Jennifer Holmes, owner of Kiss & Makeup, specializes in makeup artistry for weddings, events, print, and commercial television. Having been established in the wedding and beauty industry for 19 years, Jennifer's use of both light and color express her distinct natural style.
Jennifer Holmes is the owner and principal makeup artist of Kiss & Makeup, Lake Tahoe’s premier makeup studio. Having been in the wedding and beauty industry for more than 19 years, Jennifer’s use of both light and color express her distinct natural style. Her philosophy is: “Makeup is not something to hide behind, but rather a tool to enhance your natural beauty.”
She has been called upon by top brands across the country to work on ad campaigns for print, television, magazine covers, and films. Jennifer is perhaps most proud of having enhanced the beauty of more than 700 brides at virtually every Lake Tahoe venue so they could shine on the most important day of their lives.
Jennifer’s sports celebrity clients include Olympians Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin, Jamie Anderson, and Julia Mancuso. She has also worked on NBC prime time commercials leading up to the Sochi Olympics, with Nike for Labron James’ debut in the NBA on NBC, and Shaun White for the “Shaun White: Russia Calling“ documentary. Other high profile events and clients include the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in South Lake Tahoe and the Martis Camp wedding of The Big Bang Theory's Janelle Marra.
Brands that have relied on Jennifer's artistry include: Oakley, Izod, Hotels.com, Ford, Jeep, California Tourism, Toys R Us, “Other Life” (Australian Sci Fi movie), and Filtrate Eyewear. In the wedding industry, her work has been featured in publications such as Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Destination Weddings, Your Wedding Day, Destination I Do, and Tahoe Quarterly.
Amazing & Professional
"Jen was so professional and helpful from the start. I knew I wanted to use her to do my makeup but she also helped me with some suggestions for people to do my hair. I really like when professionals give their recommendations for other vendors as they have worked with them before and know who is best. Jen really listened to what I wanted my makeup to look like and it turned out flawless! I got so many compliments on my makeup at my wedding. And she was amazing with my mom, MIL, matron of honor, and SIL. Everyone looked gorgeous but not overdone. Plus, Jen was so nice and easy to get along with too! Thank you Jen for everything!!"
– Alli, Bride, October 2018
The Best Makeup Artist in Tahoe - AMAZING!
"Jen was my absolute favorite vendor to work with for my wedding. After I did the trial, I knew Jen would do an amazing job and I had nothing to stress about. My makeup was FLAWLESS! Thank you Jen for making me feel beautiful!"
– Emily, Bride, September 2018
"Jen is hands down AMAZING! I've never been a fan of getting my makeup done since I'm so picky but with Jen I felt absolutely stunning. She matched my foundation perfectly, took into account how I wear my makeup on a normal day, and highlighted my features for photos. She did makeup for my wedding in Truckee for myself and 8 other people. Everyone walked away feeling absolutely beautiful and confident and you can definitely see the quality of her work in all of our photos from the day. She took the time to get to know me and was incredibly kind, responsive, and flexible throughout the whole process. I wish I could have her do my makeup for every single event. Highly recommend her! Thanks, Jen!"
- Alyssa, Bride, September 2018
"Jen was absolutely amazing! She listened, was flexible, and the make up really held! I was coming from the Bay Area, so Jen suggested a trial for my bridal make up the day before - perfect for my rehearsal dinner. The timing of the rehearsal was pushed up, and I later added additional people to the party. Jen accommodated us without hesitation. The make up was exactly what I wanted - lightweight but even lasted through a boat ride, sunshine, and dancing. My friends joked the next morning that I could caption a photo "I woke up like this" as the makeup was still flawless!"
- Angie, Bride, June 2018
Jennifer was absolutely amazing! She is so efficient with her time and does a great job with making sure the client is getting exactly what they want. She did an amazing job on my bridal makeup as well as my 8 bridesmaids and my mom! The makeup looked beautiful and felt very natural. I would highly recommend using Jennifer for wedding makeup!
- Heather, Bride, May 2018
Jennifer’s work has also been featured on top wedding sites including: Stylemepretty.com, Weddingchicks.com, Junebugweddings.com, Realweddingmag.com, Caratsandcake.com, Tahoeunveiled.com, Borrowedandblue.com and Ruffledblo.com.’ In addition, Tahoe Unveiled has recognized Jennifer’s work with several awards.