Hi! I’m Leslie!
Thanks for visiting my site. My professional makeup career began in 1999, however, It all started as a hobby when I learned theatrical makeup artistry in the community college theatre in San Francisco Bay Area. I then learned wig making at the San Francisco Opera Wig and Makeup Training Program and was able to use those skills as a part time job while I finished my undergrad degree. When I moved to Los Angeles, I continued working in the opera at Los Angeles Opera as well as for Los Angeles area wigmakers and assisting makeup artists on non union films. All this led me to my first union job and I was able to join the makeup artists union Local 706 in 1999.
During my time as a working makeup artist, I have had the opportunity to work all over the world on many notable films with some amazingly talented Department Heads. A few of these include: Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Hunger Games franchise, Tropic Thunder, Alice in Wonderland, and Lincoln. While I am best known for creating characters with custom facial hair pieces, I also love the opportunity for very theatrical makeup work, including face and body painting and am always thrilled to be able to pursue my own artistic and creative projects.