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Shimmer and Spice

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA 19146 US (map)

PHONE

551-556-7145
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ABOUT US

I’ve been doing makeup since I was a little girl, it all started when I would sneak into my moms room to sit at her vanity and play for hours. To start my career I went to the Make-up... Read more
I’ve been doing makeup since I was a little girl, it all started when I would sneak into my moms room to sit at her vanity and play for hours. To start my career I went to the Make-up Designory, NYC in 2006; I knew I had to move to New York. I started working for a custom-blend makeup line called Giella at Henri Bendel, which is where I first started blending makeup. I learned so much working on real woman of all ages, shapes, colors and sizes. I still offer custom lipstick for my brides to this day! {{Fun fact: Make-up by Mario also got his start working at the same cosmetic line. He left the counter to be Kim K's makeup artist when I started}} I’m from Pennsylvania originally and when I moved back, I opened a custom-blend makeup boutique in Philadelphia, and I set it up like a kitchen with makeup pigments in spice racks along the wall. This is where the name "Shimmer and Spice" was born. They didn’t do it like that at Bendel’s — I just always had that idea in the back of my head. It was a lot of fun but I started to get really busy on Saturdays with weddings so I decided to close it and work freelance. I know I will eventually open up a shop again when the timing is right but for now I'm having a best with my brides, and growing the Shimmer and Spice team

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Facials, Makeup, Trial Service
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
12

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
3/31/2017
5.0/5.0
Kristyn was awesome! She is a such a professional and does really amazing work. She made me look so beautiful the day of my wedding. All of my bridesmaid were super happy with how their make-up too! The day of my wedding the weather was horrible, 45 mph winds and pouring rain. While my hair was a mess by the end of the pictures (we took some pictures outside) my make-up still looked perfect by the end of the photos and throughout the whole night! She was very responsive and organized throughout the whole process. She is really great to work with and her assistants also do amazing work. Kristyn actually did the make-up for my sisters wedding and she did an awesome job which is why I decided to book her for my wedding too! She is really great and if you book with her you will feel amazing on your wedding day! Highly recommend!!
Kristyn was awesome! She is a such a professional and does really amazing work. She made me look so beautiful the day of Read more...
Kristyn was awesome! She is a such a professional and does really amazing work. She made me look so beautiful the day of my wedding. All of my bridesmaid were super happy with how their make-up too! The day of my wedding the weather was horrible, 45 mph winds and pouring rain. While my hair was a mess by the end of the pictures (we took some pictures outside) my make-up still looked perfect by the end of the photos and throughout the whole night! She was very responsive and organized throughout the whole process. She is really great to work with and her assistants also do amazing work. Kristyn actually did the make-up for my sisters wedding and she did an awesome job which is why I decided to book her for my wedding too! She is really great and if you book with her you will feel amazing on your wedding day! Highly recommend!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Kristyn has done my makeup for a few photoshoots and every time I'm obsessed! I don't wear a ton of makeup, but she always listens to what I'm going for and makes me look natural and pretty.

Beyond that, she's the person you want when you're feeling stressed about a big event or shoot. Kristyn is so funny and totally chill. I wish she could do my makeup every day!
Kristyn has done my makeup for a few photoshoots and every time I'm obsessed! I don't wear a ton of makeup, but she always Read more...
Kristyn has done my makeup for a few photoshoots and every time I'm obsessed! I don't wear a ton of makeup, but she always listens to what I'm going for and makes me look natural and pretty.

Beyond that, she's the person you want when you're feeling stressed about a big event or shoot. Kristyn is so funny and totally chill. I wish she could do my makeup every day! Read less
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Bernadette
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Shimmer and Spice did a phenomenal job for my December wedding. I am VERY picky about makeup and so I was very impressed by Kristyn's professional background and variety of makeup artistry she can implement. My wedding day makeup was absolutely stunning. Kristyn applied everything flawlessly and was so flexible when I decided to really change up my look that we first used during my trial. The premium lashes that she uses were unlike any that I've seen before and looked so naturally lush. I really felt gorgeous all day, and I appreciated her ability to provide me with make up items, like translucent powder, that she customized for me. My sisters and bridesmaids who used her services and her assistant were also very happy with their makeup looks. She was able to work with my 14 year old niece and make sure she looked beautifully natural and appropriate for her age. Finally, I appreciated the trial process and her flexibility since I was coming from out of town. Her studio where she works had the best vibe! I highly recommend Shimmer and Spice for your wedding day makeup.
Shimmer and Spice did a phenomenal job for my December wedding. I am VERY picky about makeup and so I was very impressed Read more...
Shimmer and Spice did a phenomenal job for my December wedding. I am VERY picky about makeup and so I was very impressed by Kristyn's professional background and variety of makeup artistry she can implement. My wedding day makeup was absolutely stunning. Kristyn applied everything flawlessly and was so flexible when I decided to really change up my look that we first used during my trial. The premium lashes that she uses were unlike any that I've seen before and looked so naturally lush. I really felt gorgeous all day, and I appreciated her ability to provide me with make up items, like translucent powder, that she customized for me. My sisters and bridesmaids who used her services and her assistant were also very happy with their makeup looks. She was able to work with my 14 year old niece and make sure she looked beautifully natural and appropriate for her age. Finally, I appreciated the trial process and her flexibility since I was coming from out of town. Her studio where she works had the best vibe! I highly recommend Shimmer and Spice for your wedding day makeup. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My bridal makeup was beyond anything I dreamed it could be. Kristyn easily achieved the fine line of making me look glamorous, yet still like my self - my most glamorous self! It was a look I didn't know I wanted until after we had done our trial and then I had my hair trial, and when I described the change to her she immediately grasped what I was looking for and nailed it perfectly. The day of the wedding, she was such a calming presence in a somewhat hectic environment (smallish Manhattan hotel room!), and I so appreciated both her professionalism and flexibility. She provided the exact skills I needed - both in terms of my makeup and her relaxed personality. I can't recommend her enough!
My bridal makeup was beyond anything I dreamed it could be. Kristyn easily achieved the fine line of making me look Read more...
My bridal makeup was beyond anything I dreamed it could be. Kristyn easily achieved the fine line of making me look glamorous, yet still like my self - my most glamorous self! It was a look I didn't know I wanted until after we had done our trial and then I had my hair trial, and when I described the change to her she immediately grasped what I was looking for and nailed it perfectly. The day of the wedding, she was such a calming presence in a somewhat hectic environment (smallish Manhattan hotel room!), and I so appreciated both her professionalism and flexibility. She provided the exact skills I needed - both in terms of my makeup and her relaxed personality. I can't recommend her enough! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I used Shimmer and Spice for my wedding day makeup and was beyond impressed with Kristyn and her assistant! I’m not a girl that wears much makeup and my husband had one request – I look like myself on our wedding day. After having my trial with Kristyn I knew she was going to be able to make me feel beautiful, yet still look natural and not overdone. I loved everything about my makeup – it was absolutely perfect!

My sister is getting married in March and also booked Kristyn since she loved my trial makeup. After we saw how the makeup turned out for my wedding, my sister said, “I’m so happy I booked her! “All my bridesmaids loved their makeup and my mom looked stunning, too. I would highly recommend Shimmer and Spice to anyone looking for a wedding makeup artist! Kristyn’s the best makeup artist out there!
I used Shimmer and Spice for my wedding day makeup and was beyond impressed with Kristyn and her assistant! I’m not a girl Read more...
I used Shimmer and Spice for my wedding day makeup and was beyond impressed with Kristyn and her assistant! I’m not a girl that wears much makeup and my husband had one request – I look like myself on our wedding day. After having my trial with Kristyn I knew she was going to be able to make me feel beautiful, yet still look natural and not overdone. I loved everything about my makeup – it was absolutely perfect!

My sister is getting married in March and also booked Kristyn since she loved my trial makeup. After we saw how the makeup turned out for my wedding, my sister said, “I’m so happy I booked her! “All my bridesmaids loved their makeup and my mom looked stunning, too. I would highly recommend Shimmer and Spice to anyone looking for a wedding makeup artist! Kristyn’s the best makeup artist out there! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Kristyn did my make-up for my bridal shower and bachelorette party, which were on the same day. She did my make-up at 9am and it stayed PERFECT until I got home at 2am. In between the shower and bachelorette, I used a beauty blender to smooth any creases caused by sweat (it was 90 degrees that day!) while everything else stayed in place.

We didn't do a trial but I had a very specific "look" in mind. I showed Kristyn a few photos of make-up inspiration, my dress and how I would wear my hair and she did exactly what I wanted!

Despite the hot day, my make-up never looked caked on or flakey! She even gave me tips on how to remedy my dry skin. I would absolutely recommend Shimmer and Spice!!
Kristyn did my make-up for my bridal shower and bachelorette party, which were on the same day. She did my make-up at 9am Read more...
Kristyn did my make-up for my bridal shower and bachelorette party, which were on the same day. She did my make-up at 9am and it stayed PERFECT until I got home at 2am. In between the shower and bachelorette, I used a beauty blender to smooth any creases caused by sweat (it was 90 degrees that day!) while everything else stayed in place.

We didn't do a trial but I had a very specific "look" in mind. I showed Kristyn a few photos of make-up inspiration, my dress and how I would wear my hair and she did exactly what I wanted!

Despite the hot day, my make-up never looked caked on or flakey! She even gave me tips on how to remedy my dry skin. I would absolutely recommend Shimmer and Spice!! Read less
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Ghazal
Wedding:
5/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Kristyn is an amazing artist. Every step of the way from the practice session to the big day went perfectly. She is extremely professional but also very friendly. She got to the venue a little earlier and was set up and ready to go by the time we had scheduled. All my bridesmaids and both my moms were extremely happy with their make up. and I looked amazing! I still looked like myself, but the most beautiful version of myself! I loved looking at every single picture; thinking wow, that's me!
Our wedding day was really hot. We spent a few hours with the photographer outside in the 94 degree direct sun. Then we danced non-stop from 6pm to 12pm, and after all that, my make up was still FLAWLESS. I can't thank Kristyn enough for that.
I strongly recommend Shimmer and Spice to all brides who want to look and feel their most beautiful on their big day!
Kristyn is an amazing artist. Every step of the way from the practice session to the big day went perfectly. She is Read more...
Kristyn is an amazing artist. Every step of the way from the practice session to the big day went perfectly. She is extremely professional but also very friendly. She got to the venue a little earlier and was set up and ready to go by the time we had scheduled. All my bridesmaids and both my moms were extremely happy with their make up. and I looked amazing! I still looked like myself, but the most beautiful version of myself! I loved looking at every single picture; thinking wow, that's me!
Our wedding day was really hot. We spent a few hours with the photographer outside in the 94 degree direct sun. Then we danced non-stop from 6pm to 12pm, and after all that, my make up was still FLAWLESS. I can't thank Kristyn enough for that.
I strongly recommend Shimmer and Spice to all brides who want to look and feel their most beautiful on their big day! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/19/2015
5.0/5.0
I've had Kristyn do my makeup a number of times but perhaps most memorable was working with her on my wedding day! Not only was Kristyn incredibly professional and talented, she was sweet and adorable and calmed my nerves by talking me through the morning! She listened to my needs and vision and was patient with me through the entire process of the trial up through my wedding day! In part to her my wedding was absolutely perfect and to this day I've never felt more beautiful than I did on that day! She worked with my wedding party as well, who were all thrilled and have since recommended her to friends and relatives. I too I highly recommend booking Kristyn for your wedding day or any other occasion for which you want to look and feel your best!
I've had Kristyn do my makeup a number of times but perhaps most memorable was working with her on my wedding day! Not Read more...
I've had Kristyn do my makeup a number of times but perhaps most memorable was working with her on my wedding day! Not only was Kristyn incredibly professional and talented, she was sweet and adorable and calmed my nerves by talking me through the morning! She listened to my needs and vision and was patient with me through the entire process of the trial up through my wedding day! In part to her my wedding was absolutely perfect and to this day I've never felt more beautiful than I did on that day! She worked with my wedding party as well, who were all thrilled and have since recommended her to friends and relatives. I too I highly recommend booking Kristyn for your wedding day or any other occasion for which you want to look and feel your best! Read less
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Jacklynn
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Kristyn of Shimmer and Spice is so talented, I've never felt better and after seeing our photos-I am convinced that the makeup was perfect! My mom, sister-in-law and friends looked so beautiful and I know they were so happy with the results. Kristyn and her assistant met us at the hotel day of with all of their supplies and extras in hand for us to touch up over the course of the evening! Before the wedding, Kristyn worked with me to perfect the look that would make me both feel and look amazing and it definitly worked. I highly reccommend Shimmer and Spice!
Kristyn of Shimmer and Spice is so talented, I've never felt better and after seeing our photos-I am convinced that the Read more...
Kristyn of Shimmer and Spice is so talented, I've never felt better and after seeing our photos-I am convinced that the makeup was perfect! My mom, sister-in-law and friends looked so beautiful and I know they were so happy with the results. Kristyn and her assistant met us at the hotel day of with all of their supplies and extras in hand for us to touch up over the course of the evening! Before the wedding, Kristyn worked with me to perfect the look that would make me both feel and look amazing and it definitly worked. I highly reccommend Shimmer and Spice! Read less
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gretchen
Wedding:
9/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Kristyn is a fantastic make-up artist. I have known her for years and she provides the best service. she personally creates the look you want by listening to your ideas and implementing her own to best fit your style.
Kristyn is a fantastic make-up artist. I have known her for years and she provides the best service. she personally Read more...
Kristyn is a fantastic make-up artist. I have known her for years and she provides the best service. she personally creates the look you want by listening to your ideas and implementing her own to best fit your style. Read less
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DEALS

A Gift for You!
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As a gift to you, I will design you a custom lipstick that you can use for touch-ups on your wedding day and any other special eent you may want to wear it for.
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A Gift for You!
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store  
As a gift to you, I will design you a custom lipstick that you can use for touch-ups on your wedding day and any other special eent you may want to wear it for.
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