I am a self-taught makeup artist based in Los Angeles, California with an academic background in visual arts as well as art therapy and a lifelong passion for the transformative power of makeup. I’ve always loved working with paintbrushes and manipulating color and these skills have become integral technical aspects of my work as an artist. My education was pursued with the intention of serving others and changing lives through visual expression and storytelling. I see now that these academic pursuits prepared me for my career in the beauty industry by teaching me how to listen and be open to exploring every client as a unique individual whose voice and inner beauty deserve to be seen. That’s what makeup is all about for me: how we can use cosmetics to bring out the hidden aspects of ourselves and tell stories that connect us universally.
My creativity is strongly linked to music, fashion, design, and the beauty found everywhere from the mundane to the macabre. I fancy myself as a long lost and space-time continuum displaced member of the Shangri-Las. As a child I seriously considered the possibility of changing my name to “Lydia” based on my kindred spirit connection to the fictional character Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice.
I’m currently working for a global makeup brand and continue to work on freelance projects with other creatives. I’ve been honored to be able to contribute to Auxiliary Magazine as a makeup artist and writer, meeting and interviewing one of my musical idols in 2014 (see more about that issue here).
If you are looking to work with a professional that is organized, friendly, punctual, attentive to details, and is willing to take creative risks— I'm your gal!
Elizabeth Rhodes is a makeup artist based in Los Angeles, California. As an artist working on projects ranging from editorial, commercial, special occasion/event, and runway, Elizabeth is able to use her knowledge of cosmetic products, color theory, and application techniques to create a finished look that suits the needs of a wide range of projects and occasions.