Carlee Carvalko
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Carlee Carvalko

Beauty – Connecticut, CT

Hello! My name is Carlee Carvalko. I am a makeup artist based in southern Connecticut, traveling all over the tri-state area. I have always been involved in the arts. When I was young I performed in many school plays and musicals in high school (dying my hair a different color every other week) and went on to do community theater and school musicals in college. I did a year at Southern Connecticut University with a full ride. I was majoring in theater and psychology with intent to be a drama therapist for autistic adults. I LOVED my theater classes, and was fascinated by my psych classes - yet I found myself terribly unhappy. I was watching a few of my high school friends go on to beauty school and I realized that was where my heart truly was- in beauty. I took the leap after my freshman year and dropped out so I could pursue a career in beauty. After attending beauty school for a year I worked as a stylist in a small town. I quickly grew bored with the monotony of dong root touch-ups and highlights. I had the opportunity of a lifetime and was able to attend Makeup Forever Academy's Master Program in New York City. I learned about every aspect of makeup from beauty and runway to special effects and body painting. I made lifelong friends with some of the most talented artists I know. It was in that class that I truly started to find my own artistic voice. Since graduating the program in 2015, I have been working in the industry, and working as a bartender (which is a job I absolutely love as well). From magazine shoots to look books for clothing companies, from music videos to weddings, there is nothing I find more joy in than doing makeup. I love being able to help people feel gorgeous about themselves and I love being able to manipulate the rules to create something new and exciting. ...more