Elizabeth W. 5/08/16 Graduation Catherine was excellent in her work,,and the makeup lasted the whole day. We looked fabulous and all the girls were happy with the results, despite being made up at 4am! Cheers Catherine!
Georgina D.4/13/16 She was awesome! Very Professional and on time!She knows the industry and was very knowledgeable in my photoshoot! Highly recommended!
Lisa P. 3/19/1 Very professional,great selection of makeup,knowledgable and experienced.I will definitely use Catherine Again!
Edie H. 2/21/16 Catherine is a true professional.Awesome work.Thank you so much for your help.Also,a nIce,personable lady.
Adrianna R. Bride 2/23/16 Very professional and punctual. Rapidly responded to my messages. As far as makeup, it lasted for hours and ended up looking great in pictures. Very happy with her work!
Jennifer I. Bride 12/7/15 After searching for a makeup artist for my wedding I finally found Catherine Raffaele on Thumbtack. She was very quick to respond to my request for a makeup artist and very personable. After getting information and messaging on Thumbtack she gave me a call. Catherine is very flexible, which is amazing considering how crazy it can be with wedding planning. Her prices are reasonable and she really listens to what you want for your special day. She also makes you feel comfortable during the whole process and is very easy to have conversation with. She came to my house to do a makeup trial to make sure everything was just perfect for the big day. She listened to what I wanted and took her time making sure things were just how I wanted them. She is truly talented and made me look a feel great! On our wedding day, Catherine came to the wedding venue and did my makeup, 4 bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom’s makeup. She made everyone look great! All of the ladies loved their makeup and it stayed on for the entire event (Some girls had their makeup done as early as 8:30am and it was still looking great at 11pm!). After Catherine made all of the other ladies took amazing, she took her time with my makeup and make it look even better than during the trial! I couldn't be happier with how I looked! If you are looking someone to make you look great for any special event Catherine Raffaele is the lady for you!
Miriah, Bride 5/2015 I highly recommend Catherine for makeup services. She did my makeup for my wedding and I never felt so beautiful. She was well prepared and touched base with me before the big day so she could get an idea of what I wanted. I had never had my makeup done before, but she helped me with recommendations and she made the process very enjoyable. I have already referred her to a friend who will be using her in her wedding!
Katie Rose , Bride 2015 Perfect wedding make up. Catherine is a professional in every way. She came to my house for a make up trial where we worked out generally what I wanted, very natural, but would stand up to 12 hours of an our door afternoon to evening wedding. The trial took about an hour. The day of the event, she arrive 15 minutes early, and set up in a bright corner out of the way of the main bridal activity. It took about an hour, during which she chatted amiably while applying make up. The finished product? Amazing. Everyone was very impressed, even my husband, who would prefer I not wear make up at all. Bottom line, I was not sure about paying someone to do my make up, but I was so glad I did. Catherine did an incredible job and was worth every penny. I highly recommend her!
Founder/CEO/CCO at Mangoseed.TV & Mangoseed Productions, Host of The Antoy Show. Actress in Film, TV & Commercials.
Catherine Rose Raffaele worked with us at Mangoseed Productions and on The Antoy Show and is one of the best makeup artists we've had the pleasure of working with. She is extremely talented on all types of makeup styles and looks for any type of photo, film, video or web production or even just for regular or special occasions. She is fast, clean, neat, highly efficient and is a extreme professional. She is an expert on all things beauty. Having Catherine Rose do your makeup is like getting a gentle facial massage and makeover. She works well with a team and can also manage a team. She is very flexible and will always pitch in to help other members of the crew once she has completed her tasks. She has a positive personality and is a pleasure to work with. Even though she was usually hired to do makeup she was always willing to assist the hairstylist who needed it with doing hair as well. You will be so glad you gave her a call to facilitate all your makeup needs. Go ahead call her today and enjoy your gentle facial massage while getting some incredible makeup done!
President and lead designer of Caroline Burke Interior Designs ,Inc. I highly recommend Catherine for all your makeup needs. I have hired Catherine numerous times over the last 10 years to do my makeup. She has done my makeup for promotional videos, head-shots ,for magazine articles, press releases and even my own wedding!!! Catherine is an excellent makeup artist and she is a pleasure to work with. 5 stars!!!
""Catherine and I were colleagues and worked together in NYC as HMUA for Universal and Warner Bros on their Film Junkets'. .Catherine was always punctual, professional and has an ease about her that always made the actor or client feel they were in good hands"" .
“Catherine did my makeup for my wedding and also for my daughters prom.She was very professional,her kit and brushes were spotless,and she has a great attitude.I have recommended her to my friends ,she is a wonderful make up artist.”
Joshua Arron,lead singer “Stealing Heather” Band:
“Catherine worked as the makeup artist on the music video”Can’t See You”,and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to have her.She was always on time and on her game,making us all look amazing!”
Jerry Schuster: Artist
“It's very simple! Catherine knows exactly what is needed for any situation, does it perfectly, and is enjoyable to have around. She helped me get properly made up for a video training class that I conducted. I looked better than ever onscreen. She also did my daughter's wedding. . .a very different lighting scenario. . .and the bride and maids looked fantastic. I surely could not ask for more.”
Michael Keller Photography:
“Catherine is a highly professional makeup artist and one of the best makeup artists I’ve ever worked with.She is great with clients.I’ve been in the business for over 30 years and compared to all other makeup artists I’ve worked with ,her talent is outstanding.”
Ed Taylor Photography, :
“For as long as I can remember,Catherine has been my go to gal for hair and makeup.Always cheerful and ever calm under pressure,she helped make every shoot a positive experience for subject,client, crew and photographer.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Catherine for 15 years,She was always personable on the set,she consistently exceeded my expectations on every shoot.While rarely needing direction past my original brief,she always dealt with the occasional client request with grace and expediency.I heartily recommend Catherine,she is a true professional.”
Michael Krasowitz Photography:
“For many years I photographed commercial lifestyle images and Catherine was the only makeup artist I would use.She is excellent and professional and a amazing person to work with.Her work is impeccable.”
Kent Squires Photography:
“I met Catherine Rose when she was in New York City and we worked together on many assignments from various modeling and commercial agencies.Catherine was always on time,prepared and consistent in delivering high quality production value to all our projects.I highly recommend Catherine Rose for your makeup application or consultation…you won’t be disappointed.”
Bill Lee Lanndis,Actor
“I have known and have worked with Catherine here in Manhattan on many different types of jobs over the years and she is a extremely talented make up artist.She is a dedicated professional and she is quite loyal and a team player.She is very sweet,kind and giving to others and we just think the world of her work…super FAB…xoxo
“Catherine is by far the most professional makeup artist I have worked with.She loves her work and always brings a bright smile to her craft.”