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Honored that six of my colleagues recommended me without hesitation as a local expert in my field!
I was so honored to be featured in local daily newspaper, The Hampshire Gazette – you can read the article online here or in the image below (click for full size):
Here’s another recent media feature – read the whole article online here!
I always give my brides a touch-up kit, and have been wondering how to personalize it! Well, I think I might have found the answer… stay tuned!
Pleasantly surprised to see the results of an email media query that actually took place nearly a year ago! Two photos of my work are shown as well. Here’s the paragraph I am quoted in:
Skip the Usual Tubes: Don’t like the feel of heavy lipstick or goopy gloss? Go for a soft stain, which will wash your lips with a hint of color without excess shine. “Tangerine is one of my favorite color trends in recent years,” says Liz Washer, whose makeup expertise has appeared in Essence. “It just looks so juicy and fresh, and there’s a shade for every skin tone. But if you’re not quite up for a bright orange or tangerine, try poppy or coral. You can also soften a bright lip look by patting lipstick on your lips with your ring finger, achieving a softer stain effect, or use a semi sheer gloss in the same color family.”
Full article: Brightening up Winter with Tangerine Lips
Thanks to the brides who have reviewed me on WeddingWire and shared their experience with so many others, I am pleased to announce that Makeup Artistry by Liz has won the Bride’s Choice Award for 2013, in the beauty/health category. I am one of only two award recipients in this category & region, and the only winning artist based in Western Massachusetts. This is my second year in a row.
I absolutely love what I do, am grateful to have the opportunity to do it, and am beyond flattered that brides recognize and appreciate my hard work and skills. I’m looking forward to more amazing weddings this year and beyond!
Well-deserved congratulations to the other local professionals who made Bride’s Choice, including several I’ve had the pleasure to work with: Mill 1 at Open Square, The Hotel Northampton, Rob Alberti, Michelle Girard Photography, Love + Perry Photography, Pearl Bridal Boutique, Bridal Heirlooms, Forget Me Not Florist, & Eutopia Events.
Here is the official press release:
[Northampton, MA] – January 9, 2013 – Local makeup artist Liz Washer is pleased to announce that her wedding business, Makeup Artistry by Liz, has won the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 in the Beauty & Health category. (This is the second year in a row the artist has earned this honor.)
The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top 5% of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Liz Washer’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site.
While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences. Bride’s Choice awards the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Liz Washer for her impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”
“I am so honored to be acknowledged as one of the top beauty professionals in Western New England,” said Liz. “I would like to thank my past clients for taking the time to review my services – it is thanks to their positive feedback that I won WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013. It’s such a meaningful validation of the work I love to do!”
About Liz Washer, Makeup Artistry by Liz
Recognized for her natural touch and eye for color, Liz has been a fixture behind the scenes at shoots and events since 2005. She specializes in beauty for the commercial print and video industry, and is an accomplished bridal artist. Proficient at HD makeup application (including airbrush), her professional credits include Essence, FamilyFun, Stuff Boston, Serene Comfort, Jackson & Connor, Boutique Week, UMass Amherst, the Hallmark Institute of Photography… and countless brides.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.
What a nice surprise – a photo from a shoot I did last summer, which also appeared on Style Me Pretty, is now on the cover of a local bridal resource guide:
Thank you Sandra Costello (and all of the pros who participated) for an extraordinary photoshoot!
I am psyched to be exhibiting at Brides Tell All on Thursday, September 20th from 6-9pm at the Delaney House (One Country Club Road, Holyoke, MA). This is your chance to hear from a panel of the REAL industry experts: recently married brides! Check out this video for a sneak peek from last year:
Your $10 ticket gets you:
- The chance to hear from newlyweds: what worked for them (and what didn’t!) during their wedding planning experience. It’s always difficult to know the potential pitfalls until you’ve been there yourself, so this event will be especially helpful for first-time brides.
- The opportunity to meet a wide variety of Western MA’s best wedding professionals: venues, photographers, entertainment companies, flowers, transportation, and more.
- Exclusive offers & gifts from the vendors in attendance.
- Specialty drinks & hearty hors d’oeuvres.
This is a great opportunity for brides who are planning their weddings to hear from those who have already walked the aisle (and can give you the straight dope!) I’m really looking forward to it as it seems like a more intimate and unique take on the typical wedding expo. If you’d like to buy a ticket, feel free to contact me or the event organizer directly and we’ll hook you up!
(And whatever you do, don’t miss Seth Kaye‘s photobooth!)