Over the past two decades, Lavonne’s work has been internationally published and her clients have included Pop Sugar, Refinery 29, Forever21, Hot Topic, Hearst, Condé Nast, Harper Collins, L’Oreal, PBS and ESPN to name a few.  She worked as the lead makeup artist, groomer and hair stylist for Gilt Groupe’s e-commerce and editorial division until 2015 when she took her career freelance. She has had the opportunity to work with Yvonne Orji, Gloria Steinem, Rosario Dawson, Regina King, Debra Lee, Kerry Washington, Danai Gurira, Jeannie Mai, Betsey Johnson, Adonis Bosso, Rhuigi Villaseñor and Afrojack. For many seasons, she was on the teams of Pat McGrath and Val Garland for fashion week in New York and Europe. 

Lavonne continues to be motivated and inspired by working with an exceptional crew of art directors, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, manicurists, hair stylists, models, actors and musicians.  Teen Vogue named her as one of the top black makeup artists shaking up the beauty industry and she is also an Ambassador for London based online talent company Mastered.com. She's known for her authenticity, compassion and her magnetic personality which have all contributed to her continued success.

“When you do someone’s makeup, you have to take the epitome of beauty and transfer that knowledge and skill to your client’s canvas. I have to see the skin, yet it also has to be flawless and effortless. Having never boxed myself into one specific niche of makeup, I’m inspired when receiving direction and inspiration to execute different looks.”

Lavonne currently resides between Los Angeles and New York

 

CLIENTS


clients

PEOPLE

Adrienne Bailon, Adonis Bosso, Afrojack, Ali Liebert, Ajak Deng, Alek Wek, Alexandra Kerry, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Aluna George, Ambyr Childers, Annie Sama, Antwon, Bare Naked Ladies, Betsey Johnson, Brandon T. Jackson, Brenda Martinez, Brooke Butler, Bruna Papandrea, Carmen Electra, Chai Vasarhelyi,Chico Benymon, Christina Milian, Crystal Dunn, Crystal McKellar, Cypress Hill, Danai Gurira, Danity Kane, Damien Perrinelle, Deb Dugan, Debra Lee, Derek Luke, DJ Harley Viera-Newton, DJ Jasmine Saldano, Eddie Irvine, Elaine Joyce-Simon, Eline Powell, Elohim, Erica Rose, Estelle, Faith Evans, Frankie Muniz, Georgie Flores, Gloria Steinem, Heather Headley, Jaimie Alexander , Jamila Velasquez, Jayma Cardoso, Jean Tripplehorn, Jeannie Mai, Jerry Allen, Jimmy Chen, John Legend, Julie de Libran, June Scheer, Karen Obilom, Karrine Stephens, Kate Roberts, Keisha Whitaker, Kellee Stewart, Kendall Kyndall, Kenny Burns, Kerry Washington, Liars, Lil Zane, Lilian Pacce, Loretta Divine, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, Maxine Ashley, Melissa Schiller, Michele Violy-Harper, Moj, Nancy Pelosi, Naomi Campbell, Nathalia Ramos, NBA Wizards Dance Team, Nick Bateman, Nina Shaw, Nocturnel, Odeya Rush, Olivia Perez, Omar Epps, Patricia Heaton, Patton Oswalt, Paul Reiser, Paula Sutter, Rachel Chandler Guiness, Remy Zero, Renoly Santiago, Rhona Mitra, Rhuigi Villaseñor, Richard Dreyfuss, Rita Marley, Rockmond Dunbar, Ros Gold-Onwude, Rosario Dawson, Russlyn Ali, Sami Miro, Sasha Benz, Sasha Heinz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Sean William Scott, Seth Gilliam, Shy, Sinbad, Stephanie Marley, Theodora Richards, Tiffany Moller, Val Chmerkovskiy, Vanessa Williams, Wale, Waxahatchee, Wood Harris, YG, Yvonne Orji, Zani Gugelmann, Zeynep Ozder

 

RUNWAY

Anna Sui, ASR, Bebe, Billy Reid, Cia.Maritima, Ellen Tracy, Elise Overland, Falguni and Shane Peakcock, Fred Perry, General Idea, Givenchy, Herve Leger by MA, Indashio, Imitation of Christ, Issa London, Jane McMillan, Lanvin, LiCari, Lila Horn, Louis Vuitton, Mark McNairy, Nicolita, Nordstrom, Orthodox, Osklen, Perry Ellis Men, Plus Model Magazine, Poko Pano, Ponto Zero, Prince Peter, Project Runway, QVC, Rose by Vanessa Jean, Sachika, Saunder, Teen Vogue, The Vessel by Lois, Tommy Hilfiger, UNIF, Versace, Vogue NYC Fashion Night Out 2010, Wolk Morais, Yeezy

 

VIDEOS

About You - Jacob Plant - We Are Sleepy Puppies

Liars - “Plaster Cast of Everything” - Patrick Daughters

Rise Against - “The Good Left Undone” - Neon

YouTube Red Christmas Special - Dave Meyers 

Clare Crespo - “Yummyfun” - Michael Mills

 

FILM/COMMERCIAL/TV

Games People Play - BET

Rhuigi Villaseñor - Mr. Porter

That Moment When - PBS

Brief But Spectacular - PBS

Cinemacon - Paramount Studios

A Crime Gone Wrong - Steve Ferguson Productions

BlinkyTM - Ruari Robinson

Cuttin Da Mustard - Reed R. McCants

Dunkin Donuts - HKM Productions

ESPN US Open - Electric Elephant

Everyday - Hasan Can Dagli

Gung Fu/The New Dragon - Café Productions

Knotted - Nick Carew

Monumental Lending - Gregory Everett

Punks - Edmonds Entertainment

Raising the Barre - NYCPR

2 Left Turns - Cornerbrook Films