Make-Up Artist & Painter

Make-Up Artist & Painter


About Me

Experienced Artistry


I have been working professionally in make-up for 16 years. In 2003-2004,  I completed my beauty, character and advanced prosthetics certifications from Joe Blasco Make-Up Center East. I am experienced in many different areas of makeup artistry, from a subtle, natural look all the way to high fashion, avante garde, red-carpet glam to special make-up effects and horror.

Professional Treatment


From the moment I begin working with a client, whether it is a first time appointment or after many years, it is important to me to provide an experience that makes every individual feel special. My kit is comprised of high quality, trusted products. Some of those products include RCMA, Ben Nye, Mehron, Premiere Products/Skin Illustrator,Kat Von D, Urban Decay, Sonia Kashuk, NYX and more. 

Results Driven


I want you to be completely happy  during your appointment and also with your finished look! Having your make-up done is very personal and something that I believe should be comfortable and pleasant. I take great care and listen actively to my clients, working closely to establish a finished look that they love.  I have worked with a number of celebrities and this standard of professional service applies to each and every client.

On location services

Note: Rates may change on a case by case, agreed upon basis. Add x% surcharge for travel.

Paintings, Prints & Other Artistry


I am an acrylic painter but also work in other mediums such as watercolor, sculpting, oil pastels, paper mache and pencil/charcoal drawing. Art has been a passion in my life since childhood. Custom art, original art and prints of past work are available. Priced by size, detail and medium/materials. Along with the work that I do which is considered expressionism, I am happy to help bring your original concepts to life, to paint portraits of people and pets in a variety of styles, to paint educational and whimsical decor for children and explore abstract, surreal ideas. 

This way comes...


A new Etsy shoppe as well as galleries and artwalk events are in the works for 2019. 



"I’ve worked with Carrie Sims on multiple photo shoots over a course of  at least 5 years.  Not only is Carrie super-professional, she’s an  excellent help with preproduction.  She has personally been a big asset  for location scouting, suggestions for concept, and has been a major  factor in the success of photoshoots. There are some types of shoots I  wouldn’t do without Carrie. As a makeup artist, I’ve been really  impressed with her abilities. Being a great makeup artist is wonderful,  but as a photographer, having someone on set who understands the  production process and can execute complicated ideas with no stress is a  major asset. I would highly recommend her for any production!" - Toni Riales, Photographer  

"Carrie Sims is a joy to work with. Not only is she fun to have around, she does very creative & glamorous make-up." - Melora Creager, Rasputina

 "Carrie has been my make-up artist since 2009!  She has unbelievable energy and I named her the Iron Makeup Artist. She always keeps a cheerful and positive attitude!!  Carrie has helped me push the limits and go beyond where I thought I would be on a number of projects, always with tremendous results." - Onyx Love

 "Carrie is a wonderful makeup artist. Not only is she good at what she does she makes every job special to her. She has been doing my makeup for years now and never has done a bad job. She listens to my ideas and is very personable and every art is unique. Carrie is an A+ artist." - Savana Jade Wehunt 

 "Carrie has provided phenomenal make-up for me on several occasions. She is wildly talented and diverse in her craft. Carrie has transformed me from a holiday pin-up model to a glam rock icon. She created a fantastic retro look for band press photos and also provided my subtle sophisticated make-up for an evening gala event. Carrie is highly recommended, professional, and a pleasure to work with!" -Stephanie Roman

Frequent Inquiries


Do you also do any hair styling?  I have experience as a stylist assistant and can do basic hair styling such as flat ironing, curling, glue/clip in extensions, etc.   I have no formal education in doing hair and do not consider myself a professional hair stylist. I can provide recommendations for a great hair stylist upon request. 

What forms of payment do you take? 

My preferred methods of payment are PayPal in advance of service or cash at time of service. 

How much is your deposit? 

A one half payment of our agreed upon rate will hold your appointment, with the remainder due before or at time of service. 

Do you have a cancellation policy? 

I will credit your deposit towards a rescheduled date. If there is no rescheduled date, your deposit becomes a cancellation fee. 

What canvas sizes do you use? 

I generally do paintings in 5x7, 8x8, 8x10, 12x12, 16x16, 16x20, 24x30. 

I am open to doing larger size paintings. 

Do you take deposits on paintings?

Payment is due in full at time of commission for any paintings. Paintings are unique in that any time spent on them is not able to be rescheduled and each piece is being created uniquely for each client. I clear my schedule to focus on each piece and have it glossed and ready by the time agreed upon. 


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Carrie Sims Artistry