Rhea McCarter Makeup Artistry

1709 West Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756

Owner of a new Austin makeup boutique and salon, Adore! Located at 1709 W. Koenig Lane Austin, TX 78756.

In 2001, at a cosmetic counter in a well-known department store, I began a career in makeup artistry. Earlier that year I had graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a Communications Degree; however, I was not happy in the corporate world. With a background in ballet, violin and acting, I found that makeup served as a visual art form; in addition I was able to help and serve others. Perfect.

In 2002, I apprenticed under Corinne Williams (owner of Façade in Houston, TX) and found myself working with brides; which I love. I was airbrush certified in 2006.

Throughout the years, my career has led me across Texas and Arizona working with celebrities, news stations, fashion designers, magazines and production companies. Through press junkets; I’ve had the honor to work with Billy Crystal, Elizabeth Reaser, Kal Penn, Eric Byrnes and Brian Presley to name a few. For six months I appeared on AZTV’s Monday Morning Makeover show performing live makeovers on everyday viewers.

In Austin, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stitch Fashion Show, Celestino Couture Fashion Show, Tribeza Fashion Shows, SoLa Fashion Shows, Austin Women’s Magazine, Production Crew, Rare Magazine, Austin Monthly Magazine and top photographers. A couple of clients include: Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas Representative Donna Howard. I have the pleasure of working with award winning photographers, Maria Bernal and John R. Rogers; along with the many talented wedding photographers in Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio and Dallas.

In 2012, I opened Adore Makeup Boutique + Salon at 1709 W. Koenig Lane where I see my clients, sell high-quality cosmetics such as The Balm and Glo, and have hair available.

Awards include; 2012 Best Of Pick for The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire Rated and nominee for AFW Rising Star.

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