Makeup By Chez Murphy
Chez did a great job helping me and my bridesmaids prepare for the wedding. She really listened to what I wanted (natural, for an outdoor wedding) rather than going for a "wedding look". She also took the time to do a trial and gave me a makeup lesson so I could do my own for future occasions. On top of it all, she was fun to work with!
I searched for months for a make up artist for my wedding. I was on a tight budget but didn't want to look like a porcelain doll or drag queen (which is what seemed to happen often when I had my make up professionally applied). I encountered many overpriced, flaky and just plain bad MUA's in my search, until I finally found Chez.
She was quick to respond and very sweet over email. Her prices are extremely reasonable based on everything else I had seen out there. Our first trial went well, and she was very open to my critiques and requests for changes. She even went as far as to offer a second, free trial if I came to her - so that we could make sure I was 100% happy with what she would do on my wedding day.
The day of, she showed up on time, kept up with the schedule we had for getting ready but wasn't rushed, and did a wonderful job on my make up and the make up for my mom. We were both really happy with how it turned out. The make up lasted pretty much all day, and looked fantastic in the photos.
I highly highly recommend Chez. She's awesome!
Chez was so easy to work with - fun, friendly, and very responsive (essential for a wedding vendor!). Her makeup skills are amazing whether you want a clean, subtle look or something more dramatic. I used her for engagement photos as well as for my wedding day and received many compliments on both.
I found Chez through Project Wedding, and I can't recommend her enough. Her makeup style is clean, flattering, and looks fresh, without being too heavy.
She was really easy to work with, I was organizing this wedding from out of town, and she was great about my constant emails and questions. I have to agree with the other post, I really felt like I was talking to a friend more than a hired consultant.
I was really happy with the makeup trial that I did with her, and the only reason I didn't book her for my wedding was because I couldn't find a corresponding hair stylist that I was happy with. I wish she did bridal hair too!
Even though I didn't book her, she still emailed me with recommendations of products that she thought would work well for me on a daily basis. I think that's a true testament to the fact that she really cares about what she does.
I will recommend her to any of my friends getting married in the Bay Area.
I'm not much of a makeup person, and neither is my mom, so I decided early on that it would be worth it to have someone do my makeup and my mom's for my wedding in June. I found Chez through Project Wedding, and I really liked that the makeup in her pictures showed people looking good, but not overly made-up. That is the perfect description of what she did for my wedding, and I couldn't have been happier.
Chez was really easy to work with and to talk to -- I felt like I was talking to a friend more than a hired consultant. She made me feel really comfortable with makeup, and even did the same with my mom. My mom said that she felt like she wasn't wearing any makeup at all, which was amazing given that my mom had recently fallen and had some severe bruising and bumps on her face that needed covering. My mom also got a makeup lesson, since Chez explained what she was doing along the way.
The makeup definitely lasted -- my eyes still looked great the next morning!
Chez offers some extra services that I took her up on -- I had her do the makeup for my engagement photo shoot so I could see how it photographed (result: it was wonderful). I also had her meet me at the mall and help me pick out makeup that I could use in my everyday look.
I couldn't have been happier with everything, and I appreciated as well that Chez was affordable, even with all of the "extras."
Chez did the makeup for all 8 of us bridesmaids in a very timely manner and was wonderful. I don't know how she did it! She has a lovely personality and is extremely fun, all with a very professional attitude and demeanor. I had never worn fake eyelashes before and was quite unsure if I even wanted to. However, Chez put me at ease with her skill and ability to be gentle while accurate. She has a wide range of makeup and matches colors to skin tone which pleased me very much as a person of color. We all loved our makeup and the time we spent with Chez. She is dependable, honest, and very good at what she does. What a concept! I definitely recommend her for consultations and any event.
Chez helped me look my best at a recent New Years party. She helped me apply make-up and accessories to make my outfit complete. Everything she did was efficient and flawless, especially applying my eyelashes in seconds! She gave me great tips and how-to's for what works with my face structure. I can't wait to meet with her soon and get a whole make-up consultation!
I met Chez through a friend. I needed my makeup done for a wedding I was attending. I figured it would be a great opportunity to meet her and see if I liked her work for the wedding I'm a bridesmaid in the Spring of 2009.
Everything she did was AMAZING! Chez has an excellent eye for color combinations. She also has a great personality and is very flexible which also makes her a great person to hire. I highly recommend Chez Murphy's work for ANY of your upcoming events.
I found Chez while she was still working for Nordstrom Stanford, at Trish McEvoy cosmetics. I booked an appointment with another cosmetic line for a rather large birthday I was having. When I went in for the appointment the person whom I had already had a trial make up session with, called in sick for the day and didn't call me to let me know. I was devastated! I started crying and as I remember, was very hysterical!
Chez saw me and quickly came over to see what was wrong. She explained that though the other girl had called in sick, and she hadn't done my make up before, she would be more than happy to try and recreate what I wanted!
I finally calmed down, stopped crying, and let her do her thing. She did a wonderful job!!! So much so, that I called her back to do my wedding makeup the next year! She did myself, my mother, and four brides maids for very reasonable prices. I was thrilled that she was willing to do trials to get the perfect look, went with me to help pick out the right makeup and skincare, and she showed up on time! What a concept for vendors! I would recommend her to anyone!!!
I have over 10 years industry experience with such lines as Estee Lauder, Lancome, True and Trish McEvoy and I have dabbled in high-end fashion as well.
Please e-mail me for pricing or consultation.
I also partner with a California cert./licensed manicurist who I can bring with me on location. Great idea for bridal showers and parties etc. I have a wonderful contact for photography and I have contacts for wedding planners as well as videographers.