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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

Andrew C. Petersen's Blog Posts


Posted: Oct 14 2014 - 1:43pm
  I had the chance to sit down with Andrew Roby, president of District Fete and founder of the Fashion 360 Conference, which will take place on...

Posted: Aug 26 2014 - 12:03pm
The terrific trio, Brooke Ryan, Tanya Brown, and Mike the Guy are heading back to their beloved Holy City to once again turn up the beat, make us...

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
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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
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Posted: Oct 27 2013 - 6:19pm
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Posted: Oct 27 2013 - 5:51pm
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Posted: Sep 3 2013 - 11:52am
Guest Andrew C. Petersen post by Lisa Burson.   For the final segment on beauty brush basics, I had my friend Lisa Burson—a licensed...

Posted: May 28 2013 - 2:28pm
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Posted: May 5 2013 - 2:27pm
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Posted: Apr 15 2013 - 11:19am
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Posted: Mar 18 2013 - 1:56pm
Click… Click... Click... The streets of Charleston are abuzz with the sounds of fabulous motion. The horse-drawn carriages that tool locals and...

Posted: Jan 3 2013 - 1:23pm
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Posted: Nov 16 2012 - 9:46am
Dull, gray, cold weather has not been the only obstacle that my fair ladies have been dealing with. The real enemy of the season is dull, lackluster...

Posted: Oct 24 2012 - 12:03pm
Be it sheer and sultry or opaque and sexy, it’s official: Ravishing Red is the must-have lip color of the season. Timeless, sophisticated, sometimes...

Posted: Oct 10 2012 - 12:33pm
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Posted: Oct 3 2012 - 1:43pm
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Posted: Sep 19 2012 - 9:32am
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Posted: Aug 29 2012 - 7:44am
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Posted: Aug 15 2012 - 2:44pm
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Posted: Jul 25 2012 - 10:19am
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Posted: Jul 17 2012 - 2:35pm
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Posted: Jul 10 2012 - 4:51pm
Now that we have mastered concealer (“Concealer? Yes Please!”), I want to kick it up a notch and talk about one of my favorite makeup tricks—...

Posted: Jul 2 2012 - 11:29pm
Just as I was putting my brushes away for the day, my dear friend came busting through the door. Venti coffee in hand, she delivered a shot of...

Posted: Jun 27 2012 - 9:25am
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Posted: Jun 22 2012 - 4:10pm
BLOG OF THE WEEK: Let's be real: few things are grittier than a breakup via text. The Grit team chose Andrew's post-breakup post for the Blog of...

Posted: Jun 19 2012 - 2:11pm
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Posted: Jun 13 2012 - 10:42am
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Posted: Jun 7 2012 - 10:15am
Take it off! I mean really take it off and show what Mother Nature gave you. Perfect, nude, bare, and blushing skin! Let go of the cover up—lose...

Posted: May 30 2012 - 10:59am
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Posted: May 24 2012 - 3:17pm
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Posted: May 18 2012 - 10:42am
It's time to take, what I like to call, a "beauty dare." In my past Breakup Makeup posts, we focused on getting repaired and rejuvenated, but now...

Posted: May 10 2012 - 11:22am
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Posted: May 6 2012 - 4:21pm
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Posted: May 2 2012 - 8:27am
Bonjour Beauties! Our topic for the second installment of the Breakup Makeup Plan: Rejuvenate.   The art of rejuvenation is really...

Posted: Apr 23 2012 - 12:12pm
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Posted: Apr 18 2012 - 2:02pm
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Posted: Apr 12 2012 - 10:53am
Would you represent yourself in court without the assistance of a lawyer? Would you operate on yourself in lieu of having a doctor? If you answered...

Posted: Apr 5 2012 - 12:19am
Ladies, nothing gives the skin more of an instant pick-me-up, the look of true rest, health or innocence, quite like a quick swipe of blush. ...

Posted: Mar 30 2012 - 11:47am
Spring is here, baby! And how do I know? First, my car that is normally white is now a creamy mushroom soup-shade of yellow. But who cares about...

Posted: Mar 26 2012 - 8:42am
When Fashion Director Ayoka Lucas said we were going to Fashion Camp, she meant it, although I feel a little bit more like I just came from an...

Posted: Mar 22 2012 - 4:33pm
On the runway and on location. From the models strutting their stuff down the runway to everyday Janes arriving to enjoy the fashion frenzy, who...

Posted: Mar 20 2012 - 4:14am
Fashion is in the air, my darlings! Like a beautiful cloud of glamour, Charleston Fashion Week has settled over the city. With it has also come...

Posted: Mar 18 2012 - 8:34pm
  I sat down with makeup maven, Ashley Brook Perryman to talk a little shop—beauty shop, that is—and find out what trends we can expect on the...

Posted: Mar 12 2012 - 10:27am
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Posted: Mar 11 2012 - 6:05pm
  I don't know about you, but child I do not like to waste my time! And would an artist begin a portrait without a beautiful canvas to...

Posted: Mar 4 2012 - 2:26pm
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Posted: Feb 23 2012 - 8:50pm
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Posted: Jan 18 2012 - 10:45am
Ready for some New Year's resolutions you can stick to? Here we go: Time to step out of our beauty box a little with some easy, common-sense measures...

Posted: Jan 17 2012 - 11:41am
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Posted: Jan 13 2012 - 3:14pm
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