her 40th birthday party.

So if you're looking for a excellent hair and makeup stylist, look no further! You won't be disappointed and her prices are excellent!
Karen is amazing!!! She did my makeup and hair, as well as, one of my bridesmaids makeup and her assistant did the rest of Read more...
Karen is amazing!!! She did my makeup and hair, as well as, one of my bridesmaids makeup and her assistant did the rest of my bridesmaids hair and makeup. They did an excellent job, we looked so beautiful. These girls know what they are doing! Just bring a picture to give her an idea and she'll replicate it and make you look like a million bucks!

Also, not only is Karen the best at hair and makeup, she is a super sweet person too! She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable. One of my bridesmaids loved her so much she has already hired her to do her hair and makeup for her 40th birthday party.

So if you're looking for a excellent hair and makeup stylist, look no further! You won't be disappointed and her prices are excellent! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Karen for my wedding in November 2011. When I had my makeup trial with her, I knew immediately that she was the one. Karen also did my makeup for my engagement photos shoot and I couldn't have been happier.

Initially, I only hired Karen for my bridal makeup and hair. She was extremely flexible with requiring me to give her the number of additional people that would also need makeup and hair done until about a month before the wedding. I really appreciated that, because, with everything that my bridal party had to worry about, I didn't want to overwhelm my girls with having to decide if they wanted to spend the money. In the end, Karen and her two assistants, Penelope and Angela, did a great job with myself, the two moms, a sister, and 4 bridesmaids makeup and hair, all within 4-5 hours. They were on time (actually probably 10 minutes early), extremely professional, and prepared. Karen worked with me and my overly obsessive requests over and over until my hair and makeup were perfect. The makeup translated so well in my wedding photos such that I was glowing, but in such a natural way. Not just myself, but all of my wedding party were so impressed with their work. They spent the time touching up the girls that had to start getting ready earlier in the day until we were all photo ready. I really appreciated that she brought some ambiance music to play in the background while we got ready. She also was not overly chatty, which I love because with wedding day jitters, I personally would not want to be stumped for conversation. :)

As for the value, just do your research and you'll see that you can't beat her prices.

I would happily hire Karen again for any other special occasion makeup, and recommend her to any friends. In fact, I have, and she is going to be doing my best friend and bridal party (including me, yay!) in September 2012.
I hired Karen for my wedding in November 2011. When I had my makeup trial with her, I knew immediately that she was the Read more...
I hired Karen for my wedding in November 2011. When I had my makeup trial with her, I knew immediately that she was the one. Karen also did my makeup for my engagement photos shoot and I couldn't have been happier.

Initially, I only hired Karen for my bridal makeup and hair. She was extremely flexible with requiring me to give her the number of additional people that would also need makeup and hair done until about a month before the wedding. I really appreciated that, because, with everything that my bridal party had to worry about, I didn't want to overwhelm my girls with having to decide if they wanted to spend the money. In the end, Karen and her two assistants, Penelope and Angela, did a great job with myself, the two moms, a sister, and 4 bridesmaids makeup and hair, all within 4-5 hours. They were on time (actually probably 10 minutes early), extremely professional, and prepared. Karen worked with me and my overly obsessive requests over and over until my hair and makeup were perfect. The makeup translated so well in my wedding photos such that I was glowing, but in such a natural way. Not just myself, but all of my wedding party were so impressed with their work. They spent the time touching up the girls that had to start getting ready earlier in the day until we were all photo ready. I really appreciated that she brought some ambiance music to play in the background while we got ready. She also was not overly chatty, which I love because with wedding day jitters, I personally would not want to be stumped for conversation. :)

As for the value, just do your research and you'll see that you can't beat her prices.

I would happily hire Karen again for any other special occasion makeup, and recommend her to any friends. In fact, I have, and she is going to be doing my best friend and bridal party (including me, yay!) in September 2012. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is WONDERFUL!

I found her through this website (Wedding Wire) and saw that she was an artist that offered her services at a reasonable price.

She is quick to respond, friendly, organized, and professional.

Karen can do any makeup style you want and any hairstyle you want! My hairstyle changed from when I did my trial and my wedding day. I showed her the kind of hairstyle I wanted the day of the wedding and the end product looked exactly like the picture! She's fabulous!

If your wedding party is big, then she'll have assistants with her to help her out.

Definitely use Karen if you want to look flawless on your wedding day!
Karen is WONDERFUL!

I found her through this website (Wedding Wire) and saw that she was an artist that offered Read more...
Karen is WONDERFUL!

I found her through this website (Wedding Wire) and saw that she was an artist that offered her services at a reasonable price.

She is quick to respond, friendly, organized, and professional.

Karen can do any makeup style you want and any hairstyle you want! My hairstyle changed from when I did my trial and my wedding day. I showed her the kind of hairstyle I wanted the day of the wedding and the end product looked exactly like the picture! She's fabulous!

If your wedding party is big, then she'll have assistants with her to help her out.

Definitely use Karen if you want to look flawless on your wedding day! Read less
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s
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is super nice and makes faces look BEAUTIFUL! She works on you until you love your hair and makeup. Karen has a good eye for what works for you =) Make sure you do a trail so you both know what you want for your special day. I was lucky enough to have my face and hair done by Karen for 3 sessions and each time it was like hanging out with a friend!
Karen is super nice and makes faces look BEAUTIFUL! She works on you until you love your hair and makeup. Karen has a good Read more...
Karen is super nice and makes faces look BEAUTIFUL! She works on you until you love your hair and makeup. Karen has a good eye for what works for you =) Make sure you do a trail so you both know what you want for your special day. I was lucky enough to have my face and hair done by Karen for 3 sessions and each time it was like hanging out with a friend! Read less
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Stella
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen Lee is an amazing make-up artist for all your engagement and wedding day needs! When my friends and I were searching for the right make-up artist vendor to do my hair and make-up for the wedding day, the quality of her work just instantly stood out amongst the others. I was so pleased with choosing her to do my hair and make-up. Her services are offered at reasonable prices for the quality that you are getting. Karen makes sure to listen carefully to your vision for how you want your hair and make-up to be on the big day. She will help make that vision come to life and make you gorgeous for the big day. I felt so comfortable with Karen especially in my case where she was able to effectively replicate an up-do style I brought to her attention. I didn’t fret or over-communicate how my make-up should be and I felt completely at ease with trusting her to do her work. The result was amazing not only for me but for a few of my other bridesmaids who got their hair and make-up done with Karen and her team. The girls came out gorgeous on the wedding day and in the pictures. I love that Karen gives you a touch-up kit when you’re done working with her. The kit is complete for all your touch-up needs throughout the day. This was especially helpful with the long wedding day that we had. I also hired Karen again to do my hair and make-up when I had a one-year anniversary wedding do-over photo shoot. Karen was awesome enough to work me into her schedule to help me re-do my look from the big day. It was a good excuse to have Karen make me up again! I can’t say enough good things about Karen and her talent!
Karen Lee is an amazing make-up artist for all your engagement and wedding day needs! When my friends and I were searching Read more...
Karen Lee is an amazing make-up artist for all your engagement and wedding day needs! When my friends and I were searching for the right make-up artist vendor to do my hair and make-up for the wedding day, the quality of her work just instantly stood out amongst the others. I was so pleased with choosing her to do my hair and make-up. Her services are offered at reasonable prices for the quality that you are getting. Karen makes sure to listen carefully to your vision for how you want your hair and make-up to be on the big day. She will help make that vision come to life and make you gorgeous for the big day. I felt so comfortable with Karen especially in my case where she was able to effectively replicate an up-do style I brought to her attention. I didn’t fret or over-communicate how my make-up should be and I felt completely at ease with trusting her to do her work. The result was amazing not only for me but for a few of my other bridesmaids who got their hair and make-up done with Karen and her team. The girls came out gorgeous on the wedding day and in the pictures. I love that Karen gives you a touch-up kit when you’re done working with her. The kit is complete for all your touch-up needs throughout the day. This was especially helpful with the long wedding day that we had. I also hired Karen again to do my hair and make-up when I had a one-year anniversary wedding do-over photo shoot. Karen was awesome enough to work me into her schedule to help me re-do my look from the big day. It was a good excuse to have Karen make me up again! I can’t say enough good things about Karen and her talent! Read less
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shiaomao
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen was an absolute breeze to work with. Of all the stressful things in wedding planning, my makeup & hair was the easiest decision. Not only are her rates very competitive, she's sweet and professional. She took the time to show me different options during my trial, and on the day of the wedding, she was on time, and did a marvelous job. I couldn't have wished for a better result, I was very happy. Random note, I loved how she shaped my eyebrows too, a lifechanger for sure!
Karen was an absolute breeze to work with. Of all the stressful things in wedding planning, my makeup & hair was the Read more...
Karen was an absolute breeze to work with. Of all the stressful things in wedding planning, my makeup & hair was the easiest decision. Not only are her rates very competitive, she's sweet and professional. She took the time to show me different options during my trial, and on the day of the wedding, she was on time, and did a marvelous job. I couldn't have wished for a better result, I was very happy. Random note, I loved how she shaped my eyebrows too, a lifechanger for sure! Read less
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Simonerosew
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Karen and your entourage for making my wedding makeup beautiful in person and on pictures! You made me feel like a beautiful bride and made my wedding party beautiful!
Thank you Karen and your entourage for making my wedding makeup beautiful in person and on pictures! You made me feel like Read more...
Thank you Karen and your entourage for making my wedding makeup beautiful in person and on pictures! You made me feel like a beautiful bride and made my wedding party beautiful! Read less
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bobo
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen did a wonderful job on my makeup. It was very natural and not overdone. She was on time and even accomodated us when my cousin cancelled one of her daughters hair and makeup the day of the wedding. The makeup lasted all day and I was not a shiny mess at all! I would definately use her again if I have an event to go to.
Karen did a wonderful job on my makeup. It was very natural and not overdone. She was on time and even accomodated us when Read more...
Karen did a wonderful job on my makeup. It was very natural and not overdone. She was on time and even accomodated us when my cousin cancelled one of her daughters hair and makeup the day of the wedding. The makeup lasted all day and I was not a shiny mess at all! I would definately use her again if I have an event to go to. Read less
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Sugar
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved the way Karen did my hair & makeup. She's very personable and at the same time very professional. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
I loved the way Karen did my hair & makeup. She's very personable and at the same time very professional. I would Read more...
I loved the way Karen did my hair & makeup. She's very personable and at the same time very professional. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! Read less
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Mayumi
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I love love love Karen! At the trial, she informed me of the best make-up for my skin, shadows to accent my eyes, and the do's and don'ts for the look I was shooting for on my wedding day. She tried different hair styles and made slight changes to show me each angle of style available. She graciously drove to me early in the morning for my engagement session. Then, on my wedding day, she brought herself and an amazing team that made us look like royalty. It felt so good to have my bridesmaids love how they look. I highly recommend her to all brides. Her sweet and caring personality puts your nerves at ease and SHE DOES WONDERS!!
I love love love Karen! At the trial, she informed me of the best make-up for my skin, shadows to accent my eyes, and the Read more...
I love love love Karen! At the trial, she informed me of the best make-up for my skin, shadows to accent my eyes, and the do's and don'ts for the look I was shooting for on my wedding day. She tried different hair styles and made slight changes to show me each angle of style available. She graciously drove to me early in the morning for my engagement session. Then, on my wedding day, she brought herself and an amazing team that made us look like royalty. It felt so good to have my bridesmaids love how they look. I highly recommend her to all brides. Her sweet and caring personality puts your nerves at ease and SHE DOES WONDERS!! Read less
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rjhammy
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Karen after she did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding. When it came to my turn, I decided to shop around first. I had trials with other make up artists... and was not happy with the results. I finally went back to Karen for a trial... and I loved it. I finally found someone who was good with hair and makeup, and not just one.

The night before my wedding, I was scrambling because I didn't have enough time to pick up hair accessories... so I emailed Karen. She was nice enough to let me borrow hers, and trusted me to return it to her. Also, on her advice, I bought hair extensions and she clipped them in for me without an extra charge (and still finished on time!) When I was done, she gave me a little kit with lip coloring, lip gloss, eyelash glue, powder and bobby pins. My makeup lasted the whole night!!
I found Karen after she did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding. When it came to my turn, I decided Read more...
I found Karen after she did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding. When it came to my turn, I decided to shop around first. I had trials with other make up artists... and was not happy with the results. I finally went back to Karen for a trial... and I loved it. I finally found someone who was good with hair and makeup, and not just one.

The night before my wedding, I was scrambling because I didn't have enough time to pick up hair accessories... so I emailed Karen. She was nice enough to let me borrow hers, and trusted me to return it to her. Also, on her advice, I bought hair extensions and she clipped them in for me without an extra charge (and still finished on time!) When I was done, she gave me a little kit with lip coloring, lip gloss, eyelash glue, powder and bobby pins. My makeup lasted the whole night!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I hired karen to do my hair and make up for my boudoir photo shoot. She was very sweet and professional. She was great at answering any questions that I had and gave me the look that I wanted for my special photo shoot. I highly recommend Karen to any Southern California girls who is looking for a hair and make up artist.
I hired karen to do my hair and make up for my boudoir photo shoot. She was very sweet and professional. She was great at Read more...
I hired karen to do my hair and make up for my boudoir photo shoot. She was very sweet and professional. She was great at answering any questions that I had and gave me the look that I wanted for my special photo shoot. I highly recommend Karen to any Southern California girls who is looking for a hair and make up artist. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is fantastic! I've worked with Karen prior to my wedding, and both times that she has done my makeup I have been beyond happy with it. I was happy with the natural looking makeup because I don't really wear heavy makeup on an everyday basis. She helped me to feel comfortable with the makeup I was wearing on my wedding day and I had lots of compliments.

Karen was punctual, always willing to answer my questions and was flexible when my needs changed fairly close to my wedding day.

At the end of the day my makeup still looked great and my hair was in place- can't ask for anything better on your wedding day :)

Love Karen and her work speaks for itself.
Karen is fantastic! I've worked with Karen prior to my wedding, and both times that she has done my makeup I have been Read more...
Karen is fantastic! I've worked with Karen prior to my wedding, and both times that she has done my makeup I have been beyond happy with it. I was happy with the natural looking makeup because I don't really wear heavy makeup on an everyday basis. She helped me to feel comfortable with the makeup I was wearing on my wedding day and I had lots of compliments.

Karen was punctual, always willing to answer my questions and was flexible when my needs changed fairly close to my wedding day.

At the end of the day my makeup still looked great and my hair was in place- can't ask for anything better on your wedding day :)

Love Karen and her work speaks for itself. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If I could, I would give Karen 10 stars for what she did for me and my MOH. After she did my hair and makeup for my engagement pictures, I knew I was in good hands with Karen. She is the sweetest girl, very patient and gentle with her technique, and takes the time to get to know you. She still remembers when I told her how much I love eating spaghetti! She spent 2 hours doing my hair and makeup for the wedding, and when you're that up close and personal with someone for two hours, you want to and HAVE to like that person! Let me just say, that I love Karen to pieces. She stayed an additional hour after my hair and makeup just to make sure that us girls were okay and that everything was pinned and was in place.

When my husband first saw me he had this huge grin on his face and just said, "Wow. You're so gorgeous." Now, that's how you want your husband to greet you! I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup that day. I purchased extensions to make my hair look fuller, since my hairdo was 1/2 up and 1/2 down. She added double fake eyelashes which really made my eyes pop. I am so lucky and proud that Karen did our hair and makeup. I only wish that I had another reason to get done up, just so I can have Karen do my hair/makeup again! My MOH and I would randomly yell out throughout the day, "I love Karen." haha.

Thanks Karen for everything you did for us....I'll always appreciate you for helping make me feel the prettiest I've ever felt!
If I could, I would give Karen 10 stars for what she did for me and my MOH. After she did my hair and makeup for my Read more...
If I could, I would give Karen 10 stars for what she did for me and my MOH. After she did my hair and makeup for my engagement pictures, I knew I was in good hands with Karen. She is the sweetest girl, very patient and gentle with her technique, and takes the time to get to know you. She still remembers when I told her how much I love eating spaghetti! She spent 2 hours doing my hair and makeup for the wedding, and when you're that up close and personal with someone for two hours, you want to and HAVE to like that person! Let me just say, that I love Karen to pieces. She stayed an additional hour after my hair and makeup just to make sure that us girls were okay and that everything was pinned and was in place.

When my husband first saw me he had this huge grin on his face and just said, "Wow. You're so gorgeous." Now, that's how you want your husband to greet you! I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup that day. I purchased extensions to make my hair look fuller, since my hairdo was 1/2 up and 1/2 down. She added double fake eyelashes which really made my eyes pop. I am so lucky and proud that Karen did our hair and makeup. I only wish that I had another reason to get done up, just so I can have Karen do my hair/makeup again! My MOH and I would randomly yell out throughout the day, "I love Karen." haha.

Thanks Karen for everything you did for us....I'll always appreciate you for helping make me feel the prettiest I've ever felt! Read less
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Orlie
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team were amazing! My bridal party and I looked red carpet worthy. I'm so glad I hired her to stay during part of the ceremony and the reception because I didn't have to worry about touching up my own hair and make-up for our pictures or after the first dance. I was worried my facial birth mark would show after a couple hours but the air brushed make-up stayed on though out the night. I loved how calm and professional she is when there are a dozen people in the room. I will definitely hire her again =)
Karen and her team were amazing! My bridal party and I looked red carpet worthy. I'm so glad I hired her to stay during Read more...
Karen and her team were amazing! My bridal party and I looked red carpet worthy. I'm so glad I hired her to stay during part of the ceremony and the reception because I didn't have to worry about touching up my own hair and make-up for our pictures or after the first dance. I was worried my facial birth mark would show after a couple hours but the air brushed make-up stayed on though out the night. I loved how calm and professional she is when there are a dozen people in the room. I will definitely hire her again =) Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Hair & makeup is definitely one of the most important aspects of a wedding so I did A LOT of research before finally deciding to go with Karen Lee Makeup. I loved her work so much that I used her for everything! She did my hair and makeup for me at my cousin's wedding, my engagement shoot, my bridal shower, my wedding #1 (in Orange County), and finally my wedding #2 (in Los Angeles). (same marriage, just two different ceremonies/receptions)

She is super responsive to all calls and emails and is probably one of the most professional vendors that I've met. She is so talented that she knows exactly what you want, even if you can't describe it well. She is always on time and completes her work exactly when you need her to. She was very paitient with my picky bridal party and paid super close attention to details. Thanks to her, we were all looking great the entire day/night!

My makeup stayed on for 12+ hours each time and even at 10pm, I was still looking flawless! It seems crazy but everytime she does my hair & makeup, it's always better than the last. I will definitely be hiring her for many special occassions in the future. I've already recommended her to many friends & family members and 2 of them has already booked her for their wedding next year! Her prices are reasonable and it was worth every single penny!
Hair & makeup is definitely one of the most important aspects of a wedding so I did A LOT of research before finally Read more...
Hair & makeup is definitely one of the most important aspects of a wedding so I did A LOT of research before finally deciding to go with Karen Lee Makeup. I loved her work so much that I used her for everything! She did my hair and makeup for me at my cousin's wedding, my engagement shoot, my bridal shower, my wedding #1 (in Orange County), and finally my wedding #2 (in Los Angeles). (same marriage, just two different ceremonies/receptions)

She is super responsive to all calls and emails and is probably one of the most professional vendors that I've met. She is so talented that she knows exactly what you want, even if you can't describe it well. She is always on time and completes her work exactly when you need her to. She was very paitient with my picky bridal party and paid super close attention to details. Thanks to her, we were all looking great the entire day/night!

My makeup stayed on for 12+ hours each time and even at 10pm, I was still looking flawless! It seems crazy but everytime she does my hair & makeup, it's always better than the last. I will definitely be hiring her for many special occassions in the future. I've already recommended her to many friends & family members and 2 of them has already booked her for their wedding next year! Her prices are reasonable and it was worth every single penny! Read less
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larissap777
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
karen is an amazing makeup artist. She listens to what you want and she does exactly that! shes friendly and professional and you wont regret it if you hire karen as your makeup and hair artist. She did my makeup and hair for my engagement and wedding pics and people ask me who did my makeup because they all love it. Karen can do any kind of makeup and hair and she has lots of patience. She's on point with everything and I'm glad she was my makeup and hair artist for my special day
karen is an amazing makeup artist. She listens to what you want and she does exactly that! shes friendly and professional Read more...
karen is an amazing makeup artist. She listens to what you want and she does exactly that! shes friendly and professional and you wont regret it if you hire karen as your makeup and hair artist. She did my makeup and hair for my engagement and wedding pics and people ask me who did my makeup because they all love it. Karen can do any kind of makeup and hair and she has lots of patience. She's on point with everything and I'm glad she was my makeup and hair artist for my special day Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen did a wonderful job. The makeup turned out great. I actually tried several artists, including a pretty popular one in Pasadena and Karen was way better. I just wish I tried her first so I didn't waste my money on the other trials. She made me feel very comfortable from the start. I don't know if it's me or not, but the other make up artists I've contacted take a few days to return my emails. Karen is very much on top of things. She gets back to you right away and provides wonderful suggestions. I actually had an eye infection a week before my wedding day and my eye was swollen from having minor surgery. Karen covered it up perfectly and no one noticed that I had a swollen eye. Even looking at the pictures now, I can't believe it didn't show. More than that, I found out the day of my wedding that she does airbrushing. I texted her the morning of and asked her to bring her airbrushing tools. It was perfect because I hugged and kissed a lot of people and nothing smeared. In fact, I didn't need to do any sort of touch up at all for the entire night.
Karen did a wonderful job. The makeup turned out great. I actually tried several artists, including a pretty popular one Read more...
Karen did a wonderful job. The makeup turned out great. I actually tried several artists, including a pretty popular one in Pasadena and Karen was way better. I just wish I tried her first so I didn't waste my money on the other trials. She made me feel very comfortable from the start. I don't know if it's me or not, but the other make up artists I've contacted take a few days to return my emails. Karen is very much on top of things. She gets back to you right away and provides wonderful suggestions. I actually had an eye infection a week before my wedding day and my eye was swollen from having minor surgery. Karen covered it up perfectly and no one noticed that I had a swollen eye. Even looking at the pictures now, I can't believe it didn't show. More than that, I found out the day of my wedding that she does airbrushing. I texted her the morning of and asked her to bring her airbrushing tools. It was perfect because I hugged and kissed a lot of people and nothing smeared. In fact, I didn't need to do any sort of touch up at all for the entire night. Read less
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rena
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
i was so incredibly happy with my hair & makeup! i think karen did such an amazing job and she was such a professional. the hair & makeup she did on my wedding day was consistent with what she showed during the trial. she showed up promptly with an assistant when she was scheduled and did an equally phenomenal job on all of my bridesmaids. she was extremely personable and easy to talk to, and made me feel totally glam!!
i was so incredibly happy with my hair & makeup! i think karen did such an amazing job and she was such a professional. Read more...
i was so incredibly happy with my hair & makeup! i think karen did such an amazing job and she was such a professional. the hair & makeup she did on my wedding day was consistent with what she showed during the trial. she showed up promptly with an assistant when she was scheduled and did an equally phenomenal job on all of my bridesmaids. she was extremely personable and easy to talk to, and made me feel totally glam!! Read less
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Shayna
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I was originally going to do my own makeup for my wedding to try to save money but at the last minute became concerned about nerves, shakey hands, and the possibility of having to rush. I only had a few weeks to go, so I started looking for makeup artists on Wedding Wire. I first contacted someone else who didn't get back to me within a day. I know that isn't a problem for some, but I live in Vegas and was only going to be in California (where the wedding was going to be) for one more day. I needed to find someone fast. I gave up on the first person and contacted Karen. She responded by email immediately. We sent several messages back and forth, and she was willing to do a trial for me the very next day since she knew I was leaving town. I was so grateful! She did a wonderful job. The makeup at the wedding was even more beautiful! Everyone was complimenting it... even people who just saw pictures. I highly recommend Karen since she listens to what you want, is very flexible, has a great deal for trial and event, and gets back to the client so quickly. You won't regret calling on her!
I was originally going to do my own makeup for my wedding to try to save money but at the last minute became concerned Read more...
I was originally going to do my own makeup for my wedding to try to save money but at the last minute became concerned about nerves, shakey hands, and the possibility of having to rush. I only had a few weeks to go, so I started looking for makeup artists on Wedding Wire. I first contacted someone else who didn't get back to me within a day. I know that isn't a problem for some, but I live in Vegas and was only going to be in California (where the wedding was going to be) for one more day. I needed to find someone fast. I gave up on the first person and contacted Karen. She responded by email immediately. We sent several messages back and forth, and she was willing to do a trial for me the very next day since she knew I was leaving town. I was so grateful! She did a wonderful job. The makeup at the wedding was even more beautiful! Everyone was complimenting it... even people who just saw pictures. I highly recommend Karen since she listens to what you want, is very flexible, has a great deal for trial and event, and gets back to the client so quickly. You won't regret calling on her! Read less
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kar7jar
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen has so much talent in both hair & makeup artistry - I have no doubt she will soon be in very high demand, so book her quickly! From the first trial, she was so friendly and willing to make little changes to make sure I fell in love with my bridal look. My first trial was a little rushed because I had a family birthday celebration right after the appointment, so months later, when I changed my mind about how I wanted my hair (based on a photo of another bride's up-do from Karen's portfolio) she was so gracious and gave me a second hair trial for free.

She and her assistant worked quickly super early the morning of my wedding to help me and 6 bridesmaids get ready (they worked on hair & makeup for me and my matron of honor and hair only for the 5 other bms). We did run a little later than scheduled, but thankfully I had some cushion time planned just in case with the understanding that girls definitely take a long time to get ready! I was really pleased with how everyone turned out especially with the prices I paid - it was a steal!

I would definitely hire Karen again if I ever had a special event that I needed to get prettied up for.
Karen has so much talent in both hair & makeup artistry - I have no doubt she will soon be in very high demand, so book Read more...
Karen has so much talent in both hair & makeup artistry - I have no doubt she will soon be in very high demand, so book her quickly! From the first trial, she was so friendly and willing to make little changes to make sure I fell in love with my bridal look. My first trial was a little rushed because I had a family birthday celebration right after the appointment, so months later, when I changed my mind about how I wanted my hair (based on a photo of another bride's up-do from Karen's portfolio) she was so gracious and gave me a second hair trial for free.

She and her assistant worked quickly super early the morning of my wedding to help me and 6 bridesmaids get ready (they worked on hair & makeup for me and my matron of honor and hair only for the 5 other bms). We did run a little later than scheduled, but thankfully I had some cushion time planned just in case with the understanding that girls definitely take a long time to get ready! I was really pleased with how everyone turned out especially with the prices I paid - it was a steal!

I would definitely hire Karen again if I ever had a special event that I needed to get prettied up for. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved my makeup. My mother who is incredibly picky loved the way her hair and makeup came out. My makeup lasted all night even in 90+ degree heat. I received so many compliments on how amazing we looked. Karen is very attentive and takes pride in her work. I highly recommend Karen!
Absolutely loved my makeup. My mother who is incredibly picky loved the way her hair and makeup came out. My makeup lasted Read more...
Absolutely loved my makeup. My mother who is incredibly picky loved the way her hair and makeup came out. My makeup lasted all night even in 90+ degree heat. I received so many compliments on how amazing we looked. Karen is very attentive and takes pride in her work. I highly recommend Karen! Read less
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Phi
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
A++ WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND.

One of my favorite vendors from the wedding. Karen was on-time, attentive, and even had to calm me down a little bit right before the wedding started (she could feel like lips trembling!) Her Makeup skills are great and I looked and felt like a million bucks. I had a trial with her over Thanksgiving weekend and booked the same day. I even made some changes from the original trial for the big day and she went with them - no questions asked (but dont abuse the poor girl if you are going to ask for drastic changes).

I gave Karen the heads up about my requested changes and some pictures. I think that made the transition smoother. She did both my hair and makeup and everyone loved it, even my mom who does not understand why people have to "pay for makeup application" but after seeing me, she thought it was totally worth it.

BOOK HER NOW. you wont regret it!!
A++ WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND.

One of my favorite vendors from the wedding. Karen was on-time, attentive, and Read more...
A++ WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND.

One of my favorite vendors from the wedding. Karen was on-time, attentive, and even had to calm me down a little bit right before the wedding started (she could feel like lips trembling!) Her Makeup skills are great and I looked and felt like a million bucks. I had a trial with her over Thanksgiving weekend and booked the same day. I even made some changes from the original trial for the big day and she went with them - no questions asked (but dont abuse the poor girl if you are going to ask for drastic changes).

I gave Karen the heads up about my requested changes and some pictures. I think that made the transition smoother. She did both my hair and makeup and everyone loved it, even my mom who does not understand why people have to "pay for makeup application" but after seeing me, she thought it was totally worth it.

BOOK HER NOW. you wont regret it!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I just had the best experience with my Makeup Artist Karen Lee. She was very prompt in answering all my calls before my trial and gave me very detailed description of what work was going to be done. Karen was very professional, punctual, and well prepared on my wedding date. Karen and her assistant was able to finish my whole bridal party which included me, and 6 bridesmaids with plenty of time left to spare. After my previous experiences with other makeup artists i was so happy to go with karen because she keeps all of her products well cleaned (sanitary is a big plus) and she knows exactly what she was doing. I was lost on what look i wanted to go for and i told Karen to surprise me and my god did she do it! She is amazing!! I've already planned another session with her for a special occassion i have planned in the near future. Thank you so much Karen!!
I just had the best experience with my Makeup Artist Karen Lee. She was very prompt in answering all my calls before my Read more...
I just had the best experience with my Makeup Artist Karen Lee. She was very prompt in answering all my calls before my trial and gave me very detailed description of what work was going to be done. Karen was very professional, punctual, and well prepared on my wedding date. Karen and her assistant was able to finish my whole bridal party which included me, and 6 bridesmaids with plenty of time left to spare. After my previous experiences with other makeup artists i was so happy to go with karen because she keeps all of her products well cleaned (sanitary is a big plus) and she knows exactly what she was doing. I was lost on what look i wanted to go for and i told Karen to surprise me and my god did she do it! She is amazing!! I've already planned another session with her for a special occassion i have planned in the near future. Thank you so much Karen!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
12/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Definitely recommend!

Just had my makeup/hair trial with Karen and it was great! I arrived not knowing what I wanted, and somehow she was able to know exactly what looks good for me from random pictures I was choosing from. She’s a sweetheart and is a superb professional, which is important to me. She’s very thorough with her makeup application (sanitary) and attentive to detail of what would look good for me. My mom and friends LOVED the look she created for me so much. My wedding day isn’t here yet, but I had to provide a review for Karen because she was so great! I’m looking forward to my look on my wedding day because I know Karen will do an amazing job. I will provide another review after the big day. Thanks Karen!
Definitely recommend!

Just had my makeup/hair trial with Karen and it was great! I arrived not knowing what I Read more...
Definitely recommend!

Just had my makeup/hair trial with Karen and it was great! I arrived not knowing what I wanted, and somehow she was able to know exactly what looks good for me from random pictures I was choosing from. She’s a sweetheart and is a superb professional, which is important to me. She’s very thorough with her makeup application (sanitary) and attentive to detail of what would look good for me. My mom and friends LOVED the look she created for me so much. My wedding day isn’t here yet, but I had to provide a review for Karen because she was so great! I’m looking forward to my look on my wedding day because I know Karen will do an amazing job. I will provide another review after the big day. Thanks Karen! Read less
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klim
Wedding:
12/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen is a very talented make-up artist and I was extremely happy with the work she did for my wedding day. The quality of make-up that she uses is amazing, my wedding was over 14 hours and the make-up stayed on until the very end!
Karen is a very talented make-up artist and I was extremely happy with the work she did for my wedding day. The quality of Read more...
Karen is a very talented make-up artist and I was extremely happy with the work she did for my wedding day. The quality of make-up that she uses is amazing, my wedding was over 14 hours and the make-up stayed on until the very end! Read less
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stephies007
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I've used Karen on several occassions and for my wedding. She was able to execute my hair and makeup just as I pictured in my mind! She worked with me during the trial because I wasn't sure if I wanted an up-do or my hair down and let me experience both styles to make sure I was perfectly content with the hairdo on the day of the wedding. She was professional and very aware of time constraints. My sister has already booked Karen for her wedding!
I've used Karen on several occassions and for my wedding. She was able to execute my hair and makeup just as I pictured in Read more...
I've used Karen on several occassions and for my wedding. She was able to execute my hair and makeup just as I pictured in my mind! She worked with me during the trial because I wasn't sure if I wanted an up-do or my hair down and let me experience both styles to make sure I was perfectly content with the hairdo on the day of the wedding. She was professional and very aware of time constraints. My sister has already booked Karen for her wedding! Read less
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Angeline
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.9/5.0
Karen and her team did an amazing job with our makeup for the whole bridal party. She was the best vendor I had at my wedding. I loved how well Karen listens, and best of all my make up and hair lasted all day (15 hours).
I highly recommend her for any bride. I have referred her to multiple brides and each of them has loved Karen's work and professionalism.
Karen and her team did an amazing job with our makeup for the whole bridal party. She was the best vendor I had at my Read more...
Karen and her team did an amazing job with our makeup for the whole bridal party. She was the best vendor I had at my wedding. I loved how well Karen listens, and best of all my make up and hair lasted all day (15 hours).
I highly recommend her for any bride. I have referred her to multiple brides and each of them has loved Karen's work and professionalism. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.8/5.0
I met with Karen back in March for my trial. I really liked the makeup, but was unsure about the hairstyle. She made me look made up but still like myself, like my husband would have wanted. On the day of the wedding, Karen and her assistant arrived on time and set up quickly. They finished 4 people ahead of schedule. Though my maid of honor’s hair uncurled very quickly (her hair was done by Karen’s assistant) we were all very pleased with their services. I decided to go with a completely different hair style from the trial so I was worried about the outcome, but it ended up coming out perfect! Thank you Karen, I have never felt more beautiful :).
I met with Karen back in March for my trial. I really liked the makeup, but was unsure about the hairstyle. She made me Read more...
I met with Karen back in March for my trial. I really liked the makeup, but was unsure about the hairstyle. She made me look made up but still like myself, like my husband would have wanted. On the day of the wedding, Karen and her assistant arrived on time and set up quickly. They finished 4 people ahead of schedule. Though my maid of honor’s hair uncurled very quickly (her hair was done by Karen’s assistant) we were all very pleased with their services. I decided to go with a completely different hair style from the trial so I was worried about the outcome, but it ended up coming out perfect! Thank you Karen, I have never felt more beautiful :). Read less
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Cathie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.8/5.0
Having Karen be a part of my wedding venture was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better make-up artist and have absolutely no regrets that I decided to have her beautify me for my special day. She's really sweet and knows how to make a girl look radiant on her big day! I highly recommend having Karen do a test run on you so you can meet the wonderful person she is and get to experience what it's like to be as stunning as you can be.
Having Karen be a part of my wedding venture was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better make-up artist and have Read more...
Having Karen be a part of my wedding venture was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better make-up artist and have absolutely no regrets that I decided to have her beautify me for my special day. She's really sweet and knows how to make a girl look radiant on her big day! I highly recommend having Karen do a test run on you so you can meet the wonderful person she is and get to experience what it's like to be as stunning as you can be. Read less
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JLC
Wedding:
3/20/2011
4.8/5.0
I had a lot of trouble finding a good and reliable hair/makeup person for my wedding. I really didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for one of those popular bridal hair and makeup pros, but I really needed someone who could work with my small, single-lid eyes. Then, I found Karen! Her work is as good (if not better!) than her competitors but at much lower rates!

She is amazing!! When I first met her, I found out we had a lot in common - including our single-lid eyes! I knew I didn't have to worry about her making my eyes look good. At the trial, she made my hair and makeup look so natural and beautiful. She also gave me tips on how to keep my skin and hair wedding ready. I booked her that same day!

On my wedding day, she showed up right on time and got to work! I upgraded to airbrush makeup and totally changed my hairdo at the last minute. She was completely accommodating and calm. She finished right on time and even gave me an emergency kit with extra hair pins, lip gloss, and powder. I didn't use it though because my hair and makeup stayed all night! At the end of the night, I was really sad to have to take my updo out because it looked so pretty. Our (my sisters and my) hair and makeup really came out beautifully in our wedding pictures.

I would definitely recommend Karen and I'd use her again in a heartbeat!
I had a lot of trouble finding a good and reliable hair/makeup person for my wedding. I really didn't want to spend an arm Read more...
I had a lot of trouble finding a good and reliable hair/makeup person for my wedding. I really didn't want to spend an arm and a leg for one of those popular bridal hair and makeup pros, but I really needed someone who could work with my small, single-lid eyes. Then, I found Karen! Her work is as good (if not better!) than her competitors but at much lower rates!

She is amazing!! When I first met her, I found out we had a lot in common - including our single-lid eyes! I knew I didn't have to worry about her making my eyes look good. At the trial, she made my hair and makeup look so natural and beautiful. She also gave me tips on how to keep my skin and hair wedding ready. I booked her that same day!

On my wedding day, she showed up right on time and got to work! I upgraded to airbrush makeup and totally changed my hairdo at the last minute. She was completely accommodating and calm. She finished right on time and even gave me an emergency kit with extra hair pins, lip gloss, and powder. I didn't use it though because my hair and makeup stayed all night! At the end of the night, I was really sad to have to take my updo out because it looked so pretty. Our (my sisters and my) hair and makeup really came out beautifully in our wedding pictures.

I would definitely recommend Karen and I'd use her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Thao
Wedding:
9/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Karen did make-up for the Groom's side of the family including the Mother-in-law and sister-in-law and some aunties. They all looked really good on our wedding day and their make-up lasted all day and night. Karen is nice and really try to work with you to accommodate all your needs.
Karen did make-up for the Groom's side of the family including the Mother-in-law and sister-in-law and some aunties. They Read more...
Karen did make-up for the Groom's side of the family including the Mother-in-law and sister-in-law and some aunties. They all looked really good on our wedding day and their make-up lasted all day and night. Karen is nice and really try to work with you to accommodate all your needs. Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.2/5.0
Karen and her team did a fantastic job. Everyone loved my hair and make up.
Karen and her team did a fantastic job. Everyone loved my hair and make up.
Karen and her team did a fantastic job. Everyone loved my hair and make up. Read less
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charlie
Wedding:
12/26/2010
3.4/5.0
Karen did wonders on my makeup and my MOH's. Her assistant, Tina (I think), whom I just met on the day of, did the makeup for my sister, one bridesmaid, and my mom. They were already complaining about how they were not totally happy with their makeup. However, coming back from honeymoon, my sister, the bridesmaid, and my mother confirmed that the pictures confirmed their fear. On the day of the wedding, I saw them briefly and realized something was not right with their makeup, but being the bride, I was very busy with many many other things to take care of and I was hoping they could sort things out with the assistant themselves. After looking at the pictures and their recounts of the assistant, I have to agree that her assistant was not up to par. My mom was especially insistent on me telling my makeup artist about her experience, not to get her money back or anything, just to voice her opinion that the assistant is incompetent. She said that she told the assistant repeatedly that she was not happy with her hair being too flat, but yet she did not fix it. My mom said that she received some comments from her friends that her hair looked better when she did it herself. The assistant did not even offer to apply fake eyelashes on her initially. On a different occasion, my BM said she could have done her makeup better herself. My BM said that her eyelids were glued shut and the assistant was not even apologetic. My BM and my sister said that the fake eye lashes were glued OFF the lining of the eyelids, and no eyeliner/dark eyeshadow were applied to hide the glue. Her assistant is unlike Karen in terms of responding to the client's requests and wants. Karen is a great makeup artist, but I just wish she could be caring enough to bring a competent assistant to provide similar quality for other people in my bridal party who is also paying for their makeup services.
Karen did wonders on my makeup and my MOH's. Her assistant, Tina (I think), whom I just met on the day of, did the makeup Read more...
Karen did wonders on my makeup and my MOH's. Her assistant, Tina (I think), whom I just met on the day of, did the makeup for my sister, one bridesmaid, and my mom. They were already complaining about how they were not totally happy with their makeup. However, coming back from honeymoon, my sister, the bridesmaid, and my mother confirmed that the pictures confirmed their fear. On the day of the wedding, I saw them briefly and realized something was not right with their makeup, but being the bride, I was very busy with many many other things to take care of and I was hoping they could sort things out with the assistant themselves. After looking at the pictures and their recounts of the assistant, I have to agree that her assistant was not up to par. My mom was especially insistent on me telling my makeup artist about her experience, not to get her money back or anything, just to voice her opinion that the assistant is incompetent. She said that she told the assistant repeatedly that she was not happy with her hair being too flat, but yet she did not fix it. My mom said that she received some comments from her friends that her hair looked better when she did it herself. The assistant did not even offer to apply fake eyelashes on her initially. On a different occasion, my BM said she could have done her makeup better herself. My BM said that her eyelids were glued shut and the assistant was not even apologetic. My BM and my sister said that the fake eye lashes were glued OFF the lining of the eyelids, and no eyeliner/dark eyeshadow were applied to hide the glue. Her assistant is unlike Karen in terms of responding to the client's requests and wants. Karen is a great makeup artist, but I just wish she could be caring enough to bring a competent assistant to provide similar quality for other people in my bridal party who is also paying for their makeup services. Read less
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Serina
Wedding:
6/15/2013
3.3/5.0
I wasn't totally happy with my hair and makeup on my wedding day but some of that might've been more my fault then Karens. Originally I wanted my hair half up and half down but when I went to my trial, I didn't like the way Karen did it half up half down so I ended up having her do it all down. While it was okay I felt it looked too plain for my wedding day so on the day of, I wanted her to do it half up half down by pinning up some curls to make it look more interesting from the back. While it looked okay from the front, I didn't like how it looked too high from the side. Also I wanted extensions but Karen didn't provide them, I had to get them myself if I wanted them which I didn't have time to do. I've had other vendors that offered extensions as a service and that would've been nice. My advice is that if you aren't completely happy with how your trial looks, have her fix it or do another trial. It's too difficult to try and do a different look on the day of. Also I recommend taking pictures of your trial later on in the day. My makeup looked very natural when it was first applied but as my skin got oiler during the rest of the day, it made my makeup look darker in the photos than I would've liked. It might've looked better to go a shade lighter on my skin so that it would look good several hours later as well.

I think Karen is better with makeup than hair. She does smoky eyes very well and even gave me two layers of false lashes which really made my eyes pop. Her curls have more of that wispy, random look which while pretty wasn't what I had imagined. I wanted more defined curls. While i would still recommend her, my advice is to show her a picture of exactly what you want because its hard to articulate it.
I wasn't totally happy with my hair and makeup on my wedding day but some of that might've been more my fault then Karens. Read more...
I wasn't totally happy with my hair and makeup on my wedding day but some of that might've been more my fault then Karens. Originally I wanted my hair half up and half down but when I went to my trial, I didn't like the way Karen did it half up half down so I ended up having her do it all down. While it was okay I felt it looked too plain for my wedding day so on the day of, I wanted her to do it half up half down by pinning up some curls to make it look more interesting from the back. While it looked okay from the front, I didn't like how it looked too high from the side. Also I wanted extensions but Karen didn't provide them, I had to get them myself if I wanted them which I didn't have time to do. I've had other vendors that offered extensions as a service and that would've been nice. My advice is that if you aren't completely happy with how your trial looks, have her fix it or do another trial. It's too difficult to try and do a different look on the day of. Also I recommend taking pictures of your trial later on in the day. My makeup looked very natural when it was first applied but as my skin got oiler during the rest of the day, it made my makeup look darker in the photos than I would've liked. It might've looked better to go a shade lighter on my skin so that it would look good several hours later as well.

I think Karen is better with makeup than hair. She does smoky eyes very well and even gave me two layers of false lashes which really made my eyes pop. Her curls have more of that wispy, random look which while pretty wasn't what I had imagined. I wanted more defined curls. While i would still recommend her, my advice is to show her a picture of exactly what you want because its hard to articulate it. Read less
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