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We chat with local makeup artist about her booming beauty biz and her new special effects makeup business that’ll take your Halloween look to a new level this year.

MarxeyMakeup Special Effects does HD makeup for films and television shows.
MarxeyMakeup Special Effects does HD makeup for films and television shows.

Makeup has always been a source of passion for Mixhelle Marx. She launched her own makeup business, MarxeyMakeup, in 2006 following her graduation from The Aveda Institute in Cincinnati.

She credits her managers at the Aveda store in Kenwood on taking a chance on a “19-year-old crazy girl with a dream” and took her under their wing.

“They pushed me to achieve my own personal career goals,” she explains. “I thank them every time I pick up a brush to do what I love.

Aside from the custom looks she creates for clients for weddings and pageants, Marx also does special effects makeup – all on-location, although she say she isn’t opposed to opening a studio someday as the business continues to grow and evolve.

This year, she’s offering her makeup services at the annual Days of the Dead Horror Convention in Louisville September 2-4.

Marx enjoyed creating and designing top-of-the-line high-definitely quality looks for her clients. SFX Makeup has been featured in several low-budget movies including Killer I and short television series that were filmed in front a live studio audience.

Throughout her career, she has also been in numerous magazine publications that have documented her talents – from natural beauty to ready-to-film bloody horror makeup. She’s also been recognized with a variety of awards, including recognition on The Knot, which is awarded based on client feedback and votes. Knowing these people voted her business to win The Knot award made Marx feel blessed and special, she says.

Learn more about MarxeyMakeupsfx over on Facebook. You can also check out the MarxeyMakeup website at http://marxeymakeup.webs.com/ or by emailing Marx at marxeymakeup@live.com.

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photo courtesy of MarxeyMakeup

It was love at first sight for Michelle Marx.

 

She fell fast for the makeup business when she was in high school doing hair and makeup for her school’s drama group. Then, when she was 19, she got involved in retail at Aveda. Before long, she was doing makeup for all of her friends’ weddings. She decided she wanted to make this passion for wedding makeup a profession.

 

Marx discussed her idea with her assistant, Dezi Baum, and they developed the idea for MarxeyMakeup, which is essentially a traveling salon. Marx and Baum provide onsite hair and makeup services. What makes them unique is that they don’t have a minimum of participants required in order to travel. Marx says they’re willing to travel for just one person, which gives her business an edge.

 

And edge, Marx says, won her The Knot recognition, which is awarded based on client feedback and votes. Knowing these people voted her business to win The Knot award made Marx feel blessed and special, she says.

 

She’s also grateful for Baum. Without her, Marx says she “wouldn’t be able to do anything, she’s awesome.” From this point forward, Marx says she likes right where she is. She loves what she gets to do with the weddings. Even though she says she’d enjoy some side projects with special effects makeup, the wedding business is great and she wouldn’t change any of it.

 

For any of you brides-to-be out there looking for a wedding makeup artist, Marx has some advice. She says you should not only get to know an artist’s style and check out their portfolio, but also make sure their personality meshes with yours and you find them easy to talk to. It’s your wedding, so you want to make sure you have an artist you can be honest and straightforward with when it comes to your makeup on your big day.

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