Category: Professional Makeup

Makeup Products, Skin Care & Brushes

Katrina is proud to offer the hottest makeup products and brushes in her studio, including products from Ellis Faas, Kevyn Aucoin & Skin Owl. For more information relating to the products we use on a daily basis, please click here.

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Katrina Hess Gift Cards Are Now Available!


Give the perfect gift this holiday season. Katrina Hess gift certificates are now available! Each gift card is beautifully wrapped & comes with a gift bag including samples of products used by the very best.

Gift cards can be used for Katrina Hess services and products such as:stocking_stuffer_no_sticker
Makeup Applications
Makeup Lessons For Individuals & Groups
Brow Shaping
Retail Products (available at our Newbury Street Studio)

Receive a free Beauty Blender & soap ($25 value) with every $250 gift card purchased! 

All credit cards accepted.

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Boston Public Gardens Summer Wedding – Kay & Jonathan


Date: June 27, 2015
Couple: Kay and Jonathan
Ceremony: First Church of Boston
Reception: There home in Brookline
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Photographer: Jessica Grant
Hair Stylist: Mark Harris Salon, Newbury Street

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Under-Eye Circles

The beauty blog Influenster recently turned to Katrina to get her tips on how to hide those tricky dark under-eye circles so you will look fresh-faced and well-rested everyday:

It can be so frustrating when you spend the time to make your face flawless and those pesky bags under your eyes still show through. Because these dark circles can be tricky to hide, we talked to a few makeup artists to find out their best tricks to make their clients look fresh-faced and well-rested.

Step 1: Pamper Puffy Eyes


A good eye look starts with a good eye cream. Katrina Hess, a Boston-based makeup artist and owner of the Makeup and Brow Studio, likes SkinOwl Eye+ eye cream. It’s organic, she says, and the cucumbers in the formula help fight puffiness and darkness.

Step 2: Practice Color Theory


If dark circles still seem to show through no matter what product you try, it’s possible you’ve been doing your makeup all wrong. “A lot of it has to do with the undertone of the darkness and understanding color theory and color correcting,” according to Mimi Johnson, an Atlanta-based makeup artist and owner of the Glamatory. “You can put the right concealer on top and the purple or blue still shows through,” she says. The key is finding a shade that is across the color circle. Johnson recommends a peachy tone to combat deep purple bags.

Start with Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer (“It’s super pigmented and thick enough to cover anything,” Johnson says.). If that doesn’t do the trick, Laura Mercier’s Under-Eye Perfector can fight even the deepest dark circles.

Step 3: Layer Concealer


To start, Hess suggests using a small brush, paint on a corrective color like Bobbi Brown’s Corrective Spot Treatment¬†just into the area of darkness. You want to be sure to be particularly precise, hence the brush; if you use your finger, it’s possible you’ll lighten other areas and you won’t be able to see the difference in the circles. Use a larger brush to cover that with a concealer; Hess recommends Cle de Peau or It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye.

Step 4: Brighten Up


Hess’ favorite finishing touch? A little luminizer to brighten the whole eye area. Apply a formula like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat luminizer or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder¬†underneath brows to give the whole eye area a lift.

To read the full article, click here!

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Special Gift Idea For Valentine’s Day In Boston

Ames Boston Hotel - XO Package

Ames Boston Hotel is offering a special package for Valentine’s Day that has been featured on, which boasts over 36 million viewers per month.

Their XO package features various items including a professional make-up application for the lady, and a night stay for two at one of Katrina’s favorite hotels!

Learn more >


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