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The Face Lab exudes professionalism and gorgeous artistry. Many of my clients have commented to me that The Face Lab Artists are the perfect people to have around them in the moments right before they walked down the aisle.  Not only are they experts in creating stunning looks, they also have a graceful and calming presence that is absolutely necessary when working with brides on their wedding day!
....Heather Clark, Owner, Calluna Events....

Jessica Shinyeda of The Face Lab is a consummate professional and true artist.  Jessica was an absolute pleasure to work with and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be with me and my friends and family on the BIG DAY.  Jessica invested great time with me before my wedding day to find the perfect color palette and she went the extra mile to make sure I had any product needed for day-of touch-ups.  Working with Jessica felt like hanging out with a long-time friend and she made everyone feel at ease and beautiful.  Her artistry is nothing short of perfection and I would recommend her to anyone looking for flawless, picture-perfect makeup.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
...Tess Pace, Bride...

Nastashia was professional and calming. When she came for the trial, she had a lot of good advice to prepare my skin in advance, recommending great products and full of tips.  On the day of the wedding she showed up a touch early was flexible and reliable. She is able to handle many people and do amazing work to different people's features and preferences. I have never felt more beautiful and my mother and sisters looked incredible. The process was simple and fast and she worked perfectly with other vendors and in the timetable. Everyone was so happy and we received lots of compliments. The pictures are coming back and we are continually reminded how great we looked, thanks to Nastashia.
...Sara Shamos, Bride...

Jessica was undoubtedly one of the best vendors I could have chosen for my wedding. She made me look like myself, only better! Exactly what I wanted! When stress began to get the better of me, Jessica was an extremely calming influence, helping me laugh and reminding me what a special day I was going to have. By the time my makeup was done, I felt as though I had made a new friend. I will be using Jessica's services exclusively from now on.
...Stephanie Vaughn, Bride....

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made us all look and feel beautiful. You worked miracles on me alone!!! We couldn't have enjoyed working with you more and Nastashia was terrific too. Thank you for all you did to make Sarah's wedding day such a special one. I certainly hope we can do this again.
...Sharon Martin, Mother of the Bride...

I wanted to write to thank you for making my wedding make-up and hair experience perfect.  From the moment I walked into The Face Lab and met Jessica I knew I was in the right hands and I knew I liked Jessica.  Jessica immediately made me feel comfortable and really listened and understood the look I was after for my wedding day (I wanted to look like me, only better!).  She offered me a free trial run for my make-up and hair, which I really appreciated.  Not only did it give me a chance to make sure I liked the look, it also provided me the opportunity to make sure the make-up and hairstyle wore well.  I was THRILLED with the end result!  It was very fresh, soft and hip! 

I could not have been happier with how I looked on my wedding day.  I felt beautiful and comfortable and not overly made-up.  My make-up stayed put through all of the tears.  I did not even need a touch-up after the ceremony.  I just finished looking through my wedding pictures and I can’t believe how perfectly they turned out.

Jessica was a complete professional every step of the way.  She has talent, personality, and creativity all in one.

I would recommend Jessica and The Face Lab to anyone looking for an incredible make-up artist.  I can’t wait to find an occasion to go back and have Jessica work her magic again.

A heartfelt Thank You!
...Julie Duke, Bride...

Nastashia was amazing.  Not only did she listen to the vision I had for the "look," but she made that vision a reality.  The practice session we had was great and gave me a good idea of what to expect.  My makeup held up the entire wedding day and with her suggestions I bought the perfect products to maintain a fresh face for my pictures.  Not only that, Nastashia gave me some helpful hints to avoid smearing my mascara, not looking shiny in pictures and staying beautiful.  Thanks to The Face Lab and Nastashia!
...Megan Smith, Bride...

Every bride should know about The Face Lab.  Jessica Shinyeda, the owner, is the most amazing makeup artist I have ever met.  Every wedding we have worked on together, the mothers and brides have all raved!  Even the ones who are not that comfortable wearing makeup, or having someone else apply their makeup are thrilled.  I hired her to come to a bachelorette party for my little sister to give makeup lessons and all of the girls were so enraptured and learned so many new ideas.
...Regina Mountjoy, Owner, Recherche Photography...

My experience with The Face Lab was incredible. Working with Jessica was such a pleasure. She is a talented and professional artist, with the ability to make you feel more beautiful then you ever thought you could. After my consultation with Jessica, I was so excited.  Her attention to detail and ability to understand exactly the look you desire made me confident that everything would be perfect on my wedding day.  And, it was! Her calming personality has the ability to make you relax. Which at this point in the wedding day, Most of us desperately need.

Jessica will make a wonderful addition to your special day and trust me, you won't regret it.
...Kate Dixon, Bride...

My experience with The Face Lab on my wedding day was extraordinary!  Jessica's artistry skills seemed effortless and she made me feel more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.  Thanks to their care and attention to detail I felt like the most beautiful bride on my special day. Thank you again!!! It truly was a blessing.
...Courtney Hart, Bride...

Jessica was recommended to me by my wedding photographer Julia Vandenoever. 
I've never been one to wear much makeup and I decided to take Julia's recommendation.  Jessica was great and quickly made me feel comfortable.  She listened to me and respected the fact that I didn't want to overdo things and not look like myself.  She even let me use my regular Burt's Bees on my lips when I vetoed any other lip products.  My wedding pictures came out great - I still looked like myself but the most beautiful version!

A few months later I decided to contact Jessica again.  The products I had been using (which wasn't much) were running out and my face felt (and looked) really dry.  Again, Jessica was wonderful.  She concealed most of her gasp when she found out I didn't really wash my face on a consistent basis.  She gave me some tips honestly but gently and tactfully.  She suggested some products always being conscious about how much they cost.  When I looked appalled at going to a cosmetics store, she offered to meet me there and guide me through the process.  We're still figuring out what products will work best for me but I can already tell a big difference.  I'm washing my face everyday and it feels so much softer and healthy!  Jessica is GREAT!
...Suzanne Dysard, Bride...

Jessica was pleasant, professional, and clearly a master at her art. I never wear makeup so I was really concerned I would look too 'made up'. In all of my other consultations, I looked and felt like the make up was caked on. Not with Jessica! She made me look naturally beautiful and still somehow I took great photos. I also felt really comfortable with her--which was important to me since she was one of the few people who was going to be close to me on the big emotional day. I plan to use Jessica for any occasion where I want to look really fabulous!"
...Alyson Lanier, Bride...

Jessica was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is extremely talented, very professional, and enhanced my wedding day with her warm personality and incredible artistry.  Most important, Jessica listened to what I wanted and made it a reality, ensuring that I looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day.  In addition, Jessica was a fun addition to the wedding day and provided a much needed calming influence.  She was a perfect compliment to the personalities of the various bridesmaids, mothers, and sisters participating in the wedding preparations.  In particular, my mother, sister, sister in law, and I all had our makeup done by Jessica.  Although we all have different coloring, looks, and styles, Jessica managed to make each of us look our best.  Throughout the reception, guests repeatedly commented on how beautiful we all looked.  Hiring Jessica was one of the best decisions I made leading up to my wedding.  Her talent, professionalism, and warmth helped to make my wedding day the best day of my life.  I look forward to working with Jessica often. 
...Jennifer Zimmerman, Bride...

Like all brides to be, I dreamed of looking absolutely beautiful on my wedding day, and Jessica helped make that possible.  Jessica spent the day with the bridal party doing all of our make-up prior to the ceremony.  It felt as if she were just one of the bridesmaids laughing, talking, and providing supportive smiles whenever we needed them.  She was fun and professional and enhanced the positive mood of the day.  My friends and family continuously commented on how wonderful she was throughout the day.

Before she came I wondered if she could please everyone; five girls, different styles, and different looks, it would not be an easy task.  However, Jessica accentuated our best features and as she finished with each of my bridesmaids I was awed by how beautiful she made us all look and feel.  She captured our individual personalities and styles, and made not only the bride, but each bridesmaid stunning and standout from the crowd.  Most importantly, I felt and looked as beautiful as I could have ever dreamed on my wedding day.

There are some things in hindsight that you regret purchasing for your wedding, but Jessica’s help was worth every penny.  I would recommend her to anyone in the world, and I cannot wait until I have another big event where she can do my makeup.
...Justine Rice, Bride...