Learn about a local makeup artist who provides on-location makeup for brides with special occasions, makeup lessons, permanent makeup, and eyelash extensions.
Natalie Ramirez is a freelance makeup artist specializing in traditional makeup, on-location makeup for brides, special occasions, production, and makeup lessons, permanent makeup, and eyelash extensions.
Her story, she says, began about 30 years ago. “Ever since I was a little girl I have always had a love for makeup,” she says. “I got my first makeup palette when I was 6 years old. It was $2.99 from Walgreens. It had the brightest blue and green eye glitter shadows and deepest orange blush. I painted my face over and over again and my little brother’s too.”
As Ramirez grew older, she says that she was always doing makeup for herself and her friends as they turned into teenagers. In high school, she did her makeup before school and applied makeup to her friends in the bathroom between classes. “I loved having a brush in my hand but more than that I liked making other girls feel beautiful,” she says. “Although, let me be clear, as I tell all my students: makeup is simply here to enhance our own natural beauty.”
Ramirez spent several years in retail before traveling an an artist and climbing the corporate ladder to become an executive in the cosmetic world. Then, last year, she decided that she wanted to go back to her artistry roots and launched Natalie Ramirez Makeup Artist.
Currently, makeup offerings include on-location for bridal and special occasion, makeup lessons for groups and individuals, eyelash extensions, and permanent cosmetic makeup.
Ramirez says that to her, what makes her business feel unique is the versatility in her artistry skills. She can offer traditional and permanent makeup. “I am essentially a one-stop-shop,” she says. “I pride myself on taking the time to educate my clients, listen to their concerns, and eliminate any worry they may have, all while giving them the perfect look.”
She also wants to put her skills to use as she plans to launch a non-profit artistry organization to provide permanent brows and lash extensions to cancer survivors while also preparing to announce a collaboration project with local photographer Steph Keller Photography.
Ramirez is offering an exclusive offer to Cincy Chic readers who are new clients: Mention this story and get $50 off any permanent makeup service. Plus, follow Ramirez on Instagram to learn more about how you can enter to win a free permanent makeup session.