Hello, my name is Laura Lee Showalter, I am a native of Chicago Illinois. I have been working in the makeup industry for the past 16 years.
 In the '80 I was involved in the music industry, which was a fun time for makeup and a chance to play. I was infatuated with what can be achieved with makeup.


 Later in the ‘90s, I toyed with the idea of becoming a makeup artist, but still had a lot on my plate, but in 2005, I had my chance to meet and learn from Leslie Christin of CARA cosmetics and got a running start from there.   I have a deep appreciation for all kinds of beauty, mostly where others can’t see it in themselves.

 I am experienced in film, television, video and print media. I keep ahead of industry advancements by continuing my education in the makeup industry, I always feel there is more to learn.  I bring a positive and realistic approach to makeup while keeping an enthusiastic attitude in each new venue I work in. I am reliable and committed to my work, I am known for being flexible, to step into other areas of production when needed, lending to a team atmosphere on the set. 

Experienced in Makeup Artistry ,special effects, airbrush, facial analysis, photography, bridal and special occasion makeup.  


-Professional Knowledge of Entertainment, Health and Fitness and Beauty Industry

-Proven ability to work in unison with crew, or individuals.

-Mature, organized, motivated and detail oriented.

--Industrious individual with strong lead capabilities.



-Diploma/Certified Cosmetics School of Makeup Artistry, 2004
-Cara Cosmetics Professional Education, 2004
-Conservatory of Music, Voice studies Chicago IL. 1978-81
-American Heart Association, CPR Certified.