Hello, I'm Lauren Nicely, professional makeup artist and lifestyle blogger based in Maryland. May 2014 I graduated from Trinity Washington University where I received my degree in Human Relations with a minor in Education. Immediately after completion of undergrad I pursued makeup artistry full time.
Over the past few years, I have organically grown my social media following to over 130K. Fortunately, this has afforded me various opportunities that include working with socialites such as Kenya Moore of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Ashley Darby of Real Housewives of Potomac. In addition, I've been afforded opportunities to be featured several times on Essence.com and in Hype Hair Magazine.
After receiving numerous inquires from artists for education I began teaching. To date I have hosted classes in DC, SC, MD, NY, NJ, NC, LA, FL, JA and the US Virgin Islands. I've also had the privilege to work with Milani Cosmetics as lead makeup artist for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Ubiquitous Trade Show.
April 2017 I hosted my very first women’s empowerment brunch, Beauty Behind The Brushes: Unfiltered. BBBU is designed to inspire women to embrace beauty within, beyond the standards of media by hearing real life unfiltered stories. Not only do I love sharing makeup tips and making women feel and look beautiful, I also love inspiring and motivating women to go after their dreams, while I pursue mine. I can't wait to share with you my love for God, style, beauty, and travel. Thanks for following along my journey.