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When Nicole Rogers began her education at Pennsylvania State University studying Fine Arts in painting and drawing, she began to develop her passion and appreciation for the inner beauty in all things. After being accepted into the Visual School of Arts as a B.F.A, she was determined to visually explore and translate the human form into her own yet with the focus and discipline of being classically trained. Her attention to detail and obsession with the aspects of the face are what sparked her interests into the makeup world. As an artist she began to explore the differing types of bone structures that make up each individual and became fascinated by how the use of light and shadow could sculpt the face into a completely different form.
Art has always been the foundation that has strengthened her skills as a makeup artist, in turn leading her to Makeup Designory in New York City. After arriving in New York, Nicole found herself quickly growing as an artist, this time using people to make her art come to life. Nicole flourished with the fast paced environment of photo shoots and thrived being the Lead Makeup Artist on set. While collaborating with the photographers as well as the models Nicole demonstrated her bubbly and outgoing personality as well as people skills to come up with a cohesive look. She has worked on models from top agencies such as Wilhelmina, Major Model Management, IMAGES, MC2 and many others.
As a graduate of MUD she currently freelances for her own company doing Runway for Fashion Week with designers such as Christian Siriano, Malan Breton, both from Project Runway, Gemma Kahng, Stevie Boi and will be featured on VH1 doing Stevie Boi’s makeup during the taping of Basket Ball Wives LA at his runway show. She also does Fashion Editorial spreads, TV Pilots, Films, Music Videos, Movie Posters, Weddings, and Special Events. She is also currently working at M.A.C. Cosmetics in Flatiron and plans to follow her career in makeup wherever it may lead. Whether it be to the runways of Paris, or the Vogues of Italy; the journey is limitless.