Tacoma Makeup Artist

Professional Freelance Makeup Artist based in Tacoma, WA. Bridal, photo-shoots, special occasions, Halloween/SFX, Face&Body painting, and makeup lessons


Here comes the Bride 😍🤍 👰🏻‍♀️

Still have some wedding party availability this summer!
Link in bio 😘

liquid blush is forever a fav

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 03/10/2024

Throwing it back to the stunning ‘s wedding. Had so much fun glamming her for her MATERNITY photos a few weeks ago. My how time flies 😭

Starting to book some weddings for July and early August! I have quite a bit of availability since I was taking some time away but… ya can’t keep me from being apart of the magic!
You can inquire at www.tacomamakeupartist.com 💚


This gorgeous gal is engagement photo ready!
Nice to know I’ve still got it 😜

I won’t make any promises about being back in the full swing… but I’m falling in love with artistry again and would love to start taking some more weekend clients.
DM or inquire on my website to book!

Thanks for always supporting me 🫶🏼🤟🏼

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 11/04/2023

4 DAYS until Rachel Vigil ‘s surgery.


To my baby sister;
You are the strongest person I know.
I don’t tell you enough how extremely proud I am of you.
Your resilience is inspiring.
Your strength is unmatched.
Being your big sister is such a blessing and I will fight for you until my last breath.

Life has truly been trying us this year but if it’s one thing we will always have.. it’s each other.
I love you more than words could ever say.
One day at a time.
We’ve got this.

Months from now.. when you’re all healed up.. we’ll look back and know it was all worth it.
Foreva-eva my Bug 🐛

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 06/12/2023

Mobile car detailing services! Check out John Schneider
Perfect Father’s Day gift!


One of my beautiful brides from last year. A fairytale day in a castle 🏰
Completely unedited. I know.. I know… her skin is perfect 😩


Hello lovely people 💚 long time no see!
A lot has changed since I last posted a selfie.. and not just my hair 😂

I wanted to hop on here and give you all an update on what the future of my business will look like :)

After some heavy consideration and lots of tears & talks.. I’ve come to the conclusion doing this full time is taking away my passion for artistry.

Going forward I’m going to be selective about who I take on as clients and closing my books for full wedding parties.
I’ll post more of what that entails on my website in a few days!

Putting myself first has never been my strong suit and I’m grateful for the support you all have given me.. especially when I decided to go full time. 🥹💞

For my regular and returning clients.. you’ll still be able to book me for your special moments! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you still come and see me for your Christmas cards, birthdays, photo shoots, special events.. etc.
Being involved in your memories is not something I take for granted 🥲

Not a goodbye…. Just a “I’ll see ya when I’m lookin at ya.” 😘

Xoxo - Katie

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 03/31/2023

Happy Transgender Day of Visibility 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈💗

Taking this time to reflect and reshare some words by some of my trans family from the pride photoshoot I hosted last year!

Although today doesn’t feel happy in the slightest.. I can’t even begin to explain how proud I am of my community. The resilience, the courage.. we will NOT be erased. We are here to stay 💗

I’ve been in tears off and on all week.
How are you going to look someone in the eye and tell them that a person expressing themselves is more dangerous to than a GUN?!

I am tired. We are tired. We just want to live our lives.

Donate to trans youth by following the link in my story!


Smokey liner has my ❤️

One of my gorgeous brides from last season 🤍

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 12/28/2022

Come get your glam on for NYE! 🍾🎊
To my returning clients, $30 off as a thank you for your support this year!

Book at www.tacomamakeupartist.com

Featuring the beautiful 💗

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 11/10/2022


SWIPE —-> to see how you can enter!

I can’t thank you all enough for the endless support and love when it comes to my small business. To show some appreciation, I’ve decided to host a giveaway!

There will be 3 winners and 3 prizes!

Here’s what you could win!:

- 1-on-1 Private Makeup Lesson with Katie! Learn how to perfect your skills and receive a complimentary goodie bag (this prize is local to WA state only. Must be able to travel to my studio in Tacoma, WA)

- A high-end makeup/beauty goodie bag! Believe me… this is a good one! (U.S. local)

- $50 off any future service! Pretty self-explanatory but awesome for returning clients!


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Winners will be announced 11/25/2022 BLACK FRIDAY!


Hi I have new fun hair 🧡 tysm 🔥

eye look courtesy of the Bronze palette


💗 Pretty in PINK 🎀 Natia Manaea] serving all of the looks!
I couldn’t decide so I did a different lil collage 😘

Will never get over this day and how much it means to me! Natia.. you are a VISION 🔥

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Model: Natia Manaea]


I love a good GLAMformation! An absolute pleasure meeting you, 🥰

I have a fun announcement about LESSONS! Coming very very soon! Turn on your post notifications if you’ve been waiting to book! 💗


💜 Purple 💜
In the Pride flag it stands for “spirit”.. and these two definitely brought the spirit of pride, that’s for sure 😜

LOVED creating these looks!

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Photoshop IRL 😱 serving looks for her wedding! Such a pleasure glamming you 🥰

Products used:
double wear foundation
flawless filter
lipblush lipliner
master mattes palette + eyeliner pencil
just a pinch blush + peaches blush
highlight palette


Blue 💙

Can’t thank Ezra & Laurel enough for representing Blue in my pride project!
I’ll be making a blog post and sharing alllll about this shoot with you soon now that wedding season is slowing down! 🥰

🏳️‍🌈 Colors Of Pride 🏳️‍⚧️
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Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 09/16/2022

This wedding as an absolute DREAM! you make one stunning bride 🥹

Beautiful photos by


🐸💚 Green Queen

This was her FIRST time modeling. Yup. F I R S T…. Absolutely how?! You killed it, Sav! 💚

Used colorfix in primary green(?Idk the shade name) & neon green! As well as her contour balm in Light 1

🏳️‍🌈 Colors Of Pride 🏳️‍🌈

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One thing about is she always COMES TO SLAY!!! Throwback to this birthday glam on one of my fav Gemini’s 🤎

Side note- every time Mahalia asked what I was going to use while saying what she uses… I had the exact shade/product in my hand. The amount of times she said “Like I said I don’t work here” 🤣

Just a reminder y’all… I GOT YOU!

Now go check her out and book some wax/skin/lash services with her & her team 🔥


And it was all Yellow 🍋💛
Thanks for bringing the sunshine to this photoshoot, ☀️

🌈 Colors of Pride 🌈
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Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 08/01/2022

Straight from camera roll 😍 My Cannon Beach bride + Bridal party.. could they get any more stunning?! thank you for having me! And for the sweet gift 🥹



I love a good GLAM before + after 🖤

Used to add back in the freckles we lost under the coverage


Poison Ivy vibes for 💚
I don’t just do neutral bridal glam, y’all 😘

- colorfix in UFO, Wasabi, Primary Yellow + Black
- Contour Balm in “Medium 1”
double wear
setting powder
soft pinch blush in Bliss
Cork lip pencil + peach stock lipstick & Peaches blush
Rodeo Drive highlight

Photos from Tacoma Makeup Artist's post 06/16/2022

Meg .kairiss representing Red ❤️ in the Pride flag.
The color red in the flag represents “life”.

A friendly reminder that YOUR life.. yes you.. is so worth it. Thank you for being here ❤️

primary Red colorfix + contour Balm in Medium 1
Hollywood flawless filter in fair 2
born this way concealer
soft pinch liquid blush in “Love”
highlight in Iced
setting powder in Pound Cake

I asked Meg to switch her color at the last minute due to a model that couldn’t make it.. and I’m definitely not angry about the switch up 😍 she made it happen without hesitation 🥹

A little blurb from Meg:

“Often in q***r spaces, as a mostly femme presenting woman, I worry about “not looking gay enough” or that my sexuality doesn’t align with how I should look or dress. This pride shoot was an essential reminder that there is no one way to be gay! We are brought together by our shared q***r experience, and not just the way we present ourselves. It took me a very long time to be comfortable in my femininity and my sexuality, to accept that they do not need to be mutually exclusive, and this photoshoot allowed me to express and celebrate both.

It was an incredible experience to share a safe space with other members of the LGBTQ community, to celebrate our q***rness and our individuality, and to hold compassion for our past selves who may have only dreamed of being able to show up in the way we did.” - Meg ❤️

🏳️‍🌈 Colors Of Pride 🏳️‍⚧️
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Subtle Smokey glam for this lovely’s prom 💗


Katelyns resilience on this day proved that love conquers ALL. It was so wonderful glamming her and her bridal party 🥰


Red, RED 💥] representing 🏳️‍⚧️ Trans Non-Binary

Creating a makeup look for Red without making them feel dysphoric was super important for both of us.
I’m so grateful they trusted me to capture their essence in an artistic way.. even if makeup isn’t something they’re comfortable with. It goes to show.. makeup has no binary!

I used hydro-liners + white colorfix for this look

I asked Red to write about their experience at this photoshoot. Here’s what they had to say:

“Trans visibility is an act of courage that is often not discussed. There are some days I feel more courageous than others. Being visibly trans to me means showing people like me that there is a future for them. One with fun and laughter. One with love and acceptance. One where they won’t always feel like they stand out and don’t fit in. This photoshoot was specifically important and special because there is not enough representation in the media for trans nonbinary individuals. To know I was a part of creating more of that media and visibility is something I will cherish. We have always been here and are here to stay and this photoshoot encompasses that beautifully. 🏳️‍⚧️”

🏳️‍🌈 Colors Of Pride 🏳️‍🌈
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Model: RED 💥]


we love a good smoke 💨🖤


- glow serum
- contour balm in Medium 1
- colorfix matte black

- Hollywood flawless filter
- airbrush flawless finishing powder

- master mattes palette
- “golden” highlight
- pro pencil in “super black”

- precision brow pencil in 3.5
- 24hr brow setter


Couldn’t wait to post this absolute stunner! A pleasure glamming you, Lessie! 33 looks 🔥 on you 🥰

Double Wear
Danessa Myricks Beauty Makeup] contour balm in Deep 2
born this way concealer
setting powder
eyeshadow primer
bronze palette
Danessa Myricks Beauty Makeup] matte black colorfix
boy brow & cloud paint in “dawn”

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