May. 2015. Chicago

May 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

Deyandre 2-17-2015_23Here’s some shots from the shoot I did the makeup on with model DeYandre (this was our second shoot together) and photographer Momoko Fritz. These were shot in the basement of DeYandre’s apartment building and I love the way this shoot came together. Beautiful work by all!


April. 2015. Chicago

April 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here’s a few headshots of the awesome public speaking coach Marianna Swallow ( I worked hair/makeup on this shoot with photographer Johnny Knight. I think these shots really capture Marianna; she’s sharp, personable, with a great sense of humor and it shows. Great work Marianna and Johnny! mare049 (2)

March. 2015. Chicago

March 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Being on the radio is a hoot! I had the honor of being on Jen Bosworth’s first show on WGN Radio as a Beauty Expert. We talked about all things beauty: iconic women of beauty, ways to achieve beauty inside and out and celebrating your individual beauty. Here’s an excerpt:

End of February. 2015. Chicago

February 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

This is just one of the photos from the Wittefini shoot with DeYandre. Such a fun shoot to work on! I loved so many of the images, you can see more of my favorites in my print portfolio.DeYandre3

February. 2015. Chicago

February 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

This was a shoot that I did hair/makeup on for Whole Foods Bakery with Johnny Knight. It was such a fun shoot! Whole Foods used real bakers for the shoot and we got to go behind the scenes in a real Whole Foods kitchen to see how all those delicious goodies get made. The makeup for this was very natural (the bakers usually do not wear makeup when they’re in action) and I always love executing these soft looks.Posters_The Bakery hi-res-1

End of January. 2015. Chicago

January 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here’s a few screen shots from a shoot I worked makeup on with the fabulous duo Wittefini at their studio space.  We shot two looks with aspiring model DeYandre, one natural and one a bit more glam. It was such a fun collaboration and I cannot wait to see the pro pics! CAM00595 CAM00600

January. 2015. Chicago

January 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year! So many people make resolutions around this time and they’re usually tough ones like: hitting the gym at 6am, consistently eating healthy, advancing one’s career.  How many people make beauty resolutions? I think making a beauty resolution is a fun endeavor that might actually contribute to the achievement of one’s tougher resolutions. Whether it’s taking better care of your skin or being bolder with makeup choices, making a beauty resolution will impact how you feel and how you feel impacts everything. My personal beauty resolution for 2015 is to play with more color. I tend to stay neutral with my own makeup but there is a world of color to explore! I resolve to add more pops of color to my daily makeup. Why not make a beauty resolution? Look and feel great in 2015!