I discovered my passion for makeup as a teenager when I would spend my spare time making my girlfriends beautiful. After graduating highschool, I left a promising future as Assistant Manager of Hot Dog On A Stick and accepted a position with MAC Cosmetics. I received formal training, along with hands-on experience, and launched my career as a professional makeup artist. In the past 10 years, 'Makeup Artist 411' has blossomed into a team of 8 beauty experts!
Many makeup artists get their ideas from fashion magazines, but my inspiration often comes from a creatively applied mud facial worn by a fellow competitor at a Spartan Race, or an avant garde Crayola art piece that my toddler sketched on our living room wall. Most often, however, I am inspired by my subjects own natural beauty which I simply accentuate, making her look and feel the best that she can be.
When I'm not doing makeup I spend time with my husband and son, traveling, cooking, working out, playing hide-and-seek, watching Sesame Street, and hoping that they both fall asleep early so I can read a good book.