“Carissa is so AMAZING!!! She's talented and professional. I had the pleasure of her doing my makeup for my wedding in August 2014...it was flawless! I like my makeup to look natural and that's exactly what she gives me. She's my go MUA for all of my special occasions. Book her and I promise you'll love her and the results of her work!!”
Damali Fils – San Francisco, CA
Carissa has been doing my makeup for 6 years. She is professional, honest, and amazing at all she does! She also did my wedding makeup and it was beautiful beyond words. She is always up on trends and inventive, but also keeps classic repertoire on point. I DO NOT LET ANYONE ELSE DO MY MAKEUP, PERIOD! She turned me into a makeup maven through her passion and love for what she does, not to mention she is genuine. Blessing to know her."
Melissa Gillen – Savannah, GA
"Carissa is one of the most highly sought after makeup artists in the Central Florida area and beyond. It's for good reason because she is AMAZING at what she does. In addition to crafting and sculpting my brows (which, by the way, is no easy feat), Carissa has done makeup on me in a way that made me feel confident and not over done. I would book her time and time again and can't to have her provide me with a look for my upcoming vow renewal. "
Brittany Minor – Orlando, FL
"Carissa is an exceptionally gifted and talented MUA. I had the pleasure of booking Carissa for my wedding in October of 2011 and she was phenomenal. She did bridal makeup for both myself and my bridesmaids--and we looked gorgeous. Our looks were flawless, natural, and encompassed both the flavor of the season and colors of the ceremony. Carissa was even on-hand for some of the reception (WHAT?! Yes! Added bonus), doing touch-ups and making sure I remained photo-ready throughout the evening. She is always professional, honest, and dependable. I don't take that for granted! If you're looking for someone who is a master of the craft, Carissa is your lady. She receives my highest recommendation time and time again. And to Carissa, thank you for all you do! Sometimes, our sessions are mini-therapy sessions and I appreciate your work."
Asha Ellison-Tunsil – Charlotte, NC
"Don't waste your time or money on another artist who can't compete. Carissa is by far the most talented Make-Up artist I have ever come across- Truly amazing! She stays up-to-date on all the latest styles and trends. Carissa has been doing my makeup for the past five years and for numerous different occasions such as: photo shoots, weddings, parades, graduation, and girl’s night out -she can do it ALL. Carissa always uses top of the line products that have constantly lasted over 10 hours – That’s through all the hugs, tears, photo’s, sweating, and dancing. She truly is a gifted artist and aside from her amazing skills, Carissa is so pleasant to work with she’s always punctual and professional. She’s warm and welcoming and you feel as though you have known her all your life! She takes time to listen and really create the look you are aspiring regardless of what it is, she can create it. Carissa is worth way more than she charges and delivers more than you can ask for. You won't regret it! She is truly an amazing artist! I cannot recommend her enough."
Jennifer Blaisedell – Tampa, FL
"I got married in November of 2014 and I booked Carissa to do my makeup and to do my entire bridal party's make up as well. I knew she would do a good job because I saw her work before. We all looked so beautiful and received a lot of compliments! We got a lot of, "Who did your makeup?! She did a great job!" I am not a big fan of makeup on my skin because I don't like the way it feels and looks if it isn't properly done. I could not tell/feel that I had on makeup at all and it lasted from about 7 am until midnight that night! She enhanced our natural beauty perfectly and we did not look overdone. I HIGHLY recommend Carissa. She is very talented and passionate about the work that she does. I will definitely book her for my future makeup needs."
Cynthia P. - Atlanta, GA
"I have worked with Carissa multiple times. What I love about her is her flexibility and professionalism. If there's anything specific you want done she will do! As a model I have worked with a lot of makeup artists but Carissa's work is truly top quality and I love working with her. If you're looking for any make up needs for an event or shoot, definitely contact her! "
Hana Young - Tampa, FL
“Carissa was an outstanding makeup artist to work with. From the start of my photo shoot until the end, every look was phenomenal. She’s a beauty connoisseur when it comes to creating a natural look and can effortlessly create a high fashion look that is edgy, chic and elegant all in one. If you want a make-up artist that knows her craft, professional, and can create timeless appearances, Carissa is the make-up artist of choice.”
Rena Michelle - Tampa, FL
"I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with Carissa for my last project. I was looking for a makeup artist who was timely, professional and did quality work. She met and exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the final results. Our initial consultation involved us discussing the shoot concept and she even made valuable suggestions as to the best look that would accentuate each outfit. Her work was flawless and customer service was even better. Thank you, Carissa! I look forward to working with you again on my next project!"
KELLY COE - Atlanta, GA
“Carissa is hands down the best makeup artist in the Tampa bay, Orlando, and Miami area! Not only does she take the time to listen and give you what you really want she goes a step above the rest and teaches you to duplicate what she does on your own face if you want. She did the makeup for me and all my bridesmaids on my wedding and she does the makeup for all my photo shoots. You REALLY get what you pay for when you book her for your wedding, prom, photo shoot, makeup class, or whatever other occasion you need her services for.”
BRITTANY SMITH - Washington, DC
“Loveeee my makeup by Carissa. She is the best! She never ever let's me down, I always leave the house with a flawless face. She MOVES Fast AND ALWAYS notice changes within MY skin and helps me to improve it. I will never ever let anyone touch my face other than her. She really knows how to give me a clean natural look and give me edgy and I love that. I recommend her to everyone.”
FELISHA NEWELL - Tampa, FL
"First of all I can't thank you enough for coming to my rescue!! I was in need and you provided!! They say you should feel the most beautiful on your wedding day and you most certainly nailed it!!! It was the finishing touch that made my wedding day complete. I continue to look back at pictures and I'm amazed, are makeup is on point and we look stunning!! What I love most about the look you gave me is you made it personal to me. You know I never wear makeup, so I'm totally lost in this area. I remember during our trial you asked questions to get to know me and I can see that you wanted my look to reflect my personality. The natural glow you achieved not only made me feel gorgeous and ready to take on the day, but everyone kept talking about how stunning my make up looked. The makeup stood out in pictures and I was set apart from everyone else, which is what every bride wants! Not to mention, my wedding was at night, outside, and in July, and my makeup continued to look flawless throughout the evening even after being on all day because we wanted to be dressed early to take pictures! I can't express into words just how special you made my day. Not only because of the look you gave me, but also for the gorgeous look you gave my bridesmaids. As you know this was very important to me. I wanted them to feel beautiful as well and you succeeded! I appreciate you going above and beyond for all of us and I sincerely hope and pray your business continues to be successful. You're one talented lady and your passion for the industry shines through your work! I'm so glad we crossed paths and now I just need to have maternity photos done so I can have a reason to ask you to do my make up again!"
Caroline Harris- Tampa, FL
"I am very particular with who does my hair and make up. I have had two people do my hair and one person do professional makeup on me. Carissa is the second person to ever do professional makeup on me, and it was the best experience I ever had! I am pursuing a medical degree, which is very time consuming, and Carissa made herself very accessible and worked with me. She addressed my questions, thoughts and concerns in a very timely manner. A friend of mine recommended her and once I saw her work, I could not imagine anyone else doing my makeup for my wedding.
Two days before my wedding I had a family friend ask if the makeup artist doing my makeup could also do hers as well, since she had an allergic reaction to a facial. Carissa fit it into her schedule. The day of my wedding Carissa came to my mother’s house and worked her magic. She is great at what she does. Carissa made me feel comfortable with her and confident that my makeup would be beautiful for my wedding day. Carissa is very talented, I was amazed as to how she mixed colors to get the exact look I wanted.
My family is Hispanic, and I was worried that from all the side-cheek kisses my makeup would come off, but it lasted the whole day! When I walked up to the alter on my wedding day, my husband’s eyes started to tear up. That’s the reaction I wanted and Carissa helped me achieve that.
Last but not least, Carissa gave me a touch up kit with a kind letter. That gave it the personal touch, and it meant a lot to me that she took the time to make me feel extra special on my wedding day.
I highly recommend Carissa for anyone who wants a flawless look on their wedding day.
Yesenia P. Mendez-Stephens - Orlando, FL