Hiii! I’m Lauren Reid, an ego-less, small town, hippy-at-heart, tomboy who likes girly things, kinda girl. Most days you can find me wearing little to no makeup (ironic, right?).
I’m a business girl. I graduated with honors from W.P.Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with my B.S. in Marketing. Straight from that I went to makeup school where I trained to become a certified makeup artist.
I have over 7 years experience doing makeup and making people look fresh and camera ready. I started my career in Phoenix, AZ and have since had the pleasure of working in California, New York, Texas, Nevada, Mexico, and several other really cool destinations my clients have sent me. My experience ranges from working on commercial sets to corporate events/materials to private client accommodations. I am all about hygiene, professionalism, a good attitude, team work, and working really hard!
I am mostly known for radiant skin, my natural approach to makeup, and my ability to be present, listen (and deliver) what my clients ask for, and last but not least, for paying attention to details (you know, like all of those little things that can totally be caught during production instead of having to fix in post).
People often refer to me as a non-intimidating dose of calm, a very talented jack of all trades, and a #ladyboss.
I love serving the world by making people feel really good about the beautiful humans they are because we all deserve to feel (and look) amazing. Whether someone is in my chair, working on the same set, or just generally in my presence, I want them to feel good.
The things I am most passionate about in life are all of the cute animals...like all of them. If I didn’t travel for work and had a huge chunk of land, I would probably save them all (or at least as many would fit)! I am also passionate about being authentic, being grateful, and showing up the best way you can in life. This includes working hard at every job I am hired for. It truly makes me happy when I am being helpful and I majorly dislike being at rest when there is work to be done, even if it’s not a “makeup artist’s role”.
I work with people who need makeup. I mean, let’s keep it real (haha). On the production side of makeup artist life, I am most often hired for commercial and corporate gigs, whether print, video, or live broadcast. On the private client side, I am most often hired for daily appearances, special occasions, and social media productions.
I am lucky enough to have worked with a number of different clients, all who seem to share a common affinity toward the importance of professional, quality work in a timely manner.
As a professional makeup artist I have had the pleasure of having my work appear on a wide range of networks/publications/ads/commercials including but not limited to Subway, Disney Channel, Extra TV, ABC15, Hallmark Channel, Mary Kay, LifeFactory, Women’s Health, Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Bodybuilding.com, FHM, Playboy, and Swimsuit Illustrated. You can check out my client list for photographers, talent, designers, and more!
When I am not busy working on set you can catch me with a face mask on. I will most likely be on the computer catching up on the admin duties that come along with being an entrepreneur or teaching one of my online college entrepreneurship classes. If those are tended to, you can find me playing with my dog, swimming in the ocean or walking in the woods (depending on what state I am in!), reading a great book (and likely taking notes), or planning my next getaway.
If you’re dying to hear more, here are a few things you might not know about me:
A hobby of mine is looking at homes for sale. But no, I am not a homeowner. (Please keep me off Pinterest because I might never have enough homes for all of my home inspo.)
I am SO scared of sharks, heights, and falling in a plane crash. (Can you imagine if I fell from the sky into the middle of the ocean in a feeding pot of sharks?! Holy anxiety.)
I am addicted to Diet Pepsi, though over the past few years I limit myself to one a day. (And yes, I am brand loyal.)
Did someone say Cinnamon Roll with cream cheese frosting? Because if they did, I’m there. (The gooier the better to be honest!)
I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my B.S. in Marketing from ASU and I will forever be a student of life. (Did I mention I loooove learning?)
I grew up in the woods with no cable so I played make-believe a lot -- like daily. I always: played typing games (and I still type extremely fast even if I don’t use all of the right fingers), played dress up (and now I work on sets where we still get to play dress up!), played pretend teacher (and now I teach online classes), and played with my outdoor cat (and even though she’s in kitty heaven, my love for all animals lives on).