Kristin Hilton was born and raised in Hawaii. The culture, combined with constant exposure to the art of makeup through her mother, shaped Kristin's career as a sought-after professional makeup artist. While growing up in Hawaii, Kristin dreamed about life beyond the island, leading to her move to Germany, Los Angeles and finally New York City. Living in Los Angeles allowed her to begin her career as a freelance makeup artist, especially among celebrities such as Glenn Close, Lucy Liu and Uma Thurman. However, Kristin's ultimate goal was fashion, and she soon made the move to New York City to assist the masters she had always admired. There, she began assisting top artists such as Lucia Pieroni, Mark Carrasquillo, Kabuki and Dick Page. It wasn't long before her style and talent started landing Kristin her own jobs. Kristin's talent has been called upon by world-renowned photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Simon Burstall, Sebastian Faena and Michelangelo Di Battista. She has also worked with several high profile magazines including Vogue, Interview, Dazed & Confused and Marie Claire, and on ad campaigns for companies such as Adidas, Escada, L'Oréal and Rodarte.