Leontyne Reaves
is a freelance makeup artist who started her career as a cosmetologist. She graduated from Bennett Beauty Institute in 2001 as Valedictorian of her class. After being licensed in Maryland in 2001 Leontyne worked as a multifaceted hairstylist in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Leontyne worked as an assistant makeup artist for a year before she took her makeup artistry to the next level. In 2006 she studied makeup artistry at Style Solutions which lead to working with numerous brides as a makeup artist and hairstylist.

In 2009 Leontyne went back to her roots and studied makeup artistry at the Makeup Symposium at Bennett Career Institute, Inc. This symposium allowed her to work with several well known artists such as Reggie Wells, Derrick Rutledge, Danessa Myricks, DeShawn Hatcher, and James Vincent. Continuing her education lead to Leontyne working with some of the best photographers in the Washington, DC area, which in turn lead to working in catalog and film.

In January, 2010 Leontyne continued her education and successfully completed professional makeup artistry with Danessa Myricks. Leontyne has learned and believes that staying educated in this industry is a key ingredient to success.

As an Artist of Beauty, Leontyne believes that all women should experience the beauty of what makeup can offer.


Bennett Beauty Institute
Cosmetology, 2001 Valedictorian

Style Solutions
Basic and Advance Makeup Artistry, 2006

Bennett Beauty Institute
Makeup Symposium, 2009

I Make You Beautiful
Professional Makeup Artistry Core Basics
and Beyond Makeup, 2010

When Life Gives You Shoe Strings
Indigo's Heart

DC Fashion Week 2009

Marzee Clothing