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After winning The Miss Afro Caribbean Pageant UK 2003, Arlene went on to work for the well renowned and respected GIORGIO ARMANI COSMETICS London. Arlene quickly established herself as one of the key members of the Armani cosmetics team through her unrivaled sales ability and ease with customers. She was well respected by her colleagues and gained attention from the Armani’s international team for her charm, elegance and strong makeup artistry skills. Arlene made personal appearances at the Giorgio Armani cosmetics counters in both Brown Thomas Dublin Ireland and Selfridges Birmingham. She was also featured in the Marie Claire Magazine as MUA to see when visiting the Armani Selfridges counter, Arlene was also selected to work for the GQ UK AWARDS 2005. She continued to shine as a trend setting Face Designer winning several store competitions. Arlene gave birth to her son and decided to move back to Trinidad permanently.
Since being back, she’s opened her very own makeup studio and worked on numerous project such as the Chogm 2009 with Designer Brian McFarlane’s production team, appeared in M PEOPLE TRINIDAD as MUA for Anya Ayoung-Chee’s PILLAR clothing line, was head makeup artist for the horror movie 3 stripes and was the featured makeup artist at the NTA’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO 2010. Her name began to spread quickly throughout the country for her on point techniques and was requested by several local icons such as Nadia Batson, Destra Garcia, Ravi B, Kes, Latoya Woods, Zan etc.
Arlene works as head makeup artist for the Digicel ad campaigns and press shoots, she was also the head MUA for the Fernandez add “Bold New Look”. She’s worked on the set of music videos, fashion shows and has been featured in the Guardian’s woman wise in an article “Cut Above the Rest” (Makeup artist) Being recognized as a master at bridal makeup, Arlene was asked to Feature as makeup artist in Maco Vol. 13.2 June/July 2011 wedding issue. She was interviewed and featured by several online magazines such as LOOKBOOK, RUNWAY STREET, BLUE SKY TIE DYE and CFstyle.com EDITOR
In addition to her broad range of talent and expertise, Arlene balances being a wife and mother of two. She continues to develop her craft and techniques and is always creating new and magnificent looks for her clients while maintaining the