Jan. 14, 2022

Ep 11 | S2: Stevie Martin - Make-up Dept. Head - of Arthea Franklin bio pic, RESPECT!


I had such a fun time talking with Stevie about her masterful work as Makeup Department Head on RESPECT and engaging in real talk about the chaos on set. Stevie talks to us about thinking out of the box and on the spot on set to problem solve, recreating an icon and all the managing the pressure that comes along with it, remembering where you came from and being a true leader who manages a team to succeed in mastering a look. She tells us about the moment she fell in love with makeup and decided to never look back and gives brilliant advice for artists everywhere. Learn about Passion over Paycheck and hear what Stevie’s secret weapon was to provide Jennifer Hudson with Aretha’s signature ummm…“glisten”.

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Stevie Martin

Makeup Artist

Stevie Martin, a native of Miami, Florida, fell in love with all things beauty as a teenager. At the age of 14, a year after moving from Miami to Atlanta, she got her first job in a salon as an apprentice. This would jump start her career as she later would become a licensed Cosmetologist as well as a certified Makeup Artist.

In 2005, Stevie began working in the Entertainment Industry and has never looked back! Her first job in the industry came to her as both a makeup artist and hairstylist for CNN, responsible for on air talent, correspondent, and show guests. Then, in 2010, she transitioned into Film and Television as a union Makeup Artist. Realizing that, "Anything is possible with humility and hard work," Stevie started from day playing on various productions and quickly worked her way up to becoming a department head for a growing list of tv shows and films.

Stevie has had the opportunity to perform makeup services on numerous actors throughout the years for TV shows, films, commercials, photo shoots and more. It's her spirituality, diligence, integrity, and perseverance that have been attributed to her continued success.

'Transforming Ordinary Into Extraordinary' through makeup is the gift that she's been given and it's a blessing to share it with people in the industry. Stevie believes that "If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!" Although she has goals yet to accomplish, she is honored and thankful for her journey and is excited for the next chapters in her life and career.