I have been extremely lucky to have enjoyed a career in skincare and makeup for over 12 years, and I love every facet of this industry! I honed my skincare skills and knowledge at some of the premiere salons and spas in the greater Richmond area. While I was enjoying that career, I decided it would be a perfect idea to add makeup application to my repertoire. I was so glad I did because I found out very quickly that makeup was my passion.

  • I can't say enough about Karen Bowman at BRIDEface. We had so much fun at our trial, I couldn't wait for the day of. I brought some photos, and she was able to give me a natural look with a bold lip to accentuate my florals by mixing a few of her colors and bringing it the day of. She covered any discoloration I had and I felt like I looked like my best self - which is exactly the way you want to feel. She even gave me some makeup to take with me so I could touch up. She's AMAZING. Amy G.
  • My experience with BRIDEface was great. My initial inquiry was responded to quickly, and all of my questions were answered. From there I was put in touch with Karen, who would be the artist for our wedding. In our trial, Karen was so sweet to stop her work and constantly check that I was ok and feeling good about the process. She took my feedback in to account, and then took meticulous notes about what I wanted for the wedding. On the day of, she was fantastic in managing 8 bridesmaids, me, and my mom. She was also so flexible in the weeks before as my mother in law was in (and then out, and then in, and then out). All of the bridesmaids looked stunning, and we were so pleased start to finish with the work of BRIDEface. They are an incredible value for the cost, as well. Highly recommend. Laura N.
  • We worked with Karen through BRIDEface, and she was fantastic. When we met to do the trial, she was so careful to stop along the way and ask how I was doing, how I was feeling, etc. She was very kind and thoughtful, and she wanted to be sure that I was comfortable the whole way through the process. On the day of, she was great at managing the bridesmaids and making sure that everyone was satisfied with their overall look. I was thrilled with how easy she made the whole process, and how great everyone looked. I do not wear a lot of makeup, and Karen did a great job of enhancing my everyday self while keeping my look natural. Highly recommend working with her! Laura B.
  • I contacted BRIDEface after being referred by a friend. From the first conversation I had with Aaron I knew everything was going to be great - he was so easy to talk to and so positive. A few weeks later I met with Karen, the makeup artist I'd be working with on my wedding day, which only further confirmed I had made the right choice. She made me and my bridesmaids look AMAZING!!! Virginia I.
  • Karen is phenomenal!! I could not have been more impressed with my wedding make up! I was super concerned about looking too made up as I typically do not wear a lot of makeup. She really listened to me and her make up choices complemented my skin perfectly! She is very knowledgeable and treats you like a friend from the moment you meet her. I absolutely loved my experience with Karen and BRIDEface Richmond and will definitely be using them again! Ashlyn B.