What they are Saying

On December 1st 2016 I married the best man on the planet, and what made the day special from the start was knowing I would look better than my best. This was actually my second time working with Vanessa because she did makeup for my sister’s wedding three years ago. Three years ago at my sister’s wedding Vanessa was professional, punctual, kind, and spot-on with her makeup techniques and style to match every woman in the wedding party. When it came time for me to get married, I knew that I had to ask Vanessa back to work with our family again. Vanessa is simply the best at her craft and performs her work with grace and ease. Vanessa did both my hair and makeup on December 1st and not only did she travel to my home, but she brought with her the perfect makeup to match the event and my personal style. As for my hair, I have had other stylists tell me that my hair is unworkable, and Vanessa worked miracles! I have never had my hair so perfectly done and if I had not taken it down that evening, I would most likely still be wearing the style. Vanessa takes the time to get to know each client personally to be able to match their inner personality to their outward appearance for some of the most important and special events in our lives. Vanessa makes everyone feel like family and look like royalty.
— Elisa Yzaguirre
Vanessa truly is an artist! Her work is amazing, and the whole experience was so fun. What Vanessa does best is to bring out the best and most beautiful version of you inside and out. I was really thankful with how flexible she was with my wedding day schedule since she had to move locations after finishing up some make up on my bridesmaids in a hotel before our venue opened. My makeup was also so flawless and lasted all day and night! Thank you so much Vanessa!
— Christina Bates

Vanessa is a talented hair and makeup artist and a wonderful person to be around. I’ve worked with her on a number of occasions and she is always professional and friendly - my clients love her! She works quickly and produces beautiful results, all the while making people around her feel like her best friends. I’d absolutely recommend Vanessa’s makeup services to anyone and everyone needing professional hair and makeup!
— Yuliya Ganenko Rae, Photographer and Founder of Zipperture Photography

Vanessa was so amazing! We did the trial run prior and Vanessa was so accommodating making sure that everything was perfect on the big day. I couldn’t be happier with the results when it came time for the wedding, she made sure all my bridesmaids were done on time leaving enough time to focus on the bride but also enough time to do last minute touch ups. I would definitely be referring friends and family to Vanessa! Thank you again!
— Alice Fu

I hired Contour & Blush to do hair & makeup for my wedding. I met Vanessa for a trial appointment on the day of my bridal shower (a few months before my wedding) and discovered that Vanessa was an incredible makeup artist, had a great sense of humor, and excellent taste in music. I couldn’t decide what to wear to my shower, so I had brought several dresses, shoes, and earrings to my trial appointment in case Vanessa could help - turns out she was willing to be my personal stylist for the afternoon and I couldn’t have been happier about it! When planning for the actual wedding day schedule, Vanessa suggested several options for start times and ultimately I decided to hire a second member of her team so that my bridesmaids and I didn’t have to rush. Vanessa and Sophia showed up a few minutes early the morning of my wedding and one of my bridesmaids asked if Vanessa and Sophia were our long lost best friends. They made sure everyone was comfortable, did exactly what each person requested for their hair as well as for their makeup. Two of my bridesmaids requested a more bold & vibrant look, one of my bridesmaids - who has extremely sensitive skin - still wanted to look done up even though her skin didn’t do well with a lot of makeup, and my other bridesmaids wanted something in between. Vanessa and Sophia made it all look easy, got everyone’s hair and makeup done ahead of schedule (including mine, perfectly!) with plenty of time for touch-ups and extra hairspray or bobby pins as needed. We wished that they could’ve hung out with us all day because Vanessa and Sophia truly made the morning of my wedding a relaxing and a fun experience. My hair stayed in place until I took out all the bobby pins at 2am. My sisters and I look as flawless in the photos taken at 11:45pm as we do in the photos taken at 2pm. Also, a month after I got married, my maid of honor told me that she had reached out to Vanessa the day before my wedding to ask what lipsticks were used in my trial appointment. Vanessa responded right away and my maid of honor had time to go get the right lipsticks so that she could have them for touchups the next day after the ceremony and throughout my reception. I highly, highly recommend Contour & Blush to anyone looking for expertly skilled, fun-to-be-around makeup and hair artists, who care about their clients and the work they’re doing. Vanessa is my fairy godmother. I can’t wait to hire Contour & Blush again the next time I have a work event, attend a reunion, or just want to glam up for a night out and my sisters aren’t joking when they say they’ll be checking Vanessa & Sophia’s calendars before they pick dates for their weddings in the future.
— Maria Manlowe Nelson
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Vanessa made me and my friends look fabulous for my special day. She was so easy to communicate with. So prompt and professional, yet very down to earth. I had so many questions and was unsure of exactly what I was looking for makeup-wise, but she made the whole process so easy and didn’t mind all of the questions. I’ve already recommended her to several friends! Thank you for everything!
— Christina Kim

Vanessa does a phenomenal job with makeup! Every time she does my make up, it looks absolutely flawless AND it lasts for hours. Not only is her makeup amazing, but she is SO friendly. I plan on having her do my makeup anytime I need it done in the future. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone, and already have! :)
— Rebecca Cohn

My favorite part about working with Vanessa is she takes the time to know you and also match the makeup with your personality and what you want for your occasion. For someone who finds makeup really intimidating, has extremely oily skin and adult acne, Vanessa made me feel beautiful and confident with make up on. She makes every experience personal and fun!
— Yvonne Fong