Makeup Artist, Educator, Diva Businesswoman, Mother, Beauty Writer for Black Elegance Magazine, National Spokeswoman for Interface Cosmetics, Member of IATSE Local 706, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the list goes on! A diva of all trades and a woman of excellence for September!
I had an inspirational interview with Marietta at her home in Los Angeles. Her home is warm and inviting, filled with photographs on every table with culture abounding in every square inch of her home. She holds fast to her roots as a native from the Caribbean Island of Barbados. She is a mother (among other things) of 4-and-a-half-year-old son Grégoire. Marietta keeps a full schedule as a working makeup artist in TV, film, print, commercial, and videos. Early in her career she toured as Natalie Cole’s personal wardrobe, hair and makeup artist. Now, Marietta’s reputation as a makeup artist has her celebrity clientele list overflowing! Her personal attention is requested by Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Cindy Crawford. Marietta’s passion is educating makeup artists on how to makeup women and men of color. She protests it’s not about skin color but undertones! She is a goal setter, never looks shabby on a job, represents the epitome of professionalism, is energetic, passionate, and an advocate about her job. (Which she insists is her money making hobby!) Marietta is a package deal with credentials and experience that will raise your eyebrows. She prefers to work smart not hard. Always seeking out knowledge in unknown areas, she is not someone who relies on hear say to develop her own trends or innovations. Read about this once pre-med student turned makeup artist’s career and you will be inspired, as I was.