"THERE IS BEAUTY IN Simplicity..."

I love celebrating people's differences and enhancing their natural beauty. Not conforming to the ideal 'standard' of beauty. We are all different and have unique features, and that is what makes us beautiful. When you leave my chair, you will leave feeling beautiful inside and out. Beauty doesn't need to be complicated. Not everyone wants a full face of makeup, a full-coverage foundation, a smokey eye, and a bold lip.

 

Like every art form, makeup is subjective. As a makeup artist, I specialize in natural, radiant makeup looks allowing the client's beauty to be center stage. I believe that makeup should enhance clients' features, not conceal them. My favorite looks to create are classic ones, as they withstand the test of time.

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About Kiley

FROM ACTRESS TO MAKEUP ARTIST

I was born and raised in New Jersey, and from a young age, I performed in theatrical productions throughout the NYC/NJ area. Even though I loved being on stage, my real passion was behind the scenes. At university (2001-2005), I trained in makeup artistry for beauty, bridal, stage, film, and TV.​ As soon as I took classes, I knew makeup artistry was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.​

After graduation in 2005, I started working professionally in the Shenandoah Valley. While there, I worked with many destination brides, clients, and photographers.

My background in so many artistry mediums set me apart. With my education and years of experience, I can sit with clients, photographers, and companies to create looks built on their exact needs. I have learned the importance of layering and building a character's look from scratch while doing theatrical makeup; the beauty of less is more with editorial and paying attention to all the fine details with bridal, film, and TV.​​

I have worked with many notable photographers and have been featured in Washington Family Magazine.

I love to learn and develop my craft. I enjoy being educated by other artists by taking classes virtually and, when possible, in person. I've been lucky enough to learn from some of the best artists in the business, such as James Vincent, Ashley Fierro, Valentyna Lelyukh, Laetitia Lemak, Ioana Cristea, Danessa Myricks, Charlotte Tilbury, Shari Kramer, Kristina Gasperas, and others.

I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my husband, two children, and our poodle in my spare time.

 
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