Brittany’s Cosmetic Creations
Brittany Tuleja has been a freelance make-up artist for about 3 years, and has earned respect amongst her peers within the field. Her handiwork landed on the cover of the 2011 Christmas issue of M People Magazine – where she stuck peppermint candy on the face of Miss Barbados 2011, Tanisha Carrington – and she frequently worked with up and coming Bajan country singer Malissa Alanna. She has also collaborated with many renowned designers in Barbados, including Andrew Harris, Kesia Estwick, Alexis Campbell and Antonio Cumberbatch. She now runs her own make-up company known as Cosmetic Ink.
Brittany Tuleja (Photo by Michael Alexander)
A California girl by birth, Brittany grew up in the little island of Barbados and attended St. Winifred’s School which is where she discovered her talent as a visual artist. After graduating, she went on to study Graphic Design at Cuesta College in California where she developed her Photoshop skills. Brittany also trained in photography, which allowed her to be able to photograph her own work, as well as be able to modify them in post-production.
“There is nothing more exciting than seeing the finished results after a time consuming project,” Brittany said.
Brittany has worked with Malissa Alanna (left) and M People (Photos by Michael Alexander)
Our photoshoot consisted of model Shannon Harris wearing an old Halloween monster costume that Brittany had made but never got to wear. Using some of the remaining material from the costume as a backdrop, we got some really fun photos of Shannon in the outfit. Below you can see the transformation of Shannon from no makeup, to the final outcome. We also took a couple photos of the beautiful Brittany herself.
Brittany’s skills go beyond basic make-up artistry. She specializes in contouring, shading, highlighting, concealing and, most importantly, blending, with creative high-fashion, avante garde looks being her favourite genre. Her unique style can be attributed to her diverse background and artistic experience.
Brittany’s dream is to be a regular make-up artist for a high end magazine or for movies and theatre, as she has also had practice in prosthetics. So join her official Facebook page to contact her as she will shortly be starting back her permanent cosmetics and tattoo artistry.
This is a Hidden Gems feature. Every other week, Michael Alexander Rapley will interview young and talented Bajans who deserve a chance to shine in the spotlight.