Rachel Lisa, a Cincinnati-based makeup artist, has worked with some of today’s hottest celebrities, such as Kesha, Rachel Zoe, and Katy Perry.
Lisa started right out of high school working for Prescriptives in 1996, and has since launched her own makeup application business and cosmetics line, and just announced her new studio storefront, located downtown at 1115 Pendleton Street. From this studio, Lisa offers makeup lessons, event makeup for weddings, commercial events, senior portraits, maternity shoots, headshots, and boudoir shoots.
“I love my new studio- it has loads of natural light,” says Lisa. “And, I’m now directly next door to the Bell Event Center, where a lot of people get married.” Lisa says she plans to continue her on-location services for weddings, and other events, but will have her new studio space as a home base for her other services.
By appointment only, women can take a class with Lisa, to learn her makeup tricks. “I have a few different classes I offer like a quick everyday look, the elusive smoky eye look, and highlighting and contouring,” Lisa explains. “But, I can customize any class for what someone wants to learn.”
Other than the natural light in her newfound studio, Lisa says she is most excited for her décor options, and working with clients in a fun filled work environment. “Two words: glitter wall,” Lisa laughs. “A glitter wall, is a wall painted with glitter. Mine will be done with black glitter, on top of black paint, I’m so excited for that part.”
Lisa has her own makeup line called Rachel Lisa, and sells it in her studio, as well as online. Lisa says while she uses her own line on her clients, and in her classes, she incorporates other makeup brands as well. “I use lots of brands besides mine, like Mac, Nars, and, IT Cosmetics,” Lisa explains.
“I love that my job is different every day, and filled with different people,” Lisa says. “It might be a commercial, a film with celebrities, or a wedding party that I’m working with. I love meeting new people, and seeing their expressions when they see how much makeup can change them. Sometimes you’ll have a really meaningful connection with a client, maybe someone that has lost their lashes, and brows due to chemo, or they’re just not feeling pretty, and when they see themselves looking beautiful, there’s literally no better feeling.”
Lisa offers makeup classes at her studio for $150 per person, and a 25 percent off deal on her makeup line, when you sign up for one. The prices vary for her on-location events, depending on what the event is.
To find out more about Rachel Lisa, and her new studio, click here.