For as long as I can remember I have been completely in love with makeup; head-over-heels, heart-a-flutter, in love. I remember purchasing my first eye shadow at age 4, begging my mom at a drugstore for an avocado green complete with sponge applicator (oh, the horror!) that had caught my eager little eyes. I finally got my way and proudly brought it home--so began my love affair with makeup.
Growing up, my love for makeup never waned and while other girls were busy playing dress-up I was busy planning their makeup! By the time I hit my teens I spent most of my time pouring over magazines, not for the melodramatic articles and quizzes, but for the makeup tips that were scattered throughout them. When I turned 16 I was offered a job at Victoria's Secret Beauty (the youngest girl they'd ever hired) and began learning the ropes of more professional makeup application and product knowledge.
Since then, I've worked in multiple areas of the beauty industry and continue to remain current on emerging trends, techniques and products. I regularly seek out workshop opportunities with more seasoned pros to further educate myself—having most recently participated in hands-on makeup education training under Emmy Award Nominee and Winner, Kevin James Bennett—to ensure I bring the best and most effective techniques to the lovely faces I work on.
While I love and implement many modern makeup trends, I am most inspired by the glamour of the golden age of Hollywood, specifically in the '40s and '50s. Some of my favorite starlets include Marilyn Monroe (especially in the beginning and middle of her career), Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Dandridge and Audrey Hepburn.
In addition to applying makeup to my beautiful clients, I've had some amazing opportunities including being contracted to create makeup tutorials for Remington's online blog in 2013 and being asked to create a series of makeup tutorials for Nail It! magazine's site in 2014.
I am available for on-site makeup application and private tutorials in Massachusetts as well as for travel throughout New England and the rest of the U.S. (some states do not allow on-site makeup application).
Outer beauty may only be skin deep, but let's make the most of it!