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July 15, 2013

Local makeup artist is making it up as she goes

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Niagara Gazette — The next thing she knew she was applying makeup to LaCoste models for the spring Fashion Week show, working with a famed makeup artist from Paris, Mayia Alleaume.  

“My first show was at Lincoln Center. I was petrified,” she said, adding that afterwards, she was exhilerated. “I thought to myself, I want to do this everyday.”

And now, she does. 

At the Makup Parlour, along with makeup services by herself and several associates, she provides facials, eyelash extensions and a natural spray tan from a system getting a lot of attention in Hollywood. She provides the service in an open tanning area created by her father, John Signorelli of Signorelli Electric Construction. While the tan spray costs about half of Hollywood prices, she said, “I want them to come to me because they want the best tan, not the cheapest.” 

Kayla Marcantonio, 19, of Niagara Falls, a body builder and Buffalo Athletic Club employee, stepped from the booth recently looking as if she’d spent a day at the beach. Maracantonio said she’d been spray tanned by Signorelli for a wedding recently and “it was very even. I wasn’t even sticky and it lasted a long time, about six or seven days.”

While Signorelli goes to New York once or twice a month to work as an assistant to Green, a Britain who is still considered one of the top makeup artists in the industry, the bulk of her work these days is with local bridal parties and special events. 

Khristen Rodgers of Niagara Falls had Signorelli do her makeup on the day she married Niagara Falls Police Officer Tommy Rodgers. She was also in two other wedding parties that Stepanhie and her staff did makeup for.

“She takes a lot of time,” Rodgers said of Signorelli, adding “and the makeup stays on all day. I got tons of compliments.” 

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