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Meet the artist behind Creative Faces By V

Veronica Picone

Veronica has always had a passion for all things creative. Since she was very young she always had a passion for drawing, writing, painting, sculpture and eventually all things cosmetics, body art and beauty. Veronica graduated from Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing in 2001. She worked as a makeup artist for Estee Lauder where she trained at their corporate office in NYC and then managed their makeup counter and provided makeup services for weddings, photo shoots and events for several years before she officially became a certified makeup artist in 2005 by one of the leading bridal makeup experts in the makeup industry, Ms. Irina Feygin of IMpeccable Image, Inc. Veronica managed retail chains for over 17 years until she started her family and decided to focus on incorporating her love for painting and body art, with her passion for makeup artistry-which is how Creative Faces by V was born!

Veronica has worked so incredibly hard to create an amazing experience for her clients no matter what the occasion. She has painted thousands of children, taught acrylic painting on canvas for the after school program in her local elementary school, participated in teaching for the local arts and crafts summer rec program, hosted a face painting course in the local library and has been hired for hundreds of events and parties over the years. She published her first fictional children's book about face painting in 2019 (Kate's First Face Paint), was published in several magazines for her accomplishments in makeup and face painting; including Brides New Jersey for pro makeup tips and Q Magazine for pro face painting. Veronica is constantly continuing education in order to keep her clients safe and knowledge current. In the past year that Covid forced entertainment businesses to be closed, Veronica used that time wisely and acquired six certifications including new updated infection control guidelines, art psychology coaching and more. This is in addition to her existing training and decades of experience. She also took that time to focus on building her social media online presence, while keeping her painting skills sharp, and has thousands of followers on both the Instagram andTiktok platforms, along with her Facebook page where there's countless 5 star reviews. Hard work, training, passion, education, experience, safe, fun and fully insured. That's what you get when you book Creative Faces By V. 

Certifications, News & Publications 

  • Graduated Berkeley College with an ASD in Applied Science for Fashion Marketing and Management 2001

  • 4.0 GPA President's List Acknowledgement Award 

  • Certified Makeup Artist Specializing in "Celebrity and Bridal" Techniques, iMpeccable Image Inc. 2005

  • Published in Brides Guide New Jersey Magazine for "Pro Makeup Tips and Tricks" 2006

  • Registered Creative Faces By V with the state of NJ 2016

  • Fully insured by Beauty and Bodywork Insurance

  • Published in NY's QMagazine Vol. 4 for Excellence in Face Painting Techniques "The Boy Design Issue" 2018 

  •  Toycon NJ's official face painter since 2016 

  • Contracted through KidzArt NJ to teach the after school art program for Allendale Elementary School's 4th grade Acrylic Painting on Canvas Classes 2018-2019 school year 

  • Hosted Halloween Pro Face Painting Course at the Mahwah Public Library October 2019

  • Instructor for various children's summer recreation art courses at the Waldwick Superdome 2018 through KidzArt and hosted several on location Acrylic on Canvas parties

  • Featured in the Scoop's e-news article recap of  Toycon NJ 2019 

  • Mahwah NJ's Small Business Award presented to Creative Faces By V for "Best of 2019 Make-up Artists" 

  • Published my first children's book "Kate's First Face Paint-A Day At The Fair" available worldwide in digital and softcover format-5 Star Amazon Review

  • Positive Psychology Art Coaching Certification September 2020

  • Barbicide and Barbicide Covid-19 Certifications July 2020

  • Body and Face Painting Infection Control Certificate of Achievement-Perfect score of 100% July 2020

  • Face Painting Academy Certification-Perfect score of 100% July 2020

  • HotHeads Hair Extension Tape-in Method Certification 2021 

  • Graduated Parisian Beauty Academy October 26th, 2021

  • Passed NJ State Board Exam for Cosmetology Natural Hair Styling License October 29th, 2021

  • Official salon location for Glam Locks inside John Emilio Salon & Spa, Cedar Grove NJ 

  • Featured in Wet Paint Magazine's Face Art GalleryWinter 2021 Issue 

  • AMAZING write up in the November 2021 Local Showcase of  The Bergen County Review

  • Coordinated and instructed Summer Art Camp for children ages 4-14 at Shido-Kan Karate of Mahwah/August 2022

  • Licensed Beauty Consultant CVS Beauty - Warwick, NY - February 2023

  • Certified Studex Piercing Specialist CVS Beauty - 59 Main St. Warwick, NY - April 2023


Brides New Jersey Magazine 

Featured in Wet Paint Magazine's Face Art Gallery Winter 2021 Issue

Video on Instagram

Featured in Wet Paint Magazine's Face Art Gallery Spring 2022 Issue

My Children's Book  "Kate's First Face Paint-A Day At The Fair" Available worldwide!

Grab yours today!

Available in digital download and paperback 

A huge THANK YOU to the Mahwah Recreation Department, and the entire community for all your incredible support from 2018-2022. I couldn't have asked for a more welcoming, amazing & friendly community to have grown my business.

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