I am a native Houstonian, grew up on 10 acres out in Magnolia, TX. I get asked all the time how I fell into the business. Truth is I wanted to be a writer but had no idea where I wanted to attend college. (Now I know you’re judging my writing skills.) Having no clue where this would take me, I began my career 13 years ago working at Clinique, sharpening my application skills and getting my feet wet in the wedding industry. (This is where my love & knowledge of skincare began.) 4 years flew by and I knew I wanted to better my artistry, so I packed my things and moved to the big city to work for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in the Houston Galleria. After 5 years with Bobbi Brown, I gained a better understanding of skin tones/color matching which is often done wrong and leaves you with good ol’ white face. In 2016, I took a leap of faith and branched out as a freelance artist to focus on weddings + gain control of my schedule/life. From there I worked with Jentry Kelley Cosmetics for 2+ years as the National Makeup Artist/Trainer where I was able to teach others my knowledge of artistry and how to interact with their clients. Today, I see clients in both Chicago & Houston, focusing on Wedding Makeup and Makeup Lessons AND my makeup kit is 99% 'FaceForward' Cosmetics - a Houston based, Woman Owned Boutique Makeup/Skincare line. Check her out!
I feel like some may think hiring a makeup artist is over the top. Truth is, any occasion is a great reason to look like a polished yet natural version of yourself. Makeup doesn't have to be dramatic when done by a professional. Have a special dinner or hosting a party? No need to worry about one more thing. Relax, pop some champagne and let me do all the work in the comfort of your own home/hotel.
Let's be honest, each artist has their specialty and typically you can judge based on their personal makeup style. While I can recreate just about any look and give you full glam if you need it, I stay on the natural side. Don’t get me wrong, I love creating a bold and beautiful smokey eye. I think my biggest pet peeve is seeing heavy or cakey makeup. I like for skin to look like skin; there are ways to cover up problem areas without looking like it’s piled on. It’s also important to know when to wear what. There is a time and a place for winged eyeliner and heavy contouring and that time is not while you're grocery shopping or going to Grandma's 85th birthday party. Rest assured, I will guide you in the right direction for each occasion.
Hi! Thanks for stopping by and viewing my website :)
If you're REALLY bored... watch this video I made (in the beginning of Quarantine) to get a quick glimpse of my daily makeup routine. Feel free to email me with any application or product Q's you have!
PS - Don't mind my little kitty Bandit in the background!
(RIP July 2007 - July 2021)