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Susan Lim Makeup Artist

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Professional Makeup Artist specializing in HD Airbrush Makeup & Traditional Makeup.

The BEST way to contact me via email: susan@susanlimmakeupartist.com. Please do not contact... Read more
Professional Makeup Artist specializing in HD Airbrush Makeup & Traditional Makeup.

The BEST way to contact me via email: susan@susanlimmakeupartist.com. Please do not contact me through weddingwire, as your request/information may not go through

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Connie
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Even before I had my wedding date, I knew I wanted Susan Lim to be my make up artist. I had heard about her make up talents for many years. As soon as I got engaged, I contacted Susan to do my wedding day make up. It is a good thing I contacted Susan so early - many of my friends who I recommended to Susan were unable to retain her services for their wedding because she is incredibly popular and is booked more than a year in advance!

Susan was one of the few wedding vendors who I worked with who I had complete trust in. I was so confident in her skills that I had her to do my engagement picture make up without a need for a trial first.

Susan always promptly answered any and all questions I had (and I had many!), was truly a pleasure to spend hours with, and her make up skills are extraordinary. She was very receptive to how I wanted my make up to be done, and I was never afraid to speak my mind. During our trial make up session, she gave me (and I know many of her other clients) more time than is customary for a make up artist. She was such a pleasure to be around that I was sad when our almost 3 hour make up trial came to an end.
Even before I had my wedding date, I knew I wanted Susan Lim to be my make up artist. I had heard about her make up Read more...
Even before I had my wedding date, I knew I wanted Susan Lim to be my make up artist. I had heard about her make up talents for many years. As soon as I got engaged, I contacted Susan to do my wedding day make up. It is a good thing I contacted Susan so early - many of my friends who I recommended to Susan were unable to retain her services for their wedding because she is incredibly popular and is booked more than a year in advance!

Susan was one of the few wedding vendors who I worked with who I had complete trust in. I was so confident in her skills that I had her to do my engagement picture make up without a need for a trial first.

Susan always promptly answered any and all questions I had (and I had many!), was truly a pleasure to spend hours with, and her make up skills are extraordinary. She was very receptive to how I wanted my make up to be done, and I was never afraid to speak my mind. During our trial make up session, she gave me (and I know many of her other clients) more time than is customary for a make up artist. She was such a pleasure to be around that I was sad when our almost 3 hour make up trial came to an end. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I love Susan!!! She is not only amazing as a makeup artist but she has a wonderful personality as well! We hit it off in the beginning once our trial started, which helped me feel comfortable in being open to a lot of things I wasn't comfortable with, such as drawing in eyebrows, eyeshadow, lipstick. I am usually very light with my daily makeup and so I was afraid of doing the things listed above, but Susan asked me to be open and she was able to do everything just right and get me on board with subtle eyebrows, a neutral lipstick, and light eyeshadow. She is amazing-- she will make you look great on your big day and she is a total professional. Can't wait to use her services again for a family or baby shoot one day! 100% recommend Susan :)
I love Susan!!! She is not only amazing as a makeup artist but she has a wonderful personality as well! We hit it off in Read more...
I love Susan!!! She is not only amazing as a makeup artist but she has a wonderful personality as well! We hit it off in the beginning once our trial started, which helped me feel comfortable in being open to a lot of things I wasn't comfortable with, such as drawing in eyebrows, eyeshadow, lipstick. I am usually very light with my daily makeup and so I was afraid of doing the things listed above, but Susan asked me to be open and she was able to do everything just right and get me on board with subtle eyebrows, a neutral lipstick, and light eyeshadow. She is amazing-- she will make you look great on your big day and she is a total professional. Can't wait to use her services again for a family or baby shoot one day! 100% recommend Susan :) Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Susan was great from start to finish! From when I first contacted her, she was always extremely thorough in explaining her services and her contract. She has a great personality and provided amazing make-up for me and my mother-in-law on the day of my wedding! I know she's a busy woman, so book early! She's a little on the pricier side, but I think it was totally worth it!
Susan was great from start to finish! From when I first contacted her, she was always extremely thorough in explaining her Read more...
Susan was great from start to finish! From when I first contacted her, she was always extremely thorough in explaining her services and her contract. She has a great personality and provided amazing make-up for me and my mother-in-law on the day of my wedding! I know she's a busy woman, so book early! She's a little on the pricier side, but I think it was totally worth it! Read less
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Anni3exd
Wedding:
3/20/2015
5.0/5.0
First and foremost, I would recommend Susan to any of my friends. She was so helpful when I had no idea what I wanted in my wedding day makeup. She was patient and very informative. She knows what she is doing. She is not a makeup artist that uses the same generic makeup for all her clients. In fact, I have a twin sister, who was my maid of honor, and she did not do the same makeup on the both of us. She made sure to do our makeups differently to flatter our face shapes and our different facial features.

Secondly, I felt beautiful when she did my makeup. I did not look like a different person. I looked like myself, but a new and improved version of myself!

Lastly and most importantly, Susan really cares about her clients. She really connects to her brides and I can tell that she really cares. She definitely goes above and beyond what any other makeup artist would. I would use her services again and again. She has a great personality, which makes it easy for you to try makeup you would never try without her push and talent. I was so scared to do so much makeup, but she never pushed me to do any makeup style I did not feel comfortable with. She really listened to me but encouraged me to be open minded. She is so talented and personable, I was not afraid to trust her.

Brides, I felt beautiful on my wedding day and it would not have been possible without SUSAN! She was a major piece to how beautiful I felt on my wedding day, and that brides, is beyond priceless.
First and foremost, I would recommend Susan to any of my friends. She was so helpful when I had no idea what I wanted in Read more...
First and foremost, I would recommend Susan to any of my friends. She was so helpful when I had no idea what I wanted in my wedding day makeup. She was patient and very informative. She knows what she is doing. She is not a makeup artist that uses the same generic makeup for all her clients. In fact, I have a twin sister, who was my maid of honor, and she did not do the same makeup on the both of us. She made sure to do our makeups differently to flatter our face shapes and our different facial features.

Secondly, I felt beautiful when she did my makeup. I did not look like a different person. I looked like myself, but a new and improved version of myself!

Lastly and most importantly, Susan really cares about her clients. She really connects to her brides and I can tell that she really cares. She definitely goes above and beyond what any other makeup artist would. I would use her services again and again. She has a great personality, which makes it easy for you to try makeup you would never try without her push and talent. I was so scared to do so much makeup, but she never pushed me to do any makeup style I did not feel comfortable with. She really listened to me but encouraged me to be open minded. She is so talented and personable, I was not afraid to trust her.

Brides, I felt beautiful on my wedding day and it would not have been possible without SUSAN! She was a major piece to how beautiful I felt on my wedding day, and that brides, is beyond priceless. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
LOVED working with Susan!! I would definitely recommend her to all my friends. She's very knowledgeable and definitely knows what she is doing! I would definitely recommend doing the makeup trial. I wasn't very particular about how I wanted to do my makeup, but she somehow knew exactly what would look best on me. She only does the type of makeup that you're comfortable with. We tried different looks and were able to find the best look to use on my wedding day!

Not only did she did a wonderful job on my makeup, but on the other bridesmaids and moms as well. She's very easygoing and personable, which made the whole experience so relaxing and fun. I've had my makeup done for other weddings, but nothing compares to the experience I had with Susan. Thanks so much again Susan, you're the best!!
LOVED working with Susan!! I would definitely recommend her to all my friends. She's very knowledgeable and definitely Read more...
LOVED working with Susan!! I would definitely recommend her to all my friends. She's very knowledgeable and definitely knows what she is doing! I would definitely recommend doing the makeup trial. I wasn't very particular about how I wanted to do my makeup, but she somehow knew exactly what would look best on me. She only does the type of makeup that you're comfortable with. We tried different looks and were able to find the best look to use on my wedding day!

Not only did she did a wonderful job on my makeup, but on the other bridesmaids and moms as well. She's very easygoing and personable, which made the whole experience so relaxing and fun. I've had my makeup done for other weddings, but nothing compares to the experience I had with Susan. Thanks so much again Susan, you're the best!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing! (and that is an understatement!)
I contacted her through my sister who had Susan as her own wedding makeup artist. Not only does she really work with you to help achieve your ideal look, but she's extremely knowledgeable in her craft. She's great because she gives you various options as well as her recommendations but never pushes anything -- she's totally for helping you accomplish a feeling that fits in with the feel of your wedding! She was accomodating to drive out of her Northern Virginia range to my wedding site and was so sweet and friendly. I'm so grateful to Susan for helping to make this day really special.
Susan was amazing! (and that is an understatement!)
I contacted her through my sister who had Susan as her own wedding Read more...
Susan was amazing! (and that is an understatement!)
I contacted her through my sister who had Susan as her own wedding makeup artist. Not only does she really work with you to help achieve your ideal look, but she's extremely knowledgeable in her craft. She's great because she gives you various options as well as her recommendations but never pushes anything -- she's totally for helping you accomplish a feeling that fits in with the feel of your wedding! She was accomodating to drive out of her Northern Virginia range to my wedding site and was so sweet and friendly. I'm so grateful to Susan for helping to make this day really special. Read less
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Sunny
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I'll start off by saying I'm a very picky person! For my wedding I was looking for something that would look good in pictures but not overdone in real life. I asked around and was told who the best make-up artists were in the DC area and I just had to go with Susan Lim.

I contact Susan immediately after countless referrals, however I was devastated when I found out she was already booked!!! To make a long story short, I had trials with 4 other makeup artists in the area and although they did a good job, I found myself thinking and wishing how much I regret not having Susan as my makeup artist…

So, after discussing with my then fiancé, he said: “This is your only shot, no looking back, no regrets”. That’s when I realized I needed to book Susan even if it means getting my makeup done at 7AM (my ceremony was not until 2pm).

Looking back at all my experiences with the other makeup artist, you will not be disappointed with Susan at all. And here is why…

1. Susan responses are prompt. Susan always answered my questions and always responded in a timely manner. And I appreciated that so much!
2. For the amount of time Susan spends with you at a trial AND on the day of the wedding, her pricing is amazingly affordable!! You pretty much pay what you get. The other makeup artist that I had trials with were charging me more and spending less time with me. Susan spent a total of 3 hours with me at the trial and we went over so many things that at the end, I truly felt comfortable with all the choices we made for my bridal look. If you do your research, Susan’s pricing is very reasonable for her quality of service. Just to note, each of the other makeup artist I had trials with only spent 1-hr at each of the trial.
3. Susan is extremely detailed oriented. She used to be a teacher, which explains why she is so good with her communication and organizational skills. Her emails are very thorough and detailed. Which I really appreciate!!!
I'll start off by saying I'm a very picky person! For my wedding I was looking for something that would look good in Read more...
I'll start off by saying I'm a very picky person! For my wedding I was looking for something that would look good in pictures but not overdone in real life. I asked around and was told who the best make-up artists were in the DC area and I just had to go with Susan Lim.

I contact Susan immediately after countless referrals, however I was devastated when I found out she was already booked!!! To make a long story short, I had trials with 4 other makeup artists in the area and although they did a good job, I found myself thinking and wishing how much I regret not having Susan as my makeup artist…

So, after discussing with my then fiancé, he said: “This is your only shot, no looking back, no regrets”. That’s when I realized I needed to book Susan even if it means getting my makeup done at 7AM (my ceremony was not until 2pm).

Looking back at all my experiences with the other makeup artist, you will not be disappointed with Susan at all. And here is why…

1. Susan responses are prompt. Susan always answered my questions and always responded in a timely manner. And I appreciated that so much!
2. For the amount of time Susan spends with you at a trial AND on the day of the wedding, her pricing is amazingly affordable!! You pretty much pay what you get. The other makeup artist that I had trials with were charging me more and spending less time with me. Susan spent a total of 3 hours with me at the trial and we went over so many things that at the end, I truly felt comfortable with all the choices we made for my bridal look. If you do your research, Susan’s pricing is very reasonable for her quality of service. Just to note, each of the other makeup artist I had trials with only spent 1-hr at each of the trial.
3. Susan is extremely detailed oriented. She used to be a teacher, which explains why she is so good with her communication and organizational skills. Her emails are very thorough and detailed. Which I really appreciate!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
You can't go wrong with Susan! I looked everywhere for an Asian makeup artist for my wedding day and luckily came across Susan who also had raving reviews! Not only is she professional, she's so sweet, talented, and attentive! She was always very responsive and very detail oriented. Her process is thorough which I loved...it'll only benefit you in the end! She also took my photographer into consideration and his photography style/light etc. I don't usually wear make up so she worked with me to determine my comfort level and was extremely patient in making sure it suited me and most importantly that I was comfortable. I didn't have a bridal party but would definitely recommend her to all my friends and would use her again in a heartbeat!
You can't go wrong with Susan! I looked everywhere for an Asian makeup artist for my wedding day and luckily came across Read more...
You can't go wrong with Susan! I looked everywhere for an Asian makeup artist for my wedding day and luckily came across Susan who also had raving reviews! Not only is she professional, she's so sweet, talented, and attentive! She was always very responsive and very detail oriented. Her process is thorough which I loved...it'll only benefit you in the end! She also took my photographer into consideration and his photography style/light etc. I don't usually wear make up so she worked with me to determine my comfort level and was extremely patient in making sure it suited me and most importantly that I was comfortable. I didn't have a bridal party but would definitely recommend her to all my friends and would use her again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing through and through. From the first email correspondence to the day of the wedding, she was extremely thorough and friendly via all lines of communication. Not only was she very personable but also remained professional throughout our entire experience. Susan made me feel comfortable immediately but also gave suggestions on how to enhance my features while remaining within my comfort zone. I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with Susan for my wedding makeup. Additionally, all my friends and family commented on how they thought this was the best wedding makeup they've ever seen and they kept asking for Susan's contact information to use her services for future events. Susan, thank you so much for everything, you're truly a gem!
Susan was amazing through and through. From the first email correspondence to the day of the wedding, she was extremely Read more...
Susan was amazing through and through. From the first email correspondence to the day of the wedding, she was extremely thorough and friendly via all lines of communication. Not only was she very personable but also remained professional throughout our entire experience. Susan made me feel comfortable immediately but also gave suggestions on how to enhance my features while remaining within my comfort zone. I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with Susan for my wedding makeup. Additionally, all my friends and family commented on how they thought this was the best wedding makeup they've ever seen and they kept asking for Susan's contact information to use her services for future events. Susan, thank you so much for everything, you're truly a gem! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Pros:
Susan was lovely to work with! She was very thorough and made sure that she understood exactly what you were looking for. She has a very calm presence about her that helps during the madness of the wedding day. She's also very prepared by being one step ahead and gives guidance when needed. My bridesmaids and I are very particular about our makeup but we all felt so pretty and pleased with Susan's work.
Cons:
Not really anything bad I can say but for the sake of the review and for helpful feedback...
She was a little bit more expensive than other makeup artists than I interviewed with (especially bc we upgraded to airbrush) but I think she was worth it! Her emails were very lengthy. For those who may not need as much direction, it can be a lot to read at times - completely understand that is the process to get exactly what you want though.
Pros:
Susan was lovely to work with! She was very thorough and made sure that she understood exactly what you were Read more...
Pros:
Susan was lovely to work with! She was very thorough and made sure that she understood exactly what you were looking for. She has a very calm presence about her that helps during the madness of the wedding day. She's also very prepared by being one step ahead and gives guidance when needed. My bridesmaids and I are very particular about our makeup but we all felt so pretty and pleased with Susan's work.
Cons:
Not really anything bad I can say but for the sake of the review and for helpful feedback...
She was a little bit more expensive than other makeup artists than I interviewed with (especially bc we upgraded to airbrush) but I think she was worth it! Her emails were very lengthy. For those who may not need as much direction, it can be a lot to read at times - completely understand that is the process to get exactly what you want though. Read less
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