Leanna Ernest is a Chicago based makeup artist specializing in commercial, editorial, and beauty makeup. From a young age she possessed a talent for painting and drawing and a natural curiosity to create.


Unexpectedly, after graduating from music school, she discovered it was possible to make a career out of makeup. She was drawn to makeup artistry because it allowed her to combine many of her interests.


Leanna is most know for her beauty and editorial work. 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. 


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


Pinstripes, Living Proof, Bonton, Dillards, Kohl’s, Sears, Spirit Juice Studios, Static Nails, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Oumere Skincare, Everhouse, Some Odd Pilot

Leanna Ernest 2020