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Thank you so much for everything. It was so relaxing and welcoming having you in the suite before the wedding. Your style is so natural and flawless. I know we are a crazy crew so having you be so flexible made everything run smoothly. Thanks so much for adding on my cousins and aunt; they haven't had their make up done in ages and they felt like movie stars. I will continue to rave about you and recommend you to all women getting hitched or interested in getting made up. I am so glad we met so many years ago! You are absolutely gorgeous and helped us all look our best. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there. I will not forget it. Enjoy the fall.

{Flynn, Wedding, DC}


"Dear Laura,

We just got back from our honeymoon and I want to thank you again for everything!! I was so nervous about my wedding day makeup, because I am not used to wearing much, but after meeting you, I knew you would do an amazing job. You would be proud to know that I wore my (first and only) lipstick while away. I also want to wear those fake eyelashes everyday! If you ever need a reference, please let me know. Muchas gracias!

{Sofia O, Wedding, DC} 


"Dear Laura,

Thank you for being so flexible and fabulous. I was thrilled with my makeup as was the bevy of bridesmaids. The makeup even withstood a fire incident (to add to all the drama - a piece of hair blew up!) during the ceremony. You ended up doing much more than I initially asked you to do and you handled it with such grace (my apartment was not particularly "calm"). Thank you! Please use me as a reference. All the best."

{Marissa, Wedding, DC}



It was so good to meet you last week and I wanted to let you know that I am working on all that you showed me. Monday night I had an evening event after a long day of meetings and someone I hadn't seen for a few months commented on how good I looked. She said most of my colleagues are aging before her eyes, but I seem to be getting younger, so what was my secret! Pretty good motivation to keep on trying to crack the black box, huh?

PS. I have been telling people about you!"

{Pat G., Consult, MD}


"Hi, Laura:

I just wanted to write and let you know that I picked up many of the products you recommended to me last week and have been having so much fun using it! I think my make up is looking so much better and it's staying on longer now, too. Thanks for your tremendous help!"

{Cait M, Consult, D.C.}


 "Laura, many thanks for your help this past weekend. I really enjoyed my session and you’ll be glad to know that I’ve already purchased some of the products you recommended, new foundation, the gel eye liner, mascara, etc. AND I’ve ditched all my old eye shadows, blush, concealers, etc. That Makeup Forever HD powder is to die for! It was so great to have you give me permission to ditch all the old stuff I never used (and couldn’t figure out how to use) but hung on to since I paid bucks for it. I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future. Thanks!"

~ Porter P. {Consult, D.C.}



Before I run off to the airport to start our fabulous honeymoon in Italy, I had to take a minute to write you a quick note and let you know how much I appreciated your fabulous work on Sunday for my wedding. Honestly, my make-up was AMAZING!  I never felt better or more beautiful. Also, your attitude was wonderful and relaxed and friendly.  I would be thrilled to be a reference for you at any time!  You were a delight to work with, and my mom and I were absolutely thrilled with the job you did!                                         
Thanks again!"
~ Emily A {Bride, Chicago, IL}




 "Thank you so very much for such fantastic wedding makeup. You captured the exact look I was going for classic, but with a funky edge.  Getting ready was so much more fun having you there. Not to mention, the bridesmaids and my mom (s) makeup turned out fabulous. It's been such a pleasure meeting you. I hope we can get together soon! Best wishes for continued success"

 ~ Alexis K {Bride, Ashburn, VA}











"Laura Bateman did my makeup and my Mother's makeup on my Wedding Day in December 2008. Not only did she travel to Staunton, VA for the event, but also did a run through with me prior to the wedding weekend to make sure I would get the look I wanted. She also was able to do my makeup for the Rehearsal/Rehearsal dinner as well. Laura is professional as well as extremely warm. She made sure for both big events, that we were going for what I wanted, taking into consideration my attire, etc. She took her time, without taking too much time, which I really appreciated. It was so nice to have someone that not only listened to what I would like but guided me into the correct direction for what might work best for both occasions. Not only did I feel gorgeous on my wedding day, my guests continually complimented how beautiful I looked at the wedding through calls & emails afterwards. They specifically complimented my makeup. Of course, every bride wants to feel beautiful and Laura really made that wish come true for me! I highly recommend Laura!"

~ Kim N. {Bride, Alexandria, VA}





 "Laura, the make-up you did for my mother, sister and myself on my wedding day was wonderful! I typically do not wear a lot of make-up, but the job you did was so natural and beautiful. I felt like a more "done-up" version of myself which was really important to me, and I couldn't have been happier!!! Thanks again!"

~ Katie P. {Bride, New York, NY}


We loved all the makeup that you provided that day and you helped to calm everyone down with your lovely warm smile and patient approach to dealing with the craziness surrounding everyone on the wedding day. All of us received many compliments about how well we looked and we want to thank you for making us look beautiful!"

  ~ Meri P. {Mother of the Bride, Potomac, MD}







"Laura was my Makeup Artist for an online Travel web series I worked on for the Travel Channel. She was able to create the perfect look for my on-camera version of myself! Laura was also able to give me pointers so that I could do my own makeup while working behind the scenes. She’s the best and will always be my top choice for future projects."

~ Lori A {Host, Travel Channel}

"Whether it's with skincare or makeup, Laura can teach you how to achieve your desired look. I used Laura's services for an important event in DC; I wanted something very classy but did not want to look overdone. Laura explained each step (so that I could repeat the process at home) and asked if I was happy with each color selection. The process did not take more than 30 minutes, and I felt so confident and beautiful after!

Laura can give you a new daytime look or something more dramatic. She promotes a natural look and feel, and wants you to be comfortable with the color choices and application. She is extremely knowledgeable about products and can help anyone understand how to create a balanced foundation and then works to bring out your natural features.

Laura is very passionate about her work and you should see her! She is a reflection of her own work and always looks amazing!"

~ Katie K. {Special event, DC}

"Laura did the makeup for my 25th birthday party. She made me look beautiful and sharp without looking too "done-up." I highly recommend Laura- she knows how to highlight one's best features in a natural way that is simply stunning!"

~ Noura S. {Special event, DC}


Your sage advice for my daughter was fabulous. She is in much need of a "lift" and the makeup did just that. She immediately went to her stash of motley makeup and purged all the old, dried out bottles and tubes. Hooray! (Now I just need to follow suit). Thanks again for your time and contagious energy.

~ Pat B {Makeup lesson, DC}