Photo credit: Out of Time Productions
I highly recommend Karina as a professional make up artist, with the unique specialty for cosplay and character work, and will absolutely book with her again. All of her responses to my questions and needs were timely and knowledgeable so I felt very comfortable trusting her to design a character look for an important performance. Her work ethic and thoroughness on application day created a budge proof make up that held up for hours-including an hour of heavy dancing and photos. She took great effort to make sure I felt comfortable during application and that her tools/product stayed sanitized and clean. She is all around a great choice for all, but especially valuable for cosplayers and performers.
-Calixta Starr, theatrical fusion dance artist
Oh man, where I do start with what it’s like working with Karina? In a word, supportive. In another word, transformative. Karina helped me work through my hangups with makeup as a nonbinary person, and taught me how to contour on my own terms. My skin’s so finicky so I wanted to avoid foundation and she gladly met me where I was at, with the makeup that I had available, and completely transformed me into exactly how I had envisioned myself. She was incredibly understanding and kind as I talked through what I was trying to do, what I was wanting to learn, and walked me through the steps and then guided me as I did the steps myself for practice. I felt safe and excited to ask all the dumb questions I had about makeup that I was too afraid to ask before. She offered a lot of different advice based on how much makeup I wanted to get in the future and by the time we were done, I hadn’t felt that much gender euphoria in my life. I could look in the mirror and see myself the way I felt inside. I can’t recommend her enough as a safe, supportive and empathetic person to explore makeup and self expression with!
We had the opportunity to work with Karina at our Styled Shoot and she did such an amazing job. She brought out our bride's natural beauty and we were all so in love with the gorgeous look she created. She is so talented, highly recommended!
-Reel Film and Media
Karina did such beautiful makeup for our event. The makeup was bold and beautiful and she did a perfect job at bringing our vision to life. We were grateful for her willingness to step outside of the typical bridal makeup box, and to offer makeup that was personal and professional. She was kind and easy to work with, and made us all feel comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her!
-K Scarry, Just the Letter Events
Photo credit: Reel Film and Media