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5 looks to try from Ellicott City celebrity makeup artist Maeion Bryant

5 looks to try from Ellicott City celebrity makeup artist Maeion Bryant

She's perfected the makeup looks for celebrities such as Aretha Franklin, Ava DuVernay, Misty Copeland, Tracee Ellis Ross and Chris Tucker. She helped to launch Queen Latifah's makeup line in 2006 and worked with her for three years. She oversaw the makeup for the Miss USA pageant in 2006. And she's done it all while living in Ellicott City.

Maeion Bryant’s rise as a celebrity makeup artist actually started as a model in her native Seattle in the early 1980s. From there she worked at makeup counters at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus while taking gigs with advertising agencies and various publications.

"I started enjoying working more behind the scenes," she...

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