"When it came to planning the final details of our outdoor Oregon summer wedding, my fiancé Andy and I knew what we wanted: simplicity, comfort and fun. We wanted to have a casual atmosphere with our friends and family to celebrate our marriage without an excess of the frills and cookie-cutter experiences weddings can sometimes entail.
Although it may sound strange, these were all accomplished with the help of my makeup artist Olivia Hawthorne. For starters, she immediately put my mind at ease when she arrived at our ceremony site BEFORE the wedding coordinator did (kudos for promptness). We had only met briefly for a preview prior to the big day, but she was sweet and complementary and she made not only me feel comfortable, but my wedding party feel like we had all been friends forever, all while keeping the focus on our wedding festivities. Olivia worked swiftly and took in each individuals preferences for how they wanted to look and made it her priority to work until everyone was completely
satisfied. She listened to my preferences of wanting a more glamorous natural look without overdoing it and she beyond exceeded my expectations. We happened upon her by a scheduling conflict with my original makeup artist but were so fortunate to have her be part of our special day and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Olivia was professional, courteous, funny and really made me feel special and beautiful on such an amazing day! I am forever grateful and highly encourage booking her for your special event!"
"I have known Olivia for years, and when I got engaged, I knew without a doubt that she was my only choice for my engagement photos and wedding day makeup. I also knew for certain that I would be asking her to be the makeup artist for my bridal party, mothers, sister-in-law, and nieces. I have seen her do everything from natural to dramatic, and it always looks stunning and photographs well. She is the consummate professional and is prepared for whatever request I may have and flexes her application toward each individual. During our trial run for the wedding day makeup, I was torn between natural and red lips, which are so much more my style. She and I had communicated and shared Pinterest pins prior to the trial run and she helped encourage me to just go with my gut instinct and go for the red lips, classic beauty look. Without a doubt, it certainly paid off and turned out perfect. When she was doing makeup for the women in our bridal party, she was so attentive to each lady's request and style, while also keeping in mind that my one request was blush on all the ladies. She executed that perfectly, and all our photos turned out wonderful. She took the time to teach us all a few tricks along the way too!Without a doubt, choosing Olivia was one of the best investments in our wedding. I felt like a princess, and the women by my side on the wedding day felt beautiful and glammed up as well!
"From the moment I met Olivia I knew I wanted her to be my makeup artist for my wedding. She's kind, patient, good listener and very talented! She first came our house to do a trial session. I showed her a couple photos of what I thought I wanted my makeup to look like and she nailed it! I looked flawless and it was exactly what I envisioned. The day of the wedding Olivia came to the hotel where my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. She came early, prepared and ready to make us all beautiful! We all looked so gorgeous! I would recommend Olivia to anyone! She's amazing and you will be highly satisfied!!"
Tiffany L. Lewis
"Where do I start with Olivia. . .From the moment I met her for the trial I felt I'd known her for years. She was personable, funny and I instantly felt at ease because she knew what the heck she was doing. I wanted a very simple, elegant look that she executed perfectly. I didn't need her to adjust anything. Then came the wedding day. I was THAT bride that changed what I wanted the day of. Olivia took my "bolder look" challenge with grace and did her magic. I think I said maybe two descriptive words of what I had in mind and getting it "right" doesn't even come close. Olivia's work was PERFECT. I felt so confident and beautiful on my big day. I am so grateful for Olivia and would recommend her 100% times over. Oh and did I mention, she also tackled a party of 11 on my big day and not one person had a complaint - she rocks!"
"I was referred to Olivia through a good friend, I'm so glad she did! Olivia was awesome to work with, so knowledgeable about makeup the industry and all the latest makeup trends. I trusted her expertise so much I went out and bought some of the makeup items she suggested for my every day wear! Olivia is so easy and fun to talk with, and she makes you fell very comfortable! I look forward to working with her again in the future!"
"Olivia was so awesome to work with!! I wanted my bridal makeup to stand out and be more dramatic than my everyday look but I still wanted to feel and look like me - she gave me the exact look that I had envisioned :) she listened to what I liked and didn’t like and I felt so amazing on my wedding day. She was prompt to return my inquiry, great with communication, and punctual. I felt completely confident knowing that Olivia would be the one to do my bridal makeup and knew I could count on her for my wedding day. I highly recommend Olivia!!"
"WORKING WITH OLIVIA WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I MADE! Olivia is so incredibly talented and made me feel exceptionally beautiful on my wedding day. She listened to me throughout the entire process and created a soft, natural make-up look while also ensuring I got to feel like Lauren 2.0! Did I mention I had a small tan-line on my back that had been there for 6 months? Olivia made it GO AWAY with the magic of makeup (something not even a spray tan was able to take care of). She also brought with her a team of knowledgeable hair stylists that helped me and my sister feel picture perfect. We had to look no further than Olivia for all our beauty needs! If I were a celebrity millionaire Olivia would lead my glam squad! I would recommend her 100%, without hesitation!"
"Olivia was THE BOMB! Seriously, she made my day. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day that it pained me to take my makeup off at the end of the night. She was so wonderful throughout this often stressful planning process. My makeup trial was fun and she was completely ok with me giving honest feedback and tweaking things slightly like lip color and blush. The day of her team was wonderful. Both myself and all of my girls felt like stars. They showed up early and were a calming force during the day. We were a mixed bunch and when I first reached out to Olivia I wanted to make sure that her and her team were able to provide makeup services to a diverse group of girls. I mean, diverse! We were Black, White, Latino, Asian, Indian (from India). She assured me that they were all trained and had the full-color palatte. No awful makeup stories here. All of us looked and felt flawless. I can't begin to thank Olivia enough for her services. It was important to me that we all felt and looked like the best versions of ourselves and that's exactly what she provided. I would recommend Olivia in a heartbeat and I hope somehow I get to work with her in the future!"
"I could not recommend Olivia and team enough. I was hesitant about hiring a makeup artist for my wedding because I am pretty darn good at makeup myself and I am very particular about how my makeup looks. After my trial run with Olivia and team, I had ZERO doubts that I had made the right decision to go with her, and was so comfortable and confident about how I would look on my wedding day. Olivia's talent, flexibility, and ability to understand what it is her clients really want is unparalleled. And it certainly doesn't hurt that she is a super cool, sweet person. She made the wedding day so easy and fun, and I came out looking even better than I had imagined. I recommend Olivia to every bride to be I know!"
"Olivia was my absolute favorite vendor I hired for my wedding! She is an unbelievably kind and talented makeup artist and hair stylist and I couldn’t be more happy with her work. I met with Olivia for a trial run a few months before the wedding and she made the process so easy for me. I have makeup allergies and she knew exactly which products to use for my skin to prevent breakouts. I was so amazed! On the day of the wedding, I was so grateful for her calm and funny personality (which definitely helped to keep me calm and happy!) and for the beautiful hair and makeup she did for me that morning. She took my direction of “I want to be glam, but still look like me” and really executed it perfectly. She and her team did an amazing job on my bridesmaids, my mom and my mother-in-law. They were all so happy with their looks! Thanks so much, Olivia!"
"I absolutely loved working with Olivia for my wedding. Not only was she professional, organized and great at communicating, her product was stunning! I planned my Oregon wedding from Alaska, but she was so personable and her portfolio was so beautiful that I had zero reservations committing to her without a trial (I did a trial couple days before the wedding, but not before booking with her). She did the makeup for myself, 3 sisters and mom and we all looked and felt our best. She brought a hairstylist she worked with, Paige, to do our hair and again, the overall look, feel and quality was exceptional. I would highly recommend Olivia for wedding makeup and hope I have an excuse to have my makeup done by her again in the future."
"Olivia did my makeup for my recent September wedding. She did such an awesome job and the look was exactly what I was going for! It was absolutely beautiful and I got so many compliments. Olivia was very professional and fun to work with. She got me done and out the door in a timely fashion and my makeup looked great all night long. I would highly recommend her!"
"I am so happy I chose Olivia to do my makeup for my wedding. She was so warm and welcoming and she listened to exactly what I wanted on my wedding day. She used many Bobbi Brown products, which is a brand I love as well as a custom color for my lips which looked AMAZING! She was also so flexible when it came to time of doing makeup on my wedding day. My ceremony was at 11AM so she and Paige, my hair person who was also recommended to me through her, came to my mom's house at 6AM! Not only that, at the last minute I asked if it would be possible for her to come to the venue to do some touch ups and she said no problem! I felt so natural during my whole wedding I did not feel like I had makeup on at all! So many thanks to her."