Maven Artists Agency is a Los Angeles based boutique agency, representing beautiful artistry by seasoned artists. Founded by Make-up Artist, Mishel Brownlee, the agency is a home for artists who are cultivating their passion for beauty while being dedicated to their craft. Combining 12 years as a make-up artist, including years as a department head at a major cable network, with 12 years of entertainment marketing, branding and promotions experience, Brownlee knows how to package clients, artists and projects to deliver optimum results.
Why the name Maven?
By definition, Maven means “A trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others.” The word comes from Hebrew, meaning “one who understands,” based on an accumulation of knowledge and perfectly describes the kind of artists who are a part of this agency.
I LOVE quotes and after reading one too many that included the words “hustle,” I knew it was time to go for it!
Favorite Make-up memory:
As a teenager in the 80’s, I was obsessed with daytime soap opera make-up. I would try to recreate the looks using every color from my 100 color eyeshadow palette I bought with my allowance from a local swap meet!
Favorite place to celebrate:
In Vegas with my husband drinking a Bloody Mary and playing Blackjack.
Favorite attribute in a person:
My daughters—Georgia Reiss and Poppy Jane.
Brie on anything!
Beauty product you can’t leave the house without:
Clear sticky lipgloss.
Favorite beauty hack?
After you have dropped your compact, eyeshadow or powder blush and it cracks…spray with alcohol and smudge back together. Let dry. Voila!
Advice to my baby girls about a career:
Decide what you want to do or be and go do it! Anything is possible with hard work and determination.