Makeup by Kendrick | Vendor Feature



This week we want to take the opportunity to feature one of our favorite makeup artists, Kendrick Simpson. She’s one of the industry leaders and a true professional. We hope you enjoy the interview we did with her. Check out her radio show Haute Sauce airing on Sundays at 5 pm on AM990, FM107.9, and streaming live on You can also email Kendrick at

“My look is classic, timeless, and sophisticated. I don’t do trends. It’s what sets me apart. In 25 years, when you look at your photos with your daughter, you’ll love it just as much as you did on your wedding day. It’s my signature, and I’m proud of it.” – Kendrick

“One of the things I love most is seeing the transformation take place and how good it makes people feel. I’ve had clients actually cry after they see themselves in the mirror. They were maybe not feeling confident or having a bad day, and they end up looking and feeling great. It is so rewarding.” – Kendrick

My makeup artist, Kendrick Simpson, saved the day when we had a cancellation at the eleventh hour. She did the greatest job and made me feel beautiful but still like myself.” – Garland

“I love the conversation that takes place while I’m doing other’s makeup. My clients end up telling me all kinds of things. It’s mostly light-hearted and funny, but some really open up and tell me personal things. I’m super open-minded and easy to talk to, and I think my clients feel safe with me.” – Kendrick

“My favorite service offering is coming to your home to get you ready for your event. Not only do I do the makeup, but I’ll style the entire outfit. I love to help my clients think out of the box just a little when it comes to clothes and accessories. I try to add a little something unexpected.” – Kendrick

“I’ve been doing wedding makeup for 15 years. I come from a creative and artistic family, and I’d always been good at makeup, but I was a real tomboy as a kid. I never played makeup with friends. I ended up getting a job at Goldsmiths, they put me in the cosmetics department, and my talent grew. I was asked to do one wedding, and it just took off from there. It was meant to be.” – Kendrick

“In my off-time, I love to travel. I love to read. My boyfriend and l love to work in our yard with all our flower pots, herbs, and a small garden. I love going to plays, concerts, and I love nice dinners and good wine with my friends. I love being with my dogs, and I love bedtime, sleep is the best!” – Kendrick

“I’ve always wanted to do my own radio show, so I asked my friend Matt Gossett to be my co-host, and Haute Sauce was born! We’re pretty funny and play-off each other well. We’re also informative and have interesting guests on. We’re in the middle of reformatting our radio show into a podcast so we can go live whenever and wherever in the city. My next step (besides growing my makeup business) is to become a red carpet commentator of sorts or an MC for events. Public speaking comes easy for me, and I’m not afraid to do fun and crazy things. I like to keep the party going.” – Kendrick

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