-- I first met Cynde in August 1999 and she introduced me to the world of makeup. Although I was young at the time, Cynde knew what was age
appropriate and gave me a look to reflect my age. As the years went on, Cynde did my makeup for my Bat Mitzvah, high school dances, prom, and when it came time to find a makeup artist for my wedding day, there was only one choice. Cynde did an impeccable job on myself as well as the entire wedding part and the pictures truly reflect her work. --
Rachel Wolf Deitrich
-- Cynde is the best! Not only is she a fabulous make-up artist, but she has such a positive and calming vibe. Cynde gives each client a unique look that is specific to them, so everyones looks beautiful yet different from one another. It is clear she cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to make sure they are 100% happy! --
Samantha Weiss Goldberg
-- Cynde did an amazing job for my big day! From the trial to the actual wedding, Cynde made me feel comfortable and confident. I felt so beautiful at my wedding and so did all my bridesmaides, thanks to Cynde and her talent. --
-- Cynde did the make-up for my sister's wedding a few years ago, and I knew then that I wanted to hire her for my own wedding. As soon as I got engaged I called Cynde to book her for my
wedding day and it was such a great decision. I did my make-up trial with Cynde a couple months before the wedding and it was a great experience. I described the type of look I wanted and what my dress looked like and she knew immediately what to do. Sure enough, she did an amazing job at both the trial and again for the wedding. She also did an incredible job for my bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law. Even though she spent hours doing make-up for 9 people, she never lost focus and did an incredible job on each person. She even came to the room where I was
waiting right before the wedding was about to start and touched up my make-up. Not only was the make-up great, but Cynde was extremely friendly and got along great with everyone.
I highly recommend her! --
-- Cynde Hoffman is an absolutely fantastic person! Aside from being a wonderful makeup artist, she is fun, calming (on a potentially stressful day), and nice and kind as can be. She made everyone feel comfortable with their requests. Cynde made us all look special, but still like ourselves. She also went the extra mile. We all got ready at a hotel the day of the wedding, went around the city for two hours, and then arrived at the wedding site, only to find Cynde
waiting there to retouch anyone who needed it! I’d recommend her for any event --
Stephanie Crane Marsh
-- There is one word to describe Cynde at her job:Outstanding! Cynde was the makeup artist for my bridesmaids and me for my wedding on October 18,2013. Although everyone was on edge,
especially me,she was calm,collective,and ready for the day.Cynde began everyone's makeup on time and had an array of makeup and supplies to make everyone beautiful. She was quite
professional and did an outstanding job on my makeup, which lasted all day and night may I add. Everyone looked flawless and to this day I still get compliments on how fabulous my makeup looked on my special day! Not only would I hire Cynde again for another event, but I would also reccomend her to all my friends!---
THIS BLUSHING BRIDE WAS ALL AGLOW
CYNDE HOFFMAN OF CYNDEHOFFMAN COSMETICS
--The most important day of my daughter's life was finally here. She had done all the usual pre-wedding pampering. Drinking plenty of H20, getting enough sleep, avoiding too much sun. She ate a healthy diet and she searched out just the right make-up artist who would fit the bill for helping to make Robin look her best during the entire wedding day and evening. That was a tall order. And Cyndee Hoffman of Cyndee Hoffman Cosmetics lived up to her reputation around the Chicago area as THE MASTER when it comes to Wedding Make-up consultants. After trials with two other consultants, we chose Cyndee hands down! Cyndee's experience has given her the knowledge and expertise not only in knowing which mascara is right for sensitive eyes or when it's humid in the summer months, but she knows how ro deal with potential skin disasters, how to keep make-up from "running" or looking "matted" after hours have passed since her creative and caring application.
Robin needed make-up that was "photo session appropriate" that still needed to look fresh at 3:00 PM without constant touch-ups well past the actual wedding ceremony. By 8:00 PM, the cocktail hour had barely begun. A full six hours later, the make-up that was stunning for the photo session was just as stunning during the candle-lit evening celebration. In addition to applying make-up on eight bridesmaids and two mothers, Cyndee did all the girls with no assistant present. We were assured that if any emergency occurred preventing Cyndee's presence the day of the wedding, she had qualified staff who would readily take her place. Our contract with Cyndee was clear, concise, and totally professional. Cyndee worked tirelessly and was on her feet literally all day long. Because Cyndee had done a consultation with Robin weeks before the wedding day, they were already comfortable working together. They had already selected which colors, foundation, and what type of look was best for Robin. Cyndee even had a picture of the wedding gown, earrings, and hairstyle Robin had chosen so she could create just the right effect Robin was hoping for in her make-up. What came through most of all though, was that Robin truly looked "her very best self." She did not lose her natural self. I attribute this not only to Cyndee's careful eye when she applies make-up, but also to her own superior line of products. She had a small array of various products just to cover breakouts or nervous rashes, which Robin luckily did not need. But Cyndee was well prepared, bringing all the makeup Robin had chosen in the consultation and even more just to be on the safe side.Cyndee not only created luscious lips, but also wow brows. She accentuated Robin's best features. She helped Robin to look and feel like a very special version of her best self. Cyndee allowed and enhanced Robin's glowing happiness. That is what came through, rather than a face full of make-up that "entered the room" before the bride even took her "big step" into married life.
Thank you Cyndee from the bottom of our hearts.--
-- I am honored to write a testimonial for you because I just adore you and think your work is amazing.
Cindy of Cindy's cosmetics has been doing my makeup since I was 12 years old. I am now 34 years old and still trust her and her products. I live in the city and travel back to the suburbs just to see Cindy and buy her products. Cindy helped me with my makeup for my Bat-Mitzvah, for Prom, and then for my most important day- my wedding. Cindy did the makeup for my entire bridal party and everyone looked beautiful. Cindy is the only person I would trust on that day. She listens to what you want and what feels comfortable while still adding in her expertise. She has a way with makeup that makes the person feel their very best, yet still look like themselves. I have recommended her to several people who also used her for their wedding. They also could not stop raving about how everyone on their wedding looked. Cindy is talented and just makes you feel special. She is an incredible person on top of being a fantastic makeup artist. She genuinely cares about her customers and wants them to be happy and feel good about how they look. I will continue to buy her cosmtics and use Cindy for every special occasion I have. I could not imagine using anyone else.
Lots of love,
-Nikki LeVine Velcich
-- I was so fortunate to have Cynde as a part of our wedding day. Everyone looked so beautiful- from my 13 year old sister to my 85 year old grandmother-thanks to Cynde's amazing work. Not only did everyone look wonderful, but Cynde made sure everyone was comfortable with the amount and style of the makeup she applied. Cynde and her assiatants are professional and personable. They are not affected at all by "wedding day chaos" and are ready to work in any situation. Cynde is truly a gem and any bride would be fortunate to have her as a part of her special day.
-- “Cynde did make-up for my wedding a few months ago and she did the most incredible job! My wedding party could not have been happier and she made my face look flawless. At my trial before the wedding, she really got a feel for exactly what I wanted on my big day. Cynde had used products from her own cosmetic line that were so popular with my group of girls! A few of my bridesmaids and my sister ordered their favorite products after the wedding. I love the lip gloss and the mascara and have used it ever since!
Cynde really catered to what each person was looking for and made everyone (including myself) feel so comfortable. My wedding party, family and I could not have been happier! Will definitely be coming in to see her again soon.”
-- “You were absolutely amazing on our wedding day and throughout the wedding process. Thank you for be available, and flexible with the busy wedding-planning schedule. Myself, and all the bridesmaids, LOVED their makeup for the day-- never needed a single touch-up! I'm so lucky you were recommended to me-- and know that I'll continue to recommend your name to anyone in search of a fabulous make-up artist. We will definitely be in contact since I have two additional sisters who still need to walk down the aisle.”
- Suzie Carroll
-- "I loved working with Cynde! She was very professional throughout the entire process, and made the day-of a breeze. She arrived early with one assistant and they contributed to the fun of getting ready. In addition to my makeup, they did MOB, MOG, and 5 bridesmaids in a few hours.
I do not wear a lot of makeup on a day-to-day basis and was concerned that my makeup artist would not be able to capture the "better version of myself" look I was going for- insert Cynde. During the trial she listened to what I wanted and tried both airbrushing and traditional makeup techniques. I ended up going with traditional, but a couple of my bridesmaids used airbrush application. We all looked flawless (if I do say so myself)!
Wedding planning is stressful, so it's important to be able to find vendors you trust. I put full faith in Cynde and she delivered!"
I know it's kind of long, so feel free to pair down what I've written. Looking forward to seeing you soon and under better circumstances.
To all of my engaged friends, I give out my list of vendors which includes you. Hopefully it will drum up some business :)”
--Cynde and her assistant did an amazing job for my wedding day makeup as well as my entire bridal party's! Cynde did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, and after that I knew there was no one else I wanted doing makeup for me at my own wedding! Apart from being absolutely lovely to work with, Cynde is talented and accommodating. I didn't want to look too made-up or unlike myself, and she was able to make me look natural but elegant for the special day! Cynde also did my makeup for the rehearsal dinner, which was much more dramatic and was also fantastic! Whatever style or look you are going for, Cynde is an expert. I can't recommend working with her enough! Thank you, Cynde!
--“I want to say thank you again for everything you did for me on Saturday. I couldn't have been happier with my makeup. It lasted the ENTIRE night and I got soooo many compliments. You are amazing.
Thank you for hanging around and checking on me all the way up until the wedding started. I can't wait to come see you again soon.
--“My wedding was on February 1st, 2014 - it was a snowy morning and traffic was horrible, but Cynde and her assistant were on time and ready to go!
I generally don't like makeup and usually don't wear any, but Cynde used just the right amount and made me feel naturally beautiful! I felt like a super model for the day! Everybody loved the way I looked, and I owe much of that to Cynde! She also did a great job with all of my bridesmaids, my mom, my mother-in-law, and my grandparents.
Not only is Cynde good at what she does, but she also has an amazing personality. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a fantastic makeup artist!
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--“Cynde brings such a unique perspective to beauty. She is so positive and always eager to help each person that walks through the door. The best thing about her artistry is that she tailors the experience to each individual. She finds what works best for your face and truly helps her customers feel beautiful! Some of my favorites from her are her illuminator, bronzer in Congo and eye shadow in Biscotti. Perfect blend of quality with affordability. MUST TRY!”
--“Cynde is the best makeup artist!!!! She made me look and feel amazing on my special day!!!”
--Talia Jossel Levin
--“Cynde is simply the best!!! She is without a doubt the most talented makeup artist around. Cynde has done my makeup at several friends weddings, as well as for my own engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and wedding. My friends and family all loved their makeup, and I never felt more beautiful than at my wedding thanks to Cynde! Cynde is so professional, sweet, and easy to work with! You will be nothing but happy with how you look on your special day!”
--“Cynde is the best make up artist and has a great personality to go with it! Thank you Cynde for always going above and beyond!”
--Gina Covello Gadini
--“Cynde was one of my first phone calls after I got engaged. I couldn't have imagined her not doing my makeup or not being there on my wedding day. She is the sweetest person too. I would highly recommend her to anyone!”
--“There was no one else I could imagine doing my makeup on my wedding day! Cynde is naturally gifted at making all women look and feel beautiful. An amazing makeup artist and amazing person, I love her dearly! If you want to feel gorgeous on your wedding day, book Cynde!”
--“Cynde is a true artist and professional. Not only will she make you look even more beautiful than you already are, but you will have the best time with her while you get beautified. She knows how to get you camera ready for your wedding or special events.”
--“Having worked with Cynde at many of my major life events I can say she is absolutely fantastic. I wouldn't trust anyone else.”
--“Cynde is incredible! She is so talented, genuine, and patient. Cynde is truly the world's greatest!”
--“Cynde and her team are so talented and passionate about what they do. They make you feel beautiful and excited about how you look. They always listen to what I want and make me feel amazing. Cynde's products are also great and they stay on all day! (Hint: the foundations and tinted moisturizers are phenomenal!)”
--“Cynde did my makeup for my wedding in Oct and I could not have been more pleased with her and her team. All my bridesmaids and myself could not have been more happy with our makeup. She is beyond sweet and nurturing, and pretty much subbed in as therapist throughout the day, as the events leading up became more stressful for me.
She really listens and applies makeup flawlessly. My favorite part was her lashes, not the strips, the individual kind. They look AMAZING! And so natural.
Cynde always makes sure you feel comfortable, and has really become more like a member of the family!.We treasure her dearly! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. DM me if you have any questions, or concerns. I completely trust Cynde, and I don't trust anybody. Give her a shot! You will not regret it!”
--“Quite simply...there is no one better than Cynde!! Cynde has been doing my makeup for over 20 years!! She was the first person I called when starting to plan my wedding. I would have changed my date for her!!”
--“Excellent products and very talented! I highly recommend Cynde Cosmetics.”
--“As a customer for over 20 years, I trust in the Cynde Cosmetics brand and always look forward to seeing what new and healthy products she has to offer us! Cynde's enthusiasm is completely contagious and I always feel fabulous after sitting in her chair! I absolutely love her!!!”
--“Amazing work. Very talented. I used to never wear make up ever. She made us all look beautiful for my sisters wedding and i was in complete awe on how efficient she is and how wonderful she made everyone up to be. I cannot say enough good things. Flattered everyones different looks”
--“I know that I will always look great after Cynde takes the time to personally show me not only which makeup I should wear but how to apply her cosmetics. My look is flawless and so natural.
I recommend Cynde Cosmetics for your beauty needs”
--“Cynde and her staff are extremely talented. Cynde has been a part of all our milestone events from my wedding to my daughter's Bat Mitzvah and everything in between. Thanks to her we have beautiful pictures. We also use all of her cosmetic products. We would not go to anyone else.”
--“Cynde is very talented! She's very sweet and patient at the same time, she would explain exactly what she's doing to you and would tell you how to do it yourself at home! She knows how to make you look very natural with makeup!”