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 Hatcher, Ashunta Sheriff, Gabriel Almodovar, Violette, 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 is also an IL Certified M.U.D. Makeup Educator for Pivot Point International and teaches Beauty Essentials 101. Andrea's work can be found nationally and internationally with clients like Nike, Elle Magazine, Target and Hard Rock Hotels.
Press & Mentions
VFILES Made Fashion Show: Winner and Key Artist for New York Fashion Week FW2015
Allure. Amerie. Art Van Furniture. Ava Duvernay. Beard Guyz. BET. Big 10 Network. Centric TV. Cooper's Hawk Winery. Cosmopolitan. Corn Nuts. Elle (US & Bulgaria). 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. Rodarte. Sears. Seneca Casinos. Sephora.com. Smoke Season. Static Nails. Target. Tayla Parx. Unilever. V Magazine. Virgin America. Virgin Hotels. Veronica Webb. VFILES. Vic Mensa. WCIU-26. WGN-9. Walmart. Wolverine.