With a background in fine arts, you could say Sophie Nicole West unconventionally fell into makeup artistry. Her love for art started at a very young age while attending a fine arts magnet school where she excelled in visual arts. After completing the Advanced Placement Art Program in high school, Sophie went on to receive an art scholarship to Brenau University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising.
After college graduation, Sophie began working at Clinique and later, Dior makeup counters where she fell in love with the beauty industry.
Sophie now works as a full time freelance makeup artist. Her work has been seen on VH1, WE tv, BET and has been featured in numerous publications such as Uptown and Sheen Magazine.
Wally and Valerie West (parents)
Rena Weatherington (mentor)
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