Red Lips


specializing in wedding & beauty makeup 


About Me

Servicing the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire & Orange Counties, for any occasion from Weddings, Prom, Quince/Sweet 16, Photoshoots and Engagement Shoots, just to name a few. 

Hello Beauties! I'm a Freelance Makeup Artist, with over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry. I offer professional on-location makeup services, specializing in beauty & wedding makeup.

When I was getting married (back in 2008), finding a makeup artist was not easy. After a lot of research online, I found someone who had the style of makeup that I was looking for, so I booked a trial, I even asked what I needed to do to be prepared. Because I wasn't a makeup artist (at the time), my only request was a classic look, concealing my imperfections with a red lip. Unfortunately, my experience was terrible - BOTH makeup & hair was a disaster. The mua started with airbrushed makeup, then tried liquid foundation, failing twice!  Looking back now, communication, knowledge in skin tones, color matching and really listening to your client, is what was lacking in my particular situation with this hmua. Luckily, I found someone else that made me look & feel BEAUTIFUL. 

A few months after my wedding, I lost my job in property management. Faced with very little opportunities in sight, I decided to make a career change.  While it wasn't easy, I decided to become a makeup artist for weddings, specifically, to help other brides avoid a bridal trial nightmare and save them money, because hair and makeup trials aren't free. 

Makeup is very personal, we all have different preferences. So, my goal is to give my clients the best possible results, working with you to achieve the look you envision for your special day. 

In addition, I'm professional, reliable, easy going, a little sassy, a hopeless romantic and LOVE all things makeup, and weddings just make me happy! I love my job, its very rewarding and brings me joy. I've been lucky enough to have worked with so many amazing people - Will you be next?  

My kit consists of a mix of high end & professional makeup products like, Face Atelier, Hourglass, Mac Cosmetics, Sonia Roselli Beauty, Graftobian Makeup, Tarte, Urban Decay and Skindinavia, that will help me create a personalized fresh, radiant, flawless & long-lasting makeup look you will love! 

It would be an honor to help bring your wedding day vision to life, that will reflect your very own personality, glamour and style. I can help you create memories that you will cherish forever.



On-site Luxury Bridal Makeup

As a professional in this industry for over 10 years, My goal is to provide quality services for my clients at competitive rates. I’m highly passionate about my job and am constantly seeking out new opportunities to gain a new skill or improve existing ones. I specialize in beauty & bridal makeup. My style is Timeless, soft & romantic, with a fresh glow from within, while still looking like yourself. Have a look at the services I provide and let me know if you have any questions.



Whether it's at home or in a hotel, I provide on-site services and come prepared with a detailed timeline schedule, makeup kit that is clean & sanitized, clean brushes for every client & pro lighting. 

During the trial, I work with you to get an overall sense of what you’re envisioning for your wedding day makeup through inspirational images, pictures of wedding dress or color palette, to help customize your look. After your appointment, I will take notes of all the products used, so I can recreate your custom look, for the big day. 

Interested in having your bridesmaids and mothers glammed up? No worries, I've got them covered, too!  Special pricing is offered when you book and add BM/MOB/MOG services. 

Luxury skin prep, customized makeup application w/cream/liquid/powder foundation, contour/highlight, false lashes & Touch-up Kit. 



Being a bridesmaid is such an honor, so you'll want to look your best, without stealing the spotlight. And, lets not forget about the mothers, everyone deserves to get pampered.

A soft natural look will be decided on by the bride, to compliment her overall wedding day look.

Male grooming is also available. Inquire for pricing.

Skin prep, liquid/cream/powder foundation, softly defined eyes, natural powder contour & highlighting, natural false lashes, sample lip color & disposable lip wand.

*Must be booked by THE BRIDE, to honor this pricing.*



Looking for a more dramatic look for your upcoming event, then this is perfect for you. 

A full glam makeup application is customized to compliment & highlight your best features, focusing on a your preferred eye look.

Quince/S16 - Trials are recommended and available upon request for an additional cost.

Personalized luxury skin prep, liquid/cream/powder foundation, custom contour & highlighting, dramatic false lashes and small touch up kit.



Are you celebrating something special or part of a bridal party and want to look your very best? Planning to attend a big event? Look no further, I've got you covered! 

A Soft Glam makeup application is customized to compliment & highlight your best features, with a radiant glow from within that will last all night long!

Custom luxury skin prep, liquid, cream or powder foundation, softly defined eyes, natural powder contour & highlighting, natural false lashes, sample lip color & disposable lip wands.



Attending school gives you many opportunities to get dressed up. I guarantee you'll look picture perfect all day!

Soft Glam makeup. Students Only. Must be under 18 years old.

Skin prep, soft glam makeup application & natural false lashes.


$15.00 & Up

Feeling like your makeup is missing something? You'd be amazed at what a pair of lashes can do to your overall look. It will give you the right amount of drama, and glam, bringing your look together.

- Natural Wispie Lashes + application.

$25.00 - Fuller dramatic Lashes (available upon request)

Do you need more information about the services I provide? Feel free to get in touch with me.
I look forward to chatting with you.



Thank you for your interest in my services. Please submit information below and I'll be in touch within 24 hours.
By Appointment only.

Covina, CA 91722

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