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"Tess is absolutely AMAZING and I would highly recommend her! I don't wear a lot of make up typically so for my wedding I wanted to look like myself, only better, and Tess completely understood that. She make me look flawless but recognizable as me and I felt so beautiful all day! The vintage glam look she gave me went perfectly with my dress and the theme we had for our wedding. On top of her make-up talent, Tess was so warm and friendly and easy to be around. Her and her colleague Merry fit in seamlessly with our bustling crowd the morning of the wedding and helped keep the mood fun and stress-free. Thank you very much Tess for being a part of our special day!"


- Bec Toda Worden


"Even before I got engaged, I remember saying to a friend of mine, "I want Tess to do my make up whenever I get married". I always admired her work and sure enough when I got engaged, I contacted her immediately. 

Tess is an absolutely professional in the way she executes everything; from her prompt email and phone replies to always being there to answer any number of questions I had. Her make up artistry is beautiful and she helped create the exact look I was striving for. Working with her and Michelle (hair) was a pleasure. My hair style was everything I envisioned and combined with the make up I felt so beautiful as a bride thanks to their patience with helping me finalize the look I wanted. I would recommend Tess and Michelle to anyone... you will not be disappointed with their professionalism, artistry and end results!!!"


- Natasha R.


"Tess is the ultimate professional and an incredibly talented makeup artist. Tess is as skilled at running a great business as she is with her makeup; I never had to wait to hear back from her, even while she was away on her own honeymoon! During my trial, she tried several different looks, offered suggestions and showed an incredible amount of patience with my indecisiveness! When it came to the big day, my bridesmaids and I were all thrilled with our makeup and received many compliments. Tess made sure we looked our best, both in person and in pictures. Finally, her friendliness and positive attitude make her an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Tess, both for her amazing work and personality!" 


- Megan Doner


"I was speaking with one of my cousins about the wedding, and how I was having such a hard time trying to find someone to do my hair and makeup. That's when she recommended Tess to me. I then reached out to her, and thankfully she was available for my wedding date, because she was an absolute dream to work with. Very organized and professional, yet easygoing and friendly. She always responded to my emails quickly and thoroughly whenever I had any questions or concerns. Tess even helped me find someone to do my hair, and always helped me coordinate and organize things between the 3 of us when it came to scheduling.


My bridal party consisted of 10 ladies, and 4 of them opted for doing a makeup trial with me. Tess came over to my house and worked with each of us to achieve the look we wanted. The morning of the wedding, Tess arrived early at my hotel suite and had about an 8 hour window to do makeup for 8 ladies, including myself. I had another 2 ladies join in at the last minute, but Tess remained calm and confident the entire time, finished everyone's makeup and touchups, even with time to spare. All of the ladies looked and felt absolutely gorgeous, received numerous compliments throughout the day, and had nothing but positive feedback about Tess.


I can't thank Tess enough for making me and my girls look and feel more beautiful than we could've ever imagined. She is not just an extremely talented makeup artist, but an amazing person as well, and it has been an absolute pleasure working with her. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and am looking forward to future events where she can do my makeup again."



Michelle Ongkeko-Idnurm


"I was so happy to have worked with Tess for my special day. She was always so professional, kind, urgent in her responses, extremely organized, and just simply so talented in her ability to listen to your concerns/ preferences to ensure the look is exact what I wanted. She accommodated my hectic travel schedule which was so important to me as there would be times that I would schedule a trial only a couple of weeks before when I was in and out of the country. My entire bridal party loved working with her and Tess would also give advice for how we could apply certain looks we wanted for the future. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and her style of makeup fit the chic look I wanted for my wedding perfectly! I highly recommend her! thanks again Tess!"


- Sam Pacampara


"Thank you so much for everything. I loved the trial and tips you gave me for my engagement shoot! I’ve never been a big make-up wearer and everything seemed so overwhelming, but you made it simple for me.


My wedding day was absolutely perfect. My make-up was flawless and lasted the whole day, through tears, laughter, drinks, dinner, rain, heat, kisses… everything! The products you used were wonderful, I didn’t have any reactions at all and my skin is very sensitive, I also didn’t “feel made up”, simply “enhanced”. You were so professional and were great with all the commotion going on in the house. There was certainly quite the audience that day. I really appreciate you driving out to my house for both the trial and for the wedding, both days you were on time (even early) and were fast, yet detailed with the application. Which was critical when everything was timed so tightly.


Again just a big thank you for everything. I am loving the photos as they come back and I know a lot was because you made me look so gorgeous and feel so confident!"


- Lynda Fenton


"Tess is phenomenal to work with. She made an intense day-long photoshoot feel like a breeze. She’s reliable, patient, creative and has a great artistic instinct with makeup. She’s also a highly-skilled perfectionist and will not put down her brush until you feel gorgeous. What more can you ask for in a make up artist! I look forward to working with her again!"


- Eman A.


"Maritess (Tess) did a SPECTACULAR job on my wedding day!  She was on time and very thorough.  She really knows how to go the extra mile to help make your day stress-free.  She was a joy to be around and my make up held the entire night!  No touch ups were required, not even my lip colour.  I recommend Tess to all the ladies who want to LOOK AND FEEL gorgeous on their wedding day (or any other day for that matter)!  Looking forward to seeing you on TV, Maritess!"


- Pearl G.


"Tess did my make-up for me on my wedding day last year. She did such an excellent job, and the make-up lasted well into the night. She used top quality products, and also was so receptive to what I wanted. On what is a very stressful day for any bride she took the stress away for what all women care about most, looking the best youve ever looked. She showed up at my house early and even called ahead of time to let us know she was on her way. I cant recommend her enough. Not only is she exceptional at what she does, but shes also an amazing person. And I cant thank her enough."


- Jaicel Aquino


"Tess is an amazing person to work and create with. Her focus and creativity makes it easy for one to appreciate her talents and dedication to her craft. As much as she is a good friend to me, she has also been an inspiration; and I always look forward to our future projects."


- Juanito Christopher



"Having worked with many individuals in this industry, Tess is a definite stand-out. Her passion for what she does clearly translates to her beautiful work, her professionalism, and her desire to go the extra mile. Truly one of the best, most easy-going artists out there!"


- Patrick Lacsina



"Words cannot fully describe how Maritess made my vintage wedding theme come true.  Her vision and professionalism with picking specific colours for each bridesmaid was amazing.  At first, my bridesmaids were hesitant to wear red lipstick on my wedding day but Maritess picked the perfect red for each bridesmaid.  My girls loved their lip colour so much that they were on the hunt to buy the lipstick for themselves.  Looking back at my wedding photos, I realized how perfect my makeup looked even in black and white photos.  Thank you Maritess for your creativity, imagination, and professionalism.  You definitely made my vintage wedding a memorable one!"  


- Kim Manuntag


"From prom to my 18th debut, Tess has done an amazing job! I also got her to do my cousins debut, and her work always turns out beautifully done. With such passion, talents and creativity each experience is always a different one. Not only will she just do our make-up, shell share tips that we can take and use for future references. She takes that extra step to make sure everything and everyone looks their best. She will get you glowing with radiance, making you look and feel gorgeous inside and out."


- Carolina Marie


"Maria (Tess) and I worked together for two and a half years and in that time I was always so impressed not only with her own make up, but also the make up I had seen her do for brides to be. So naturally when it was my big day, she was the only person I wanted to turn me into a beautiful bride. I could not have been happier with how it all turned out! Maria (Tess) made me, my bridesmaids and my mom all look gorgeous, and was able to take our completely inarticulate ideas and come up with something that looked incredible. She made great suggestions and we all looked and felt beautiful without looking over the top. I cannot recommend her services enough!"


- Jaime Prichard


"Tess was amazingly incredible!! I couldn't have asked for a better make-up artist on my wedding day! From the time we did our trial to the day of the wedding, myself, my bridesmaids and Mom are all very impressed with her work and professionalism. We all wanted a natural look but elegant and Tess did it!! Everyone were more than pleased. She definitely exceeded our expectations! Thanks so much Tess for everything!"


- Mia C.


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