Makeup Artist Feature | Kristen Clemons Artistry
Kristen is one of our preferred Makeup and hair artists that will be at your shoot to get you all glammed up and camera ready. I wanted to introduce you to her so you can get a glimpse of her work and get get to know her a little bit before your shoot and stalk her work!
Tell us about you
I'm Kristen Clemons, I am a licensed cosmetologist and a certified makeup artist. I have been specializing in hair and makeup for weddings, photo shoots and special events for over 3 years. I have been in the beauty industry for over 10 years. I absolutely love making people feel beautiful and enhancing their natural beauty.
Are you in full glam mode everyday?
Not everyday! When I’m working I try to do a glam makeup look. When I’m not working I’m running errands with a messy bun, and no makeup on.
What is your "go to" look for your own hair and makeup routine?
My “go to” look is soft beachy waves for my hair, and a brown copper smoky eye, winged eye liner, and matte lip for my makeup.
What is your favorite boudoir makeup look?
My favorite boudoir makeup look is a dramatic smoky eye with a nude glossy lip. In these shoots the client’s eyes are what draw you in so I like them to be the star.
Working with a wide variety of clients, how do you manage different skin tones and hair textures?
In my kit I carry an array of skincare products along with a wide range of foundation and eyeshadow colors. This ensures that I have products that will compliment all skin types and tones. The same applies for hair. I carry with me a number of hair products and tools that will allow me to style all different hair types.
What are your top 3 favorite products?
These are some of my favorite makeup and hair products. Dermalogica skin smoothing moisturizer is my all time favorite product. This is great for all skin types and is light but very moisturizing. I prep all of my clients with this before applying makeup. Tarte shape tape concealer is another favorite. This concealer works great and comes in an array of shades. Lastly, I love the Kenra dry texture spray. This product helps create volume in the hair, and is perfect for those beachy waves.
If you could tell your clients anything before their boudoir session, what would it be?
I would tell my clients to come with a fresh face and an open mind. My job is to help them relax. Having the client come with a fresh face allows them to not stress about having to wake up early to put on a touch of makeup. It allows them to sit back and sip champagne while I create their desired look. I say an open mind because this is a special experience, and as I still want them to feel like themselves, I want them to not be afraid to try false lashes, airbrush or do that smoky eye they have always wanted.
Where can someone find you for services other than boudoir?
I love doing hair and makeup for boudoir sessions, but I also do hair and makeup for weddings and special events.
I can't wait to hear from you!