Makeup Artist Female Chicago, Illinois, US
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About Me

Beauty Expert Kiki~J is based out of Chicago, Illinois, US.

Kiki~J is a self-taught Make-Up Artist who attended the Illinois institute of Art majoring in Fashion Design, International Academy of Design and Technology majoring in merchandising as well as Chicago State University, where she is currently pursuing a major in Liberal Arts.

This knowledge of the Art & Fashion, coupled with her Esthetics training received at the prestigious Dudley Cosmetology School (Chicago) has given Kiki the tools needed to be one of the industries most magnanimous "Beauty Experts and Makeup Artist".

Kiki~J started pursuing a career as a Professional Makeup Artist in 2008 after deciding it was time for a career change. In 2009 she began working as a Makeup Artist for the Smashbox Cosmetics line, where she remained until 2012. In 2012 she took the position as Makeup Artist/Color Specialist at Sephora until 2014. In 2014 Kiki obtained a position as Makeup Artist for the coveted Christian Dior Cosmetics Line, in this position she worked as a freelance artist until she was given the counter position at Nordstoms for the line. After one year in this position, she was given the "Beauty On Call" position for Nordstroms Oak Brook, the position she currently holds.

Throughout these amazing positions Kiki has also maintained and grew her own personal brand "The Kiki~J Experience". Kiki~J has worked with agencies such as Ford, Factor, Galatea, and Wilhelmina (Modelogic Chicago)

Her work has been published in publications as well as featured on agency sites. She also has a large personal client base that she caters to providing personal beauty services and artistry.

Kiki takes inspiration from other artist like "Orlan", Pat McGrath, Sam Fine, Kelvin Myers, George Condo, and Vincent Van Gogh. She confesses that music and film also play an equally important role in her artistic inspirations...



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  • Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Kiki is one phenomenal artist of her time! Kiki is articulate, creative, efficient, and reliable. Repeatedly has risen to the occasion of creating looks that was verbally expressed and her vision took the expression and change it into art. Kiki is my one go to MUA for all of local projects. Also known as the BOMB-diggity!" more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: October 2015
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