Get 'Hands On' with Celebrity Makeup Artist Carl Ray!

Renowned celebrity makeup artist, Carl Ray, joins Make Up First to demonstrate his unique artistic approach to enhancing natural beauty.

Carl has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years, and since 2009, has served as the official makeup artist for former First Lady Michelle Obama. His experience includes a long roster of notable clientele, including Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Kerri Washington, Gabriel Union, Julia Child, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman, Lin - Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, former President Bill Clinton, and former President Barack Obama.

From 10am to 2pm Carl will demonstrate his method for enhancing natural beauty and bringing out the best of your client’s individual style.

From 2pm to 4pm attendees will create full-face applications with guidance from Carl Ray.

Options available for both demo-only and full day, hands-on portions. Limited space is available for the full day option.

Carl's work has appeared on and in the magazine covers & pages of: Vogue, Glamour, Elle, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, Essence, Harper Bazzar, More, Ladies' Home Journal, Variety, Seventeen, Red Book, People, and Time. Carl has a thriving bridal business and has been voted “top make-up artist” by Washingtonian magazine since the inception of his career in Washington, DC in 1999.

The artistic style of Carl Ray’s Way is rooted in enhancing a woman’s natural beauty. Carl enjoys getting to know each individual woman so he can bring out her own personality. Carl prides himself on complimenting individual beauty, and his range of techniques allows him to deliver a natural glam, polished, clean, fresh, and beautiful look.

Justin Talaga