Bethany Karlyn has been leading the way in the art of makeup since 1986, when she began her career in her native Boston. She quickly moved to New York City where she developed an extensive portfolio on top-notch national and international magazine and advertising campaigns.
In 1990, Bethany moved to LA where she became one of the most sought-after celebrity makeup artists working with top photographers such as Michel Comte, Matthew Rolston, David Lachapelle, Mark Seliger and Gilles Bensimmon.
Bethany’s vision and art have graced the faces of such celebrities as Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Pamela Anderson, Salma Hayak, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Dita Von Teese, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Alba, to name a few.
Bethany has helped to create the national and international advertising campaigns of some of the world’s leading brands, like Armani, Calvin Klein, Nike, Baby Phat, Target, Neiman Marcus, Coach, Gianfranco Ferre, Clairol, Neutrogena, and Skyy Vodka. Her work has appeared on covers and inside editorials of top magazines, such as, Vogue US, Italian, Spanish, German and British editions, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, W, Rolling Stone, Arena, The Face, Marie Claire, and many more.
Bethany’s concentration and reputation in the print media earned her a position with MAC Cosmetics from 1998 through 2000. As Director of Professional Support, Bethany acted as a media spokesperson, celebrity makeup artist and liaison to the professional makeup community.
From 2006 to 2008, Bethany served as Artistic Director and Online Makeup Guru for Makeup Mondo, a web destination for free professional makeup instruction and internet content for the cosmetic industry.
Currently, Bethany has launched a line of body lotions based on a formula she created for her celebrity clientele. PRTTY PEAUSHUN Skin Tight body lotion shines and radiates while it lifts, firms and tightens, reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, varicose veins and minimizes bruising and sore muscles. PRTTY PEAUSHUN is a secret weapon for professional makeup artists, celebrities and beauty editors. Check it out at www.prttypeaushun.com .
Bethany continues to freelance around the globe but resides between Los Angeles & Palm Springs where she calls home.