BRIDAL & PORTRAIT
Special days. They mark time for us, they help tell our story, and they contain some of our most important memories with people we love. And I love that I get to be part of these occasions – your special days – by helping you prepare, by making sure you look your best. Whether it’s a senior photo shoot, your highschool prom, your wedding day, or an anniversary celebration, I’m ready to make sure YOU are.
COMMERCIAL & LIFESTYLE
You have work to do. And when it’s time to be “on” you want to be certain you’re prepared, and that your project hits the mark. You’re a model – expecting to get noticed. You’re an actor – auditioning for a coveted role. You’re a producer – and everyone on set is counting on you for the details to come together. Consider me a high-capacity team member, eager to make you seen, and make your come-together strategy a success.
FASHION & BEAUTY
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs said “When we do a fashion show, we try to send out a message; we couldn’t do that without the hair and makeup. The whole is equal to the sum of its parts.” There is little I love more than being part of a stellar creative team shooting fashion or beauty material. The vision, the styling, the creativity, the collaboration – all of it! I’m thankful for the teams I’ve been part of so far, and I look forward to joining yours.
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Leigh Ann made me feel so at ease when I needed makeup application for a magazine shoot. As a mom who rarely even wears mascara, I felt so much more at ease knowing a professional could help. She came onsite, was a wonderfully calming influence, easy to talk to, made me still look like myself (but enhanced my features), and made me feel confident. I left my makeup on after the shoot and had so many compliments throughout the day – it did wonders for my self-confidence.Kristy S. | Lewis Center, OH
“Leigh Ann has an eye for facial structure and color theory, and a commitment to market research and product knowledge. I hire her on a regular basis, and she comes fully prepared every time, without fail. My clients find her approachable and easy to talk to; add to that her exemplary customer service and personal touch, and it’s no wonder Make You is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in our city.”Shannon Willams | Photographer Columbus, OH
Leigh Ann did my wedding makeup! I showed up to the trial run three weeks before the big day with a photo from a magazine and she turned that into exactly what I was looking for on my face – I mean damn, I looked good! 🙂 And on the day that really counted, she did, if possible, an even better job. All of my bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning, too. What an amazingly talented gal, and super sweet – someone you don’t mind having in your face for 30 minutes. 🙂Cheryl H. | Columbus, OH
Leigh Ann has been sketching and painting the human form on paper and canvas since childhood. It was hardly a surprise then, that while working as a “counter girl” for MAC cosmetics in 2004, she discovered a true passion for makeup artistry. She and her husband Jason moved from Denver, CO to Columbus, OH in 2007 with two little ones – and she began working as a freelance makeup artist for brides, photographers, and commercial clients. She formed Make You in 2009, and has been making her mark in the vibrant Columbus arts community ever since.
Any given week day, you’ll find Leigh Ann buzzing around Columbus with her makeup gear in tow, bouncing from one photo shoot to another – working with fashion and lifestyle photographers for magazines, modeling agencies, and commercial projects. On the weekends you’ll probably find her in a room full of bridesmaids, helping another beautiful bride prepare for her moment of walking down the aisle. And when she’s done? There’s nothing she enjoys more than being with her family and her silver Labrador Retriever, affectionately known as Bruce the Dog.