Safe Cosmetics Makeup Artist & Teacher
As a long-time international, celebrity makeup artist and green beauty educator, I’m dedicated to dispelling myths, helping you find the very best safe cosmetics, and teaching you my secrets for enhancing your natural beauty at every age, so you can be empowered to make healthier choices, look fabulous and radiate confidence every single day.
I spent the first 24 years of my life in So Cal (I never say Cali) and from there I lived in Oregon (so green!), then moved to Italy (Ciao bella!) and later NYC (how you doin’?) to work alongside fashion’s greatest’s. In the Fall of 2015 I traded in the big city hustle for the nurturing Pacific Northwest again.
When I’m not traveling, I’m cozied up in a cottage with my orange kitty building a digital dynasty sharing the beauty secrets that have changed my life and the lives of my clients, which I’ve learned over decades working as a makeup artist and healthy beauty expert with women of almost every age from over 50 countries.
I love that I get to help women like you clear out the toxic junk from their makeup bags and confidently reclaim their beauty through my highly popular online courses, in-person and virtual lessons, articles and videos with millions of views.
From top models and celebrities, to working moms and retirees, the most common thing I hear is they want to feel amazing and look like the best version of themselves — without having to be covered in makeup.
And I agree!! While makeup is my jam, I spend most of my week naked-faced because I don’t think it’s necessary to slather it on Kardashian-style every day (or ever).
To me makeup is a way to enhance, frame, magnify and play….
I know all too well how it feels to look in the mirror and feel un-pretty.
Growing up on the beaches of Southern California, I tanned my pale skin, colored my hair blonder, worked out 4 days a week, and got padded bras to try and fit the standard of curvaceous “Barbie pretty” I was surrounded by.
Having battled with acne for 10-years, I remember the frustration of attacking it with every drug and topical treatment available to no avail.
It took a lot of internal work to feel truly feel beautiful – without trying to be someone else’s version of pretty.
Now even as the sun damage from my past creeps up, and the signs of aging march forth on my face, I get more compliments now on how radiant I look than I did 15 years ago. And how I did that is what I’m excited to share with you!