Michelle is an Oregon native who came to New York City for college and never left. Her work has appeared in national and international magazines, on television shows, the runway and the red carpet. Although she originally came to the big city to study acting, she decided that makeup was the career for her. She has a natural talent for making women feel beautiful, and a gift for creating flawless, pretty faces through make-up and airbrushing. Because she has a background in acting, Michelle knows how it feels to be on the other side of the lens. This brings a serious sensitivity to her style and to her interaction with all of her clients. Michelle is also known for her easy energy, and clean, elegant touch. She firmly believes that making the client feel comfortable and beautiful is the most important part of her job.
Michelle has had the privilege of assisting some of the most famous makeup artists in the world, including Pat McGrath, Dick Page, Tom Pecheux and Charlotte Tilbury at at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, as well as photo shoots and campaigns. Most recently, she was the personal makeup artist for Adriana Lima on the television show American Beauty Star.
She is trained in traditional as well as airbrush makeup, which offers a natural, flawless look to the skin particularly well suited to large format printing or high-definition television. Michelle is also available for weddings, special events, lessons and personal shopping. Hair styling is available on request.
When not doing makeup, Michelle is pursuing her other passion, collecting and wearing vintage clothing. You can follow her vintage adventures on her vlog: My Vintage Love.
Clients : Victoria’s Secret, Soul Cycle, Betsy & Adam, Nicole Miller, Eliza J, Andrew Marc, Refiner 29, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cara Cara NYC, Project Gravitas, Anthropologie, Lord & Taylor, Skal Vodka, Chloe + Isabel, The Four Seasons Hotels, Piaget, David Yurman, Century 21, Danskin, Swim USA, Merck, Spec Savers, Storq Co, Physicians Formula, QVC, House of Hengst, Banana Republic, Adidas, Kavador, Mental Floss,
Editorial: Allure, Town & Country, Sweets!, Nylon, Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan Hong Kong, Alice, Redbook, Nylon Japan, Elle Indonesia, Footwear Plus, Emirates Woman, Imagista, Athlete’s Quarterly, Blush, Yen, No Tofu, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, Cosmopolitan Germany, Harper’s Bazaar Espanol, Shape, Vanity Fair, Health, WWD, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Weddings, Forbes, Ocean Drive, Relapse
Celebrities: Julia Stiles, Adriana Lima, Jerry Seinfeld, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Papa, Gail Simmons, Soleil Moon-Frye, Petra Nemcova, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Young, Adam Glassman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Cara Buono, Gail Simmons, Isabella Boylston, Hailey Baldwin, Haim, Melissa Gilbert, Tracy Anderson, Callie Thorne, Monique L’Huillier, Alysia Reiner, Hayden Christensen, Anna Sui, Amanda Nguyen, Kate Baldwin
Runway: Shows assisted: Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Prada, Maison Margiela, Chloe, Givenchy, Jacquemus, Vera Wang, Coach, Narciso Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, Miu Miu, Lowe, Yohji Yamamoto, Victoria’s Secret, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Nicholas K, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Rochas, Rick Owens
Artists assisted: Pat McGrath, Dick Page, Tom Pecheux, Lucia Pieroni, Brigitte Reiss- Andersen, Charlotte Tilbury, Diane Kendal, Aaron de Mey