About

About

 

War Paint Artistry is a premier makeup service based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Services range from professional makeup application for glamour or portraiture photography, conceptual makeup work for fashion or editorial photo shoots, or if you simply want to present your best face for a special event or occasion.

Hi! My name is Meeza and I founded War Paint Artistry in 2016 from a lifelong love for fashion and a fascination with visual art. I am a self-taught makeup artist originally hailing from Richmond, VA. I've been immersed in the fashion world since 2009, first taking root in the industry as a runway and print model. Over a seven year period, I worked with the top MUA's in Richmond City, which led to my interest in makeup artistry.

The name War Paint was inspired by the historical aspect of warrior culture. Applying war paint contributed to a warrior's mental and physical state before battle. War paint symbolized protective powers and led warriors to feel and believe they were more brave and ferocious than their enemies.

I truly believe makeup can transform a person inside and out. I really began to pay attention to the talented artists I was surrounded by, and increasingly wanted to contribute not only to the visual arts world, but to a person's perception of themselves.

War Paint Artistry aims to reinforce the idea that everyone has something beautiful and fierce within. 

 photograph by Keldon Ray

photograph by Keldon Ray

 photograph by Heidi Florence

photograph by Heidi Florence