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 17 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 career with a prestigious makeup company at a young age. Eventually relocating to the Pacific Northwest as their regional trainer, I taught makeup application to new makeup artists and further developed seasoned artists. These days, I travel from coast to coast and continue to work independently as a freelance makeup artist, regardless of the city I reside.
While beauty makeup keeps me the busiest, I also thrive off the ART in Makeup Artistry. I absolutely love special f/x and have begun exploring the world of prosthetics. There is always more to learn and create, so I never stop experimenting.