Lena discovered her passion for makeup when she was just a young girl watching her mother apply her signature 80’s red lipstick. The first of many lessons Lena’s mother taught her was that makeup should never be rushed or sparred. She told her to never use anything but the best products on her skin. Taking her mother's advice and philosophies to heart, Lena’s love for beauty and makeup emerged.

Lena began doing makeup for friends and family, purely because she enjoyed making people look and feel more beautiful and confident. After much praise and persuasion from all of her “satisfied clientele”, she turned her hobby into a professional career with MAC Cosmetics. Lena's passion for makeup, coupled with the extensive training at MAC provided the perfect scenario for this aspiring makeup artist. Lena was trained by the leaders in the makeup industry with some of the best products available to artists.

After nearly 2 years at the MAC store, Lena decided to leave MAC as a full-time artist, and began freelancing for the company while she began her own independent business. Lena continues to receive training at MAC Pro courses and other seminars/shows throughout the US and Europe in order to stay up-to-date on techniques and looks.

Over the past decade, Lena has specialized in providing flawless makeup applications for weddings, print, runway and beyond. She has always strived to keep the makeup applications synonymous with the overall feel of the event or photo shoot, ultimately creating the perfect look. Lena’s attention to detail and obsession with perfection, has left her clients pleased and sending referrals to her in great numbers.

Lena has been fortunate enough to have been featured in the following publications/tv shows:

"One of the Best Makeup Artists in Town..." - Michigan Avenue Magazine, December 2011

Featured in TLC's Four Weddings, February 2012

Featured in Weddings Illustrated, March 2012

Cover & Feature Story Makeup for Status Magazine, February 2013

Featured in Chicago Style Weddings, September/October 2013