City Lights Beauty LLC (formally City Lights Makeup Artistry) was established by professional makeup artist Paula Heckenast. Paula began her journey in a small local makeup class in 2006. From then on, she began building a brand that would some day grow to be much bigger than she ever dreamed possible. 

Since jumping into her makeup career fresh out of high school, Paula has had the privilege of working on professional commercial productions, international musical tours and hundreds of weddings.


As she continued to make a name for herself, media outlets began to seek her out for features on makeup trends, makeover specials and educational performances. You can find countless news specials, newspaper articles, magazine features and radio interviews for big names like The Herald News, CBS, WGN, Refinery29, Women's Health Magazine, The Doctors, Pattern Magazine, The Jam, Windy City Live! and much much more!


In 2019 Paula launched her coaching sector with big dreams of helping as many people as possible realize their potential and take the leap to becoming their best self.


When someone has a true passion for the art their creating, it's hard to compete. That's why Paula and City Lights Beauty have been continuously rewarded for their outstanding abilities and amazing customer service.


When you book with City Lights you're gaining a true friend who only has your best interest at heart. 

Give us a call and experience the difference. 

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