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Riese Lauriat - Professional Makeup Artist

MI
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MI 48170 US (map)

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616-822-9732

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ABOUT US

My love affair with makeup started with a "free gift with purchase". My grandmother was always perfectly put together and gave me her "gifts" from Estee' Lauder...and so it began. I made... Read more
My love affair with makeup started with a "free gift with purchase". My grandmother was always perfectly put together and gave me her "gifts" from Estee' Lauder...and so it began. I made my friends over in junior high, high school, and everyone else who would let me get near them. When I went to cosmetology school, I realized hair was not my forte. But, obsession with makeup hit a new level and I couldn't get enough. Of course, that was the late 80's where there were no boundries with makeup! My life took a turn into the management and customer service world of salons, but my makeup passion remained. In 2000, I went back to doing makeup full time. I started my own makeup company in 2012, Whip Hand Cosmetics. Please check out our website at www.whiphandcosmetics.com. There you can see more of my work and see what we're about.

Even though I have been doing this for a long time, I continue to attend classes. I love to learn from other people. Because of my intense curiosity and love of all things art, I am able to do everything from everyday looks, beautiful brides, vintage and pin up styles, dramatic ladies, stage work, commercial, and model work. On your special day, you want someone who understands lighting and photo makeup. That someone is me!

Last year, after opening Whip Hand Cosmetics, I couldn't do as many weddings as I would have liked. I really missed it! But this year, I'm excited to be back. I love working with Brides on their special day ;) I am booking weddings in the Grand Rapids and the Metro/Detroit area's. I'd love to chat with you!

I'd love to be a part of your special day. Please contact me for rates...



Cell: (616) 822-9732

email: riese@thelipsticktrix.com



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Quyen
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Riese performed miracles for my wedding. Riese and her assistant traveled to my wedding site from across the state to work on seven girls in just four hours. My make-up was immaculate, and somehow Riese was able to do something magical that let my make-up stay on for eight (8) hours in 85 degree heat without a hitch. Riese played up all the best features. With Riese's work, I looked polished and kinda timeless in my pictures. I normally don't look that good and I use make-up every day. I recommend Riese to all my friends, my family, and especially to you. A professional make-up artist is worth it - you will be looking at your pictures on facebook and your videos for the rest of your life.
Riese performed miracles for my wedding. Riese and her assistant traveled to my wedding site from across the state to work Read more...
Riese performed miracles for my wedding. Riese and her assistant traveled to my wedding site from across the state to work on seven girls in just four hours. My make-up was immaculate, and somehow Riese was able to do something magical that let my make-up stay on for eight (8) hours in 85 degree heat without a hitch. Riese played up all the best features. With Riese's work, I looked polished and kinda timeless in my pictures. I normally don't look that good and I use make-up every day. I recommend Riese to all my friends, my family, and especially to you. A professional make-up artist is worth it - you will be looking at your pictures on facebook and your videos for the rest of your life. Read less
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barbara
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Riese did an AWESOME job on the makeup for my sister's wedding. She made my sister look absolutely beautiful and I was in love with my makeup as well. I wish I could hire her to do my makeup everyday!! She made my small eyes look bigger and I fell in love with my fake eyelashes!! Thanks soooo much Riese!!
Riese did an AWESOME job on the makeup for my sister's wedding. She made my sister look absolutely beautiful and I was in Read more...
Riese did an AWESOME job on the makeup for my sister's wedding. She made my sister look absolutely beautiful and I was in love with my makeup as well. I wish I could hire her to do my makeup everyday!! She made my small eyes look bigger and I fell in love with my fake eyelashes!! Thanks soooo much Riese!! Read less
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EDephouse
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Riese was a lifesaver for my sister's wedding. We had a hard time finding a makeup artist and so when we finally did it was considered a last minute find. Riese was early for her appointment, fun, energetic and entertaining in her sky high heels. She had everyone done and off to take pictures in the time frame we were hoping for, and made my sister the most beautiful bride. She even covered up all the imperfections on my pizza looking face! Riese did a wonderful job and I would reccomend her to anyone needing makeup services. I almost wish I was getting married again so I could use her:)
Riese was a lifesaver for my sister's wedding. We had a hard time finding a makeup artist and so when we finally did it Read more...
Riese was a lifesaver for my sister's wedding. We had a hard time finding a makeup artist and so when we finally did it was considered a last minute find. Riese was early for her appointment, fun, energetic and entertaining in her sky high heels. She had everyone done and off to take pictures in the time frame we were hoping for, and made my sister the most beautiful bride. She even covered up all the imperfections on my pizza looking face! Riese did a wonderful job and I would reccomend her to anyone needing makeup services. I almost wish I was getting married again so I could use her:) Read less
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TifC
Wedding:
9/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Riese is what I like to call a make up god. Not only is she fun to work with but shes good at what she does, shes always on her toes. There has never been a time that I didnt like what she did to my make up, by slim chance you dont, it doesnt take her long to fix it. Shes fun crafty, and always ready for a challenge. Deffinatly the best in michigan.
Riese is what I like to call a make up god. Not only is she fun to work with but shes good at what she does, shes always Read more...
Riese is what I like to call a make up god. Not only is she fun to work with but shes good at what she does, shes always on her toes. There has never been a time that I didnt like what she did to my make up, by slim chance you dont, it doesnt take her long to fix it. Shes fun crafty, and always ready for a challenge. Deffinatly the best in michigan. Read less
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MrsCarr2010
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Riese is such an incredible makeup artist. She recently did my makeup for my wedding. We did a trial run through where I was able to buy some of the makeup she used so that I could do touch-ups and even use it on my honeymoon! We figured out exactly what a wanted BEFORE the big day! She came to my wedding location so that I did not have to travel on my wedding day. Not only did she travel to my location, but she was exactly on time! I was not worrying that everyone's makeup or time constraints. She had a great system, she did all my bridesmaids, my mother then my makeup so I looked fresh and beautiful right before the ceremony. She even worked well with my hair stylist and got EVERYONE done with plenty of time! She was so much fun and kept my nerves down with her awesome humor. I ABSOLUTELY would recommend her to EVERYONE!
Riese is such an incredible makeup artist. She recently did my makeup for my wedding. We did a trial run through where I Read more...
Riese is such an incredible makeup artist. She recently did my makeup for my wedding. We did a trial run through where I was able to buy some of the makeup she used so that I could do touch-ups and even use it on my honeymoon! We figured out exactly what a wanted BEFORE the big day! She came to my wedding location so that I did not have to travel on my wedding day. Not only did she travel to my location, but she was exactly on time! I was not worrying that everyone's makeup or time constraints. She had a great system, she did all my bridesmaids, my mother then my makeup so I looked fresh and beautiful right before the ceremony. She even worked well with my hair stylist and got EVERYONE done with plenty of time! She was so much fun and kept my nerves down with her awesome humor. I ABSOLUTELY would recommend her to EVERYONE! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
6/19/2010
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Riese did not only my makeup for my wedding on June 19, 2010, but also makeup for my mum and bridesmaids. I can't say enough good things about her! She was readily available by phone (and facebook), has a wonderfully warm and infectious personality, did a FANTASTIC job, and one can tell she loves her job and is serious about her craft. She also recommended a hairdresser that worked miracles for us, too. :-) My makeup looked amazing both in person and in pictures, held up for over 12 hours, and came off super easy at the end of the night. I felt like a million bucks on my wedding day! I would recommend Riese to anyone--in fact, I already have recommended her to several friends. Thanks again, Riese!
Riese did not only my makeup for my wedding on June 19, 2010, but also makeup for my mum and bridesmaids. I can't say Read more...
Riese did not only my makeup for my wedding on June 19, 2010, but also makeup for my mum and bridesmaids. I can't say enough good things about her! She was readily available by phone (and facebook), has a wonderfully warm and infectious personality, did a FANTASTIC job, and one can tell she loves her job and is serious about her craft. She also recommended a hairdresser that worked miracles for us, too. :-) My makeup looked amazing both in person and in pictures, held up for over 12 hours, and came off super easy at the end of the night. I felt like a million bucks on my wedding day! I would recommend Riese to anyone--in fact, I already have recommended her to several friends. Thanks again, Riese! Read less
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Riese Lauriat - Professional Makeup Artist responded with the following comments:

Marissa....thank you!!!! You gals were so much fun! I'm glad you loved it and appreciate the review ;)
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ashley
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Very professsional, fabulously talented! One of the best "beauty/makeup" experiences I've had. Riese was very patient and make the whole process relaxing and enjoyable. Would definately recommend to a friend and would use her services again!
Very professsional, fabulously talented! One of the best "beauty/makeup" experiences I've had. Riese was very patient and Read more...
Very professsional, fabulously talented! One of the best "beauty/makeup" experiences I've had. Riese was very patient and make the whole process relaxing and enjoyable. Would definately recommend to a friend and would use her services again! Read less
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Wren's mom
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Riese is amazing. She did my makeup for a vintage photo shoot and I have never had so much fun with makeup or looked so good in my life. I will definitely use her again for any of my makeup needs. Plus she is a ton of fun! I would recommend her to anyone.
Riese is amazing. She did my makeup for a vintage photo shoot and I have never had so much fun with makeup or looked so Read more...
Riese is amazing. She did my makeup for a vintage photo shoot and I have never had so much fun with makeup or looked so good in my life. I will definitely use her again for any of my makeup needs. Plus she is a ton of fun! I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Kodasmom
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Riese did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL job with my make up for vintage photo shoot. I do not like the feel of heavy makeup, but didn't have to worry about that with Riese. She made me look great and told me how to take care of a problem I was having with my skin. After following her advice on the issue, it has resolved. Loved the job she did for the photo shoot and will definitely return to her for future services. Thanks for the GREATjob
Riese did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL job with my make up for vintage photo shoot. I do not like the feel of heavy makeup, but Read more...
Riese did an absolutely BEAUTIFUL job with my make up for vintage photo shoot. I do not like the feel of heavy makeup, but didn't have to worry about that with Riese. She made me look great and told me how to take care of a problem I was having with my skin. After following her advice on the issue, it has resolved. Loved the job she did for the photo shoot and will definitely return to her for future services. Thanks for the GREATjob Read less
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Rosie
Wedding:
2/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Riese is the best!! Riese has done my makeup quite a few times for different events that I have attended. I am very picky about my makeup as well as my hair so it is hard for me to relax while receiving those services but with Riese I trust her and I know she is going to make me look good, so I can relax during my services. Thank you Riese for always making me look beautiful!!!
Riese is the best!! Riese has done my makeup quite a few times for different events that I have attended. I am very picky Read more...
Riese is the best!! Riese has done my makeup quite a few times for different events that I have attended. I am very picky about my makeup as well as my hair so it is hard for me to relax while receiving those services but with Riese I trust her and I know she is going to make me look good, so I can relax during my services. Thank you Riese for always making me look beautiful!!! Read less
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Riese Lauriat - Professional Makeup Artist responded with the following comments:

Thank you ladies...You are the reason I do what I do!!!

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