My Work

Recent projects and tales from on-set.

Bridal Couture at the Hyatt - Magnificent Mile

Bridal Couture @ The Hyatt Mag Mile

Caroline Shaw a.k.a. "The Wedding Dresser" set the tone for this spectacular bridal couture shoot at The Hyatt Mag Mile.

Chicago PD - NBC TV

This was the preliminary filming for the NBC TV show “Chicago PD”. We filmed on location at Cinespace Studios and the Chicago Police Training Academy.

Hot Takes

Reviews, industry advice, and more!

How To Hire A Professional Wedding Makeup Artist

Chances are, if a makeup artist is doing media work, she is a seasoned industry professional and ready to work under any circumstances, on schedule, in rapid fashion, and in some stressful situations.
Modern Beauty Makeup

Modern Beauty Makeup - Spring/Summer

A fresh modern approach to color for summer. Bright, hot color applied in hi-tech lightweight finishes. Sheer foundation, sculpted skin, gloss on the eyes, and a soft, uber-modern matte stain on lips.
Modern Beauty Makeup

The Scoop - Online Reviews

This blog post is a little longer than most, but I am going to cover a few different components of the way online review sites work and let you decide.

A Makeup Artist’s Life

The little details from a professional makeup artist.

KISS makeup for Pandora executives by Fine Makeup Art & Associates

Mystery Clients

A big part of why I love my job as a makeup artist are the different people and situations I find myself in - from the Dallas Cowboys locker room to getting whisked away in limousines by billionaires.

All Posts

Latest blog entries from Traci Fine.

Bridal Couture at the Hyatt - Magnificent Mile

Bridal Couture @ The Hyatt Mag Mile

Caroline Shaw a.k.a. "The Wedding Dresser" set the tone for this spectacular bridal couture shoot at The Hyatt Mag Mile.
KISS makeup for Pandora executives by Fine Makeup Art & Associates

Mystery Clients

A big part of why I love my job as a makeup artist are the different people and situations I find myself in - from the Dallas Cowboys locker room to getting whisked away in limousines by billionaires.

Chicago PD - NBC TV

This was the preliminary filming for the NBC TV show “Chicago PD”. We filmed on location at Cinespace Studios and the Chicago Police Training Academy.

ZINK Magazine Fashion Editorial

Check out the six-page spread in the ZINK Magazine September 2014 issue! I was so excited to see the editorial on the shelves of Barnes & Noble!

Blue Cross Blue Shield Billboard @ Wrigley Field

On set for a photo shoot with Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs, the model for a new billboard for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

Bridal Couture @ The Signature Room Chicago

This Chicago icon needs no introduction. Our crew was prepared for stunning views from The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building, and it did not disappoint.

First Lady of Ireland

I was honored and grateful to do makeup for 5 days for First Lady of Ireland, Sabina Higgins' visit to Chicago with President Michael Higgins in May of 2014.

New Print Work – Cielo Magazine Paris

Right around the time this shoot was conceived, I got in touch with an old friend, Gary Dobry. He is an accomplished artist whose works are on display in galleries, both in the U.S. and in Europe.

How To Hire A Professional Wedding Makeup Artist

Chances are, if a makeup artist is doing media work, she is a seasoned industry professional and ready to work under any circumstances, on schedule, in rapid fashion, and in some stressful situations.

Palmer House Hilton Chicago - Bridal Couture

Our team visited The Palmer House Hilton Chicago with the intentions of putting a modern twist on this Chicago classic.
Modern Beauty Makeup

Modern Beauty Makeup - Spring/Summer

A fresh modern approach to color for summer. Bright, hot color applied in hi-tech lightweight finishes. Sheer foundation, sculpted skin, gloss on the eyes, and a soft, uber-modern matte stain on lips.

Chicago Auto Show – Kia Press Event

I was asked to do hair & makeup for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show this year, and it turned out to be a fun early morning gig at McCormick Place.
Modern Wedding Magazine

Modern Weddings Magazine - Interview

Modern Weddings magazine interviews Traci Fine of Fine Makeup Art & Associates for their Spring / Summer 2014 issue. Traci gives some of her Pro Tips on products that will give your wedding day makeup some serious staying power!

HARPO Studios - Broadway cast of 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'

I was asked to do makeup for the Broadway cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert for the Rosie O’Donnell Show at Harpo Studios Chicago.

Bill Clinton Interview

Can I tell you how excited I was to land this gig? Bill Clinton is one of THE most famous people in the world. Up there with Muhammad Ali. This was the first time (and three to follow) that I have had Secret Service clearance. Per request, I sent all my pertinent info, to be checked by the Secret Service.

NFL Network - Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football

One of my favorite jobs is working for NFL Networks. Here I provided makeup for the NFL Network, with the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
Brittney Payton - Bears Game Face

The Scoop - Online Reviews

This blog post is a little longer than most, but I am going to cover a few different components of the way online review sites work and let you decide.

Bridal Makeup - Erin & Mike @ Olympia Fields Country Club

Bridal makeup from Traci Fine of Fine Makeup Art & Associates at Olympia Fields Country Club for a couple on their wedding day.

Bridal Makeup - Nikki & Chris @ JW Marriott Chicago

Bridal makeup from Traci Fine of Fine Makeup Art & Associates for a couple on their wedding day at the JW Marriott Chicago, with photographer Rick Aguilar.

Is Your Makeup Artist Ripping You Off? Article by Nikita Pere

I do have plans to Blog about makeup artist’s rates, but until then, I thought I would share this article written by Nikita Pere. Is the Makeup Artist for my wedding, ripping me off?
TIME OUT CHICAGO Magazine Cover - Makeup Artist: Fine Makeup Art & Associates

Time Out Chicago - The Meat Suit

“The Meat Suit” issue of Time Out Magazine aka “Make It As An Actor” featured Chicago Actor Lance Baker donning a suit made of meat. I like my Actors rare.

Make Up For Ever - HD Finishing Powder Compact

Well, it’s finally here! Makeup Forever has, after long last, come out with their HD Finishing Powder in compact form. Hallelujah!

Ellis Faas - Hot Lips

A new line of makeup from The Netherlands by Ellis Faas, who has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery 29 and many other fashion publications.
Brittney Payton - Bears Game Face

Covergirl / NFL Game Face

What’s more American than makeup and football? 40% of NFL Football fans are now women. I am one. When I got the call from COVERGIRL New York, to participate in their Nationwide “Game Faces” campaign, I was both honored and excited to represent the Chicago Bears, with makeup!