Hey, girlfriend! I’m Caitlyn, and I’m so glad you landed here on my website! I am a professional makeup artist, specialized in weddings, currently living in Rochester, NY and moving to Charlotte, NC in October 2019. I am now booking 2020 wedding makeup in the Charlotte, NC area!
From a very young age, I was always fascinated with makeup. It’s probably due to the following combination:
- The fact that I am a girly-girl through and through (cannot throw a football, catch a baseball, or swing a golf club for the life of me)
- My momma went to cosmetology school when she was younger and taught me so many tips and tricks when I was growing up
- I used to be a competitive dancer from the age of 5 – 18 and naturally, stage makeup played a big role in that
- I just straight up LOVE makeup and am naturally artistic (love to write, draw, paint, design…all the creative things!)
After studying the art of makeup and how to bring out the natural beauty in everyone through self-taught techniques, in 2012, I decided to start Makeup by Caitlyn Michelle. I believe makeup is something that should be used to enhance the natural features of each person’s face – not mask them.
So what makes me different, out of all the makeup artists you have to choose from out there?
Aside from my artistic and creative abilities, I pride myself on the highest level of professionalism, service, and organization. I also have the ability to understand each client’s wants and needs and to use the right products and techniques to achieve that, whether it is a very natural or a very glam look.
I also think I’m a pretty fun person if I do say so myself! If you ever want to grab a glass of Sauv Blanc and listen to 2000s hip hop music, I’m your chick!
In December 2017, I trained at The Master Class with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Mario’s clients include the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan (he is Kim’s primary makeup artist), Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Demi Lovato, and many more. Training with Mario was something I wanted to do for years, and am so happy I did. Because the class was all-day and I sat front row center, I learned so many valuable tips and tricks.
I am constantly furthering my education and studying the latest techniques to ensure that my skill continues to improve with each day!
Aside from doing makeup, I love to create and design things (including wedding invitations!), try new restaurants, travel to different cities and countries, listen to live music, spend time with her friends and family, and couldn’t live without chapstick (this one by Farmacy) or mascara (this one by Benefit).
I would love to work with you! xoxo