I had not met makeup artist Kirstie Wight before Kate and Per’s wedding last weekend, which is a shame because I’d already be raving about her. Kirstie did Kate’s makeup and I was impressed with both how stylish and flattering the look was. It can be hard to strike that balance. Sometimes I feel that wedding day makeup overwhelms the unique beauty of a bride we are photographing, but not in this case. I look forward to seeing more of Kirstie’s work. She was super pleasant on wedding day which is another key feature of a make up artist.
I asked Kirstie to share a bit about herself:
It all started at the tender age of 8, when I got my first allowance. My mom took me to the local drug store where I bought my very first lipstick and nail polish! Fast forward to today and the love affair still continues. Who knew that a little girls obsession could turn into a successful career?
I have spent the last 14 years working in the cosmetic industry. I have worked with movie and television personalities, professionally trained other makeup artists and have done runway makeup for LA fashion week. I call Portland my home but I have also enjoyed living and working as a makeup artist in Los Angles and Seattle.
Every woman I meet is beautiful and I have the honor of making them look and feel even more so. Whether it is a one on one personal consultation, or making an entire bridal party look breathtaking, I truly love what I do.
You can ready kirstie at kirstiewightmakeup-at-gmail.com or 503.804.5081. Here’s a link to her website: http://www.kwmakeupartist.com/