Featured Artists

At some of our Makeup Artists Socials we have had a professional Makeup Artist provide a 30 minute makeup demonstration during the social. This has been a great opportunity for us to share makeup tips and product information. Below are just a few of the Makeup Artists we have featured at our past Makeup Artists Socials:

Sheila McKenna

Sheila McKenna, president and founder of Kett Cosmetics, is an industry veteran with over 20 years experience in makeup artistry.  Her work has been seen in film, television, print, theatre and runway. In the year 2000, after hi-definition cameras forever elevated the standard of digital video, she developed a line of professional airbrush cosmetics.  Relying on a hi-def camera as her microscope, she created Kett Cosmetics with the needs of the modern artist in mind. Kett’s entire range was produced in the lab and tested in the studio in front of high-definition and digital cameras. To this day, Kett’s airbrush and compressor system, known as the Kett Jett, is the only system in the world developed by makeup artists for makeup artists.
For over ten years, Kett Cosmetics has supplied the film and television industries with products able to stand up to the unforgiving lens of the high-definition camera. Today, Kett’s line of highly effective airbrush foundations, liquid pigments and setting powders provide long-lasting, flawless coverage with the flexibility to create endless looks. And most importantly, Kett Cosmetics are created with the health of its wearers and the earth in mind—these products are vegan, and never tested on animals. Today Kett Cosmetics is globally recognized and considered an essential brand for professional artists, makeup academies, studios and television networks.

Stephen Moleski

Stephen Moleski's meteoric rise in the makeup industry can be attributed to his notable body of work and A-list celebrity clients. His work in the film, music, television, fashion and glamour realms have paved an impressive career, contributing to his demand and stature Internationally, thus making him the go-to for celebrity glamour on every red carpet. A featured artist on multiple top-rated E! Network shows, Moleski is widely-credited as the means that firmly placed style queen Kim Kardashian on the beauty scene. His signature “smokey eye” has become synonymous with his name while his appearances on “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, “E! News,” “Girls Next Door,” “Extra” and “The Insider” have made his face as recognizable as his talent. Stephen has also been named “Best Makeup Artist” By Jezebel, Atlantan Magazine and named “Top 100” Makeup Artist in the world by Shear TV.Moleski’s clientele base is as varied and vast as his credits— America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars(US,AUS), Xfactor(AUS,US), American Idol, Vanity Fair, People, Details, FHM, Radar, Maxim, Playboy, Women's Health. Many others have all benefited from this his work. Stars such as Mel B., Nicole Scherzinger, Kim Kardashian, Julianne Hough, Adrienne Bailon, Nadja Bjorlin and Kim Zolciak have all become loyal clients and his biggest fans. Stephen currently is based out of Atlanta, GA. but available for travel.

Patrice G Coleman

Patrice is president and owner of Patrice G. Coleman Enterprises, a professional makeup artistry and image consulting company. She has been one of the nation’s most highly sought after professional makeup and hair artists with extensive experience in film, television, stage and print media. Patrice served as head makeup artist for Tyler Perry Studios television shows for seven years and personal to Tyler Perry for 11 years. Attention to detail and ability to interpret creative concepts has afforded her the opportunity to work with a myriad of local, national, and international clients. Throughout her career Patrice has worked extensively in advertising with an impressive list of clients. Depth of experience and creativity has allowed Patrice to also work in the television and motion picture industries with over 50 movies to her credit ranging from independent films to major motion pictures. A woman of vision, passion, and determination, she created Patrice G. Coleman Enterprises to expand her reach in the delivery of signature services and products. She has established a team of highly trained professionals to represent her company. They work cohesively to provide services to clients that reach beyond expectation.

Patrice is also the creator and owner of DaBlot.

Kat Pfender

Atlanta based freelance makeup artist, Kat Pfender (previously known as Kat Flynt) is best known for her clean makeup applications that enhance the natural beauty.  With more than 20 years experience and a clientele that spans the eastern United States from Atlanta to New York, her body of work – which includes commercials, video productions, print advertising, catalogues, and fashion editorials – exemplifies her ability to enhance the natural beauty of the face as well as creating flawless, modern looks specifically for each project or special occasion. 

Kat first got her start applying makeup for an Atlanta area studio's glamour shoots in 1993. From there she began receiving requests to do bridal makeup and entire wedding parties. In 2002, after nine years of successfully proving her natural talent and self taught skills, she chose to continue her education and become a licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Specialist). Kat continued to pursue her education over the next few years during which time she also served on the freelance teams for Chanel, MAC and Bobbi Brown before moving on to the fashion and commercial advertising side of the industry.

In 2004, Kat refocused her makeup career, turning more towards fashion editorials, print advertising and television commercials. For the next ten years her focus was makeup for print advertising, television commercials and video productions. Highly skilled at clean, fresh, modern makeup application (both traditional and airbrushed), she brought to every job an aptitude for organization, creativity, and a positive attitude.  Kat founded www.MakeupArtistsofAtlanta.com in 2004. In 2006 Kat founded Atlanta Makeup Academy and soon after chose once again to continue her education to become a Licensed Esthetic Instructor and enrolled in the Instructors Program at the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Kat was the owner and lead instructor at www.AtlantaMakeupAcademy.com from 2006 until 2017 when Candace took over. Kat has also served as a Substitute Instructor for the makeup chapter of the Esthetics program in several schools throughout the Atlanta area. Click here to view portfolio and client list.

Eva Jane Bunkley

Eva Jane Bunkley has been a professional freelance makeup artist, based in the Atlanta area since 1993 and has worked in television for many years.  Eva Jane earned her first two Emmy Awards for her work with 11Alive!/WXIA and Fox 5/WAGA.  She also did makeup for the Emmy nominated, Judge Hatchett Show.  She has a wide list of celebrity faces that her hands have had the privilege to touch, including President Jimmy Carter, Usher, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tichina Arnold, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Charles S. Dutton, Cicely Tyson, Creflo, Taffi Dollar and many other.

Eva Jane is also the creator and owner of The Makeup Bullet.



Photo of Kat Flynt by J M PolsfussRosemary Kimble

Rosemary Kimble of EnRapturing Entertainment is a seasoned Body Artist specializing in Henna Tattoos and Face and Body Painting and has been working professionally for over 15 years. As well as body art, she has been creating one of a kind costume pieces since 1996 and at times her masks are seen to include hand painted details similar to her work with henna.  

Her clients have included such prestigious companies as Cirque du Soleil, Cici’s Pizza, Camel cigarettes, and Playboy among others.  Her work has been featured on the covers of the New Orleans Gambit and the cover of Where Magazine’s Mardi Gras Edition, as well as full page articles in Jezebel Magazine, Southern Woman and Women’s Wear Daily. In 2005 her work and studio in New Orleans were highlighted in the HGTV show “Crafters Coast to Coast” in which she demonstrates the making of her fairy wings.   

Rosemary uses no stencils to paint her designs and is known for her beautiful improvised art work.  Her face and body paintings are created using the highest quality water based body paints. Her henna body art is just as beautiful, mixed from the world’s best quality natural Rhajastani Indian henna.

Until Hurricane Katrina, she worked in Jackson Square New Orleans for seven years as the first Henna Artist to be licensed to work in the Square.  Today her career takes her in travels across the US doing body art festivals, private events and parties. She has also had many years experience as an event planner. This year her latest project the Body Art Ball, premiers at Paris on Ponce on July 20th, featuring 15 of Atlanta’s finest body artists and performers.

Max Currie

Max Currie has been with Norcostco Atlanta Costume for 12 years. Max graduated from Savannah College of Design in 2012. For Norcostco, Max has worked as a special FX artist gaining life experience through assisting professional makeup artists and designing various makeups for high school productions. Max has worked as a makeup consultant for Body Painting and SFX at ISSN. Most recently, Max has worked with Mehron cosmetics as an assistant makeup artist for Jason Coleman at various conferences and theatrical festivals.



Neema Ali

Neema Ali is CEO & President of Kreating New Faces.  She is currently “glamming” the faces of VH1 Love & Hip Hop Atlanta with NFGTV and Monami Productions.  Neema has appeared in several magazines and e-zines from NuMode Magazine, Urban Socialites and ME: In Focus Magazine.  Neema has over 15 years of experience in makeup and hair styling.  She started off in high school creating her friends, family and co-workers faces as a hobby which now turned into her love and passion.  Before starting her solo career she worked with companies such as MAC Cosmetics, Smashbox and Nars along with several production companies in Los Angeles and New York.  She’s a member of two elite agency’s in Los Angeles—Hollywood Faces and Make Up Drama.   Neema has also worked with several networks from CNN, CSPAN, NBC (Treasure Hunters reality show) and FOX (Ambush Make Over).  She also worked LA Fashion Week Nordstrom St. John Runway Fall/Winter 2009 and New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010.  Richi Rich Runway Show which was featured on the T.O Show, The Glam God Indashio (both for entertainer Jori Jordon), IMTA 2010 Fashion Show tribute to Alexander McQueen, New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 Edwing D'Angelo, Taylor Swift Tour 2011 Cover Girl Beauty Expert, Full Figure Fashion Week 2011, DC Fashion Week 2011, Christian Siriano Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Fashion Show. Neema is currently signed with Teknique Agency, a small boutique agency in New York. Visit www.KreatingNewFaces.com for more.

Keitric Starks

When Keitric Starks moved to Atlanta, GA from Arlington, TX, he quickly established a reputation for his makeup flair. While working as a freelance artist at several cosmetic companies (including Flori Roberts and Bobbi Brown), his turning point came when he met Sam Fine with Patti LaBelle at a local department store. When Keitric saw the anticipation and excitement in the women who were waiting to get their faces made over, he knew at that point that his mission was to transform women and their beauty from the inside out.

His first professional television makeup appearance was while working for CNN doing makeup for their on-air personalitites. Keitric has propelled himself as an independent entity in the makeup industry in the past 15 years. His extensive list of clients include Lisa Raye McCoy, Lynn Whitfield, Rick Fox, Kandi Burruss, Jesse Jackson, Gayle King, and Oprah Winfrey just to name a few. His distinguishing work can be seen in films as varied as Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls to the upcoming sequel to the Hunger Games.
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Deidra Hamilton

Deidra Hamilton, a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist, has professionally served in the beauty industry for over 12 years. Deidra’s 10 year retail journey began at Parisian Eastdale Mall in Montgomery, AL as Counter Manager for Fashion Fair Cosmetics and later afforded the opportunity to transfer with Parisian to work for CHANEL Cosmetics at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, GA.  Her gift and her credentials to enhance natural beauty landed her as Makeup Artist for the “Diamonds and Pearls” pro-sports-wives gala at super bowl 2009 (Tampa, FL) and 2010 (Miami, FL).  Deidra enjoys working the canvas of diverse cultures which has rewarded her a large multi-cultural clientele during her career.  She believes that faith, confidence, whole beauty, along with a great business reputation can be the foundation for success.  Deidra currently lives in Buckhead, the heart of Atlanta, and is a freelance artist with CHANEL Cosmetics, a member of Makeup Artists of Atlanta and a volunteer for the Beauty Becomes You Foundation.


Kimberly Crocker

Kimberly Crocker is a licensed Master Cosmetologist and well known Make-up artist in the Southeast. Kimberly made the move to Atlanta with a focus on fashion design and modeling in 1997. Her love for the Beauty and Entertainment industry have been a very influential part of her life. Over the past 17 years, Kimberly has worked with some of the top make-up artists throughout the country. Kimberly is proud to be an A-List member for Makeup Artists of Atlanta, where she also serves on the Leadership Team.

Kimberly's expertise in beauty make-up has landed her opportunities to work with top talent such as Entertainment Tonight's Co-Host Rocsi Diaz and from Bravo's -The New Atlanta Africa Miranda, just to name a few.

She currently is the official Hair/Make-up artist for Crocker Photo, working along side her husband Brandon Crocker (photographer). Kimberly is actively involved in many charitable organization such as Mental Health America, American Diabetes Association, Dress for Success and others throughout her community.

Dye Moore

Dye Moore is creator and owner of Prima Donna Beauty and Makeup LLC. A natural at transforming the non-makeup wearer into a makeup lover, Dye combines more than 10 years of beauty and management experience as a makeup artist in the Atlanta area. Dye's love for creating angelic artwork started as a little girl helping her mom with Mary Kay events. After years of working independently as an makeup artist, Dye decided to go to school full time for skin care. She attended the International School of Skin and Nail Care in Atlanta and is a licensed esthetician in Georgia. She is certified in highlighting, contouring and bridal makeup, and known for accomplishing clean, natural-looking makeup. As a member of Makeup Artists of Atlanta, her work includes weddings, editorial, photo shoots and special occasion makeup.



Andrea Kessel

Andrea’s talent in the field of makeup artistry was first discovered in high school when she worked as a makeup artist for the school Drama Club. This led her to the local playhouse where she attended classes on stage make-up, acting and more. Andrea has been working as a professional Makeup Artist for over 20 years. After attending cosmetology school in 1997 she worked in a spa as a Manicurist and Makeup Artist, specializing in bridal and special occasion makeup. After moving from her hometown of Ohio to Georgia in 2000, Andrea began working in local spas as a Makeup Artist and Esthetician Apprentice. Through continuing education courses and mentoring studies she has fined tuned her skills in media makeup, including television, photography, editorial and fashion. Andrea has worked with many of Atlanta’s top photographers and talent agencies. She has made up the faces of brides, models, celebrities and more. Andrea believes that every woman is beautiful and she has the tools, knowledge and talent to make that beauty shine.