Her whole life, makeup artist and beauty expert Amanda Thesen has wanted to make art that makes people feel things. A versatile bi-coastal artist (and admitted glitter-lover) with a passion for people and inclusion in beauty, Amanda lives in New York City with her partner and their French bulldog, Zuzu. Her vast experience in the beauty and fashion industry spans over a decade and ranges from editorial, to beauty, to celebrity events and performances. Amanda’s love of makeup grew out of her background in Musical Theater, an influence that is reflected in her artistry through color and texture, storytelling and imagination. Her diverse portfolio bursts with bright, bold looks balanced with natural, clean skin. In addition to her skill, Amanda is known for her calming presence and composed approach, working quickly and confidently. Comfortable behind the scenes or in front of the camera, Amanda puts clients and models at ease with her grounding energy and warmth.