The Daily Front Row

FashionDailyTwo of my models were featured in an article for The Daily Front Row during fashion week AW17.  One was from a Public School campaign we shot in September 2016 and one was from the Nicholas K runway this current season keyed by Sarah Lucero for Stila!  Always a pleasure to open a magazine and see my work.

I’m Going to Class…


15555397_10154153748213059_1482324464_oI had the great honor of teaching at Class the first week of November in Portland, Oregon.  It was a wonderful meeting of the makeup minds, with artists coming together from around the globe and I couldn’t have been prouder to be included in this unbelievable group of educators! Thanks to the wonderful efforts of producer Erica Carr, Class seriously raised the bar in makeup education and community creation for makeup artists!  I co-taught “What Vintage is This?” with my fellow artists Michelle Coursey and Chris Milone, all about vintage makeup of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. We were humbled by the overwhleming artists surrounding us, both educators and students alike, and really enjoyed bringing something different to the table.  Most things we do in fashion and film often come from something that has come before and it was with gusto that we took a tour down history-lane with everyone in attendance.  This really was a game changer for everyone involved and I was beyond thrilled to be a part of it!  I can’t wait to see what Erica has in store for 2017!!


Guest Teaching at “Class” by Erica Carr

FB_IMG_1469026386379I am beyond excited to be included with this amazing group of educators for this exceptional forum of artistry!  It will be like nothing that has come before in makeup education!

What is Class?

Class  is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn skills and techniques directly from top beauty industry artists. 

Who Attends? Professional makeup artists who want to add significant value to their career and learn from the finest master beauty instructors in the business.

The Experience? Three classes taught daily for five days, with over 12 hours for you to practice what you’ve learned and receive valuable feedback. Class is a chance for you to invest in yourself and your business in a supportive goal-oriented setting.

Beyond Networking: Class offers an opportunity to meet makeup artists from all over the world in a unique learning environment. You’ll trade helpful tips with fellow students and learn how instructors cultivated their business.

Accommodations:  The host hotel, Embassy Suites, is located in beautiful Downtown Portland, Oregon. After Class, you can grab a coffee or craft beer with new friends or shop the area’s conveniently located boutiques.  Portland is known for its excellent cuisine and its laid-back artistic vibe. It is a top U.S. destination, but also a place to relax and unwind as you gain inspiration both from natural surroundings and local creatives.

Class is a makeup artist’s utopia in beautifully hip Portlandia

for more info…..



Local 798 Education

12341200_10206774592337457_3531197614944102332_nI am pleased to announce that I will be teaching classes on the joining the union in the new year.  If you are curious about how to apply, get in, interview, how to network, how to start, etc. these two classes are covering it all!  The first one is a webinar hosted by Erica Carr on January 25th, that you can take from anywhere with a computer.  I am co-teaching this one with two other extremely talented and seasoned union members, Christopher Milone and Kimberley Jones.  I will be covering my very recent journey of joining and they will be talking about their years of experience once you get in.  Personally, I am very excited to hear their stories and advice.


On Thursday Feburary 25th, I will be teaching in person at Alcone Cosmetics.

545 49th Ave · (718) 361-8373

We will be talking through the application process and interview logistics as well as things to know as you navigate film as a non union artist gaining your credentials.  I will show my portfolio that I brought to my interview and I will also be doing a film makeup/facial hair demo during this class. Any question you have, we will cover at this workshop.

Susanne Bartsch’s Fashion Underground at FIT

This fall I had the honor of working on a collection of mannequins as part of the FIT Costume Gallery showcasing the outrageous fashions of Susanne Bartsch over the years.  Susanne Bartsch has been the queen of New York City nightlife since the 1980s when she became renowned for creating spectacular parties where she and a diverse mix of individuals—uptown, downtown, gay, straight, multiracial—dressed up in their own versions of high fashion, street style, drag, and Mardi Gras extravaganza. Her first party took place in 1986 at a club near the Chelsea Hotel, where she has lived for many years. “It was about seeing and being seen,” says Bartsch.  In 1989, she organized the Love Ball, one of the first and most important AIDS benefits. Over the next few years, she raised a total of $2.5 million for AIDS research and advocacy.  The exhibition, curated by Valerie Steele and Susanne Bartsch and designed by Kim Ackert after a concept by Thierry Loriot, and will be accompanied by a book by Steele and Melissa Marra.  The exhibit features designs by Rachel Auburn, The Blonds, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pam Hogg, Stephen Jones, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood, and Zaldy

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch

Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 18 – December 5, 2015


Back from tour…

I am excited to announce that I just returned from Revel Casino in Atlantic City where I did makeup for Kanye West’s dancers.  What an amazing experience!!! I was lucky to work with an all-star team and some of the most talented dancers I have ever met.  What a great show and I am proud to have been a part of it!!!  It has been a great summer of exciting opportunities and I hope that it continues.


The Joy of Makeup Class Premier!

Hey Everyone,

I am excited to announce that I am teaching group makeup classes as part of Kitty Cavalier’s School of Charm and Cheek!!! This coming Saturday is the first sold out class, but please visit!joyofmakeup to sign up for the waitlist!

Info below:

Sex is fun. Cooking? Ok. But Makeup? Pure ecstasy…IF you know how to have your way with it. Join guest teacher Jessica Padilla in this special workshop designed to put you right-smack in the driver’s seat of your own beauty!

The Joy of Makeup is a 2.5 hour workshop that will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to feel fresh, gorgeous and in control of your makeup ritual. Beginning with a demonstration, Jessica will take you on a tour of the essential techniques of creating a look you love. After the demonstration each student will receive personal hands-on instruction. You will also receive a one-on-one analysis of your makeup bag, where Jessica will help determine what works, what doesn’t, and what can be added to make your regimen complete.
Class size is extremely limited, sign up early to guarantee a spot!

Miller Light ESPN Commercial is on the air…

Just a quick heads up that you can view my latest makeup for a commercial at:

It’s all guys and pretty straight forward looking, however it was 85 degrees and they were all dancing under bright lights, one while wearing a sweatshirt.  Making them appear shine free and flawless was no small feat.  However, it was a super fun day of work that I got to be outside and around a great cast and crew.  I love my job:)