BIO

HI, I'm Tanya Renelt. I'm a professional freelance Makeup Artist based in Chicago.

Genres I work in are beauty, fashion, bridal, headshots, corporate, print, and video. I love being a freelance artist as it allows me to work in so many different modalities and meet so many wonderful people. 

I enjoy being creative with makeup and playing with fun things like avant garde looks. But I also love a clean, natural look. I believe makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not cover you up. I want you to be the best version of you, but still feel like yourself. 

Many times when someone is getting their makeup done, they're nervous. Often they're preparing for a big event like a wedding or a photo shoot. I use my past experience as a massage and Reiki therapist to help everyone in my chair feel calm and relaxed. I always listen to the client's needs and tailor your look for you.

Some of the places my work has been featured  are Vidal Sassoon, BET, CMT, BBC, and National Geographic. I am also one of the regular makeup artists for Chicago's WGN  Morning News, as well as a regular artist for Revealed Studios Boudoir Photography.

Magazines I've been published in are Chicago Magazine and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, as well as several beauty and fashion publications.

Please contact me with any questions. I'd love to hear from you.