Lisa Rowe Glickoff's career is just as diverse as the pictures of fantasy, special effects, and beauty makeup in her portfolio. When not busy prepping faces for fashion, film, and high-profile events—she dolled up Debra Messing for the 2006 Academy Awards— the makeup-industry veteran, who has more than 20 years under her belt, spends time on the other side of the industry. In addition to serving as a beauty rep for brands such as Origins, she also has created Astute, her own line of makeup. But even with all of these accomplishments, the one that’s closest to her heart remains the founding of Astute Artistry, her makeup-training boutique and beauty studio. From within the intimate space—wrapped in hot-pink and black walls and decorated with modern Paris-themed decor—she teaches eager students how to create Hollywood-approved special effects and beauty makeup during hands-on classes, at fashion shows, and on film sets.
When not teaching others the tricks of the beauty trade, Lisa puts her aesthetician license and chic boutique to use by shaping brows with threading, enhancing eyes with lash extensions, and rejuvenating mature, teen, and dehydrated skin during facials. Lisa and her team also provide traditional makeup applications for brides and those attending special events, such as DMV-themed weddings.
Lisa pours her energy into helping those in need, which is why she founded Astute Artistry II, a nonprofit makeup studio catering to women affected by skin and hair conditions, which was featured in Hour Detroit magazine. She also spends her time rallying for makeup artists' rights, including getting the word out about legislation that would distinguish makeup artistry as its own independent trade.