Carlene K


Carlene Kearns
Founder / Creative Director


Celebrity Makeup Artist, Carlene K has always had a love for Makeup, Art and Music, which she got from her mother, who is an avid painter, and her grandmother, who is a painter and singer. She took an interest in Color and Music at a very young age by drawing and playing the piano.


Growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Carlene began a modeling career in high school, where she quickly realized she loved the industry, but was much more interested in the behind-the-scenes artistry behind the camera. She started doing Makeup at her modeling agency during her senior year and enrolled in Makeup School as soon as she graduated High School in Orange County.


At a music awards show, Carlene was complimented on her makeup by a Celebrity Makeup Artist who took her under his wing and personally trained her. By the young age of 21, Carlene moved to Los Angeles and was named the Head of the Makeup Department for the popular Burlesque show, The Pussycat Dolls, where she was able to fine-tune her makeup artistry, as well as learn the business side of the industry.


When the Pussycat Dolls signed to Interscope Records, Carlene’s career as a makeup artist in the Music business took off. And through her years of working with different artists, Carlene had been perfecting a home-made bronzer formula with which all of her clients had fallen in love. In 2010, she launched Carlene K Shine Bronzer, which has quickly become Hollywood’s Go-To Body Bronzer.


Since launching her bronzer, Carlene has had the opportunity to share it with top celebrities around the world, including Britney Spears, Shay Mitchell, Serena Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Danica Patrick, Dorit Kemsley, Fifth Harmony and many more. She’s also used it on contestants and stars from some of TV’s most popular shows: X Factor, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Her makeup work has also been seen in Vogue, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Redbook and on countless Billboards and Album Covers.


Carlene currently travels the world with top celebrity makeup clients and oversees the ever-growing Shine Bronzer business, with plans to offer different shades and also develop a complete makeup line.



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