I am sure nearly everyone has heard the saying “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s exactly how I feel about being a makeup artist. Regardless of the time, type of makeup, or the location – I love it! After over 15 years in the industry, I still love what I do and I enjoy sharing that with each and every client.
I was born and raised in a small town outside of St. Louis. I grew up putting makeup on anyone that would let me! I would often lay on my mom’s bed and watch her effortlessly blend her eye shadows and line her lips. I was just in awe of her beauty. My dad is an artist so I spent many weekends traveling with him and started painting and drawing at a young age. This was right up my alley because to me, applying makeup on someone’s face is like painting a bare canvas. Oh the possibilities! I was fortunate to start my makeup career right out of high school and eventually ended up relocating to Seattle. After 7 years in the beautiful, pacific northwest, I have recently settled back in the St. Louis area to be closer to family. I continue to work independently as a freelance makeup artist and travel to clients as needed.
I’ve held different positions in management and training for MAC Cosmetics and have worked events in LA, New York and the lands in between.
While beautiful bridal makeup keeps me the busiest, I also thrive off the ART in Makeup Artistry. I absolutely love special f/x and I’ve begun exploring the world of prosthetics. There is always more to learn and create, so I never stop experimenting.