Lauren Ward, Chicagoland Makeup Artist, found her passion for makeup during her several years working at Mac Cosmetics. After feeling a "peak" in the world of retail cosmetics, she left MAC with sights on a successful freelance career in fashion.  

Lauren spent the next couple years test shooting with top talent agencies, and assisting established stylists, before gaining representation with Factor Artists Chicago. She has since had the opportunity to work on television, digital, and print productions with steady clients including AKIRA, American Girl Doll, BON TON, Cusp by Neiman Marcus, Kenmore Appliances, and Vtech.

Lauren has mastered speed; styling both hair and makeup looks in very short amounts of time.  She is aware, and present on set, sure to make adjustments as fit, and enjoys communicating with Art-Directors and Wardrobe Stylists to ensure "on-brand" styling

Lauren is best known for creating clean, perfected skin, and natural smokey eye looks. *Inspired by Ellen Vonunwerth, and her ability to capture of idea of the powerful, unapologetic woman.