Valerie Vonprisk Makeup Artista | A Natural Beauty at The Marine Room

By, April 25, 2013

Julia and David held an intimate beachside wedding at The Marine Room in La Jolla. It was my pleasure to do makeup for Julia and her beautiful mother on Julia’s wedding day.


Julia is naturally gorgeous, and she has a positive light that shines from within. I wanted to keep her looking like herself, and to bring out her glow!


I made sure Julia’s brows looked symmetrical, and evened out her skin tone while keeping the eyeshadow soft and neutral.


I lined Julia’s lips with a nude lip pencil, and filled in the lip with a rose colored lipstick and gloss.


I also highlighted the high planes of her face with some of my favorite products, and brought some lotion to accentuate her athletic arms.


I brought the sexy factor up with a clean (waterproof) black line on Julia’s upper lash line. Natural false lashes made sure David would be swept away by Julia’s gaze all night.


Along with their guests, Julia and David enjoyed a gorgeous evening, which included incredible cuisine and genuine love.

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Julia and David look so happy in all of their photos. I am honored to have been a part of their awesome day!


Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: The Marine Room
Florist: Cherry Blossom Floral Designs
Bakery: Cups La Jolla
Hair Stylist: Mish Mucho
Wedding Dress: Tour of Elegance
Jeweler: Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique


Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding with Valerie Vonprisk Makeup Artista

By, January 07, 2013

I love making my brides look like they stepped off the page of a fashion magazine. With a background in editorial and fashion makeup artistry, I use careful makeup applications on my brides to give them ultimate confidence and style on the wedding day.

San Diego Wedding Makup Artist Valerie Vonprisk

My gorgeous bride, Erin, married her husband Jason at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn. For Erin’s makeup, she wanted a flawless but natural look on her big day.

San Diego Wedding Makup Artist Valerie Vonprisk

To complement the elegantly detailed bodice of Erin’s, dress and the pristine feel of the Rancho Bernardo Inn, we wanted her skin to stand out and glow.  We went for a smooth rosy cheek, and let her gorgeous brown eyes pop with a shimmery brown and cream lid. To complete her look, we accentuated her lips with a natural pink and a little gloss.

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Erin and Jason saw each other before the ceremony during a “first look” shoot. Jason was excited and stunned when he saw his beautiful bride to be.

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Erin’s classic updo and clean makeup balanced perfectly with her eclectic bouquet, modern satin belt, and couture dress.

San Diego Wedding Makup Artist Valerie Vonprisk

In addition to Erin’s makeup, I did the makeup for the seven girls in her bridal party. What a gorgeous group of brunettes!

San Diego Wedding Makup Artist Valerie Vonprisk

I love this shot of Erin serving us a modern “Marilyn Monroe.”

San Diego Wedding Makup Artist Valerie Vonprisk

Even towards the end of the night, Erin’s makeup held up perfectly, and she looked as beautiful as ever!

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Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk
Photography: True Photography
Linens and Rental: Classic Party Rentals
Bakery: Fab Cake
Florist: Flowers by Annette Gomez
Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Videographer: NR3
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn
Musician: Wayne Foster Entertainment


Smokey Eye Wedding Look with Keely Marie Makeup

By, December 20, 2012

My favorite part of working in the bridal industry is making brides feel more beautiful on their wedding day than they have ever felt before. There is nothing more amazing than to see a bride happy and joyful. That’s why I love doing what I do!

Recently, I was the makeup artist for Katie and Fred’s big day!  Initially, Katie, Fred and I met for a trial, to pin down the style that we’d use for the wedding. Fred, Katie’s sweet husband, wanted Katie to spice up her makeup and go glamorous. We were determined to find the perfect bridal look, taking Fred’s input into consideration, with a style that would “pop.”


Katie and Fred liked the smokey look with a light cheek and light lip.



Katie’s smokey bridal look was a great match for her sexy and sultry persona, which you can see here!


All eyes on Katie! She had show-stopping makeup that perfectly complemented her soft hair and elegant dress.


For my typical bridal services, I offer full airbrush makeup, lash application, tattoo covering, and airbrush tanning. I travel to every bride on her wedding day, and I can accommodate large bridal parties. If the bridal party is larger than 6 people, I bring an assistant to help get everybody ready on time.

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A bold lip and cheek with a bold eye can look too overdone. With a sultry and smokey eye, it is best to keep the cheeks and the lips more neutral, to keep focus on the eyes. Katie pulled off this smokey eye/natural face combo beautifully.

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Katie chose airbrush foundation for her wedding day, which kept her makeup flawless the entire day. She was sweat-proof, tear-proof and photography ready! It was a great choice for any bride!



This fun couple hosted their reception at the swanky Ultimate Skybox in downtown San Diego. Katie’s look transitioned beautifully into the night!

Airbrush Wedding Makeup in San Diego by Keely Marie

Airbrush Wedding Makeup in San Diego by Keely Marie

Airbrush Wedding Makeup in San Diego by Keely Marie

Most often, I do trials with brides prior to their wedding day. I recommend booking a trial at least 3-4 months before your big day. For my out of town brides, I make sure to clearly understand their bridal makeup vision so I can still achieve the perfect look! One tip: book as early as you can, as certain months tend to be busier than others!

Photographer: True Photography
Makeup: Keely Marie Makeup
Hair Stylist: Hyde-Edwards Salon
Florist: The Floral Department
Disc Jockey: DJ Rooster Entertainment
Church/Temple: The Immaculata
Caterer: Coast Catering
Venue: Ultimate Skybox

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