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Life of a Makeup Artist- Elaine Collins

Life of a Makeup Artist- About Elaine Collins elaineHeadshotPic I became a licensed barber stylist in 2000 and in 2004 I ventured into makeup. My inspiration was friends, family, and from attending Beauty shows such as Bonner Bros in Atlanta,  GA.  I have encountered several organizations in the beauty industry but I can definitely say attending hair shows and enrolling in classes gave me knowledge of the industry.  My brushes have graced the faces of WNBA champions Fran Harris and Yolanda Moore, R & B artists Cherelle and Nicci Gilbert from Brownstone and many more. I definitely can say my art form is shaping the perfect eyebrows. I am working for Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood and an Educator for All About Face Academy by Nakeah.  After using the makeup line and meeting the CEO Nakeah Fuller I was super excited about her brand and the fact that her academy has trained and Certified MUA all over the world. ElaineMakeup To be successful in this business a student must listen, be visual and be able to take direction in whatever makeup field they decide to be a part of.  My future goals are to keep educating and to work more TV and film projects.  If you’re a makeup artist but want to be certified please visit and enroll with us today. Tips and Trends for the Holidays: The best lip colors for this winter are from our Fall Royalty Collection: Lip glosses-Time Warp, Kingdom and Sand Dollar along with our matted lipsticks BlackBerry, Speak Up and Black Goddess. A very popular beauty trend is clean beautyfallline with a matted red lip and fabulous Lashes. To achieve a 5 min Glam Look you need  Nakeah Cosmetics cream to powder foundation,  a lipstick/lip gloss and the perfect blush for the woman on the go.     Ladies, for holiday season make sure you keep your skin moisturized with a moisturizer from our Botanical skincare line at You can also visit and book a consultation for all of your hair and makeup needs.  

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