Give us a little background on yourself.
As far as my personal background, my background is actually in medicine. I am a make up artist but I am also essential worker that is working the front lines currently has a respiratory therapist in this pandemic. I am also still working on films as well, I have a film that will start filming towards the end of January. I am also a part of Divorce Court, In which I am the key artist for Judge Faith Jenkins.
What drew you to a career in makeup?
Growing up as a young girl, I would always sit by my Mother and watch her put on her Makeup, anticipating the day to come when I could wear it myself. I would get into my mother's cabinet quite often and make a complete mess. I would see the transformation that it would make on her appearance even though my Mother is very Beautiful, it enhanced her look very eloquently.
I knew from that moment that I wanted to make the WORLD beautiful and that a career in Makeup was for me. Today I’m happy to say I’m a part of the IATSE Local 798 Union for Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist for the TV & Film Industry. It has been a great ride, that continues to get better and better. I want to personally thank Skindinavia for being a great part of my journey, by continuing to support my career in this Industry.
What is your philosophy when it comes to makeup?
I like to retain my client's very own beauty with flawless skin, seamless contours, highlights, and corrections. I believe that my client should look perfected and flawless where you can see the effect of the makeup, but not the makeup. The steps that I took to get you there should not be obvious. It is a secret between me and my client.
I love working with women and helping them bring out their femininity and more of what they already are. When you have your hands literally on someone else, they can feel your intentions. People can tell if you are working in the moment to create the best look for their bone structure and eye shape, just as they can tell if you are going through the motions doing the same tired look on every face you encounter.
As a makeup artist, I have to nurture my client and build her confidence. I love to see a client leave my chair, look in the mirror and smile back at herself. There's body language that goes with confidence. If she throws her shoulders back and holds her head high when she leaves then I know I did my job well.
What are some of your notable projects?
- Coming 2 America
- Drag Race with RuPaul
- Divorce Court
- GPB TV
- Fashion Show Makeup Artist for Kontrol Magazine Fashion Jams 2016
- Actress Zoe Renee for BET new show "The QUAD"
- Published Makeup Artist for Kontrol Magazine Editorial Shoot with Model Tangie Watts
- Dating in Atlanta