Hi there and thanks for visiting The Makeup Culture! My name is Stephanie Sevilla, founder of The Makeup Culture. Allow me to introduce myself...
I've got over 18 years of experience in the beauty industry working as a makeup artist, 8+ years styling hair professionally. I got my start on the retail side of the cosmetics industry at the age of 17 and fell in love right away. Obsessively, I explored various forms of makeup artistry from elaborate body painting, drag and stage makeup, airbrushing, culturally ethnic and high fashion editorial beauty. I worked extensively with beauty brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Becca and Laura Mercier. Guided by this experience, I developed a signature taste that focuses on enhancing ones individual natural beauty and style but with a healthy dose of humor and irreverence. Personal style icons include Iris Apfel, Audrey Hepburn, Leandra Medine...need I say more.
I'm a single mom to a brilliant teenager, Mars, who is ever colorful and keeps me laughing with all sorts of shenanigans. Below in the "blue" period.
Makeup artistry and hair styling naturally go hand in hand with photography. The Makeup Culture officially launched in 2008 and what better way to develop a portfolio than with pictures of clients! A simple DSLR purchase seduced me into learning all the tricks of a proper photographer and have since had the pleasure of photographing major fashion and beauty editorials and ad campaigns for makeup and fashion brands.
In addition to working with my beauty clients, I have experience in several other art forms that continue to inform my beauty evolution. I spent the better portion of my twenties as a latin dancer, feverishly dancing the decade away and took up costuming in that process. Think rhinestones and spandex a la Dancing With The Stars style. It was a blast! Eventually, my craving for fashion overtook my interest in costuming so I trained in formal pattern-making and design. This led to launching my own brand of clothing and leather goods line, SEVLYN, which was sold locally.
I find myself continually drawn to the arts in all forms: dance, photography, painting, fashion and beauty. This is the essence of life for me: living, creating and moving amongst a brilliant and supportive community of empowered and beautiful people. I'm a yogi, lover of peace and caregiver. The Makeup Culture is all about spoiling my clients, pampering them with a generous, helpful attitude and an arsenal of tricks for every beauty wish.
You can follow my beauty adventures on Instagram @themakeupculture and for glimpses into my personal life, check out @ssevlyn.
Keep shining beautiful people! I look forward to hearing from you!