From performing on stage to modeling to shooting commercials, Michelle has always been around makeup. With her extensive background as a performer, Michelle has a good eye and sense of perfection that is required for makeup design. Her love and passion for the performing arts took her to New York City to pursue a career as a dancer, singer and actor. In between working as an actor and auditioning, Michelle’s interest in makeup and behind the scenes lead her to train with top artists in the industry. Due to an unfortunate car accident, Michelle’s career as a performer came to an end…but a new career began.
Michelle is a Certified Makeup Artist from the acclaimed Makeup Designory School in New York City, specializing in airbrush techniques and traditional makeup.
She is also a certified airbrush artist from Temptu Pro. Michelle is experienced in all areas of makeup including, Beauty, Print, TV, Web, Bridal, Fashion, Fantasy, Ethnic, Corrective, Tattoo Coverage, and Avant Garde. Michelle has worked in various divisions of the business and has a wide range of clientele including high profile talent in the media. In addition to her training in makeup design, she is also a licensed esthetician.
Michelle freelanced as a makeup artist with sought-after cosmetic lines such as MAC, Chanel, Laura Mercier and Bobbie Brown cosmetics. She also trained and worked with celebrity makeup artist Eve Pearl. Michelle is known for her easy going energy, clean, elegant style as well as professionalism she brings to the set.
Some of her credits include, The Today Show, Extra, Man v Food, Dateline, 48 Hours, Food Wars, The National Latino Show, A Girl Named Guy-Health and Wellness Show, and Confessions of a Match Maker. Her print work has been seen in Skin City, Punk Rock Confidential, Solis Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Syracuse Bridal Magazine, and Rochester Wedding Magazine. Michelle has also worked with many advertising clients such as, The Seneca Casinos, New Era Cap, and WebMD just to name a few along with political campaigns.
Currently Michelle resides in Buffalo, NY and is always keeping up on the latest trends and cutting edge styles by attending classes, conferences, and trade shows on a regular basis. She continues to work in New York, Toronto and various cities throughout the U.S including Upstate and Western NY areas.
“There is nothing more gratifying then watching a client look at her reflection as if she was seeing herself for the very first time. I use makeup to enhance their inner beauty that is already there”… Michelle