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Janice ~ Makeup Artist
I began my career as a model in 1986 while working for several major retailers and clothing manufacturers. In addition to modeling, I have also had the wonderful experience and privilege of being runner up for Mrs. Connecticut, America in 1991. Modeling both print and runway have taught me the importance of color and the affect lighting has on skin appearance.
My modeling experience introduced me to the cosmetic industry. I have worked for several major cosmetic companies including Clinique, Prescriptives, Chanel, Aveda and Laura Mercier. While working with these cosmetic companies, I have assisted with many large in-store events and have had the pleasure of working with several international makeup artists. My experiences with these international makeup artists have taught me a variety of techniques in applying makeup. I continue to work as a freelance makeup artist for several major cosmetic lines for specials events.
In 2002, I began freelancing as a makeup artist with salons, traveling throughout the State of Connecticut, preparing brides and their bridal parties for their wedding day. In addition, I have also worked many bridal events preparing models makeup for their fashion shows.
In January 2006, I began working exclusively with Naomi Martinez in preparing brides for their wedding day. While working closely with Naomi, she has taught me her techniques for the flawless look you see on her website.
Janice's Portfolio Photos
Janice's Before & After Makeup Gallery
About ~ Naomi Martinez
"My signature style is a natural fresh glowing look with a glamorous edge. I love the soft look of lashes, glowing cheek and a very soft lip. While I also love to create a sexy smokey eye or any trendy or dramatic look, it's the clean, classic and glowing makeup look that remains my passion. I believe in enhancing rather than changing."
You'll find that whatever your style, you'll leave feeling beautiful!
Savvy brides and TV personalities hire Media Makeup Artists--- who currently work in television, films and on photo shoots, and who have years of experience in the mediums that they will be dealing with, such as: photography, video and TV/High Definition. Many brides, producers, celebrities and TV personalities trust that my experience and creativity meet their highest expectations!I absolutely love my job as a Media Makeup Artist; and while I enjoy working in film and television, I feel that working with brides makes my job even more special and meaningful. I have worked with hundreds of brides with many different skin types and makeup styles. My goal with each and every client was and is to produce exceptional results. I was always thrilled and honored when my clients shared their professional photos with me and stated how happy they were with the final results. Every bride is very important to me, and their wedding day is so special. I'm honored when they choose me as their makeup artist, and I never forget their wedding day!! My clients confide that I will create that beautifully timeless and classic look that will last in their memories and photographs for generations to come. Let me create that beautiful and timeless look for you!
I studied at the School for Film and TV in New York City, and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. This is where I mastered the art of applying makeup that looked flawless on print, video, TV and film. I also learned how lighting changes the look of makeup. At the time, I was also as the head makeup artist and manager for a skin care salon. I earned a certificate in Aesthetics, which encompassed: facials, makeup and waxing .In 1995, I decided to make a career change and take advantage of my communications training. I hosted a weekly television program with an NBC affiliate station, and I became an advocate for the Straight Talk about Risks Program. This program educates children about the dangers associated with firearms. My involvement in the community helped me earn the key to the City of Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1996, I was crowned Miss Connecticut USA and I represented Connecticut at the Miss USA Pageant. This afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the USA, Mexico and South America. I expanded my makeup expertise by working closely with several talented industry makeup artists who were also hired to apply my makeup. In 2004, I was asked to speak before Congress in Washington regarding issues affecting women such as Breast Cancer--a cause very near and dear to my heart!! In the fall of 2005, I was a guest on the Tyra Banks show. It was for a makeup showdown against an LA based makeup artist. We were challenged to recreate a look done on Tyra Banks by Celebrity Makeup Artist: Jay Manuel from the America's Next Top Model TV show. I was chosen as the winner of the makeup showdown, and I assisted Jay Manuel on a celebrity photo shoot with super model iMAN. I was asked to be on the Tyra Show for a follow-up show which aired May 24, 2006 on CBS. In the summer of 2006 I was hired as the key makeup artist for the nationally syndicated TV show: Judge Hatchett. I'm also a beauty advisor for Brides Magazine and CT Bride and The Connecticut Bride.