Welcome to Makeup by Kim Porter!

Kim Porter began her career in makeup in 2001 working for a cosmetic company and trained with celebrity makeup artist, Gustavo Mottola, before starting her own business in 2004.  She is an accomplished makeup artist with 18 years of experience working in the field of wedding makeup, celebrities, policiticians, television, print, special events, makeup lessons and classes, as well as teaching and mentoring aspiring makeup artists.

Her work has been featured on:

  • Guest on Animal Planet's, "Monsters Inside Me", Season 8 Episode 9
  • Guests for CNN with Don Lemon
  • Guests for Court TV, Hannity and Colmes, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, and the Dr. Phil Show
  • Jessica Robertston of "Duck Dynasty" for "The 700 Club"
  • Barbara Corcoran, celebrity real estate expert and TV personality on ABC's "Shark Tank"
  • VP Mike Pence, rally in Williamsburg, VA
  • Cover of Sea Settings wedding magazine (May 2008)
  • Cover of The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads, Vol.2 No.2 (2014)
  • Featured on wedding blogs Smitten, The Bride's Cafe, Tidewater and Tulle and Style Me Pretty
  • Featured in local wedding magazines Hampton Roads Bride, Hampton Roads Wedding Guide, VOW Bride, and The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads, Virginia Living Magazine
  • Featured weddings in The Knot Magazine Fall/Winter 2012, Spring/Summer 2014, Fall/Winter 2016
  • Awards with WeddingWire, Virginia Living Magazine and Borrowed and Blue
  • Destination wedding featured on Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoon blog 
  Kim Porter and her team only use the best products in the industry, including products from her signature line, Kim Porter Beauty, established in 2012 and available for purchase in studio and online at Kim Porter Beauty.  In 2014, she opened The Makeup Studio & Beauty Lounge now located in the beautiful Wayside Village Shoppes. She lives with her husband and 3 children in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 
  "I really enjoy my work as a makeup artist and especially my work with brides.  I am so happy to be a part of their special day and to be able to make them feel their most beautiful!  Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you!"
Kim Porter

Call 757.761.5287

Email:  kim@makeupbykimporter.com

Lindsay Collette Photography


With the advisory board members at the "all white" launch party of The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads!


Presenting for the ACHI Magazine awards!


Matron of Honor with my son, thanks Eleise Theuer Photography for the image!


With hair stylist, Rylee Spencer, at the WeddingWire event at The Makeup Studio & Beauty Lounge

Shannon Moffit Photography


{Top} Echard Wheeler Photography


Copyright 2019 Makeup By Kim Porter. All Rights Reserved.