Renowned fashion and celebrity makeup artist Christy Coleman has worked with some of the most famous actresses, models, magazines, and photographers in the world. Celebrated for her flawless and sophisticated artistry, there is now something else that sets her apart: her decision to go green.
People call Christy a visionary, and it’s true. She is the FIRST top makeup artist to switch to all-natural and eco-conscious cosmetics, the FIRST to “green” her unique makeup kit, the FIRST to show the world, through her work, that green can be glamorous.
Christy knows there is no need to compromise your style or your health, and she’s committed to sharing that knowledge with you. A long-time advocate of green living, Christy wants to inspire women to make healthier choices. Many aren’t aware that traditional makeup can contain harmful ingredients, which the skin absorbs, potentially causing long-term health concerns. After years of research, Christy has hand-selected gorgeous green products that not only perform at a very high level, they’re good for you and the environment.
Years ago, when she divided her time between New York City and a rural farm in New Jersey, Christy enjoyed organic foods and used all-natural products in her home. But because of the nature of the cosmetics market, it was nearly impossible for her makeup kit to be eco-conscious, too.
Christy’s life changed in 2005, when her father passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” In rural Texas, her dad was exposed to many chemicals and fertilizers throughout his life, and Christy believes that these harmful ingredients were the trigger for his ALS. His death was a wake-up call. It prompted her to take action by bringing awareness to the benefits of a green lifestyle. Christy decided to make the personal professional. The place to start was obvious: her makeup kit.
Since then, Christy has worked with some of the top photographers in the world, including Arthur Elgort, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier and Gilles Bensimon. Her work has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, where she has enhanced the natural beauty of models and celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, and Carolyn Murphy. Christy’s talent for creating a “fresh face” has also landed her prestigious advertising campaigns, with Ralph Lauren, Nautica and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as regular celebrity clients including Emmy Rossum, Marisa Miller, Amanda Peet, and Sheryl Crow.
As a high-profile makeup artist, Christy is in a unique position to publicize the eco-conscious cause. More makeup brands are finally catching on, and beauty companies are now introducing a wider selection of eco-friendly, chemical-free products. She hopes this is the start of what will become a significant part of the cosmetic industry.
Christy feels that she finally has the resources to beautify and inspire her clients while making a difference. With her up-to-the-minute blog entries, Christy will share her best eco-beauty tips, personal recommendations, product news, and inspiration on how to make healthier lifestyle choices, in the hope of inspiring you to make a difference, too.
Christy currently resides in Venice, CA, with her dog Rider Pearl.
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