CT Make UP Artistry
With a most golden eye that acts as if she has a third, this is the eye that allows such gumption to her creations…. a most gratuitous amount of sex appeal, and high frequency of character to any kind of job she lays her hands, sponges or brushes upon. This girl’s got the highest hopes and dreams…schemes of color…and every time her work is projected it comes forth like a blast of paint from the graffiti cans as these array of colors inspire her, on the subway her mind is keeping up rapid pace with the train, she visualizes the passengers face with a completely different genesis and transformation, allowing for them to have their best and most beautiful qualities esthetically speaking, come forth and morph as she accentuates them. She likes to throw away the rulebook and that’s when she becomes most innovative. With a mind that has so many creative variables existing they tend to feed off each other, and this is what sets this MUA apart from many. She knows there is a difference between shade tint and hue…the slight difference in this will reflect a most poignant outcome. From FX make up to Fashion…Theater and airbrushing. She has not only done make up for Models, Brides, Actresses, but was the model behind the make up many times.
As a model herself, she started to realize many makeup artists were bailing on shoots and didn’t know how to do make up based on each face. “Make up is a lot more than just applying colors. I’m proud to say I can make any foundation color for any person, I can do corrective makeup or traditional beauty makeup based on each case.” CT MUA
With an interest in make up and fashion at a very young age she began to pay specific attention to a very critical and both memorable part of her childhood. While growing up, she was always in dance recitals, and her mother would spend at least an hour doing her hair and makeup for the shows. “It was when we would bond the most and I always felt beautiful even though I wasn’t sure exactly what she did to make me look so different,” she says, “And today as an MUA I feel the same way, if my client gets out of my chair glowing with satisfaction, with a sense of beauty beyond all measure, and a confidence that is strong like the bands of the ” 3 Pillars of Destruction”…. Her job and duty is most fulfilled.
With an immense passion as a Makeup Artist, she’d love to see her name in the credits of well-known magazines such as “Vogue” and “Allure” but also for films and television shows, there are no boundaries as to what she’d like to accomplish. “My ultimate drive, though, is to eventually be able to start a non-profit organization for female cancer patients, and be able to give them makeovers and help them feel beautiful again … it’s amazing how makeup can do that.” CT MUA
‘That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.’
~ Kevyn Aucoin
She’s had the opportunity to work with an international model named Ahnjula who will be seen on “Say Yes to the Dress”. Cassie says, “She was so stressed out with crazy changes happening last minute. It pleased me that she was so happy with the makeup and her hairstyle. I was so grateful to be a part of her special day.” Another memorable moment was on set for a commercial being filmed for Hendricks’ Gin. Shooting from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, with exhaustion set in, the team she was graced to work with connected in such a way that it was the best experience of her life. Holding her ideals close she knows in an instant that she will never work for a project that she knows she will not be proud of, no matter what the pay scale may be, she states, “If I feel I can’t present my work or take credit for it, then there is no point.”
Cassie has recently been featured in PlushNylonMag.com for the K.Borgella Fashion Show, and just finished working on a film titled, “Together”. As well as the Hendricks’ Gin commercial that will be released in the near future.
With both past and present talent that is unforgettable and both inspirational, she will be right beside these gifted individuals in her artistry, names like, AJ Crimson, Kevyn Aucoin, Janus Picoulas, and the Westmore family, the 2,370th star on the Walk of Fame, working on the faces of starlet’s such as Clara Bow, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis any many more. While there is always room for yet another star, I believe hers is tentatively on reserve.