NYC and Hamptons based, born and raised on Long Island, I come from a crazy family of artists. When I was 15 I got my first job assisting a makeup artist with her own private label brand of cosmetics. I instantly fell in love with the medium and the concept of using art to transform a face in order to make a person feel empowered.
Fast forward through the years in the progression of designing a line of work that would bring me ultimate happiness: Alexa Rae Makeup was born. Nothing can ever beat watching the spark that is ignited when a woman looks in the mirror feeling so beautiful, yet still herself, the very best version of herself, inside and out.
I am a fully licensed esthetician and certified in bridal, airbrush, and editorial makeup. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with celebrity and high profile clientele of Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Nicole Miller, Amanda Hearst, Stacey Bendet, Ramy Brook, Piper Perabo, Juno Temple, and more. I pride myself in the creation of soft, natural, and romantic looks.
When I am not out painting faces, your best bet is to find me sitting in a coffee shop sipping on copious amounts of espresso, looking for cats to play with, crafting the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or belting out the words to the 13 going on 30 soundtrack in my Volkswagen.