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© 2020 Paula Heckenast | Makeup + Hair | Microblading | Media Personality | Industry Consultant

Paula Heckenast is a professional makeup artist who began her journey in 2006 when a friend asked her for a ride to a makeup school orientation. Little did she know, she had just stumbled upon her life's purpose. Needless to say, Paula signed up for the class. As a young mother with a full time office job, Paula was doing makeup any chance she could. She continued to work like this, fueled by passion, until her little side gig grew into a full time business that required much more of her time and attention. In 2012 Paula took the leap into the unknown as a full time freelancer.


- "Being self employed was scary, but it was the only thing that seemed to make sense. I was made for this." 

Over the years, Paula began to shift her focus to coaching and education.


"Makeup doesn't have to be difficult. With all the bad advice you can find online these days, I love to show people from all walks of life, it's easier than they think." 

Paula has been featured on television, radio, newspaper and national publications. She is certified in makeup, airbrush makeup, microblading and also provides hairstyling and mens grooming for a wide variety of productions around the world. In addition to being an artist, Paula prides herself on being an educator and coach. 

To book Paula for a production, event or appearance please email paula@citylightsmakeup.com