masterclass with
celebrity makeup artist:
keita moore

I love the makeup industry and being a part of the artist community. One artist whose career I've followed for years is Keita Moore, also famously known as Kilprity. Keita is a celebrity makeup artist represented by The Only Agency who's A-List clientele includes Tiffany Haddish, Laverne Cox, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Janet Mock, Kiki Layne, and Chanel Iman, to name a few. In his portfolio he's also keyed the makeup campaigns for Covergirl and Anastasia Beverly Hills and his work has been seen in various publications such as Instyle, Ebony, Elle, and more. Oh, did I mention he lives in Rochester, NY?

I first met Keita while I was working at Sephora. Since then, I've watched in his career, artistry, and Instagram account grow (currently at 234K followers, one of which is Rihanna!). On October 19, 2019 Keita held a small, intimate masterclass where opened up about networking, business and application techniques. I was grateful to snag one of only ten spots to learn from a true "master" in makeup! Below are some snapshots of the day.

Makeup done by me

Model: Lulu Akuey

Makeup by Eva Jewel Makeup Artistry

creating your wedding day makeup look

Brides, your wedding day makeup should make you look and feel like the best possible version of yourself! It's important for your makeup to enhance your features, but at the same time, the look shouldn't compete against your hair, flowers and dress. Everything needs to work in perfect harmony. It's all about balance and that's where the eye of a professional makeup artist comes in!


  • Do consider your daily look! Be sure to incorporate the things you do that make you "feel like yourself."
  • Do your research! Gather a variety of makeup images and bring them to your makeup trial. Even if you feel like all the looks are different, your artist will find the thread between them.
  • Do communicate with your makeup artist! Share both positive or negative thoughts. A true professional will not take offense to considerate critiques and will work hard to ensure your happiness!

  • Don't feel like you need to go bold or outside of the box because it's your big day.
  • Don't go dark or heavy on your makeup just for the camera's sake! Yes, you may need more than normal for it to read through your photographers' lens. However, you need to feel comfortable with how it reads in-person, too!






The portfolio of your makeup artist!

makeup classes at the rochester brainery

The Rochester Brainery is a community classroom and event space located in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts. An idea brought to life by owner/operator Danielle Raymo, the Brainery offers more than 40 classes every month on an unrestricted variety of topics. You can learn from local artists, authors, actors, chefs, graphic designers, beer-brewers and more who share their expertise in single-session, affordable classes.

Since their open in 2013, I've taught makeup classes that vary for all skin tones and types, for every age and ethnicity! Class sizes range from selling out at around 25 attendees, to more intimate settings with around 7-10 attendees. Either way, it's always a wonderful experience at the Brainery engaging with women in the Rochester community about makeup and beauty. Some of my classes there include:







When classes aren't in session, the Rochester Brainery's sun-soaked warehouse space is available for event rentals!

Learn more about the Brainery and upcoming classes here.


When I say I travel on location, I mean it. This summer was booked with not one, but two destination wedding adventures!

The first wedding was in Nassau, Bahamas at the famous Atlantis Resort. The long weekend event was full of fun, friends and family! Makeup applications we held in a beautiful suite overlooking the resort.

My second wedding was in Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda and it was nothing short of spectacular! We traveled to Bermuda via Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Sea's cruise line and did makeup applications in a suite overlooking the ocean. The view of a clear sunny sky and bright turquoise water was picture perfect!

behind the scenes with espn

Filming for 'First Take' at the Buffalo Bills Training Camp

When I received a call from ESPN saying they wanted to book me for their show "First Take," my initial thought was- "How did ESPN get my number?!"

We arrived at the hotel for hair and makeup bright and early. Molly Qerim, the only female host of First Take, was our main focus. After dolling Molly up, we traveled over to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp to make up the men of the show; Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless and Jim Kelly.


In Spring '16 I attended a scheduled shoot with photographer Greg Hollar and hair stylist Nico Merritt. As I set up my makeup layout, in walked our model Dorothée Grant. I immediately knew this girl had the face for high fashion.

Since our first meeting, Dorothée has signed with the prestigious agency IMG models and has spent time shooting in both Paris and NYC. Not only was she recently featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, but she was also listed as one of W Magazine's Top 15 new faces to watch for at NYFW. This season of New York Fashion Week Spring '17, she has walked for designers Tanya Taylor, Sally LaPointe and Zac Posen!