Hi and thanks for stopping by my website! My name is Suzanne Eden and I’m very happy you've landed here. I’ll try to give you a sense of my approach to makeup and client servicing, and hope to hear from you with any questions or feedback!
Here goes: I’m a Maryland native – born and raised in Montgomery County about 30 minutes outside of DC. As a child, I loved watching my mom get ready and now, in her 60’s, I still think she’s the most beautiful woman I've ever met. I spent a lot of time putting on her makeup and playing ‘dress up’ but mostly enjoyed dressing-up my face. I left the DC area after high school to study Early Childhood Education at East Carolina University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2004. Shortly after, I returned home to teach and spent the next 8 years in the classroom. I loved teaching but longed to pursue a dream I’d had since I was a little girl – makeup! I made the decision in 2009 to explore this dream. I didn't have any formal training, didn't have a business background, or a list of clients to tap into. I did have a knack for makeup, a passion for making people beautiful, and a strong desire to turn my dreams into reality. I started dabbling with friends and family, like most entrepreneurs and the referrals kept steadily coming in, so in 2012, I took a leap of faith and made the decision to quit my stable teaching career and reach for my dreams. I've had the pleasure to work with hundreds of brides-to-be, major TV networks, dozens of DC’s powerful ladies & gentlemen to include senators, lawyers, ad execs, CEO's, CFO's, and mothers-to-be. My philosophy is simple – make every single client feel relaxed and feel their best. I feel like if I do that, my clients will refer me to their friends and family. So far, I've built my business solely on referrals and I look forward to seeing where else my entrepreneurial venture takes me.
I invite you to join me on this journey and stay connected with me. I want to pioneer on this ride with you as my passenger! They call DC the “Hollywood for the Ugly” and I’m determined to turn that around. You can help me do that! Have a look at my testimonials, portfolio, services, blog and don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly with any inquires!
“Skeptical about professional make-up application, I’ve always had visions of having my make-up done in 10th grade at the mall and it wasn’t pretty. I looked like a cross between a hooker and clown. Since then, I’ve become quite good at doing my own make-up and have never felt a need to seek out professional help. However, after my first experience with the Make-Up Chic, my view on professional make-up application changed – and so did my world. First, the Make-Up Chic arrived in my home and was pleasant and very friendly. She was perceptive to recognize I was stressed and still in the process of curling my hair, so she worked very quickly. Her brushes were newly cleaned and her products were top quality. She made me feel incredibly comfortable and asked about my dress color and the event to determine which colors to use on me. By the time I left the house, I felt more beautiful than I have in a very very long time. She transformed my stressed and tired skin into something bright, light and ready for the night. I received compliments all evening (many from professional contacts that I see on a regular basis) and will definitely be booking the Make-Up Chic for other galas and events down the road." Ashley (Socialite)
“Thank you so much for your handiwork on Saturday. You were so helpful and professional. I am sure everyone felt more confident about the day because of how you made them feel and look. Your skills are terrific. You should have heard the gasps as Melissa started her walk down the aisle!”
Jo Ann L. (Mother of Bride)
“Sonia (hair) and Suzanne (makeup) were both amazing. The trial we did was great, and what they did on the day of the wedding was even better! Everyone raved about my hair and makeup. It was so nice to have them come to my hotel so there was no stress, and they were really fun! I liked the powder and lipstick for touch ups, I still use them. They also did hair and makeup for the “moms” which turned out great. I can’t say thank you enough!” Jamie S. (Bride testimonial Courtesy of Wedding Wire)
“Dearest Suzanne… Just wanted to send you a final THANK YOU for helping me pull together my “wedding look”- I was so HAPPY with the way it all came together! You did a fabulous job of reading me and interpreting my style… several close friends told me I looked like me, but “at my best”- one of the best compliments for a bride, and I give you credit for making that happen!” Maggie M. (Bride)
“Suzanne- Holy cow- I don’t know what you did to my face on Saturday but I don’t think I even needed touch up with powder until 11 hours later! Thanks for being such a great presence on Saturday and making Sunny and I look and feel gorgeous- you totally have a gift- with people and makeup! Let me know where best to shout your praises to get you oodles of referrals and world make up domination! You rule!!” Erica W. (Bride) & Sunny (MOH)
“Suzanne did the most amazing job doing makeup for my daughter and me for my daughter’s bat mitzvah. She was flexible, prompt and efficient and most of all, Suzanne is a true artist because she was able to make us both glow – and look great for photos – without looking like we had too much makeup on. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful my daughter looked, and I know it was because of the makeup, even though nobody could tell that was why! Wishing you much success with your business and all the best for your upcoming wedding.” Justine & Audra (Mother & Daughter)
“Suzanne did not only my, but many of my bridesmaids, mother, and sister’s (MOH) make up. She was absolutely FANTASTIC!! She was incredibly professional, honest, and really just so fantastically talented. Right from the trial (which we did in my own kitchen, which was so fun), I knew that she was amazing. I often feel like people look so overdone when they have their makeup done, but despite the fact that I probably had more makeup on my face than I ever had, it looked so natural and flawless. And it didn’t budge the whole night. I would highly recommend Suzanne and I cannot wait to have another excuse to use her again.” Erica M. (Bride testimonial Courtesy of Wedding Wire)