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Kinshasa Hunter (Lead Makeup Artist, Skincare Consultant)

About Kinshasa

Kinshasa Hunter is a Beauty professional with over 15 years of experience based in New York City.  She is experienced in creating hair and makeup looks for TV & film, Photography, and Special Occasions. In addition, she has Co-Created Editorial campaigns for various brands such as Kett Cosmetics, Roque Cozzette, and Danessa Myricks.

Kinshasa has also provided her beauty expertise to celebrities such as Super Model Karlie Kloss, “Orange is The New Black” Alysia Reiner, and “Love and Hip Hops” Mariah Lynn.

Over the past 15 years, Kinshasa Hunter has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in the beauty and cosmetics industry. From retail to backstage, there is not one beauty topic that she hasn’t experienced firsthand.

Despite creating, conceptualizing, and executing makeup looks for runway, TV & film, special events, Kinshasa’s services are not limited to the elites. She believes in decluttering and uncomplicating the art of makeup application by going back to the basics, to make it simpler, convenient and more-time-saving for everyday women who are always on the go.


Professional Experience


Makeup Artist (GLAMSQUAD)
Provided on demand, on location makeup services to clients attending special events both in and around NYC.

  • Karlie Kloss- Carolina Herrera Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW fitting.
  • Alysia Reiner- Colette Premier
  • Mariah Lynn- 2018 Grammys

Makeup Artist (Laurence and Chico NYFW, 2018)

Provided makeup and hair styling for 6 models featured in the Laurence and Chico showcase hosted by America’s Next Top Model Judge Miss Jay Alexander.

Lead Hair and Makeup (The Fabric Workshop)

Provided Makeup and Hairstyling for 8 models featured on a video based on Judy Garland Valley of the Dolls Wardrobe Test.

Beauty Bar Coordinator (Sparkling Ice)

Responsible for hiring a team of Makeup Artists in an effort to create an exciting beauty experience for event attendees. Collaborated with various beauty brands to acquire sponsorships to fulfill supply needs. Also responsible for managing supply, budgets and travel accommodations for beauty team.

  • “Crowned Royal” (Crown Royal Pride Beauty Pageant, 2018)
  • “Pamper Yourself” (Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, 2018)
  • “Sparkling Eyes” (Campus Philly College Fest, 2017)
  • “Jidenna After Party” (Live Nation’s, The Fillmore, 2017)
  • “Sparkling Eyes” (PHL Pride Weekend Kickoff, 2017)
  • “Sparkling Ice Trolls” (Campus Philly College Fest, 2016)

Lead Hair/Makeup and Wardrobe (“No More” Video shoot by Lila Jean)
Provided Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe for the “No More” Video shoot by Lila Jean.

Lead Hair and Makeup Artist (Invincible Pictures)
Provided Makeup and Hairstyling for Glaxo Smith Kline corporate training video.

Selling Specialist (Makeup Forever, The Makeup Show)
Responsible for selling all Makeup Forever products to IMATS event attendees.

Selling Specialist (Makeup Forever, IMATS NY)
Responsible for selling all Makeup Forever products to IMATS event attendees.

Lead Makeup Artist (INIFD Vibrant India Showcase)

Responsible for curating a team of 10 makeup artists for the INIFD NYFW showcase at Pier 59 Studios. Closely collaborated with designers to coordinate all beauty looks for runway presentation.

Lead Makeup Artist (Latinista Fashion Week)

Responsible for curating makeup looks using products sponsored by Vera Moore Cosmetics. Coordinated a team of 6 Makeup Artists for the Cesar Galindo Showcase during NYFW September 2017.

Makeup Artist (Style Fashion Week)

Provided makeup looks for 17 models for the Style Fashion Week showcase at Madison Square Garden based on individual designer specifics.

Makeup Artist, (Monster Sounds of Fashion Showcase)

Provided Makeup looks for 6 models using products sponsored by Voodoo Makeup. Collaborated with designer Nancy Vuu to curate looks for each individual model.



  • NJ State Cosmetology License
  • S. Degree in Fashion Merchandising