About Carmina Cristina – Professional Makeup Artist
Carmina Cristina is part of the new generation of young and innovative makeup artists who are transforming the international glamour and beauty scene. Located in Harrisburg, she has evolved into one of Central Pennsylvania’s premiere makeup artists, but the path that led Carmina to find her passion and talent in this industry is an inspiring and unique journey!
Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Carmina first developed an eye for color and fascination with makeup in her early childhood. Bucharest is often referred to as “Little Paris” because of its elegant architecture and sophistication. Surrounded by such beauty at a young age, this inspiring environment helped to develop Carmina’s artistic eye for elegance, simplicity and uniqueness and to foster her natural talent for makeup artistry. Her passion for makeup continued to develop throughout her life, but it took a major career change before she realized this to also be her career aspiration.
Change of Course
Carmina is one of very few makeup artists who can say they have also earned their law degree! Shortly after her graduating law school, Carmina felt strongly that her calling in life was to help women uncover and appreciate their unique personal beauty. She was willing to do whatever necessary to help women all over the world discover their beauty within – even if it meant completely changing her career. With the realization that makeup was more than just a passion, but also her life calling, Carmina set out to follow her dreams by pursuing a top-of-the-line education in makeup artistry. She has studied at Complections International Academy of Makeup Artistry (Toronto, Canada), Kruger Brent Makeup Academy (Bucharest, Romania) and is a licensed professional in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to her professional training, Carmina has extensive international experience in her industry. Her resume includes working backstage for major fashion shows, film and TV production, print media for different editorial shoots, a Number One French-European Cosmetic Company’s marketing campaign and the bridal industry. Carmina’s experience in a variety of fields provides her with an expert understanding of makeup artistry and a current pulse on emerging trends and techniques.
“For inspiration I look at the classical past and blend it with my own vision to create unique designs reflective of our time.”
Carmina stands out among other makeup artists because of her dedication to getting to know each client and listening their exact needs. In the commercial field, Carmina’s technique, application and understanding of the message that needs to be emphasized in front of the camera is what makes her work so unique. In the bridal field, Carmina’s boutique services, personalized service and attention to detail has allowed her to create hundreds of beautiful brides. Through this understanding and attention to her clients, Carmina is able to create a custom makeup design that is perfectly matched to the person’s natural and inner beauty.
“I always keep an open line of communication with my clients. My goal is to first understand their needs and then translate them into outstanding makeup designs that make them look their absolute best in front of the camera—this is my ultimate objective.”
A Beautiful Mission
Carmina currently resides in Central Pennsylvania with her loving and supportive husband where she continues to grow her business and further her mission of helping women to feel confident and radiant by showing them how to enhance their features by applying beauty principles. To learn more about Carmina Cristina and her professional makeup services, please get in touch using the contact form.