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, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Weddings, InStyle Magazine, 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 time 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 Beauty Shopping/Concierge. Either email at Contact@AndrewC.Petersen.com or phone 843 817 0303 to contact Andrew personally.
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