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REVIEWS & PRESS

"Best of 2015 Makeup Artists in Los Angeles" - Thumbtack  

"We love Raven because she is humble even though she has one of the most Impressive Portfolios in LA."                    - VoyageLA Magazine



PRESS & INTERVIEWS



HIGHLIGHTED REVIEWS


NOVEMBER 11, 2016 Yelp

I am so pleased with Raven and her knowledge and talent for makeup. She was wonderful.  Raven was well prepared, flexible, and very sweet.  She made everyone in my bridal party feel so special and beautiful!  I cannot say enough wonderful things about Raven and her team.  She was able to meet each and every one of mine and my bridal party's requests with ease and patience.  I would highly recommend having Raven do makeup for any event.  She is fun, talented, detailed, and so sweet!  Thank you for helping to make my wedding day so special!

CASEY K.

Agoura Hills, CA



OCTOBER 14, 2016 Wedding Wire

I found Raven through putting out a mass request for a makeup artist through wedding wire late at night. I was panicking and my original makeup artist pulled out 7 days before the wedding. Within minutes I received an email and the following day a phone call. She had a commitment later that day and was upfront about the timeframe she would be available. She waived the booking fee and due to lack of time we didn't have a trial session. She sent me her Pinterest page and from those pictures I knew that it would be fine. She was punctual to the appointment and so nice! She made both my bridesmaid and myself look amazing and it lasted all day and night! No reapplication needed and even though I lost my lipstick, chapstick was enough... the makeup didn't budge! She is very talented and would love to take some lessons from her in the future. A true professional!

DIANA M.

Twentynine Palms, CA


SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 Yelp

I hired Raven to do my makeup for our Family Photo Shoot this year. This was the very first time I met Raven and she is as equally sweet and she is a magician with her makeup. From the moment I sat down in her chair she made me feel comfortable and went over every detail as to the quality and style of makeup I was hoping to capture for the photo shoot. She far exceeded my expectations and I was thrilled with the look she was able to achieve. I can't wait for the next time I can hire Raven to do my makeup. She truly made me feel like a beautiful princess.

LARISSA W.

Moorpark, CA


AUGUST 24, 2016 Yelp

Raven was great to work with! She has such a sweet personality and is punctual and replies quickly to emails/texts. Her rates are very reasonable for the area. She came to my home yesterday to do make-up for a maternity session. I am 36 weeks pregnant and wanted to feel confident and beautiful for my shoot and she did an excellent job!! I can't wait to see how the final pictures turn out.

MORGAN H.

Westlake Village, CA


AUGUST 18, 2016 Yelp

First of all, thank you Raven for being absolutely wonderful to work with.  You created the image and beauty that every bride dreams of.

I will be honest, I do not know a thing about makeup.  I had only has my makeup done a few times prior, and those don't even compare to Ravens work.  After seeing all of Ravens positive reviews and looking at her website, I immediately reached out. Within minutes of my inquiry I received a response and she is so sweet. I knew at this moment that she was going to be great to work with. We spoke about my vision of having a natural look on my wedding day. I scheduled my trail and was in awe when I took my first look in the mirror.  She reminds clients that we are already so beautiful to begin with and this is just a little extra shine ;)

My wedding day was such a dream, feeling so beautiful. I would highly recommend Raven for make up. She also works with a wonderful team to assist on wedding day with hair and makeup. All my girls loved everything!  Thanks again Raven!

DANIELLE J.

Santa Clarita, CA


AUGUST 13, 2016 Yelp

First off She made us all look so Beautiful!!! I was skeptical about hiring a make up artist for my self, mom's and bridesmaids for my wedding. I did some researched and called a few people but after viewing Ravens website and speaking to her on the phone I knew she was a perfect fit! Hiring Raven to do our make up was one one the best decision I could ever make in the whole planning process. She is the sweetest person, punctual and helped transform my girls and I into goddesses, she new exactly how much time to plan for each person and all was smooth and on schedule. Raven is so talented and a perfectionist. Thank you for making me look so beautiful on my special day.

CHRISTINA R.

West Los Angeles, CA


JUNE 21, 2016 Wedding Wire

I was very nervous hiring someone to do my makeup for my wedding. I don't wear very much makeup on a daily basis. Thankfully I hired Raven! From our first email conversation, to our phone and text conversations she was so sweet and attentive to what I wanted and had envisioned for my big day. She arrived right on time for the trial and I was so amazed at the results! It was everything I wanted and more. I felt so beautiful and it was thanks to her. She is so talented! I of course hired her to do my wedding makeup and it came out wonderful! I never looked or felt more beautiful! I will be contacting her in the future when I need my makeup done.

STACEY V.

Camarillo, CA


MAY 5, 2016 Google

Raven is a very professional, lovely, and knowledgeable make up artist. I used Raven to attend a red carpet event. I was a bit nervous having someone that I did not know do my make-up, however, Raven was able to put me at ease with her sweet and patient personality. I sent her multiple pictures of the look I was going for prior to the event and she always responded quickly and kindly, giving me her feedback and her thoughts. She arrived at my house on time and was able to accomplish the look I was going for. I would hire her again in a heart beat. If you are looking for someone who can help you look and feel beautiful and glamorous for your special day or event, hire Raven!!!

ERIKA K.

Newbury Park, CA


APRIL 29, 2016 Facebook

Cannot say enough good things about Raven. She's absolutely amazing. She did makeup for myself, my sister and two nieces for my nephew's wedding. She even showed up at my house at 6 am ready to work. She's professional, she's sweet and most of all she gives you what you ask for. You leave her chair feeling beautiful. I recommend her to anyone who's looking to get their make up done.

MARIA R.

Oxnard, CA


APRIL 5, 2016 Facebook

Raven is amazing! She did my makeup for nursing school graduation pictures. She was willing to work around my school schedule. She came over at 7am and I was out the door by 8:15am. It was pretty amazing! I showed her a picture and my makeup came out exactly as I wanted. She is so sweet and very easy to get along with. Raven will be doing my makeup again for graduation day! Can't wait to see what she does next!! I would recommend her to anyone!

SARAH P.

Thousand Oaks, CA


MARCH 23, 2016 Yelp

Raven did an awesome job on my make up for my wedding ceremony. I got a lot of complements on my make up, they said I looked stunning. I would highly recommend her for all women out there if you looking for a makeup artist. Raven is really talented and very professional. A+++

VERONICA N.

Woodland Hills, CA


MARCH 16, 2016 Facebook

I had beautiful Raven come do my makeup for family pictures and the result; I felt so beautiful! It was exactly what I wanted and then some! Along with being amazing at what she does, she is super sweet and great to work with! I highly recommend her for any type of professional makeup needs! Thank you Raven

STEPHANIE V.

Thousand Oaks, CA


JANUARY 6, 2016 Yelp

Raven is amazing!! I explained what I wanted and she made me look so glamorous, it was just what I wanted! I looked just like a hollywood celebrity!“ Raven was really sweet, personable and so easy to work with. She also made you feel so comfortable which is really important. You can tell from the moment you meet her that she knows exactly what she is doing and that she loves her job : ) I would recommend her to everyone!!!

DIANA T.

Westlake Village, CA


DECEMBER 31, 2015 Yelp

I had an upper and lower eye lift before Thanksgiving and was still heavily bruised when it came time for holiday parties.  Raven came to my house before one of the parties and did a beautiful natural makeup for me!  Several of my friends commented on how beautiful I looked and never guessed what was underneath!

Raven is very talented, professional and sweet, a pleasure to work with!  I will definitely call her again when I have a special need!

PATRICIA F.

Westlake Village, CA


NOVEMBER 19, 2015 Facebook

Raven did my makeup for some family portraits that we had done and it was such a wonderful experience. Not only is Raven extremely talented, but she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. After having a baby, my skin just hasn’t felt or looked right, but with Raven’s magic, she made me feel beautiful again. I came to the makeup appointment with a couple photos that I had in mind in terms of how I wanted my makeup to look, and Raven exceeded those expectations. She took one look at the photo and went straight to work. At the very end, she handed me a mirror and I was amazed at what I saw. She also took the time to listen to me vent about “problem areas” on my skin, and gave me some tips and tricks. If you are considering hiring Raven to do your makeup, don’t even thing twice…You will be so pleased!

MICHELLE S.

Ojai, CA


NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Yelp

I've always been apprehensive with getting my makeup done for events because I've had some negative experiences in the past, and because I feel like I can do my own makeup pretty well, so I rarely trust someone else with my face. Raven exceeded every expectation I had. She listened to exactly what I wanted, asked for feedback to ensure I was getting what I wanted, and was so approachable that I actually felt comfortable telling her if I wanted something different. I met her for a trial and she was so easy to talk to and made the experience so relaxing that I knew she was perfect for my wedding day. On the day of my wedding she arrived on-time with another makeup artist who was helping her get through the 11 faces they had to get done, and they were on schedule with every single girl. She made sure at every moment that I was having the best wedding day, and made my bridesmaids feel so comfortable.

As for the makeup--- it was flawless. We were going for a natural look and every single girl looked amazing. We left my wedding at 11pm and our makeup was still perfect. As a matter of fact, I was so tired that night that I didn't wash my face, and woke up the next day with PERFECT makeup. I'm not even kidding. Thank you Raven for making my day so amazing, and for being such a wonderful, lovely woman to work with. I couldn't recommend you more!

MEGHAN M.

Los Angeles, CA


NOVEMBER 3, 2015 Yelp

5 stars for Raven! If I could give her more I would.

Raven is talented, the sweetest person EVER, professional, accountable, and knows just the right look that will ensure you look flawless on your special day.

I worked with Raven for wedding makeup and we were all floored with the results. Everyone had specialized looks that met our style and accentuated our beauty in all the right ways.

She was on time, used the most top quality products, and had the knowledge and skill that any girl would be lucky to have on her wedding day!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS YOUR WEDDING MAKEUP ARTIST!

VANESSA R.

Los Angeles, CA


OCTOBER 19, 2015 Yelp

Raven did my makeup for me at my best friend's wedding. She did the bride's makeup as well as several of the bridesmaids. Not only was she on time, she also stayed on schedule. She was so professional and sweet too. I showed her a picture of what I wanted and she did exactly what the picture showed-it looked amazing! She did a cut crease, winged liner and falsies and really took her time. All of the bridesmaids and the bride got a lot of complements on their makeup.  I cried during the ceremony but when I wiped my eyes, the makeup didn't come off on the tissue at all! I was blown away.  The bride's makeup even stayed put until the next morning. Her fee is very reasonable and the makeup was natural yet glamorous. I would use her again in a heartbeat the next time I need my makeup done. Thanks Raven!

MALLORY G.

Camarillo, CA


SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 Yelp

Raven was wonderful! Loved her! She did an amazing job on my makeup for my wedding!! It lasted all day for my outdoor California wedding in July! Everyone complimented me all day and I loved it! She was very professional as well and great with communicating through texts and emails! We did a trial session as well which was also great. Great prices, sweet person and wonderful makeup artist I would definitely recommend her to anyone!! She did my mom, my sister and my friend's makeup as well for the wedding and everyone looked beautiful! A friend of mine wanted to book her for her wedding, but she was already booked (darn!) for that date. Definitely get her while you can!! Thanks again Raven, we loved you!

AMY L.

Ventura, CA


AUGUST 31, 2015 Facebook

Raven did an awesome job for my wedding in Malibu! She is very responsive over email, easy to communicate with, VERY accommodating (brought on other artists/hair people to do the entire wedding party & family who were both excellent as well!!), and overall great at what she does AND at a great price! My make-up was gorgeous for the trial and for the wedding -- she's also very flexible and works with you to make certain that you're comfortable & love your look. She did an awesome job and is highly recommended! Thanks again Raven for the amazing job!

COURTNEY S.

Malibu, CA


AUGUST 30, 2015 Yelp

Raven did my makeup for my wedding and I looked amazing!  I cannot recommend her enough!  She was polite and responsive from the moment I contacted her.  I live in Colorado, but my wedding was in California, so we exchanged ideas via Pinterest and e-mail.  She took the time to learn what I wanted and what I felt comfortable in.  I really enjoyed my time with Raven!

ERIN M.

Longmont, CO


AUGUST 17, 2015 Facebook

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Raven! She did a phenomenal job on my make-up for my wedding reception. I received so many compliments on the day of on how beautiful I looked & how amazing my make-up looked. Even the next day everyone was saying how great my make-up looked. I don't know what she does, but your make-up will not budge, even if you cry. It's unbelievable. My mother had her make-up done as well by Raven. The next morning I saw my mother & I complimented her on her make-up that morning. Well, it was the same make-up from the night before that Raven did on her, she was too exhausted to wash her face before bed & her make-up still looked amazing the next day! Aside from that, Raven has such a calm & lovely personality, which is refreshing if you are stressed out before your event. She is extremely talented & a true artist. Thank you so much Raven for making me feel & look so beautiful! I look forward to hiring you again in the future!

TORY D.

Los Angeles, CA


JULY 23, 2015 Facebook

Raven did my makeup along with my moms for my wedding and did an amazing job. She showed up on time, stayed on schedule, and has a very calming demeanor. I loved the way she did my eyes and my mom looked absolutely beautiful! I would definitely recommend Raven for your big day!

SARA O.

Simi Valley, CA


JULY 16, 2015 Yelp

Raven was amazing I would highly recommend anyone looking for a make up artist she is so talented, so very nice and very accommodating! She did my wedding make up and made me feel so beautiful! So all you brides out there stop looking and go with Raven you will be more then happy with your choice! Thank you again Raven I truly appreciate all you did for me my mom and sister!

CORTNEY F.

Simi Valley, CA


JUNE 14, 2015 Facebook

Raven did my hair and make-up for my photoshoot with my 5 dogs. From the very start she was an amazing listener. And understood exactly what a wanted. She asked me to research make-up and hair styles. I loved that. It was an amazing time when she was at my house working on me. She took her time and wanted things to be just right. Absolutely loved working with Raven and would have her come back if I ever need hair or make-up done for any other occasions. She's amazing and so so gentle and sweet. Thank you Raven for sharing your talent.

MIE F.

Ventura, CA


JUNE 8, 2015 Thumbtack

Raven was wonderful! Such a sweetheart on top of being a fantastic makeup artist. My guests were also very pleased with the work she did on them. Highly recommended and I would love to work with her again!! Thanks, Raven!

VEL JONES, CEO & DESIGNER of Vulgar Citizen™

Los Angeles, CA


MAY 21, 2015 Facebook

I had Raven do my makeup for our family photo shoot and it was gorgeous! It was perfect and exactly what I wanted. My husband told me I looked like a model! I will definitely have Raven do my makeup again!

LAURA C.

Ventura, CA


APRIL 9, 2015 Facebook

Stunning work, Beautiful attitude and FUN! I look forward to working with Raven again and again!

JADE ALAYNE PONDELLA - JADE ALAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sherman Oaks, CA


MARCH 8, 2015 Facebook

I highly recommend Raven for any occasion to do makeup. She is professional, knowledge, talented, an artist and a perfectionist. She delivers what she says that she will, and she brings out the best in us ladies. For my big red carpet Oscar night, Raven gave me a polished and elegant look, brought out my best features, and her makeup gave me extra confidence to do my job well on that very important night.  Raven is also very pleasant to work with. She is on time, has a large collection of makeup and tools, prices her services fairly, brings her own makeup chair, listens and delivers what her client asks of her, and is willing to travel to you.  She's a rare breed in this competitive market, and is pure quality. Thank you, Raven.

WENDY B.

Miami, FL


FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Facebook

Raven is an incredibly talented makeup artist, clearly. However, I have to gush about her hair talents as well! On the day of our engagement photo shoot, I asked completely last-minute if she could "please do something with this mop" and she whipped out a beautiful look in no time. It's so convenient to have a "go-to" gal who can do it all in one stop. What's more is that this woman is one of the kindest, gentlest souls you will ever meet and it shines in her craft. She made me feel so comfortable and genuinely shared my excitement! I wish I could convince her to move in with me and get me ready for each and every day. Thank you again, Miss Raven, for sprinkling your pixie dust on that fun day. Will be back for more!

VAL B.

Ojai, CA


JANUARY 6, 2015 Facebook

Gorgeous makeup + angelic presence = Raven doing my bridal makeup! Raven is so talented, so lovely, and such the perfect person to make a special occasion feel magical. She was an amazing communicator before and during my bridal session, and her presence was so calming for everyone getting ready on the day. She is so talented and did exactly what I wanted, educating me along the way about all my options. It was seriously so relaxing and comforting to be in her chair! I felt super gorgeous and everyone complimented me on the beautiful makeup. Thank you, Raven! You were the angel of beauty on my big day!

LISA P.

Ojai, CA


DECEMBER 30, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven's work was perfection! She provided my wedding day makeup, including my mother and bridesmaids. Her skill level is one to be recognized. Raven came with a great supply of product and took care in picking and applying colors. I was impressed with her professionalism in setting up her products, bringing clean brushes and pallets to work with for blending, and finding the right light to work in so she could ensure our makeup would look and photograph flawless. I spent time talking to her before the date, sending pictures and reviewing ideas and she was interested in understanding what I wanted before the date. Absolutely recommended :)

CHRISTINA E.

Westlake Village, CA


DECEMBER 5, 2014 Yelp

Raven was amazing!! I needed a makeup artist for my wedding day and I was not having good luck. I had done three separate consultations and was not happy with any of them. It was a month out from my wedding and I happen to come across Raven on Facebook. I set up a consultation and booked her on the spot. Raven was punctual, professional and super accommodating. Raven also has additional makeup artist that she works with in case you have a larger wedding party. I will definitely contact Raven again in the future when I need my makeup done. I highly recommend Raven if you need your makeup done for any occasion.

MONICA M.

Thousand Oaks, CA


NOVEMBER 6, 2014 Facebook

Raven did an AMAZING job on my makeup for our recent family photo shoot. I already knew she was an incredibly sweet and wonderful person but I had no idea how talented she was with makeup. I felt incredibly beautiful that day and the pictures came out fabulous thanks to Raven's amazing work!

JENNIFER G.

Simi Valley, CA


OCTOBER 22, 2014 Facebook

Raven did my makeup for my bridal shower as a trial for the wedding. She was super accommodating, she came to my house and did an amazing job on my makeup. The eyes are what I liked the best. She asks up front what direction you want to go in- which was good for me because I didn't want tooooo much, but more than usual. For my wedding she had quite the task as my bridal party was a "cast member" in a Steam punk victorian film (that was our wedding ceremony) and she and her second artist did exceptionally. Each girl had completely different styles which is what we wanted. Thank you Raven!

CHRISTY S.

Thousand Oaks, CA


SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Facebook

RAVEN, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you for making me and my bridesmaids look the BEST we EVER HAVE!!! YOU have a TRUE GIFT!!! You were so open and kind - thank you for making the day so magical for me.

BILLI JO S.

Santa Barbara, CA


SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 Yelp

I have used Raven numerous times for special occasions, and each time I have felt SO incredibly beautiful. She really knows how to highlight someone features...and MAN does she make your eyes look amazing. Eyes are her specialty!! Sweet spirit, gentle, totally calm cool and collected! I wouldnt dream of using anyone else. She really is the BEST at what she does.

CAITLIN M.

Ojai, CA


SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 Facebook

Raven did the makeup for my son's wedding this past weekend. The makeup was gorgeous. She is sweet and professional. She listened to what each lady wanted/desired and more than accommodated. I have seen some of the professional pictures and some of the video footage and the makeup was studio quality! Thank you, Raven! You are a true artist.

CHRISTINA S.

Thousand Oaks, CA


AUGUST 19, 2014 Facebook

I could not have dreamed of a better makeup artist for my wedding day! Raven is a true professional - she is an expert makeup artist with such a kind heart and compassion for her work. She is incredibly punctual and accommodating and made myself and my bridal party not only look stunning but feel beautiful inside and out. I would get married again just to work with Raven to see her magic come to life. From someone who has very high expectations when it comes to beauty services - I HIGHLY recommend Raven for any of your professional makeup needs. Thank you Raven for all that you have done for me and my girls - it was an absolute pleasure working with you and I am looking forward to working with you again in the future.

FARRIN G.

Santa Barbara, CA


JULY 3, 2014 Thumbtack

Just a quick note to say that I LOVED my make-up! I am SO happy I found you to do my make-up for my rehearsal dinner and wedding weekend! A few words to describe your work are: stunning, beautiful, and perfect! You are beyond sweet, super easy to work with and by far the most attentive make-up artist I have had! You made my day extra special just by your calm and caring energy along with your willingness to do whatever I needed! On such an important and stressful day, such as your wedding, I highly recommend you for all brides! Thank you Raven!!! :)

BROOKE S.

Portland, OR


JULY 29, 2014 Facebook

Raven is incredibly talented and sweet. She did my makeup for my wedding on April 26, 2014, and made me feel beautiful. She worked with me to create the vision that I wanted, to be the perfect bride. I felt comfortable and at ease sitting in her chair and was ecstatic with the outcome. Well done Raven, I appreciate all that you did for me on my special day and for making me feel like and look like a beautiful bride.

TABITHA V.

Ojai, CA


JUNE 29, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven was amazing! She did an AMAZING job on me and some of my bridal party, even with a large age range! She was super professional and sweet, showed up early ready to go, and was quick! She made everything look natural and listened to everything I asked. She was so easy to work with and I would use her again!

ALICIA R.

Simi Valley, CA


JUNE 16, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven is one of the best Makeup Artists I have worked with. She is always on-time and fully prepared on the set for our fashion and glamour photoshoots. I commend her ability to fulfill our expectations on the set with her techniques and knowledge.

STEVE SHAMS, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER

Los Angeles, CA


MAY 15, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven was awesome. She listened to everything I wanted done. I sent her emails & pictures of what I wanted & she delivered! Sweet as can be. Proffessional. Totally will use her again in the near future. Thank you Raven for making my wedding day awesome. I felt like a movie star.

SHERRY H.

Ventura, CA


APRIL 14, 2014 Facebook

Raven has an amazing talent! Her skills along with her beautiful personality bring out real beauty in her clients. I've worked with Raven as a photographer and she makes my job so much easier. My clients skin looks flawless and real and the eye makeup is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to team up with her again!

EMILY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

Ventura, CA


MARCH 27, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven is by far one of the most talented makeup artists I have ever worked with! Not only is her work outstanding but she is extremely professional and truly relates to her client's needs. A true artist, her work speaks for itself! I highly recommend Raven for all of your special events, she is such a pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed!

JACKIE R.

Sherman Oaks, CA


MARCH 14, 2014 Facebook

As a photographer, I'm always thrilled to work with MUA's that know how to make the eyes "pop" & the skin look glowy without going overboard. The images from the shoot required almost no retouching...that's the sign of an excellent MUA :)

BRANDIN RACKLEY, PHOTOGRAPHER

Los Angeles, CA


MARCH 1, 2014 Thumbtack

Raven is such an amazing makeup artist. She makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. She sees your inner beauty, and enhances your features to help you shine. She did my makeup for a photo shoot, and the pictures were AMAZING!

TAYLOR S.

Northridge, CA


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"Raven was a student MUA at my Academy. She was always excited to learn new techniques! She was professional, on time, organized, and well prepared. She went out of her way to service her models, and was attentive through the photo shoots. Raven deserves the best the Beauty & Film industry has to offer, because, this little artist IS as good as it gets!"

Barbara Layne, Founder
Academy of Makeup & Fashion

 


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