I am the owner and operator of Smudge Makeup. In 2014 I attended Marinello School of Beauty in Niantic, Connecticut where I was trained in skincare, waxing, and makeup by the best teachers anyone could ask for.
I spent my hours there practicing my makeup skills on my classmates and clients. When I graduated I was offered an opportunity to work with a Connecticut makeup artist, and I jumped on it in a heart beat.
In fall of 2015 I joined That Girl...team, owned by Kelly Hart. Through this business I gained more knowledge of the industry, learned from the best, and had some amazing opportunities.
Thanks to Kelly I gained confidence in my field. Although working as the lead makeup artist on the team was great, I had a greater vision that I desired to fulfill and Smudge was created.
Mary has been a licensed cosmetologist for years and now freelances specializing in up styling for weddings, special events, photoshoots, and haircuts. Mary loves working with organic product, her favorite being Design Me.
You can find Mary's work nationally published in Gladys, Wedding Boston, and Bride Babe Magazines; and also has featured work in NBC news and Wedding Day Source Book.
In Mary's free time she enjoys going to the beach with her family and an ice cold margarita.
Marisa attended Empire Beauty School and graduated in 2018. She has since worked in salons and spas. Marisa specializes in enhancing ones natural beauty.
For fun Marisa enjoys the beautiful outdoors with her pup Nala and her boyfriend.
Sarah attended Paul Mitchell in New Haven and graduated in 2015. She has worked in fashion, film, pageantry, and bridal and has been published in several magazines.
For fun Sarah enjoys pursuing her dream of becoming a model.
Megan has been a licensed cosmetologist since graduating Paul Mitchell school in 2015. She has worked in several salons and freelancing since. She has worked Hartford fashion week with us and has many weddings under her belt.
For fun Megan enjoys spending time with her two puppies.
Lidia is a licensed cosmetologist, who has worked in salons and as a freelance makeup artist. She loves to create all beauty looks, from natural to full glam.
For fun Lidia enjoys shopping and painting.
In my native culture smudging is a ceremony that is done in order to purify the body, aura, energy, and space. I have the same concept with my clients. My clients will always leave feeling refreshed and confident. Smudge is all about making everyone feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. It is very important to me that my clients know how beautiful they are without the makeup and that I am simply enhancing their features, not changing them.