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Leanna Ernest is a Chicago based makeup artist specializing in commercial, editorial, and beauty makeup. She graduated from North Park University with a Bachelor's in Vocal Performance. After graduating she discovered her love for makeup artistry and started her career in Chicago.

Leanna enjoys both the creative aspects of makeup artistry as well as the many opportunities to collaborate with other creatives. She loves any opportunity to work with people and help them embrace their own unique beauty.


Leanna is most known for her beauty, commercial and editorial work. She loves creating flawless, beautiful skin, fresh natural looks, and more avant garde, artistic looks. Her distinctive style and passion for makeup have made her a highly sought after artist. Leanna is represented by The Distinct Artist Agency in Chicago. 


Vogue Mexico, Marie Claire Mexico, L'Officiel, Lucy's, Elegant Magazine, Jute Magazine, Naperville Magazine, Period Magazine, Promo Magazine, Pump Magazine, Scorpio Jin Magazine, The Editorial QC, Vogue Italia, Volant Magazine, Vulkan Magazine


Adidas, Claire's, Icing, Wantable, Heinz, Hindsdale Living Magazine, Pinstripes, Living Proof, Dillards, Kohl’s, Sears, Spirit Juice Studios, Static Nails, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Oumere Skincare, Everhouse, Some Odd Pilot

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