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Linda was awesome! I don’t usually wear make up but I wanted something special for my wedding so I was nervous. I wanted a natural look and she did an awesome job combining my wishes and her expertise. She made me look flawless!! We did a pre-wedding make up to get the look I wanted and it was perfect! She was extremely patient with me and all my questions (which is a big deal to me). She showed up on time and was very professional and respectful. Everyone loved my make up.
— Shatiera
Linda has provided her service for several special events in my life including my 21st birthday, college, graduation party, wedding, and even showing up when I contacted her in a short notice to do the make-up for six models for Bernan Fashion Show. For the wedding event, she did my facial (maid-of-honor), the bride and all seven bridesmaids. We were all very satisfy with her work. She was very professional, responsive, and cooperative throughout the planning and the day of the event. I trust her works and will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs that make-up artist to make them look glamorous for for that special occasion.
— Angela
Linda did a really great job with my hair and makeup for prom. I did not know exactly how I wanted my makeup done so I was nervous. But all Linda did was look at my face, my dress, and got a feel for my personality and when I tell you it was perfect, I couldn’t believe the transformation! She is very punctual and knowledgeable and dedicates the session to you. Other makeup artists are always in a rush with many clients scheduled back to back, but not Linda, if you had her for an hour, every second of that hour she was never distracted and was doing something for you. I will definitely be using her for future events as well!
— Michelle Y.

Linda is the best make-up artist that I have ever ran into! Very kind and sweet. I first met her when she worked for MAC, and I would go to her for all my events and beauty needs. She is very knowledgeable. When she left MAC, I was happy I was able to keep in touch with her so I could use her for my wedding. I did not do a trial with her because I had experience with her in the past. She did a wonderful job on the day of the wedding, was on time(even though I was not). She was patient and kind. All the request I made for the day she was able to follow. The end result was everything I hoped for. My bridesmaids also loved her. She was able to get all of us done in the time allotted! I will most certainly use her again for my events - and suggest you should too!!
— Jessica P.

Embrace Makeup Artistry was a great pleasure to work to perform makeup for my wedding. LJ Gyimah was able to provide perfect foundation and makeup to my bridesmaids by looking at photos. She takes her time, listens and the results are awesome. Not only was everyone pleased with her work, but also wanted to use her services for their events. She is true to her craft and I highly recommend her services.
— Private User


Hiring Embrace Makeup do apply makeup for my company holiday party was a great idea. She applied make up for my boss, her family, my mother and myself. The entire time, she was helpful, on time, organized and rolled with the chaos. Prior to the event I told her that the party was a Great Gatsby theme. All of our make up was done perfectly to fit with that theme! I couldn’t be happier to have had Linda apply my make up. The entire night people were commenting on my make up and how great it looked. My boss even stated that she would use Linda for all of her events in the future! I loved my make up so much that I already booked her for my company party this year!!
— Kanan T.

I’m happy I found LJ to do makeup for my wedding! The makeup was gorgeous and I received many comments on how beautiful it was. My mother, sister and myself had our makeup done by LJ. She was an absolute delight to work with. The service was professional and prompt. I highly recommend her services!
— Afton

LJ is a true artist who knows color and lighting, and more importantly, how makeup will look in print. She listens to what YOU want, and is eager to help create the look you want for your big day or special event. By nature,I am a very critical person and have a hard time trusting people to do what they claim they can do. I demand perfection from professions and LJ hits perfection for me every single time. She’s relaxed, friendly and professional, all at the same time. LJ arrived the morning of my prom, graduation, and professional conference on time and ready to work with a smile on her face and a sweet, calming demeanor. I was tremendously relaxed while in her chair–a welcome feeling for a perfectionist. I was excited to give LJ carte blanche, and she did not disappoint! I especially loved how she blended the colors on my eyes. I looked fabulous (if I do say so myself) in my photos, hours after it was flawlessly applied, even through rain, crying and dancing. If you want to relive stress and in my blessed hands hiring LJ is a no-brainer. She books up FAST, so don’t delay. You will be so glad you did. I’’ve never looked so amazing in my life! On one occasion, I asked for the Kim Kardashian look, one time and she delivered – my smoky eyes were amazing – she airbrushed my face and my skin looked natural and flawless, not caked on and fake. I absolutely loved it all, and LJ did an amazing job with my mom’s and sister’s makeup too. Nothing smudged, it all lasted through ceremony (heat, sweat and nervousness). I HIGHLY recommend her.
— Magdalene K.

I want to thank you for the hands on makeup class on Saturday! For a girl who isn’t as comfortable with makeup application, it was PERFECT! I left with so many tips and tools! I tried that trick about applying my moisturizer this morning, and it worked!!!! #SoExcited You’re a really good teacher and were so patient with ALL the questions (and we had a lot). LOL! So again, thanks! I wish I lived in the DMV, I would definitely take your upcoming class!
— CW