Hello wonderful people!
Makeup artistry is my passion. After being involved in theater for many years and doing hair and makeup in that setting, I decided to turn what I found I loved into a career. I worked for the makeup company Bobbi Brown from 2014 to 2015 before making the decision to freelance on my own.
I attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I have built my own freelance business from the ground up, and have experience in film, commercial, TV, bridal, print, and runway. I plan to continue working hard, networking, and pushing myself until I am doing covers for Vogue.
This industry inspires me every day. The creativity and collaboration between photographers, stylists, models, and makeup artists/hairstylists to create something unique is so wonderful, and I am so lucky that my passion also happens to be my full-time job.
I am currently the Beauty Director for The Volk, a certified non-profit organization that uses collaboration through fashion and art to raise money and awareness for mental health. With mental health being one of the most "under the rug" health issues throughout America, we are taking a stand to give the situation a voice. We create a quarterly fashion magazine as well as host trend and fashion shows. We also work on bringing other issues in the community and in the world to light. Our cover girl for the upcoming edition of The Volk Magazine is Mrs. Minnesota United States 2016, Andrea Bennett Xiong. An abuse survivor herself, Andrea speaks out on her platform "Be the Light - Dating and Domestic Violence Education."