About

I suppose I am not what most would expect as a makeup artist. Meaning – I didn’t grow up playing in my mothers makeup, I wasn’t an artist/painter as a child, and didn’t carry a CoverGirl compact with me in junior high school. No, I was never a makeup junkie growing up, but I did understand  that “less is more” in most cases and this is still my approach to most faces today…

I built my knowledge and experience over several years by mentoring with artists all over the region, taking classes and eventually gained a certification. My clients include models, photographers and everyday people. I have experience in providing professional makeup services for all types of media to include print and film. My work has been published in everything from local publications and billboards to international publications and style blogs.

I take great pride in working full time as a freelance makeup artist and have no ties to a salon. I offer my services at your location and at your convenience. My philosophy of makeup is simply to make you feel good about the way you look. While I am happy to provide any look for any occasion, my speciality is beauty, bridal and glamour applications and personal/group makeup instruction.

I am a true-blue native of Virginia, but I love to travel and experience new people and places. I love flowers, fragrances, accessories, bags, and most things “girly”. I think summer lightning/thunderstorms are awesome ( sadly my dog doesn’t…) and I have a huge fascination with actor Kevin Spacey. I am both simple and complicated. I am a sucker for sentimental moments. I have never met a stranger. I believe cheesecake should be it’s own food group. I am fiercely protective of my children, my models and my friends. Vanilla scented anything is always a plus for me. I love movies and books equally and nothing is more peaceful to me than a long, scenic drive…

My name is Kristine Marie, and I am a makeup artist.