Andrea C. Samuels is an award-winning makeup artist and beauty educator who excels in fashion, media and editorial projects nationally and internationally.

Andrea began her creative career drawing and sketching people at the age of two, eventually earning a scholarship to complete a semester for The School of The Art Institute at age nine. In 2009, Andrea Samuels graduated from Make Up First LLC and obtained her IL State Certification for Makeup Artistry. Between 2013 through today, Andrea has assisted some of the industry's top makeup artists such as AJ Crimson, DeShawn HatcherAshunta Sheriff, Gabriel AlmodovarViolette, Gucci Westman and one of Beyonce's personal makeup artists, Sir John Barnett. Andrea is the first makeup finalist for the Fall 2015 "VFiles Made Fashion" Show at New York Fashion Week and was the Key Artist for four runway designers sponsored by V Magazine. Andrea's work can be found nationally and internationally with clients like Nike, Elle Magazine, Target and Hard Rock Hotels.

Press & Mentions




Chicago Woman


Distinct Artists in Chicago; Contact:


VFILES Made Fashion Show: Winner and Key Artist for New York Fashion Week FW2015

Clients Amerie. Art Van Furniture. Beard Guyz. BET Experience. Big 10 Network. Centric TV. Cooper's Hawk Winery. Cosmopolitan. Corn Nuts. Elle (US & Bulgaria). The Glam App. Glamour (UK). Hard Rock Hotel. H&M. Illinois Lottery. Kohl's. Kraft Foods. Lana Jewelry. Luvvie Ajayi. Madeline Stowe. Mario. Maybelline Color Studio. Mizani Hair Care. MSNBC. Nickelodeon. Nigel Barker. Nike. Nordstrom. Phlearn. R+Co. Refinery 29. Rodarte. Sears. Seneca Casinos. Smoke Season. Ssense. Static Nails. Target. Tayla Parx. TIGI: Bed Head. Unilever. V Magazine. Virgin America. Virgin Hotels. Veronica Webb. VFILES. Vic Mensa. WCIU-26. WGN-9. Walmart. Wolverine.