Stephanie Costa Makeup Artistry
Everyone looked great!! The girls (you know how teenagers are) were not sure about getting their makeup done at first, but they enjoyed your company and loved the end results...Thanks!!
Stephanie is very professional and talented at what she does. She really took the time to get a sense of what my wedding was all about before she laid a drop of make up on me. She knew exactly how I wanted to look and feel that day and it really came through. My make up was perfect and I felt spectacular. Stephanie is super easy to work with and very receptive to all of your ideas. She's charming and funny and great to have around on a busy wedding morning. She managed my make up along with several bridesmaids and my mom without breaking a sweat. I would absolutely recommend Stephanie and her work to all brides to be out there.
I could totally tell the difference in my sister's wedding photos of who got their makeup done professionally and who didn't. I am so glad I hunted Stephanie down for this day. The other bridesmaids were also pleasantly pleased with how affordable the rates were relative to the services they received. Recommend, recommend, recommend!!!!
Stephanie is absolutely AMAZING! She is a true artist when it comes to makeup. She not only did my makeup for the wedding but she did her "practice" run on the night of my bachelorette party and once she was done finding how the makeup should be for my wedding, she finished it with a "night look" for my girls night! I received, and still am receiving, complements on my makeup in my pictures!
Stephanie was so helpful in keeping my wedding day stress free. She even gave me extra lipstick for after the "I do" kiss for my pictures! She is extremely professional, mature, funny and bubbly! I would recommend her to everyone!
I was so blessed to have such a fabulous makeup artist for my wedding!
Stephanie did a great job. And, my skin really looked natural in my photos. Also, my hair stayed perfect the whole time--and I was even outside on top of a mountain for part of the day--in February!!!!!!
Stephanie and her team worked on my Berkshires wedding over a year ago and I am now recruiting them to come to New York to work their magic for my sister's wedding!
Stephanie is not only a phenomenal artist, but she is generous, mature, and has the most hilarious sense of humor. Not having an uptight MUA on my wedding day made for lots of stress reduction on my part.
Furthermore, her "nuptial emergency kit" really saved the day. My grandmother sliced her finger open in the bridal suite just before the wedding when she was arranging flowers for the bridal party. Steph was right there with everything from bandages to fabric tape and breath mints! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience and I know you, too, will have the same when you hire her. :)
Hellooooo, San Diego Bride!
Since your wedding is the single, most PHOTOGRAPHED event of your life, hiring a makeup artist for your big day is a must. Technology has shifted toward High Definition, and it is important that the modern bride have her complexion radiate at every angle. All skin shows a blemish of some kind: be it, rosacea, undereye darkness, acne, scarring-- or perhaps even a tattoo that require some camoflauging. Whichever your concern, it is my job to keep you looking fresh and your makeup budge-proof long into the night.
MY NAME IS Stephanie Costa and makeup is what I do. I am fresh to Southern California, hailing from the East Coast. After six years of a thriving bridal business, I was eager to move West to absorb San Diego's fabulous year-round bridal season (really... what could beat this climate?!) I am thrilled to take on this new venture and have you looking your best on life's biggest day!
BRIDAL MAKEUP is my specialty and so is SERVICE. I feel it is my job to cater to the bride in every possible fashion (in addition to giving her a fabulous face, of course.) Most quality makeup artists take great pride in their work-- the BEST ones pride themselves in creating a comfortable environment and whose primary concern is a start-to-finish, happy client.
Below are some basic FAQs so that you have an idea of what to expect!
Q. Which local areas do you service?
A. Anywhere in San Diego, complementary travel included. Further travel is sometimes requested and I'm happy to do so, up-to a 100-mile radius of SD (additional charges may apply, so be sure to inquire!)
Q. Where is the makeup applied?
A. All work is performed off-site at client's requested venue or the privacy of their home, if desired. I've always liked the idea of my services going TO the client.
Q. What's in your kit?
A. A multitude of high-end, theatrical, and professional-grade makeup including: Chanel, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Graftobian, MAC, Makeup For Ever, and Nars, to name a few. I supply it all (including falsh eyelashes.) All products and tools kept impeccably clean and replenished regularly. My foundation of choice is an HD creme-- it can be sheered out or built up to any level of coverage, lasts long, and photographs flawlessly. Furthermore, I prepare the skin and finish the makeup so that your face stays budge-proof through all the sweat and tears of the day. (Dance on!)
And last but not least...
Q. Why choose you?!
A. The proof is in the pudding: years of experience, an established portfolio, rave client reviews, and unmatched affordability. Schedule a trial if you dare-- I do not let anyone out of my chair until I hear, "LOVE!" Furthermore, I do not sell makeup. I consider myself an ARTIST and I take great pride in the level of work and service I provide; get the service without the sales pitch.
And finally... NOT ALL MAKEUP PROFESSIONALS ARE CREATED EQUAL. There are "artists" who sling products at counters, those who watch YouTube videos as a source of instruction, and everything in between.
I set myself apart from these folks as I have studied under the top names in celebrity makeup in NYC, including James Vincent, Orlando Santiago, and Billy B. From them, I have learned that a quality application is key
but also that communication and service often surmount all else.
For portfolio images and contact info, visit my web site: STEPHANIECOSTA.COM
Many, many thanks! Cheers and CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! xx