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Annie, Lutsen, MN:

"Derick is amazing. Simple as that. He did the makeup for my wedding day and I honestly could not have been happier! He knew exactly what I wanted and completely followed through with what I had envisioned and despite the heat and the sun my makeup stayed on throughout the entire day! I felt absolutely gorgeous and got numerous compliments! I would highly highly recommend Derick, he is extremely talented and clearly has a passion for what he does and it shows! It was an absolute pleasure working with him!!"

Daisy, Duluth, MN:

“I owe Derick for making my wedding day look everything I could ask for and more. On short notice, he was able to meet when it was convenient for me for my consultation and on my wedding day at the perfect time. I was receiving compliments throughout the entire day and evening on my make-up and could not have been more pleased. After describing the look I desired, Derick knew exactly what he would do and he created my desired look perfectly. Before my wedding I was having nightmares like many brides-to-be about my make-up. Derick specializes in make-up application, whereas many hair salons may have done a nice job with my make-up, I wanted to be sure I was having a specialist do my make-up rather than an add-on to my beauty services. Once I booked my appointment with Derick, I knew I was in good hands and my wedding day make-up nightmares went away! He truly is the best in the area.”

Three Irish Girls, Duluth, MN:

"I am a professional photographer, and have worked with Derick Cich dozens of times. I don't hesitate to recommend him -- his work is consistently excellent. He communicates quickly, he arrives on time, he has top quality professional gear, and most importantly, he makes people look like the best possible versions of themselves. He knows all the tricks and products for getting your makeup to stay all day, so you never stop looking gorgeous. Call him before your day is booked -- absolutely worth it!"

How Sweet It Is Cakes, Duluth, MN:

"Amazing work! Best makeup artist you'll find!"

Mollie, Duluth, MN:

"Without Derick being there to do my makeup for my wedding it would have turned out competely different. He's super easy to work with, not to mention he has amazing makeup skills. I would recommend him to anyone that needs their makeup done!"

Toni, Two Harbors, MN:

"Derick did my make up for my wedding this past weekend and I had never felt more beautiful when he was done!! I was initially going to do my own because I feel pretty confident in my own skills but when my mother-in-law told me her hair stylist recommened someone I thought "why not?" Well Derick did not disappoint. He was so precise and took his time and made me feel amazing! It really ended up being just what I needed. I didn't have to be stressed about making myself look perfect because I had someone else to do it for me! Your wedding day is the one day that you shouldn't have to do anything yourself! My make up was flawless the entire day and night with very little touching up needed!! I would hire Derick again in a minute =)"

Randi, Duluth, MN:

"I booked with Derick just two mere weeks before my wedding and it is one of the best decisions of our wedding! Being an 'out of town' bride, Derick was super easy to communicate with and flexible to our crazy weekend schedule. On site Derick was a dream!! He was amazing, understanding, professional, organized, punctual and just real! The whole experience was fun, laid back and the results were an AWESOME flawless complexion! I have never felt more confident in front of the camera as I did that day. A bonus was the makeup stayed beautiful for more then 6 hours of dancing and laughing! Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough for being a part of our special day!!"

Sandi, Minneapolis, MN:

"I've never seen my eyes look so hazel in my life. The proof is in the pictures, Derick is amazing at what he does!"

Pish Posh Styling:

"I am a huge fan of Derick Cich's Makeup Artistry! I had the fantastic opportunity to work with Derick on a shoot this summer. Derick has a gentle, laid back approach but his hands pack a creative punch! I couldn't resist hanging out and watching him work and in that few moments I gained some awesome makeup application tips which I use every time I do my own makeup. He is fantastic at his job and is a wonderful human being to boot! Grab him while you can!!!"

Chantele, Duluth, MN:

"On such short notice Derick was very accommodating! I was lucky that he was available for my wedding day!Derick was organized, professional and thorough before hand and offered helpful ideas on how I could help him pack his supplies since there was no time to do a consultation.Upon arrival, Derick was friendly and right away I knew that I was in great hands! The end result was flawless, he knew right away what I would like by accepting my inputs. Derick is fun to work with! I will definitely suggest him to everyone. He is very talented! I am so happy that he was apart of my special day!"

Kristen, Duluth, MN:

"Not every bride is 25 or 30 but every bride wants to feel beautiful on that special day. That's exactly how Derick made me look and feel! I'm not one to wear a lot of makeup but knew this occasion called for a professional and I'm so glad I made that choice. Having Derick do our makeup had two huge benefits - he made us look amazing AND having him there allowed me to sit and relax right before the ceremony and focus on what's most important and not spend that time running around like a crazy person!Derick is very punctual, professional and gifted. He was able to apply bridal makeup the way I wanted it and also please my teenage daughter with her makeup application - no small feat! The complimentary pre-wedding consultation let's you see exactly how you will look as you walk down the aisle in advance and is a real perk.I highly recommend Derick for your special event - you will not be disappointed!"

Morgan, Duluth, MN:

"By far the best makeup artistry that I have ever experienced as a model. The quality of the work was phenomenal! I felt so relaxed and well taken care of. I felt that I was in good hands. I didn't worry that i was going to come out looking like a clown. And I was so happy about the finished product! It was absolutely beautiful. I felt just stunning, and I looked it too!"

Amy, Duluth, MN:

"Derick is, hands down, the most fabulous makeup artist out there. I had my makeup done for my wedding and I am still receiving compliments! I was astonished to see that after 9 hours my makeup still looked flawless (even after being out in 90 degree direct sunlight for the ceremony and pictures)! I would highly recommend him for any occasion. He will give you the perfect look! He is very nice to work with and will make sure you get exactly what you asked for"

Stacie, Duluth, MN:

"As a former pageant girl, who has had her make up done by multiple professional make up artists, I can honestly say Derick is one of the best! He did my make up for my wedding, my brides maids' make up, and my make up for my engagement photo shoot. Both times I felt absolutely stunning! My brides maids' skin tones ranged from very fair to dark olive skin tones and he knew exactly which color palates would look best on everyone! In addition, Derick is so nice and wonderful to work with! I can't wait to work with him again!"

Alisha, Duluth, MN:

"Derick was absolutely great from start to finish, definitely one of the easiest people to work with while planning my wedding. He was easy to reach, responded promptly, and went out of his way to ensure he could be my make-up artist. He is a very kind person and wants nothing more than to make you beautiful for your special event, I really got the feeling that he genuinely cared and wanted to do my make-up, rather than I just being “another bride”. He was very open to the look I wanted and used his expertise to make it the best look for me on my wedding. Derick and his make-up artistry helped make my wedding the perfect day it was and I am so thankful I chose him"

Danielle, Duluth, MN:

"I highly recommend Derick to any bride-to-be or anyone else that is looking to have their makeup professionally done. Derick listened to my thoughts of what I wanted for my big day and also gave his professional opinion. He uses a variety of different brands that worked for my skin, and even gave out his secrets to what makeup he prefers :) He was very accommodating on location and times for both my trial and wedding day. Derick, you made me look and feel as beautiful as every bride should feel."

Rita, Superior, WI:

"I was recently married in September on a freezing cold day. I was dealing with so much between the weather, the rental, and my family, but I didn't have a doubt in my mind about my makeup. My photographer told me about a wonderful makeup artist and that if I was interested I should book him for my wedding. Since I didn't want to tackle my own makeup on the day of and I thought it would be a nice gift for my bridesmaids as well, I asked Derick if he was free that day. He did such a wonderful job on me, my mother, my bridesmaids and my future in-laws. Everyone had a great time with him and I would recommend him to everyone!!! He really helped make my special day even more amazing! Thank you thank you thank you Derick!"

Sara, Duluth, MN:

"Thanks so much for the awesome job you did on my makeup for the photo shoot, as well as for my graduation. I got so many compliments that day, thanks to you! I loved your collaboration with mad chicken studio, the pictures all turned out AMAZING! You're a great artist and hopefully I will be needing your services sometime in the future. Thanks again!"

Michele (Bride) and Lori (Maid of Honor), Duluth, MN:

"When I started to plan my wedding, my friend and Maid of Honor Lori started to tease me, 'Michele, you're not wearing your 'Burt's Bee's' shimmer lipstick and shimmer pink eye shadow.' I laughed and said, 'No, I'm going to get a makeup artist.' When I started to ask around, Derick Cich was brought to my attention.I have to admit, I was worried. I didn't want to be made up so I didn't look like myself. Derick came to my home to meet with Lori and I for a consultation. I was instantly blown away by all of the makeup and suggestions Derick had given Lori and I. Just looking at me Derick knew what would look great and when I looked in the mirror, I giggled with excitement.On December 22, 2012, Derick came to do our makeup. I'm so critical of myself and in the back of my mind I just wanted Bryant to look at me and say 'Wow, you're beautiful.' Not only did I get that, I also for the first time in my life felt like a Princess. Lori and I received endless amounts of compliments all night long.Thank You Derick. Lori and I had so much fun with you and we just adore you. Thank You for making us look and feel beautiful."

Krista, Two Harbors, MN:

"I would recommend Derick Cich for any and all makeup needs. He is phenomenal!! We had an outdoor wedding and it snowed 10.5 inches of wet/big snowflakes and EVERYONE'S makeup lasted throughout the entire ceremony and all through the dance! We all looked flawless throughout the entire day! I would have been skeptical taking my own makeup out in that blizzard but Derick assured ALL of us that it was waterproof and it sure was! I would not have wanted anyone else taking care of my face on my wedding day!"

Theresa, Duluth, MN:

"When choosing a Makeup Artist I relied on four criteria: Reliability, Skill, Compatibility and Return on Investment. This is a day where people generally are high on stress. Derick was flexible to schedule the trial date and he genuinely listened to my input on how I wanted to look on this day. On the wedding day, he was early and ready to start exactly at the time we had decided on. His skill level is OUTSTANDING. His work held up to my tears from the first look and again during the ceremony. I didn’t have to worry that by the reception I would have no makeup and he even gave me a touch up kit that I didn’t even have to use!Compatibility was really important to me. On a day where I am being surrounded by people I can be 100% myself, it was important to like all the people I am around! Having Derick come to the ceremony site allowed me to spend all that time with my loved ones, have no worries about travel, and be in a relaxed environment.Return on Investment may sound strange, but IT IS SO IMPORTANT. You get what you pay for, but in this case I got so much more! The confidence Derick gave me aided in making my day the best day. I felt flawless for my photos which helped keep me smiling from ear to ear. Seeing all those people and feeling beautiful was worth so much more then my investment. Overall, Derick meets those criteria and MORE! I will be connecting with Derick again for any events where I need to feel my best. Life long customer!"

Cara, Duluth, MN:

"Derick is a fabulous makeup artist! He did my makeup for my bachelorette party and my wedding. He has done bridal makeup for my sister as well. Each time was perfect. He provided a consultation before my wedding day to make sure that it was exactly what I had envisioned. I would highly recommend Derick. My sister and I like to call him the Picaso of makeup!"

Andrea, Lutsen, MN:

"Derick was so great to work with. He was very professional and my makeup looked fantastic. I felt so beautiful on the most important day of my life! I got tons of compiments on my makeup and it stayed perfect throughout the day and night. Thank you so much Derick for everything!"

Kayla, Two Harbors, MN:

"As a bride there was no one that could have given me a better experience than Derick Cich. He was always very timely and provided a very personable experience. Our wedding pictures turned out wonderful and the bridal look by Derick was exactly what I had envisioned. Thank you Derick, there isn't one around that can provide the service and experience that you have."

Megan, Duluth, MN:

"Thank you so much for your talents Derick! I couldn't stop looking in the mirror afterwards because you did an awesome job - much better than I could do myself! I received many compliments during the wedding and couldn't have been more happy with the results! My bridesmaid/cousin also very much enjoyed her makeup. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us on that special day! Best of luck to you, also will be referring you to everyone that asks!"

Katelyn, Superior, WI:

"Thank you so much! You were absolutely amazing and made me feel like a million bucks! You were so professional, organized, timely, and really made me stand out in my own skin. I've always worried about having my makeup done and not feeling like myself or even feeling like you have makeup caked on- but you truly brought out my natural beauty and made it look so natural and STUNNING!"

Courtney, Duluth, MN:

"Myself and two of my bridesmaids opted for professional makeup application the day of my wedding and we could NOT have been more pleased with Derick's makeup artist wizardry and talent. My day would have been a disasterous horror movie without Derick- I kid you not; my knowledge of makeup does not extend past concealer and mascara, so I just sat back and let him prettify my face, and he went way beyond the call of duty. Endless compliments were received all day and night and our photographers were even hoping I had toted him along with me to Duluth from Fargo, ND, so they could steal him away for shoots. In fact, I'm sad I don't live in Duluth because I would love to be friends with this talented artist. If you're getting married in the Duluth area, I highly suggest you hire Derick."

Tanya, Hermantown, MN:

"I am so glad I decided to have my makeup professionally done by Derick for my wedding, he was absolutely FABULOUS. I had my trial run a week before the wedding and asked for a couple minor changes for the wedding day and he did exactly what I had asked. My makeup was absolutely perfect, lasted the whole night, and I had so many compliments, all thanks to Derick! I would highly recommend him for any special occasion! Thank you, Derick, for making me feel so beautiful on my big day."

Jennie, Duluth, MN:

"Derick is AMAZING at what he does! He's a talented artist that knows his craft perfectly. He is very easy to work with and flexible with your schedule. He even put up with a room full of bachelorette goers for my trial run. He is a stress-free part of your big day! I wish he could do my make-up every day. We had a lot of fun making each other laugh while he transformed me into a beautiful bride!"

Heidi, Duluth, MN:

"I would say that when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful I am not a confident person. My everyday look is pretty low key and I am not used to doing much with my make-up beyond a little foundation and some subdued eye color. I knew that for my wedding I wanted to look and feel beautiful- I wanted to be BAM! After looking through Derick's portfolio and reading his reviews I knew that he would be great to work with and I love when I am proven right! From the moment I contacted Derick about make-up services he was very professional. My husband and I live out of state and as a result had to plan our entire wedding via phone and email. Derick was always so great about getting back to me quickly whenever I had a question or concern. He was also extremely knowledgeable about make-up techniques and styles. The quality of the products and Derick's techniques really spoke for themselves. On my wedding day, my make-up was beautiful and flawless all day long (even through sweat and tears)! It was like magic! And by the way, I totally felt- BAM, thanks to Derick! I would completely recommend him to any brides to be!"

Kayla, Two Harbors, MN:

"I would recommend Derick Cich to anyone looking for an excellent make-up artist for their wedding day. He was very professional and took my make-up ideas and turned them into reality. I was also very impressed with how easy it was to get my make-up done; he came to my house for the trial run and drove out to my wedding site on the big day. My make-up turned out beautiful. I could not have been happier with his service."

Alaina, Duluth, MN:

"Derick was fantastic to work with. He really understood the look I wanted for my wedding day and delivered it perfectly. I received so many compliments during the day about how beautiful my makeup was, particularly my eye makeup. He did such an amazing job and I would highly recommend him to any bride. It's well worth it to have a professional makeup artist for such an important day."

Adrienne, Duluth, MN:

"My wedding began very early, I had my makeup done at 8:00am and it was stunning. For someone who doesn't wear makeup on a regular basis, Derick did an amazing job of making me feel beautiful but still natural and myself. The best part was, my makeup stayed stunning through the day and into the night. He is so fun to work with and yet very professional. I would without a doubt recommend him, hands down the best there is."

Kellen, Lutsen, MN:

"We used Derick for our July wedding in Lutsen and can't sing his praises enough. I chose Derick because his style seems to bolster his clients' natural beauty without making them look gaudy. That is exactly what he did for my bridesmaids and me on my wedding day! For someone that usually doesn't wear a lot of makeup, that was awesome. The makeup also held up well throughout the humid day. He also did a "photo ready groom" application which I thought I was going hear complaints about down the line (from the groom) but I didn't, which speaks for itself. We had a relatively low-budget wedding, hiring a makeup artist was one of my "splurges," but it was definitely worth the investment. I can't wait to book Derick again in the future!"

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