Katie Shawger Cotton is a professional makeup artist and hair artist who has worked all over the country and has over 12 years of experience in the industry. In 2006, she relocated from the West Coast (Los Angeles) to the East Coast and resides currently in the Upstate of South Carolina. She is an on location artist, which means she will come to YOU on your big day.
Katie believes in quality and precise application but most importantly listening to my client which is YOU! She believes that the bride should look like the most beautiful version of herself on her big day! This can mean a clean natural but radient makeup or an all out glam supermodel look. Whichever it is that is the personality of the bride! But this look must stay all day and to acheive this, she knows high end beauty products that both have the durability for all day wear (the products Katie uses are waterproof, smudgeproof and extremely longwear, 18-24 hours) so that they remain flawless all day, look amazing in photographs but also still look just as amazing in true life and not like you have a face full of makeup! To acheive this, Katie uses a mixture of airbrush as well as traditional makeup application. She is able to use more or less of airbrush dependent on the client's wishes.
With hundreds upon hundreds of weddings under her belt, Katie prides herself on her ability to listen to her client. She excels in natural beauty and making someone the "best possible version of themselves" for their wedding! But for those brides who wish to be a little more glam, she loves doing that too! She is also accomplished in event hair styling so that your hair style will last thru photos, ceremony, photos and then some heavy dancing! Katie has been featured in numerous publications including Weddings with Style magazine and People Magazine. You can read her full resume of production, commerical publication and fashion work on her websites, http://www.cottonrouge.com and http://www.facebook.com/cottonrouge where you can view her bridal work as well as her work in fashion.
Katie also has a team of artists she can bring with her in the event of large bridal parties. And she trusts these ladies SO much, that she has developed another company so that these wonderful artists can be booked out on weddings and events as well. So if Katie is already booked on your big day, she can help make sure you are taken care of!