Sharing the generous story of Delina Medhin today, one of the most trending celebrity makeup artists based in New York City.
Delina, can you walk us through your celebrity makeup artist story?
My heritage is Eritrean Ethiopian East African. I was born in Minnesota USA and grew up in North Carolina. I also spent a lot of time in London as a kid. My aunts and cousins live there and there was something about being able to explore it solo. I would go to museums and walk around the city and it was the first place I really felt free.
I knew I wanted to be an MUA when I started to connect the inner transformation people experience because of the outer transformation makeup provides. I love being a catalyst of that process. I started out working at the MAC Counter as a freelancer and loved it there. I got to be around real makeup artists people who loved doing makeup because of the fun of it and it was an awesome time in my career. I was very inspired to have my own business and started out within the bridal business in NC.
In 2014, I moved to NYC, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It completely catapulted my career into working primarily in fashion and personal clients. I was able in 2015 to leave my full-time job and become a self-employed celebrity makeup artist.
By Delina Medhin, celebrity makeup artist