Author: ebonytroop

Ebony Elise Troop is a self-taught freelance makeup artist in West Chester,PA. She is best known for creating the classic smokey eye and enhancing natural beauty. Elise's work has been featured on websites for AJ Crimson Beauty and Aboni Cosmetics. She is also the makeup artist for soul singer, Jaguar Wright. Her background in tv production, fashion and theater all attribute to her aspirations in the beauty industry. Elise is a vlogger at YouTube and Instagram at Elise Troop.

Get The Look

When working with a professional makeup artist, its best to show examples of the makeup look you desire. Examples help everyone have a common ground where we’re all on the same page.

Glamour Bride
Natural Bride
Cut Crease
Inner Eye Highlight
Half Cut Crease “Instagram”

This what most clients want when they say “natural”. PSSST. It’s neutral colors not a natural makeup look.

Natural “No Makeup -Makeup”
Smokey Eye
Deep Smokey
Wing Eyeliner




By Elise Troop

Many people think the job of a professional makeup artist is limited to the face. However, when working on photoshoots and production, a great makeup artist should pay close attention to all exposed skin! It makes perfect sense, do what is required for a maximum outcome!  In this photoshoot Mainline Model & Talent Agency, Michelle arrived at the photoshoot in her first outfit; a crop top and mini skirt. Her exposed legs weren’t the issue, but her knees were red. As a professional, I assessed the situation and stopped before the photographer, Carmen of Moda Photography Philly took his first shot. I used a buildable crème foundation because it mimics skin the most and the full coverage completely covered the discoloration. Wahlah, a few seconds with makeup brush, sponge or wedge and you have secured a better selection of shots to choose from on your photo shoot!