I don’t believe in rules when it comes to makeup. I believe in looking timeless, powerful, and beautiful–in whatever way those words speak to you. I believe beauty comes in all ages, races, genders, and walks of life. I believe in the transformative power of makeup–not only the physical transformation, but the inner as well. Every person has something uniquely beautiful about them, and it is a privilege to help tap into that beauty and make it shine.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
I have been in the professional cosmetics industry for over 10 years and a freelance artist for 7 years. After briefly working for Perscriptives, I was hired by Sephora as a makeup artist and worked there for nearly 5 years. There I attended advanced artistry and skincare trainings in New York City and Boston, and also made it to the semi-final round of their Pro Beauty Team try-outs my first year with the company. I also developed several in-store artistry training sessions for fellow “cast” members, and it was then I began to discover my love of artistry education.
After leaving Sephora I managed a LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics for one year where I became well versed in Eco-friendly and sustainable skincare/body products. Most recently I was a Beauty Stylist at Nordstrom in Norfolk, VA where I was a highly sought after artist and worked closely with the MAC, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, and Laura Mercier counters.
In 2015 Rosie Hunter Makeup Artistry was created after my family and I relocated with the Navy to Japan. I reside in Yokosuka with my husband Dan, a Navy Musician (Tuba) in the Seventh Fleet Band, and our two beautiful and precocious children, Stella and Henry.
I hold a Bachelors of Music degree with a concentration in Musical Theater from the University of Southern Maine. While in college I enrolled in stage makeup courses where I was taught how to imagine and create effective stage Artisty concepts, basic special effects, and era-appropriate hair styling. After graduation I attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City for further studies. I am a member of the professional actors union Actors’ Equity, and have performed in 8 professional shows and over 25 fully staged productions, including makeup design for the Magic Flute at USM. I have performed as a pops soloist for 2 separate orchestras, and as a vocal soloist for chorale and master classes on numerous occasions.