Heather Winkelmann - Minneapolis Makeup Artisan
What makes your artistry unique?: My artistry comes from my creativity. It comes from the color palette that is always floating through my mind. Color and blending have always been my makeup specialty. I understand color and how to make things beautiful when I'm using it.
On a personal level, my artistry is unique when it comes to people. I have always been a people person. I want people to feel comfortable and happy around me at all times. I like to make everybody my friend.
What inspires you? I am inspired by color, texture, nature, and people. The little details and small things in life make me smile. They push me and my work to be better.
Style Icon: Aubrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe have always been icons to me. Their classic beauty and confidence is something that I strive for and would like other women around me to feel as well. When I am doing makeup for others I always hope to make them feel confident and beautiful.
Hobbies/Interests: The first thing that comes to mind is MAKEUP! But other than learning about new makeup techniques and researching different brands I enjoy art. I am an art major who absolutely loves painting. I enjoy everything that goes into the process of putting paint on a canvas. It is my escape.
When I'm not painting I enjoy exploring the beautiful city of Minneapolis. I enjoy different landmarks and finding new restaurants. Finding beauty in my surroundings and in beautiful plated entrées really make me smile.
WarPaint Artisan Since: January 2017
Specialty: My specialty is using someone's natural beauty and emphasizing it with makeup. I believe in starting light and always adding more makeup if necessary. Specifically, making someone's eyes stand out. I enjoy blending multiple colors of makeup to create the most dramatic yet, natural look. Also, I'm a big fan of winged eyeliner and red lipstick.
Education & Experience: I am a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. BFA-graphic design with a concentration in painting. I have been doing makeup for over 10 years as a freelance makeup artist. I enjoy doing makeup for weddings, galas, parties, prom and fashion shows. When it comes to my style and technique I am self taught, all of these experiences have brought me to where I am today. I also offer airbrush artistry.