A native West Virginian at heart, Mickayla Pence lived and worked as a New York City based Makeup Artist and Body Painter for several years before relocating back to the mountain state. She is an alumni and recipient of the Master’s Certification from the internationally prestigious MAKE UP FOR EVER Academy NY and a Licensed Aesthetician in the state of West Virginia. Before pursuing her career in the beauty industry, she earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Shortly after graduating from college she moved to NYC where she found her true passion lies in makeup artistry for film and television.
She divides her time between different avenues within the industry and usually works on photo shoots and productions during the week, and special events and weddings on the weekends. Her experience has allowed her to work with world renowned artists, photographers, top models, New York Fashion Week runways, feature films, and Fortune 500 commercial photo shoots.
Throughout her career, she has humbly worked with celebrity clientele such as: Ashanti, Abby Lee Miller, Mackenzie Ziegler, Giana Martello, Method Man, Ron Pope, Emily Jilette, Nev Schulman, and Christine Ebersole. Her passion for film makeup has also guided her to work on several features including the following:
Maki (2018) - starring: Mieko Harada, Julian Cihi, Naomi Sundberg
Adam Bloom (Post-Production) - starring Jake Horowitz, David Margulies, Abigail G. Smith
What The Night Can Do (2017) – starring: JoBeth Williams, Max Martini, Mercedes Mason, Peyton Kennedy, and Stuart Margolin
Where is Kyra? (2017) – starring: Michelle Pfeiffer and Kiefer Sutherland
Don’t Think Twice (2016) – starring: Gillian Jacobs, Keegan Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, and Tami Sagher
Viral (2016) - starring: Ana Coto, Lexi Atkins, Noah Centineo, and Logan Paul
Her makeup kit is stocked with professionally formulated cosmetics which help her to achieve the highest caliber of artistry and creative exploration. Her desire to work in this unique industry is undeniable as she continues to follow her dreams and achieve her goals.