RAW Portland 2014 Makeup Artist of the Year 

Portland Fashion & Style Awards 2015 Makeup Artist of the Year

Portland Fashion & Style Awards 2017 Best Makeup Artist



"Carrie brings a ton of knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and creativity to the table when she works on my projects. Carrie is also quick to listen and able to take my highly detailed creative requests and turn them into a reality which is simply priceless. H&MU frustrations/limitations are not something I have time for on set and Carrie has proven time and time again to be competent, capable and enjoyable to work with- you can't ask for a better H&MU artist and that's the truth!" 

--Andrew Walsh (Photographer, Andrew Walsh Photography) 


"Carrie Strahle made the October 2013 issue of the Oregon Beer Growler magazine look both scary and delicious! She's a joy to work with, a professional who is both talented and meticulous, and we hope she'll work for us again!" 

--Gail Oberst (Publisher, Oregon Beer Growler Magazine) 


"Carrie did awesome makeup for my bridal portrait shoot. I felt fabulous and I think the pictures will reflect that. She made my eyes pop so well and subtly enough that I still felt like me. Also, I was on the fence about hiring a wedding day makeup artist, but after working with her, any day-of makeup I could do on myself just wouldn't compare. Not only did her skills impress me, but her personality was awesome, too."

--Rosalie Guard-Leishman (Bride) 


"I've had the chance to work with Carrie on a high fashion shoot with two different models.  Her make up work was meticulous and classy, and post-processing was a breeze.  She was really helpful during the shoot and offered lots of great ideas.  I'd work with her again without hesitation."

--Jeff Wong (Photographer) 


"Carrie Strahle has done my makeup several times and each and every time I am even more amazed. She not only has amazing technique and very professional but she also knows just the right hairstyle to go with the makeup. I trust her with anything, I usually tell her to do whatever because I know in the end it will look amazing! Then to top off her professionalism she is super sweet and makes you feel super relaxed. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to have the perfect makeup and styling for their shoot, wedding, date, etc... YOU ROCK CARRIE"

--Esther Bruce (Model)


"I loved working with Carrie! We had such a great time together. She made me feel so relaxed, and her attention to detail made a huge difference in my photos. The looks she created for me were so pretty, it felt easy to pose for the camera, something that doesn't come naturally to me. Her work resulted in the best pictures I've ever had taken of me. I would work with Carrie again in a heartbeat and I absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs a great hair and makeup artist."

--Tara Dublin (Actress) 


"Carrie is exceptional at what she does. When I first met her, I arrived at a shoot while she was finishing up the hair and make up of the model scheduled to shoot before me. She was friendly, but focused, and it was quite apparent as she moved about, that she is impeccably skilled at what she does. She finished up in, what could only be described as a meticulous manner. Applying the finishing touches, she made sure that every last detail was take care of, and accounted for. While she styled the shoot, I could see that she paid attention to the entire picture to ensure the best possible shot for both the model and the photographer. I was very, very impressed. As I sat down for her to begin working her magic, we spoke about several things. What really struck me however, was how long her day had been. If we hadn't ended up talking about it, I would never have known. She paid as much attention to my hair and makeup, as she did with the previous model, as she did with styling the shoot. She maintained her energy level regardless of how long she had been working that day, and it thoroughly impressed me. Carrie is professional, efficient, and one of the most talented artists I've worked with. It was absolutely my pleasure to get a chance to work with her."

--Sami Van Der Westhhuizen (Model)  



"I never imagined I would have the opportunity to work with a professional make-up artist or if I did, that it would end up being a uniquely amazing experience!  When I met Carrie I wasn't sure what a HMUA/make-up artist really did.  She had a calm, laid back vibe that betrayed the depth of her experience.  But it didn't take long for me to realize I was in the hands of an amazing artist who knew exactly what she was doing, which made me feel incredibly privileged.  Carrie was awesome! She can help you bring a vision to life.  Not only is she a talented stylist, she is kind and gentle, though very professional, which put me at ease - I felt like I was in good hands.  She helped me though the shoot every step of the way and kept a positive energy present in the room.  She worked really well with the photographer, who absolutely loved working with her!  Without hesitation, I recommend her to everyone I know in need of her services, and hope I have the chance to work with her again.  Thank you for the amazing memories Carrie!"

--Tara Wood (Singer/Songwriter)  


"Carrie is an extraordinary makeup artist. Her experience and professionalism truly shows on every photo shoot.  Most of all Carrie is a true artist with a vision. She brings her creative vision to life. I loved working with Carrie and cannot wait to do more projects with her."

--Masha Los (Model) 


"I worked with Carrie on a test shoot with two newer models on the Portland scene. I cannot say enough about her work. Because of her attention to detail, the photos that came straight out of the camera were beautiful on their own, so there was very little editing needed after the shoot. 

If I had the time and the money, and if Carrie would agree to it, I would have Carrie there at every shoot. Not only is she very personable, but her work is a step above most of the work I have come across while working in this profession."

--Daniel LaHaie (Photographer) 


"Carrie is one awesome lady.  Super friendly and down to earth and such a pleasure to work with.  I got to do a really fun swimming pool shoot with her and I absolutely loved how she styled me!  My makeup looked wonderful and she made the experience a great one.  I really hope I get the opportunity to work with her again!" 

--Myndi Larson (Model) 


"I got the opportunity to work with Carrie Strahle on two occasions. She is professional and an asset to our photo shoots. She keeps up on the latest trends in make-up and hair care products. She is friendly and works well with others."

--Laura (Designer, Neon Threads) 


"Working with Carrie was a complete joy! She is professional yet easy going and creative! I happily recommend her to anyone needing a good MUA!"

---Mercedes Rose (Actress) 


"I had the best time with Carrie! She was really fun to talk to and she made me feel super confident! My makeup looked flawless and my hair has never gotten as much attention! It looked so good I discovered a totally different side of myself that day. It was very fun. Thanks Carrie"

--Joy Martin (Actress/Model)