Wedding Wednesday again? Time flies! Next up in our CT wedding hair and makeup artist introduction series, meet Katie- makeup artist extraordinaire!
Like all of our previous KiSSandMaKeUp artists, Katie has had the desire to be creative and express herself artistically since she was a child. While she is certified in makeup through the Marinello School of Beauty, Katie went to college for musical theater at the Hartt School of Music. Katie enjoys art in all its forms and while she loves harmonizing with her favorite songs, expressing herself through makeup is her favorite form.
She is passionate about makeup because it is her chance to help other women feel their absolute best on the most important days of their lives! To her, the most rewarding feeling is knowing that she has given someone an extra boost of confidence.
Katie has professional makeup experience ranging from bridal to boudoir, and even creative special effect makeup. She makes it a point to attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show each year to ensure that she is up to date on current makeup trends, products, tips, and tricks. She also keeps an immaculate kit stocked with all your favorite brands and the latest and greatest products. Katie’s takes pride in her work and is a bit of a celebrity! Her work has been featured on NBC Connecticut, Dupe Magazine, RCCosmetics, Belletto Studio, and many other popular cosmetic pages.
When Katie isn’t doing makeup, she loves listening and singing along to music. Her favorite playlist is Relax and Unwind on Spotify which she swears is perfect for all occasions! If you book with Katie, you may hear this playlist humming in the background as she works her magic. This is where her passion for music and makeup collide. Like a lot of the women on our team, Katie is a jack of all trades. In addition to a makeup artist, she is a mother and wife. When she isn’t beautifying brides or singing along with her Spotify playlists, she is often spending time with her son Brennan, her husband Fred and their 2 huskies! Katie loves makeup but firmly states that being a mother is her favorite job she has ever held. She is lucky enough to have found passion in both her work and home life, between being a makeup artist and a mother. And you can read her inner peace when you spend time with her.
Katie joined KiSSandMaKeUp over a year ago and is an incredibly important asset to the team. Her clients have described her as “attentive, professional, artistic, and friendly”. Whenever she finds time to herself, she loves watching Stranger Things, Dexter and hiking in the woods.