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Meet Courtney Hart

Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Hart.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a 3rd generation Los Angeles native. My great grandfather worked in fashion and my grandmother graduated from UCLA in 1937. LA is in my roots and because of that, the entertainment industry is as well. I grew up in studio city and dedicated much of my free time to acting and eventually musical theater. I majored in theater at San Diego State University and it was there I first discovered my love for makeup. Learning theatrical technique helped me understand how transformative and important makeup is in creating character. It also gave me a creative outlet which grew my passion for the process. As makeup application came easy to me, I began working in retail, where I continued to hone my skill. It was consistent practice and I used my time wisely. I continued to push myself and eventually landed a position assisting a celebrity makeup artist.

She really guided me and helped me realize that a career in makeup was what I wanted. It has taken years of failing, falling and getting back up to secure my position as a celebrity makeup artist. It is not an easy road but makeup is my passion and I would not choose anything else for my life. I have been blessed to work with some of Holloywoods top talent including Glenn Close, Kristen Bell, Kyra Sedgwick, Sir Ian Mckellan, Madelaine Petsch and Kurt Russell. My work has been featured in Italian Vogue, Cosmo, GQ, and Variety. I have been featured in on camera tv segments on E! News, engage in public speaking about inner beauty, and work closely with some of the most prestigious makeup lines. My career is a testament to following your passion….. I grew up with Attention Deficit Disorder and a processing disorder. School was always very difficult for me. I never visualized myself being successful. I hope my story sets an example for young people who learn differently. There is a place for us…. and we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Growing up with learning differences caused me to question my intelligence and ability from a very young age. It took a lot for me find deep belief in my abilities to dream big. Learning methods to manage my ADD and processing disorder is journey…. girls are very seldom diagnosed at an early age so I am very much playing catch up. There are so many more resources available now and I’m so thankful for it.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a celebrity makeup artist. I do red carpet, advertising, and editorial mostly. I would say I specialize and am known for a light hand and clean beautiful makeup. I like skin to look like skin….fresh and youthful…. even if I do a heavy eye, I try to keep everything else simple and chic. Clients also appreciate my willingness and ability to listen and translate their desires into looks that celebrate their unique styles and represent current trends in a way honors their personalities and comfort levels.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I grew up going to Disneyland and I still love it to this day. Some of my favorite memories are being there with friends and family.

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