As a San Francisco Bay Area based makeup artist for over eight years for such prestige lines as NARS, M.A.C. and LancÃ´me, I have had the honor of working with and learning from some of the best makeup artists in the industry.
During those years I have worked on photo shoots, editorials, videos, fashion shows and weddings. Having learned from the best, I also felt it necessary to pass on my knowledge of such an artistic field through teaching aspiring artists at Barbizon and Paul Mitchell. As a M.A.C. Lesson Certified makeup artist and Pro Member, I have also been able to teach the âeverydayâ woman how to get started wearing makeup or how to take existing skills to the next level.
My experience in the cosmetics field eventually led me to develop products for BeingTRUE Cosmetics, a cosmetic/skincare/body brand in the spa arena. It was there that I learned more in depth knowledge about ingredients, quality of product, efficacy vs. marketing hype and what goes on behind the making of cosmetics. In that capacity I was also lucky enough to be the right hand woman of one of the original developers of Trish McEvoy.
Now, I am ready to really re-focus on building my portfolio so that it can better reflect where I am currently. I want it to reflect more what is modern and relevant- natural light overexposed photography, high fashion inspired, clean beauty and lifestyle. Open to selective test only within Greater Bay Area; not willing to travel.
While I am building my portfolio, I am also assisting to continue learning. If you are serious about your craft, you can never stop learning. I am inspired by Pat Mcgrath, Gucci Westman, Rumiko, Dick Page, Alex Box, Francois Nars.
Photography by Patrick Rafanan, Garet Field Sells, Justin Nambiar, Zoe Lonergan