Mercedes Moorman is a professional makeup artist based in Orange County, Southern California, who specializes in "on location" Bridal, Print and Glamour Makeup. Originally, Mercedes pursued her passion for the beauty industry by attending an aesthetician school in 2006, where she graduated from The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics. She determined that she preferred the art of makeup over skin care and body treatments, so she started researching for the top school, and discovered the Empire Academy of Makeup in Costa Mesa, California.
Upon being accepted for enrollment, Mercedes started her training program, and was personally taught by Donna Mee, the Academy's founder, and top industry educator. Mercedes' training included advanced techniques in color theory, corrective beauty, print runway, bridal and character, and special effects makeup for television, video and film.
Mercedes immediately started working as a freelance makeup artist, booking clients for Weddings and Photo Shoots, as well as teaching private lessons on makeup application for OC clients. In addition to weddings, photo shoots and private lessons, Mercedes was employed full time with MAC Cosmetics.
During the 6 years as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, Mercedes talent, strong work ethic, and business skills resulted in promotions to management positions, and was appointed a member of their "IMPACT TEAM" which by definition meant that she was considered one of MAC Cosmetics elite, top makeup artists.
Mercedes prides herself on her ability to create looks tailored to every client's individual needs and wants. Regardless if her clients need a soft, natural look for a photo shoot, an intense smokey eye with a nude lip for a music video, or some type of look-a-like prosthetic character for Halloween, Mercedes can create the desired effect that looks perfect in person, as well as on camera. Her advanced training, intense knowledge and positive personality has helped her develop a very wide variety of loyal clientele.