Jennifer Ergut 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 17 years, Jennifer’s use of both light and color express her distinct natural style. “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 600 brides so they could shine on the most important day of their lives.
Jennifer’s sports celebrity clients include: Shaun White and Julia Mancuso, NBC Prime time commercials leading up to the Sochi Olympics, Nike for Labron James’ debut in the NBA on NBC, and Shaun White for “Shaun White: Russia Calling“ documentary. Brands that have relied on Jennifer include: Oakley, Izod 2015 Fall Catalog, Hotels.com, Ford, Jeep, California Tourism, Toys R Us, “Other Life” Australian Sci Fi movie, and Filtrate Eyewear. Her artistry has been featured in wedding magazines such as Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Destination Weddings, Your Wedding Day and Destination I Do and Tahoe Quarterly.
Jennifer’s work has also been featured on top wedding sites to include: 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.
“Jen is so easy going and makes you feel calm and confident, especially on your wedding day when you are overloaded with emotions and have a million things on your mind. When you get married in Tahoe, Jen is the girl you want! Starting from my first call, Jen is a pro, she has a great process and knows what she is doing. I went in with no idea what I wanted for my trial and she was patient and talked it through with me. The result was exactly what I wanted! When the wedding day arrived, she was on time and actually finished all the bridesmaid early and was able to do two additional girls’ makeup that were not in the wedding party. My makeup stayed from 11am in the morning until the party ended at 2am! I would HIGHLY recommend Kiss and Makeup!”
– Haley, Bride 2015
“Jen from Kiss & Makeup is the best of the best! Truly a super talented, wonderful make up artist as well as a kick ass person! She made me look so beautiful without looking over done and was so wonderful to work with! All the ladies whom she did makeup for were over the moon about her! Highly recommend–five stars!”
– Kenna, Bride 2016
“I loved working with Kiss & Makeup for our wedding at West Shore Cafe. From our initial call, to my beauty trial, to the day-of, she was great to work with! I showed her some photos and let her know what I was looking for, and she delivered! My makeup stayed put all night long too, which was a huge plus! She is also really fast, and was able to get all of my bridesmaids, MOB, MOG and me done quickly, but without feeling rushed.”
– Janelle, Bride 2015
Jen’s make up skills are truly amazing, but what I found equally amazing was her ability to listen to what I was looking for and she used her skills to take it steps above. The end result was perfect. I don’t wear a lot of makeup normally and feared what a makeup artist would try to do, but Jen‘s products, application talents and easy professional manner were remarkable. Jen gave me the natural beauty that I truly wanted. Thank you Jen!”
– Becky, Bride 2015
“Jen was fantastic. My makeup was exactly as I had hoped, which was to look like me and not overdone. My makeup complimented my dress and the look and feel of the wedding perfectly. She is a master with a makeup brush!”
– Allison, Bride 2014