Karen Tascon is an award-winning Makeup and Hair artist with more than 20 years of experience in The Professional Makeup and Hair Artist Industry. She has worked on high end Ad-Campaigns, fashion and commercial shoots for Max Factor Cosmetics, Neiman Marcus, Dillard’s, Express Fashion, Sony, EMI Records, and Coca Cola just to name a few.
Born in South America Colombia. She came to the United States when she was 2 years of age. As a little girl you would always find that her consistent passion was painting and drawing. Growing up in school Karen took as many art classes as she could possible take, not knowing that these early classes were pivotal in the making of her future makeup artist career and her artistic perspective in the art of makeup itself. At the age of 16 she took an interest in taking a advanced class in Makeup Artistry, Surprised she quickly realized the similarities of technique between the art lessons she took growing up, and the advanced makeup class she was taking then. Within months she took off by winning a competition in advanced makeup, then became one of the youngest Regional Makeup Artist to represent Chanel, and later joined MAC Cosmetics, where she was certified in all levels of makeup artistry skills. Then, that exciting decisions came, taking that step of faith into the world of the “Professional Freelance Make-up Artist World”.
Karen, is also fluent in both English and Spanish, and caters to a growing bilingual client-base, and has worked with many Latin celebrity clients. She always brings imagination, creativity, enthusiasm, and a very positive spirit to every job. From Natural Flawless Beauty to Celebrity Red Carpet Glamour to Editorial Fashion, and even when creativity is pushed to the extreme, her passion and main focus is always using makeup as an instrument to bring her clients vision to life, and that is her ongoing dedication in her makeup artist career.
Karen’s clients include: American Rapper T.I., Andree 3000, Tommy Lee, Smashing Pumpkins, Karen’s editorial work has been featured in Allure and Vanity Fair and on the TV show such as A&E Married at First Site, and Bravo House Wives of Atlanta (Working with reality stars Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Burruss). French Celebrity Nadiya, The Allure Beauty Tour, Gap Piperlime, Deltalina for Delta, Wrangler Jeans, Sprite, iPhone Apple, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Vanity Fair, Reebok, McKesson and many more. She has also been the official Celebrity Make-up Artist for massive events such as Vivafest, Festival Peachtree Latino, and the Allure Magazine Beauty Tour (at Dillard’s) Conde nast. Her editorial work has been featured in magazines such as Vibe Magazine, Surface Magazine , Neiman Marcus Entrée Circle Magazine , Latina Magazine , USA Weekly Magazine , Airtran Go Magazine , O:The Oprah Magazine, Peach Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan Magazine and many more.
Music Video/T.V Credits
Delta, Andre 3000, T.V./ Tommy Lee & Band (Battle Ground Earth)
Fanta, Steve Harvey, T.V./ The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BravoTV)
Orbits, Tommy Lee, Music Video/ Nadiya (Enrique Iglesia “Tired of
Mizuno T.I. being sorry”) Key Make-up Artist
Wrangler Jeans, Capitol Records Music Video/ Smashing Pumpkins (Tarantula)
Allure, Sony Music Key Make-up Artist
Dillards, Emi Music Commercial Video/Photo Shoot/ Musiq Soulchild
(Coca Cola) Key Make-up Artist