I am a New York City based makeup artist and esthetician. My passion for makeup and skincare developed in my teens when the hunt for beautiful skin became my hobby. I bought every product teen magazine that promised their methods would fix my skin. During my struggles with breakouts, I waited tables to afford the latest and greatest products. The constant search to correct and conceal my skin led me to enroll in an advanced skincare course; it was a penny well spent.
It was also during this time that I decided to become a makeup artist. Despite my lack of experience, I opened the phone book and called every photographer in town until one gave me a chance. I will never forget the first person that sat in my makeup chair. She came in with a full face of thick foundation to conceal her acne. As I worked to remove her makeup she began to cry. In that moment, like a mirror, I saw myself in her. This experience helped shape my life long passion for helping others see their own beauty.
A few years later, I became an educator for luxury cosmetic brands. As an educator, I was able to work with the press and teach makeup and skincare classes to numerous makeup artists in nearly 30 countries. I broke into film and television by handing out my card to anyone who would accept it and working on student films in my spare time. My work has been displayed on celebrity red carpet events and numerous television programs including ABC News, Good Morning America, and Dancing with the Stars and I’ve had the pleasure of working with many celebrities.