Freestyle Makeup

Check out the package I’m donating for the Love That Art! Auction/Event in Paducah this weekend.

Freestyle Makeup Artistry Session with Professional Photo Shoot

Makeup by f.a.c.e. Makeup Artistry, LLC – Erin Hendley certified makeup artist & Photography by Brad Rankin Studio – Brad Rankin photographer

This gift to the Yeiser Art Center entitles the highest bidder to experience one freestyle makeup session with Erin Hendley followed by a photography session with Brad Rankin to capture the creation. This experimental and creative type of makeup artistry has migrated from New York City with Erin and allows the participant to focus on creativity and self expression while discovering personal artistic style. Beautiful color coupled with abstract shape and form are intermingled with facial features to create a once in a lifetime image that will be professionally photographed by Brad Rankin.

Both professionals look forward to working with you on this unique project. Appointments will be subject to the availability of both artists.

The Makeup Show: Chicago



A week ago I made the trek to Chicago to attend one of the country’s biggest beauty trade shows dedicated solely to makeup: The Makeup Show. Last year I attended the one in NYC, but this year I grazed the Chicago location at the Bridgeport Art Center.

The Show dates were on June 9th & 10th (a Sunday & and Monday) but I worked setting up for the Eve Pearl Booth on Saturday. I met a lovely group of women in the set up crew, along with 5-time Emmy Award winner Eve Pearl herself!

The actual show dates consisted of Products being sold at discounted prices, keynote speeches by the industry’s top artists, and demos on the latest techniques and methodologies.

They keynote speeches are what really motivated me and what resonated with where I am in my career. Nothing comes easy. And everything requires a positive attitude and extremely hard work ethic.

My 2 favorite keynote speakers were Eve Pearl & Sian Richards. Both of them had amazing advice, and interesting enough similar “main things to remember”:

  1. Don’t harp on the past (mistakes, missed opportunities, etc)
  2. Live in the NOW. Take every experience in. Good or Bad. NOW is all we have.
  3. Prepare for the future, but don’t look to it.

Glam Academy Video Shoot

Can’t believe it’s been over a year since I graduated from the Glam Academy Certificate Program!  For so many (unexpected) reasons, this program took me to the next level in pushing myself to be my own brand. I am my brand and my brand is me. I could gab about this all day, but the point of this posting is: I stumbled upon the Glam Academy Q & A video featuring The Glam Fairy herself, Alexa Prisco (my instructor). I noticed I am in this 10 minute video about the Behind the Scenes of the makeup courses. Nifty!  Watch it here.

Nashville Face Modeling

I really enjoy that Nashville is just 2 hours away from me. I refer to it as a “little big city”: Where you can sit in tolerable traffic, not have to pay for parking, still work with elite industry professionals, but not have to take public transit. You can load up your car and have everything you need! It’s one of those “happy medium cities” where its not as slow paced as where I live in Paducah, but it’s not overwhelmingly saturated like NYC or LA.

Last weekend I traveled into Nashville to work for Sherita Leslie’s Makeup 101 class held on 4th Ave. I got to chat with makeup beginners, which was really neat. The experiences ranged from someone who had never picked up a brush to someone who frequented applications on their friends. Talking to them reminded me of how I felt when I first started: equal parts of nervous & excited!

Sherita, the makeup artist conducting her class, hired me on board as a demonstration model for the class. She did an everyday/natural makeup application on me, and then the students replicated it onto their own models.

It was a fun-filled day and a great time networking with other girls passionate about makeup & its process.



“Every girl is expected to have caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll tits. This is why everyone is struggling.” -Tina Fey