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"THERE IS BEAUTY IN Simplicity..."

"We desire to possess a beauty that is worth pursuing, worth fighting for, a beauty that is core to who we truly are. We want beauty that can be seen; beauty that can be felt; beauty that affects others; a beauty all our own to unveil.”

                                                                                 

                                                                                                   

— Stasi Eldredge

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About Kiley

FROM ACTRESS TO MAKEUP ARTIST

I am a professional makeup artist based in Fairfax, Virginia, with over 15+ years of experience. I have a passion for creative arts, preforming in musical theatrical productions in the NYC/NJ area since a young age. 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.​

In 2005, I began working professionally in the Shenandoah Valley, where I
 gained experience working with clients, photographers, and destination brides.

My background in many areas allows me to work with clients to create looks tailored to their needs. I know 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 love to perfect my craft and learn from the beauty industry's top artists. I learned from; James Vincent, Kristina Gasperas, Valentyna Lelyukh, Laetitia Lemak, Ioana Cristea, Danessa Myricks, Ashley Fierro, and Charlotte Tilbury, among others.

 

My work has been featured in Washington Family Magazine and Everyday Wealth, a nationally syndicated video broadcast of the podcast/radio show hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Jean Chatzky.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, blogging, and spending time with my family and poodle.

About Kiley

I love celebrating people's differences, enhancing their natural beauty, and not conforming to the ideal 'standard' of beauty. We are all different and have unique features which make us beautiful.  

Like every art form, makeup is subjective. 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.

-Kiley Smith-

Image by Dayna Lepp

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