Elle Leary has been a professional makeup artist for the last decade primarily working with celebrity clients and high-end beauty brands. She has worked for publications such as Teen Vogue, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar,Marie Claire and Chloe, for brands such as Benefit Cosmetics, CoverGirl, Revlon, Merle Norman and Colorescience to name a few, and with celebrities including Holland Roden, Debby Ryan, Vince Vaughn, Cher Lloyd and Emily Mortimer. For the last several years for the Grammy’s, Elle has enjoyed creating content and offering her commentary about fashion and beauty for the Grammy Glam Squad.
One can see Elle’s passion for all things beauty through her social media platform and her on-camera brand tutorials, which has developed organically out of her true feelings about inner and outer beauty. Because of her love for empowering and inspiring women to be the best versions of themselves they can be, she enjoys sharing inspirational quotes and tips with her audience, through photo & short video vignettes on Instagram and longer in-depth videos on YouTube, that are both attainable and also things that the average woman can aspire to achieve.
Elle’s engaging personality shines especially brightly through her videos, as she naturally connects with her audience in a relatable way, sharing her beauty tips, giving honest brand reviews, and bringing a professional perspective to the everyday woman’s busy lifestyle. Elle’s honesty and down-to-earth personality make her very approachable, which has gained her a wide and loyal following.
Growing up in San Diego, Elle thrived in the performing arts. As a young performer, she appeared on Star Search and as an adult she owned and operated a well regarded dance company boasting over 300 students. Pre-show costumes, hair and makeup had always been an exciting part of Elle’s life. After working for Make Up For Ever, she fell hard into the beauty industry, which became her first true love. With unwavering passion and drive to master her craft, she made the move to Los Angeles, where she gleaned inspiration and experience from the urban club scene and classic Hollywood red carpets.
Elle is driven by those unguarded moments before the cameras flash. Once she is satisfied wit her work and confidently places a mirror in the palms of her clients’ hands, there is silence and a speechless appreciation for her ability to bring forth what is already there – a woman’s true beauty. These backstage moments are why Elle loves her job so fully and continues to be at the top of her game. It is also why she has been able to build long lasting relationships with beauty brands. Truly, she channels her warmth into her professional work so that her brushes and products don’t hide flaws, but reveal perfection.
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