Isabelle came to me with the request to do a branding session for herself. My whole year was made!
Isabelle has been doing make up for my clients since 2019. She did make up for one of the models at a shoot off event that I attended I loved how it looked. So I reached out, and we've done like 50+ sessions since then!
"I would say I’m a pretty creative outgoing person."
And that's 100% correct because I see her doing hikes and having fun all the time on her stories. PLUS, she seems to befriend every single client she works with. Exhibit A: Jackie, the model in her chair, shoots with me all the time and hires Isabelle almost every time we shoot. And now we all have a group chat!
"I love Broadway shows. I went to see 'Wicked' the summer after high school and fell in love with the looks. I watched YouTube videos on how they did it and then fell into a makeup rabbit hole and fell in love with the techniques and process of it all."
It's amazing what Youtube can teach you. Isabelle is so good at her craft and knowledgable about all things make up. She has the unique ability to make every person look their absolute best. It's never overdone--it's always just right and perfect for photography.
If you come to my studio and notice a brown stain on my U Reflector, this shot is the reason that stain exists. And would I do it all over again? Absolutely! #worthit
"My ideal client is the 25+ year old, bride to be, business or entrepreneur, women of color that wants a full glam while still looking like themselves. The girl who’s been scared to get her makeup done because she's worried about not getting her right match. I want to show them they deserve quality service too from someone who cares about enhancing their features, not covering it."
Finding a black make up artist to cater to my predominantly black clients was so important to me. There's just something about a black woman doing it. We know our skin better than any else does. I actually had a client call and ask me if our MUA was black, and I was so proud to answer, "Yes!"
"My favorite look is a super classic, met gala kind of glam. Glows foundation, simple but stunning eye shadow, smokey liner, natural fluffy lashes, and a brown 90’s lip."
My favorite look is anything that Isabelle does on my face. I might be biased, but I feel like she does my make up the best out of everyone that she has ever done make up for :)
Isabelle, I can't say it enough--thank you for your hard work. Thank you for the long car rides to the studio (all the way from Long Island!!). Thank you for making my clients feel their absolute best. I really couldn't run this Birthday Shoot business without you. I appreciate you so much!!