Londonderry makeup artist turns heads
Salem native Ella Schwotzer, a freelance makeup artist, was recently honored in The Knot’s Best of Weddings listings as one of the Granite State’s top-rated makeup artists for the third consecutive year. Schwotzer has worked with countless area brides to add a bit of glamour to their special days. (COURTESY)
After graduating from Salem High School in 2001, Schwotzer was given the chance to follow her dream when she was accepted into the Complections International Academy of Makeup Artistry in Toronto, Ontario.
This month, Schwotzer’s hard work has once again paid off. For the third year in a row, Schwotzer, a licensed esthetician who now lives in Londonderry, was given the highest possible rating for The Knot’s Best of Weddings.
“It’s always very meaningful to be part of someone’s wedding day, but it’s truly an honor to get such positive feedback from clients that continue to make my job so rewarding each year,” she said.
For Bedford resident Anna Talbot Kleeman, Schwotzer’s talents prove an asset not only during Kleeman’s daughter’s May 2013 wedding, but also during the recent filming of Kleeman’s new workout video, “The Doctor’s Workout.”
“I wanted to keep things real on film, while knowing we’d need to have makeup that could hold up for hours while we were working out and sweating,” Kleeman said. “Ella rose to the challenge without batting an eyelash.”
“New Hampshire is such a political state and the last campaign season was certainly a busy one for me,” she said.During the 2012 campaign season, Schwotzer served as Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter’s personal makeup artist, and she also did makeup for commentators from Eurovision, a division of the European Broadcasting Union, during their coverage of the Granite State primaries that year.
These days, Schwotzer continues to work her day job as the administrative services coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association of New Hampshire, though her outside life is kept busy with new bridal consults.
“The holidays are now upon us and that means lots of people are getting engaged,” she said. “They’re excited, and they’re eager to start making their plans.”
“I don’t normally wear makeup, so I was a bit nervous about it,” McCarthy said, noting that she eventually decided to contact Schwotzer at the recommendation of two co-workers who’d previously used her services.
For more information, visit www.ellaschwotzermakeup.com.
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