The Modern Illusion, LLC (Makeup)

The Modern Illusion, LLC (Makeup)

5(1 review)


"The Modern Illusion" prides itself in being all encompassing learning environment for all types of makeup.

Studied at Von Lee Makeup School in 2012, been in operation for 4 years doing transformations and makeovers. Published in "Elegant" Magazine 2018 (February Edition). Designers choice & Runway guru.

From Natural Looks and Wedding/prom looks, to glamour, from horror to illusion makeup (trans and crossdressing makeup).

We provide the lessons to suit your needs and lifestyle. Learning is fun, interactive, and VERY EDUCATIONAL.

Makeup has been my passion for over 10 years. We believe it can transform you to new heights physically, but the confidence one gains with working with us is insurmountable.

I love that i can find at least 3 beautiful features on anyones face. People, regardless of having makeup on, have at least three beautiful things i can notice about their face.

I also love the fact that i can give people the confidence, using makeup, to the point that they are confident in the way they look with or without makeup.

I love working w anyone and everyone because i can teach one how to be stunning looking, and more confident just by talking w them and making them over.


1 employee
9 years in business
Serves Arlington , VA

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Sherrell K.

Billy was super conscious of my sensitive skin issues. He matched up the skin tones with the colors he was using to give me the natural look I was going for. I recieved so many compliments and it really made me feel good. Especially at 52 yrs of age.
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May 24, 2018

Frequently asked questions

1.  I assess their needs.  Usually before the session starts i will ask what type of look are they going for and ask for some inspiration photos they have found off the internet.

2.  I have all the makeup.  So we go into my salon and in steps, i create parts of one side of their face.  They in turn create the other side of the face until we are happy w the results.

3.  They have the option to buy products i sell whuch i use to make over their face so that they are not rushing all over wondering what products to buy.

4.  A step by step written guide comes w the class before they leave.  

Von Lee School of makeup

Constant work on clients keeps me up to date on current trends

Video training.

"Being lead makeup artist for Baltimore Fashion week, the designer's choice makeup artist, weddings, and pruntwork keep me educated and open to new techniques and styles that are up to date and flawless looking."

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