I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from UT Austin. Painting and drawing were my focus, particularly portraits. While in school, I started working in cosmetics part time to develop my makeup artistry skills. Following graduation, I was promoted to studio director and wedding/event coordinator for a busy makeup studio, where I spent the next couple years getting my makeup and event coordination skills to a science.
Working in the Austin area, I met a lot of bridal clients who were interested in natural makeup that made them look beautiful, but still like themselves and not overdone. As someone who has a minimalistic style and is highly detail oriented, I found I was an excellent fit for those brides and was able to deliver exactly what they were looking for.
In 2016, I took the leap and started Anastasia MUA, becoming a full time makeup artist and wedding coordinator for my own pro hair and makeup beauty team. My vision was simple - build an exceptional team of talented artists specializing in my signature natural beauty makeup style and gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy hair with a simple, no nonsense booking process and dedication to exceptional client service. We have been featured in wedding publications including Brides of Austin, 7 Centerpieces and more, done makeup for commercial clients including Coca Cola Mexico, and won Best of theKnot 2020. Check out what previous bridal clients have to say here!
My artistic background has a great influence on the way I work, especially when it comes to understanding color and the way it interacts with my client's undertones to create the most flattering look possible for that specific person. I have experience working with all skin tones. Check out my work here.
I am inspired by celebrity red carpet makeup and runway makeup. I believe in an artistic and minimal approach, whether I'm doing makeup for a bride, a fashion look book, or a commercial. I believe makeup should always be used to ultimately enhance beauty in the subject.
Drop me a line if you're interested in working together!