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Cosmetic artist Andrew C. Petersen is an internationally trained beauty expert who’s worked with Chanel and Christian Dior Beauty, and spent a decade and a half globetrotting with Trish McEvoy as he accompanied the famed cosmetics maven on personal appearances and helped lead her artist-on-location workshops. “She really taught me the importance of not just doing makeup, but of teaching makeup,” he says. Petersen’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Southern Living, Southern Bride, Domino, Charleston Weddings, The Post & Courier, and Skirt magazine. In Spring 2011, Petersen collaborated with Aesthetispa owner Dr. Christy Cone to launch Misiu Beauty, a cosmetics line he designed to reintroduce high-demand lip gloss shades discontinued by their national lines (“misiu” is a Polish term for those whom you hold close to your heart). He was also featured as one of the six top makeup artists in the country in 2013 for InStyle Magazine in their Little Black Beauty Book! He teaches classes from time to tim and theatrical makeup at the Art Institute of Charleston and the Paul Mitchell School. Andrew has recently made the big jump and gone on his own to pursue his passions. He loves working with brides, but insists on making it a very personal experience with no rush. Andrew will commit to only one wedding per day so the bride gets all of the attention she deserves. He has had the pleasure of working with the cast of the View, John Mayer, Pat Conroy, Julie Newmar, Anna Wintour, Katie Couric, and Jennifer Lopez. He is now settled in Charleston where he has the most wonderful clients. Andrew also really focuses on Weddings and travels around the country to make sure the bride looks absolutely gorgeous. Recently published in his first book, which was small but so flattering for a friend to include him in her masterpiece. Call it an opening door, but it has unleashed a passion for the many facets of writing. He is the beauty expert for his beloved www.CharlestonGrit.com and has many exciting things coming up in the near future. Andrew loves Charleston and is will always be indebted to those that have been here for generations, help make it a home. Since he is all over the place, please reach out to Andrew for Wedding, Bat Mitzva, Event Makeup, and personal shopping. Either email at Contact@AndrewC.Petersen.com or phone 843 817 0303. A passion for makeup, beauty, and people has always been Petersen’s driving force. “My goal is to enhance the beauty in individuals one brush stroke at a time,” he says. Photo credit: Diana Deaver

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Posted: Aug 4 2014 - 1:32pm
Being gay has never defined me as a person.   When I was asked to cover the event, "Say A Big, Gay ‘I Do’ To A Charleston Destination Wedding,”...

Posted: Jul 17 2014 - 10:51am
I have many fond memories with Cam. She has everything a girl wants and she’s freaking gorgeous, with the confidence that you can only see on Law...

Posted: Jun 23 2014 - 2:15pm
As a makeup artist of twenty years, my brushes and I have come across a tale or two, a few insider secrets, and many do's and don't when it comes to...

Posted: Mar 24 2014 - 11:02am
Years after I had first rolled up my brushes and headed south I started to hear about the magic strokes of makeup brushes being swished all over the...

Posted: Mar 20 2014 - 4:07pm
Last night I brought it baby! Not my ipad, iphone, or my notebook. They were neatly tucked in my treasured Prada man purse that Trish McEvoy...

Posted: Mar 19 2014 - 11:44am
How important is makeup when it comes to the whole look of a collection shown on the runway?Charleston Fashion Week is right at our grabby little...

Posted: Mar 17 2014 - 10:57am
The things to know before walking up to the tents from a person that had to learn the hard way.   It is late Sunday night and I am sitting here...

Posted: Feb 24 2014 - 1:19pm
Dating is such a complex human ritual. There is so much stress and frustration involved. "Is he interested? Am I being too forward? When should I...

Posted: Jan 20 2014 - 12:37pm
Toss out your old beauty habits like a pair of strange boxer briefs, found tucked in deep at the foot of your bed after a one night stand. Ring in...

Posted: Oct 27 2013 - 6:19pm
Here are my three easy steps to ward of pasty skin and retain a kiss of the summer sun—it's as easy as 1-2-3!   Number One—treat the skin and...


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