Every day I thank my lucky stars that I am fortunate enough to do something I absolutely love for a living! My passion lies in creating unique and distinctive looks for my clients by emphasizing the natural beauty in each individual face. Finding the perfect makeup style for my clients, whether the event calls for simply natural or elaborately dramatic, is always my first priority.
For me, beauty is something that can always be found each individual face. My style reflects this view because I don't try to change natural features, just enhance them. I also recognize that each of my clients has a unique and personal style and the makeup should reflect that.
My career spans 8 years of specializing in Beauty, Bridal, Airbrush and Editorial Print Makeup and studies at Complections International School of Makeup Artistry. Makeup artistry is an ever changing industry so I am always challenging myself with new techniques and keeping up with the latest trends and innovations. However, my approach to makeup is always stunning, flawless, yet achievable beauty.
I am committed to building a collaborative relationship with each of my clients ensuring the experience is always an exceptional one.
Based in Austin, TX, my work has appeared in Austin Monthly, Austin Wedding Day, Tribeza, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine Under the Radar and Hairdressers Journal to name a few.
Maris Malone Calderon came highly recommended, and I now understand why. She was the first and only recommendation from my photographer. When I visited her site, I found photos of the two brides that had really jumped out at me when I was looking at various photographers’ sites (each had a different photographer), and whose makeup I really liked. Finding their photos finalized my decision.
Maris did my makeup for our engagement photos and for the wedding. Before doing my makeup for the wedding, she looked through my engagement photos with me, so she could see how my makeup had turned out in pictures and to find out specifically what things I particularly liked and in what ways I wanted my wedding makeup to be different from the makeup for my engagements. This was all in addition to my consultation.
Maris also did the makeup for my sisters and my mom. All four of us looked beautiful. It was amazing to me that she could make us each look so much like ourselves and so natural, and yet, so beautiful.
We had a photo booth at the wedding. Photo booths are not known for making people look good; they’re lots of fun, but definitely not for portraits. However, my sisters and my mom each looked beautiful even in the photo booth pictures.
Maris is an incredible artist! Everyone always tells the bride she looks beautiful, but I was not prepared for the extremity and the sincerity of the compliments I received. I cannot wait to see the photos from the wedding, because I know, thanks to Maris, they will be beautiful.
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