“Jessica was a dream come true in terms of makeup artistry. She made me feel completely at ease at my trial and listened to what I had to say, but also offered helpful suggestions. On my wedding day, when I went to look in the mirror after my makeup was done, I could hardly believe what I saw. It was a more beautiful version of myself than I could have ever dreamed of. My bridal party and my mom loved their makeup too, everyone looked stunning. Besides being incredibly talented, she was also a calming force (yet fun) as we got ready, really just a joy to be around. I cannot say enough great things to truly do her justice.”

-KC Arbour (Bride)

“Jessica’s skills as a make-up artist are astounding. My makeup has never looked that good! In my headshots it looks as if I barely have any on; the ultimate natural look. To me that is the look you strive for with headshots and Jessica achieved it flawlessly! Not only is she supremely talented but she stayed on sight the entire shoot. Jessica is such a warm person to have there. She helps you to feel comfortable while on set. I cannot recommend her enough!”

-Katie Quigley (Headshot Client)

“My make up looked beautiful all night and I am so glad that you were there with me. You were so much more than a make up artist. You were a friend and you kept me calm and grounded, and I really appreciate it.”

-Katrina (Bride)

“Just wanted to thank you again for doing such a beautiful job on my makeup for the head shot photo shoot with Caroline yesterday. I was surprised when I looked in the mirror and saw how made up I was (makeup virgin!), but in the photographs the effect is perfect – looks completely natural. Thank you for putting so much TLC into the job!”

-Susan Bernofsky

“You got the day off to such a great start. I felt beautiful; I felt exactly how a bride should feel. I can’t tell you how many compliments I got. I mean, I realize I was the bride, but I think they were genuine. If I ever need my make-up done in the future, you’re my first call!”

-Elizabeth Sexton

“Last Saturday you did my makeup for my 40th bday makeup makeover and I just wanted to say…a HUGE “THANK YOU”!! I am so pleased with my new products and the tips that I walked away with…I feel so refreshed after that and for sure will be following back up with you for more tips, tricks and to remember all the things that didn’t make it engrained into my brain the first time around!

-Lorna Nilson

“Just wanted to say thanks for all your help last week in getting ready for the Grammys. The show was fantastic, and I felt gorgeous (thanks to you)! Going forward, I know to blend, blend, and blend some more!”

-Kate Davis

“I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciated the time you spent teaching (makeup to) not only myself, but my sister-in-law, and niece.  You certainly went way beyond my expectations and your expertise (in makeup) was so evident.”

-Carol Doss (Client/Makeup Lesson Participant)

“In just two short lessons, you have changed my life and my mom’s.  You made her look as fab on the outside as she does on the inside and I’ll never forget that.  I have a ton of products at home and thanks to you I am starting to understand how to use them and have fun with it.  Your knowledge in the makeup field is proof that this isn’t just a job for you, but a career that you are passionate about and one you clearly love.  I look forward to working with you again and learning how to be as confident with make-up as you are.  I smile when I look in the mirror because I can say ‘wow, I learned something new today that I will use for a lifetime.'”

-Darcy Wilson (Private Client/Makeup LessonParticipant)

“Jessica Padilla contributed enormously to my wedding. She took care of hair and makeup for me and my bridesmaids and made me feel beautiful and relaxed on my wedding day. I don’t usually wear makeup, and Jessica took the time to customize a natural, comfortable look for me and tried it out with me weeks ahead of the wedding date. I was running late and feeling nervous, but Jessica was so calm, friendly and focused that it relaxed all of us. She knew exactly what to do. My hair (a lovely soft up-do) and makeup looked great the whole night!”

-Kelsey Gillette Murrow (Bride)

“Not only was she on time and pleasant to work with… She did a great job as well.  The client left very happy.”

-Burke Heffner(photographer www.thingstolookat.com)

“Jessica’s calm demeanor created a peaceful environment when she did my wedding makeup. I felt so relaxed and pretty. She worked with my features and helped me to look like the most beautiful me I’ve ever been. She is very knowledgeable and I would hire her again for any event when I want to look amazing!”

-Heather Feeney (Bride)

“I am someone who does not wear a ton of makeup so I always get a little nervous when I have to get my makeup done.   Jessica did the most amazing job – I looked so natural yet I had these amazing smoldering eyes and even skin tone.  I wish Jessica could come to my house and do my makeup before I go out every night! Jessica is truly a makeup artist.”

-Molly Gerster (Bridesmaid)

“I highly recommend Jessica Padilla not only for her skills in makeup, but for her calmness through a storm. She made all of us look gorgeous AND calmed my sister down this past September (at my sister’s wedding). I am not a make-up wearing person. I am athletic and sporty and sweat A LOT. So when it was time to get our faces done, I suggested ‘just minimal mascara…I sweat a lot and want to dance and not worry about my face….or better yet, I’ll do it myself’. She told me not to worry and that she would take care of my concerns. Not only did she take care of my concerns, she made me look like me, only better! I danced and sweat all night and didn’t feel like I was wearing any makeup! EVERYONE (and I mean everyone) commented on how beautiful I looked. She took off years and made me glow, not shine. I wish I had her in my back pocket at all times. I think I would wear makeup more often! She can do anything!

-Elise Murrow (NYC bridesmaid)

“The whole day I felt, confident, glamorous, beautiful, and I’ll say it, downright sexy! I’ll be honest, when I saw the photos from my shoot, I cried. I wasn’t expecting to look that good!”

-Courtney Donahue from the article “From Meek to Chic” pin-up for a day in the Kings Courier