Kiev Osborne is known as one of the Southeast's premiere makeup artists specializing in several areas of artistry including Bridal, Commercial, Editorial, Film, and Theatrical makeup. Her work has been featured in many publications as well as a multitude of runways and advertising campaigns.
Kiev's career as a makeup artist began before it officially began - having a love of makeup and hair from a very young age she often "styled" friends for their events in high school and college.
"I left my 'official' career field in 1995 not happy with the 9 to 5 job sitting at a desk. While trying to figure out what to do with my life I got a job working for Dillard's department store in the cosmetic department. I fell in love with the job, and moved to a position as an artist for Christian Dior at Macy's Lenox".
After working for Dior during the Olympics in Atlanta, Kiev moved to freelancing for several different cosmetic lines. In 1999 she began a career with Carter Barnes Hair Artisans as Lead Makeup Artist.
"Carter Barnes was where I really honed my craft. I was exposed to hundreds of clients daily as well as Fashion Shows, Celebrities, Photo Shoots, Theatrical Work, and more Brides than I can count - there was nothing we didn't or couldn't do. I learned how to style hair. I was exposed to fashion shows where we had to prepare as many as 40 models for the runway in 2 hours- perfection was the only acceptable product at Carter Barnes, and that asset has served my career well".
In 2013 we began the process of opening our own studio, The Makeup Unlimited, conveniently located directly between Midtown and Buckhead.
Kiev is known for her amazing creativity, perfection in application, and brow sculpting. Production organization and budgeting for shoots is also available. In addition to her artistic talent - Kiev's background in skin care lead to development of Miracle Bars and Miracle Body soap and skin care line.
The Makeup Unlimited collaborates with some of the most talented makeup artists and hair stylists in the South, and is capable of providing a crew for any size production be it a Commercial, Film or Bridal Party.