About Elyse Simons

elyse simons beauty profile pic 003Elyse Simons is a professional makeup artist based in El Paso, Texas since 2016. She provides on-location and travel services for bridal, special events, print and video. Starting as a nail technician and salon owner in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and beginning intensive training in makeup application in New York City in 2012, she has over 25 years experience in the beauty industry.

Elyse is inspired by continuing education, receiving training from top educators and elite artists in the industry such as James Vincent, Donna Mee, and Terri Tomlinson. In a world of constantly changing trends and new product developments, Elyse is focused on keeping her skills at the forefront of her field and ahead of her peers.

She enjoys working on collaborative projects with her clients to fulfill their visions. She is compassionate, organized, and professional. She uses only the highest quality, photo friendly, professional makeup products, including airbrush foundation for long lasting results. She has a positive attitude, is calming, and loves to ensure her clients look and feel beautiful.

As a Specialty Editor for The City Magazine El Paso/Las Cruces, Elyse is responsible for writing the beauty article in every monthly issue as well as creating makeup looks for featured stories and special advertisements.

Elyse practices a committed attention to detail and a strong work ethic. She has worked alongside some of the best artists in the industry at New York Fashion Week, as well as provided contract work for commercial clients such as Samsung.

elyse simons beauty profile pic 002Credits:
  • Video/Commercial
  • Samsung
  • Maitland Creative Group for Vista College
  • The City Magazine El Paso/Las Cruces
  • The City Magazine El Paso/ Las Cruces: The City Weddings 2018
  • Positive Directions
  • Faerie Magazine
  • The City Magazine El Paso/Las Cruces
  • Oscar & Associates for ASIS Security Convention 2017
  • Cultural Detour
  • Harbour Touch
  • Elyse did an amazing job on my wedding trial makeup, as well as my wedding makeup. She was so accommodating and very responsive whenever I had questions. She also worked with my event coordinator and my hair stylist (which Elyse recommended, who was also amazing), and it really helped take off some of the stress brides have to deal with.

    -Gina Casciani-Jones

  • Elyse did an AMAZING job on my make up for my professional shoot. I was so nervous because of my skin and a little self conscious and she was so warm and made me feel comfortable. After doing my photo shoot and seeing the results I am blow away! I never knew how great natural makeups could look in photos! Will be using her again very soon!

    -Amanda Beliveau

  • I love it when she did my makeup! She does amazing job! I would definitely call her for any special occasion that I have! She's very clean and professional! I highly recommend you guys book her for any special occasion!! She's also very friendly! She also gives you any kind of make-up tips! I love her and her work! 😊😊

    -Fatima Jimenez

  • I've worked with Elyse a couple of times now for photoshoots and she is absolutely amazing! Very professional and she is the sweetest! If you are needing makeup for a photo session, bridal or night on the town definitely give her a call!

    -Stephanie Corrine Perry

  • I am a headshot / fashion photographer here in El Paso and had the pleasure of working closely with Elyse during various photoshoots! Her knowledge of skincare and makeup is impressive. She knows the fine differences between event makeup and makeup for on camera. If you plan a night on the town with your husband or a photo session for your next business cards, Elyse is the right MUA for you!

    -Tina Dwyer

  • An amazing make up artist. Just had Elyse do my make up for a magazine photo shoot and I can't recommend her enough. There's a difference between make up for the day and make up for photos and other things. Her training is straight out of NYC. She does make up for shows during fashion week as well. What a treat to have her here in our very own EP!

    -Tiffany Menefee

Serving El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico