About Me

Hello, my name is Lauren McDowell. I’m the creator of Live Love Makeup.  Let’s get to know each other, shall we?

I studied at D’armi Esthetics institute in 2007 in Scottsdale, AZ. Through my studies, I have become a licensed esthetichian that specalizes in chemical peels, microderms, and specalized skincare tailored to the individual.

My main passion is makeup! I have been freelancing and doing makeup since 2005. Because of this love, in 2011, I decided to further my makeup knowledge in tv, film, editorial, and high fashion makeup by attending MUD Makeup Designory School in Burbank, CA. I have always been very passionate about making over an individual as a whole (the makeup, the hair, the wardrobe, ect.), so my studies there really helped me to get a better understanding of how I can enhance someones beauty from head to toe. It’s the shift from plain jane to bombshell and the joy that my clients have on their faces after I’m done, that is so incredibly rewarding.

I’m often of the less-is-more methodology. I love to use natural makeup to bring out an individual’s innate beauty. This is especially true when I’m working with a bride during her big day. I love nothing more than to make her feel so amazing and special on such an important occasion in her life. I like her knowing that, with all the craziness of the wedding, she won’t have to worry about how she looks.

I don’t strictly do natural makeup and beauty. I’m great with any type of makeup look. Getting artsy when someone gives me the creative liberty is always fun! From the dramatic smoky eyes of Kim Kardashian, to the flawless airbrushed look of Scarlett Johansen, I can do it all.

My passion is to make people look and feel better about themselves. Whether its  makeup for the prom, hair for a wedding, or both for something in the entertainment business, I do it all! I am an expert on all things beauty and trendy!

Here’s a short list of some of the things I do:

  • bridal
  • prom/homecoming
  • special occasions/events
  • makeup lessons
  • magazine
  • tv/film
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