I’m confused… is her name Karen? Is it Michelle? Or is this girl going full-Southern where she goes by two names?
In the spirit of putting life’s greatest mysteries to rest: it’s either! I’ll answer to Michelle, or Karen, or whatever you want to call me — as long as it’s nice!
I’m a Raleigh local (for real!) but lived in Orlando long enough to consider it a second home (and yes, Mickey and I are pretty tight). I started at a young age, doing all of my friends’ makeup whenever they would let me. Then, in 2005 I started working with Lancôme! But after working my way through the ranks of Lancôme, YSL, and Dior, I realized something big: the retail aspect of makeup was just not for me. Plain and simple. I am just not a sales person.
So, in 2010 I moved back to Raleigh, started my own makeup business, received my Esthetics license soon after, and have been playing with makeup just about every day since then!
What I love is making someone feel beautiful and giving them the confidence to live their best life. Cheesy right? I know it is — but it’s true! I love when my clients see a beautiful gal looking back at them in the mirror and know that it’s them! But more than that, I love that they can take that confidence from the makeup chair to the altar or the photo session or everything in between, and make some serious magic happen! There’s nothing better than that happiness! (except mayyybe Rainbow Chip icing…)
So, whether it’s your first date or your wedding day, or you’re launching a new brand or need some new headshots — I hope I can be the girl to give you one of those holy-guacamole-I-can-conquer-the-world moments!
Let’s do this thing!