Sarah Donovan did an amazing job on my wedding day make-up. She took time on my trial to get the colors and shadowing just right so I looked very natural and also glowingly beautiful. She airbrushed my face and it felt like I was wearing no make-up the entire day which was very important to me because I normally don't wear a lot of make-up. She also did a great job on all my bridesmaids, they were very happy with the results and we all got a ton of compliments. Sarah was on time and very professional and worked well tag-teaming with hairstylists in order to get everyone ready by the time the photographer got there. I would recommend Sarah Donovan to any bride who wants someone who really has a passion for make-up and making you look your best for one of the most important days of your life!

~ Ellen F.


I've experienced Sarah's work twice now, at my own wedding, and as a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding. I could rave about many aspects, but the most important (I think) is that she makes your skin look flawless! Between the 2 weddings, I saw her work her magic on a fairly wide range of faces, from dry skin to blemished. Sarah also offers great suggestions throughout the process- such as keeping the look cohesive amongst the bridal party, or buying more natural looking brown fake eyelashes for your bridesmaid who doesn't normally wear makeup. I can't recommend her enough, she's the best!

~ Casey W.


I was referred to Sarah Donovan for my wedding makeup by a few friends in the Santa Cruz beauty circle. When I first met Sarah, I noticed she had a lovely calm energy and was a great listener- two very important qualities for a busy Bride. She took a lot of time in our trial to perfect my look and I loved it! Natural skin (not cake-y) and she's the absolute best at eyeliner- hits right at the eyelash line for a bold but natural look. All my bridesmaids and moms loved Sarah. She really calmed our nerves and moved at a perfect pace to prevent running late. A few of my friends said Sarah made them look their prettiest ever! Sarah delivers a really fresh, modern look and is consistent with every girl so we matched. I could not be happier with my decision to have Sarah do my makeup on my most special day.  :)

~ Kathryn F.


March 1st was our wedding party. Neither Brielle or myself are real make up wearers; we just do the basics. Even shopping around for a make up person seemed daunting to us. Thank goodness for our mutual friend Renate who provided your services to us as our wedding gift. She was spot on knowing that you would be perfect for us. You assessed what our needs were in such an unassuming way. Even when we couldn't really articulate exactly what we thought we wanted, you were very patient with us. In the end, even though both Brielle and I wanted a more "natural" and "understated" look, everyone of our guests on our special evening commented on how wonderful our make up was. We still looked like ourselves... but just even better!    

~ Mara Z


Sarah Donovan did my makeup for homecoming, graduation and my participation in a wedding. Sarah was professional, but also made me feel comfortable. I am not an expert in the field of makeup, that is for sure, but Sarah helped me look absolutely stunning for every event I asked her to. She knew exactly what would make me look my best. Sarah Donovan is a great makeup artist and receives my highest recommendation. 

- Carly B


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