April 15, 2020
Up next for our artist introductions is our brow-expert Christine! Stay tuned on our Instagram for more details on Christine’s Instagram LIVE this Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM to see Christine’s tutorial on how to achieve the perfect brows and what products she recommends for any brow type!
Like a true makeup lover, Christine’s interest in makeup artistry began long before her career in makeup did. Her interest in makeup started, like most girls, in high school. Christine was in the color guard and can remember always showing up with fun stage makeup. It didn’t take long for her teammates to want the same look. Before competitions, all her teammates would line up in the bathroom or on the bus waiting for their turn getting one of Christine’s perfected cut crease with winged eyeliner look. Even if they didn’t win the competition, they all looked fierce thanks to Christine! Soon word got out and Christine was doing hair and makeup for the girls in her school before dances. Back then, she never dreamed it would actually become a trend made popular by the help of Instagram makeup artists, bloggers, and other self-taught makeup artists or a side gig for her!
Christine continued to do makeup for her friends growing up but took her career in a different direction after high school. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Social Work and currently works full time as a Social Worker. She finds happiness in giving back and helping others achieve goals and accomplish things they never thought possible. It wasn’t until after her own wedding that she decided she wanted to pursue a career in the beauty industry and do bridal makeup. Christine loves her day job but says there was a persistent nagging in the back of her mind pushing her to enter the beauty industry. This is when she started taking 1:1 makeup classes.
Today, Christine is a certified makeup artist specializing in airbrush, traditional and HD makeup. She has a spectrum of capabilities but her expertise is glowing skin, and brows. She also has a passion for teaching women, whether it’s a 1:1 lesson or group lesson. She loves teaching others how to perfect their own makeup skills.
Christine loves using her passion for makeup artistry to make women feel their best. To her, being a part of a woman’s most special day is the most rewarding. In order to maintain her skills, Christine frequently attends courses and seminars for continuing education. Most recently, she took a lesson with Flawlyss Artistry and have also taken classes with Sonia Roselli beauty on building a luxury bridal kit: skin prep for brides, and her recent class where she taught makeup bag makeover. This course focused on how to teach the class to offer to every day women. She also enjoys watching artists on YouTube like Angie Di Battista to learn new techniques.
Similar to all the KiSSandMaKeUp artists, Christine is working with a fully stocked kit including MAC, Lorac, Urban Decay, and many other drool-worthy brands.
In her free time, Christine is the mommy of two named Francesca and Jaxon. In her spare time. She likes to spend time with family, loves to curl up with a good book. She finds reading to be the most relaxing and it helps her unwind. When not creating beautiful makeup looks, Christine can be found providing another type of glow: spray tans! Christine is a fellow beauty industry entrepreneur! She founded her company GLOtique to promote safe and natural faux tanning methods.
Christine was a fantastic addition to the KiSSandMaKeUp team. She has a big heart and big talent to match. With Christine, you will have a stress-free makeup experience. Like Christine says, “Choosing KiSSandMaKeUp is the best decision…aside from marrying your best friend, of course!” Of course, we agree!
Headshot taken by: Sassy Mouth Photography