Makeup Artistry

Ashley Matho

Ashley Matho

Photo: Amber Bridges

As of June 2014, Ashley now resides in Cleveland. With over 15 years experience in the makeup industry, Ashley earned the notoriety as one of the most sought after and referred makeup artists in Cincinnati. It all began in childhood through drawing and painting portraiture. Her true talent became realized in college while working for Prescriptives Cosmetics. Ashley’s talent earned her numerous sales awards and trips to NYC to work with renowned makeup artists. She received her initial training at the Aveda Soho Institute, NY. For nine years, Ashley worked as a freelance Regional Makeup Artist for Lancôme cosmetics in Cincinnati and Washington DC Metro area.  She also received one-on-one training from a Hollywood makeup artist and also received TV/Film and Airbrush training.

Ashley’s artistic talent, professionalism and investment in top of the line products, technology and education make her a top pick among the most distinguished bridal/event coordinators and photographers.

Ten Things You Ought to Know

  1. Makeup is my passion.  I love the excitement of the wedding day!
  2. I come from a family of artists. I started drawing from an early age and have always loved drawing and painting portraits. I love how color theory, lighting and anatomy is applicable to makeup artistry.
  3. I am tomboy at heart. When I am not working, I enjoy Crossfit, Snow skiing and Paddle boarding, hanging out with family and friends or making jewelry.
  4. Makeup can have superpowers. Not only do you feel prettier with makeup, you walk a little taller, more confident. It should not be a mask, but a more refined, defined, flawless version of your everyday self.
  5. Skincare Guru advice: Never never never go to bed with your makeup on and always wear sunscreen during the day and retinol at night.
  6. I am happily married with one son and two beagles.
  7. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Well…almost. I have a Master of Science in Nursing, so I understand infection control and disinfecting.
  8. Favorite beauty quote, “A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel
  9. I enjoy working with clients from all different nationalities and skin tones. I especially love corrective makeup as well.
  10. People have told me that I have a tranquil, calming effect on them, diffusing their wedding day anxieties. I am a big believer in aromatherapy, so I also wear lavender on my wrists.

View Ashley’s full makeup experience and background