About Me

Hello! Thank you for visiting my site and for your interest in my services. I hope that as you browse my site my skill will be evident. I have had extensive training in NY and CA in Airbrush Makeup and traditional makeup application techniques. Before I get into all of that, I want to share a little about myself as a person.


I am a wife, a mom and an entrepreneur who is passionate about makeup and helping

women feel great about how they look and feel. I am what North Carolinians call a "transplant". 

I was born and raised in New York. I moved to Connecticut and lived there for 16 years, that is where I met my husband. His job brought us to the beautiful state of North Carolina! I have a handsome son and when I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family. 

Shortly after marrying my husband in 2004 I launched my career as an On-Location Makeup Artist, in the wonderful state of Connecticut. I've always had a love for makeup and for making others feel good about themselves. I saw my business grow as a result of word of mouth referrals from clients and professional referrals from photographers and hairdressers in the industry. 

I am very happy to have a career where I know I am doing something I truly love. This career was the perfect match for me because I could combine both of my passions. Many people do this because it is lucrative, and it is if you are truly talented, but for me it's about more than that. I get use my creativity, make connections with my clients and build relationships, all while earning a living.

It's fun and I get to share in one of the most memorable days of your life! That for me is an honor!! 


My training :

I attended Brio Academy of Cosmetology in 2004, where I earned my certificate in Makeup Artistry.

After completing the course I immediately got to working in the wedding industry. Launched my business and have been working in the industry ever since. I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of brides, many of whom I am still in touch with today.


One of my specialties is using the Airbrush Makeup technique which renders a "true skin" appearance when applied properly. I trained in the basics with a Long Island, NY based company, Kett cosmetics. In 2006 I also trained with CA based company Dinair in Advanced Airbrush Makeup application and earned a certification in Airbrushing. I have been able to master the technique having used it over the past 12 years. All of the women on my site, are clients I applied makeup on and they have all been airbrushed. Check out my "before and after" and "My Work" to see my airbrushed beauties.

My decision to work in the bridal industry is due to the fact that I truly enjoy forming bonds and sharing in such a memorable day with my clients. Also, I get to work on many different canvases which means I can really use my creativity to do a different look on everyone. Over the years I've met some really amazing women whom I've provided makeup for, on more than just their wedding day. I pride myself in being a true professional and offering up to do date makeup techniques, using quality cosmetics only!

My training includes High Definition makeup techniques so that your skin looks flawless on camera.  Over the years however, I've developed my own techniques and I have truly perfected the art of being able to create flawless, glowing skin both in person and on camera. In addition to airbrush makeup, I also use a variety of Professional, quality cosmetics to complete your makeup application, including, Ben-Nye, RCMA, Inglot, Graftobian, Kett, Temptu, Dinair, Cinema Secrets, MAC, Anastasia, Kat VonD, Urban Decay ,Too Faced Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Pur and more. 

It would be my pleasure to meet with you for a pre-wedding makeup trial run. In fact I strongly recommend it. This is a very important day for you and you want to make sure that the vendors you h. When we meet for you trial I schedule 1.5 hrs, this gives us time to talk and do consultation prior to the makeup session to make sure we are on the same page about your vision. Trials are a great way for you to truly determine if the makeup style you've envisioned in your mind will be something you will be comfortable with on your wedding day.  

If you would like to book a pre-wedding trial or have questions you would like answered please email me...(click on link) contact-me

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