“I believe that all women are pretty without makeup—and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup.”
It’s Your Day
Picture yourself on your special day. Whether that’s your wedding morning preparing to say “I do” to the love of your life, or in the green room before your very first TV appearance (of many), every fold of your dress has to be perfect. Every ribbon, every inch of lace, every strand of hair, even the straps of those gorgeous high heels—all perfect. And in the foundation and mascara-smeared hands of the right makeup artist, you’ll feel perfect too.
You deserve to, after all. You’ve earned it.
What to expect, and how to prepare:
- Let’s be Facebook friends! Personal style photos are extremely helpful; seeing you on social media gives me an idea of your unique flair.
- Bring pictures of red carpet styles you like for hair, makeup and wardrobe. This eliminates miscommunications about certain techniques or styles—for instance, "cat eyes" can mean many different styles.
- Come to any session with clean, dry hair and skin. You might have heard that dirty hair is best for styling. I want to shake the person who started this rumor!
If there is something you don't like, speak up! I’m here to make you feel beautiful, and you’ll only hurt my feelings if you leave unhappy. I might be an artist and take pride in this creative talent, but what I love most of all is when you walk away feeling your best.
I’m Leah DePriest Elmquist—Nashville makeup artist and lover of all things beautiful.
I grew up in and around the heart of entertainment, so art flows through my veins. I’ve worked in front of the camera and behind it, but my passion ultimately lies behind-the-scenes with clients like you, making art that comes to life.
Your story is the key—my goal is to maximize the beauty already inside you, keeping my artistry as natural as possible. My work enhances what so many others see in you each day. Your natural radiance drives my work, so together we’ll make something especially beautiful and ensure that you feel as gorgeous as you truly are.
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants”
Let’s get started bringing your vision to life. What are your questions? I can’t wait to hear from you!