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What do you do? In Makeup?

I am a Makeup Artist for Commercial, TV, Film, Print, Live Events, Mens Grooming, Fashion Shows, Bridal, Lessons and light hair styling.

What sign are you?

I am a Capricorn.


My birthday is right between Christmas and New Years. 10 out of 10 DO NOT RECOMMEND! hahah


Do you have any pets?

I do!! My partner and I have 2 dogs. Although she would die to have a cat but the compromise is not until we are old! haha.

Tadashi the super friendly Chihuahua and Rocket the big black lab rescue mix.

What does a Good Time look like for you?

A good time to me is going out to different restaurants with my Fiancé or friends.

A music festival.

Friendships, laughs and traveling as much as possible.

There is so much to experience in the world!

Why did you become a Makeup Artist?

I became a Makeup Artist because I have an immense passion for all things Beauty, Art, Fashion & Connection.

I love the world of TV, Film, anything commercial or print.

I love connecting with other human beings in the field or with a Bride on their big day.

Makeup is a powerful outlet that can make someone feel beautiful, create confidence or it can create a creature of the darkness. The possibilities are endless and I am here for it!

What inspires your work?

I get inspiration from everywhere and everyone. Sometimes it could be as simple as the special metallic effect of someone's belt or it could be an amazing New York Fashion Runway show that stuns me!

As long as I get to pick up my brushes and paint someone, in any capacity, I am inspired and in my happy place.

What is your training and education?

A lot of what I learned was from working at MAC Cosmetics back in the 2000's.

Their education back then was unmatched and I was always striving for excellence. Getting every certification I could, even though my every move was picked apart and scrutinized, not only in person but blown up on screen at each certification level. It made me strong and taught me a lot.

I also got my Esthetics license back in 2012.

I will always continue my education in this field. From taking Master Classes, from those in the industry longer than myself or with more experience and by always staying up to date and curious!

What are your future aspirations? Where do you see yourself in the future?

I want to do New York Fashion Week!! That has been a goal for a long time now. I also want to travel more doing what I love in Production and Commercial work of all kinds. I want to see what is outside of the Detroit/Michigan market!! And I want to continue connecting with Beauty Professionals in the industry.

A Note From Nico

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for this amazing beautiful ride in the world of Makeup. I knew since I was a teenager this is something I loved but I never dreamed it could be my career, my passion, my love and my life. From a beautiful Bride that trusted me on one of the biggest days of their life, to the models/photographers/producers/etc that chose me for their vision, to my friends and family that pushed me to go after it full time and to my fellow industry professionals for the friendship and guidance. I want to do SO SO SO many more things in the Makeup World and this is just the beginning!!!

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