From performing on stage to modeling to shooting commercials, Michelle has always been around makeup and the entertainment industry. With her extensive background as a performer, Michelle has a good eye and sense of perfection that is required for makeup and photography design. Her love and passion for the performing arts took her to New York City to pursue a career as a dancer, singer and actor. In between working as an actor and auditioning, Michelle’s interest in makeup and behind the scenes lead her to train with top artists in the industry. Due to an unfortunate car accident, Michelle’s career as a performer came to an end…but a new career began.
Michelle is a Certified Makeup Artist from the acclaimed Makeup Designory School in New York City, specializing in airbrush techniques and traditional makeup. She is also a Licensed Esthetician and a certified airbrush artist from Temptu Pro. Michelle is experienced in all areas of makeup including, Beauty, Print, TV, Web, Bridal, Fashion, Fantasy, Ethnic, Corrective, Face Painting for corporate and private events. Michelle has worked in various divisions of the business and has a wide range of clientele including high profile talent in the media. In addition to her training in makeup design, she has worked with many talented photographers through out the years. She has always had a passion for photography and is very excited to be expanding her services to Photography for Children and Families in the Buffalo area. Michelle’s favorite photography is shooting Fairytale storytelling, for she’s a Disney lover at heart.
Michelle freelanced as a makeup artist with sought-after cosmetic lines such as MAC, Chanel, Laura Mercier and Bobbie Brown cosmetics. She also trained and worked with celebrity makeup artist Eve Pearl. Michelle is known for her easy going energy, clean, elegant style as well as professionalism she brings to the set. Some of her credits include, The Today Show, Extra, Man v Food, Dateline, 48 Hours, Food Wars, The National Latino Show, A Girl Named Guy-Health and Wellness Show, and Confessions of a Match Maker. Her print work has been seen in Skin City, Punk Rock Confidential, Solis Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Syracuse Bridal Magazine, and Rochester Wedding Magazine. Michelle has also worked with many advertising clients such as, The Seneca Casinos, New Era Cap, WebMD, Hodgson Russ and Cellino and Barnes Law Firms.
Currently Michelle resides in Orchard Park, NY with her two little blessings. When Michelle is not working, she’s giggling, playing dress up and make believe with her little ones.