Get to know your Artist | Renata Kelly-Rippy
It’s time for another introduction of one of our Northern Virginia boudoir makeup artists who will most likely be scheduled to get you camera ready for your boudoir session.
Renata has also experienced a boudoir session with Julie Socher Boudoir so while you’re in her chair feeling all the nerves, she knows exactly how you feel and she will tell you all about it!
Here’s a little more about Renata and why she’s the pro when it comes to makeup and hair!
Are you in full glam mode everyday?
Heck no! I'm just like any other girl on the go (Ha!) Over the last few years, I've mastered my go to everyday look that makes me feel "together". I am a huge fan of having a Lippie Wardrobe (5 awesome lipsticks you feel great in) to switch things up.
What is your "go to" look for your own hair and makeup routine?
My go to look is foundation, brows, blush and a great lip. For my hair, I recently did a big chop and added color.
What is your favorite boudoir makeup look?
Right now, I'm into fleshy/peachy looks. I think its so sexy and fresh
Working with a wide variety of clients, how do you manage different skin tones and hair textures?
Being a woman of color, when I first started doing makeup, it was really important for my clients to feel included. I never want anyone to feel as if they can be beautiful or get the same experience different there skin tone or hair type. This topic is coming up more and more in the industry and I love it.
What are your top 3 favorite products?
Products are so overwhelming, even for makeup artists. Everyday there is some amazing new product to try. But right now, my favorites are LanoLips lip balm, Makeup Forever HD liquid foundation and NARS soft matte concealer
If you could tell your clients anything before their boudoir session, what would it be?
You deserve this. Enjoy this moment of freedom. For me, it was finally learning to accept myself as I was. Its the first step in learning about unconditional love. Often we put stipulations on when we can love ourselves and that has to stop. With each client, I learn something new about myself, the world and how important it is to connect with who we are on the inside.
Where can someone find you for services other than boudoir?
Renata’s makeup by Melyssa Chisley IG:@makeup_lyssa