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Professional Makeup Artist

United States
November 07, 2009

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KARLA HOWLAND Plantsville, Connecticut *****

Home: 860-***-****

Objective:   Makeup artist position

SUMMARY:   Highly gifted and creative Makeup Artist with more than five years experience in interpreting the make-up requirements of clients and to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation; ensuring that models, performers, presenters and others have suitable make-up. Specializing in airbrush foundation makeup. Currently taking classes on special fx makeup, and burlesque makeup.


· Exceptional knowledge of advanced makeup artistry and cosmetics industry.

· Profound ability to address customer concerns, demonstrating empathy while consistently moving the customer towards commitment.

· Proven ability to be persistence, overcome obstacles, and consistently strive to improve skills and achieve goals.

· common ability to organize and control job responsibilities, particularly the accuracy and productivity related to work flow.

· In-depth ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in fast paced environment.

· detail oriented with excellent problem solving and follow-up skills.

· Strong interpersonal skills; remarkable ability to achieve results through team leadership.

· Excellent time management skill - knowing how long a subject will take to be made-up and working quickly and accurately in time-pressured conditions.

Professional Experience

Kiss N’ Makeup, LLC Southington CT

2009 - Present

Makeup Artist

· Communicate with clients to clarify visual requirements.

· Ensure continuity in hair and make-up and liaising with other members of the design team to ensure the overall look/effect is consistent and coherent.

· Build a rapport with make-up subjects, which may include members of the public who are being interviewed for television as well as professional actors or presenters.

· Demonstrate and implement a practical understanding of lighting, the photographic process, colors.

· Take detailed notes and photographs of work, maintaining an up-to-date portfolio of work undertaken.

· Maintain awareness of health and safety issues and legislation.

· Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of available makeup styles

Free Lance Makeup Artist

2004- current

Birthday Parties



Professional Photoshoots

Charity Fashion Show


Certification in Esthetics

Academy Di Capelli (2008)

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