"... along with the extremely accurate make-up by Dorthea Walstrom adds much to the production, as well." - Sheridan Road Magazine, Review of Step Up Productions "Darlin'" Written By Joshua Rollins, Directed by Ilesa Duncan - http://www.sheridanroadmagazine.com/blog/sights-sounds-darlin/


Dori!! I can't thank you enough for pushing through for my wedding despite your bum ankle. You are a true warrior and a great friend! - Allison C, Bride 2016


"Dori did wedding make-up for me, my bridesmaids and family, she was absolutely amazing! She was extremely meticulous and took the time to make each and every person look and feel gorgeous! For myself, we had actually had a trial, and little did she know I was going to completely change what I wanted the day of my wedding. She was totally prepared and did exactly what I had requested, it turned out perfect and I felt so beautiful! It was a pleasure to work with Dori and I appreciate all her hard work and attention to detail. My day was even more amazing because she helped to make it that way! I would recommend her hands down and hope to use her again soon!" - Kristin P, Bride 2012



"FANTASTIC!!! There are no other words to describe Dori! From the day of my trial to the day of my wedding, Dori was great. She listened to my thoughts and fears and made me feel beautiful on my wedding day. After doing makeup for 8 other people, I figured she would be exhausted by the time she got to my makeup, but she made sure that I looked absolutely perfect! I will continue to recommend her to my family and friends" - Meredith H, Bride 2011


"Dori and her team were absolutely wonderful! They were professional, punctual, and a pleasure to be around on a hectic wedding day morning. Dori calmed my nerves while everyone seemed to be anxious. I felt so beautiful that day! My makeup lasted ALL.DAY.LONG! I was nervous about that the most, but Dori uses fantastic products and I was very impressed by their longevity. Totally recommend her!" - Tina J, Bride 2011


"It's impossible to explain how truly lovely Dori is in just one review.  I was introduced to Dori by a friend and after years of entrusting her with my face for multiple milestones, I too consider her a friend.  It is wonderful knowing that if I have an event, I can trust Dori and know I will look fabulous for the evening.

On the business side, you will not find someone more professional or knowledgeable than Dori.  She is both easy to communicate with and punctual, two things that are incredibly important to me.  On the beauty side, she listens to what her clients want; whether it be "nothing too dramatic, I want to still look like myself" to "please make me look like a Kardashian" (both of which I have said to her), Dori delivers time after time after time.

I've been fortunate enough to hire Dori for many social events, multiple family and friends' weddings, engagement photos, and my wedding this past year.  If you're considering using Dori's services for an event, do not waste your time researching anyone else.  You will not be disappointed!" - Lauren P, Bride 2013


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"Dori I want to thank you for the beautiful wedding make up you did for my bridesmaids and me. You were absolutely amazing and made us all look a million bucks! You were a very important part in making my wedding day perfect and I am really grateful! Anytime I need my makeup done professionally, I'm coming to you-even if that means I have to fly to from Boston to Chicago! Thank you again!" -Mina J, Bride 2012


"I was on the fence about hiring a makeup artist for my wedding, but that changed after I had my consultation with Dori. She was patient, professional and understanding about my hesitation. Most importantly, she was an immensely talented makeup artist.

When my wedding day came, I was relaxed and comfortable knowing she was behind the brush. My makeup was flawless and it lasted all night – even making it through hours on the dance floor. Dori also did the makeup for my bridesmaids, mom and mother-in-law. She made us one beautiful group!  Jordan did cry when he saw me for the first time. He said I looked like a 1940s femme fatale. You are an amazing artist and an awesome person to work with. I highly recommend her to any bride or person searching for a professional makeup artist." - Katie D, Bride 2016


"If I had to describe Dori's work in one word, it would be FLAWLESS!!! Dori did the bridal makeup for myself, my sisters, and my mother. Her work was impeccable and truly enhanced everyone's beauty, while still looking soft and natural. My family's fears that professional makeup would look overdone and unnatural were quickly wiped away with every brush stroke Dori made. Not only did it feel light, but it also lasted through a very weepy ceremony and very sweaty reception. I would recommend her work in a heartbeat!" - Megan Z, Bride 2016


"Dori has a natural talent for makeup design. She was very detailed and did an excellent job. The pictures of the wedding came back and I looked flawless! Dori even recommended a lipstick for me to wear at the wedding. It complemented the dress she helped me pick out morning of the wedding I was standing up in! Thank you so much, Dori! XOXO!" - Tanya I, Bridesmaid 2015


"I had an incredible experience with DW Makeup Design and highly recommend it! Dori was a dream to work with and could masterfully create any look you want. I recommend reaching out to book!" - Martyna K , Bride 2016