39 total reviews
Stacie and Robbie did the makeup for myself, my entire bridal party (9 girls!), and both mothers. They were awesome. Stacie and Robbie have a gift. I had really wanted airbrush makeup for my big day, and came across them online. I thought their portfolio was amazing. They makeup was gorgeous on each and every single girl. And the makeup for me (the bride!) was perfect!! Stacie really listened to what I wanted. I sent her photos, we discussed back and forth what I liked/didn't like, and it was perfect. Not to mention, they come to you!! They will come to you for your trial, and will come to you the day of. A lot of makeup places I looked at were so hard to work with. Several of them only allowed "makeup trials Monday- Friday from 9am-1pm." Who in the world has time to do a makeup trial then?! I am an out of town bride who lives in Chicago. Stacie was EXTREMELY flexible. The airbrush makeup looked amazing!!
Stacie did a phenomenal job with my make up on my wedding day! The total cost included a trial run plus her traveling to my home before the big event. I opted for the trial run but she offered to just do my makeup on the big day for half the cost If that was more in my budget. It was well worth it though because I got to have the make up on all day after the trial run to see if I liked the lashes and if the make up worked for me and then decided on some lighter lashes that she suggested on the actual day. I looked just as I had envisioned and it was perfect. Stacie is a pro and she's been doing this for a long time, not only did she do my make up but she also did my brows and gave me a spray tan two days before my wedding, all at an affordable price. I am so grateful that I found her and I don't know what I would've done without her. Thank you Stacie!
I have no regrets booking Pearls and a Black Dress for my day of makeup. All the girls in the bridal party loved it too and Robbie was so great!
I looked everywhere for a makeup artist to do both my makeup as well as my bridesmaids and mom's. I wanted someone who was great and didn't charge a lot for the bridesmaids and MOB. I stumbled upon Stacie on the knot and I'm so glad I did! I was hesitant about booking someone without doing a trial but her prices were right and I was running out of time so I went ahead and did it. After doing the trial I was 100% glad I did! Stacie is not only amazing at doing makeup she is also the most genuinely nice person and I felt like we were friends after an hour. She is definitely the person you want to have with you on the biggest day of your life and I absolutely loved working with her! She is so flexible and willing to accommodate anything, she not only did my makeup but also 6 of my bridesmaids and my mom's and not a single person had a complain. She will make you look and feel absolutely gorgeous and I'm recommending her to anyone I know!
I chose Pearls and a Black Dress for wedding day makeup, and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. Kelly was great! I usually don't wear makeup, and was nervous that it wouldn't look natural. Kelley listened to what I was looking for, and I absolutely loved the finished look! She did an amazing job on all of my bridesmaids, moms, and sisters (total of 10 faces). I also had a spray tan by Stacie prior to the big day, and she was excellent! I am rather pale, and she gave me the perfect glow. I can't say enough positive things about Pearls and a Black Dress. From pricing to customer service to finished product, these ladies are top notch!
I was blown away by my make-up from Pearls and a Black Dress. Stacy made sure I was the most beautiful version of myself. I was hesitant about airbrushing at first because I didn’t want to look “over-done” or “cakey”, but my trial put me at ease. The make-up does not look heavy at all - it just makes your skin look flawless! My 56 year old mother got her make-up done too and all her friends kept joking that she looked young enough to be my sister. Stacy was so nice and easy to work with. I highly recommend them!
From the trial to the day of, everything was great. I worked with Branda. She came out to my house for the trial and spent a long time with me to make sure we were perfecting the look I wanted for the wedding. The day of, she did a fantastic job. I was a little nervous about air brush makeup because I had never worn it before, but I was really happy I chose to do it. It lasted all day for pictures and looked natural. I have nothing but good things to say about our my experience with pearls and a black dress. Reasonably priced as well.
Stacie did an amazing job with my makeup and all of my bridesmaids' makeup! She and a partner did a total of 13 of us and we we all were so happy with the results. I had friends come up to me at my wedding and tell me that my makeup was flawless! Definitely recommend!
We had reserved a hospitality suite at the Hilton and were excited to stay in our robes and have our makeup artist come to us. We had a large bridal party (8 bridesmaids), lots of champagne and loud dance music, and Stacy was our only makeup artist. Not only did she transform us into the beautiful women we were, she was professional and personal. She listened to what we wanted to look like and then used her experience to guide us on what would look best on us. She did such an amazing job, and we were complimented all night. The best part was that it was fun and relaxing. With all the planning it was a breath of fresh air to be able to put my trust into Stacie and have her exceed my expectations. I can't imagine my day without her and wouldn't trust anyone else to do my makeup.
I can't say enough positive things about Pearls and a Black Dress, or their makeup artists - Robbie and Stacie! I got married in June and used Robbie for my big day, and she was fantastic. She's super easy going, listens to what you really want, and was just pleasant to be around in general. My sister also used the company for her wedding a few months later, and Stacie did her makeup as well as the entire wedding party's makeup! We all looked beautiful, and it was once again an amazing experience. Thank you ladies! We will definitely be recommending to others :) So natural and beautiful!
Stacie is absolutely incredible. She did my makeup and my mother's makeup, for my wedding. They were both gorgeous. She is so personable and immediately feels like you've known her for years.
Not only was she great for me, but she was very caring and patient with my mom.
Perfectly fantastic experience and highly recommended!
Pearls and a Black Dress was a perfect match for what I wanted! Very easy to work and communicate with, and great airbrush makeup. Branda was my makeup artist, she was phenomenal! She gave me the exact look I was going for and was a fun part of the atmosphere! It felt like she was just one of the girls! Amazing, amazing, amazing and worth EVERY penny plus some!
I absolutlely loved my makeup for my wedding! Kelley did a fantastic job. We had a brief discussion during my trial of what I wanted, I showed her a couple pictures, and she was spot on the first attempt. The wedding day-of was just as perfect. I like that they include the airbrush makeup and the eyelashes for everyone in the bridal party too. I wasn't sure how many stars to give for "value" because it did seem a bit expensive to me, but I imagine it's standard for the industry.
Kelley absolutely exceeded my expectations as the make-up artist for our June wedding. Pearls and a Black Dress came highly recommended from friends in the Columbus area but nothing could have prepared me for how personable, compassionate, fun and talented Kelley was as a make-up artist.
We immediately clicked at our trial - her personality is laid back, attentive, funny yet professional all at the same time. She listened to what I wanted, reviewed my many pinterist photos and executed my vision perfectly.
Kelley did the make-up for me, both moms and my two sisters. Everyone looked beyond stunning in person AND in the photos.
On the day of the wedding, Kelley was a complete STAR. She was there early, set-up and ready to go. Each mom/bridesmaid just raved at how much they enjoyed their time with her and everyone's make-up looked absolutely gorgeous. Even though everyone had different "styles," Kelley executed each person's vision with ease: my sister wanted dramatic and more glam - perfect; my mother-in-law wanted very natural and simple - perfect. By the time I was in the chair, my nerves were high and Kelley immediately helped me feel at ease.
Kelley stayed throughout our pre-ceremony photos and did touch-ups as needed. THEN right before the ceremony when it started pouring down rain (at my outdoor wedding) who was there but Kelley, make-up artist extraordinaire, to pitch in with all of our friends and family to grab towels and start wiping down chairs for guests to sit in under the tent. Then, she gave me a blow-by-blow as I hid inside and my bridesmaids were running around. She kept me calm and reassured me the whole time. I knew I would cry during the ceremony so Kelley stayed even later to make sure my make-up was perfect for the reception. She was more than amazing.
I couldn't have been happier with my make-up for my wedding, but most of all, I am so incredibly happy to have had such a wonderful person share in my special day.
Stacie did an amazing job working with our party of 9, even in a time crunch! She brought a second artist, Robbie, who did equally as great. They were even able to fit in a 10th girl! I would highly recommend Pearls and a Black Dress for anyone looking for a makeup artist that listens to what you want and does a fantastic job.
Stacie is absolutely incredible!! So kind, so professional and SO talented!! She did an impeccable job! Everyone looked flawless. I will certainly use her for any reason I can find in the future!
Stacie did an AMAZING job! She came to me for my trial. I loved the look she gave me and could not have been happier on my big day. She made me look and feel the best I ever have. She is fun and we had a great time hanging out in the hotel suite the morning of the wedding. She is very personable and takes the time to really understand the look you're going for and works hard to perfect it. I would highly recommend Stacie to any bride looking for a professional who has a great sense of humor and an incredible talent to make brides, bridesmaids and moms look beautiful!
Stacie rocks. She is amazing. She did a practice and the day of and it looked exactly how I wanted it to. I loved the false lashes and my overall look and the look of my bridesmaids and wedding party.
After several searches online and through bridal website, as well as 2 other make-up trials with other companies where I left unhappy and not looking like myself…I had almost lost faith in getting my make-up done on my wedding day until I came across Pearls and A Black Dress!! Stacie was my answer and my makeup was a dream come true!! Stacie was prompt in responding to my initial inquire and throughout the planning process. I was pretty nervous for another trial with a different company, but once I talked to Stacie and told her my concerns and previous experience, my nerves were put to rest. She made my make-up look natural with a little touch of drama. LOL. It was perfect and I knew I was ready for my big day!
Stacie travels to you for the trial and on the day of the wedding, which was really important to me for the day of. She did the make-up for myself, 4 of my bridesmaids and my mother. After hiring her for only 3 people (myself, mom and a bridesmaid), once the other bridesmaids saw her amazing work and flawless finish they asked if she had time for them too…which she did!! My make-up was amazingly beautiful and the airbrushed finish lasted all day! She also airbrushed my chest and back to make the overall look flawless (she even airbrushed a scar on my shoulder to even it out for pictures). Stacie is so much fun, beautiful herself and professional! I highly recommend anyone to book with Pearls and A Black Dress and ask for Stacie! :)
Thank you Alicia! That was an amazing review and we appreciate it very much.
You were a beautiful bride and I had a great time making over your bridal party. Enjoy your new journey with your husband!
PAABD was phenomenal in doing my makeup for my wedding. After the trial, I was a little nervous because I have olive-toned skin and I was acne-prone. Robbie Banks is a phenomenal makeup artist and was able to take away all of my stress about makeup on the day of my wedding. She kept in contact with me before the big day and addressed all of my concerns even after the makeup trial. She made my face (which was luckily clear) flawless for my wedding. It was relaxing and looked even better than the trial run.
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