Kim Forbes – Face-Off Contributor


A freelance makeup artist based in San Antonio, Texas, Kim Forbes provides on-location services for various events (i.e., Glam Parties, Bridal Showers, etc.).  Kim has accredited work in the film, music video, modeling, theatrical, FX, print, photography and bridal industries.

Like a true nail technician, skincare and makeup addict, Kim’s interest in makeup artistry began long before her career did as she was brought up in the beauty industry as her mother was a platform artist/model for Bonner Bros. in the ’60s early ’70s.  Kim had the privilege of being trained by Roosevelt Cartwright (one of Oprah’s makeup artists), and Sam Fine (a well-known Chicago makeup artist).
Armed with what she learned from industry professionals, Kim was afforded the opportunity to train new hires for Northwest Airlines thru Estee Lauder where, for several years, she taught skincare and makeup to new flight attendants.  Also while working for Estee Lauder, Kim set up corporate accounts for professionals, providing them with personal one-on-one classes for makeup artistry.
Today, Kim works with a broad range of products including the Estee Lauder family of products, Lorac, Kett, Laura Mercier, Iman, Ben Nye, and Makeup Forever products as well as many other professional cosmetic brands.  Her makeup style is skincare first, enhancing your own natural beauty with natural tones, while contrasting with a little color.  Kim has this to say about her clients…“The majority of my clientele loves enhancing their natural look or having a more professional look which they can embrace every day and incorporate into their professional working lifestyle.”
Kim is constantly updating, training and adding to her extensive makeup collection for film, special events and seminars.

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