Here is what some of Marta's clients are saying about her work:

My makeup lesson with Marta was exactly what I needed to establish a daily, comprehensive skin care and makeup routine. Over the course of two hours in Marta's beautiful home, she taught me everything from skin protection to makeup application techniques specific to my skin type and active lifestyle. While I thought I knew a lot about makeup, I still went home armed with lots of notes and specific products to complete my look! Now that I am confident I know what I'm doing, I LOVE putting on my face each morning, and Marta also taught me how to take my natural daytime look to a more dramatic night time look.

Marta also did my portrait makeup for my senior portrait this past fall. Again, Marta's enthusiasm and knowledge made the experience a very positive one. I told Marta the look I wanted for the portrait and she made it happen! Airbrushing and shadowing made for a natural even base, while dark eyes and bright lips added a dramatic element. I am so pleased with how my portrait came out and look forward to getting my Prom makeup done by Marta! I have really enjoyed working with Marta and feel that no matter your prior makeup experience you will come away with new knowledge and tricks to create beautiful looks for everyday or any special occasion!

– Olivia, Great Falls, VA

Marta is a very talented and professional makeup artist. She is such a pleasure to be around and has a calming spirit about her. Marta did a spectacular job on my wedding day makeup, melting all my stress away. She even did a pre-wedding trial session weeks before my big event, so I would feel comfortable. I can't say enough about her abilities, my makeup was beautifully done, looked 100% natural, but still had tremendous staying power. It held up to 90 degree daytime heat and still looked beautiful later that evening as we danced the night away. It looked great in all my wedding pictures as well.

– Nicole, Falls Church, VA

I had the pleasure of experiencing Marta's professional makeup services for my wedding day. Marta made me so comfortable and made my makeup look fantastic for my special day! I admit... I had the usual reservations about using a makeup artist the day of but Marta was so easy to talk to and calming and knew just what I wanted! She listened to me and delivered glamorous but natural results. Her friendly manner is a bonus to her expertise and experience! I would highly recommend Marta for anyone looking for a fresh and glowing appearance!

– Christina F, San Diego, CA

I met Marta over 10 years ago & ever since then she has been doing my makeup for weddings & different events. She does such a fantastic job! I have referred my family & friends to her. She's very professional, meticulous & knowledgeable about her work. When the time came to do a photo shoot with my patients to show off their beautiful smiles, I knew Marta was the perfect person to do their makeup. All the patients loved her and had a great time! We always get compliments on how great everyone looks in the pictures and what a phenomenal job Marta did.

– Dr. V, Washington, DC

Marta is an exceptional make-up artist. We have used her for multiple events, including weddings, and she has yet to disappoint. She is professional, timely, energetic, and extremely passionate about her work. She continuously strives to create the best outcome for each of her participants. There is never a doubt in our mind that when we hire Marta we are getting the best of the best. She has not only become our go-to make-up artist, but one of our closest family friends. As make-up artists in the metropolitan DC area go, Marta Bota is one of a kind. We highly recommend her to all of our family and friends and will continue to use her for all of our make-up needs!

– Kim DiCosmo, Ashley Andreotta and Valerie Andreotta

Marta was my makeup artist for my junior prom and my homecoming dances throughout high school. I love her makeup style. It looks natural but perfect for a party or special occasion!

– Christina K, Washington, DC

Marta is extremely professional and great to work with! We wanted a makeup lesson to learn the best way possible in how to apply make up, making it look flawless and professional. We had such a great time and also gained a lot of knowledge. Definitely would recommend!

– Kathy and Mimi, Washington, DC

Marta did the makeup for my daughter for her first Homecoming dance. She did a stunning job of enhancing her beautiful features! I was so thrilled to watch the transformation take place! She looked like a princess going to her first ball. She looked amazing and was so happy with the reaction of her friends and neighbors. The pictures turned out so beautiful!

– Abbe, Potomac Falls, VA

Marta is the quintessential makeup artist - of course she can bring out the best in women, but the effects on men - minimizing dark circles, discolored skin, uneven skin tone, for instance - are also amazing. What sets her work apart is this: you can't see any makeup, but you've never looked better! Better yet - she can teach you how to do it yourself and recreate the look. And while she works with a lot of high-profile clients, everyone she works with gets the royal treatment. Unexpected plus: you feel completely relaxed when she's done - great for me, since I refer my headshot clients to her. Plus, she's fun! A lot of fun to work with!

– Karen Long Capturing your Authentic Brand & Showing You at Your Best! | Headshot Guru

If you are interested in contacting me for any of my services and rates please email me at mbfacedesign@yahoo.com

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