Kim first became interested in makeup from a desire to learn how to properly apply her own but was continually disappointed by the styles and techniques demonstrated on her own face. You’ve heard “If you want something done right, then you do it yourself” right? Well after visiting various makeup counters and brands she decided to take matters into her own hands. Necessity and frustration prompted her to take a class which featured professional bridal makeup application. From there, her fascination with makeup and skincare grew. Who knew that those interests would actually be channeled into a career!
Kim’s most significant areas of frustration with the techniques were that they did not seem to take into consideration her unique eye shape (asian monolid) or skin tone. The makeup often tended to look and feel heavy-handed. Often these techniques resulted in her thinking she just had on too much product and didn’t look or feel like herself. And thus was born the mission of About Face Makeup Artistry. Her goal is to is to create a more polished version of women with makeup that looks and feels wearable. Kim sought colors and techniques that were appropriate for her skin tone and complexion. Her goals to enhance, not obscure a woman’s natural features.
Over time, Kim has developed her own signature style of artistry that she translates in a unique way to each of her clients. She uses her painterly technique to ensure that your features are beautifully enhanced and occasion appropriate.
Kim Trotto is a professional make artist and licensed master esthetician located in Seaford VA, who serves the state of Virginia and destination weddings. She specializes in bridal, beauty, and editorial makeup, as well as special occasion and high definition camera-ready looks. She has a diverse portfolio which displays her range of expertise with clients of all ages, ethnicities, complexions, and genders.
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I absolutely loved working with Kim! I had very little experience with makeup and she made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process which would have otherwise been quite stressful. She went above and beyond every step of the way and even provided me with some general skin care tips that have changed my daily routine and made my skin look and feel healthier. She did a beautiful job on both my makeup and my bridesmaids'. I couldn't have asked for a better makeup artist for my special day. Not only was Kim professional, organized, and timely with all her communications, but an absolute joy to work with. She is so kind and funny and we all had a great time working with her. I would highly recommend her for any special celebration and have already recommended her to several of my close friends!
Kim made my daughter feel special with small touches and strict attention to her requests. She was patient and thorough, providing details about the products and application styles. I loved the final look with my daughter having a softer appearance, but more importantly my daughter was impressed with the final results the slight color corrections and complimentary applications made. Kim gave her a tutorial and, again, overall made her feel special and she left lovely and enthusiastic to mimic what she learned. Thank you, Kim!
Working with Kim and her assistant was by far the best experience I could have asked for! From beginning to end Kim was super responsive, helpful, flexible, and together with her assistant made my entire bridal party look amazing! They really take their time to make sure everyone is looks and feels beautiful! They were truly a blessing to work with and I can’t wait to work with Kim for other things in the future!