beauty. I have done Professional Makeup for countless Weddings, proms, senior pictures, Fashion Shows, and many other Special Occasions!
I have a fully stocked Makeup Kit valued at over $10,000 - full of hundreds of colors in every product you could ever think of. I can make-up women of any age, ethnicity, or color. I am constantly adding new products to my kit, and use only the BEST Cosmetics and Skincare on the market!
I graduated from The Continental School of Beauty Culture for Aesthetics in 2007 specializing in Professional Makeup Artistry, Advanced Skincare and Waxing.
In 2008 when I began working for Lancôme Paris, was when I knew I had fallen in love with making people look & feel more beautiful & confident. For over 3 years, I was a full-time Skincare & Makeup Specialist for Lancôme Paris - where I was trained every season on the latest Beauty Trends and Breakthroughs. At Lancôme, style is not a trend —it's a beautiful way of life. I worked daily with the most technologically advanced skincare, catwalk-inspired makeup & 'Art de Vivre' products. Here I learned from many talented artists, including Lancôme's National Makeup Artist Terek Abbas.
In November of 2011 I was offered a position as an artist for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Internationally renowned beauty expert Bobbi Brown revolutionized the makeup industry in 1991 with the launch of 10 lipsticks and her belief that “makeup is a way for a woman to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident." She regularly appears on television, in magazines and newspapers. She is the beauty editor of NBC's Today Show and Contributing Beauty and Lifestyle Editor of Health magazine. She has appeared on shows including Oprah, The Martha Stewart Show, and Dr. Oz. Also a New York Times best-selling author, she has written six beauty and lifestyle books. She continues to work editorially and is a permanent fixture backstage at New York Fashion Week. Today, the company offers an impressive portfolio, including high-end makeup, skincare, brushes, accessories, fragrances, and books – all inspired by Bobbi’s belief of bringing out the best in each woman. Bobbi attributes her success to a philosophy that permeates both her business and her life: achieving and maintaining balance, cultivating a positive outlook, and being who you are.
Here, I continued to learn and grow as an Artist working directly with Bobbi Brown's Beauty Team & Celebrity Makeup Artists, and the most talented Artists in Rochester & surrounding areas. I also read and studied each one of Bobbi's amazing books: Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy & Awesome, Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution : A Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty, Bobbi Brown Living Beauty, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro, Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules, and Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful.
In November 2012 I left my full time position with Bobbi Brown to pursue my dreams of being a Freelance Artist and working for myself. So here I am!
I have continued to grow in knowledge keeping up to date with new products and studying on my own through books and videos on you tube. I have recently taken an interest in inexpensive skincare and makeup products and I am determined to find the best from each line for less. This is an exciting venture for me since I previously have ONLY owned very expensive luxury products. I have been amazed at the results I have found in products that are 1/4 of the price I am used to spending.
I have started beauty blogging and plan to keep everyone up to date on the BEST products I can find on the market both expensive and inexpensive. I plan to post a review of a new product every week. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more!
In December 2012 my boyfriend actually came up with the idea of giving Makeup Lessons through Skype! I thought this to be a brilliant idea because I know there are so many woman out there who HATE going to the mall and seeking help at the department store makeup counters. I know this can be a scary process. Having your makeup removed and reapplied by a complete stranger in front of everyone in public, and then being pushed into purchasing expensive items you don't necessarily need or even want. Then being called repeatedly to come back in and spend even more money. And don't even get me started on the confusion of entering a drug store and trying to sift through the thousands of products on your own, usually resulting in a disappointing, though inexpensive purchase. Through Skype I can reach ANYONE in the world to provide them with the best professional beauty advice out there in the comfort of their own home, working within their budget without being required to push expensive products on them!
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson