It was a great pleasure working with Kelly for my engagement session and wedding. She is very professional and kind to tailor my makeup and hair according to my needs - I liked that she thoroughly hydrated my face before applying makeup, that s...
he did contouring and designed hairstyle to make my face look smaller.
She was also thoughtful enough to give me a touch-up kit to ensure that makeup always sits on my face. My two bridesmaids also liked their makeup and hair a lot. I would recommend Kelly to all the future brides!
Reviewed On 5/08/2021 by Ariana A
I am so happy K. Saw Weddings, our planner, recommended SOYI Makeup! Her portfolio is gorgeous but I was not prepared for how I would look after my hair and makeup trial! She had a great questionnaire before the trial that helped me narrow down...
what I wanted, then we chatted and went over options to make sure we were on the same page and I loved the finished look. She was super attentive to COVID guidelines, and I felt incredibly safe working with her. I normally don’t wear a lot of makeup or like how it looks on me, but what she used made me actually feel glowy and gorgeous - and my skin felt amazing after I took it all off, which was a nice surprise.
She came to our hotel on the wedding day to do my hair and makeup and my two bridesmaids’ - they both looked amazing! She showed them how to place my veil and make sure it wouldn’t wreck my hair after the ceremony.
Even with the three of us, she kept perfectly to the schedule and finished in time - we talked about a couple of adjustments after the trail and I have never felt so beautiful! My updo and wavy little curls were still perfect after hours outside and even after my long veil kept catching on the fountain at our venue and yanking my head. She gave us all touch up kits to manage things like mask marks and lip color and it was perfect. My bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous and all of us felt beyond beautiful!
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Claire K
Kelly was my makeup and hair artist for engagement session and wedding in May, and I feel lucky that I had her to create my looks! She is an expert and an absolute pleasure to work with. I prefer light Asian makeup and Kelly was able to create ...
exactly the look I was hoping for - natural, fresh and enhancing my own features. She also gave professional advices according to my skin/hair conditions, outfits, and event locations to make sure I get the best for my engagement and wedding photos.
I had my trial session and engagement photos on the same day, which was a great experience for us to try out the looks and also see how the look would show in photos ahead of the big day. Before the trial session, Kelly had a questionnaire to get to know my preference, which also helped myself visualize my thoughts for the look. She is very talented and detail-oriented. She also listens to all my questions and concerns, to make sure they are all addressed and I am happy with the look. The trial session was really smooth, casual and efficient.
The communications with Kelly are always smooth and easy through emails. Her website and Instagram pages are really informative and give great inspirations and references. As a plus, Kelly speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, which makes communications even easier for Chinese brides. She is sweet, caring and amazing to work with, really happy that I got her as the makeup artist for my wedding!!
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Katherine W
Kelly did an amazing job with my hair and makeup! Flora and Nini had my bridesmaids and family members looking beautiful. They set up in our hotel room and were fast and efficient with all 9 of us without cutting any corners.
Reviewed On 2/21/2019 by Kerry D
Kelly did a great job on my hair and makeup. It stayed fresh throughout the day.
Reviewed On 7/25/2018 by Moonlit B
Kelly did my engagement and bridal makeup and hair, and two years later, Yumi lashes. She has been absolutely wonderful every time. I would give her six stars if I could for both occasions!
Bridal: I had an evening garden wedding and six bride...
smaids, mix of Asian and Caucasians. I think Kelly had another bridal makeup and hair session the same day, so to accommodate me, she actually brought two other makeup artists, who were equally wonderful, pleasant, and professional. All of my bridesmaids loved their makeup and hair. We had our makeup done in the early afternoon, and it lasted all the way into the late night parties that ended at 2am. Our wedding photos looked great, even the ones late into the night after a lot of sweating and dancing. The makeup and hair stayed on very well!
Yumi lashes: I follow Soyi Makeup on Instagram, so when I first found out that Kelly is certified for Yumi lashes, even though I've never done eye lashes extensions, I've decided to give it a try. I trust Kelly's skills and care, so if I were to get my eye lashes done for the first time, it was no brainier that it had to be with Kelly. I have short and straight eyelashes. As promised, after the treatment, my eye lashes looked fuller, longer and a lot more up lifted. They actually stayed lifted two months later. I stopped wearing eye liners to work, because my lashes already look great, especially with mascara. Yumi lashes also look great when new eye lashes grew out, since it has the natural look already, it's just a matter of using masacara to make sure the new lashes meet the more lifted Yumi lashes on the same curvature.
Highly recommend Kelly!
Reviewed On 7/14/2018 by Stephany C
Kelly was our hair and makeup for my wedding and I can tell you this... SHE IS AMAZING! Although I wasnt able to reserve a hair or makeup trial, I trusted her experience. She did an amazing job. I have never had anyone who has done a better mak...
eup than Kelly. If you want the bridal package, the Collection Danielle is affordable and perfect. I will definitely be using her for any other future events.
Reviewed On 5/28/2018 by Chelsea W
Kelly is amazinggggggg! My hair and makeup were flawless, and stayed flawless despite aggressive dancing and the associated sweating. All of my bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning!
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Tina M
Kelly is your hair + makeup artist! You do not need to shop around! My wedding was on 9/3. I went to 4 different artists before I found Kelly. She LISTENS to you and makes sure you are happy before she finishes. I wanted a simple natural yet el...
egant look and she delivered! Kelly is super sweet making sure my mother and I were comfortable during the trial. She is super accommodating and super sweet to chat with During my wedding, Kelly was on time and and my hair and makeup was on point! She kept to the schedule as I had 5 bridesmaids and two mothers hair and makeup scheduled! Also, I'm a crier and my makeup stayed on so well! I even had a huge bruise on my arm that Kelly helped cover up for me :) My best friend has already booked her for her wedding in November! Booking with Kelly will be one of the best decisions you will make. Thank you Kelly for the wonderful experience :)
-bring samples of the look you want!
-bring any accessories you need for full effect
-for the brides, make sure you wear white :)
Reviewed On 6/30/2017 by Alice W
VERY HAPPY with the Soyi Makeup team. I and my bridesmaids had Kelly and her assistant do our makeup and hair at my wedding. Everyone turned out to be VERY BEAUTIFUL. We became the way prettier versions of ourselves. The makeup and hair looked ...
both amazing in photos and in person. My bridesmaids and I also had a makeup class with Kelly as my bachelorette party - it was so fun and we learned so many new makeup tricks! I am so glad I hired Kelly and her team after doing a lot of research!
Reviewed On 6/30/2017 by knottiee27f94822c447bc5
If you are finding your wedding makeup artist, you can just stop here. Kelly was the best I found after having trials with several makeup artists in the area. Kelly is fantastic and skillful! She did both makeup and hair for my engagement sessi...
on, city hall ceremony, and on my big day. I am very happy with her ROMANTIC AND GORGEOUS work!
She gave me professional feedback after I showed her some inspirations on Pinterest. I usually don't wear a lot of makeup and want to have the natural look. Kelly listened to my needs and knew exactly what to do.
Kelly arrived early with her assistant- they were polite, efficient, fun, and very hygienic. I received a lot of compliments from family and friends on my big day. I would highly recommend Kelly to be your styling artist!
Reviewed On 3/29/2017 by Amy F
I wanted to find an MUA who could give me a classic and natural look on my big day. I came across Kelly here and was very pleased with the makeup she did for me!
Kelly took the time to understand what I wanted and suggested various hairstyles ...
for me to choose from. She was very professional on my wedding day and I felt that she was truly happy to play a part in my wedding :)
Reviewed On 2/03/2017 by Phoebe W
I am very impressed with Kelly, she did my makeup and hair for a friend's wedding, i told her I want the Korean actress natural look, she totally nailed it !!! The make up enhanced my natural beauty without being too loud and I got 5 dates aft...
er the event . The guys all complimented on my eyes, I think it is the eye make up that helps, hehe ;)
Earlier on, I have been trying to find stylist who knows how to do japanese/ korean/ chinese make up style, but to no avail until I found Kelly. She is originally from Hong Kong, so she knows how to do the sweet, youthful, innocent look that I so desire. I have given her asian actress look to copy from, she did it marvelously.
The makeup and hair lasted from early morning to late night (and stayed well even with lots of dancing!!). My look also looks perfect both in person and in photos , I feel beautiful with my look.
The products she use are really HIGH QUALITY, I feel my skin is well taken care of. She cleanses my skin gently and also give me free make up advice when she is working on me. Kelly is easy going, chatty, punctual, and sweet. patiently listen to my comments, I know I can be fussy sometimes, so am glad i can find a stylist who listens.
Kelly's rates are VERY REASONABLE. I compared around , the quality of her work totally exceeded what I paid for, such a deal.
Kelly will be my makeup artist to go to in the future. I love her. Thank you so much Kelly!
Reviewed On 1/29/2017 by Emma L
Kelly is so nice and patient. She really did a wonderful job and gave me good advice on looks. The price is more than reasonable. I would really recommend her to everyone!
Reviewed On 1/24/2017 by Kelvin N
This review is for Kelly. We had our wedding in December 2015. Kelly was my wife's bridal makeup and hair artist. This is what my wife says:
Kelly was a pleasure to work with. Having her do makeup and hair at my wedding was one of the first an...
d BEST DECISIONS I made while wedding planning. Makeup was one thing that I knew I didn't have to worry about on the wedding day, and it came out beautifully. The makeup lasted for the whole night without any touch up!
On the day of the wedding, Kelly created two hairstyles for me. Both of the waves and the rustic updo are very romantic. A lot of the guests compliment on my makeup and hair. I am very happy that Kelly made me feel super beautiful.
Kelly's bridal makeup package also includes free hair accessory rental. The hairpiece collection she has is very amazing. It helped me save some money on buying accessories.
Kelly is a true professional, and is very passionate about her work. If you are thinking about hiring Kelly, go for it and book early, because she is in demand.
Highly recommended! Thank you Kelly!
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