It all started one day when I got a barbie doll head for christmas. Add in some paint, crayons, brushes, curlers, and clothing well I found my calling. In the 80's I was a model for Elite which was where I began to learn my craft and that I loved to transform myself through fashion, make up, and hair. In the 90's I started teaching modeling at John Casablancas that's where I discovered I love working on photoshoots and transforming other people. I have worked for many Cosmetic brands such as M.A.C., Dior, Nars, Urban Decay, and Sephora where I got a lot of training of the different cosmetics and skincare brands that professionals use in addition to applying makeup on a variety of clients and ethnicities. I attended City College of San Francisco studying theater where I learned theatrical make up and interned for the Western Stage in Salinas, California. I then went on to Cosmetology school and learned aesthetics to be proficient in skin care because good skin is the key to great make up.  

After years of working for brands and education  I started working in the industry  on Indie films, music videos, photoshoots, runway shows, theater, commercials, and for celebrities. I am a passionate makeup artist who believes that makeup is an art and helps to make you feel beautiful. My primary goal is to educate women, aspiring makeup artists, girls, even men and empower them to be self sufficient by teaching them how to do their own makeup and skincare. I love the creative process so I work and collaborate on film, photoshoots, runway, music videos, commercials, and theater.  I am proficient in  beauty, bridal, airbrush, skincare, theatrical, editorial make up and some F/X.  In addition to makeup I also do light hair styling, modeling instruction, skin analysis and education, lash extensions, fashion consulting, body and wardrobe analysis, and fashion styling.

To Contact Me:

I am located in Phoenix, Arizona but I am available for travel.

Phone: (917)450-4345

ginanovotchinmakeup@gmail.com

 

 

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