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Katelyn Simkins, Makeup Artist

CONTACT - katelyn@katelynsimkins.com - 303.358.6146

Katelyn Simkins has been an artist her entire life.  From her endless hours as a child drawing Keane like faces with long flared lashes, to engulfing herself in the fantasy of theatre as a teen, it was only a matter of time before the two mediums merged into what is now an accomplished career that has spanned over 13 years. 

Not one to back down from a challenge, Katelyn finds joy in conquering obstacles only to aim higher the next go around. Each face is a unique equation which she carefully studies, while never falling back on formulaic "paint by number" methods of makeup artistry. Without ever having worked behind a makeup counter, Kate is a true artist specializing in finding a place where innovation and refinement meet. With looks ranging from natural to outlandish Kate always strives to leave her clients feeling beautiful.

Not only is she a master with a brush in hand, but she has also produced numerous editorial shoots for local and global talents as well as produced multiple runway events for designers like Mondo Guerra, Michael Costello and Geoffrey Mac. She has also garnered much attention from her part in Geek Mythology Productions, a boutique production house who's music videos have tallied millions of views for stars like Adore Delano, Neon Hitch, Amanda Lepore, Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck.  To see a more extensive celebrity client list, click here.

Awards

  • winner of the 2015 NAHA makeup artist of the year
  • 4 time NAHA makeup artist of the year nominee
  • Named a “Makeover Pro” by Allure Magazine
  • Denver Style Awards Makeup Artist of the Year
  • 303 Magazine Makeup Artist of the Year
  • A-list award winner for best Hair and Makeup in 2008

Celebrity Client List

Brands: Nike, Reebok, Tokyo Milk, Lollia, Love & Toast, Park Meadows, Mondo Guerra, Viktor Luna, Geoffrey Mac, Sol Lingerie, ML Furs, Horizon Dairy, ML Furs, Ebags.com, Spyder, Vail Resorts and many more.

Publications: CREEM Magazine, Allure, Tinsel Tokyo, People Magazine, Alternative Press, JUTE Magazine, FILTER Magazine, MINT, Beauty Underground, Modern Salon, Estetica Magazine, DENIM Mag, Runner’s World, 5280 Magazine, 303 Magazine, The Denver Post, Denver Magazine and many more.

Photographers: Frank W. Ockenfels III, Jenn Cress, George Lang (Lang Studios), Hayley Young, Mike Van Cleven, Jonathan Ressler, Jordan Kleinman, BABAK, Jordan Holloway, Bryce Boyer, Crystal Allen, Melanie Watson and many more.