Hello Painted Ladies!
My name is April Chaney, and I’m a celebrity makeup artist based in Los Angeles, CA. My career in the beauty industry began well over a decade ago, and in that time I was trained to work for numerous cosmetic companies including Nars, Laura Mercier, MAC, Giorgio Armani Beauty, and Dolce and Gabbana Makeup.
In 2008, I fulfilled a lifelong dream and began assisting Heather Currie and Collier Strong from the prestigious Cloutier Agency. My work with them has appeared in O Magazine and Entertainment Tonight, as well as numerous other TV shows, in film, commercials, magazine editorials, and on the runway in fashion shows.
After 15 years, I’ve recently retired from working in cosmetic retail sales and I’m starting a beauty company of my own called Lirpamakeup, Inc., which will allow me to remain in the fashion and entertainment industry and offer educational makeup courses as well.
I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise with the Painted Ladies readers and welcome your questions!