I have always had a love for makeup since I can remember, but what really grabbed my attention to become a makeup artist was the creativity behind it! Makeup artist are exactly that...Artist! The face is a canvas with unknown possibilities of what can be painted on it! You can reverse all the glitz and glam of makeup and take the most beautiful face in the world and turn it into a gruesome hideous piece of art! In 2010 a close friend of mine, Kourtnie Lea Geisendorfer, was tragically taken from us. She had always been very supportive of me taking my love for makeup and turning it into something more, thus through grief grew the drive and determination to make my passion my career! Kouralea was created as not only a remembrance to a great friend but as a Thank You to her for giving the push that I needed to overcome my fears and start my path to what will become an amazing future. I am now a certified Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician working in every field from bridal, photography, runway, special effects, and commercial print. It is definitely a craft that I will continue to love and learn from everyday!