Meet Michelle Walters, Professional Makeup and Spray Tan Artist with Island Glow, LLC! With 15 years of experience under her belt, Michelle will undoubtedly make you look AMAZING on your big day! Read how she got started, her impressive resume, and her tips when it comes to marrying the love of your life!

What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
I’ve been a professional makeup artist for 15 years, specializing in airbrush makeup and custom spray tans. My work has been published internationally as well as nationally. My portfolio includes NFL Cheerleaders, Miss America Pageant Contestants, Local TV personalities, etc.

What’s a weird/unusual tip you tell your couples?
Make the first seven minutes of your day (whether it be in the morning or when you both get home from work) the MOST positive. It sets the tone for the rest of the day (or night).

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How did you get to where you are now?
I have studied under several celebrity makeup and spray tan artists through the years, eventually developing my own style. I started practicing makeup on 30 different faces every month until I reached 1,000 faces…and then I knew I LOVED what I do.

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What’s something every couple should know before getting married?
Remember that marriage is such a gift to open on the journey we call life. Finding the one that fits everything we have dreamt of is such a blessing and something we should never take advantage of. Through the years, your relationship will shift through the seasons you grow through and what you were attracted to at first won’t be what keeps you together in the end. Enjoy every day and be sure to tell your life partner how much you love him/her.

What’s your go-to spot to eat?
Charley’s Waterfront in Farmville, VA.

What did you want to be when you were little?
A Lawyer!

What was your first job?
Working at The Diamond while waiting for a position to open at Ukrops.

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What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Eggs and bacon.

What do you like to do when you’re away from work?
LOVE to play golf, ski, and travel as much as I can.

Where is your happy place?
On any mountain.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
Developing a new spray tan product.

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What would be in your dream sandwich?
Spaghetti Sandwich.

What about Nachos?
Cheese, sour cream, and lots of salsa!

What’s your go-to dance move?
Anything that moves to the rhythm!

Learn more about Michelle and the services Island Glow offers on their website!