make-up by kandy glass
Business Hours: By appointment
"creating beauty...one face at a time"
My career in the cosmetic industry began January 1981. I acquired my Aesthetician's license and began working in a facial salon. In my time there, I learned the importance of good skin care. With simple application techniques, proper cleansing and correct hydration the skin remains soft and pliable. The prettier the skin...the prettier the make-up application.
After completing a Fashion Merchandising program, I moved to the world of retail, combining my knowledge of cosmetics, fashion and business management. For a few years, I worked on the corporate side of the cosmetic industry, buying and managing a cosmetics department. I realized early that I loved playing with the make-up. When I picked up a make-up brush, my passion was ignited! I changed direction a bit and moved to a fast-paced salon and spa...it was the mid 80's and beauty and fashion were fun...black & white...bold colors...make-up was a shocking burst of colors! Here I combined my knowledge of skin and the art of make-up to create beautiful faces. I had opportunities to work with charity fashion show producers, high profile individuals from the community and began working with brides to create the perfect wedding day look.
After a few years, I moved to Houston and began a journey that granted me opportunities to work with many cosmetic lines: Lancôme, Stendhal, Origins, Givenchy, Stila, Chanel, Alexandra de Markoff, Shiseido, Nars. Every cosmetic line I worked with helped increase my knowledge of skincare and beauty, while continuing to challenge my creativity.
In 1999, I joined the Bobbi Brown team at Saks Fifth Avenue Austin. In November 2008, I became the Resident Make-up Artist for Bobbi Brown at Saks Fifth Avenue Austin.
What a journey...my skills as a make-up artist have been pushed and strengthened from my years with Bobbi Brown. I can't even count how many faces I have seen in the past 10 years. To me, each face starts out as a blank canvas. With make-up brushes in hand, I create an individual look. Beauty is the result. I think of my job as creating beauty...one face at a time.