You may not know her name but you
definitely know her work that has beautified the pages of Elle,
Rolling Stone, Black Book, The Face, Oyster, People, Seventeen,
and Shape to name a few. One of LA's foremost up and coming makeup
artists, Charlene’s intuitive, avant-garde style has quickly
made a notable impression in the fashion world. Although Charlene's
love for color, fashion and make-up stems from childhood, she did
not originally set out to become a make-up artist. Her passion for
creativity first led her to study art and design at the University
of North Texas. It was when she moved to Los Angeles that she discovered
her natural talents for working with colors to bring out naturally
beautiful, glowing skin.
Inspired by the creativity, she took her career
to London and worked closely with Hermione Ross, creative director
of Jive Records. Charlene created looks for UK artists, such as
Shanks & Bigfoot and Bridget Neilson, as well as assisting on
shows for artists such as Sam Bryant.
Continuing to travel the world on assignment, Charlene
calls New York her home base at the moment. Allowing film celebrities
Kirsten Dunst, Selma Blair, Rose McGowen, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen
Electra and Adrian Brody, as well as music stars Perry Ferrell,
The Rolling Stones, and Snoop Dogg to get the “Charlene”
touch. She has collaborated with designers for shows such as Maurice
Malone and has assisted artists like Aaron DeMey and Raphael Pita.
She has also worked with photographers like George Lange, Sam Jones
and Mike Owen to name a few.
Charlene continues to draw inspiration collaborating
with designers, living life, and keeping her finger on the fashion
pulse in New York and in the City of Angels.