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Meet the KiSSandMaKeUp Team: Elena


March 31, 2021

Looking for “natural glam” bridal makeup? Elena is your girl! (You’ll have tons of fun with her as your wedding day makeup artist, too.)

  • Elena is from Russia and is bi-lingual
  • She is the proud dog mama of a Pitbull-Boxer Mix that she rescued. Her name is Kimber
  • She has an obsession with CrossFit. Literally!!!
  • She is a huge fan of Robert Kiyosaki. She reads all his books and religiously, every week, listens to his podcasts
  • She strongly dislikes the frosting in Oreo cookies!


“Art is a vision of the world through a kaleidoscope. An artist is a person who perceives the world through an artistic prism, who reveals the beauty of nature and transmits to the audience through her/his work. Art was always part of my life. Since I was a little girl I have alway loved painting. I was painting anywhere and everywhere. My passion of painting on a canvas suddenly transformed to painting on the walls, fence, house, pavement, and even my father’s car! Thankfully, my parents we able to recognize my creative side and they helped me get into an art school. In 2008 I graduated Russian Art School with high honors. My dream was to become an architect, but life does not always go the way we want it to go.

In 2012, I immigrated to the United States where I was exposed to a new world: the world of makeup. I remember walking into Sephora for the first time. I was mesmerized by the variety of products and brands. That day my love of makeup was born. I am a self-taught makeup artist. The majority of knowledge about makeup I have I acquired from watching YouTube tutorials and practicing on myself or my friends. Since 2014, I have been working in the beauty world. The beauty industry is very dynamic and fast growing. I always try to stay up to date with new techniques and products. I frequently attend in-person or online professional makeup artist master classes for the professional growth. I might be biased because of where I grew up, but I especially prefer to take master classes from European makeup gurus.

Mostly, I work with brides, bridal crews, and prom clients. The makeup looks that I offer range from simple, soft glam, to full coverage smoky eye. I also love to work with colors and I am always excited to experiment with different looks. My biggest pet peeves is a “cake face,” that is why I heavily focus on keeping skin as natural as possible, but at the same time, flawless. I am a huge advocate of skincare because beauty begins from glowing skin!”