Hello, I'm Brie! First, I'd like to thank you for your interest in my work (although "work" isn't what I like to call it!). I hope the info and photos I've provided are to your taste and I'll be hearing from you regarding your next shoot/wedding/project!
I grew up in the wineries of Temecula, CA as an aspiring painter, but I wasn't interested in going to art school until I graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Entrepreneurship. After all those years of everything BUT art, I realized my artistic drive was too strong to ignore, so I enrolled at Laguna College of Art & Design. After a year of art school, I decided to take all my education of light, form, and color theory into the beauty industry. It was a perfect fit for me! I am still mixing colors on a palette and using different brushes to achieve the right effect. I feel that I have a deep understanding of highlighting, contouring, color mixing, textures, and formulas to set me apart from other makeup artists. So here I am now... over 300 hrs of formal makeup training later, freelance positions with Armani and YSL, commercials, celebrities, runways, magazine editorials, countless weddings, special events and even personal shopping and beauty advising.
*Pictured below is a few of me in action, my dog Piggy and I having fun with Richard Lander of Chardphoto.com, a great Orange County-based wedding photographer, and lastly is one of my art school paintings.