At each of our quarterly socials we love to feature one of our A-List members by having that member 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 some of our members / makeup artists who have provided makeup demonstrations at our quarterly socials:
Max Currie - Featured Artist - March 2013 Social
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 - Featured Artist - January 2013 Social
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 - Featured Artist - September 2012 Social
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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Kat Flynt - Featured Artist - June 2012 Social
Besides being a working Professional Makeup Artist and Instructor, Kat Flynt is also a Licensed Esthetician. Kat 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 continues to enhance her God-given talent with ongoing education as well as guest teaching advanced makeup classes at several local Aesthetic and Cosmetology programs as an Independent Contractor. Her talents as a makeup artist were featured on the Atlanta television show “Home & Style” in 2006. Click here to view clip.
Kat specializes in media makeup (makeup for commercial photography, fashion shows, magazines, television commercials, television appearances, video productions, industrial videos, infomercials, news programs, advertising, catalogues, newspapers, brochures, etc...) as well as makeup for weddings and other special occasions and has been teaching advanced makeup classes since 2006. Click here to view portfolio and client list.
Patrice G Coleman, Featured Artist - March 2012
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.
Eva Jane Bunkley, Featured Artist - January 2012
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 others.
As Makeup Artists of Atlanta's Artist Coordinator, Eva Jane Bunkley is in charge of booking our Featured Artist for our Quarterly Makeup Artists Social. Eva Jane is looking for Artists that excel in our industry both in how they manage their business down to their expertise in makeup application.
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.
Sheila McKenna, Featured Artist - June 2011
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.
Kimberly Grigsby - Featured Aritst - March 2011
In 1997 Kimberly made the move to Atlanta from Virginia with her focus on fashion design and modeling. Her focus soon shifted by spring 1998 when she realized she had a gift for make-up artistry. Her love for the beauty industry has been a very influential part of her life for as long as she can remember. Over the past 12 years, her reputation slowly grew through networking and word of mouth and through working with some of the top makeup artists throughout the country. With her remarkable work ethic and unbelievable attention to detail she will always bring the professionalism you expect on your projects. Whether in her studio or on location, Kimberly is always working on films, TV shows, commercials, fashion shoots, weddings etc. She is a licensed Cosmetologist and also takes appointments for hair services! Kimberly and her husband Brandon (who is a photographer) own Crocker Photo Studio in Roswell, GA. What a combo!
Dye Moore - Featured Artist - January 2011
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.
Synthe - Featured Artist - September 2010
Synthe’s not your ordinary artist. She is the Vicenza, Italy born talent capable of creating virtually any look imaginable. She has airbrushed the most celebrated entertainers and body painted the most imaginable works of art. Her extensive experience in the cosmetic profession began while working with the public through leading retail cosmetic companies. She is a self‐accomplished, conceptual airbrush makeup artist, educator and body painter. Though she left retail for corporate America, she continued her career as a free‐lance makeup artist. In June of 2003 before air brushing makeup, Synthe began body painting. It was when she received so many requests from beauty professionals who wanted to learn the innovative technique that she expanded to the instructional side of this art.
Dina Marie Bouldin - Featured Artist - July 2010
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Dina Bouldin grew up with a love for makeup and hair. However, it was not until 2004 when she decided to pursue her passion by entering beauty school. A year later, Dina graduated top of her class and began her career as a hair stylist. While working in salons, Dina focused mostly on hair but provided makeup services from time to time. However, in 2007, Dina began to transition into makeup artistry when she was offered a makeup artist position at The Purple Door, a popular Salon in Atlanta. While working at The Purple Door, Dina discovered that her true passion was in the fashion and entertainment industry. Therefore, Dina became an assistant makeup artist with a local agency and began working side by side with some of Atlanta's celebrity makeup artists. In 2009, Dina left the salons for good and became a full-time freelance makeup artist. Since then, Dina has had the pleasure of working with some of Atlanta's talented actors, actresses, models and music artists. Her work has been published in books, magazines, seen in music videos, and on the fashion runways. Dina believes that continued education is the key for growth and success in any business therefore she continues to take classes, seminars and workshops related to her industry including becoming Certified Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extension Stylist and Certified Airbrush Artist. Dina has always had a passion for makeup, and now she is turning her passion into a career. Dina states..."I truly love what I do and all the experiences that come with it."
Andrea Kessel - Featured Artist - March 2010
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.