Lauren Nicely has been a makeup enthusiast and subsequently a freelance, professional makeup artist since 2008 after her prom makeup artist didn’t show up. She started with a small clientele of family and friends and eventually, through client referral, professional relationships and the help of social media, she built her reputation.
Lauren has developed a strong following on Instagram of 130,000+ followers. Her passionate followers from all over the world are always eager to see her makeup transformations or for her to share her favorite beauty tips and products.She has been featured several times in Essence Magazine’s digital publication as well as Hype Hair Magazine for her makeover magic.
Lauren is known for her clean, fresh, precise makeup application and astonishing bridal makeovers. She has a passion for serving her local community with her talents. In 2014, Lauren ventured out of her comfort zone and began teaching classes. To date Lauren had hosted classes in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, The Carolinas, New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Florida, Jamaica and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lauren has had the privilege of working with Milani Cosmetics as lead makeup artist for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 “Ubiquitous Trade Show.” She has worked with several celebrities including Kenya Moore (Miss USA 1993, Real Housewives of Atlanta), Amber Riley (Glee), and Gabrielle Dennis (The Game, Rosewood). She is currently the principle Makeup Artist for Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac star, Ashley Boalch Darby.
Lauren plans to further her makeup education with hopes to become a licensed esthetician. In the meantime, she continues to make over the world, one face a time.