Kari Ann Shuler has been a professional high-definition makeup artist since 2008.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Kari moved to Texas in 1999 and never looked back! As an alumna of Texas Christian University with a degree in Radio, TV, Film, Kari remembers vividly falling in love with makeup while attending a stage makeup class. The seeds for growth of this field as a career were firmly planted. While character development was the focus in class, Kari foresaw the possibilities of everyday application and the opportunities that would unfold. Upon graduation, Kari trained under LuAnn Mancini of Mancini Studio and studied at the Paul Mitchell School in Dallas. She firmly believes makeup should be fun and wants to know what you envision for your special look. Her experience with high-definition airbrush techniques and unique mixing methods allows her to give clients the flawless complexion they’ve always imagined.
Kari’s years of dedication to her craft have awarded her the personal expansion she most enjoys. While a great deal of her work centers on weddings, she invests herself equally with every high school prom, homecoming, senior portrait, family announcement, engagement, debutante event, corporate headshot, holiday party, or any other occasion that is special to her client. She loves helping people feel good about themselves and sees each client as a source of inspiration and a new adventure. She recognizes that every face is distinct—different skin tone, eye shape, coloration—and each occasion presents its own challenges, be it venue lighting, flash cameras or romantic candlelight. Kari strives to help each client become the best version of themselves! In that vein, Kari also provides lessons where her one-on-one instruction makes applying makeup more approachable so that it can be more enjoyable and less of a chore in one’s routine. She’s happy to help you choose the correct shade of foundation, blush or lip color and assist you in enhancing your natural features.
Additionally, Kari has been a Beauty Guide for Limelife Products since 2016 where she has been consistently recognized for her dedication to the product line. Kari realizes the importance of quality products and the direct chemical relationship to various skin types. She holds her clients’ health as her priority and goes well beyond standards for cleanliness and hygienics of the application instruments in her studio.
You can catch Kari’s work on TV in “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera,” “Good Morning Texas,” and on the CW33 News, as well as in many publications including Brides of North Texas Magazine, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, American Salon, West Fort Worth Lifestyle, Texas Monthly, and Get Married Magazine. Kari boasts a celebrity clientele that includes Thom Felicia from “Queer Eye for The Straight Guy” and Whitney Thompson, winner of “America’s Next Top Model.”
Kari is joyfully the very proud Cairn Mom of Kasher and Gracie!