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About BLENDE and our
PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTISTS

 

This is story of 2 makeup artists with one vision.  With a combined 45 years experience in the makeup Industry, Keira Karlin and Nikki Tardibuono had a dream of collaborating on the first Customized Makeup Studio. We wanted to build a luxurious makeup lab/studio where every woman can get a full line of custom makeup blended just for them.  After years of creating custom looks on TV sets and Salons, these two artists set out to create their shared vision because they believe that each woman is unique and deserves makeup designed exclusively for her.  

The creation and design of Blende has been a pleasure and we cant wait to create custom makeup for all of you.
 
 
NIKKI TARDIBUONO LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER & KEIRA KARLIN CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

NIKKI TARDIBUONO LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER & KEIRA KARLIN CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

 

 

KEIRA KARLIN

Celebrity Makeup Artist Keira Karlin has spent over two decades working in the television and film industry on shows such as The BlackList, Boardwalk Empire, The Affair, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Law and Order SVU, Are We There Yet? and Saturday Night Live. Her artistry, personality and extraordinary work ethic have afforded her an extensive client list; including Debra Messing, Lucy Liu,President Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford and Kevin Costner to name just a few.
 
She also is the key makeup artist on commercials for WebMD, Diet Coke, Johnson & Johnson and countless others. Her makeup has graced the covers of Life and People magazines. In commercials, print, film and television Keira has developed a reputation for flawless makeup applications and has been a member in good standing of the Makeup Artists Union Local 798 since 1997.

In addition to continuing her TV career as a Celebrity Makeup Artist, Keira has had the dream for many years of creating a go-to spot for every woman to experience the ultimate in custom blended makeup and makeup applications. She is extremely excited to bring her dream to fruition.  Keira has lived, with her 2 children, in Westfield and the surrounding towns for the past 13 years.

KEIRA KARLIN CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

KEIRA KARLIN CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

 

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NIKKI TARDIBUONO LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

NIKKI TARDIBUONO LICENSED ESTHETICIAN, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BLENDE CO-FOUNDER

NIKKI TARDIBUONO

Nikki Tardibuono co-founder and co-owner of Blende LLC is so excited to share her knowledge, education and expertise. She truly loves helping people feel their very best and is so excited to be able to do that every day here at Blende! She has been a makeup artist for 20+ years and is a NJ state licensed esthetician who is also certified in permanent cosmetics and microblading. Nikki received her education in esthetics and continued her education in the makeup field from Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics. She also attended the University Of Maryland where she received a BA in fine arts. Upon graduation from University of Maryland she continued her education in graphic arts at School of Visual Arts in NYC. In addition to freelancing as a makeup artist Nikki has spent the past few years working at a salon in north NJ where she honed her management, retail, marketing and customer service skills. Her biggest role yet and proudest achievement is being mom to three amazing boys who share in her excitement of this new adventure. Nikki has lived locally for the past 17 years and is thrilled to bring her dream to her hometown.

 

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