Hi, I'm Kim Porter, I'm a professional makeup artist, educator and business coach. I have over 17 years working in the makeup industry, my business Makeup by Kim Porter, has been featured in the top wedding magazines and blogs, I have worked with hundreds of brides, as well as politicians and celebrities. I created my Kim Porter Beauty line in 2012, I have a team of artists and own a makeup studio in Virginia Beach, VA where we do bridal trials, makeup lessons, special event makeup, and I teach classes.

My work has been featured on:

  • Guest on Animal Planet's, "Monsters Inside Me" (Season 8 Episode 9)

  • Guests for CNN with Don Lemon, Court TV, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, and the Dr. Phil Show

  • Jessica Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" for a television appearance on The 700 Club

  • Barbara Corcoran, TV personality from ABC's "Shark Tank"

  • Governor, now VP Mike Pence, for a political rally in Williamsburg, VA

  • Cover of Sea Settings wedding magazine (2008)

  • Cover of The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads, Vol.2 No.2 (2014)

  • Featured on weddings blogs Smitten, The Bride's Cafe, Tidewater and Tulle and Style Me Pretty

  • Featured in local wedding magazines Hampton Roads Bride, Hampton Roads Wedding Guide, VOW Bride, The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads, and Virginia Living Magazine

  • Featured weddings in The Knot Magazine Fall/Winter 2012, Spring/Summer 2014, and Fall/Winter 2016

  • Industry awards with WeddingWire, Virginia Living Magazine and Borrowed and Blue

  • Destination wedding featured on Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoon blog

I began teaching classes to aspiring makeup artists in 2012 and it was then that I found my passion for helping women start and grow their makeup artistry businesses. I can help create a road map for success with the steps you need to create the business and life of your dreams!

I offer private 1:1 coaching sessions and group coaching, if you are interested in working with me, please go to the Work with Me page to find out more!

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