Andrea C. Samuels

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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.


Chicago, IL 60626

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  • 5/5 stars

    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

    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 Event Makeup Verified Review

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

  • 5/5 stars

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 5/5 stars

    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

    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

    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. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. Headshots & Portfolio Work: Please Inquire!

Bridal Rates: Please Inquire!

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

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. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

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%.

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