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Susan Lim Makeup Artist

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

Website is currently under-construction, but you can view portfolio on facebook page (Susan... Read more
Professional Makeup Artist specializing in HD Airbrush Makeup & Traditional Makeup.

Website is currently under-construction, but you can view portfolio on facebook page (Susan Lim Makeup Artist). For all inquiries, please email: Susan@Susanmakeupartist.com. Please do NOT contact me through this (weddingwire.com) website.

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INFO FOR BEAUTY & HEALTH

What beauty services do you offer?
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 | Traditional Makeup | Xtreme Lash Extensions | Makeup Lesson | Personal Shopper | Pageantry and Stage Makeup

REVIEWS

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Sara
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was one of the best investments we made for my wedding. She was very warm, friendly, and extremely easy to work. I immediately knew I was in good hands when she emailed me detailed instructions on how I should prepare for the wedding trial to make sure everything went along swimmingly. I was even encouraged to do some makeup "homework" because Susan was interested in various aspects of my wedding (dress, flowers, looks I liked, etc.) so she could make sure my makeup matched my overall wedding vision. In all, these extra steps on Susan's end assured me that she would do everything she possibly could to help me achieve the look I wanted for my wedding. She also quelled a lot of my doubts because I am someone who doesn't typically wear makeup or know very much about the subject matter. Also on the day of, I felt so special because on the day of the wedding Susan remembered everything we discussed during the trial and the makeup session went on without a hitch. At the end of the session, I had never felt so beautiful and this feeling lingered the entire day because my makeup did not budge even through sweat and tears. Overall, I cannot recommend Susan enough. She truly is the best. It is no surprise she has received numerous accolades for the excellent service she provides over the years.
Susan was one of the best investments we made for my wedding. She was very warm, friendly, and extremely easy to work. I Read more...
Susan was one of the best investments we made for my wedding. She was very warm, friendly, and extremely easy to work. I immediately knew I was in good hands when she emailed me detailed instructions on how I should prepare for the wedding trial to make sure everything went along swimmingly. I was even encouraged to do some makeup "homework" because Susan was interested in various aspects of my wedding (dress, flowers, looks I liked, etc.) so she could make sure my makeup matched my overall wedding vision. In all, these extra steps on Susan's end assured me that she would do everything she possibly could to help me achieve the look I wanted for my wedding. She also quelled a lot of my doubts because I am someone who doesn't typically wear makeup or know very much about the subject matter. Also on the day of, I felt so special because on the day of the wedding Susan remembered everything we discussed during the trial and the makeup session went on without a hitch. At the end of the session, I had never felt so beautiful and this feeling lingered the entire day because my makeup did not budge even through sweat and tears. Overall, I cannot recommend Susan enough. She truly is the best. It is no surprise she has received numerous accolades for the excellent service she provides over the years. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
Susan is extremely professional and will make you look beautiful. Period, it's that simple. Her work is absolutely stunning and she really knows her stuff. She takes into account everything from your dress to the color scheme to the type of make up you typically wear, etc. and is very very professional. Trust her expertise and listen to all of her suggestions!

I got airbrush make up done and it lasted all night--I barely reapplied and I got many compliments. It looked great in pictures and I loved the fake eyelashes that she applied for my bridesmaids and myself! They look natural but definitely enhanced and brought out everyone's eyes without looking fake.
Susan is extremely professional and will make you look beautiful. Period, it's that simple. Her work is absolutely Read more...
Susan is extremely professional and will make you look beautiful. Period, it's that simple. Her work is absolutely stunning and she really knows her stuff. She takes into account everything from your dress to the color scheme to the type of make up you typically wear, etc. and is very very professional. Trust her expertise and listen to all of her suggestions!

I got airbrush make up done and it lasted all night--I barely reapplied and I got many compliments. It looked great in pictures and I loved the fake eyelashes that she applied for my bridesmaids and myself! They look natural but definitely enhanced and brought out everyone's eyes without looking fake. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing! She made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped into the trial. I usually do not wear a lot of makeup and do not know a lot about it, and Susan was able to take it and go with it and used the right amount on my face. I loved my makeup for the wedding!
Susan was amazing! She made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped into the trial. I usually do not wear a lot of Read more...
Susan was amazing! She made me feel comfortable from the moment I stepped into the trial. I usually do not wear a lot of makeup and do not know a lot about it, and Susan was able to take it and go with it and used the right amount on my face. I loved my makeup for the wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan did my make-up for my wedding, and she did such a fabulous job. She is such an expert, and was able to create a beautiful natural look that I felt comfortable wearing - though she definitely made me into a fake eye lash convert!

Susan is incredibly professional and a very nice woman. I definitely would recommend her!
Susan did my make-up for my wedding, and she did such a fabulous job. She is such an expert, and was able to create a Read more...
Susan did my make-up for my wedding, and she did such a fabulous job. She is such an expert, and was able to create a beautiful natural look that I felt comfortable wearing - though she definitely made me into a fake eye lash convert!

Susan is incredibly professional and a very nice woman. I definitely would recommend her! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
LOVED LOVED LOVED working with Susan!!! She was one of the first vendors I booked (probably before we even had a date set!!) I knew I needed a good makeup artist since pictures are important and we needed to look good for those everlasting photos!! I didn't meet Susan until she came over to do my makeup for our engagement photos. She understood that I wanted to go with a natural look and she gave me exactly what I wanted. Our engagement photos turned out FABULOUS thanks to Susan!!! My wedding trial with her was just as easy... I wanted to go for a natural look since I don't wear much makeup on a daily basis and she gave me the look that was perfect for me. She never tried to push me to wear more makeup or do something I wasn't comfortable with (no crazy eyeshadow or anything like that). My airbrushed makeup stayed on throughout the wedding day and night and I still looked amazing by the end (after jumping around, sweating, and dancing!!). If you want to look fabulous on your wedding day, GO WITH SUSAN!!! :)
LOVED LOVED LOVED working with Susan!!! She was one of the first vendors I booked (probably before we even had a date Read more...
LOVED LOVED LOVED working with Susan!!! She was one of the first vendors I booked (probably before we even had a date set!!) I knew I needed a good makeup artist since pictures are important and we needed to look good for those everlasting photos!! I didn't meet Susan until she came over to do my makeup for our engagement photos. She understood that I wanted to go with a natural look and she gave me exactly what I wanted. Our engagement photos turned out FABULOUS thanks to Susan!!! My wedding trial with her was just as easy... I wanted to go for a natural look since I don't wear much makeup on a daily basis and she gave me the look that was perfect for me. She never tried to push me to wear more makeup or do something I wasn't comfortable with (no crazy eyeshadow or anything like that). My airbrushed makeup stayed on throughout the wedding day and night and I still looked amazing by the end (after jumping around, sweating, and dancing!!). If you want to look fabulous on your wedding day, GO WITH SUSAN!!! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan is extremely professional and talented! She'll put in the time and effort to understand your vision while providing her expertise and honest opinion.
Susan is extremely professional and talented! She'll put in the time and effort to understand your vision while providing Read more...
Susan is extremely professional and talented! She'll put in the time and effort to understand your vision while providing her expertise and honest opinion. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan is amazing and I love her! I was really nervous about getting my makeup done since I don't wear makeup and never had success with makeup in the past. I also was trying to save money so I skipped the trial. But her work is amazing! I was blown away by what she did! I loooooved it! And it lasted all day which I could not believe (I got the airbrush). Definitely go with the fake eye lashes and the airbrush, they are the best!! One word of advice - tell your bridesmaids to come with an idea of what they want. I watched Susan get a bunch of girls with "I dunno" and I can imagine it was probably frustrating haha but she never showed it ;)
Susan is amazing and I love her! I was really nervous about getting my makeup done since I don't wear makeup and never had Read more...
Susan is amazing and I love her! I was really nervous about getting my makeup done since I don't wear makeup and never had success with makeup in the past. I also was trying to save money so I skipped the trial. But her work is amazing! I was blown away by what she did! I loooooved it! And it lasted all day which I could not believe (I got the airbrush). Definitely go with the fake eye lashes and the airbrush, they are the best!! One word of advice - tell your bridesmaids to come with an idea of what they want. I watched Susan get a bunch of girls with "I dunno" and I can imagine it was probably frustrating haha but she never showed it ;) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I booked Susan last month for my wedding and had a wonderful experience with her. She is personable, responsive, prompt, and extremely professional. I sweat like a pig through my wedding but my makeup did not budge and looked flawless all day! I highly recommend Susan! Be sure to book her as soon as you set your wedding date...her schedule fills up very quickly.
I booked Susan last month for my wedding and had a wonderful experience with her. She is personable, responsive, prompt, Read more...
I booked Susan last month for my wedding and had a wonderful experience with her. She is personable, responsive, prompt, and extremely professional. I sweat like a pig through my wedding but my makeup did not budge and looked flawless all day! I highly recommend Susan! Be sure to book her as soon as you set your wedding date...her schedule fills up very quickly. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim is AMAZING at what she does. She is so incredibly talented and made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day at the Strong Mansion. All of my bridesmaids also looked stunning next to me thanks to Susan and her assistant. Susan also did my make for up my engagement photos, which turned out great as well. The style of makeup was different for my engagement photos, looked more subtle yet still made me feel confident. She changed up my look for the wedding day, more glamorous, even more beautiful. She takes into consideration every little detail: photographer style, lighting, indoor/outdoor wedding, wedding dress, etc. I also liked how sanitary she was with her tools and makeup. I didn't have to worry about it affecting my skin. Susan was one of my most organized wedding vendors and so prompt to respond to all my emails. She is in high demand, so I suggest booking her the day after you get engaged! ;)
Susan Lim is AMAZING at what she does. She is so incredibly talented and made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding Read more...
Susan Lim is AMAZING at what she does. She is so incredibly talented and made me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day at the Strong Mansion. All of my bridesmaids also looked stunning next to me thanks to Susan and her assistant. Susan also did my make for up my engagement photos, which turned out great as well. The style of makeup was different for my engagement photos, looked more subtle yet still made me feel confident. She changed up my look for the wedding day, more glamorous, even more beautiful. She takes into consideration every little detail: photographer style, lighting, indoor/outdoor wedding, wedding dress, etc. I also liked how sanitary she was with her tools and makeup. I didn't have to worry about it affecting my skin. Susan was one of my most organized wedding vendors and so prompt to respond to all my emails. She is in high demand, so I suggest booking her the day after you get engaged! ;) Read less
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amy
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that we weren't going to have the wedding we wanted so we knew we had to pick and choose the important things that we wanted. I met Susan from previous friend's weddings and (she actually knew my husband before I even met her - small world!) saw the quality of her work along with how at ease she makes you feel that I knew, even before my own wedding, that she was going to be my make up artist. We actually planned our wedding around her maternity leave/return because that's how amazing she is!

I love how she begins to create relationships with her clients, respecting your opinions, likes/dislikes, and just taking the time to get to know you. By the end of the entire process, you become such good friends, while still making you look gorgeous!
When planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that we weren't going to have the wedding we wanted so we knew we had to Read more...
When planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that we weren't going to have the wedding we wanted so we knew we had to pick and choose the important things that we wanted. I met Susan from previous friend's weddings and (she actually knew my husband before I even met her - small world!) saw the quality of her work along with how at ease she makes you feel that I knew, even before my own wedding, that she was going to be my make up artist. We actually planned our wedding around her maternity leave/return because that's how amazing she is!

I love how she begins to create relationships with her clients, respecting your opinions, likes/dislikes, and just taking the time to get to know you. By the end of the entire process, you become such good friends, while still making you look gorgeous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There were only two things I was concerned about for my wedding: 1) Makeup 2) Photography. Once i booked Susan, everything else for the most part was smooth sailing. She is extremely competent in her craft and everyone i know (quite a few brides and bridesmaids) always speaks very highly of her and her services. Susan and I go a few years back when I was a bridesmaid and I knew from that moment that she was going to be my makeup artist. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!
There were only two things I was concerned about for my wedding: 1) Makeup 2) Photography. Once i booked Susan, everything Read more...
There were only two things I was concerned about for my wedding: 1) Makeup 2) Photography. Once i booked Susan, everything else for the most part was smooth sailing. She is extremely competent in her craft and everyone i know (quite a few brides and bridesmaids) always speaks very highly of her and her services. Susan and I go a few years back when I was a bridesmaid and I knew from that moment that she was going to be my makeup artist. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim is the best makeup artist I know!! I actually found Susan after I got married, and am so sad I didn't use her on my wedding day. I have had my makeup done by Susan multiple times, for special events, family photoshoot, bridesmaid makeup, and every time it has been flawless! I have gotten so many compliments whenever Susan does my makeup! If you have any hesitation, do not! She is so thorough and will make sure you look amazing. She is totally honest and will tell you what she thinks will look best, but of course in the end, its what you want. She will work with your wants and make sure you're comfortable with everything. I can not say more great things about her, she is so talented and super sweet! If you use her for your wedding, you will definitely be calling her for any future special events that you need makeup for! I reccommend her to everyone I know that is looking for a great makeup artist! She is the best!
Susan Lim is the best makeup artist I know!! I actually found Susan after I got married, and am so sad I didn't use her on Read more...
Susan Lim is the best makeup artist I know!! I actually found Susan after I got married, and am so sad I didn't use her on my wedding day. I have had my makeup done by Susan multiple times, for special events, family photoshoot, bridesmaid makeup, and every time it has been flawless! I have gotten so many compliments whenever Susan does my makeup! If you have any hesitation, do not! She is so thorough and will make sure you look amazing. She is totally honest and will tell you what she thinks will look best, but of course in the end, its what you want. She will work with your wants and make sure you're comfortable with everything. I can not say more great things about her, she is so talented and super sweet! If you use her for your wedding, you will definitely be calling her for any future special events that you need makeup for! I reccommend her to everyone I know that is looking for a great makeup artist! She is the best! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing! Her trial run was very thorough and detailed so I felt very confident that I would look great on my wedding day. She was on time and finished early without sacrificing any attention to detail. My makeup was flawless and all my pictures came out wonderful. I highly recommend her for your wedding or special event. Now I only need another excuse to hire her!
Susan was amazing! Her trial run was very thorough and detailed so I felt very confident that I would look great on my Read more...
Susan was amazing! Her trial run was very thorough and detailed so I felt very confident that I would look great on my wedding day. She was on time and finished early without sacrificing any attention to detail. My makeup was flawless and all my pictures came out wonderful. I highly recommend her for your wedding or special event. Now I only need another excuse to hire her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan was the very first vendor I booked. She is super popular and gets booked up quickly, so I recommend that you contact her as soon as you have your wedding date set (which is what I did). Susan was very easy to work with, as she responds promptly and thoroughly to all e-mails and manages to be both friendly and professional. Susan is definitely the best makeup artist, and she is especially skilled at enhancing Asian facial features. She is also a total expert at applying individual false eyelashes! Susan was the first one to arrive on our wedding day, and she was extremely professional, prepared, calm, patient, and accommodating, which made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. I love makeup but have no idea how to apply my own, so I completely trusted Susan to create a beautiful bridal look for me. Susan is super sweet, professional, and talented, and she totally lives up to all of her positive reviews!
Susan was the very first vendor I booked. She is super popular and gets booked up quickly, so I recommend that you contact Read more...
Susan was the very first vendor I booked. She is super popular and gets booked up quickly, so I recommend that you contact her as soon as you have your wedding date set (which is what I did). Susan was very easy to work with, as she responds promptly and thoroughly to all e-mails and manages to be both friendly and professional. Susan is definitely the best makeup artist, and she is especially skilled at enhancing Asian facial features. She is also a total expert at applying individual false eyelashes! Susan was the first one to arrive on our wedding day, and she was extremely professional, prepared, calm, patient, and accommodating, which made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. I love makeup but have no idea how to apply my own, so I completely trusted Susan to create a beautiful bridal look for me. Susan is super sweet, professional, and talented, and she totally lives up to all of her positive reviews! Read less
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juwlesad
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.9/5.0
I was referred to Susan through a friend who had previously hired her for her own wedding. I was lucky in that I was able to experience her through that wedding before my own. Susan was super easy to work with. She is super friendly and really knowledgeable about what would look best. She did my makeup for my engagement pictures and the day of the wedding. It was perfect and I loved everything she did. She is easy to communicate with and clear about what she needs. I recommend her services completely. I almost wish I could get married again so I can hire her again! LOVE her!
I was referred to Susan through a friend who had previously hired her for her own wedding. I was lucky in that I was able Read more...
I was referred to Susan through a friend who had previously hired her for her own wedding. I was lucky in that I was able to experience her through that wedding before my own. Susan was super easy to work with. She is super friendly and really knowledgeable about what would look best. She did my makeup for my engagement pictures and the day of the wedding. It was perfect and I loved everything she did. She is easy to communicate with and clear about what she needs. I recommend her services completely. I almost wish I could get married again so I can hire her again! LOVE her! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.8/5.0
I'm so glad that I found Susan Lim! Based on reviews of others, I booked her without doing a trial since I didn't want to risk the chance of her getting booked on my wedding date. I also hired Susan to do a private make-up lesson for me and my friend. It was a lot of fun - and very intimate. She gave us great tips and recommended products. On my wedding day, she did an AMAZING job - a complete transformation. I loved the way she made me look - I felt beautiful!!! Check out her before and after pictures. She is very responsive with her emails and is very detailed!!! I appreciated all of her detailed emails b/c it helped me to understand what to expect. I don't really wear a lot of make-up and she worked within my comfort level, yet taking it up a notch. I loved how I looked and wish she could do my make-up every day! I definitely will continue to use Susan on any special occasions. Thanks so much again!
I'm so glad that I found Susan Lim! Based on reviews of others, I booked her without doing a trial since I didn't want to Read more...
I'm so glad that I found Susan Lim! Based on reviews of others, I booked her without doing a trial since I didn't want to risk the chance of her getting booked on my wedding date. I also hired Susan to do a private make-up lesson for me and my friend. It was a lot of fun - and very intimate. She gave us great tips and recommended products. On my wedding day, she did an AMAZING job - a complete transformation. I loved the way she made me look - I felt beautiful!!! Check out her before and after pictures. She is very responsive with her emails and is very detailed!!! I appreciated all of her detailed emails b/c it helped me to understand what to expect. I don't really wear a lot of make-up and she worked within my comfort level, yet taking it up a notch. I loved how I looked and wish she could do my make-up every day! I definitely will continue to use Susan on any special occasions. Thanks so much again! Read less
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Joann
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin! From the moment I contacted Susan in January and had the chance to speak to her on the phone, I remember thinking she was so kind and sweet, I couldn't wait to meet her. I heard so many great things about her and how amazing she was. But when I actually went for the trial in March, my expectations were exceeded. She really took her time to listen and provided wonderful suggestions especially for someone who doesn't really know much about make up! She was so thorough and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I knew I wanted her to be my make up artist for my wedding day when I left the trial. Fast forward 7 months, the time came for my wedding day. She arrived earlier than expected and stayed professional and made sure everything went smoothly. I absolutely loved my make up. It was flawless and so light so I didn't feel like I had layers of make up on. Everyone commented on how beautiful my make up was on my wedding day and thanks to Susan, I felt very beautiful! My bridal party loved their make up too and she made them look gorgeous. The getting ready for my wedding day felt so calm and it was because of Susan! She is a very professional, prompt, patient and just a genuinely sweet person who truly has a special talent to bring out the beauty in her clients. She is the best of the best and you will not regret it! I love Susan Lim make up!!
I don't even know where to begin! From the moment I contacted Susan in January and had the chance to speak to her on the Read more...
I don't even know where to begin! From the moment I contacted Susan in January and had the chance to speak to her on the phone, I remember thinking she was so kind and sweet, I couldn't wait to meet her. I heard so many great things about her and how amazing she was. But when I actually went for the trial in March, my expectations were exceeded. She really took her time to listen and provided wonderful suggestions especially for someone who doesn't really know much about make up! She was so thorough and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I knew I wanted her to be my make up artist for my wedding day when I left the trial. Fast forward 7 months, the time came for my wedding day. She arrived earlier than expected and stayed professional and made sure everything went smoothly. I absolutely loved my make up. It was flawless and so light so I didn't feel like I had layers of make up on. Everyone commented on how beautiful my make up was on my wedding day and thanks to Susan, I felt very beautiful! My bridal party loved their make up too and she made them look gorgeous. The getting ready for my wedding day felt so calm and it was because of Susan! She is a very professional, prompt, patient and just a genuinely sweet person who truly has a special talent to bring out the beauty in her clients. She is the best of the best and you will not regret it! I love Susan Lim make up!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended! Susan exceeded my expectations as my makeup artist for our wedding. From our first interaction via email to the day of the wedding, she was super friendly, professional, responsive, accommodating, flexible...everything a stress-out-bride could ever wish for in a vendor. I would even venture to say that she was THE BEST vendor I worked with for the wedding.
Highly recommended! Susan exceeded my expectations as my makeup artist for our wedding. From our first interaction via Read more...
Highly recommended! Susan exceeded my expectations as my makeup artist for our wedding. From our first interaction via email to the day of the wedding, she was super friendly, professional, responsive, accommodating, flexible...everything a stress-out-bride could ever wish for in a vendor. I would even venture to say that she was THE BEST vendor I worked with for the wedding. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are still thinking about having Susan do your makeup for a special event, stop thinking and book now! She seems to book up quickly for her name and reputation have spread throughout the DMV, and it is not surprising. From the moment I first conversed with Susan, she was responsive, professional, detailed, and it didn't hurt that she was also super nice. I am extremely meticulous and only wanted the best when it came to my wedding. Based on what I had heard and seen, I contacted her over a year before the wedding to be safe. Closer to the wedding date, I had a trial with her, which reassured me that she was the one. She put great effort in helping me decide what colors, tones, eyelashes, etc. would best fit my look and event. [Forward to the wedding day itself] Susan was prompt with all of her equipment in tow. She did a fantastic job on myself, my mother, and my mother-in-law. I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out. She did an amazing job taking my look from day (the ceremony) to night (the reception), and I will always be grateful to Susan for making look and feel great on the biggest day of my life.
If you are still thinking about having Susan do your makeup for a special event, stop thinking and book now! She seems to Read more...
If you are still thinking about having Susan do your makeup for a special event, stop thinking and book now! She seems to book up quickly for her name and reputation have spread throughout the DMV, and it is not surprising. From the moment I first conversed with Susan, she was responsive, professional, detailed, and it didn't hurt that she was also super nice. I am extremely meticulous and only wanted the best when it came to my wedding. Based on what I had heard and seen, I contacted her over a year before the wedding to be safe. Closer to the wedding date, I had a trial with her, which reassured me that she was the one. She put great effort in helping me decide what colors, tones, eyelashes, etc. would best fit my look and event. [Forward to the wedding day itself] Susan was prompt with all of her equipment in tow. She did a fantastic job on myself, my mother, and my mother-in-law. I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out. She did an amazing job taking my look from day (the ceremony) to night (the reception), and I will always be grateful to Susan for making look and feel great on the biggest day of my life. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW! where to start with Susan.....she is AWESOME!!!! Susan is probably the sweetest person you will ever meet! She is very professional and is super patient! I knew she was the one, when she gave me homework to do LOL! The homework was actually great, because she asked questions and gave example answers too! It showed how much of a detailed person she is and how much effort and time she puts into learning about her clients to ensure she knows their likes/dislikes to make them feel and look beautiful!! Susan put me to ease with all of my makeup concerns and even when I suggested things that she said might not work she let me try it to see for myself ....and she was always right! She has a great eye, awesome brush and blending skills, and really knows how to make a bride beautiful on their special day! She did my makeup at 10am on my wedding day and my ceremony started at 6:30PM. My makeup was so light and flawless looking! It lasted all day and night with hardly any touchup (just lips - which she provided me a swatch of so we could re-apply)! Susan is def. the best and I love love loved my makeup that day and didn't want to wash it off! I highly recommend her and you won't be dissapointed! Thank you for making me beautiful Susan! <3
WOW! where to start with Susan.....she is AWESOME!!!! Susan is probably the sweetest person you will ever meet! She is Read more...
WOW! where to start with Susan.....she is AWESOME!!!! Susan is probably the sweetest person you will ever meet! She is very professional and is super patient! I knew she was the one, when she gave me homework to do LOL! The homework was actually great, because she asked questions and gave example answers too! It showed how much of a detailed person she is and how much effort and time she puts into learning about her clients to ensure she knows their likes/dislikes to make them feel and look beautiful!! Susan put me to ease with all of my makeup concerns and even when I suggested things that she said might not work she let me try it to see for myself ....and she was always right! She has a great eye, awesome brush and blending skills, and really knows how to make a bride beautiful on their special day! She did my makeup at 10am on my wedding day and my ceremony started at 6:30PM. My makeup was so light and flawless looking! It lasted all day and night with hardly any touchup (just lips - which she provided me a swatch of so we could re-apply)! Susan is def. the best and I love love loved my makeup that day and didn't want to wash it off! I highly recommend her and you won't be dissapointed! Thank you for making me beautiful Susan! <3 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny! Not knowing a lot about make up, i gave her a few ideas and then trusted her expert skills... and she made me beautiful! She gave great suggestions that i took.
Worth every penny! Not knowing a lot about make up, i gave her a few ideas and then trusted her expert skills... and she Read more...
Worth every penny! Not knowing a lot about make up, i gave her a few ideas and then trusted her expert skills... and she made me beautiful! She gave great suggestions that i took. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is amazing. She makes you feel at ease and guides you through the whole process. Her professionalism was exceptional and at the same time, she made me feel like we've been friends for years. Her work was being complimented all day by my guests and can't wait to recommend her to all my friends who will be getting married!
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Susan is amazing. She makes you feel at ease and guides you through the whole process. Her professionalism was exceptional and at the same time, she made me feel like we've been friends for years. Her work was being complimented all day by my guests and can't wait to recommend her to all my friends who will be getting married! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ms. Susan did an amazing job! She was not only flexible, but was very professional and worked with me. I received compliments all night about my makeup. I would recommend anyone getting married in the area to use her. She will make you feel beautiful and special for your wedding day!
Ms. Susan did an amazing job! She was not only flexible, but was very professional and worked with me. I received Read more...
Ms. Susan did an amazing job! She was not only flexible, but was very professional and worked with me. I received compliments all night about my makeup. I would recommend anyone getting married in the area to use her. She will make you feel beautiful and special for your wedding day! Read less
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Joan
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is incredible. She's an artist. She transformed me into a beautiful bride on my wedding day when I was tired, stressed and looking a little rough. Susan is so communicative and thoughtful. She would call to check-in on me before the wedding just to make sure things were going ok. And on the wedding day, she made sure things were running on-time with hair and makeup and made sure that I, as the bride, was the priority and felt comfortable and relaxed. She's just a really cool person - which is an important thing when you're hanging out with her for hours on your wedding day!

As a girl who doesn't wear much makeup, I was super apprehensive at my trial with the amount of makeup I had on but I put all my trust in Susan on the day of the wedding and she made me look amazing. Absolutely no hesitations in recommending Susan to everyone I know.
Susan is incredible. She's an artist. She transformed me into a beautiful bride on my wedding day when I was tired, Read more...
Susan is incredible. She's an artist. She transformed me into a beautiful bride on my wedding day when I was tired, stressed and looking a little rough. Susan is so communicative and thoughtful. She would call to check-in on me before the wedding just to make sure things were going ok. And on the wedding day, she made sure things were running on-time with hair and makeup and made sure that I, as the bride, was the priority and felt comfortable and relaxed. She's just a really cool person - which is an important thing when you're hanging out with her for hours on your wedding day!

As a girl who doesn't wear much makeup, I was super apprehensive at my trial with the amount of makeup I had on but I put all my trust in Susan on the day of the wedding and she made me look amazing. Absolutely no hesitations in recommending Susan to everyone I know. Read less
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Ruthie
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was a dream to work with. I initially had planned to do my own makeup for the wedding...and upon further consideration realized I was not nearly skilled enough to make myself look as good as I wanted to on my wedding day! I'd been a little burned before by makeup artists that didn't have a lot of experience working with Asian women, but Susan knew exactly what to do. The trial sold me - I felt so cared for and Susan was so patient and a great educator about making event makeup great. She tried two different makeup looks for me that helped me decide what I wanted, and I really appreciated her professional advice on what choices would look right for the overall aesthetic of my wedding (and me!).
One other thing I really liked was her flexibility in being able to do just my makeup for the wedding rather than having to put together a large package, as I had already signed a contract with a hairstylist for my bridal party (who ended up being a colleague of Susan's anyway!).
Susan made me look AMAZING. She's so talented and an incredible professional to work with - organized, responsive, and personable. I hope you have the chance to work with her!
Susan was a dream to work with. I initially had planned to do my own makeup for the wedding...and upon further Read more...
Susan was a dream to work with. I initially had planned to do my own makeup for the wedding...and upon further consideration realized I was not nearly skilled enough to make myself look as good as I wanted to on my wedding day! I'd been a little burned before by makeup artists that didn't have a lot of experience working with Asian women, but Susan knew exactly what to do. The trial sold me - I felt so cared for and Susan was so patient and a great educator about making event makeup great. She tried two different makeup looks for me that helped me decide what I wanted, and I really appreciated her professional advice on what choices would look right for the overall aesthetic of my wedding (and me!).
One other thing I really liked was her flexibility in being able to do just my makeup for the wedding rather than having to put together a large package, as I had already signed a contract with a hairstylist for my bridal party (who ended up being a colleague of Susan's anyway!).
Susan made me look AMAZING. She's so talented and an incredible professional to work with - organized, responsive, and personable. I hope you have the chance to work with her! Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was a lifesaver. I was looking for a wedding makeup artist, and I was on a tight schedule, so I knew I could not have a trial session: which ultimately meant, I needed a trustworthy makeup artist who wouldn't let me down. Through personal recommendations and rave online reviews, I found Susan Lim, and she was not only efficient with her correspondance, but thoughtful, kind, and receptive to the vision I had for my wedding day makeup.

She showed up on time and ready to go on my wedding day, and I was almost in tears when I saw how I looked when she was done: the make up was absolutely perfect. The airbrush looked natural, and I was glowing. My photographer loved how I looked, and my husband loved it even more. Thank you so much, Susan!
Susan was a lifesaver. I was looking for a wedding makeup artist, and I was on a tight schedule, so I knew I could not Read more...
Susan was a lifesaver. I was looking for a wedding makeup artist, and I was on a tight schedule, so I knew I could not have a trial session: which ultimately meant, I needed a trustworthy makeup artist who wouldn't let me down. Through personal recommendations and rave online reviews, I found Susan Lim, and she was not only efficient with her correspondance, but thoughtful, kind, and receptive to the vision I had for my wedding day makeup.

She showed up on time and ready to go on my wedding day, and I was almost in tears when I saw how I looked when she was done: the make up was absolutely perfect. The airbrush looked natural, and I was glowing. My photographer loved how I looked, and my husband loved it even more. Thank you so much, Susan! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
I met Susan at a wedding where I was a guest. At the time, my sister was engaged and because I loved the make-up Susan did for the bride, I got Susan's contact information for my sister. When I got engaged, Susan was one of the first people I contacted and I am super happy I did because she books up quick! Throughout the planning process, Susan was flexible and responsive. I do not usually wear make up and have no idea how to apply it (apart from foundation) so I remember telling Susan at the trial about an awful experience where I left the boutique looking like I had been punched in the face. One of the sales associates even offered me a free sample of make-up remover when I left! I was horrified and nervous to be putting make-up on again. But because I had seen Susan's work, I felt I was in good hands.

Highly recommended! Susan listens to feedback and was just great to work with! Thanks, Susan!

She does her job and does it well! I remember going to Susan a bit nervous
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I met Susan at a wedding where I was a guest. At the time, my sister was engaged and because I loved the make-up Susan did for the bride, I got Susan's contact information for my sister. When I got engaged, Susan was one of the first people I contacted and I am super happy I did because she books up quick! Throughout the planning process, Susan was flexible and responsive. I do not usually wear make up and have no idea how to apply it (apart from foundation) so I remember telling Susan at the trial about an awful experience where I left the boutique looking like I had been punched in the face. One of the sales associates even offered me a free sample of make-up remover when I left! I was horrified and nervous to be putting make-up on again. But because I had seen Susan's work, I felt I was in good hands.

Highly recommended! Susan listens to feedback and was just great to work with! Thanks, Susan!

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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan did a great job with my wedding day makeup. She is so attentive and detailed when it comes to her brides. Susan made me feel comfortable from the day I met her for the trial all the way up to the big day. For someone who wears hardly any makeup, she made sure I looked and felt like myself while making me feel like I had bridal makeup on, if that makes sense. I'm so happy with how my makeup turned out and it lasted all day, even through 90 degree humid Maryland weather. I'd recommend Susan for anyone's bridal makeup in a heartbeat.
Susan did a great job with my wedding day makeup. She is so attentive and detailed when it comes to her brides. Susan made Read more...
Susan did a great job with my wedding day makeup. She is so attentive and detailed when it comes to her brides. Susan made me feel comfortable from the day I met her for the trial all the way up to the big day. For someone who wears hardly any makeup, she made sure I looked and felt like myself while making me feel like I had bridal makeup on, if that makes sense. I'm so happy with how my makeup turned out and it lasted all day, even through 90 degree humid Maryland weather. I'd recommend Susan for anyone's bridal makeup in a heartbeat. Read less
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Dyanne
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was fantastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first call to the bridal trial, I knew I had found the right makeup artist. Susan is incredibly detail oriented which makes her work top notch. She listens and takes the time to get to know you and customizes the "look" based on your personal preference. She even asks questions about the wedding theme, color palette, bridesmaid dresses... all the details that would otherwise be overlooked but are so critical in pulling off a certain look and feel. On top of that, she is extremely professional and as busy as she is (because everyone wants to work with her!), was still so responsive throughout the process. She's also very funny which doesn't hurt either! She makes you feel beautiful, comfortable and at ease, as if you were chatting it up with one of your girlfriends. I received so many compliments on my makeup and was so pleased with her work! I cannot say enough about how wonderful she is. I loved working with Susan and would highly recommend her!
Susan was fantastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first call to the bridal trial, I knew I had found the Read more...
Susan was fantastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first call to the bridal trial, I knew I had found the right makeup artist. Susan is incredibly detail oriented which makes her work top notch. She listens and takes the time to get to know you and customizes the "look" based on your personal preference. She even asks questions about the wedding theme, color palette, bridesmaid dresses... all the details that would otherwise be overlooked but are so critical in pulling off a certain look and feel. On top of that, she is extremely professional and as busy as she is (because everyone wants to work with her!), was still so responsive throughout the process. She's also very funny which doesn't hurt either! She makes you feel beautiful, comfortable and at ease, as if you were chatting it up with one of your girlfriends. I received so many compliments on my makeup and was so pleased with her work! I cannot say enough about how wonderful she is. I loved working with Susan and would highly recommend her! Read less
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Vicky
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is the best bridal makeup artist in the DC/VA/MD area! Her price is very reasonable, compare to all the MUA that I've worked with. Please do yourself a favor, and book a trial a few weeks before the big day, as I found it very helpful and reassurance. During the trial, Susan helped me create 2 perfect looks for my wedding day: a natural look for the morning, and a more "flirty" look for the evening. We have a few hours gap between the morning ceremony and the afternoon touchup, however, Susan didn't charge me a dime for those waited hours. Such a sweet-heart she is. My makeup stayed on all day from 9AM to midnight. And I still look darn good after midnight! :) I will definitely come to Susan if I ever needed my makeup done.

FYI, my husband told me the makeup makes me look so sexy yet adorable on our wedding day! That put a gigantic smile on my face! :D
Susan is the best bridal makeup artist in the DC/VA/MD area! Her price is very reasonable, compare to all the MUA that Read more...
Susan is the best bridal makeup artist in the DC/VA/MD area! Her price is very reasonable, compare to all the MUA that I've worked with. Please do yourself a favor, and book a trial a few weeks before the big day, as I found it very helpful and reassurance. During the trial, Susan helped me create 2 perfect looks for my wedding day: a natural look for the morning, and a more "flirty" look for the evening. We have a few hours gap between the morning ceremony and the afternoon touchup, however, Susan didn't charge me a dime for those waited hours. Such a sweet-heart she is. My makeup stayed on all day from 9AM to midnight. And I still look darn good after midnight! :) I will definitely come to Susan if I ever needed my makeup done.

FYI, my husband told me the makeup makes me look so sexy yet adorable on our wedding day! That put a gigantic smile on my face! :D Read less
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Sujin
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was such a pleasure to work with! First, she is very talented and professional. Before our initial consult, I completed a short survey so that she could learn my preferences and my style. During the consult, she tried a few different styles for eyes, blush, lip color, etc. to help identify what would be most flattering. I rarely wear make up and her approach made me very comfortable. I've seen her work on other brides, but being Asian, I particularly feel she did an awesome job because she knew how to accentuate my eyes, my skin tone, etc. I trusted her professional experience 110%, i.e. she recommended I use more bold colors for the engagement pictures so that I would not like "washed out" and she was absolutely correct! I chose the airbrush option and I was very happy with this decision. My make up llooked very natural and lasted all night long. Her make up is of high quality and her instruments are very clean and organized. She is also super sweet and easy to get along with. I highly recommend Susan's services...I looked so beautiful for our engagement and our wedding pictures and I plan to use her in the future for other special events, i.e. pregnancy photos.
Susan was such a pleasure to work with! First, she is very talented and professional. Before our initial consult, I Read more...
Susan was such a pleasure to work with! First, she is very talented and professional. Before our initial consult, I completed a short survey so that she could learn my preferences and my style. During the consult, she tried a few different styles for eyes, blush, lip color, etc. to help identify what would be most flattering. I rarely wear make up and her approach made me very comfortable. I've seen her work on other brides, but being Asian, I particularly feel she did an awesome job because she knew how to accentuate my eyes, my skin tone, etc. I trusted her professional experience 110%, i.e. she recommended I use more bold colors for the engagement pictures so that I would not like "washed out" and she was absolutely correct! I chose the airbrush option and I was very happy with this decision. My make up llooked very natural and lasted all night long. Her make up is of high quality and her instruments are very clean and organized. She is also super sweet and easy to get along with. I highly recommend Susan's services...I looked so beautiful for our engagement and our wedding pictures and I plan to use her in the future for other special events, i.e. pregnancy photos. Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is da bomb! She made me feel like a piece of art. She is so detailed, clean, and helps the bride reach her bridal look. She makes you feel like you are THE only client she has for the day. She does not rush nor does she make you feel rushed.
Susan is da bomb! She made me feel like a piece of art. She is so detailed, clean, and helps the bride reach her bridal Read more...
Susan is da bomb! She made me feel like a piece of art. She is so detailed, clean, and helps the bride reach her bridal look. She makes you feel like you are THE only client she has for the day. She does not rush nor does she make you feel rushed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Susan was personable, skillful and impeccably professional.

I went to Susan for a makeup trial about one month before the wedding. She was the only makeup artist I ever contacted, but I didn't doubt for a second that I wanted her to do my makeup on my big day after the trial. Susan was very professional and detail-oriented during the trial. She went through everything from skin allergy, shade preferences to eye shadow blending techniques. She even tried several eye makeups on me and took pictures to show me how a "photogenic eye" should look like. I ultimately chose to do airbrush on the big day and it turned out to be a great decision. My makeup was fresh after a long day of ceremony, some emotional tears, reception, a nap, and the after party.It lasted more than 15 hours and did not smear. Absolutely AMAZING.

I highly recommend Susan, especially if you want to go for airbrush and smokey eyes!!
Susan was personable, skillful and impeccably professional.

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Susan was personable, skillful and impeccably professional.

I went to Susan for a makeup trial about one month before the wedding. She was the only makeup artist I ever contacted, but I didn't doubt for a second that I wanted her to do my makeup on my big day after the trial. Susan was very professional and detail-oriented during the trial. She went through everything from skin allergy, shade preferences to eye shadow blending techniques. She even tried several eye makeups on me and took pictures to show me how a "photogenic eye" should look like. I ultimately chose to do airbrush on the big day and it turned out to be a great decision. My makeup was fresh after a long day of ceremony, some emotional tears, reception, a nap, and the after party.It lasted more than 15 hours and did not smear. Absolutely AMAZING.

I highly recommend Susan, especially if you want to go for airbrush and smokey eyes!! Read less
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Cesse
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was the best vendor hire ever. I am Korean, and have gotten my makeup professional done many times before, but have always been slightly unhappy with something about my makeup. I've never had a make up artist do my eye make up correctly, and they usually put some awful eye shadow all the way up to my eyebrows. One time it was green, and I felt like an Asian Little Mermaid.

Susan did a fantastic job wit false eye lashes, and my eye makeup in general. She also did an excellent job contouring, which really highlighted my cheekbones on my wedding day. Everything looked so natural, and I felt so pretty.

My caucasian bridesmaids also looked fantastic, natural, and beautiful. Everyone looks great with good contouring. I would definitely recomment Susan to any bride to be, you won't be disappointed!
Susan was the best vendor hire ever. I am Korean, and have gotten my makeup professional done many times before, but have Read more...
Susan was the best vendor hire ever. I am Korean, and have gotten my makeup professional done many times before, but have always been slightly unhappy with something about my makeup. I've never had a make up artist do my eye make up correctly, and they usually put some awful eye shadow all the way up to my eyebrows. One time it was green, and I felt like an Asian Little Mermaid.

Susan did a fantastic job wit false eye lashes, and my eye makeup in general. She also did an excellent job contouring, which really highlighted my cheekbones on my wedding day. Everything looked so natural, and I felt so pretty.

My caucasian bridesmaids also looked fantastic, natural, and beautiful. Everyone looks great with good contouring. I would definitely recomment Susan to any bride to be, you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how thankful I was to find Susan! As a Chinese bride, I had such an incredibly difficult time finding someone that knew how to do Asian makeup! In my haste, I had originally gone with another well known makeup artist in the area, but 2 weeks before the wedding, my original make-up artist did a total 180 and blocked me on Facebook after I decided to go with a different hair stylist. I was in such a panic as I thought there would be no way I could find someone at the last moment. Luckily, I found Susan. Talk about attention to detail! My original makeup artist never sent any instructions or had me fill out any kind of makeup survey, Susan did all that so that she could better understand my likes and dislikes. She was also kind enough to travel such a long distance at 6 in the morning in order to help me out. In the end, everyone agreed that Susan was the better makeup artist anyway as my makeup ended up being more natural and romantic.
I cannot tell you how thankful I was to find Susan! As a Chinese bride, I had such an incredibly difficult time finding Read more...
I cannot tell you how thankful I was to find Susan! As a Chinese bride, I had such an incredibly difficult time finding someone that knew how to do Asian makeup! In my haste, I had originally gone with another well known makeup artist in the area, but 2 weeks before the wedding, my original make-up artist did a total 180 and blocked me on Facebook after I decided to go with a different hair stylist. I was in such a panic as I thought there would be no way I could find someone at the last moment. Luckily, I found Susan. Talk about attention to detail! My original makeup artist never sent any instructions or had me fill out any kind of makeup survey, Susan did all that so that she could better understand my likes and dislikes. She was also kind enough to travel such a long distance at 6 in the morning in order to help me out. In the end, everyone agreed that Susan was the better makeup artist anyway as my makeup ended up being more natural and romantic. Read less
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annie
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was great! The trial was so much fun and it's great that she does make-up from the perspective of a photographer. She knows what will look good in photos but at the same time my face doesn't feel like there is a wet towel on top. She was very punctual and organized...very much needed on wedding day. For asians she is great because i have the smallest eyes but she worked with it!!
Susan was great! The trial was so much fun and it's great that she does make-up from the perspective of a photographer. Read more...
Susan was great! The trial was so much fun and it's great that she does make-up from the perspective of a photographer. She knows what will look good in photos but at the same time my face doesn't feel like there is a wet towel on top. She was very punctual and organized...very much needed on wedding day. For asians she is great because i have the smallest eyes but she worked with it!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Susan twice. My sister had hired Susan for her wedding the year before and I loved how flexible and professional she was. My sister had hired Susan to do makeup for herself and her 6 bridesmaids. Due to the time constraints, Susan brought an assistant to help with the basics. But Susan still took the time to do the final touch-up on each person.
Due to the pleasant experience at my sister's wedding I hired Susan for my wedding as soon as I set a date. Susan answered all of my communications promptly and was very organized. Prior to the trial she had me fill out a very detailed questionnaire, which it was obvious she reviewed when I met her for the trial. At the trial we tried a couple of looks for each eye and she asked that I contact her later with my final decision. While the looks were beautiful, they didn't really suit me and I had trouble explaining it to Susan, but she understood my concerns and offered to bring me back for a second trial. We ran into a number of weather related scheduling issues, but we figured out a time for the second trial and all my fears were allayed. I ended up extremely happy with my wedding makeup.
On the day of my wedding, Susan was extremely punctual. She arrived early to set up and finished my makeup as well as my 3 bridesmaids makeup on time. She was very accommodating throughout the morning to allow us to also eat and get our hair done in the most efficient way possible. I would definitely work with Susan again for any future events and would happily recommend her to others!
I had the pleasure of working with Susan twice. My sister had hired Susan for her wedding the year before and I loved how Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Susan twice. My sister had hired Susan for her wedding the year before and I loved how flexible and professional she was. My sister had hired Susan to do makeup for herself and her 6 bridesmaids. Due to the time constraints, Susan brought an assistant to help with the basics. But Susan still took the time to do the final touch-up on each person.
Due to the pleasant experience at my sister's wedding I hired Susan for my wedding as soon as I set a date. Susan answered all of my communications promptly and was very organized. Prior to the trial she had me fill out a very detailed questionnaire, which it was obvious she reviewed when I met her for the trial. At the trial we tried a couple of looks for each eye and she asked that I contact her later with my final decision. While the looks were beautiful, they didn't really suit me and I had trouble explaining it to Susan, but she understood my concerns and offered to bring me back for a second trial. We ran into a number of weather related scheduling issues, but we figured out a time for the second trial and all my fears were allayed. I ended up extremely happy with my wedding makeup.
On the day of my wedding, Susan was extremely punctual. She arrived early to set up and finished my makeup as well as my 3 bridesmaids makeup on time. She was very accommodating throughout the morning to allow us to also eat and get our hair done in the most efficient way possible. I would definitely work with Susan again for any future events and would happily recommend her to others! Read less
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ShiuMonster
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan is a perfectionist and I think that is exactly what makes her such a great makeup artist! From getting everything organized to the cleanliness of her makeup brushes to the actual makeup application, I think anyone will be hard pressed to find someone with more attention to detail. I did a trial with her a few monthsbefore the wedding and she immediately put me at ease. She also took detailed notes from the trial and brought it to the actual wedding. For my wedding, she did the makeup for my sister, me and my mom. I got the airbrush and they got the normal makeup application. We were extremely happy with the end results and everyone loved her fantastic collection of fake eyelashes. She paid attention to details I didn't even consider ( lighting of the venue, the photographers style, the weather) and had many different tips to get the makeup to last all night (it really did!). I would highly recommend her services to anyone!
Susan is a perfectionist and I think that is exactly what makes her such a great makeup artist! From getting everything Read more...
Susan is a perfectionist and I think that is exactly what makes her such a great makeup artist! From getting everything organized to the cleanliness of her makeup brushes to the actual makeup application, I think anyone will be hard pressed to find someone with more attention to detail. I did a trial with her a few monthsbefore the wedding and she immediately put me at ease. She also took detailed notes from the trial and brought it to the actual wedding. For my wedding, she did the makeup for my sister, me and my mom. I got the airbrush and they got the normal makeup application. We were extremely happy with the end results and everyone loved her fantastic collection of fake eyelashes. She paid attention to details I didn't even consider ( lighting of the venue, the photographers style, the weather) and had many different tips to get the makeup to last all night (it really did!). I would highly recommend her services to anyone! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I feel so lucky to have worked with Susan as a part of our wedding. There are some wedding vendors that you work with to get the job done. And there are some that you actually look forward to seeing and spending time with. I felt like I was the lucky one getting to work someone so wonderful.

On top of an incredibly kind, generous, and extremely diligent approach to her work, she is just an incredibly talented artist with makeup. As someone who can feel pretty insecure at times, I was particularly nervous about finding the right look for makeup. Not only did Susan spend several hours on my makeup trial with me, really taking the time to get to know me and understand the look that I wanted to create, but she then invited me to a second trial after she recognized immediately that I wasn't 100% settled on the look. I could not have been happier with what she pulled together. I also really appreciate that as kind as she is, she is also extremely honest and upfront - she gave advice on hairstyles and other wedding related decisions that I was trying to make just through the general conversations we had. On the day of, when I had one moment of feeling nervous it was Susan who helped me calm down. I was blown away by the makeup that she did for that day, and when my fiance saw me he had his breath taken away - all thanks to Susan! I loved Susan so much, I referred her to one of my close friends, who also had a really wonderful experience working with her.

A few other things to note. Most of my bridesmaids were caucasian and said that it was the best makeup experience they've ever had - so she can do Asians but so much more! And I highly recommend the airbrush - it lasted all day and night!

Susan also does makeup lessons where she will travel to your place and share some of her tips and favorite products while practicing on one of you. Then she has time at the end to answer questions and let you practice on yourself. Highly recommended for a girl's weekend of fun.
I feel so lucky to have worked with Susan as a part of our wedding. There are some wedding vendors that you work with to Read more...
I feel so lucky to have worked with Susan as a part of our wedding. There are some wedding vendors that you work with to get the job done. And there are some that you actually look forward to seeing and spending time with. I felt like I was the lucky one getting to work someone so wonderful.

On top of an incredibly kind, generous, and extremely diligent approach to her work, she is just an incredibly talented artist with makeup. As someone who can feel pretty insecure at times, I was particularly nervous about finding the right look for makeup. Not only did Susan spend several hours on my makeup trial with me, really taking the time to get to know me and understand the look that I wanted to create, but she then invited me to a second trial after she recognized immediately that I wasn't 100% settled on the look. I could not have been happier with what she pulled together. I also really appreciate that as kind as she is, she is also extremely honest and upfront - she gave advice on hairstyles and other wedding related decisions that I was trying to make just through the general conversations we had. On the day of, when I had one moment of feeling nervous it was Susan who helped me calm down. I was blown away by the makeup that she did for that day, and when my fiance saw me he had his breath taken away - all thanks to Susan! I loved Susan so much, I referred her to one of my close friends, who also had a really wonderful experience working with her.

A few other things to note. Most of my bridesmaids were caucasian and said that it was the best makeup experience they've ever had - so she can do Asians but so much more! And I highly recommend the airbrush - it lasted all day and night!

Susan also does makeup lessons where she will travel to your place and share some of her tips and favorite products while practicing on one of you. Then she has time at the end to answer questions and let you practice on yourself. Highly recommended for a girl's weekend of fun. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
2/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Susan is a talented make-up artist, no doubt about it! She is a self-described perfectionist, and she lives up to the term. During my trial session, she removed and re-applied make-up until both she and I were satisfied. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early. She was professional yet friendly with me and my bridesmaids. My bridesmaids could not stop raving about the excellent job she did. They were very pleased, as was I. I have already recommended her to a friend who is getting married in the fall.

The only reason I gave her a 4.5/5 on Responsiveness was that once or twice it took a few days to hear back from her. In fairness to her, she was preparing for her own wedding, which was a month before mine. Otherwise, she was very responsive, and her emails were very thorough and contained all the information I needed.
Susan is a talented make-up artist, no doubt about it! She is a self-described perfectionist, and she lives up to the Read more...
Susan is a talented make-up artist, no doubt about it! She is a self-described perfectionist, and she lives up to the term. During my trial session, she removed and re-applied make-up until both she and I were satisfied. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early. She was professional yet friendly with me and my bridesmaids. My bridesmaids could not stop raving about the excellent job she did. They were very pleased, as was I. I have already recommended her to a friend who is getting married in the fall.

The only reason I gave her a 4.5/5 on Responsiveness was that once or twice it took a few days to hear back from her. In fairness to her, she was preparing for her own wedding, which was a month before mine. Otherwise, she was very responsive, and her emails were very thorough and contained all the information I needed. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only Susan is an AMAZINGLY talented makeup artist, but she becomes a friend! She knows what she is doing and she gives extremely great advice for your face type and what would work best for you on your special day. She really does make you feel like a princess on the one day you can make it all about you ^^
Not only Susan is an AMAZINGLY talented makeup artist, but she becomes a friend! She knows what she is doing and she gives Read more...
Not only Susan is an AMAZINGLY talented makeup artist, but she becomes a friend! She knows what she is doing and she gives extremely great advice for your face type and what would work best for you on your special day. She really does make you feel like a princess on the one day you can make it all about you ^^ Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim was the most professional and talented make up artist I have ever encountered. From the get go, she was responsive with her emails, VERY detailed in the information that she wanted from me to make me look exactly the way I wanted, and she provided an absolute perfect service. It has been almost 5 months since the wedding and I still look at the pictures everyday. Susan had somehow found a way to find the perfect balance between looking stunning in person but not looking TOO overdone in pictures. All of my bridesmaids and friends who saw me at the wedding asked me who my makeup artist was and my best friend is getting married in September 2013 and has hired Susan for her bridal makeup.

On top of that, she was more affordable than most of the other makeup artists in the area.

I was 100% pleased with Susan Lim as my makeup artist on my wedding day and I would hire her again in an instant if I needed any sort of makeup done for an different ocassion.
Susan Lim was the most professional and talented make up artist I have ever encountered. From the get go, she was Read more...
Susan Lim was the most professional and talented make up artist I have ever encountered. From the get go, she was responsive with her emails, VERY detailed in the information that she wanted from me to make me look exactly the way I wanted, and she provided an absolute perfect service. It has been almost 5 months since the wedding and I still look at the pictures everyday. Susan had somehow found a way to find the perfect balance between looking stunning in person but not looking TOO overdone in pictures. All of my bridesmaids and friends who saw me at the wedding asked me who my makeup artist was and my best friend is getting married in September 2013 and has hired Susan for her bridal makeup.

On top of that, she was more affordable than most of the other makeup artists in the area.

I was 100% pleased with Susan Lim as my makeup artist on my wedding day and I would hire her again in an instant if I needed any sort of makeup done for an different ocassion. Read less
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Sidney
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing and I'm so pleased with my decision to use her services. From our initial consultation visit, where we tried out a couple looks in her studio, to the big day, everything turned out beautifully and just as I hoped for. She was patient, easy to work with, easy to be around and was very knowledgeable about her profession. I'm 100% happy that I went with Susan and would definitely recommend her to my friends & family.
Susan was amazing and I'm so pleased with my decision to use her services. From our initial consultation visit, where we Read more...
Susan was amazing and I'm so pleased with my decision to use her services. From our initial consultation visit, where we tried out a couple looks in her studio, to the big day, everything turned out beautifully and just as I hoped for. She was patient, easy to work with, easy to be around and was very knowledgeable about her profession. I'm 100% happy that I went with Susan and would definitely recommend her to my friends & family. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing! I loved my make up the day of my wedding. It lasted all day. (over 12 hours) without needing any touch up. Susan responded to my emails quickly and answered all my questions. She made me feel convenient in my decision to have her part of my big day. Book her today!
Susan was amazing! I loved my make up the day of my wedding. It lasted all day. (over 12 hours) without needing any touch Read more...
Susan was amazing! I loved my make up the day of my wedding. It lasted all day. (over 12 hours) without needing any touch up. Susan responded to my emails quickly and answered all my questions. She made me feel convenient in my decision to have her part of my big day. Book her today! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan is amazing!! I have many friends that have used her for their wedding day who all had great things to say so I knew that i HAD to hire her for my wedding day makeup! she is super friendly and makes you feel really comfortable. From the first time I contacted her, she was very professional and I could tell that she really knew her stuff! She makes you feel at ease and really listens to what you want to make sure she understands the look that you want. I will definitely be recommending her to my newly engaged friends! :)
Susan is amazing!! I have many friends that have used her for their wedding day who all had great things to say so I knew Read more...
Susan is amazing!! I have many friends that have used her for their wedding day who all had great things to say so I knew that i HAD to hire her for my wedding day makeup! she is super friendly and makes you feel really comfortable. From the first time I contacted her, she was very professional and I could tell that she really knew her stuff! She makes you feel at ease and really listens to what you want to make sure she understands the look that you want. I will definitely be recommending her to my newly engaged friends! :) Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding in Sep 2012 and I can't thank Susan enough for the fabulous job she did with my makeup. It stayed on ALL night...even through the after party...at the end of the night it still looked flawless. She did the airbrush foundation and i loved the lashes she put on me. In addition to doign my makeup perfectly...Susan is just such a sweet and genuine person...she adds such a nice touch to your weddign day! I loved having her prep me right before the big moment.

Susan, if you are reading this. THANK YOU for the amazing job you did. I hope your wedding plans are goign nicely and i'm sure you're goign to make a beautiful bride. Thanks for making me into one on mine! ;--)
-Nora
I had my wedding in Sep 2012 and I can't thank Susan enough for the fabulous job she did with my makeup. It stayed on ALL Read more...
I had my wedding in Sep 2012 and I can't thank Susan enough for the fabulous job she did with my makeup. It stayed on ALL night...even through the after party...at the end of the night it still looked flawless. She did the airbrush foundation and i loved the lashes she put on me. In addition to doign my makeup perfectly...Susan is just such a sweet and genuine person...she adds such a nice touch to your weddign day! I loved having her prep me right before the big moment.

Susan, if you are reading this. THANK YOU for the amazing job you did. I hope your wedding plans are goign nicely and i'm sure you're goign to make a beautiful bride. Thanks for making me into one on mine! ;--)
-Nora Read less
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Esther
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan was a wonderful make up artist. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed on my wedding day. She is super considerate about how you would like to look on your special day but she is also good about sharing her own professional advice. She saved me from looking too "normal" for my wedding. She made me look glamourous and beautiful without over doing make up. You can trust Susan to make you look beautiful on your special day! I HIGHLY recommend her to friends and strangers!
Susan was a wonderful make up artist. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed on my wedding day. She is super Read more...
Susan was a wonderful make up artist. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed on my wedding day. She is super considerate about how you would like to look on your special day but she is also good about sharing her own professional advice. She saved me from looking too "normal" for my wedding. She made me look glamourous and beautiful without over doing make up. You can trust Susan to make you look beautiful on your special day! I HIGHLY recommend her to friends and strangers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Susan is simply AMAZING! She not only did a beautiful job on my makeup but she was very helpful throughout the entire process. She is truly talented and great to work with.
Susan is simply AMAZING! She not only did a beautiful job on my makeup but she was very helpful throughout the entire Read more...
Susan is simply AMAZING! She not only did a beautiful job on my makeup but she was very helpful throughout the entire process. She is truly talented and great to work with. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim was the makeup artist for my wedding 06/23/12. Susan did the makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and the flower girl. Susan Lim was very patient and sweet. She was very professional, organized, and knew exactly what she was doing. The bridal party and the moms' only had partial makeup done (due to time restraints), and still looked great! My makeup was airbrushed and I also hired Susan for touch up until the end of the ceremony. It was great not having to worry about how my makeup looking after I cried saying my vows! My makeup lasted the whole night (10am-11pm) and I received so many compliments on my makeup! I would use Susan Lim for my makeup for any future event in a heartbeat!
Susan Lim was the makeup artist for my wedding 06/23/12. Susan did the makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and Read more...
Susan Lim was the makeup artist for my wedding 06/23/12. Susan did the makeup for myself, 4 bridesmaids, 2 mothers, and the flower girl. Susan Lim was very patient and sweet. She was very professional, organized, and knew exactly what she was doing. The bridal party and the moms' only had partial makeup done (due to time restraints), and still looked great! My makeup was airbrushed and I also hired Susan for touch up until the end of the ceremony. It was great not having to worry about how my makeup looking after I cried saying my vows! My makeup lasted the whole night (10am-11pm) and I received so many compliments on my makeup! I would use Susan Lim for my makeup for any future event in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Susan to anyone in need of a makeup artist!! She did my makeup for my engagement session and wedding day. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she is so pleasant to work with. She’s so sweet and accommodating. She takes time to make you look your absolute best and wants to make sure you feel comfortable. I received so many compliments on my makeup. I must say she was my absolute favorite vendor for the entire wedding. I wish she could apply my makeup every day! Make sure to book her in advance as she books up quick!
I would highly recommend Susan to anyone in need of a makeup artist!! She did my makeup for my engagement session and Read more...
I would highly recommend Susan to anyone in need of a makeup artist!! She did my makeup for my engagement session and wedding day. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she is so pleasant to work with. She’s so sweet and accommodating. She takes time to make you look your absolute best and wants to make sure you feel comfortable. I received so many compliments on my makeup. I must say she was my absolute favorite vendor for the entire wedding. I wish she could apply my makeup every day! Make sure to book her in advance as she books up quick! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim was recommended to me by a couple other brides and I had seen her amazing work at weddings I had attended so I was so ecstatic that she was available for my wedding day! Susan was very meticulous and detail oriented about my desired bridal look even before the trial session. During the trial, she did not pressure me into trying something I did not want. She made suggestions and was willing to try different looks so that I could see the difference and choose what I felt most comfortable with. I felt that her goal was to make me feel like myself and comfortable. My ceremony was held in the morning and Susan so graciously came to my hotel suite at 5am! I absolutely loved my bridal makeup and I would highly recommend her to every bride!
Susan Lim was recommended to me by a couple other brides and I had seen her amazing work at weddings I had attended so I Read more...
Susan Lim was recommended to me by a couple other brides and I had seen her amazing work at weddings I had attended so I was so ecstatic that she was available for my wedding day! Susan was very meticulous and detail oriented about my desired bridal look even before the trial session. During the trial, she did not pressure me into trying something I did not want. She made suggestions and was willing to try different looks so that I could see the difference and choose what I felt most comfortable with. I felt that her goal was to make me feel like myself and comfortable. My ceremony was held in the morning and Susan so graciously came to my hotel suite at 5am! I absolutely loved my bridal makeup and I would highly recommend her to every bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What a talented make-up artist and what a great teacher! I contacted Susan about make-up lessons for myself and three friends. I found her by searching and reading online reviews. The overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding Susan's professionalism and quality of service was persuasive, but what cemented the deal for me was her prompt response to my email inquiry and our ensuing telephone conversation. Talking to Susan was like talking to a friend, and I felt instantly at ease. My friends were equally charmed once we all met for our make-up lesson. Susan's knowledge was vast, and we are so grateful for all the information, recommendations, and hints she shared.
What a talented make-up artist and what a great teacher! I contacted Susan about make-up lessons for myself and three Read more...
What a talented make-up artist and what a great teacher! I contacted Susan about make-up lessons for myself and three friends. I found her by searching and reading online reviews. The overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding Susan's professionalism and quality of service was persuasive, but what cemented the deal for me was her prompt response to my email inquiry and our ensuing telephone conversation. Talking to Susan was like talking to a friend, and I felt instantly at ease. My friends were equally charmed once we all met for our make-up lesson. Susan's knowledge was vast, and we are so grateful for all the information, recommendations, and hints she shared. Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give Susan 6 stars I would! I feel that giving her 5 does not do her justice. Susan was very responsive from the get-go; she was very prompt and was never late for an appointment. She was patient and you can tell from your first conversation with her that she takes makeup seriously and knows what she's doing. Before finding Susan I had spoken with and interviewed MANY makeup artists and she was the only one that took time to ask about my skin, my makeup regimen, level of comfort with makeup, skin regimen, etc. She looked at pictures of me going out and tried to get an idea of what I wanted even before my trial. I had scheduled my trial on the day we took our engagement photos and Susan asked me to send her information on our photographer so she could see the photographer's use of lighting. She really looks at every detail and aspect of your wedding day makeup!! I highly recommend getting a trial with Susan so that you will feel at ease the day of your wedding. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable from the get go and on wedding day she put me and my mom at ease. She is extremely talented and I highly recommend her! Thank you Susan!
If I could give Susan 6 stars I would! I feel that giving her 5 does not do her justice. Susan was very responsive from Read more...
If I could give Susan 6 stars I would! I feel that giving her 5 does not do her justice. Susan was very responsive from the get-go; she was very prompt and was never late for an appointment. She was patient and you can tell from your first conversation with her that she takes makeup seriously and knows what she's doing. Before finding Susan I had spoken with and interviewed MANY makeup artists and she was the only one that took time to ask about my skin, my makeup regimen, level of comfort with makeup, skin regimen, etc. She looked at pictures of me going out and tried to get an idea of what I wanted even before my trial. I had scheduled my trial on the day we took our engagement photos and Susan asked me to send her information on our photographer so she could see the photographer's use of lighting. She really looks at every detail and aspect of your wedding day makeup!! I highly recommend getting a trial with Susan so that you will feel at ease the day of your wedding. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable from the get go and on wedding day she put me and my mom at ease. She is extremely talented and I highly recommend her! Thank you Susan! Read less
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clair
Wedding:
12/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was recommend by my cousin, and as I checked through online review Susan seems to be one of the best makeup artist in this area specializing in not only american face but also asian face make up. Susan is very hard to book since everyone wants her but she's very friendly to clients. I was lucky to have Susan do pre wedding photoshot makeup for me on 11/15/2011 and it was very good. Thank you Susan.
Susan was recommend by my cousin, and as I checked through online review Susan seems to be one of the best makeup artist Read more...
Susan was recommend by my cousin, and as I checked through online review Susan seems to be one of the best makeup artist in this area specializing in not only american face but also asian face make up. Susan is very hard to book since everyone wants her but she's very friendly to clients. I was lucky to have Susan do pre wedding photoshot makeup for me on 11/15/2011 and it was very good. Thank you Susan. Read less
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Chau
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
As a makeup artist, Susan is extremely talented and skilled. She is also a perfectionist who pays attention to every detail, listens to exactly what the bride wants, and does a perfect job of interpreting that into a beautiful look. As a person, Susan is simply a joy to work with making her my FAVORITE VENDOR. She is flexible, accommodating, and extremely personable. I hope that every bride can be as lucky as I was to have Susan as her makeup artist.
As a makeup artist, Susan is extremely talented and skilled. She is also a perfectionist who pays attention to every Read more...
As a makeup artist, Susan is extremely talented and skilled. She is also a perfectionist who pays attention to every detail, listens to exactly what the bride wants, and does a perfect job of interpreting that into a beautiful look. As a person, Susan is simply a joy to work with making her my FAVORITE VENDOR. She is flexible, accommodating, and extremely personable. I hope that every bride can be as lucky as I was to have Susan as her makeup artist. Read less
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dc2011
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Booking Susan was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. What makes her stand out among other wedding vendors is her commitment to making you look and feel your best on your wedding day. You don't feel that this is "just another wedding" for her, despite her popularity. She went above and beyond her contracted service - stayed late, continuously touched us up, even bought fries for the party!

As others have noted, she is extremely detail oriented, great with communication, and trustworthy. But her professionalism shouldn't overshadow her exceptional talent as a makeup artist. My bridal party and I were very particular about how our makeup turned out. In my personal experience, makeup trials reveal a lot. I had to endure two trials before finding Susan, who managed to NOT make me look like a clown and patiently worked with me to create several potential looks for the day. I asked for dramatic, va-va-voom makeup for my party - and she delivered. She didn't shy away from my specific requests, and I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out.

She can double her price and I would still book her again.
Booking Susan was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. What makes her stand out among other wedding vendors is Read more...
Booking Susan was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. What makes her stand out among other wedding vendors is her commitment to making you look and feel your best on your wedding day. You don't feel that this is "just another wedding" for her, despite her popularity. She went above and beyond her contracted service - stayed late, continuously touched us up, even bought fries for the party!

As others have noted, she is extremely detail oriented, great with communication, and trustworthy. But her professionalism shouldn't overshadow her exceptional talent as a makeup artist. My bridal party and I were very particular about how our makeup turned out. In my personal experience, makeup trials reveal a lot. I had to endure two trials before finding Susan, who managed to NOT make me look like a clown and patiently worked with me to create several potential looks for the day. I asked for dramatic, va-va-voom makeup for my party - and she delivered. She didn't shy away from my specific requests, and I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out.

She can double her price and I would still book her again. Read less
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LiaBride
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I <3 Susan Makeup Artist!!! She was THE FAVORITE vendor for my wedding! She was very flexible and ensured I looked my best on my BIG day! My bridesmaids also fell in love with her as she is not only very talented, kind, and accomadating, but also very professional and detail-oriented. I had so many compliments about my makeup and how I looked from everyone!! I wish I could have her do my makeup all time! lol Let me also explain that I had trials with other makeup artist before I found Susan. Two of the biggest differences were 1) the care and 2) pricing. At the trial, I felt Susan instantaneously (truly) cared about how I looked for my wedding day. Secondly, Susan's pricing is a great value compared to other makeup artist in the DC area. Other makeup artists required a minimum of $300 and up for their services. Susan, on the otherhand, had a la carte and package deals to choose from (more flexibility for a budget bride!!!!). That was a huge weight off my shoulder! Also, I do recommend all brides to have touch-up services. I didn't think I would cry, but boyyyy was I wrong! Susan is worth every penny. I <3 Susan Makeup Aritst!!!!!
I 3 Susan Makeup Artist!!! She was THE FAVORITE vendor for my wedding! She was very flexible and ensured I looked my best Read more...
I <3 Susan Makeup Artist!!! She was THE FAVORITE vendor for my wedding! She was very flexible and ensured I looked my best on my BIG day! My bridesmaids also fell in love with her as she is not only very talented, kind, and accomadating, but also very professional and detail-oriented. I had so many compliments about my makeup and how I looked from everyone!! I wish I could have her do my makeup all time! lol Let me also explain that I had trials with other makeup artist before I found Susan. Two of the biggest differences were 1) the care and 2) pricing. At the trial, I felt Susan instantaneously (truly) cared about how I looked for my wedding day. Secondly, Susan's pricing is a great value compared to other makeup artist in the DC area. Other makeup artists required a minimum of $300 and up for their services. Susan, on the otherhand, had a la carte and package deals to choose from (more flexibility for a budget bride!!!!). That was a huge weight off my shoulder! Also, I do recommend all brides to have touch-up services. I didn't think I would cry, but boyyyy was I wrong! Susan is worth every penny. I <3 Susan Makeup Aritst!!!!! Read less
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T
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.5/5.0
I am very glad that I had Susan to help me with my wedding day makeup. She did a fabulous job. I highly recommend using the airbrush package she offers. It stayed fresh the entire day.
I am very glad that I had Susan to help me with my wedding day makeup. She did a fabulous job. I highly recommend using Read more...
I am very glad that I had Susan to help me with my wedding day makeup. She did a fabulous job. I highly recommend using the airbrush package she offers. It stayed fresh the entire day. Read less
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jhong
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
susan was an absolutely wonderful asset to have on my wedding day. i opted for one of the makeup packages, which i highly recommend because she was at my side reapplying my makeup all day long. my makeup on my wedding day was, in a word, flawless. she definitely took the extra effort to make sure that my make up was something that i wanted and was comfortable with. she understands that not everyone is at the same comfort level with makeup. susan is so skilled and was so professional on my long, 14-hr wedding day. she was so calming and patient, i loved having her by my side and my bms loved having her as well. if i were to do it all over again, i would choose her every single time.
susan was an absolutely wonderful asset to have on my wedding day. i opted for one of the makeup packages, which i highly Read more...
susan was an absolutely wonderful asset to have on my wedding day. i opted for one of the makeup packages, which i highly recommend because she was at my side reapplying my makeup all day long. my makeup on my wedding day was, in a word, flawless. she definitely took the extra effort to make sure that my make up was something that i wanted and was comfortable with. she understands that not everyone is at the same comfort level with makeup. susan is so skilled and was so professional on my long, 14-hr wedding day. she was so calming and patient, i loved having her by my side and my bms loved having her as well. if i were to do it all over again, i would choose her every single time. Read less
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alchan124
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan is THE BEST!!! She is talented, professional, and extremely detail oriented. I was really impressed with the trial. She asked so many questions about my skin care regimen, my dress, my jewelry, my bridesmaids, etc etc. It actually took a while to put together all of the information she asked for. But I knew that she would use all of the details to create the best look for me.
What sets her apart is how clean and sanitary she keeps all of her makeup and supplies. She is also a calming spirit that you want on your wedding day. I hired Susan for me, my bridesmaids, and the moms. She beat all of us to the venue on the morning of my wedding day and helped sort out confusion with the venue about where we were supposed to set up before I even got there.
I am so fortunate to have booked Susan for my wedding day. I know she's getting incredibly busy and the word is getting about about how amazing she is! If she's free on your big day, book her and never look back!
Susan is THE BEST!!! She is talented, professional, and extremely detail oriented. I was really impressed with the trial. Read more...
Susan is THE BEST!!! She is talented, professional, and extremely detail oriented. I was really impressed with the trial. She asked so many questions about my skin care regimen, my dress, my jewelry, my bridesmaids, etc etc. It actually took a while to put together all of the information she asked for. But I knew that she would use all of the details to create the best look for me.
What sets her apart is how clean and sanitary she keeps all of her makeup and supplies. She is also a calming spirit that you want on your wedding day. I hired Susan for me, my bridesmaids, and the moms. She beat all of us to the venue on the morning of my wedding day and helped sort out confusion with the venue about where we were supposed to set up before I even got there.
I am so fortunate to have booked Susan for my wedding day. I know she's getting incredibly busy and the word is getting about about how amazing she is! If she's free on your big day, book her and never look back! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I had such a great experience working with Susan, and really wish there was some huge event coming up in my life so I have an excuse to work with her again!

I heard about Susan through wedding blogs, as I wanted to find a makeup artist that had experience working with asian faces. Susan was responsive and truly cared about provide the best service possible. She asked questions regarding my daily skin/makeup regime, and it felt as she truly cared about the look I wanted and about finding the best style and technique that would work best for me and my skin. She patiently worked with me during the trial to try out different ways of doing my eyes, and I was confident in her recommendations. After hearing that I am a major crier and knowing that my wedding was in July, Susan recommended that I get airbrushed makeup -- I'm so glad I did.

My makeup looked FLAWLESS the day of my wedding and did not smear or get wiped off after a very emotional ceremony and 85+ degree weather. By 11pm, my makeup looked as fresh as it did at 10am. Susan did a great job covering up any imperfections with the airbrushing, and all my friends commented on how smooth and even my skin looked.

Susan also did my mom's makeup the day of, but had provided traditional, not airbrushed, makeup. My mom's makeup also stayed on throughout the evening, and she loved how natural she looked.

I would definitely recommend Susan, especially if you are interested in finding someone with experience working with asian faces.
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I had such a great experience working with Susan, and really wish there was some huge event coming up in my life so I have an excuse to work with her again!

I heard about Susan through wedding blogs, as I wanted to find a makeup artist that had experience working with asian faces. Susan was responsive and truly cared about provide the best service possible. She asked questions regarding my daily skin/makeup regime, and it felt as she truly cared about the look I wanted and about finding the best style and technique that would work best for me and my skin. She patiently worked with me during the trial to try out different ways of doing my eyes, and I was confident in her recommendations. After hearing that I am a major crier and knowing that my wedding was in July, Susan recommended that I get airbrushed makeup -- I'm so glad I did.

My makeup looked FLAWLESS the day of my wedding and did not smear or get wiped off after a very emotional ceremony and 85+ degree weather. By 11pm, my makeup looked as fresh as it did at 10am. Susan did a great job covering up any imperfections with the airbrushing, and all my friends commented on how smooth and even my skin looked.

Susan also did my mom's makeup the day of, but had provided traditional, not airbrushed, makeup. My mom's makeup also stayed on throughout the evening, and she loved how natural she looked.

I would definitely recommend Susan, especially if you are interested in finding someone with experience working with asian faces. Read less
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nova2011
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.8/5.0
Susan was great to work with, she gave a lot of great tips in order to ensure that my skin was ready for my special day. She was willing to go out of her way to make sure I was happy with the service that I got. She does cost more than other make up artists in the area, though, I believe the money was well spent.
Susan was great to work with, she gave a lot of great tips in order to ensure that my skin was ready for my special day. Read more...
Susan was great to work with, she gave a lot of great tips in order to ensure that my skin was ready for my special day. She was willing to go out of her way to make sure I was happy with the service that I got. She does cost more than other make up artists in the area, though, I believe the money was well spent. Read less
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Cee M.
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful I was referred to Susan Lim for my wedding makeup. Susan is not only very professional and just a joy to be around, but she is so incredibly talented. I first met Susan for a trial and she graciously helped me figure out a look for my wedding day. I loved that she really took the time to understand the dress, hair, jewelry to ensure everything could be tied together with the makeup.

A few weeks leading up to the wedding day, Susan sent friendly reminders on how to care for my skin and things to avoid, like alcohol and spicy food. She’s so organized and just thinks of everything! On the day of the wedding, Susan arrived early and although we were running a bit behind, she took her time and worked meticulously on each of us. My bridesmaids looked gorgeous and they were all extremely happy with their makeup. I couldn’t have been any happier :) I would definitely recommend her!
I am so grateful I was referred to Susan Lim for my wedding makeup. Susan is not only very professional and just a joy to Read more...
I am so grateful I was referred to Susan Lim for my wedding makeup. Susan is not only very professional and just a joy to be around, but she is so incredibly talented. I first met Susan for a trial and she graciously helped me figure out a look for my wedding day. I loved that she really took the time to understand the dress, hair, jewelry to ensure everything could be tied together with the makeup.

A few weeks leading up to the wedding day, Susan sent friendly reminders on how to care for my skin and things to avoid, like alcohol and spicy food. She’s so organized and just thinks of everything! On the day of the wedding, Susan arrived early and although we were running a bit behind, she took her time and worked meticulously on each of us. My bridesmaids looked gorgeous and they were all extremely happy with their makeup. I couldn’t have been any happier :) I would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Shawn
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan Lim is a consummate professional. We could not have been more thrilled to have worked with her. Having seen several other professional make-up artists’ work; I eagerly say she was the best. While others seem to pile on the make-up she managed to apply just the right amount of make-up in just the right places to accentuate my wife’s natural beauty. That coupled with Susan’s outgoing personality and enthusiasm made our event something to remember for the rest of our lives. She could have charged much more than what she did. But even after a reschedule she stuck to the price she originally quoted us. This speaks volumes for her personal integrity. RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND!
Susan Lim is a consummate professional. We could not have been more thrilled to have worked with her. Having seen several Read more...
Susan Lim is a consummate professional. We could not have been more thrilled to have worked with her. Having seen several other professional make-up artists’ work; I eagerly say she was the best. While others seem to pile on the make-up she managed to apply just the right amount of make-up in just the right places to accentuate my wife’s natural beauty. That coupled with Susan’s outgoing personality and enthusiasm made our event something to remember for the rest of our lives. She could have charged much more than what she did. But even after a reschedule she stuck to the price she originally quoted us. This speaks volumes for her personal integrity. RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND! Read less
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G and L
Wedding:
5/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan did an amazing job on my makeup. She is very professional and I felt comfortable with her from the start. After my trial, my fiance could not stop looking at my face! On the day of, she arrived early and took her time to get everything perfect. I had guests tell me that I could have been in a bridal magazine because I looked so beautiful, and Susan was a big reason why.

Besides being very good at making people look gorgeous, she has a great personality. She's thoughtful and just a very sweet and friendly person. She really listens and can tell she truly cares about doing a great job and that you are happy with her makeup. I couldn't be more thrilled with having Susan do my makeup and would definitely recommend her.
Susan did an amazing job on my makeup. She is very professional and I felt comfortable with her from the start. After my Read more...
Susan did an amazing job on my makeup. She is very professional and I felt comfortable with her from the start. After my trial, my fiance could not stop looking at my face! On the day of, she arrived early and took her time to get everything perfect. I had guests tell me that I could have been in a bridal magazine because I looked so beautiful, and Susan was a big reason why.

Besides being very good at making people look gorgeous, she has a great personality. She's thoughtful and just a very sweet and friendly person. She really listens and can tell she truly cares about doing a great job and that you are happy with her makeup. I couldn't be more thrilled with having Susan do my makeup and would definitely recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
One word: Awesome! Well maybe two words: BOOK HER. Susan spent the whole day with me creating two looks for the ceremony and the reception. It was a long day but she stuck with me and made me feel at ease and even calmed me down throughout the day. My make-up was perfect...natural and beautiful. I dont't usually wear a lot of makeup but I felt gorgeous and still at the same time looked like myself. I bawling like a sucker throughout the day and as I was crying I assumed my eye makeup would definitely be running but when I looked at the mirror...nothing! Amazing! Stayed on all throughout day/night but dont let that make you skimp on her whole day package because it really came in handy! My bridesmaids (avid makeup wear-ers) loved her as well. She is also very friendly and very accommodating :) I felt like I knew her forever! Her packages are very affordable so rest assured your getting a great makeup artist! One of my bridesmaids already booked her for her November wedding- I know I will be using her in the future for any events!
One word: Awesome! Well maybe two words: BOOK HER. Susan spent the whole day with me creating two looks for the ceremony Read more...
One word: Awesome! Well maybe two words: BOOK HER. Susan spent the whole day with me creating two looks for the ceremony and the reception. It was a long day but she stuck with me and made me feel at ease and even calmed me down throughout the day. My make-up was perfect...natural and beautiful. I dont't usually wear a lot of makeup but I felt gorgeous and still at the same time looked like myself. I bawling like a sucker throughout the day and as I was crying I assumed my eye makeup would definitely be running but when I looked at the mirror...nothing! Amazing! Stayed on all throughout day/night but dont let that make you skimp on her whole day package because it really came in handy! My bridesmaids (avid makeup wear-ers) loved her as well. She is also very friendly and very accommodating :) I felt like I knew her forever! Her packages are very affordable so rest assured your getting a great makeup artist! One of my bridesmaids already booked her for her November wedding- I know I will be using her in the future for any events! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was very kind and attentive throughout the process. She is also just a sweet person to work with. I'm really thankful for her! Thank you so much!
Susan was very kind and attentive throughout the process. She is also just a sweet person to work with. I'm really Read more...
Susan was very kind and attentive throughout the process. She is also just a sweet person to work with. I'm really thankful for her! Thank you so much! Read less
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Emily Duong
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I hire Susan’s artistry for a fashion show to raise awareness for GMU Vietnamese Student’s Association and the Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation. She was a GODSEND, a wonderful professional who is your closest friend and makeup guide. She and I were in constant communication discussion themes/ideas for the fashion show “Sirens of the Sea”. Susan got everything on point to showcase the 15 models in the show as seductive, sultry, and made them gorgeous. As the director and model of the show, I needed her like a plant needs water. It was great to leave her skills and ideas to her discretion while I can handle everything else. Before, I always had to fix makeup work done on me until Susan came along. Didn’t have to fix thing, I complete trust her with makeup. Her gentle touch, her down-to-earth personality shined throughout the dressing room. Couldn’t have handle the show without her <3 Thank you so much hun!
I hire Susan’s artistry for a fashion show to raise awareness for GMU Vietnamese Student’s Association and the Blue Dragon Read more...
I hire Susan’s artistry for a fashion show to raise awareness for GMU Vietnamese Student’s Association and the Blue Dragon’s Children Foundation. She was a GODSEND, a wonderful professional who is your closest friend and makeup guide. She and I were in constant communication discussion themes/ideas for the fashion show “Sirens of the Sea”. Susan got everything on point to showcase the 15 models in the show as seductive, sultry, and made them gorgeous. As the director and model of the show, I needed her like a plant needs water. It was great to leave her skills and ideas to her discretion while I can handle everything else. Before, I always had to fix makeup work done on me until Susan came along. Didn’t have to fix thing, I complete trust her with makeup. Her gentle touch, her down-to-earth personality shined throughout the dressing room. Couldn’t have handle the show without her <3 Thank you so much hun! Read less
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Kwang
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing throughout the whole process. She was so involved and detail-oriented on giving me the perfect look for my wedding!
Susan was amazing throughout the whole process. She was so involved and detail-oriented on giving me the perfect look for Read more...
Susan was amazing throughout the whole process. She was so involved and detail-oriented on giving me the perfect look for my wedding! Read less
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jane
Wedding:
3/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had Susan do my make up for an important event and let me just say I was totally transformed. She highlighted my cheeks and eyes and lips that made me change from average Asian-American girl to honestly -->glamorous and hot. I felt like I was ready for the red carpet. She took my best assets and made them pop out in a beautiful way. She's also really good at being hygienic about her products. Susan made sure her products were clean and sterile before using them on me. If you want a great bargain with a very accommodating make up artist, go for Susan!
I had Susan do my make up for an important event and let me just say I was totally transformed. She highlighted my cheeks Read more...
I had Susan do my make up for an important event and let me just say I was totally transformed. She highlighted my cheeks and eyes and lips that made me change from average Asian-American girl to honestly -->glamorous and hot. I felt like I was ready for the red carpet. She took my best assets and made them pop out in a beautiful way. She's also really good at being hygienic about her products. Susan made sure her products were clean and sterile before using them on me. If you want a great bargain with a very accommodating make up artist, go for Susan! Read less
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Claris
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SUSAN!!!

Words cannot express how wonderful it was having Susan be my makeup artist for my BIG event...

Let begin by saying that I met Susan a while ago when I was a bridesmaid at my friends wedding. She did such a fantastic job with my friends' bridal makeup, that I immediately contacted her for my wedding once I got engaged. I was (very) lucky because she can get booked fast (I know this cuz my cousin and my cousin's friend was not able to book her). Susan made the process so comfortable and smooth for me. She walked me through all the questions I had and went beyond the call of duty to make sure I was well taken care of. There were 3 things I cared about most for my wedding - the makeup, my dress, and photographer...and as you can see, because those were my most important top of the list, she met them w/o any fault.

I ended up with airbrush makeup and I loved it! I went for a romantic natural look. I felt like a princess because Susan kept making sure my lips were reapplied and my face was powdered on (my face can get a bit oily). And my bridesmaids were also very happy with their results. :-)

I think the process was especially easy because I was readily prepared to show her pictures of the ideal look I was going for (my wedding ceremony was outdoor) and also prepared to tell her what I wanted to achieve. So my tip for you brides out there is to be prepared to know exactly what you will want and communicate that with any of your vendors.

I highly recommend Susan!! I truly enjoyed having her being my makeup artist not only because she made me pretty, but because of her professionalism and flexibility!!! 10 years from now...I can look at my wedding pictures and still smile big because I chose the perfect makeup artist for my bridal look! And that is very important for me!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SUSAN!!!

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SUSAN!!!

Words cannot express how wonderful it was having Susan be my makeup artist for my BIG event...

Let begin by saying that I met Susan a while ago when I was a bridesmaid at my friends wedding. She did such a fantastic job with my friends' bridal makeup, that I immediately contacted her for my wedding once I got engaged. I was (very) lucky because she can get booked fast (I know this cuz my cousin and my cousin's friend was not able to book her). Susan made the process so comfortable and smooth for me. She walked me through all the questions I had and went beyond the call of duty to make sure I was well taken care of. There were 3 things I cared about most for my wedding - the makeup, my dress, and photographer...and as you can see, because those were my most important top of the list, she met them w/o any fault.

I ended up with airbrush makeup and I loved it! I went for a romantic natural look. I felt like a princess because Susan kept making sure my lips were reapplied and my face was powdered on (my face can get a bit oily). And my bridesmaids were also very happy with their results. :-)

I think the process was especially easy because I was readily prepared to show her pictures of the ideal look I was going for (my wedding ceremony was outdoor) and also prepared to tell her what I wanted to achieve. So my tip for you brides out there is to be prepared to know exactly what you will want and communicate that with any of your vendors.

I highly recommend Susan!! I truly enjoyed having her being my makeup artist not only because she made me pretty, but because of her professionalism and flexibility!!! 10 years from now...I can look at my wedding pictures and still smile big because I chose the perfect makeup artist for my bridal look! And that is very important for me! Read less
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dj
Wedding:
2/10/2011
5.0/5.0
i had a pretty ugly wife before susan lim put her face on her, bottom line at the end of the cermony i was in a rush to consummate that ass
i had a pretty ugly wife before susan lim put her face on her, bottom line at the end of the cermony i was in a rush to Read more...
i had a pretty ugly wife before susan lim put her face on her, bottom line at the end of the cermony i was in a rush to consummate that ass Read less
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alimkates
Wedding:
1/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Susan was a pleasure to work with! From the first email contact for a trial, to the day of the wedding-- she was fantastic!

I'm not used to wearing a lot of make-up on a day to day basis, but I felt so comfortable the day of the wedding. She made me feel very glamorous and beautiful. I have already referred her to a few of my engaged friends for their wedding make-up, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everybody else!
Susan was a pleasure to work with! From the first email contact for a trial, to the day of the wedding-- she was Read more...
Susan was a pleasure to work with! From the first email contact for a trial, to the day of the wedding-- she was fantastic!

I'm not used to wearing a lot of make-up on a day to day basis, but I felt so comfortable the day of the wedding. She made me feel very glamorous and beautiful. I have already referred her to a few of my engaged friends for their wedding make-up, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everybody else! Read less
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hoam
Wedding:
12/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I love her artistic skills! More importantly, she uses her skills to match up the best shades and colors that are just right for you. I appreciate her honesty, flexibility and professionalism. I would totally recommend her!
I love her artistic skills! More importantly, she uses her skills to match up the best shades and colors that are just Read more...
I love her artistic skills! More importantly, she uses her skills to match up the best shades and colors that are just right for you. I appreciate her honesty, flexibility and professionalism. I would totally recommend her! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
The best!
The best!
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Julie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
First about Susan: In retrospect, one of the most important factors that I felt that made the wedding planning process more difficult or easier was the person that you're working with. That vendor can either make or break the experience. For me, Susan really made the experience. She is not only knowledgeable and talented, but she has the kind of personality traits that any bride would want in their vendors - honest (because let's face it, there's a lot of sharks out there in the Wedding world!), kind, calm (to tame the little bridezilla in all of us :D), and easy-going (a big plus when you're freaking out about the pimple that showed up out of nowhere and also for flexibility). She also makes you feel secure and beautiful as a friend would do but also is professional.

Re my experience: Unfortunately I found out about Susan AFTER I had already booked my wedding make up artist so I ended up getting my bridal shower make up done by Susan. The reason being, I had a professional photographer for my Shower courtesy of my husband - and... I wanted to look pretty. :) Here are some things I loved: (1) She really studies your face (not in the uncomfortable "in your face" kind of way) but to make sure every part of your face was properly made up; (2) She checks your comfort level with and knowledge of make up (mine being at absolutely none) so you don't get freaked out; (3) She keeps you in the loop about what she's doing to your face (I had several trials done and a lot of them kinda just glopped it on your face); (4) She is CLEAN. In fact, the cleanest MUA I've gone to. I can trust that she didn't use the same nasty brush on 5 other girls.

I ended up with a dewy, fresh look that was perfect for me. It was personal - it felt like "me" and radiant. All the girls at my Shower commented that I could've just gotten married that day because my make up was so gorgeous. Also, the make up lasted all day and night (in fact, it got even better as it set and by night time, I was glowing even more - just in time for my bachelorette party later that night).

Four months later, I went back to her to get a basic make up application lesson from her. She's a patient and awesome teacher as well! I seriously learned more about MU in an hour than all 28 years of my life. Again, my friends complimented the make up that she had taught me how to apply. My husband kept saying I looked hot. *Wink*.

I am in a couple of weddings this year and I wish I can take her around with me! I guess all of you will just have to take her for your weddings instead. :)
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First about Susan: In retrospect, one of the most important factors that I felt that made the wedding planning process more difficult or easier was the person that you're working with. That vendor can either make or break the experience. For me, Susan really made the experience. She is not only knowledgeable and talented, but she has the kind of personality traits that any bride would want in their vendors - honest (because let's face it, there's a lot of sharks out there in the Wedding world!), kind, calm (to tame the little bridezilla in all of us :D), and easy-going (a big plus when you're freaking out about the pimple that showed up out of nowhere and also for flexibility). She also makes you feel secure and beautiful as a friend would do but also is professional.

Re my experience: Unfortunately I found out about Susan AFTER I had already booked my wedding make up artist so I ended up getting my bridal shower make up done by Susan. The reason being, I had a professional photographer for my Shower courtesy of my husband - and... I wanted to look pretty. :) Here are some things I loved: (1) She really studies your face (not in the uncomfortable "in your face" kind of way) but to make sure every part of your face was properly made up; (2) She checks your comfort level with and knowledge of make up (mine being at absolutely none) so you don't get freaked out; (3) She keeps you in the loop about what she's doing to your face (I had several trials done and a lot of them kinda just glopped it on your face); (4) She is CLEAN. In fact, the cleanest MUA I've gone to. I can trust that she didn't use the same nasty brush on 5 other girls.

I ended up with a dewy, fresh look that was perfect for me. It was personal - it felt like "me" and radiant. All the girls at my Shower commented that I could've just gotten married that day because my make up was so gorgeous. Also, the make up lasted all day and night (in fact, it got even better as it set and by night time, I was glowing even more - just in time for my bachelorette party later that night).

Four months later, I went back to her to get a basic make up application lesson from her. She's a patient and awesome teacher as well! I seriously learned more about MU in an hour than all 28 years of my life. Again, my friends complimented the make up that she had taught me how to apply. My husband kept saying I looked hot. *Wink*.

I am in a couple of weddings this year and I wish I can take her around with me! I guess all of you will just have to take her for your weddings instead. :) Read less
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jewels785
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.6/5.0
Susan was great with my wedding day makeup! After my pictures came out a lot of my friends wanted referrals for her because the makeup not only looked good in person it looked amazing in pictures as well! Especially since those will be the only memory I have on my wedding day because it went by so fast! She also did my mom's make up, who normally doesn't wear too much, and she gave her a classic mother of the bride look without putting too much on her. It's really important to show her some pictures of what you like and don't like so she can work with it during your trial. Even though you may like it in person it may look differently in pictures, so don't forget to bring your camera to the trial!
Susan was great with my wedding day makeup! After my pictures came out a lot of my friends wanted referrals for her Read more...
Susan was great with my wedding day makeup! After my pictures came out a lot of my friends wanted referrals for her because the makeup not only looked good in person it looked amazing in pictures as well! Especially since those will be the only memory I have on my wedding day because it went by so fast! She also did my mom's make up, who normally doesn't wear too much, and she gave her a classic mother of the bride look without putting too much on her. It's really important to show her some pictures of what you like and don't like so she can work with it during your trial. Even though you may like it in person it may look differently in pictures, so don't forget to bring your camera to the trial! Read less
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Jayne
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My outdoor garden wedding was held on the hottest day of the summer last July, with the heat index soaring at 110 degrees. Despite the typical Virginia humidity, Susan Lim somehow managed to make my make-up stay perfect, dewy, NOT shiny, but just right for my photos. My wedding photos weren't very telling of the weather that day, minus the sweat spots on my husband's pants and guests flapping their paddle fans, thanks to Susan's magical talents! My make-up was ON-POINT, incredibly natural, the same shade as my neck and shoulders even with my tan(!) and I didn't look like I had a pound of make-up caked on my face. She went for the same natural look on my bridesmaids and they looked gorgeous as well! Susan also graciously gave me 2 trials, just to make sure that I was satisfied with her super meticulous work. FYI, she truly takes her time and applies your make-up as if she was doing her own, maybe even with more care! She will definitely keep an eye on you throughout the entire day for any necessary touch-ups. It almost made me feel like a celebrity! Sometimes, you're not sure how a full face of make-up will look on you, especially if you don't wear it on a daily basis. But Susan made me feel comfortable in my own skin! But be aware, you have to book her WELL in advance because she books quick!! Thanks again, Susan! <3
My outdoor garden wedding was held on the hottest day of the summer last July, with the heat index soaring at 110 degrees. Read more...
My outdoor garden wedding was held on the hottest day of the summer last July, with the heat index soaring at 110 degrees. Despite the typical Virginia humidity, Susan Lim somehow managed to make my make-up stay perfect, dewy, NOT shiny, but just right for my photos. My wedding photos weren't very telling of the weather that day, minus the sweat spots on my husband's pants and guests flapping their paddle fans, thanks to Susan's magical talents! My make-up was ON-POINT, incredibly natural, the same shade as my neck and shoulders even with my tan(!) and I didn't look like I had a pound of make-up caked on my face. She went for the same natural look on my bridesmaids and they looked gorgeous as well! Susan also graciously gave me 2 trials, just to make sure that I was satisfied with her super meticulous work. FYI, she truly takes her time and applies your make-up as if she was doing her own, maybe even with more care! She will definitely keep an eye on you throughout the entire day for any necessary touch-ups. It almost made me feel like a celebrity! Sometimes, you're not sure how a full face of make-up will look on you, especially if you don't wear it on a daily basis. But Susan made me feel comfortable in my own skin! But be aware, you have to book her WELL in advance because she books quick!! Thanks again, Susan! <3 Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Taylor
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
The quality of service that I received from Susan Lim Makeup Artist has by far surpassed my expectations. I had my engagement photo shoot, bridal photo shoot, and wedding day make up with Susan. Just like any brides, I was a bit tad picky and wanted every aspect of my wedding to be perfect, especially the way I look! After a couple of unsatisfying make up trials with other make up artists, a friend of mine referred me to Susan and boy am I glad I took a chance with her! What I love most about Susan is that she listens to what you want, but she also uses her expertise and experience to make you look unique. You won't look like all the other brides she's worked on!

Susan is so professional and has always been on time for every appointment I've had. She is the type to go the extra mile; she won't stop until you look perfect! We also had a last minute request for her to do two of my bridesmaids make up on my wedding day and she accommodated our request and made my bridesmaids looked amazing! It's so stressful to plan for a wedding! Susan, thank you so much for making this part of my wedding a breeze!!! I couldn't be happier with the way you made look!
The quality of service that I received from Susan Lim Makeup Artist has by far surpassed my expectations. I had my Read more...
The quality of service that I received from Susan Lim Makeup Artist has by far surpassed my expectations. I had my engagement photo shoot, bridal photo shoot, and wedding day make up with Susan. Just like any brides, I was a bit tad picky and wanted every aspect of my wedding to be perfect, especially the way I look! After a couple of unsatisfying make up trials with other make up artists, a friend of mine referred me to Susan and boy am I glad I took a chance with her! What I love most about Susan is that she listens to what you want, but she also uses her expertise and experience to make you look unique. You won't look like all the other brides she's worked on!

Susan is so professional and has always been on time for every appointment I've had. She is the type to go the extra mile; she won't stop until you look perfect! We also had a last minute request for her to do two of my bridesmaids make up on my wedding day and she accommodated our request and made my bridesmaids looked amazing! It's so stressful to plan for a wedding! Susan, thank you so much for making this part of my wedding a breeze!!! I couldn't be happier with the way you made look! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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AileenF.
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I used her services for my wedding and was not disappointed at all. She was better than what i had expected. Her cost was affordable, yet her professionalism and talent for finding the right color and shade for me was beyond amazing. I loved how she continued to powder my face and touched up my make-up shadowing me through the whole day. She made me feel like a princess. Not only did she do an amazing job with my make-up, but she went up and beyond. I'd recommend her to anyone! She is AMAZING!
I used her services for my wedding and was not disappointed at all. She was better than what i had expected. Her cost was Read more...
I used her services for my wedding and was not disappointed at all. She was better than what i had expected. Her cost was affordable, yet her professionalism and talent for finding the right color and shade for me was beyond amazing. I loved how she continued to powder my face and touched up my make-up shadowing me through the whole day. She made me feel like a princess. Not only did she do an amazing job with my make-up, but she went up and beyond. I'd recommend her to anyone! She is AMAZING! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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andywli
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing person and makeup! I would use her all over again!
Amazing person and makeup! I would use her all over again!
Amazing person and makeup! I would use her all over again! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Phuong
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Susan is an excellent make up artist! She knew exactly what colors were best suited for my facial features! I received so many compliments on my wedding day! Love, love, love her!!!
Susan is an excellent make up artist! She knew exactly what colors were best suited for my facial features! I received so Read more...
Susan is an excellent make up artist! She knew exactly what colors were best suited for my facial features! I received so many compliments on my wedding day! Love, love, love her!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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danigiann
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
As a photographer, I meet many, many vendors at every wedding I go to. When it comes to makeup artists, Susan Lim is top notch. She is beyond professional and was wonderful to work with. While the bride was already stunning, Susan's makeup added an incredible light and airy touch, which helped create gorgeous images from the wedding day. You cannot go wrong with Susan Lim.
As a photographer, I meet many, many vendors at every wedding I go to. When it comes to makeup artists, Susan Lim is top Read more...
As a photographer, I meet many, many vendors at every wedding I go to. When it comes to makeup artists, Susan Lim is top notch. She is beyond professional and was wonderful to work with. While the bride was already stunning, Susan's makeup added an incredible light and airy touch, which helped create gorgeous images from the wedding day. You cannot go wrong with Susan Lim. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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