My Gift To The Community

Inspired by every makeover gone wrong (everyone has a story), the artists from The Makeup Connection are on a mission to be your go-to makeup artists.  Our mission started before the emergence of the "Makeup Guru".  In 2006, Lexi, the founder of TMC, found her passion for people, artistry, and service in the in the form of makeup.  She started with Bare Escentuals and by 2014 became Regional Artistry Trainer with Smashbox Cosmetics.  "I wasn't just trained about product knowledge.  I was grilled on technique. Every training, especially with Smashbox, was like artistry bootcamp. This was real life red carpet experience that were game changers for the every day makeup application."  In 2016, retail makeup no longer aligned with her life mission.  Staying true to her values, she made the difficult decision to leave her career and pursue freelance artistry.  In 2018, she opened The Makeup Connection Studio to move the focus away from the sale of cosmetics to focusing just artistry.  She believes that most women have a lot of makeup, but what to do with it?  She and the team of artists at The Makeup Connection Studio each have over a decade of experience with demystifying makeup artistry and understand the struggles of every woman at the makeup counter.  "Being Asian American, I know the struggle to find a skilled artist for my hooded eyes.  But working in the makeup industry made me realize that it was hard to find skilled artists in general.  I was tired of the cookie cutter looks and color palettes.  Meeting women at the makeup counter made me realize MANY women felt as I did! That's why I opened the studio.  We don't need more makeup - we need more artistry!  I'm here to help. I love being the makeup problem solver - there isn't a complexion I can't match or an eye shape I can't enhance," says Lexi."  At The Makeup Connection, we're here to be your BFF and your personal stylist.  You can trust our artistry."


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