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.