January 16, 2020
This woman deserves 5,000 stars; I cannot possibly recommend Nancy enough for your makeup needs. About a week and a half before my wedding, my makeup artist had to back out of our date because something had come up. I made 3 appointments immediately for trials and the original makeup artist was even willing to send me her associate at a discount. I went in with pictures describing the look I wanted to each one as references for color palate and feel. It was as if they all ignored what I showed them. They nodded, “uh huh, yup, got it, ok”, and then when we were done, they used nothinG in the palate I’d shown them. I literally gave them cheat notes, and they still failed the test? Ok. Onto quality. The first was ok, but didn’t wow me, I felt she was great for prom makeup or a night out. I’m sure I’d look great in pics but I’m going to be in this makeup all night, sweating and talking and eating and dancing and it was just too heavy feeling for a wedding. The second.... I won’t even go into detail, but I was literally speechless when she was done. I’m not a rude person but it looked like someone, um, young did my face.. I thought maybe she was joking and then realized she was serious so thanked her and put ON the hat I walked in with even lower on the way out. This i not an exaggeration, it actually happened. The third, way too heavy. She knew color, (though not what I asked for) but I could see every pore in my face even more than before she started. I was resigned to take whoever the associate of my original girl sent and lined up a trial for about 2 days before, but then..... Nancy. Oh, my saving grace. I had been interested in her work but she was unavailable. However, when she heard of my dilemma, she felt bad (who feels bad for a last minute bridE?!) and told me to come by her house for a trial. I have literally never been so happy with anyone doing my make up in my entire life. I say that having sat in multiple makeup chairs for acting jobs in New York and Los Angeles. This girl was so far beyond what I asked for. Her light-as-air airbrush coverage made my skin flawless AND stayed put all night. She checked in with me, referenced my pics and ACTUALLY PAID ATTENTION TO THEM. She knew the style and feel and I trusted her to go for it and I kid you not, when she turned the mirror to show me at the end, I cried because I was like, “This is it.” I’d say I ugly cried, except she made me so pretty. I can not recommend her highly enough. She was not only my saving grace, but better than my original and I will now use nobody else but her in the future. I guarantee you. You will be happy with Nancy.
Makeup by Nancy, Massachusetts Makeup Artist