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Susan Lim Makeup Artist

VA
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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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What beauty services do you offer?
Consultations, Makeup, Multiple Stylists, On-Site Service, Trial Service
What makeup services do you offer?
Airbrush Makeup, Contour Makeup, Fake Lashes, Tattoo Coverage
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
12
Are you a licensed professional?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan was the best vendor I worked with for my May 2015 wedding, and I only chose good vendors. I was anxious about a lot of the wedding planning process but I was not worried about how I would look because I had confidence in Susan's talents as a makeup artist. Trust me, you do NOT want to hire a makeup artist who will only do an "okay" job. I received so many compliments about my beauty on my wedding day and I knew they were genuine compliments due to great makeup. Susan was so sweet and professional to work with. No complaints!!! I have been recommending her to everyone I know.
Susan was the best vendor I worked with for my May 2015 wedding, and I only chose good vendors. I was anxious about a lot Read more...
Susan was the best vendor I worked with for my May 2015 wedding, and I only chose good vendors. I was anxious about a lot of the wedding planning process but I was not worried about how I would look because I had confidence in Susan's talents as a makeup artist. Trust me, you do NOT want to hire a makeup artist who will only do an "okay" job. I received so many compliments about my beauty on my wedding day and I knew they were genuine compliments due to great makeup. Susan was so sweet and professional to work with. No complaints!!! I have been recommending her to everyone I know. Read less
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Mineko
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed me into a bride whose inner joy radiated through glowing cheeks and twinkling eyes at very short notice. Let me explain. I emailed Susan in an absolute frenzy. My wedding was 2 weeks away and the MUA I chose had me looking more disco than daytime bride. I needed a miracle. Susan came to the rescue and even fit me in for a trial session despite the time crunch. I was beyond grateful.

At the trial, Susan set out to create 2 different looks on each side of my face, enhancing half with a dramatic smokey eye, and the remainder with a softer look. She also worked on an eyebrow, giving it the bold definition it lacked all these years. Susan kept me involved in the process, informing me what she was applying, asking me vital questions and having me stand 10 steps away from the mirror so I could see the full effect from a distance. I LOVED this interactive process. During previous trials elsewhere, my chair was turned completely away from the mirror, while the MUA silently applied makeup without asking for input. My mind was blown when Susan applied 4 different glosses on each corner of my lip and asked me what I preferred. Surprisingly, this abundance of choice made it easier to choose the winning shade, since it stood out against the other runner-ups.

On my wedding day, Susan worked quickly and confidently, priming and contouring my roundish face into something more learner and defined finishing it off with big, bright eyes which completely camouflaged my 3 hour slumber. I truly felt touched by magic. All in all, I cannot thank Susan enough for being so accommodating and for being such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any occasion. I look forward to following her meteoric rise on Instagram and for other opportunities where I can be touched by Susan's magic again.
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed Read more...
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed me into a bride whose inner joy radiated through glowing cheeks and twinkling eyes at very short notice. Let me explain. I emailed Susan in an absolute frenzy. My wedding was 2 weeks away and the MUA I chose had me looking more disco than daytime bride. I needed a miracle. Susan came to the rescue and even fit me in for a trial session despite the time crunch. I was beyond grateful.

At the trial, Susan set out to create 2 different looks on each side of my face, enhancing half with a dramatic smokey eye, and the remainder with a softer look. She also worked on an eyebrow, giving it the bold definition it lacked all these years. Susan kept me involved in the process, informing me what she was applying, asking me vital questions and having me stand 10 steps away from the mirror so I could see the full effect from a distance. I LOVED this interactive process. During previous trials elsewhere, my chair was turned completely away from the mirror, while the MUA silently applied makeup without asking for input. My mind was blown when Susan applied 4 different glosses on each corner of my lip and asked me what I preferred. Surprisingly, this abundance of choice made it easier to choose the winning shade, since it stood out against the other runner-ups.

On my wedding day, Susan worked quickly and confidently, priming and contouring my roundish face into something more learner and defined finishing it off with big, bright eyes which completely camouflaged my 3 hour slumber. I truly felt touched by magic. All in all, I cannot thank Susan enough for being so accommodating and for being such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any occasion. I look forward to following her meteoric rise on Instagram and for other opportunities where I can be touched by Susan's magic again. Read less
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Mineko
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed me into a bride whose inner joy radiated through glowing cheeks and twinkling eyes at very short notice. Let me explain. I emailed Susan in an absolute frenzy. My wedding was 2 weeks away and the MUA I chose had me looking more disco than daytime bride. I needed a miracle. Susan came to the rescue and even fit me in for a trial session despite the time crunch. I was beyond grateful.

At the trial, Susan set out to create 2 different looks on each side of my face, enhancing half with a dramatic smokey eye, and the remainder with a softer look. She also worked on an eyebrow, giving it the bold definition it lacked all these years. Susan kept me involved in the process, informing me what she was applying, asking me vital questions and having me stand 10 steps away from the mirror so I could see the full effect from a distance. I LOVED this interactive process. During previous trials elsewhere, my chair was turned completely away from the mirror, while the MUA silently applied makeup without asking for input. My mind was blown when Susan applied 4 different glosses on each corner of my lip and asked me what I preferred. Surprisingly, this abundance of choice made it easier to choose the winning shade, since it stood out against the other runner-ups.

On my wedding day, Susan worked quickly and meticulously, priming and contouring my roundish face into a learner and defined one, finishing it off with big, bright eyes which completely camouflaged my 3 hour slumber. I truly felt touched by magic. All in all, I cannot thank Susan enough for being so accommodating and for being such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any occasion. I look forward to following her meteoric rise on Instagram and for other opportunities where I can be touched by Susan's magic again.
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed Read more...
Susan is my super hero. She literally saved me from looking like a drag queen on my wedding day. Instead, she transformed me into a bride whose inner joy radiated through glowing cheeks and twinkling eyes at very short notice. Let me explain. I emailed Susan in an absolute frenzy. My wedding was 2 weeks away and the MUA I chose had me looking more disco than daytime bride. I needed a miracle. Susan came to the rescue and even fit me in for a trial session despite the time crunch. I was beyond grateful.

At the trial, Susan set out to create 2 different looks on each side of my face, enhancing half with a dramatic smokey eye, and the remainder with a softer look. She also worked on an eyebrow, giving it the bold definition it lacked all these years. Susan kept me involved in the process, informing me what she was applying, asking me vital questions and having me stand 10 steps away from the mirror so I could see the full effect from a distance. I LOVED this interactive process. During previous trials elsewhere, my chair was turned completely away from the mirror, while the MUA silently applied makeup without asking for input. My mind was blown when Susan applied 4 different glosses on each corner of my lip and asked me what I preferred. Surprisingly, this abundance of choice made it easier to choose the winning shade, since it stood out against the other runner-ups.

On my wedding day, Susan worked quickly and meticulously, priming and contouring my roundish face into a learner and defined one, finishing it off with big, bright eyes which completely camouflaged my 3 hour slumber. I truly felt touched by magic. All in all, I cannot thank Susan enough for being so accommodating and for being such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any occasion. I look forward to following her meteoric rise on Instagram and for other opportunities where I can be touched by Susan's magic again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This is a very tough review for me to write. I want it to be absolutely perfect to reflect the great job! When I say job, I really should clarify being a makeup artist is not just a “job” to her. Making brides beautiful is her passion. She goes above and beyond what is required of her to bring out every detail to perfection. She sent me a 2-3 page questionnaire to fill prior to doing my trial. With everything she requested including pictures, my response end up being eight pages. She reviewed every last detail. As far as I know, no other makeup artist is willing to devote this kind of time to a bride. You know the expression “no one is going to care about your wedding as much as you will"; well Susan is the exception. The way Susan was asking me details about my wedding made me feel like she was my DOC.

I wish I had hired her when I first heard about her. It would have saved a lot of headache. I interviewed a couple of other makeup artists prior to contacting Susan. Those other makeup artists were awful for a variety of reasons. Before you rule out Susan for being too expensive, inquire about her prices and talk to her on the phone. She put me at such an ease, I signed a contract without even doing a trial. I trusted her to give me the look I wanted.

If you are interested in Susan, contact her ASAP. She gets booked up fast and come very highly recommended. I had three independent people who recommended her. As soon as you booked your venue, your next task should be booking Susan Lim! My friend contacted Susan more than a year out but unfortunately Susan was already booked. I cannot express how important it is to book her ASAP. Booking a makeup artist ended being the hardest vendor for me to book. I was very fortunate she was not book yet but do not take any chances, call her NOW!

P.S. An additional plus is that Susan is such a wonderful person to share your day. She didn’t felt like a vendor but one of the girls!
This is a very tough review for me to write. I want it to be absolutely perfect to reflect the great job! When I say job, Read more...
This is a very tough review for me to write. I want it to be absolutely perfect to reflect the great job! When I say job, I really should clarify being a makeup artist is not just a “job” to her. Making brides beautiful is her passion. She goes above and beyond what is required of her to bring out every detail to perfection. She sent me a 2-3 page questionnaire to fill prior to doing my trial. With everything she requested including pictures, my response end up being eight pages. She reviewed every last detail. As far as I know, no other makeup artist is willing to devote this kind of time to a bride. You know the expression “no one is going to care about your wedding as much as you will"; well Susan is the exception. The way Susan was asking me details about my wedding made me feel like she was my DOC.

I wish I had hired her when I first heard about her. It would have saved a lot of headache. I interviewed a couple of other makeup artists prior to contacting Susan. Those other makeup artists were awful for a variety of reasons. Before you rule out Susan for being too expensive, inquire about her prices and talk to her on the phone. She put me at such an ease, I signed a contract without even doing a trial. I trusted her to give me the look I wanted.

If you are interested in Susan, contact her ASAP. She gets booked up fast and come very highly recommended. I had three independent people who recommended her. As soon as you booked your venue, your next task should be booking Susan Lim! My friend contacted Susan more than a year out but unfortunately Susan was already booked. I cannot express how important it is to book her ASAP. Booking a makeup artist ended being the hardest vendor for me to book. I was very fortunate she was not book yet but do not take any chances, call her NOW!

P.S. An additional plus is that Susan is such a wonderful person to share your day. She didn’t felt like a vendor but one of the girls! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Susan did an absolutely amazing job on me and my bridesmaids. She truly takes the time to get to know you, your skin, your preferences, and your style to create what I felt was a customized experience as a bride. The makeup was light, yet lasted all day and looked incredible in photos! She is meticulous in her method, yet efficient and you feel as though your face is her canvas. She really is an artist with great range. We could not have been happier with how everyone looked. If only I could work with Susan everyday!
Susan did an absolutely amazing job on me and my bridesmaids. She truly takes the time to get to know you, your skin, your Read more...
Susan did an absolutely amazing job on me and my bridesmaids. She truly takes the time to get to know you, your skin, your preferences, and your style to create what I felt was a customized experience as a bride. The makeup was light, yet lasted all day and looked incredible in photos! She is meticulous in her method, yet efficient and you feel as though your face is her canvas. She really is an artist with great range. We could not have been happier with how everyone looked. If only I could work with Susan everyday! Read less
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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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