Breaking into the industry in 2008, owner and makeup artist rebekah ellie prides herself in her experience and education to provide only the most stellar service to her clients. Her dedication, passion, and talent have brought her all over the country- from teaching makeup on stage in Los Angeles, to traveling all over the region with a team of hand-selected artists to facilitate large industry events, to doing makeup at Charleston Fashion Week 2013 and 2014, to managing a store of one of the world's largest cosmetic retailers, and to being published in South Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, and The Wedding Row. Read more about where her work has been featured on our Press page!
One of her most noteworthy accomplishments in the industry is recognition from Elle Magazine, who named rebekah the only recommended makeup artist in South Carolina (April, 2012). These examples only touch on a few highlights of her career as a professional makeup artist, and she excited about this new opportunity to focus solely on freelancing for her clients.
I have always lived my life in the pursuit of passion. That passion, for me, has always been making people feel better about themselves. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology and a double minor in health and women's studies, I began my career in a line of work that caused me worry after work hours as my empathy is too strong for that field of work.
I still felt the strong drive to empower women, and I decided to combine my lifelong love of artistry with my desire to help women find their voices. I then graduated from the Charleston Cosmetology Institute in 2008 and have been a professional in the industry ever since. The following 6 years I was employed by a very prestigious retail cosmetic company as an artist and eventually a store manager. While that segment of my career was filled with amazing opportunities, I decided to venture down a different path to focus less on the "selling" and more on the artistry, my passion, and the individual experience.
Founding Lure & Ravish, LLC has allowed me the freedom to relish in beauty on OUR (my and your, the client) terms.