Andrea Rappaport is a professional makeup artist who prides herself on her soft and elegant style. Originally from San Antonio, TX, she grew up on the stage, performing in Musical Theatre productions. After graduating from NESA, a performing arts high school, she went on to attend The Chicago College of Performing Arts, as a Musical Theatre major, followed by The University of Texas, and then to The Second City Conservatory.
Her first taste of makeup was learning the art and craft of stage makeup, which focuses on dramatic and precise shadowing and highlighting techniques. Andrea has worked as a professional artist in New York City, Chicago, San Antonio, and Austin. She now focuses on weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, special event makeup, actors’ headshots, corporate headshots and family portraits. She has also done makeup for T.V., independent films, runway shows. She has worked in the high end/luxury beauty industry as a skincare consultant/makeup artist for over 16 years. Andrea considers herself to be a beauty guru, who is always happy to give advice to her clients on the latest trends and loves dishing about the best beauty buys around. Andrea also is passionate about cooking, wine, interior design, breakfast tacos, shopping for steals at Nordstrom Rack, and all of the shows aired on Bravo, especially The Real Housewives.
Andrea was interviewed in Chicago's New City Newspaper, as an expert on spring makeup trends. Her work was also featured in the premier issue of the Knot Chicago bridal magazine. Her work with Flawless Beauty Chicago has been featured in SPLASH Chicago, the knot, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed & Blue, as well as on NBC, FOX Chicago and WGN.
Andrea and her family of three (soon to be four) are happily living in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
Christina Purtell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University’s esteemed Richard T. Farmer School of Business. More recently, Christina completed her Master’s degree in Teaching from National Louis University. While she enjoyed her respective roles in the advertising and education fields; Christina’s life-long love of makeup (and people) made her transition to the world of cosmetics a natural fit.
Christina is no stranger to the prestigious beauty industry. The majority of her 12+ year career as a professional makeup artist was spent working for Laura Mercier in various capacities. She attributes the majority of her professional development and growth to her time spent working side-by-side with Laura Mercier’s global makeup artists. This opportunity allowed her to refine and master her artistry skills. During her time with Laura Mercier, Christina was promoted to the Account Coordinator and Territory Manager positions, which also gave her great exposure to a variety of luxury retail accounts. While Christina enjoyed these roles, as they allowed her the opportunity to utilize both her business and cosmetic backgrounds; she greatly missed the artistry side of the industry. Her passion for artistry and her love of helping women look and feel their very best influenced Christina’s decision to branch out and start Flawless Beauty Chicago with her business partner, Andrea.
Throughout her successful career as a professional makeup artist, Christina has done makeup for countless weddings and social functions throughout Chicagoland. She has done makeup for a variety of high fashion runway shows and portrait work. Christina’s work with Flawless Beauty Chicago has been featured in SPLASH Chicago, the knot, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Borrowed & Blue, as well as on NBC, FOX Chicago and WGN. She prides herself on her expert artistry skills and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest industry tips, tricks, and techniques - which she loves to share with each of her clients. In her free time, Christina enjoys traveling, gardening, practicing yoga, and attending group fitness classes. She loves spending time with her friends and family, and she believes that her greatest accomplishment in life is her role as a mother to her two young boys. Whether it’s walking them to school, playing in the park, or skiing together in Colorado, Christina cherishes her time with her family.