Stinson Beach, CA Wedding | Wedding Makeup

Stinson Beach, CA – October 7, 2017.

This day was unlike any other for me. It was the day that I had my first out of state wedding, and I woke up in a little seaside motel in California. Claire, my beautiful bride, was getting ready at a home that overlooked Stinson Beach but was strategically next to the venue that she would later get married at. Miss (soon to be Mrs.) Claire chose a defined eye, similar to something Jennifer Lawrence would wear, and fresh skin to go with her elegant Californian Wedding.
It was a perfect day, and to believe it, you must see it for yourself below!


Photographer: Torrey Fox Photography

Best Of Weddings Makeup Artist 2018 | The Knot

Woo Hoo! As a makeup artist striving to be the best I can be, this award was absolutely unexpected. This is a huge thank you to each and every client I have had in 2017. You beautiful people are the reason I am where I am today! I cannot wait to see where 2018 takes me, who it brings into my life, and what incredible opportunities will arise!


Happy New Year – may you have the best 2018!

Boulder, CO Bohemian Wedding Makeup

This is Emily! Emily wanted a bohemian princess look to accentuate her bohemian styled dress, hair piece and hair style. We chose to keep it bronzey, with a tasteful emphasis on Eyelashes and Eyeliner! Take a peak below at some of my favorites of her look!

Photographer: Danielle Defiore

How To Prepare For Your Makeup Service

Well hello again! Thank you for digging in deeper into my beautiful space on the web! As a professional makeup artist, I see so many different skin types, colors and concerns. The major concerns that I see when I am getting ready to apply makeup to a beautiful face is dry skin! Being in Colorado, this is a given, but I want to ensure that the makeup application is set up for success – follow these helpful hints below on how to take care of that gorgeous skin of yours to help make the makeup last long and wear beautifully!

Drinking water is essential, especially when you want your skin to look hydrated and at it’s all time prime. Many people struggle with dry skin, even if they are taken proper care of it, and it usually boils down to not drinking enough H2O throughout the day, Shoot for half your weight in oz. a day!

Don’t you hate tan lines? The last thing you want is to have splotchy or sunburned skin the day of your event! You want to protect your skin from any sun-damage so make sure to wear your sunscreen daily to ensure you’ll have healthy skin. Recommended Sunscreen: Image Skincare Preven on+ Moisturizing SPF 32+

Moisturizing your skin pairs with drinking water! You want your skin to look radiant and hydrated for your event and we always seem to skimp out on moisturizer or are buying the improper moisturizer for our skin. See your favorite esthetician for the best recommendation for your skin type and concerns. Make sure to wear a nice moisturizer day & night!

We want a nice smooth surface so that your skin doesn’t appear to have dry patches. These “dry patches” (normally in your t-zone) are usually dead skin lingering on your face and become very  obvious when foundation is applied to the face. So this is a must! Don’t forget to cleanse your face the day of your special event as well!

With Love,


13 Tips for Beginning Makeup Artists

This is not your formal “tips to become a makeup artist”, this is more about tips that I have personally picked up as an artist that I think are important! Please don’t take what I put in this post as a “you must do this to be good” or anything of that sort, I just wanted to share a few things that I have learned while being an artist!

  1. Seek an internship/assistant job. It is so important to learn that there are more ways than one to do things. Assisting will help you learn some different tips and tricks than the ones you learn on Youtube.
  2. Buy disposable or metal spatulas. I personally love disposables but to be more green, use a metal spatula and clean it thouroughly inbetween clients.
  3. Don’t double dip in creams. Seriously, double dipped creams are a disgusting bacteria feast.
  4. Respond to emails in a timely manner. The faster you respond, the more likely that you will be booked before anyone else. The early birdy gets the wormy!
  5. Always be thankful when a new and returning customer contacts you, and show it! Send out “Thank You” card or emails after the fact, or even offer a discount on their next service. Don’t be afraid to ask for a review too!
  6. INVEST in a website and logo. Trust me. And keep your website fresh! A lot of the time, it’s the first thing that people look at when they hear about you, so you want to make sure it presents who you are as an artist.
  7. Educate yourself. Most importantly: Esthetics all together, Color Theory, Product Knowledge, Ingredient Lists, the list goes on. I don’t care how long you’ve been in the business, there is always something new to learn!
  8. Layer products, don’t just rely on one product to get the job done. Layering can help the makeup last longer, especially for those hot summer weddings. (i.e. cream blush with powder on top, corrector and then concealer etc.). I don’t mean PACK IT ON, I mean, a little touch of this, a little touch of that.
  9. Pro Discounts are your best friend. You will save a lot of $$$ if you apply for pro discounts. Ensure that you gather all your documentation prior to opening up those pro discount pages – i.d., composite card, business card, tear sheets, call sheets, union card etc.
  10. Practice Eyelash application. Perfect eyelash placement is more important than you would think! If an eyelash is placed wrong, it can actually change the appearance of the eyes to be more droopy, uneven and just funky!
  11. Dress to Impress. Think of it like a normal job where you have a uniform or dress code. Your clients are paying quite a bit of money so you want them to know they picked a professional.
  12. Wear Makeup to your appointments. People actually do look at your face and judge what you will do with their face.
  13. KEEP UP THE INNOVATION! Staying on your toes with how to make your business better or different, will in fact, make your business better! This is my favorite tip of all because with the world constantly changing, you should constantly be thinking of ways to improve your business efficacy! 


What are some tips that have helped you? Feel free to share in the comments below!