“Beauty is everywhere if we will but learn to recognize it,” says makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell. It is this philosophy that has helped Coleen turn her love of beauty and a childhood desire to help people look their best into a flourishing career.
Born and raised in Canada, Coleen knew from an early age that makeup artistry would play a large role in her future. Like most young girls, Coleen grew up watching her mother go through her morning ritual of doing her hair and makeup. This soon led Coleen to experiment and hone the craft of makeup artistry on the faces of family and friends.
Coleen began her career in Vancouver, B.C.. Years later, while living in Paris, she decided to move to Los Angeles to gain more experience with makeup artistry in the entertainment industry. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Coleen studied makeup at The Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts where she earned her certification in beauty and special effects makeup artistry.
Since establishing herself in Los Angeles, Coleen has managed to maintain her unique passion for people of all walks of life and has demonstrated how versatile she can be in her profession. She has developed a celebrity clientele that ranges from Kristin Chenoweth and Miranda Cosgrove to Patricia Clarkson and Chris Evans, as well as lending her talents to a variety of up and coming celebrities.