A very common question I get asked often is, “am I comfortable working with different skin tones, and how did I get started doing South Asian weddings.” Regarding skin tones I have never been intimidated. When I first meet a client, I start observing the different tones I see on her face, neck, chest and arms. I consider each and every skin tone BEAUTIFUL…. whether it's light porcelain skin, tan/golden skin, deep-dark brown skin and everything in between. I have pretty much seen it all these past 10+ years and I have had the joy of working on such a variety.
SIGNATURE STYLE: I’ve been told I “SNATCH” the skin, which is the ultimate compliment. My goal is to make sure everyone’s skin looks LIT FROM WITHIN, RADIANT, and WELL-HYDRATED. In my opinion, the skin is the most important. When the skin looks flawless everything else just flows!
WORK EXPERIENCE: I trained in Manhattan, NY, and studied under one of the nation’s top makeup artist. I was lead artist for luxury makeup brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Benefit, Lancome, Laura Mercier, and Smashbox Cosmetics. I had the pleasure of working for former heavy weight champion Larry Holmes as lead makeup artist for his TV show for a year. I am forever grateful for this experience because it gave me the confidence in really learning how to make every woman (no matter what her skin tone is) to look her absolute BEST. Working behind the counter in the malls you meet such a variety of women with so many different needs that it prepared me, without me even realizing it, to be where I am right now in my career. The most gratifying feeling for me is to give a woman “confidence” and have her look in the mirror and truly LOVE herself for who she is.
MY TRANSITION INTO SOUTH ASIAN WEDDINGS: I met a wonderful photographer Mou from Photosmadeez at a mutual wedding we were working together and she encouraged me to do some South Asian wedding shows. At that point in time, most of my weddings were Western brides so I thought to myself what a great way to for me to offer my services to a wider range of clientele. After my first year working with my South Asian Brides, the referrals started to come in faster than I expected. I honestly wasn’t prepared on how quickly my career would transition and take off soon afterwards.
Fast forward 12+ years and I’m now averaging approximately 30 to 40 weddings a year! I have had the privilege of visiting some amazing locations which have included: Switzerland, Dominican Republic (several times), Cancun (several times), Arizona, Tennessee, Ohio, California, Texas and in 2023 I’ll be traveling to France and Costa Rica!
THANKFUL: I’m forever grateful for each and every referral and everyone who believed in me. Aside from being a wife and mother, I truly have the BEST JOB ever! I get to have a part on such an important and memorable day in a woman’s life. I have cried with some of my brides, definitely laughed, and have made some beautiful friendships along the way! My work ethic and reputation mean so much to me, and I will always strive to give 110% to each and every bride and hope to continue to do so for many more years to come. Love, Pauline
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Freelanced as a Professional Makeup Artist for MAC, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Benefit, Lancome, Prescriptives, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, and Fashion Fair Cosmetics.
Worked for Channel TV51 as lead makeup artist for former heavy weight champion Larry Holmes.
Worked featured on Maharani, Philadelphia Bridal Magazine, and South Asian Bride Magazine.
ON SITE SERVICES
Based in Bethlehem, PA
On site location services provided
Available for destination weddings
Airbrush or creme foundation
False eye lash application
Dupatta/chunni setting for South Asian brides