We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Leigh and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Heather, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My love for art has blossomed throughout the years. In high school I filled my classes with ceramics, drawing, painting, & theory classes of all kinds! In college I minored in art. I then decided to change courses and pursue a nursing career. I love helping people! Several years later I decided to pick art back up again, this time in the form of makeup artistry. I trained at Kensington Makeup Academy out of Scottsdale, AZ and received a makeup certification. Since then I’ve done several makeup classes, weddings, events, shoots & one on one lessons fulfilling my love for art and helping others. This creative career outlet has been, and continues to be extremely rewarding.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work focuses on natural beauty. Enhancing natural features and shadows on faces is my forte. Playing with highlighting and contouring gives the face shape and balance. I love brightening to give life and a natural glow to the face. Some of my most favorite shoots however, have been with Avant-garde looks. I love creating art on faces with bold eyeshadows or lip colors and collaborating with other vendors and their art forms.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Showcasing my art through different avenues has been a thrill! I’ve loved seeing my work throughout the forests of Flagstaff, Griffith’s Springs, Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, wedding venues including The Sycamore, & even portrait studios at the NAU campus. Working with unique photographers with different artistic vantage points has been so rewarding!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Melissa Cubberly MUA Kensington Makeup Academy SEINT Official

Website: Www.Heatherleighmakeupartist.Com
Instagram: @simpleigh.life
Facebook: Www.Facebook.com/simpleigh.life
Yelp: https://yelp.to/QSIc3YFKHcb
Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCblSKNfxj-Q1ca-eAPtEjOw

Image Credits
@snapbeckphotography @shelby.Elise.photography

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