Claudine has been doing makeup for 13 years, and is currently based out of Okinawa, Japan. She began her solo freelance career in 2016 after moving to North Carolina. During her residence in North Carolina, Claudine gained exposure in the advanced skin care industry by working for a state-of-the-art Medical Spa in Wilmington. With her knowledge, experience and full support of her husband, Claudine is continuing to pursue her passion in makeup as a freelance artist. Claudine's goal is to provide an exceptional experience aiming to create, educate and inspire.
Claudine deVries (née Claudine Samson) was raised in San Diego, California where she began her career in the makeup industry. Claudine began to work for MAC Cosmetics in 2006 while she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics at San Diego State University. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree, she decided to pursue her passion in makeup and the arts by continuing to work as a full-time makeup artist. Shortly after, she was promoted into Retail Management for MAC Cosmetics where she gained exposure in different makeup settings as well as experience in business management and artist training.
During her career with MAC, Claudine earned her full certification with the company including advanced makeup application, fashion show and lesson for makeup class facilitation. Her experience brought her to work in the San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles regions. Claudine was also a member of a team of top artists who are hand selected to travel and influence other artists. Training and inspiring future artists and peers while being able to express her artistry and creativity has been the most rewarding experience for Claudine during her professional career.
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