Ellie Vixie is a professional makeup artist working in Portland, OR. Ellie's passion is to help you look your absolute best. She uses only the highest quality products and is highly praised for creating an experience that is nothing short of therapeutic.
Ellie has been working as a professional makeup artist since 2004. She is committed to the pursuit of excellence through opening herself to new thoughts and ideas presented by mentors and peers. Ellie is always evolving her craft and her work continues to be on the leading edge of fashion year after year.
"I had an important speaking engagement today that I knew would be videotaped so I wanted to look my best. I booked Ellie to come to my home and do hair and makeup. And then, tragedy struck....I got really sick with cedar fever or the flu or a horrible cold...take your pick. But I could not cancel this engagement because to do so would have really let some people down so I knew that no matter what i had to go.
Yesterday my coughing got so bad that I threw up (sorry to share that part) and, as a result, the capillaries around one of my eyes broke. If you looked at my closely yesterday it kind of looked like I had a black eye. Not a good situation before a presentation.
This morning I got up feeling better but looking like hell. I mean for real.
Enter Ellie (cue Disney music here).
She literally transformed from a beast to a beauty and was cheerful and delightful while she worked her magic. I was overwhelmed by the transformation. I would hire Ellie again in a second. In fact I plan on hiring her for my next speaking engaement or fancy event. Seriously. Best makeup ever. Hair was great too but the makeup was incredible and when I arrived at the event every single person I talked to asked me how I was able to do my makeup so well.
I answered each person honestly: I hired Ellie. And then I handed out her cards to as many people as I could because every woman deserves to be transformed at least once in awhile.
The end." ~Liz
"Ellie is the bomb. Literally, she is the best makeup artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her demeanor and attitude are an incredible asset - my photographer (Kristi Wright, also the bomb) recommended her to me for my bridals and for my wedding day. Her skills and technique are out of this world! She worked on my whole wedding party (5 bridesmaids), my mother AND my grandmother who is usually not up for makeup application - my Mama Nita LOVED Ellie in the end. Do yourself a favor and get Ellie - very genuine person who really will make you look your best!" ~Cameron
"Now that things have slowed down and I am back from my honeymoon I wanted to send you a quick thank you for doing a FANTASTIC job on my make-up for my wedding. I received several compliments and I really felt just beautiful thanks to you. I could not have been happier on the job you did and how friendly you were through this who experience. Neal looked great too and my Mom was so happy you were there to help Neal with her hair. I have a few of your cards and will definately refer you to others. Again, a million thanks!! In the event I need my make up done in the future you will be hearing from me." ~Kelly
"Ellie and I met by fate I think. I was setting up a photo shoot with a bride and tried as I could to convince her to hire a MUA. She didn't want to spend the money and so she set up an appointment for a "free" make over at one of the local department stores. Free turned into a lot of money but hey I got Ellie! Since then, I have used Ellie on several shoots and she is not only the sweetest girl alive but she does incredible make up (and hair). Your skin will look flawless when she's through with you. She is very professional, a godsend on set and I would recommend her to any one who needs professional make up or just wants to look their best for any occasion. Ellie now freelances because she is just that good! So hire her!" ~Kristi
"Ellie Vixie is an amazing person to start with. Her heart and talent have no limits. Ellie has worked with me professionally for the last 2 years and I have always been more than pleased with her talent. Even times in need with hours notice she rearranged her schedule to accommodated my clients needs." ~Andrew
"I met Ellie one morning when she still worked at the deparment store. I was only planning on buying some make up to wear at my engagement photos that day but she offered to do my makeup. It was amazing and I can't believe I was planning on doing it myself for such important photos. Ellie ended up doing my makeup for my August 2009 wedding in Austin. My bridesmaids and I looked perfect. She arrived on time (early), was dressed professionally, and did make up and lashes for all. Even my older sisters who are quite picky were pleased. Plus Ellie is easy to talk to and listens to what you want. If you're a bride looking for an awesome makeup artist, book Ellie!" ~Molly
"Ellie is an extremely talented make-up artist. She revamped my entire look when she did my make-up for a wedding last Saturday. Ellie truly knows how to enhance your beauty and make you look AMAZING!!! I have had my make-up done many times... and Ellie is by far the BEST artist!!!!! I would use her again in a heartbeat. Everyone that I encountered at the wedding told me how gorgeous I looked, and truly loved her work. She knows exactly what features to enhance and how to make you look remarkable!!!! I would a thousand times HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for a wedding, night out with friends, or any occasion where you want to look BEAUTIFUL!!!" ~Marisa
"I met Ellie at a local high end make-up counter several years ago and only thought of her when the moment came to select a make-up artist. She is so wonderful to work with......super artistic, patient and fun! She captured me but in such a different light! Her work is amazing and I feel so lucky to have worked with her for my photo shoot!" ~Lindsie
"Ellie is the best! Professional, kind, and very skilled. She listens to her clients, and applies the look you want. She makes you look beautiful - not made up. I have used her several times - for both stills and video, and my face looked immaculate. (And she must have found the fountain of youth because I swear she makes me look younger!)" ~Anika
"Ellie did my makeup for my wedding. Let me preface by saying that I hardly every wear more than mascara and lip balm, so I was pretty trepidatious about getting my makeup done. At the same time, I knew I wanted to look extra-special for my wedding and was hoping for that "transformation." I tried two people before Ellie, and both left me feeling like a geisha. Ellie listened to my concerns, and created a look that was beautiful. She was so calm and sweet as she did my make up, it helped me calm down for my ceremony! I would highly recommend her." ~Laura
"When our daughter got married, Ellie suggested a pre-wedding make-up session. I had never had that done, and being very self-conscious about my skin, I was quite apprehensive. Ellie was completely professional, but also was so reassuring, understanding and caring, that I totally enjoyed the experience. I am so proud and privileged to have her as my daughter-in-law and would highly recommend her to anyone." ~Roxanne