Leslie began doing make up first as a dancer. She learned the basics of contour, lashes and stage make up during her years as a dance major at Jacksonville University and then as a Professional Ballroom dancer for many years after college. In 2004, she transitioned into a full time make up artist with MAC Cosmetics. By 2005 Leslie left Florida and moved to New York City to further her make up career. While in New York she worked 9 seasons of NYC Fashion Week, keyed make up on numerous photo shoots, weddings, designer look books and make up for personal clients. In February 2007, Leslie was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (“A Makeup Artist Gets Her Big Break” by Ellen Byron). In 2009, Leslie relocated to the Los Angeles area and had the opportunity to free lance with the MAC Pro store in Orange County for 2 years. In, 2010 she did make up on the male dancers in the music video “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga. In 2011 Leslie assisted Kabuki on Christina Aguilera’s make up for the February 2012 cover of Marie Claire magazine. She assisted Miranda Joyce on three different Rimmel Cosmetics Commercials featuring Zooey Deschanel. In 2012 Leslie assisted Kabuki again on Rihanna’s make up for the music videos “Where Have You Been?” and “Princess Of China”, with Coldplay. Leslie has specialized in wedding and event make up for many years and truly enjoys spending intimate time with clients to make them look and feel their best. After almost 20 years of living away from Pensacola, Leslie and her family moved here in the summer of 2014 to be closer to family and friends. She is very excited to bring her experience in make up artistry back home to the Gulf Coast.
Read the article featuring Leslie Peck in the Wall Street Journal