Author: Katrina Hess Makeup Studio

Country Club Classic – Molly & William

Date: May 20, 2017
Couple: Molly & William
Venue: The Country Club, Brookline, MA
Photographer: Leah Haydock Photography
Gown Designer: Carolina Herrera
A Few Kind Words from the Bride: It was an absolutely divine experience having you as a makeup artist for our wedding. Your vision and experience made everyone feel like a fabulous diva! You are truly an artist. You remained poised and collected amidst the chaos of wedding prep, and frankly your demeanor was contagious, and your presence put everyone at ease. Thank you for making me feel as beautiful on the outside, as Will makes me feel on the inside. All the best for the 2017 wedding season!


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Summer Lips and Ellis Faas’ Makeup Not War Campaign

I love makeup with a cause. One of my favorite lines, Ellis Faas, has launched the Makeup Not War Campaign, which helps children affected by armed conflict.

Since the opposite of war is love, and kissing lips are the symbol of love, Ellis Faas launched a “limited edition” lipstick. For each lipstick sold, War Child is able to give a child in a zone of conflict a safe haven for three months!

The shade is a Pink Coral, packed with pigment and extremely long-wearing, so you can kiss and kiss and kiss. The hue is a fabulous color for summer  and its long lasting properties take it from the pool or beach right into sunset.

You can learn more about the Makeup Not War campaign here and here; #kisstomakeupnotwar

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Spring Weddings – Sophie + Christopher

Date: April 22, 2017
Couple: Sophie + Christopher
Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza
Photographer: Leah Haydock
Gown: Alexandra Grecco
Event Planner: Alice Fay
A few kind words: Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! After the first consultation, I totally trusted that you’d make me look my best and I was not let down. Everyone looked amazing the day of, and our make up for the rehearsal dinner was so much fun. I can’t thank you enough for being such a calming presence and being so amazing at your job. Hopefully we’ll see each other again in the future – I’ll be sure to book early for any events I have in Boston! Best, Sophie
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Spring Wedding – A Floral Inspired Affair

Date: May 7, 2017
Couple: Kaori + John
Venue: Boston Public Library
Photographer: Emily Tebbettes
Gown: Ines Di Santo – Bergdorf Goodman 
Hairstylist: Ivy Johnson
Florist: Marc Hall
A few kinds words: Dear Katrina, I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure and so much fun working with you. It was such a treat to get my makeup done by you three times in a row. You made me feel so beautiful and so confident!
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A Spring Look that Shimmers by Ellis Faas

I love this Spring look by Ellis Faas.

The artist used Creamy Eyes E128 on the eyelid, added a sheen with Creamy Lips L109, and then made it pop with Eyeliner E501. For the lips, she used Creamy Lips L105, and for the cheek, Blush S304.

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