Margina Dennis

Margina Dennis

Celebrity makeup artist Margina Dennis has making the world a little more beautiful for over 15 years. She has worked her magic on celebrities such as Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and Tom Brady and her work has been seen on CNN, Fox, MTV2, & BET and in Publications such as Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and L’Officiel. Her approach to the beauty industry is to keep it simple. “I’m a firm believer in keeping people looking like themselves, but it enhancing the look so that they can be the best that they can be.”

In addition to her makeup skills, Margina spent 4 years as Beauty Director for LA’G Magazine, an online publication that was referred to as “being as stylish as W magazine” by other publishing peers. She is sought out as a beauty expert for numerous publications and clients including Crest, Pink, and Margina was invited to join the prestigious Make Up For Ever Artist Alliance in 2008; has been a guest speaker at the international HBA conference, Makeup Designory and has done consulting for beauty companies such as Kiss Beauty, Mehron, and Temptu. To see more of her work, visit her website at or check out her writing at

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    Stories by Margina Dennis : Contently

    Margina Dennis New York Website Resume Makeup artist/ Contributing Writer/Beauty Editor/Copy Writer. Being a working artist gives me a different perspective when writing about beauty. Stories by Margina Dennis

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    Everyday Collection Fashion Experts Highlights

    Our favorite New York fashion experts break down their favorite look from "The Everyday Collection" by Target. makeup by me


    Quest for G: Bolt, Garnett,Abdul-Jabbar; Monty Python parody

    A 2009 US commercial for Gatorade. Superb "Monty Python and the Holy Grail " parody

    The quest for Holy G. Monty Python redux ! The quest for G, starring NBA star Kevin Garnett, baseball player Derek Jeter, world's fastest 100M runner Usain Bolt, Jimmie Johnson a NASCAR driver, volleyball players Kerry Walsh & Misty May , gymnast Alicia Sacramone, former NBA champion Karim Abdul-Jabbar and famous hip hop dance group the Jabbawockeez.

    Makeup Department head me and all of the men's makeup is by me. I supervised the women's makeup

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    Bring Out The Best You: Tips to Enhance What You Got!

    Not sure what to do, or know the basics but need help with concealer, best color choices, etc. also great for men who want to look polished but not made up.

    Beginner, Intermediate

    Makeup Pros: How to Get Paid Not Played

    Vital information to ask whenever bidding on jobs, tip on rates for your market, contracts, etc.

    Beginner, Intermediate

    How to Break Into The Makeup Artist Industry

    Whether you are looking to go the Retail route, work in Print, or TV/FiIm, I can give you pointers based on your market.


    Translating Current Makeup Trends for your Eye and Face shape

    Want to try a new trend and not sure how it will flattering you? I'll walk you through making them work along with product suggestions

    Beginner, Intermediate

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    Rachel K

    Margina is fun and easy to work with. She always pulls together a great shoot!

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    Michael David Adams

    Margina is fantastic to work with - very talented and such a sweet person, as a friend and on set!

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    James Sullivan

    My experience with Margina was outstanding. A true professional, great communicator and an integral part of my photo production team. I would not hesitate to hire her again or to recommend her to others that want to work with an experienced pro.

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    Lori Hornung

    Margina is a wonderful make-up artist very professional and very detail oriented!

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    Anders F

    I assisted Margina with some free lance makeup jobs. It was exciting and I learned a lot from Margina. She is the best in styling, makeup and creativity. Margina is always professional and understanding of her clients. a great wedding album. I only worked with Margina for a short time. But in that time she taught me a lot and I will always be grateful.

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    Deborah Fenker

    Margina's makeup is transformative. She takes the individual face into consideration before making an average person beautiful, and a beautiful person stupendous. She is pleasant, energetic and very easy to work with.

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    Wendy Hope

    I've worked with Margina for almost 2 years now. Margina is a super talented make up artist and has also become a really close friend. She understands both the business and politics within the industry very well. She is extremely accommodating, nurturing, highly professional and kind. She has great energy and is a pleasure to collaborate with and have on set. There is always an honest line of communication between us and I think that contributes to both our fantastic working relationship and our friendship. I would HIGHLY recommend Margina to any photographer or production in need of a creative, fast and professional make up artist who can play well with others in a highly stressful arena or in a creative collaboration.

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    Tom McGhee

    Margina is a True professional along with delivering every time on time on budget Margina also brings to the set her enthusiasm for whatever project I have engaged her on. It's always a pleasure to work with a talent such as Margina as it allows me the freedom to focus on shooting knowing that the hair & make up will be of the highest standard everytime.

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