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"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" 
                          -Coco Chanel

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."                                                  -Coco Chanel

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Karyn Carlson is a freelance makeup artist who has always had a passion for beauty and science. Inspired by her love of fine art, dance, fashion, and people, Karyn is able to create custom looks that are unique and beautiful for each and every client.

Karyn specializes in looks that are based on each individual’s natural beauty and their anatomy. Her goal is to make you look and feel like a better version of yourself while enjoying the experience at the same time. 

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Karyn strives to maintain the highest standards in both professionalism and technique. She is always researching new products and techniques to allow for the best possible results. In her kit, she carries a variety of professional grade products as well as high-end consumer products.

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All services are customized to each client on an individual basis.  Please contact us for rates and additional services not shown.

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Custom Brow Arching

Makeup Lessons

Bridal Services

Professional Makeup Application

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It's time to indulge in you! Every woman deserves the "Red Carpet Look" once in a while and Karyn Carlson can get you ready for your personal night at the Oscars. Book your star treatment for a special occasion or that important photo shoot.

Corporate  or other headshots
Speaking Engagements
Personal or Professional Branding
Holiday Parties
Charity Events
Wedding Guest
Engagement Photoshoot
Formal Bridal Portraits
Boudoir Photoshoot
Family Photoshoot

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Karyn knows and understands that your wedding day can be a busy and stressful time. The day of your wedding is not the time to try any new styles, rather to look like yourself, just bumped up and perfected. We will work together to create a look that suits your features and ideas using traditionally applied or airbrushed makeup. This is one of the most important days in your life, and like every bride, you want to look your best that day in and out of pictures. Your pictures will instantly take you back to those special moments of that day, so it is worth it to invest in your look. Make sure you look the best you possibly can because those pictures are your memories in years to come!

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All packages include a preview, a skin care analysis and remedy recommendation, custom brow arching, wedding day makeup application, set up and travel fees, face chart of your wedding day makeup and touch up kit.  

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Individual Lessons

Spend 2 1/2 hours in the privacy of your own home learning makeup tips specifically for you. In this one-on-one makeup lesson, Karyn Carlson will work with products in your makeup bag and show you her favorite makeup products. Each lesson is customized just for you, so whether it's your foundation that doesn't match, your eyes that need a lift or you just want to learn new makeup looks; Karyn Carlson Makeup Artistry can help!


Individual Lessons

Spend 2 1/2 hours in the privacy of your own home learning makeup tips, specifically for you. In this one-on-one makeup lesson, Karyn Carlson will work with products in your makeup bag and show you her favorite makeup products. Each lesson is customized just for you, so whether it's your foundation that doesn't match, your eyes that need a lift or you just want to learn new makeup looks; Karyn Carlson Makeup Artistry can help!

This one-on-one 1 1/2 hour mini makeup lesson is designed for the low maintenance woman, and for women wanting a refresher makeup lesson. Whether you want a new makeup look for your eyes or color advice for the changing season, this abbreviated makeup lesson will focus on what makes you look your best. Karyn Carlson will teach you makeup tips and techniques and streamline your makeup bag so that your makeup application will be quick and simple every day. Whether you’re interested in learning how to do your own makeup, or learning more about a specific makeup technique, this personalized session is the perfect opportunity to expand your skills.

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Additional Individual Lessons Available for Customization
Beauty
DIY Bridal
Bridal Party
Contour & Highlight
Honeymoon
Day to Evening Makeover
Special Occasion
Waterproof
Makeup Bag Clean Out
Skincare for Makeup
5 Minute Makeup
Lashes
Smokey Eye
Lips

We also offer GROUP CLASSES which is a great way to spend a fun night with friends, or a unique alternative to the typical office event (bring your colleagues – bring your clients!) We’ll focus on your look, your skin type, and your style, to create some simple techniques to master your skill. You’re welcome to bring your own products to use as well.

This one-on-one 1 1/2 hour mini makeup lesson is designed for the low maintenance woman, and for women wanting a refresher makeup lesson. Whether you want a new makeup look for your eyes or color advice for the changing season, this abbreviated lesson will focus on what makes you look your best. Karyn Carlson will teach you makeup tips and techniques and streamline your makeup bag so that your makeup application will be quick and simple every day. Whether you’re interested in learning how to do your own makeup, or learning more about a specific makeup technique, this personalized session is the perfect opportunity to expand your skills. 


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We also offer GROUP CLASSES which is a great way to spend a fun night with friends, or a unique alternative to the typical office event (bring your colleagues – bring your clients!) We’ll focus on your look, your skin type, and your style, to create some simple techniques to master your skill. You’re welcome to bring your own products to use as well.

Additional Individual Lessons Available for Customization

Beauty
Bridal
Bridal Party
Contour & Highlight
Honeymoon
Day to Evening Makeover
Special Occasion
Waterproof
Makeup Bag Clean Out
Skincare for Makeup
5 Minute Makeup

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Did you know that you are aging your eyes every time you have your brows waxed?  Do you find waxing to be painful?
Come have your brows custom shaped according to your face and eye shape, and eye spacing.   I use a pain free tweezing technique to shape your brows to your face and then show you how to fill in any gaps to create the best brows for you.


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Men's Grooming
Bridal Shower Makeup Application
Bachelorette Night Out makeup
Bachelorette Spa Parties
Touch up Services
Camouflage for Tattoos or Scars
Personal Shopping Services
Hair Styling


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I recently signed up for a makeup lesson with Karyn after realizing that I needed to update my look. Wow! She worked with the beauty products that I already owned, eliminating ones that had gone bad, as well as ones that just did not work with my coloring. She recommended only a few key items and I have used them regularly since. Plus, she taught me application techniques. I know this may sound a bit over the top, but, honestly, my spirit was lifted by the time she left. Why? Because she didn’t try to change me or conform me to some arbitrary standard of beauty, rather she looked at MY face, showing me how to highlight my features. I was impressed by her gracious professionalism, her knowledge of makeup products, and her sense of color. She is obviously an artist by nature, and she has enhanced that natural eye for beauty with an excellent education in human anatomy and design principles. A makeup lesson with her is, hands down, one of the best investments I have made. I highly recommend her. 

Gina

Karyn is not only a very kind and generous person, she is also an amazing professional.
She knows everything there is to know on every product on the market. She can justify with detailed explanation what brands to avoid and what brands to buy. She knows about makeup but also anti-aging creams or moisturizers.  She showed me how to apply creams and makeup and why it needed to be done a certain way. She took a lot of her time with me to find the perfect eyeliner for me. You can trust her with closed eyes! I highly recommend her !

Celine

Julie

You were amazing.  My husband and I love looking at our wedding photos - I have never looked so good! The whole process was so smooth, the preview and the application on the day of the wedding, you were so professional and also great to work with. As someone who doesn't wear makeup day-to-day I was scared I wouldn't feel natural "made-up" but I was so comfortable and confident after I saw what you were planning! I was so pleased with the natural look that you were able to pull off. Your artistic eye and steady hand helped me look my best. I would recommend you and your services to anyone. I can’t tell you how much you contributed to making my wedding so wonderful and memorable! 

She is MAGICAL! It isn't just about the correct shade of foundation, ladies. Karyn is an expert who knows how to widen the eyes, make the nose look straighter, etc...all with makeup! I am filled with GRATITUDE that we have such a stellar and talented artist to make us look our best for that special day or for when we are speaking on stages or appearing on film, right here in the Bay Area! Exceptional talent. Karyn is definitely the artist I will continue to hire for all my special moments with looking, feeling, and radiating beauty confidently!

Kimberly

Karyn’s knowledge, gentle hand and personable informative presentation were excellent. I would say that this is a wonderful thing to do for yourself, a get-together with girlfriends/co-workers or family. Your skin changes as you get older (duh!) and so should the products and techniques you use. Thanks for the information, hands-on help and education Karyn.

Karen

A HUGE thank you to the lovely Karyn Carlson for her gift and talent with makeup and hair. She is highly professional, knowledgable, personable and mindful. She is AMAZING with enhancing natural beauty.

Kim

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