Lauren Redden

Glen Ellen, IL
Website: Makeup Artistry By Lauren


Lauren has been in the makeup industry for many years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She is a graduate from the University of Iowa and has a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. Her true passion was in the makeup world.

Lauren and Lebec met through Maria a mutual friend. Both Maria and Lebec worked for the global hair company Rusk Inc. Lebec was the makeup designer for the brand’s public image. Lauren was inspired by Lebec and flew to California to attend Lebec Makeup Atelier school to become a certified professional makeup artist. Lebec’s instruction was invaluable but most importantly she gave me the confidence in myself and my makeup abilities to return to Chicago and pursue my dream job with M.A.C Cosmetics.

Upon returning to Chicago, I applied for a position with M.A.C and got the job! I Started working at Nordstrom and couldn’t have been happier. Today I am an entrepreneur specializing in wedding makeup through my own company.

I love what I do – makeup is my art! There is nothing like the feeling of seeing someone’s eyes light up after they see their makeup in the mirror. To brighten someone’s day in any way is truly something special.