San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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From a structured background in Industrial Engineering, to the creative world of a Professional Makeup Artist, Alexandra Butler isn't your typical Makeup Artist. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Alex's professional background and degree in Industrial Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, gives her an analytical and systematic twist on makeup. While on the other hand, her sketching and painting background gives her the artistic capabilities. In a matter of close to 8 years and at the age of 32 she has gotten married to her college sweetheart DeMario Butler, left the field of Industrial Engineering, moved to Atlanta, worked at MAC Cosmetics for 3 years, and pursued her passion of being a self taught freelance full time Makeup Artist.
As a former Product Specialist at the MAC counter, Alexandra has developed a familar niche with various faces, skin types, and product attributes. Known for her blending techniques, flawless and effortless appearance of skin, and natural use of color, Alex was named the "Beauty Advisor" for Nordstrom Cosmetics for the month of September 2010. She has developed a strong presence on all forms of social media and has 90,000+ followers on Instagram, Facebook a following of 40,000+, Twitter of over 5,700, and YouTube of close to 25,000 Subscribers who are glued to her pages specializing in beauty, fashion, and natural hair.
Alex has worked on many notable celebrities (Missy Elliott, Katerina Graham, Bianca Lawson, Lalah Hathaway, just to name a few) various television shows, fashion shows, award shows, and photo shoots. Her most recent work can be found on Bravo's, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” featured on Cynthia Bailey and TV One's “Verses and Flow” Season 5 on recording artist Avery Sunshine, which premiered August 27. She has also worked on shows such as WeTV's “Growing Up Hip Hop” on Kristinia DeBarge, BET's "Comicview" on Host Comedienne, Sommore, Bravo's “Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Phaedra Parks, Vh1's “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”, WeTV's “SWV Reunited”, Vh1's “Atlanta Exes” on Tameka Raymond, the 2013 BET Soul Train Awards, CW's “Vampire Diaries”, and Bravo's “The New Atlanta” on Africa Miranda.
She has partnered up with Milani Cosmetics as their Key Makeup Artist at the 2015 DC Ubiquitous Hair and Trade Show, 2014 Haiti Bridal Expo and lead the brand at two Wal-Mart appearances in Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA in 2014, debuting the brand's new products to consumers and being the Celebrity Makeup Brand Ambassador. She has plans on attending the 2016 Haiti Bridal Expo as Milani's Brand Ambassador in mid April.
She has toured the globe nationally and internationally teaching her basic and advanced makeup classes to the masses. Her makeup class tours began in 2012, grew in 2013, and in 2014, she taught in over 15 cities. She traveled to over 20 cities teaching two hands on makeup classes in each city in 2015. In 2016, she will continue to reach over 10 cities in an effort to educate women on makeup artisry. She prides herself on being an educator and to one day develop a Makeup Academy after establishing a well known name for herself in the entertainment and beauty industry.