Lena discovered her passion for makeup as a young girl while watching her mother apply her signature 80’s red lipstick. Lena’s mother taught her was that makeup should never be rushed or sparred, and she should never use anything but the best products on her skin. Taking her mother's advice and philosophies to heart, Lena’s love for beauty and makeup emerged.

Lena began doing makeup for friends and family, purely because she enjoyed making people look and feel more beautiful and confident. After much praise and persuasion from all of her “satisfied clientele”, she turned her hobby into a professional career with MAC Cosmetics. Lena's passion for makeup, coupled with the extensive training at MAC provided the perfect scenario for this aspiring makeup artist. After nearly 2 years at MAC, Lena decided to leave her position as a full-time artist, and began freelancing for both MAC and NARS while beginning her own independent business.

While at both MAC and NARS, Lena was trained by some of the most influential leaders in the makeup industry. Additionally, Lena continues to receive pro training at MAC and other seminars/shows throughout the US and Europe in order to stay up-to-date on makeup techniques and looks.

For 15+ years, Lena has specialized in providing flawless makeup applications for weddings, print, runway and beyond. She has always strived to keep the makeup applications synonymous with the overall feel of the event or photo shoot, ultimately creating the perfect look. Lena’s attention to detail and obsession with perfection has left her clients pleased and sending referrals to her in great numbers.
For booking requests/information, please contact Lena directly:
Mobile (text or call): +1 (858) 337.4747
Email: Lena@LenaPetridis.com


  • "One of the Best Makeup Artists in Town..." - Michigan Avenue Magazine, December 2011
  • Featured in TLC's Four Weddings, February 2012
  • Featured in Weddings Illustrated, March 2012
  • Cover & Feature Story Makeup for Status Magazine, February 2013
  • Featured in Chicago Style Weddings, September/October 2013
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