Position: Makeup Artist
Specialty: natural, soft glam, and glowy skin
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Languages: English, Spanish
Beauty background: My entire life I have been obsessed with makeup so I’m completely self-taught. However, my beauty career didn’t start until after I graduated college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. I learned about different beauty brands through jobs with Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and Urban Decay. I’ve been in the industry for 6 years now and became a full time independent freelance makeup artist 3 years ago. My weekend mornings are now spent with brides and their families as they get ready for their big day. Weekdays vary and get filled with tv commercials, e-comm, or beauty campaign assisting gigs. Needless to say I’m very grateful to be where my career is at now!
Favorite thing about my job: How beautiful I get to make people FEEL. There’s nothing more girly and glamorous than bridal makeup and I love every part of it.
Career highlights: The big leap I made in 2019 to do makeup exclusively full time on my own and doing makeup on a client for the Espy’s in 2021!
Current favorite bridal trends: a lightly tinted or stained moisturized lip and blush draping. I love blush!
Top 3 products/tools you can’t live without: Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and Japanese brand Heroine Make Long and Curl Waterproof Jet Black Mascara
Guilty pleasures: live musicals and watching films from the 1970s to 2000s on repeat for beauty inspiration (this includes music videos!)
To say Sandra blew me away (as well as my bridal party and family) is an understatement. Sandra is the definition of a true professional and quickly became my favorite vendor. Not only was she delightful to work with - super kind, positive, happy/fun personality - she is an expert at her craft. Sandra goes out of her way to make you feel important and truly gets to know you in order to give you the best experience possible. My make-up was exactly what I had hoped it would be and remained absolutely perfect until the end of the night…I mean, seriously peeerfection! After a full day of partying my makeup still looked like I had just gotten it done. My Mom was still talking about how wonderful and soft her skin felt that day even months after the wedding. Thanks to Sandra the entire bridal party, myself, and my mom all felt gorgeous and looked stunning in the wedding photos. Sandra is a phenomenal make up artist and all around great person that anyone would be lucky to have for their event. Anyone who hires Sandra will be in great hands!
First, let me preface by saying that I am a real life "27 dresses" and have had my makeup done for a LOT for weddings. I am usually happy with the end product but have to wipe off some of the coverage because I am very freckly and it does not match the rest of my body. Sandra was the FIRST makeup artist to ever fully listen to me! This was my absolute favorite makeup ever (and luckily for my own wedding). She has such an eye for coloration, face shape, skin type, etc. I was so happy with the outcome and cannot wait to utilize her services again in future. It also felt like having a long time friend in the room with you on your wedding day and during your trial. She has such a bubbly, warm presence and you can tell she puts so much time and care into her work. I genuinely felt like she wanted to make sure everything was perfect for me. She took extra care with the moms also which was really meaningful to me. She sent us off with touch up packages for the day that were very handy and thoughtful. The blotting sponge got my mom through the ceremony and kept her intact for the rest of the pictures and dancing!
I LOVED working with Sandra. From my trial to the wedding day, she was so fun to have around. She got along great with my getting ready crew and really made me feel at ease. During my trial Sandra was amazing at making small adjustments so we could achieve the perfect look. She was so patient and took the time to really listen to what I wanted. Day-of my make up was flawless. I felt so pretty and my makeup looked AMAZING in pics. I accidentally slept in my makeup that night (oops!) and woke up looking just as amazing LOL. 10/10!!
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