Born and raised in New Orleans, Kevin Mendelson began his
career in makeup and styling only weeks after high school graduation. “ I couldn’t tell you why I was drawn to it, but it was instinctual…natural.”
Working with numerous photographers, Kevin accumulated years of intensive experience in fashion print, magazine, runway, DVD, and television makeup media. Kevin’s expertise developed outside of the studio and off the runway in salons and spas as an in house makeup artist for the most recognized businesses in his industry in the uptown
Garden District and Art District.
He relocated to NYC in January of 2005 to grow personally and professionally, and recently returned to New Orleans after 10 years
as Global Educator for Jane Iredale, beauty with brilliance. His
talents developed there in magazine print, editorial, ad and runway
fashion makeup. Traveling internationally to teach application
techniques, his time in NYC included leading multiple makeup teams
for NYC Fashion Week and working with beauty editors for major
glossy publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and
Martha Stewart Living. While multiple awards for makeup design are
a source of pride, his greatest triumph is the feeling of allure and
self-confidence women feel wearing his makeup.
“I love that moment when she looks in the mirror and
her entire vibe changes….that ‘wow’ look she has in her eyes
because she loves what she sees in the mirror”.
With over 24 years of experience in multiple mediums of makeup art,
his talents in skincare and makeup make him an effective resource
for every woman interested in learning to look and feel her best
Lip gloss and mascara may be only that to those who wear no
makeup, but to Kevin and the thousands of women his brushes have
touched, they are powerful tools of confidence and self esteem.