Testimonials

Reveal what Sara's brides have to say about her... 

Ushma |Wilmington, DE | September 2016 Sara did a great job throughout my wedding weekend to make me, my sisters and mom look our best. During our trial she did a great job understanding the look I wanted and even created a board with all my looks so the day of there wasn't any time wasted on decision making. She was also extremely timely and had a schedule made so all four of us had enough time for hair and make up. I absolutely loved my wedding and reception hair and make up, I received tons of compliments all day. I would definitely recommend her.

Ushma |Wilmington, DE | September 2016

Sara did a great job throughout my wedding weekend to make me, my sisters and mom look our best. During our trial she did a great job understanding the look I wanted and even created a board with all my looks so the day of there wasn't any time wasted on decision making. She was also extremely timely and had a schedule made so all four of us had enough time for hair and make up. I absolutely loved my wedding and reception hair and make up, I received tons of compliments all day. I would definitely recommend her.

Lakshani | McLean, VA | August 2016 I knew the moment I spoke with Sara that she HAD to be the person to do my makeup and hair for my wedding! When I met her face to face for my trial we clicked! She is so much fun to be around and I looked gorgeous!!!!!She was so sweet and patient with me throughout my whole engagement! She was so professional and friendly that I hope to always use her services for any special events I attend! She is personable and made me feel relaxed and comfortable especially during my BIG day! I LOVE her energy and am forever grateful for her! 

Lakshani | McLean, VA | August 2016

I knew the moment I spoke with Sara that she HAD to be the person to do my makeup and hair for my wedding! When I met her face to face for my trial we clicked! She is so much fun to be around and I looked gorgeous!!!!!She was so sweet and patient with me throughout my whole engagement! She was so professional and friendly that I hope to always use her services for any special events I attend! She is personable and made me feel relaxed and comfortable especially during my BIG day! I LOVE her energy and am forever grateful for her! 

Priyanka | Allentown, PA | October 2015 I was introduced to Sara an year prior to my own wedding.  I have been a fan since!  When I got engaged, I knew she was the one I needed by my side.  Sara put my mind at ease from day one with her flexibility and creativity.  She knows how to work with different skin tones and colors, like only a true artist would.  I felt beautiful on my wedding day, thanks to you!! Sara is great with sticking to schedule, not only did she make a timeline for doing make up for my family and friends but each look was unique and perfect for each of them. I can't wait to get glammed up by Sara again.

Priyanka | Allentown, PA | October 2015

I was introduced to Sara an year prior to my own wedding.  I have been a fan since!  When I got engaged, I knew she was the one I needed by my side.  Sara put my mind at ease from day one with her flexibility and creativity.  She knows how to work with different skin tones and colors, like only a true artist would.  I felt beautiful on my wedding day, thanks to you!! Sara is great with sticking to schedule, not only did she make a timeline for doing make up for my family and friends but each look was unique and perfect for each of them. I can't wait to get glammed up by Sara again.

 
Josmin | Mannassas, VA | August 2015

Josmin | Mannassas, VA | August 2015

I first worked with and met Sara when I was a bridesmaid in a wedding she was doing makeup for. I instantly connected with her and felt like she truly understood me and knew immediately that day that when my own time came to get married, I would hire her in a heartbeat. A year later, we made it happen. From our makeup trials to the day of, Sara was nothing but professional, knowledgeable and of course, AWESOME! If there's someone you need to sit with for hours while getting your makeup done, you want it to be her.

I wanted to achieve a very glam look with my eyes while keeping the rest of my face "natural". Sara is a PRO at making you up all gorgeous while still looking like you have minimal makeup on. She hit it out of the park with my eye makeup -- I still can't stop staring at it in photos. She also was very patient and helpful during my trial when I couldn't decide on how I wanted my hair and jewelry placed. This girl is a beast all around - she is the full package and knowledgeable about practically everything. Once my trial was over and we achieved "the look", I knew she was someone I could trust blindly on my wedding day.

I cannot wait to have another excuse to work with Sara in the future. She is amazing at what she does and I look fondly upon all of my wedding photos mainly because of her. I've received so many compliments on my makeup and I owe it all to her amazing skills. Even while crying at my wedding, my makeup was flawless! I have nothing but love and respect for the girl -- she is truly THE BEST.

 
Neeruka | McLean, VA | August 2015

Neeruka | McLean, VA | August 2015

Sara, it was great working with you on my wedding and reception day. I loved my hair and makeup look for both events. I appreciate you taking my input into my looks and helping me decide what was best. Also, being patient with me and my family the day of and working under time constraints, I felt stress free and trusted you the whole way. I'd love to work with you again in the near future!!

 
Maryah | Greenbelt, MD | June 2015

Maryah | Greenbelt, MD | June 2015

Sara…where do I start. To say that she is the only make up artist to put me at complete ease is a massive understatement. I enlisted her services for my engagement and she was phenomenal. She understood my skin, my vision—how to improve it and make it absolutely perfect. She was on time, very professional and executed my vision perfectly. For my wedding, I could have no one but her and she did not disappoint. A year later, everyone still talks about how methodical, creative and perfectly she delivered for my Reception. I will never use a makeup artist that isn’t her.   

 
Jessica | Mechanicsville, MD |September 2014

Jessica | Mechanicsville, MD |September 2014

I knew for a year I would ask Sara to do my wedding makeup! I loved seeing her photos throughout the years and the incredible work she does. Sara really understands makeup and isn't afraid to go big and bold but can also do simple makeup which makes her really versatile. I love bold and bright make up and she really pulled off the look I was going for on my wedding day! We had a great consultation before the wedding as well. Sara really made everyone, my mom, mother in law and all my bridesmaids look stunning! I definitely recommend her for any event or wedding!!!

 
Pallavi |Toronto, Canada| July 2014

Pallavi |Toronto, Canada| July 2014

I've had the privilege of working with Sara for several occasions including my 30th birthday, engagement photo shoot, and bridal shower.

As a result, I felt there was no other make-up artist I wanted to hire for my wedding other than her.  Being that I'm also an MUA and was getting married in Toronto, I knew I wanted to hire someone who was dependable, professional, and dedicated. Sara exceeded my expectations from our trial, to my actual wedding weekend. Her looks were original and she did her research in finding styles which would cater to my style, outfits, and colors.  

More importantly, we developed a friendship throughout my events and it really made the experience that much more personal when I had her with me for each wedding event to glam me up.  I would highly recommend Sara for your wedding or special event, not just because she's a truly exceptional makeup artist, but because she takes the time to get to know her clients and delivers exactly what you want.

 
Sonia | Baltimore, MD | June 2014

Sonia | Baltimore, MD | June 2014

Saying “I Do” comes with a very long checklist – but one thing I crossed off happily was finding a perfect make-up artist. Most brides want a particular look on their big day and want it to be PERFECT…. Stressfully, I was definitely one of those brides that had an image of how I wanted to look and wanted exactly just that! However, Sara immediately alleviated that stress on my first trial with her. I wanted an artist that would understand the whole overall look and not just parts of it. Sara not only understood and helped me put together all of my thoughts, but also walked me through each step as she brought the image in my head to life. Sara also efficiently organized an entire schedule for my bridal party that ensured that everyone would be ready in time. She followed up consistently even when I got carried away with the wedding madness and gave friendly reminders to the bridal party about their appointment time. Sara’s fun, energetic and down-to-earth personality really helped me stay cool throughout the madness. She definitely knows what she doing and is very artistically skilled. After my experience with Sara, I would recommend her for any occasion! 

 

Aisha | Baltimore, MD | June 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Sara during my wedding this past summer. I just want to start of my saying...Sara is an AMAZING artist to work with. She is so professional, efficient and has a great personality. On top of that, she is very good at what she does. She really transformed me into a beautiful bride, and I could not be more thankful. She listen's to her client's wishes without being overbearing about her own opinions. I absolutely loved working with her. 

My favorite thing about working with Sara was her down-to-earth attitude. As a bride, this is the best personality to work with. I was under so much stress during my wedding events, and Sara helped me to calm down and enjoy every second. She really did an amazing job with all of my looks, and did EXACTLY what i asked her to do for each look. She listened to every detail i wanted, and if there was ever something i wanted to change, she was open to all ideas. 

I also loved Sara's staff. She brought an amazing hairstylist who was so fast and easy to work with. She also brought another makeup artist for the bridal party, who also did a great job on all of my bridesmaids. 

The advice i would give for a bride looking to hire Sara, would be to voice your opinions. Sara is very welcoming, and you should never feel shy about what you want. It is your wedding day, and Sara is there to help recreate what you imagine it to be. I would definitely recommend her to any bride looking for an amazing makeup package. 

 

Shama |Washington, DC| March 2014

From the first day that I met Sara for my makeup trial, she had such a bright and bubbly personality and was very easy to talk to. That was reassuring to me that I would have a great trial and it sparked my excitement for what she would do for me on my big day.  I can't even begin to tell you how many compliments I received and how beautiful I felt on my wedding day. Sara went beyond my expectations - loved my hair and how my curls were so defined and my eyes looked exotic!  I loved everything she did for me.  I'm so happy that I secured her for my day.

 
Ashley | Taneytown,MD | October 2013

Ashley | Taneytown,MD | October 2013

Sara Shakir is a true make-up artist.  The first time I met Sara, she transformed me into a sugar skull beauty.  Watching Sara work is absolutely amazing.  She puts so much thought into ensuring that her artistry highlights your beauty.  Hiring Sara for my wedding was a no-brainer because I knew she would ensure I looked my best.  Sara was so accommodating and fit me in to her schedule even though I contacted her so close to the wedding.  My make-up and my bridal party’s make-up looked flawless all day long.  We received so many complements, and the photographs looked fabulous.  I always recommend Sara to friends and family who are looking for a great make-up artist.  There are so many things to worry about on your wedding day, hiring Sara as your make-up artist will at least allow you to breathe easy knowing that even if the cake is late or the flower girl refuses to walk down the aisle, you will look gorgeous all day long.   

 

Lauren | Washington, DC | June 2013

Sara was a pleasure to work with for my June 2013 wedding. She made me feel totally comfortable and listened to my preferences before working her magic! We all appreciated her flexibility, enthusiasm, knowledge, and talent. As an independent contractor, her prices and available packages were much more reasonable than other options I looked into in the DC metro area.