A natural youthful glow for Katerina

I can’t describe how happy I am every time I receive heartfelt thank-you note from my past brides. More than anything, I wish I did not only make my clients look good but also feel good and enjoyed their happy day to the fullest.

Katerina wrote:

“…. I loved my make up and hair and felt like a princess the whole evening! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job, Aimee! I am really happy I chose you! You worked with me despite the distance and even without a trial or a phone call and I appreciate it! You were so gentle and sweet during the sessions and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed… I really enjoyed having you as my make up artist and also for my girls and my moms! They all looked beautiful and felt amazing! Also, many thanks to Fiona for her work!:) 

As for posting my photos, please feel free to do so… You are more than welcome!”

Katerina flew in just 2 days before her wedding. Our communication was totally via email. But, she was a dream to work with, so sweet and easy-going. On the day of, she didn’t even ask for a mirror to check up on her makeup the whole time I was working on her. I think I had to force a mirror on her at one point & asked if she liked the individual lashes that I did.

Prior to the day of, Katerina sent me a picture of herself and a few hair styles that she liked, and her request for makeup was: a light airbrush tan to give the skin a little bit of color, a flawless foundation finish and an innocent/natural makeup overall. I understood her beauty reference right away. She wanted to look like herself but a sweet and enhanced version with a healthy glow. I totally agree she chose the right approach based on her features and personality.

With her big and beautiful blue eyes, I think us makeup artists would have the urge to put more on (so much room to play!)… but I didn’t. I worked with her wish in mind. I could’ve curl those lashes up higher, put a fuller/longer pair of lashes on to create a big “wow” … but I chose the brown-colored individual lashes instead, for them to blend in well with her real lashes, so in person others couldn’t even tell she had fake lashes on.

I can do glam to moderate glam to natural … and definitely I know too well that the first two styles (glam versions) will show up on pictures better and will benefit me as a makeup artist to later showcase my work. But my job wasn’t to do that. My job was to give my client the look that makes her feel beautiful and comfortable throughout the day in front of all her guests. There’s no use looking pretty in the photos after, but in person you feel like you have a mask on.

Thank you Katerina for trusting me 100% with your beauty and for allowing me to use your photos!


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