Andrea C. Samuels is an award-winning makeup artist who started off as a painter in her early years. She began her creative career drawing and sketching people at the age of two, eventually earning a scholarship to complete a semester for The School of The Art Institute at age nine. In 2009, Andrea Samuels graduated from Make Up First LLC and obtained her IL State Certification for Makeup Artistry. Between 2013 through today, Andrea has assisted some of the industry's top makeup artists such as AJ Crimson, DeShawn Hatcher, Ashunta Sheriff, Gabriel Almodovar, Violette and Beyonce's personal makeup artist, Sir John Barnett. Andrea became the first makeup finalist for the Fall 2015 "VFiles Made Fashion" Show at New York Fashion Week and was the Key Artist for four runway designers sponsored by V Magazine. Andrea is also an M.U.D. Certified Makeup Educator for Pivot Point International and currently teaches Beauty Essentials 101. Andrea's work can be seen nationally and internationally with clients like Nike, Elle Magazine, Target, and Hard Rock Hotels.