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Professional makeup services

You can expect beautiful results from my years of experience as a makeup artist working internationally for fashion, commercial, advertising, private photo shoots, video, TV, live events, and runway.

Not only am I a seasoned expert in making people look their best, but I’m a leading “green makeup artist” who offers superior performance with a non-toxic, natural makeup kit that keeps skin looking beautiful and radiant!

Equipped and excited to serve the full spectrum of beauty for LGBTQIA+ and POC individuals.

Please take a moment to view my portfolio and resume below.


Due to COVID-19 I am unavailable for any and all in-person and on-site makeup services the foreseeable future.  Do not email asking for an exception.

However, I offer incredibly robust virtual services to teach you how to do beautiful, photo-worthy makeup for your video calls, headshots, and even for your wedding day!

I provide natural, organic, (vegan upon request) green makeup product recommendations for virtual makeup lessons.

These lessons will give you essential advice (the mistakes to avoid, and the things you didn’t even know you needed to know) that I’ve collected over 20 years of doing makeup for weddings, fashion shoots, celebrities, and more!

The best part is, you’ll have makeup, skincare, self care mastery that will serve you for many years to come.


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Art Portraits


Editorial I

Editorial II

Editorial III

Men’s Grooming

Kristen’s Photography + Makeup Work


Select Makeup Clients

Print/Advertising: Adidas, Amazon, Gap Inc., Marriott Hotels, Kohl’s, Xerox, Nike, Hilton Hotels, Intelligent Nutrients, MoMA USA, MoMA Japan, HBO, Pirelli, TD Bank, Consumer Cellular, Intermix, Ali & Kris, Alima Pure, Chalkboard Gyms, The Lake and Stars, Qwest Communications, Morichetti, Santacroce, Extyn, Phard, Relish, Ugo Cacciatori, Giorgio Brato, Getty Images, Corbus Images, Davines, Toni & Guy, T-Mobile, Uni-k-Wax, University of Southern California, Via Lorran Eyewear, Vulk Eyewear

Television/Video: Gap Inc., Discovery Channel, CBS Cares, Entertainment Tonight, TNT/TBS, T-Mobile, MSNBC, The Today Show, Yahoo, Canon HD, QVC, Bayer, Blackberry, Clearasil, Consumer Cellular, Intel, Sony, Safeway, Wachovia Bank, Media 3, James Victor, Glaxo Smith Kline, L’Oreal, Truth in Aging, Beauty Sage, Ruby Kisses Cosmetics, Daily Worth

Celebrity: Conan O’Brien, Christopher Walken, Janeane Garofalo, Jude Law, Karlie Kloss, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Linney, Hailey Baldwin, Beth Behrs, Carla Hall, Rebecca Minkoff, Sean Hayes, Valerie Harper, Angela Missoni, Eddie Redmayne, Charlotte Ronson, Dan Savage, Paz de la Huerta, Doris Roberts,  Alexandra and Theodora Richards, Candela Ferro, Geena Rocero, Jason Collins, Kevin Fraizer, Dan Abrams, Eddie McClintock, Marc Megna, Dr. Reverend Michael Beckwith, Michaele Salahi, Neal Schon, Niki Aycox, Nicole Sullivan, Nur Khan, Tiki Barber

Magazines: Harper’s Bazaar India, Harper’s Bazaar Czech Republic, Vogue Accessories, D Magazine, Dirrty Glam, GQ, Labb, Playboy, Gioia, Kill, Labb, Luna, Manhattan Magazine, Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Out Magazine, Woman’s Day, Pride, Twill, Volume, Wallpaper, Wall Street Journal

Musicians: The Gossip, Tegan and Sara, Vicci Martinez, Shontelle, Theophilus London, Menomena, CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy), Cobra Starship, Edei, Larkin Poe, The Brixtons, Stephanie Schneiderman

Runway/Presentations (Lead Artist): Eileen Fisher, Hugo Boss, Pringle of Scotland, JNBY, Home Shopping Network, Natori, Althea Harper S/S 2010, F/W 2010, Giovanni Cavagna F/W 2010, Christina Tontini F/W 2010, Stoll F/W 2010.

Kristen has worked with such makeup artist icons as: Pat McGrath, Peter Philips, Dick Page, Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte Willer, Gucci Westman, Alice Lane, Mark Carrasquillo, Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, Lisa Houghton, Lisa Butler, Lucia Pieroni, Paco Blancas, Polly Osmond, Rose-Marie Swift, Sharon Dowsett, Tom Pecheux

Kristen has worked on teams for the following runway shows: Alberta Ferretti, Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, Antonio Marras, Aquilano Rimondi, Belstaff, Betsy Johnson, Bibhu Mohapatra, Billy Reid, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Carlos Miele, Calvin Klein, CFDA Awards, Christian Dior, Christian Siriano, Custo Barcelona, Cynthia Rowley, Dolce and Gabbana, D&G, Diesel Black Gold, Donna Karan, DKNY, DSquared, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Fashion’s Night Out Lincoln Center Kickoff, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferre’, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Haakan, J.Mendel, Jill Sander, Jill Stuart, John Galliano, John Richmond, Just Cavalli, LAMB, Lacoste, Lanvin for H&M, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Mara Hoffman, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marissa Webb, Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Missoni, Miu Miu, Naeem Kahn, Narcisco Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Oscar de La Renta, Pedro Lourenco, Pollini, Prada, Project Runway Season 7 Finale, Project Runway Season 8 run and finale, Public School, Pucci, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Richard Chai, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Sportmax, TIBI, Valentino, Versace, Wes Gordon, Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto

Speaking & Appearances

Fashion Institute of Technology New York, HBA Global Expo, Live Dress, Purity Beauty Summit (keynote), Satya Jewelry, Truth in Aging, Indie Beauty Expo NYC & LA, WELL Summit (keynote), Better Living Show, Veria Living TV. KPTV, KGW, KATU AM Northwest. Click for speaking reel.

Writing Founding Editor-in-Chief, 2010-2018.

Whole Foods Market, Mind Body Green, Truth in Aging, EcoSalon, Coco Eco, GalTime, Makeup Artist Magazine, Northwest Woman, Northwest Stylist, Mirabella Beauty, French Tuesdays, Cosmetic Connection.

Brand Ambassador

Alima Pure, Burberry Beauty, DDF, Dr. Hauschka, Dr. Jart, Home Shopping Network, Hynt Beauty, KISS NY Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Lancôme, Luminess Air, MAC, Maybelline, Mineral Fusion, Mirabella, Olay, Physician’s Formula, RMS Beauty, Ruby Kisses, Whole Foods Market Beauty, Youngblood Cosmetics.


The Makeup Artists’ Intensive Workshop, 2007-2010: Created and conducted “The Makeup Artists’ Intensive Workshop”. A repeat series of proprietary workshops for makeup artists in the Pacific Northwest targeted to beauty professionals for advanced artistry and green beauty education. The sold-out events garnered students from California, Oregon and Washington.

Burberry Beauty, 2010: Appointed as the Italian National Trainer for the launch of Burberry’s cosmetics line. Role included in-depth learning and understanding of the company’s brand, as well as specific material for cosmetics knowledge at the London Headquarters. Thereafter I interpreted the same concepts to all national sales staff in Italian.

KISS Cosmetics, 2012-2016: Bi-lingual platform artist and educator for KISS Cosmetics at the annual European Cosmoprof Trade Show. Responsibilities include selecting color trends and fashion looks with brand marketing staff for demonstration during the show; selection, negotiation and coordination with Italian agencies of models and additional artists for brands Ruby Kisses and KISS Lashes.


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Emphasis: Marketing

Cosmetics Business Experience

Alima Pure Cosmetics, Portland, OR

Color Collection Development and Marketing 2013/2014

Created a limited edition holiday color collection. Offered art direction for campaign shoot and starred in supporting video tutorials. Promoted the collection via social media channels and blogger outreach. The collection sold out and the contour shade Sombra was put into the brand’s permanent collection due to post-collection demand. It was praised by ELLE Magazine in April 2015 as a top natural beauty product. 

Make-up Artist Magazine, Vancouver, WA
International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2006 Education Director

Acted as the Education Director for the International Makeup Artist 10th Anniversary Trade Show. Responsible for the creation, organization and execution of 34 educational workshops featuring top industry makeup artists.  Additionally authored the feature story covering the IMATS in Makeup Artist Magazine.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Franchise Operations, Los Angeles, CA 

Independent Training Contractor, 2002      

Created in-depth training materials covering topics related to selling in a retail environment, store procedures and advanced artistry techniques.  Conceptualized creative promotional displays, themes, and events to expand customer awareness.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Marketing Associate, January 2001 – July 2002

Supported the color product department in all stages of development, from conception, financial forecasting, market testing, to production for the creation of color collections, new products/shades.

Responsible for copy and generating artwork requests for product packaging/support collateral.

Managed 300 SKU’s and thousands of product samples for public relations and photo shoots.

Halcyon Partners, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Market Research Analyst, June – September 1999

Conducted detailed research concerning the launch/development of a premium skincare line. Company representative at 1999 HBA Global Expo.

Charitable Contributions

American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Angel Faces, BecomeX, Boys and Girl’s Aid Society, Gender Proud, Girls’ Inc., Global Giving Fund, Habitat for Humanity, HRC, UNICEF, Women’s Education Project.