30 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 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.
Robbie was our makeup artist for our 9/29/12 wedding. She was absolutely amazing. During the trial, she listened to me. SHe really understood that I wanted natural looking makeup to highlight my good features. After each part of the trial, she stopped and had me look at the makeup and tell her if I wanted any changes. On my wedding day, Robbie was on time and did her makeup magic again. I got so many compliments on my makeup the whole day! I would highly recommend Pearls and a Black Dress to anyone!
I had Stacie for the day of, she got thru myself, 4 bridesmaids, 2 moms and my sister, starting at 9 and finished by 2:30. She was a machine. Everyone I spoke with loved their makeup, she took their requests so I felt people got what suited them. I loved my end result. In the practice run, I didn't come with any examples, so she did a lighter job, then I requested much more and accommodated. Then the day of the wedding it was right on. Glad I chose her, highly recommend. The airbrush was great too.
Thank you so much for your review! I had a great time and I can't wait to see your pictures!
Stacie was awesome!!! Loved airbrush.
Thank you so much for the great review we really appreciate it! I had a blast with your wedding party! Enjoy this new chapter in your life.
Stacie did the makeup for my entire bridal party, myself, and a few choice members of family. She was always professional and fun to be around. The make-up turned out beautifully. The girls and I had so much fun, I cannot wait to get the pictures. She knows her stuff and was willing to travel to where we needed to be. Consultation was included and that was very nice she traveled. Everyone raved about how natural the makeup was and enhanced our natural beauty. I would have had Stacie do my makeup again in a heart beat. She was amazing. Do not hesitate in booking her.
I am so happy I found Stacie to do my makeup for myself and my entire bridal party. I hired Stacie for all-day service (which I highly recommend) and she far exceeded my expectations. She also helped me throughout the day and she retouched my makeup whenever she thought I would need it. I love the fact that she travels to different locations to meet you, once for the trial at my parent's home and on the day of the wedding at Scioto Reserve. She listened to my feedback and vision and executed flawlessly even though I was a little picky at certain times. She was fun, kind, and professional. I give her my highest recommendation! Her work is definitely TOP NOTCH!
Thank you so much for your review! Your wedding was beautiful and I had a wonderful time getting to know you and your wedding party!
Ronnie was my makeup artist and she was amazing!! I suffer from hyperhidrosis and always prepare to have to touch up my makeup several times on a night out. Ronnie went out of her way to find the best waterproof products and my makeup stayed perfectly ALL night. She was a blast to chat with while I was getting ready and she worked with the ideas that I had about what kind of look I was going for. Thank you so much!! xoxo
My skin absorbs makeup so fast that in a few hours it looks as though I never had anything on. I decided on hiring a professional outside those salons where you are just a number. Not only was it convenient for me since they come to your location, but my makeup looked great throughout the whole night!
My make-up artist, Robbie, was awesome! She did such a great job on my air-brushed make-up. She worked well with my crazy schedule and did my trial make-up at my home without any problems. Robbie was always polite and cheerful! She also did my mother and sister's make-up and they looked gorgeous. Robbie created a flawless wedding day look for me and I still looked like myself - which was exactly what I wanted! The air-brushed make-up was phenomenal and lasted the entire day and evening. I am so happy I picked Pearls and a Black Dress and Robbie for my wedding day!
Our makeup artist, Robbie, was phenomenal! She was such a trooper showing up at 5:30am to do airbrush makeup on me and my 4 bridesmaids. She even did a trial for one of my bridesmaids about a month before to make sure she wouldn't have an allergic reaction. The makeup lasted all day (about 14 hours!) and looked great right up until the end. I couldn't have been happier.
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