Spectrum Makeup Artistry by Jennifer Hodge
Jennifer is amazing! I booked her even before doing a trial for my wedding. I just saw her work from wedding photography sites. Seeing that I don't typically wear any makeup, she reassured me that she could adjust the amount of makeup so that I don't look too made up. My family and I requested to look "natural" which she had explained during my trial is not an easy task. My family all LOVED her! I would highly recommend her in a heartbeat!
Jennifer did my makeup for my wedding and I have never felt more beautiful! The makeup was amazing and stayed on all day! I received numerouse compliments on my makeup throughout the day. I loved that I still looked like myself and she was able to give me the 'glowing' look I was in visioning. I would recommend Jennifer to any bride!
I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who would like airbrush makeup for their wedding or special event. I absolutely loved it! It looked great and lasted all night!
I am beyond anal when it comes to my own makeup, so I was nervous to have anyone do my makeup for such an important day. Jen did a beautiful job duplicating exactly what I wanted, and I was so happy with how my makeup looked, not only in the mirror, but in pictures as well. The airbrushing is amazing, and I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially for wedding makeup that needs to last for 8-12 hours. I didn't have to touch up anything the entire day, yet the makeup felt light and didn't smudge off on every person I hugged throughout the wedding. Beautiful work, Jen! :)
Jen was great! My mom and I both received so many compliments on our makeup for the big day. Would highly recommend Jen!
I cannot rave enough about Jen! I normally don't wear a lot of makeup in general so makeup that was airbrushed was new to me. The makeup was extremely natural looking and it stayed on all day & night.
Jen met with me ahead of time for a makeup trial. She was professional and offered suggestions on colors she thought would look good on me. I immediately loved all of her suggestions! On the day of my wedding, I knew my wedding party & I were in good hands. Everyone's makeup looked beautiful! My family is still talking about how they loved the airbrush makeup. I would highly recommend Jen as your makeup artist!
From my trial to my wedding day Jennifer was fantastic to work with. It was great to have her travel to us to apply airbrush makeup for the mother of the groom and the entire bridal party. I loved my wedding day makeup and it lasted all night, no touch-ups needed! I would highly recommend Jennifer of Spectrum Makeup Artistry to anyone.
Jennifer was absolutely wonderful and the quality of the airbrush make-up is unbelievable, an absolute must if you want to look your best. My wedding party was glowing all day and our pictures look great. Everyone had on the perfect amount of make-up to look truly stunning.
Jennifer was completely open to suggestion and really worked with me to create the perfect look for my special day. Additionally, Jennifer is just a sweet and kind person who helped ease my wedding day jitters and can really handle the stress of wedding day preparations.
I look forward to working with her again soon.
Jen Hodge did an amazing job with my wedding makeup. She traveled on-site to do the makeup for myself, my 6 bridesmaids, and my mom and mother-in-law, and even though we had quite a few people, we were all ready with time to spare, which made for a very relaxing wedding day morning. The airbrush makeup is absolutely amazing. My skin was seriously misbehaving the week of my wedding (thank you stress), but the airbrush foundation covered all of my blemishes and stayed put all day! And it really looks very natural and does not get cakey at all, even as the day goes on. I felt confident and beautiful, and my photos came out amazing. Also, during my trial, Jen took the time to figure out the best lashes that would work for me. I have smaller eyes, and in the past I have had very expensive makeup artists try to put full sets of lashes on my eyes, which distorts the eye and makes you look different. Jen knew this and did all individual small lashes for both the trial and the day-of and it looked fabulous. All of my bridesmaids and my mom and mother-in-law looked gorgeous as well....yet still very natural. I would HIGHLY recommend Jen Hodge for any brides looking for airbrush makeup in the RI area (and now that I have done airbrush I really think it is the only way to go).
Jen was absolutely amazing. I originally planned on using a different artist and he didn't deliver what I wanted in my test run. Jen went out of her way to make herself available, since I was only in town for a couple of days(I live in California). She listened to everything I wanted and gave me good advice for keeping my skin healthy before the wedding.
She airbrushed my makeup and almost everyone in the party. They are already a beautiful group, but she made everyone stunning. My makeup felt flawless but not overdone. I felt like you could barely see it in the pictures. She also did amazing lashes on my mom and me. We have never had full lashes so we were both in heaven. Jen was the perfect makeup artist for my big day. It was really nice to not have to worry about a thing with her!
I was planning a Rhode Island wedding from DC so I had no idea where to look for a makeup artist I could trust. I'd already had a few bad trials so I was looking in regional bridal magazines to see who the best vendors were. I saw Jen listed in just about ever feature that I liked. Luckily she was free on my date and she was absolutely perfect. She has an amazingly calm nature about her and she is totally dedicated to making you look your best. She did my whole bridal party and did mutliple touch ups to me, including taking my photo to make sure I looked perfect on film too. I cannot recommend Jen more highly, she is a true professional and extremely talented. If you can book her, you are a lucky bride!
Amazing make-up by Jen. The airbrush finish is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. She made me look radiant for my wedding day and really listened to how I wanted my make-up to be. Jen is a great person to be around on your special day and I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
I travelled to the US from the UK to be bridesmaid to my best friend and Jen did our makeup. I had never heard of air-brushed makeup before but it was amazing. I go red very easily and often look either flushed or, if tired, pallid in photos but I have to say the airbrushing was amazing. From the time it was applied to the end of the night (during which I did not hold back on the dancing!) the makeup stayed put and looked great. What really impressed me though was how generous Jen has been with her time. I am getting married in the UK in December and will have to do my own makeup, so I asked Jen for some advice. On my return to the UK she sent me a long email full of brand and colour advice. She remembered my skin colouring and was so thorough in what she included in the email. Brilliant! If I could I would fly her here to do my makeup for me but as a second best option, I am thrilled with all the information I have. Thank you Jen.
I hired Jen to do my airbrushed wedding makekup (plus 2 bridesmaids, my maid of honor and my mom) and I am so glad that I did! She came to the hotel where my bridal party and I were getting ready which made it super convenient for us. Jen is so easy to work with and listened to what everyone wanted. We all looked absolutely beautiful and the makeup lasted ALL DAY LONG. It was an extremely hot and humid day, but we never had to worry about touching up our makeup. I wish I could have Jen do my makeup every day!
I had searched the internet and facebook for a makeup artist that does airbrush makeup for my potentially humid August wedding and came across Spectrum Makeup, only to find out that it was the Jennifer Hodge that I grew up next to. I knew she was a hairdresser, but didn't realize that she did makeup too. Needless to say, it was a nice reunion since I have since moved out of that neighborhood. With my relationship to Jennifer aside, she was a phenomenal artist and the airbrushing was perfect. She has a great eye for coloring to make you feel fresh and beautiful. I had a trial done months prior to the wedding and brought my mother, not only did the makeup that Jennifer did make me feel fabulous and natural, but I could barely feel anything on my face. The feeling of airbrushing was the refreshing and light. The BEST part of the whole airbrushing experience was the length of how long the makeup lasted. We had a very humid day for our wedding and by the end of the night I was very sweaty, however I still looked great due to the airbrushed makeup. I would recommend anyone to get their makeup airbrushed for a special day/event!!! Thank You Jen!!!
Jen Hodge was fabulous to work with for my wedding day makeup. It was the first time I've tried airbrushed makeup and loved it. I was very pleased with how great my skin looked and it didn't look like I had foundation etc. caked on. Jen was able to create a fresh, natural, glowy look that still looked like me and I didn't feel overly made up, which was important as I don't normally wear a lot of make up. Having something that would last the entire day and be sweat proof and tear proof is ideal for a wedding. I would definitely recommend Jen to other brides out there. My mother and bridesmaids all looked gorgeous as well.
Jennifer Hodge is great She was flexible with her schedule to the greatest extent possible, and knew her profession really well -- one of the bridesmaides has really sensitive skin and Jen knew what would work and what wouldn't. She is great and works great with the Frank Antonio hair people.
JEN IS SUCH A TALENTED MAKE UP ARTIST!
I initially met Jen when she was the make up artist for my sister's wedding, and I was a bridesmaid. We had such a fantastic experience with her that hiring her when it was time for my wedding was a no brainer. Leading up to the wedding, Jen was professional and quick to respond to all of my inquiries. On the day of my wedding, Jen showed up early to set up, with a smile on her face. She seemed genuinely excited to be there, and fit right in with all of the girls! My make up was flawless the entire day- simply, she made me FEEL beautiful.
She made everyone look great- from my mother and mother in law, to little sister! She knew which colors matched everyone's skin tones perfectly.
It was just such an easy, pleasant experience working with Jen. She is reasonably priced, and worth every penny. I just recieved my wedding pictures back from my photographer, and I can't believe that I looked jsut as good in the begining of the day, as I did at the end of the night. I credit Jen for doing such an amazing job.
I have reccomended her since to many friends, and will continue to do so!
Thank you, Jen!
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Alyson you are too kind! thx so much for your kind words - I had a blast working with all of you :)
Jennifer was recommended to me for my wedding by a friend that had used her for her own wedding; I definitely made the right choice in having her as my makeup artist for the big day. She was always on time, responded to all my emails whenever I had a question and her make-up artistry and talent are really impeccable. I felt gorgeous on my wedding day thanks to Jennifer and so did my entire wedding party.
Completely satisfied with my experience! My Mom was self conscious about a skin cancer scar on the side of her face and wasn't looking forward to being photographed. With the airbrush makeup the scar was gone! She felt confident and beautiful the whole day! I loved how my makeup came out and the best part was it didn't fade or smudge the whole day even when I came into my reception on a sailboat! I highly recommend Jennifer. She listens to what YOU want and is able to execute what you want perfectly. She also traveled all the way to the Cape for my wedding and was so accommodating!
Jennifer's work is beautiful. She is professional and calm the day of, even when things are stressful. My skin looks flawless in my pictures and I would only choose airbrush when have professional, HD photos/video. Moreover, my 70 yr old mother's skin and eyes looked amazing...she looked 10 years younger. Highly recommend.
Jen did amazing, beautiful work for my wedding and she was just such a pleasure to work with!! You will be in good hands with her because she is so good at what she does and will make you look your most beautiful. She really listens to what you want and makes sure you look exactly how you want to look. I had never tried airbrush makeup before and now I am hooked because it is really amazing! It looks great and really does stay put for hours, so I didn't have to worry about my makeup all day long on my wedding day. If you are considering airbrush makeup and have never tried it before, don't hesitate to call on Jen to give it a try because it is totally worth it!
Jenn is very talented, good natured, and professional individual. The airbrush job she did was amazing. I looked and felt beautiful all day. It was a pleasure to have her around in the morning of my wedding day. I loved the aribrush makeup because it did not wipe off on your clothing and allowed you to dance all through the night and never come off. Jenn was one of my favorite vendors to work with during my wedding journey.
Jen Hodge is amazing!! My makeup on my wedding day was fantastic and exceeded expectations! Jen was calm, professional and fun to be around. She was very patient during my two trials and the day-of makeup was perfect! My mom and sister also had their makeup done by Jen and they looked fabulous as well! The makeup truly stayed on all day and night as promised. I credit Jen with making me look the best I ever have! Hiring Jen was one of my best wedding decisions and I would highly recommend her!!
I found Spectrum Makeup Artistry by Jennifer Hodge, through my wedding planner. I went and had a trial with her and fell in love with how glamorous she made me feel! All her make-up is airbrush just like celebrities ! It stays on for 18 hrs and let me tell you I tested that out with all the dancing we did! It didn't even smudge! On my wedding day, she made me look like such a princess and i would recommend her to any brides to be! She is the best!
Spectum Makeup Artistry did an amazing airbrush makeup application for me on my wedding day! The look was flawless and lasted all night. Jennifer was very friendly and she created the exact look I was going for! I recomend this service to anyone who wants to look beautifull on there wedding day or for any other special event!
Jen Hodge of Spectrum Makeup Artistry did absolutely beautiful, natural- looking and long-lasting wedding makeup applications on me and my three attendants. This included airbrushed foundation and blusher that she custom blended to match skin tone along with flattering customized lip and eye makeup with optional false eyelashes individually applied. We all looked dewy and flawless for 12 hours from first look at 9 am throughout the day into the evening when festivities ended around 9 pm. Jen asks each client how they want to look and then collaborates with them to ensure that the result makes them look their best in person and in photographs. She is lovely, personable, flexible and diplomatic and is a consummate professional in every aspect of her services. She promptly arrived at my hotel suite at 6:30 am to ensure that she had ample time for personalized service to our complete satisfaction for 9 am first look and photos at various sites prior to the start of my 11:30 am wedding ceremony. I am a perfectionist and very competent in flattering and natural looking conventional makeup application. My fiancé expressed his desire that my wedding makeup not deviate greatly from the way I normally do it myself for special events. Jen took considerable time to observe my makeup style and to look at all of the makeup products that I use and ensured that the final result in my makeup trial and on my wedding day exceeded our expectations. Her charges, including a modest charge for traveling, are very reasonable compared to other air brush and conventional makeup artists. I highly recommend her as an outstanding makeup artist for brides, attendants, moms or any woman desiring beautiful, long lasting makeup for a special occasion.
Jennifer at Spectrum Makeup Artistry not only did a wonderful job with my wedding makeup, she did so under the most unusual of circumstances. A hurricane forced the rescheduling of my wedding, and Jennifer went out of her way to accommodate the sudden change of plans. Best of all, her airbrush makeup truly exceeded my expectations. My wedding day was hot, humid, rainy and windy, and somehow my makeup remained flawless. Also, as someone who generally wears very little makeup, I was thrilled at how natural it looked. I didn't look or feel "made up;" I just looked and felt like my very best self. I would definitely recommend Spectrum Makeup Artistry to other brides, and I will continue to be a client on special occasions.
I used Jenn Hodge on my wedding day and I cannot tell you how much I loved my makeup, it held up the whole day (even during a very humid day in August). I do not wear a lot of makeup day to day, but somehow she was able to create a look that was natural and stunning all at the same time. Jenn is flexible and fun to work with, not to mention she travels to you. I would recommend Jenn to any bride looking for long lasting, amazing makeup!
Jennifer did an amazing job! She was extremely professional and listened to my requests. The airbrush is amazing - my make-up lasted all day and into the night. It also looked really nice in photographs! You won't go wrong with Jennifer - she is the best in the area!
I want to give thanks to Jennifer Hodge from spectrum makeup artistry for doing such a fantastic job at my daughters wedding this past July 30th. We chose to do airbrush and were so happy that we did! We had the bride, 2 mothers, 10 bridesmaids and my sister that hopped in because she loved how we all looked! We were all so natural looking yet very elegant looking and were not worried at all about fading during the day. I actually woke up the next morning looking pretty good! I would highly recommend Jennifer for your needs for a wedding or any special occasion. The airbrush is fantastic compared to regular make-up and she is prompt, proffesional and caring. What more could you ask for?! Thanks Jen. Karen, MOB 7/30/11
I can't say enough about the excellent makeup artistry Jennifer provided for my wedding. I will echo what the other brides on here said about the makeup lasting... mine went on at 11am and lasted until 2am... through an 80 degree day by the sea in Newport! Everyone that got their makeup done was so pleased with the results. I did a lot of comparison shopping before I booked Jennifer and I thought she was really reasonably priced. I will also say that Jennifer went above and beyond. The company I booked for hair was unfortunately unreliable and terrible to deal with (more on that in another review) and I called Jennifer 2 days before my wedding for her professional advice. She helped me work through the situation with my hair vendor and even offered to do hair for a few of us in case I they did not show. She was one of my favorite vendors - a true professional. Thank you Jennifer!
Jennifer is truly an artist! As someone who does not wear a lot of makeup, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about airbrush makeup. After my trial, I wanted to go out and buy a machine for my house! It is the most amazing makeup I have ever worn. It was lightweight, sweat proof, water proof, and provided awesome coverage. Jennifer did such an amazing job with our makeup that day and I am still receiving compliments about how natural my makeup looked. She was able to get 9 women ready on the morning of the wedding and kept us laughing throughout the process.
Jennifer is fantastic! Based on my wedding planner’s recommendation, I called Jennifer with the hope that she was free on my wedding day, and I’m so happy that she was! After chatting about my venue, my dress, and how I envision my makeup on the Big Day, I could tell right away that she would be great to work with. And she was willing to come to my hotel room – an incredible perk! My makeup trial was a month before the wedding, and I had such a fun time getting to know Jennifer, and of course having my makeup done ☺ Regarding her technique, she uses airbrushing, which was new to me, and so cool. I felt like her canvas – a blank slate that emerged with an incredible glow that brought me to life. Coupled with the fabulous false eyelashes that made my eyes completely pop, the airbrushing made me feel beautiful. And it literally lasted all day long. Not once did I have to touch it up. And best of all, my makeup really shines in my pictures. She knew exactly how much to use without overdoing it – and I’m very grateful for that. Without a doubt I would recommend her. Thank you again, Jennifer!
The service that Jennifer provides is truly unbelievable - airbrush makeup is without a doubt the most amazing makeup I have ever worn. I'm not a big makeup person, but I looked like myself but only better, and very bridal. It was exactly what I was hoping for (everyone commented on it!) and it stayed completely, 100% on from the moment it was put on at 11AM until I went to bed at 2AM. I couldn't even believe it (oh and I got fake eyelashes, which are unbelievable as well!). Jennifer also did my mom and entire wedding party, and they all loved the makeup as well. And these are girls who certainly wear more makeup but we all agreed that it was without a doubt the best makeup ever. The best part is that Jennifer is wonderful to work with - she listens to you, she's efficient, nice, and is someone that you would want to be with while you're prepping for your big day. My only piece of advice is to book her and FAST because I know that she's popular. And she's 100% worth it. Thank you Jennifer!!!
First of all, Jen herself is fantastic to work with. She is fun, professional, comforting and knowledgeable in her craft. Any questions and concerns were answered and addressed, mainly just me being a nervous bride who isn't a big makeup person! But she was great through all of it and made me feel extremely comfortable.
I went with Jen's airbrush makeup service. I was a little nervous at first because honestly, who has airbrush makeup done on a regular basis? The trial went great and she easily dealt with any problems areas I thought should be paid special attention. I had a half strip of fake lashes and they stayed on all night, didn't bother my eyes a bit and came off very easy at the end of the evening. The rest of the makeup looked fantastic. Everyone commented on how great and natural I looked and nothing smudged, bled or rubbed off on me or anyone else. Through and outdoor ceremony/photos, dinner, dancing, hugging, kissing and more dancing, it didn't budge. It took a lot of makeup remover sheets to get it all off so this stuff is built to last through it all!
My mother also had the airbrush services by Jen and she looked so gorgeous. Moms can tend to be self conscious with dry skin, eye circles, wrinkles, etc....but my mom looked and felt beautiful.
I'd recommend trying out the airbrush services, especially by Jen. With a long, emotional day like your wedding day it's the best way to go to have beautiful, long lasting makeup.
Jen Hodge is amazing. We did airbrush on me and it was simply flawless. I had my makeup done around 10:30 in the morning and at midnight it looked like it had just been applied. I would highly recommend Spectrum to anyone and I plan on using her in the future.
Thanks again Jen!!!
Jen Hodge is SO much fun to work with! I was really nervous about having my makeup done, as I don't usually wear a lot. But Jen and her airbrushing makeup is amazing! My mom loved it at the trial and the day of my husband thought it was perfect! She works well with my photographer, asking the photographer if it looks pale or heavy in the shots, which I thought was a great asset to use. She was a blast to have the morning of the wedding, she's so funny and versitile, and works around all kinds of environments (Whispering Pines Eisenhower Suite has some outlet and lighting issues, but Jenn and Lynda both work great together to solve problems). I cant wait to see my pictures! She made me look like me, only better.
I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer - she is not only talented, but sweet and wonderful! All of my girls looked gorgeous and I just knocked everyone's socks off! Airbrush is the way to go if you want to look like a million bucks on your wedding day! Worth it ladies!!!
All I have to say is that Jen was completely amazing! My make-up looked wonderful and it lasted the entire day (I had a 10 hour wedding reception). A bridesmaid in my wedding is engaged to be married and she also wants to book Spectrum Makeup Artistry after seeing how great mine turned out. Originally, there was only supposed to be three people getting their make-up done. But once the other girls saw how amazing our make-up looked, they all got it done. Jen was perfect squeezing everyone in, even though she did not plan on it. Also, my sister, who I love dearly, but who is the most difficult person to please in the whole world, loved her make-up too. And she hated her make-up when it was her own wedding. I am recommending Spectrum Makeup Artistry to everyone I know! Thank you so much for making my face perfect :)
I had a great experience working with Jennifer and was so glad I chose her to do the make up for my wedding. Jennifer did airbrush make up for me, my mother, two sisters and two young nieces. We all loved our make up, and she applied the appropriate amount of make up to my nieces for their age. My make up did not smudge the entire day until I washed it off and I was outside in a lot on the beach on a misty rainy day and getting lots of hugs and kisses from people. Was thrilled with the colors she chose and it photographed very well. She is so laid back and friendly, I really enjoyed having her there the morning of the wedding while we got ready...we had a lot of fun with her. I would highly recommend her - could not have been happier with the communication leading up to the event, my trial and with the finished product!
Jennifer was amazing and I would highly recommend Spectrum Makeup Artistry. She did such a fantastic job on my makeup for my wedding. I was a little skeptical of the airbrush technique since I had never used it before, but she totally put me at ease during my trial and I had no worries going into my wedding day. She came to my hotel day of so it was all stressfree and did such an amazing job. So classic and glamorous. I loved it! And it stayed put doing my outdoor August wedding! Can't recommend Spectrum enough!!
Jen is a wonderful person to work with. She was a cool, calming presence on my wedding day but was also genuinely enthusiastic and happy to be a part of it. It felt like I had another friend in the room who happened to know how to do excellent makeup. I highly recommend her airbrush services. The makeup covered imperfections flawlessly and with a very natural look. Jen strives to make each bride look like the most beautiful version of themselves, and that's exactly how I felt. During my trial and then through a series of emails, Jen thoughtfully listened to my concerns and honestly addressed each one. She is a true professional who knows her craft and has fun doing it. I could not imagine having anyone else do my wedding makeup.
Jen Hodge at Spectrum Makeup really saved my wedding day! After a not so successful makeup trial with another vendor I was panicky and had little time left to find someone. Jen came highly recommended by my wedding planner who had worked with her many times before. From the moment I spoke with Jen I felt at ease and by the time the trial ended I knew she was perfect for me! A few days before the wedding I had asked about adding another person and starting earlier - Jen was amazingly flexible and this was not a problem: She even met us on site! When I looked in the mirror that day I felt and looked like a princess! More beautiful than I could have ever imagined! My family and my husband all commented on how gorgeous, yet natural I looked. I am so glad that we did airbrushed makeup also!! Our wedding day was one of the hottest days and with a mid afternoon outdoor ceremony the sun was extremely hot plus there were many joyful tears shed! Not once did my makeup smudge or need reapplication!! After being in the hot sun all day and then dancing the night away I received many compliments on how my make up was still just perfect and guests wanted to know my secret! It was definitely worth every penny! I would highly recommend Jen to anyone needing makeup!
Brides should choose their day-of vendors carefully, because you spend so much time with them while getting ready for your ceremony! I was not only comfortable with Jen - I enjoyed spending time with her while getting ready for my wedding! She is laid-back, funny and amazing at what she does.... her airbrush makeup services are a must-have and definitely worth the price! My makeup stayed on all night, even after lots of dancing. She is personable and professional and I was impressed with her flexibility - after my make-up trial, she even drove me from her studio to my hair trial to make sure I made it there on time. Trust me, she's good.
Jen Hodge was a pleasure to work with and she did an amazing job on my makeup. I decided to go with the airbrushing and I am glad that I did. It stayed intact all night through rain and humidity. There was no need to touch it up and there was no running or blotching, even after dancing inside a humid tent with sweat dripping off me! My mother doesn't normally wear makeup. Jen made her look incredible and my mother was so excited to see herself and she felt great! Jen has a great personality and she was also very professional. I would highly recommend her!
I was so happy with the work that Jennifer did for me and my wedding party, both leading up to and on my special day. She is very talented with her airbrush make-up, that I would definitely recommend her for any occasion. Her expertise with eye and lip make-up helped me when choosing the look for my wedding. On such a humid day, I didn't have to worry about this kind of make-up coming off or for that matter, sweating off. Airbrush make-up is definitely the way to go for such an important day. Jennifer is super personable which is helpful in making any bride comfortable. Thank you Jennifer for everything!
Jennifer Hodge did an amazing job with my makeup, my bridesmaid’s makeup, and the moms’ makeup. Everyone looked natural but glamorous at the same time. When I went for my trial, I was originally going to go with traditional makeup, but Jen convinced me to try the airbrush makeup. I wasn’t sure at first, but after trying it I was convinced. The way it showed up in photographs was amazing also. I convinced all of the wedding party to go with the airbrushing and the results were fantastic. It felt like we weren’t wearing makeup at all. And the results in the pictures were beautiful. Not to mention it was a hot and humid Saturday in July, and the makeup lasted through the heat, sweat and looked just as great by the end of the night as it did when it was first applied. Jennifer was so easy to work with. She is very laid back, has wonderful time management the morning of, and will do a magnificent job. Airbrushing with Jen is the way to go on your wedding day if you want your look to last the whole day.
Jenn did my wedding trial and wedding day makeup. I loved the way I looked on my wedding- and I got so many complements! She does airbrush and honestly you look flawless after she is done, and my skin is a bit scarred from teenage acne but you couldn't see any of it at all. She was great too about changing from the trial to the day. For instance I was burnt at my trial but she easily changed the color founation for my wedding day when I was normal and not burnt and she made my eyes more dramatic because I asked her to and she played down the lipstick color because I felt more comfortable like that. Basically what I am saying is she strives to give you what you want and is open to your suggestions. She has an awesome personality and is very nice. The airbrush is more expensive then traditional makeup, but I had no problem with that because it is much more worth it to pay more for airbrush because it is flawless and lasts all day and believe me I was sweating and crying and nothing ran at all the whole enitre day of my wedding. Plus Jenn does do regular makeup if you want her to, but on your special day don't miss out on the airbrush or Jenn. Book a trial with her now!
Of all the professionals who contributed to my wedding day, Jen Hodge's talent for makeup truly shined. I absolutely LOVED the airbrush makeup, and Jen created a look that was exactly what I had requested- fresh, natural and light. The palette she used on me was soft & feminine, no strong colors that were overpowering. From the trial to the wedding day- I was so happy with her work and the quality of the products. If you would like ideas, she will offer them. She is honest with her suggestions, extremely patient and willing to try new looks during the trials (as I tried on several lipsticks to find just the "right one" --and the one we chose I ended up purchasing because I liked it so much...)
On a warm evening in June, the airbrush makeup at 10pm literally looked just like it did after the application that morning. I am serious about this. For any formal event, I would definitely have Jen airbrush because the application is lighter than any foundation I have tried on my own in the past. I just read that even Carrie Underwood wore airbrush makeup on her wedding day! You do not have to travel to NYC for airbrush, because luckily for us, we have our own makeup expert here in RI. If you are wanting that glowing look that you see on the magazine covers - I highly recommend Jen for your makeup.
As a bridesmaid I've had my makeup professionally done several times. However, every single time I was extremely disappointed with the outcome. It didn't look natural, and I found that it made me look more like a wax figure. By the end of the night I had raccoon eyes and felt like my face was melting from the heat.
Needless to say, when it came to my wedding I was quite skeptical about getting my makeup done. Both my fiance and I agreed that I could do a much better job myself. However, as the time was approaching the idea of me doing my own makeup seemed less and less appealing. Did i really want to deal with it on my wedding day??? But if I have some one do it, how do I avoid the "cakey" look??
My fiance did some research and found a great alternative: Air brushing Makeup. I had never heard of it. He found Jen Hodge of Spectrum Makeup and based on her portfolio we set up a trial.
From the moment we arrived at her home studio I instantly felt at ease. I told her my horror stories and she explained to me the benefits of airbrushing: natural look - not "cakey", lasts 18hrs so no need to worry about raccoon eyes and "melting". At the end of the trial both my fiance and I were THRILLED with how I looked! It was amazing.
At the day of my wedding Jenn came to the B&B where I was getting ready along with my 12 bridesmaids. I felt so relaxed and knew I could trust her to make me look beautiful for my wedding. Jenn also used airbrushing on my mom, my godmother, and 7 of my bridesmaids. We all looked amazing!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Jenn.
As I look at pictures I am so happy with the outcome and so glad I made the decision to work with Jenn and to use airbrushing.
I HIGHLY recommend trying out airbrushing. It honestly makes you look flawless without the obvious look of heavy "cakey" makeup!
Jennifer Hodge of Spectrum Makeup Artistry was such a pleasure to work with. She is professional and talented but she also has a way of making you feel comfortable and putting you at ease. I was feeling pretty stressed on the morning of my wedding and after an hour with Jen I felt like a new person – relaxed and beautiful. The airbrush makeup was light, comfortable and lasted all day. She really did an amazing job and I would fully recommend her to any bride.
A total doll, and did a fantastic job on my makeup. It lasted perfectly all night long and I gave it a workout dancing all night!
Jen Hodge did an amazing job on the makeup for me and my bridal party. I got married in Worcester, MA but I planned the whole wedding from Japan. Jen was really great to work with. She was easy to get a hold of, and she made time for me to do a trial during the one week I was in America before the wedding. She left Rhode Island at 4am so she could be in Worcester to get everyone ready for the wedding. The airbrush makeup system is amazing. It felt like I wasn't wearing anything on my face, but my skin looked flawless. I brought in a picture from a magazine of the makeup style I liked and Jen matched it exactly. She made everyone look awesome. She even worked with my very picky mother, and did a trial and then adjusted so my mom felt great on the wedding day too. Jen also made time for a bridesmaid that decided on the day of the wedding that she wanted her makeup done. I would call Jen again for any event that I need to look great for. Her airbrush makeup is definitely worth any extra cost, and I think it's the only way to go.
I had the best experience with Jennifer both at my trial and on our wedding day. She traveled all the way to Block Island and she did such a great job on my make-up! I loved how it turned out. I looked like myself...but prettier! She did the make-up for my entire wedding party too and they loved theirs just as much. I would definitely recommend her!!
Jennifer Hodge (Spectrum Makeup Artistry) is incredibly talented! She made everyone in my bridal party truly look their best. She achieved a dewy luminous look that lasted all night and looked fantastic in photographs, but still felt light, not heavy and caked on. Jennifer?s easy and highly customized approach (trial appointments, traveling to you, etc.) made everyone feel confident and relaxed, and only added to the joy of a very special day. I am in the event planning business and consider myself a tough critic. Jennifer exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Jennifer and Spectrum Makeup Artistry to anyone!!!
Jennifer is a consummate professional. She is friendly, prompt, and you will look absolutely your best if you work with her. She loves what she does and working with brides. A delight!
Jennifer Hodge of Spectrum Makeup Artistry is a true artist. Her work is always classy, not overdone. She has the ability to enhance the most beautiful attributes of your face while discreetly hiding any imperfections. Her airbrush makeup is a must if you want want to be sure that your look lasts until the very end! I love working with Spectrum Make-up Artistry because she is talented, professional, and reliable. My clients are always thrilled with her work and you will be too. You should feel incredibly beautiful and confident on your wedding day, Spectrum Makeup Artistry will make this happen.
After having worked with Jennifer Hodge of Spectrum Make Up Artistry on several weddings and photo shoots I can easily give her talents my highest recommendation. Jen's background in fine arts gives her a basis in color theory, painting and a unique vision that sets her apart from others in her field. She uses state of the art equipment and the highest quality cosmetics, following strict hygiene guidelines to ensure the continued high standards for her clients. All this culminates in her ability to apply make-up that is flawless an in keeping with her bride's choice of style. Recently, I was photographing a wedding for which Jen had done the make-up for the bride and bridesmaids. The weather became foggy, the bride cried tears of joy, and yet the make-up remained perfect for close-ups! I can't say enough about how highly I regard Jen's work - you will be happy you hired her for your big day!
Spectrum Makeup Artistry is one of Rhode Island's best choices for makeup. Jennifer uses only the best for her brides from Nars to Mac and everything in between. She has so much experience in film , television and movies learning from the elite professionals. Working together with Jen is always a pleasure with her warm and outgoing personality, she brings many years of professional experience to her clients always making them glow on their most important day of their lives. Jen's artistry is always flawless and stunning! I highly recommend Jennifer Hodge for your makeup needs in Rhode Island.
Specializing in TEMPTU Pro Airbrush Makeup JENNIFER HODGE is an experienced, award winning Makeup Artist. She holds her advanced certification from TEMPTU NY and has been a RI licensed makeup artist/freelance hairstylist for almost 20 years. A painter and an artist at heart, her years of experience make her one of the regions premier makeup artists.
Sweatproof, hugproof, cryproof, water resisitant, 18 hrs of wear.
Blemishes, skin discolorations and even tattoos are easily covered with the wave of an airbrush gun. Airbrush looks so flawless and feels so lightweight you will forget you are wearing makeup. Unlike traditional makeup, airbrush makeup is custom blended. Each application I do, from your blush and color corrections, to your contours and highlights, -- is uniquely yours from start to finish.
Skin looks like glowing healthy skin on camera and in person - not thick, cakey makeup. Once it's on, it's there to stay for the next 18 hrs. Cry? Sweat? Hug? No problem. It won't come off until you remove it with soap and water. And it's gentle enough for all skin types , even the most sensitive skin and clients of all ages.
** And speaking of all ages , let's face it: There's a big difference in doing makeup for someone in their 20 's and 30's vs doing makeup for clients in their 40's and up. I am well versed and highly skilled at makeup for ALL ages. Part of my job is to not only ensure I give you the best possible look for your special day, but I'm also able to apply that to extended family members and guests who might otherwise be a little nervous (ahem...petrified. I see it all the time!) about having their makeup airbrushed and /or professionally applied. I am an expert at creating a glowing, youthful look no matter what your age !
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"With almost 20 years of experience in the industry and countless happy brides and clients, you will look and feel flawless ... just like your wedding day or special event should be. Serving all of RI, including Newport and Block Island, South Eastern CT and lower New England. "
No, I will happily take smaller wedding parties but a slightly higher fee per person will apply.
People often ask me what I recommend for makeup, ... particularly for weddings. Here's a few items I think every bride should have.
Airbrush Makeup. (I am a Temptu Certified and Trained Makeup Artist.)
Airbrush makeup comes in a variety of formulas but most used is a liquid, silicone based makeup. It is custom blended for your skin tone and applied with an airbrush gun via a compressor. The light mist of makeup once applied looks just like skin. It is a must for today's hi def photography. Personally, I am an airbrush junkie and here is why.....
Offers up to 18 hours of wear
Airbrush Makeup can give you that glowy, dewey look that all brides love. (Think Angelina Jolie) Great for older skin too! It doesn't settle into wrinkles like other traditional makeup formulas can after only a few hours. Hygenic and safe for all skin types too. Great for oily skin because the oil won't penetrate the silicone based formula. There is no need for touch ups. EVER.
I can highlight what you want and easily take away what you don't (like blemishes, birthmarks etc) with the wave of the airbrush. Works great on covering tatoos and even tan lines.
Most good airbrush artists have several years of pro MUA experience under their belt. ( and probably a decent fine art background too) When shopping around for one, ask them about their trainings and/or certifications and ask to see their portfolio. An industry pro will be more than happy to oblige.
A SIDE NOTE : Why is airbrush more expensive?
Airbrush is more expensive because the product itself is very expensive as is the equipment and training. The quality you get from it when applied correctly, the coverage and the durability is well worth the extra expense. Did you know Airbrush Makeup is the secret of celebrities? It is why they always look so, fresh, glowy and flawless on hi def TV, the red carpet, late night after parties, long days on the set and all the hi def photos. You are worth it too - its your wedding day!
Fake Eyelashes. Or if you dislike the feeling of them.... tubular mascara.
Lashes open the eyes and add lift.
If you dislike the feeling of fake eyelashes, tubular mascara is the best thing to come around since the eyebrow tweezer. I am a huge fan. (Even though I love the look, I don't wear fake eyelashes everyday!) These mascaras will give you lots of length and won't leave you with racoon eyes if you cry or sweat during your special day (or the morning after). It comes off in fine tubes leaving your eyelashes in tact and bonus- it can be removed easily with soap and water.
Don't forget well groomed eyebrows are a must too since they frame the face.
This is a must not only for bridal makeup but for everyday wear. It can take years off of your face. The biggest mistake people make is they buy it too light and apply the wrong way actually highlighting what they don't want. About a shade or two lighter than your foundation usually works. Stay away from chaulky formulas.
Lip liner, Lip pencil and Gloss
Keep it in your purse for touch ups throughout your special day if your makeup artist will not be there to touch you up.
Pressed powder or loose translucent powder (even better but can get messy.) to erase shine. Blotting paper is always handy for weddings as long as it is not too powdery.
If you are airbrushed you won't even need to worry about it. (Remember, no touch ups? :)
A good bronzer
A little more on the pink side not too dark and not too much shimmer. As if you won't be glowing enough, it will only add to your radiance. Fair skinned brides I recommend a peachy pink blush. Depending on skin tone, sometimes I layer /blend the two.
Hi Definition Products
DON'T SKIMP. Great makeup, applied properly by an experienced professional makes for great pictures. A bad makeup job translates horribly in person and even worse to film/photographs. Go with someone who knows what they are doing even if you have to pay a little more.
Ok, so its not makeup but it is just as important. If your skin is dehydrated your makeup is not going perform well no matter what brand you're using. Well hydrated, well cleansed, balanced, rested skin is a must for better makeup application and flawless photos. Save facials, waxing for a few weeks before your wedding. The shape of your skin can really affect you look camera/on film. Give your skin time to recover, rebalance and renew. Make sure you go to a pro who knows their stuff.
Go easy on the tanning, spray tanning and sun exposure before the big day.
Sunburned, extremely tanned skin is not very film forgiving.
Watch out for what I like to call 'The Pumpkin Factor'. Too much spray tanning and or the wrong formulas can leave you orange in some cases. (We've all seen the look at one time or another.) It looks even worse in photography. If you like the look, give yourself a week or two for sun tans and spray tans to fade a little. Your pictures will thank you!
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