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 14 years and a freelance artist for 10 years. After wearing many hats working for Sephora, LUSH, and Nordstrom, in 2015 Rosie Hunter Makeup Artistry was launched after my family and I relocated with the Navy to Japan for 2.5 years. Upon relocating to Chicago in 2018, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Kate Johnson of Kate Johnson Artistry where I was made a lead artist on her award winning bridal team. Since then I have helped over 80 brides on their magical day, as well as countless bridesmaids and family members. I am also fortunate enough to work regularly with some of the top photographers in Chicago doing headshot, commercial, and boudoir photography.
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. While in Chicago I have been a featured extra on “Empire”, “Proven Innocent”, and “Utopia”, and performed in two industrial films.