Brittany Radke

makeup artist

Brittany Radke
Rohnert Park, CA

Then, one day, she decided to design a life she loved.

I’m a makeup enthusiast who is taking the necessary steps to become a professional makeup artist. From the start, I have always been passionate about beauty and it’s very gratifying to transform every client, to meet their highest expectations. It’s my job to make my entire clientele feel exceptional no matter the occasion. The sky’s the limit when it comes to being a freelance makeup artist; I am extremely dedicated to my career and it’s a relief knowing that I am making the best decision of the rest of my life by attending QC Makeup Academy. So if you are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual, passionate, talented, upbeat and up to date on current beauty trends, your search is over.

My very first experience learning any makeup techniques was when I was a sophomore. My high school belly dancing group’s performance was coming up and our instructor encouraged us to learn Arabic belly dancing makeup. She wanted us to learn this for two reasons. First, those bright lights will be washing out anyone who is rocking the a la naturale look when performing on stage. Secondly, she knew nothing about makeup. As I am watching this performer get ready before her set, I am astonished. She looked outstanding and her face very distinguishable on stage, not to mention her blue eyes entranced you. The mixture of bright gold and cobalt blue eye shadows really enhanced her amazing eyes and overall look. So it went from learning how to apply makeup into falling in love with it and wanting to help anyone who wanted help. No matter if it was eyeliner, eye shadow, eyebrows, blush and hair whatever it was, I was ready. From this point everything blossomed and later that year, prom came around and my friends and even friends of friends were calling me weeks before proms to set a time even up till the day of prom I was getting tons of calls, “Hey Brit, I really don’t know how to put on makeup. Can I come over and help me feel beautiful.” Or, “Hey B, it’s my senior prom and I can’t afford to get my hair and makeup done. Is there any way you can help me out.” To me it wasn’t about getting paid, it’s about indulging in something I love and capturing moments in other people lives, not just mine.

Over seven years, I have done makeup and hair for bridesmaids, proms, homecomings, graduations, senior pictures, birthday parties, dance performances, and other special occasions. Also have dabbled in some areas in special effects makeup too, everything I know thus far is learned through experience. Now I am working on my first unit at QC Makeup Academy and getting the proper makeup education. Once this entire program is finished, I will be enrolling in Dick Smith Special Makeup Effects Training. I plan on working on movie sets, photo shoots, theaters, commercials, bridal, private customers, body paint, airbrushing, fashion, runway and celebrities, even own and formulate a premium cosmetics line. My career has literally just begun and it’s the most exhilarating feeling and my knowledge won’t stop after completing both schools. Every male and female in the cosmetics industry knows new products come out on consistent bases and as time goes on application styles changes too. It’s important for a master makeup artist to accept change as it comes and learn what you are unsure of. My knowledge as a master makeup artist will always continue to grow and be perfected. This I am confident about.