Kind Words

It was a pleasure to have met you while James and I were in Washington for the In Performance at the White House: Country, in November. I’m glad you could be available to assist us the weekend we were in town again for the Kennedy Center Honors with the makeup and wardrobe styling. Thank you so much for all of your kindness, care and attention. It meant a lot--it was a long, arduous weekend despite being a lovely event.

Many thanks again,

  —James & Kim Taylor
Thank you for your response. I have written a review on the link you had sent, if there is a rate higher than 5, I will certainly give it to you :). Attached is a picture of me before the ceremony. Hala and I loved loved loved the make up, it was perfec t.
All the best to you,
—Heba
Thanks so much.  You did a remarkable job.  I loved my make-up and all the girls looked fantastic.  Appreciate all you did to help make it such a fantastic day for me. 
—Bay

I wanted to thank you so much for doing the makeup for my mom, grandmother, bridesmaids’ and myself at my wedding on October 9. You did a beautiful job and it really held up wonderfully! Our photographers took some pictures, but can’t really show how wonderful and natural it was in person. I’m attaching one of me and my bridesmaids in case you wanted one.

Thank you so much again!
— Christina

Lorna is not just a great make-up artist, she is a consummate professional. Not only is Lorna fun to work with but she is someone that always makes me look good and that's not just by her magical make-up skills but by having her on my team!   

Brad Garfield, Director
North Ridge Productions

I have had the great pleasure to work with Lorna Basse for over 15 years.
It has been a pleasure because she is a consummate professional, who not only does excellent work, but also brings an enthusiastic positive attitude which makes us, her fellow production teammates, better ourselves.  

Jackson Frost, Owner
Magic Hour Productions LLC

I highly recommend Lorna Basse to do your wedding make-up!  She made me look and feel absolutely beautiful!  From the beginning I said I wanted to look like myself with just a little more glam.  She completely respected my wishes and was able to make me feel comfortable and beautiful!  She was a joy to have around on my wedding day and she made all of the girls look naturally beautiful.

The pictures were gorgeous and our make-up stayed on all day.  She was a true professional and I would definitely work with her again.  We were able to combine our own visions with her skill and the end product was 5,000 picture-perfect smiles!

You are in good hands with Lorna!  She is a pro in every sense of the word and I feel so lucky to have had her on my wedding day!

Best, Tricia

Thank you for making the wedding party look so FABULOUS!!! All the ladies enjoyed the pamper session, and how beautiful you made each and every one of us look!!!

–Pamela

(Note: this is in response to a potential bride asking to speak specifically with my most recent bride for feedback)

Hi Alison! First of all, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I can remember the month before my wedding was stressful, but I kept telling myself I was in the final stretch, and sure enough I made it through.

I had a great time with Lorna. In regards to your questions:

  1. I had 6 people getting makeup done. There was some variance in complections - as well as make-up style requests - and everyone looked great. She was really respectful of people's varying comfort levels with makeup application, at the same time gently reminding people that this was an event where photos were going to be taken for lifetime memories, so their makeup needed to last through the evening and survive camera flashes (important!). We were done in plenty of time.
  2. My make up was dramatic, but that was per my request. I love the final effect - and if you like, you can feel free to look at the pictures from the wedding. It definitely lasted all night. Take a look at the bridesmaids, I think they requested slightly more natural makeup...
  3. But by far, the reason I'm happy that I went with Lorna is her attitude the day of. She was unflappable, even as an impromptu hen party-turned into a full on cocktail party and exploded around her; she even sang to/with the people in her make-up chair (she has an incredibly great voice), keeping them focused on her and relaxed. And most importantly, when she saw me getting stressed, she totally blocked out the space around me, calmed me down and kept me laughing and in a happy place.

Hope that info is helpful.. happy to answer any more questions you might have...

Congratulations again, Libbet

Lorna, I want to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on makeup for my November 10th wedding. I really feel like it was the best I've ever looked!

You were such a pleasure to be around and make everyone feel comfortable, including my mom!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year and hope to work with you again soon when I have a special event….I've decided to open up my own wedding planning business on the side. Again, thank you for doing a fabulous job!

Best, Audra

Lorna, I just wanted to send a quick Thank You! To you for doing my and my bridal party's makeup on my wedding, September 22nd. Everyone looked great and more importantly everyone felt great. In the few pictures I've seen at this point everyone's makeup held up the whole night-Yay! I especially appreciate your ability to stay calm and keep everyone around you calm as well – it was a welcome addition to the bridal suite.

I loved how I didn't feel too made-up – I felt like me and I think that shows in the pictures. I'll be sure to send you some when I get them.

Thanks again for everything – it was a pleasure to work with you.

Sincerely, Leeanne