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Andrea C. Samuels

Chicago, IL

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About Andrea C. Samuels

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My name is Andrea and I am a makeup artist located in Chicago, IL. I have over seven years of experience with hd makeup, film, bridal, theatrical, runway, basic makeup application and basic to moderate hair styling.

I earned my state certification from Makeup First Academy LLC. I specialize in airbrush makeup, special fx, scar & tattoo camouflage, contouring, and enhancing highlighting bone structure.

I am able to do grooming for men as well as providing products on set and working with all hair types and hair lengths. My services are available in NY, LA and internationally upon request.

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Chicago, IL 60626

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  • 5/5 stars January 17, 2012

    As a Wardrobe Stylist I have been working with Andrea for a long time. She is extremely talented. She understands your skin and makes sure you look amazing, always providing new advice about make-up and skin care. I have learned so much since working with Andrea about my own skin. I recommend everyone to work with Andrea. Whether you need make-up for an event, wedding, or just want to learn more about your own skin tone and what to apply instead of just guessing.

  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2012

    I am a model that has worked with Andrea on several test shoots and she is fabulous! She is a true artist and can make anyone look stunning. Andrea is by far the best makeup artist I have worked with yet!

  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2012

    Superb! I loved the look, and the smokey eyes! very professional and super nice!

  • 5/5 stars January 8, 2012

    I got to work with Andrea for a portfolio shoot of mine. Not only did she do a wonderful job on the make up, she gave me some advice for how to take care and to help my skin when I had asked. She is very friendly and easy to strike up a conversation with, which helped for any nervousness I had for the day. When we went out on location, which was outside while a light rain started, she was right there to fix anything that was messed with in the rain. Andrea is on top of things when it comes to doing her job! When I get the chance, I would love to work with her again.

  • 5/5 stars January 6, 2012

    I've had the pleasure of working with Andrea 3 times in 2011 (in less than 2 months mind you) and due to my upcoming 2012 wedding, I'll have the pleasure of working with her a few more times this year. Andrea is incredibly professional, flexible and skilled! I always receive mutltiple compliments from people when Andrea's done my makeup for a special event. I HIGHLY recommend her for any occasion. I've worked with Andrea on a family photo shoot, casual social events and a New Years Eve gala. She's fantastic and she's already hired (if she'll have me!) for my upcoming nuptials!!!

  • 5/5 stars January 6, 2012

    I've worked with Andrea three times since we met a few months back, and each experience has been delightful. She is a true master of her art so you can expect flawless make-up that not only looks perfect, but looks exactly how you wanted it to. Her schedule is flexible, she's always on time, she's professional, she's thorough but quick, and she is her own creative individual that will give input when needed. Andrea is easily the best make-up artist I've worked with in this city.

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    Since meeting and working with Andrea last year, we have collaborated on several editorials, projects and publications. Andrea can easily take a broad concept and transform it into a beautiful masterpiece even better then I could ever express verbally.

    As a photographer, I love working with a team that takes note of an idea/concept and can run with it creatively. An artist, (what ever field they may be in) should always be free to express themselves in their field of expertise with little guidance. I never have a doubt in my mind that Andrea will preform anything less than amazing.

    Andrea is truly talented at what she does and I am very blessed to be able to work with such a creative, down to earth, genuine person. I would recommend Andrea to any and all of my clients.

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    Andrea was my very first mke up artist and is one of my favorites. She works in a very timely mnner and can do any style that the photographer wants. She never fails to make the hair and make up look amazing, and is such a sweet person as well. Anyone would be very lucky to work with Andrea. If you do work with her, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    As a photographer, your team is crucial. And to have the opportunity to work with the talented Andrea, still amazes me.

    A laid back artist that truly understands your vision thoroughly enough to reach it and go beyond. She absorbs herself into being a part of your team by showing how passionate she is for her craft--and it shows.

    I am honored to capture her work in my photography and I look forward to working with her always.

    Errol Dunlap, photographer

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    I had the opportunity to work with Andrea for a Photoshoot in Chicago! She was very professional, friendly and was done in no time! I must admit I was quite nervous in the beginning since I don't get my make up professionally done very often, but when I looked in the mirror I was really amazed! Worth every penny!

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    Andrea never stops amazing me with her professionalism, great personality, and her creativity with her color palletes and looks.

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    Very professional and easy to work with! Not only will you be working with a great MUA but you may make a new friend!

    Strongly recommended :)

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    I've had the pleasure of working with Andrea twice this year and both times she's been extremely professional. I told her the look I was going for and she nailed it for my professional head shots for my business. You can't go wrong with Andrea, just look at her portfolio and you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • 5/5 stars January 4, 2012

    My name is Alicja. I am a model.
    I have known Andrea for 3 years already. She is great person but at the same time an amazing make up artist.
    She did my make up and hair for several photo shoots before and the results were great. Over few years of modeling I had my make up done by many make up artist. I can easily tell the difference between a good artist and someone who is not certain about what he/ she is doing!
    Andrea is really talented and always professional. She is not affraid of new challenges. Even if you are not 100% sure what you want she is ready to help and always has great advices ready.
    I highly recommend her services.

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I always love working with new people! There is no face that is a challenge for me; I can beautify and perfect your features in more ways than you can imagine. I have been professionally trained by amazing people and you will certainly be in good hands if you choose to work with me. My clients receive the best of the best, I'm always on time and I always give 100%.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. No two faces are alike so I make sure that I custom make my makeup work for each face. Each eyebrow is unique and crafted very precisely, each lip color I choose for my client is custom made for their face. I contour and I apply blush differently for each face. You should know that not only do I work fast but I am able to study your face and I will quickly know what you need.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Every day literally feels like my birthday! I am delighted to be able to fulfill my dreams at a young age. I take pride in what I do, I have complete freedom and versatility, I get to work with so many amazing people daily and I am very passionate about makeup artistry.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. The number one question I am ALWAYS asked is.....(drumroll).........

"Can You Make Me Look Like Kim Kardashian?"

You should know that you are truly beautiful just the way you are! There is no need for you to compare, or aspire, to look like a celebrity. Without makeup, celebrities don't even look like celebrites! I can assure you that I can make you look like the best version of you and you will feel like a celebrity at the end of the day.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I had the opportunity to assist celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff for desigenr Cesar Galindo in New York Fashion Week last month. I had an amazing time working on beautiful models and working in a fast paced environment, it was absolutely amazing and I am looking forward to next year!

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Headshots & Portfolio Work: Please Inquire!

Bridal Rates: Please Inquire!

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I have a very strong artistic background and attended college courses in fine arts at the age of 9. I understand facial anatomy and bone structure very well, so you will be in very good hands if you choose to work with me. No matter what type of makeup you needed done, I have a very fine tuned understanding of working from soft to medium to extreme makeup applications for all activities such as: weddings, film, television, fashion shows, photo shoots, photography, video, advertisements, special occasions and any event in your life.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I am currently working on expanding my market outside of the Midwest. I will be more accessible in New York, Los Angeles, and London for 2012.

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