Yvonne MacInnis is a professional makeup artist and educator with a flair for using color and texture in unconventional ways. Her clients and credits include Katy Perry, Perez Hilton, Justin Bieber, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, Gigi Hadid, Giorgio Armani, and countless others. Major publications seek Yvonne’s expertise: she has contributed to BuzzFeed, Oprah, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, and Allure, to name a few.
Recognized for pushing the boundaries of makeup artistry, Yvonne incorporates her fine-art experience into her makeup designs. She consults, blogs, and educates in the digital landscape on behalf of brands worldwide, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kiss USA, Becca Cosmetics, Sephora, Smashbox, and more. She frequently works on-camera as well, showcasing her personality, artistry, and education in how-to, campaign, and corporate videos.
Lijha Stewart is a makeup artist and creative director known globally for her detailed eye, creative approach, on-camera presence, and magnetic personality. Her clientele includes Cher, Steven Tyler, Ashley Green, Kanye West, Mel B, and more.
With a passion for inspiring and educating all levels of artists, Lijha has grown throughout her career at MAC Cosmetics and MAKE UP FOR EVER, where she held the position Director of Artistry and Education. In addition to creating and facilitating education programs, Lijha worked as a brand ambassador and media expert for on-camera education content. She currently works as a freelance artist and brand consultant, specializing in global education, digital content, branding through artistry, and beauty, editorial, and artistic makeup with a focus on fashion and celebrity clientele. LIjha is the cofounder of Creative Makeup Bootcamp, an online and workshop-based makeup education program, and she is a certified healer and breathwork coach.
Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, these brilliant artists and educators are transforming the industry with a focus on wellness and mindfulness. Their combined list of brands, companies, magazines, and celebrity clientele includes Tom Ford, Haus of Gaga, Oscar De La Renta, Calvin Klein, Cirque Du Soleil, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. Their true personalities shine through this interview as they share their intense passion for redefining the world of makeup and education.