MakeUp Experience

Owner, MakeUp Artist & Educator, MUAH MakeUp And Hair; Albany, NY 2014 to Present

MakeUp Artist & Educator, Jennifer Bradley Cosmetics; Albany, NY 2013 to Present 

MakeUp Program Educator, The Orlo School of Cosmetology; Albany, NY 2013 - Present

MakeUp Artist, Hair Razors Unisex Salon; Niskayuna, NY 2009 - 2014

Front Desk Manager, Hair Razors Unisex Salon; Niskayuna, NY 2009 - 2011

Color Lead, Sephora; Albany, NY 2008-2009

Regional Make-Up Artist, Chanel Cosmetics; Capital District, NY 2007-2008

Make-Up Artist, Sanctuary Spa; Saratoga, NY ~ 2005-2007

Make-Up Artist, MAC Cosmetics; Albany, NY ~ 2002-2005

Seasonal Freelance MakeUp Artist, Lancome; Capital District, NY ~ Holiday 2002

Cosmetics Department Manager, H&M; Albany, NY 2000-2002


Pottersville Feature Film- Key MakeUp Artist and Swing MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist 

Weightless Feature Film Swing ~ Additional MakeUp Artist and Hair Stylist 

NY Loves Film ~ Promo Video

German Network Movie ~ Highland Fling
Film und Fernsehproduktion
GmbH & Co. KG
MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist

Independent Film ~ Bread and Roses
MakeUp Artist & Hair Stylist

Independent Film ~ Across The River
Special Effects Make-Up Artist

Departure Films ~ David Cassidy, A&E Biography
Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist

National Dairy Board ~ Brandon Jacobs, Giants Runningback
“Got Milk” Campaign
Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist

Upgrade Films ~ Sandy Treadwell Campaign
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Third Story Films ~ Sandy Treadwell Campaign
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist

DMM Media ~ Sandy Treadwell Campaign
Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Former NYS Governor Elliot Spitzer, State of the State Address
Make-Up Artist-

Former NYS Governor Elliot Spitzer, NYS Budget Address
Make-Up Artist

DMM Media ~ Sandy Treadwell Campaign

Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Bloomberg Television News~
Former NYS Governor Elliot Spitzer & Allen Dodds Frank,
Make-Up Artist

Former NYS Governor Elliot Spitzer, NYS Budget Address,
Make-Up Artist

Trading Spaces Episode 606
Make-Up Artist

Trading Spaces Episode 605,
Make-Up Artist

American Idols Live on Tour ~ Season 4 Finalists;
Carrie Underwood, Constantine Maroulis, Anthony Fedorov and Nadia Turner
Make-Up Artist

NX Level Productions; Johnson and Johnson Pill Cam Video shoot

Journalist Experience

Editor-in-Chief; MUAH MakeUp And Hair , 2012-Present

MakeUp Artist & Beauty Editor; Diamonds in da Sky, 2011- 2013

MakeUp Artist & Contributor; Beauty on a Budget, 2010 - 2012

Beauty Expert; FOX23 News Daybreak, Albany, NY 2007-2010

Beauty Column Editor; Capital Region Living Magazine, Albany, NY 2007-2010

Stylist & Grooming Guide Author; ZZ Agency, Albany, NY 2007

MakeUp Artist & Beauty Editor; Genn Shaughnessy MakeUp And Hair, 2005 to Present


Network Appearances

WNYT 13, Albany, NY
PinUp Segment, Presenter

WFLA8 Daytime, Tampa, FL
Nova Skin System; TV Presenter

TWC13 Crossroads, Buffalo, NY
Nova Skin System, Presenter

FOX4 Rising News, Cape Coral, FL
Nova Skin System, Presenter-

WTEN Daily News, Albany, NY
Mother’s Day Segment
Make-Up Artist Assistant & Model

FOX23 News Daybreak Albany, NY
Beauty Expert Appearances

Valentine’s Day Gifts~ February 2009
Haircare & Styling~ January 2009
Holiday Gift Ideas ~ December 2008
~ November 2008
Halloween Make-UP ~October 2008
Fall Trends~September 2008
Bridal Make-Up ~August 2008
Waterproof Make-Up~ July 2008
Father’s Day~ June 2008
Mother’s Day~ May 2008
Eco-Friendly Skincare~April 2008
Uv-Free / Sunless Tanners~March 2008
Valentine’s Day Ideas~ February 2008
New Year, New You~ January 2008
Holiday Gift Ideas~ December 2007
Sephora ~ November 2007
Hair Extensions~ October 2007
Halloween Make-Up~ October 2007
Fall Beauty Trends~ September 2007
Spa-esque Home Treatments~ July 2007
Summer Hair and Make-Up Trends~ June 2007
Father’s Day Gift Ideas~ June 2007
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas~ April 2007
Skincare Segment~ March 2007


  • NYS Licensed Cosmetologist
  • California Smooth Keratin Treatment
  • BABE Hair Extensions
  • Shavasana Eyelash Extensions
  • L’Oreal Professional Cutting & Coloring
  • Methode Physiodermie
  • Platinum Medical LED

Education & Certifications

Orlo School of Cosmetolgoy; Teacher Training Program - September 2013

New York State Licensed Cosmetologist - August 2013

Orlo School Of Hair Design & Cosmetology; Albany, NY - May 2013

Face Stockholm; Product Knowledge Albany, NY - March 2013

California Smooth; Keratin Smoothing Treatment Online Certification - February 2013

Shavasana; Eyelash Extension Application - November 2009

Paul Mitchell ~ Hair Color Theory - October 2008

L’Oreal Professional ~ Hair Texturizing / Cutting - October 2008

Sephora Lead Development Training ~ Albany, NY - Summer 2008

Science Of Sephora (S.O.S.) ~ Latham, NY - October 2008

Sephora WeCare ~ Latham, NY - October 2008

Chanel; Master Class, Saratoga Springs, NY - January 2007

Jane Iredale; Principles Master Class, Boston, MA - October 2006

Methode Physiodermie; Skin Care Course, Saratoga Springs, NY - July 2006

Eminence Hungary; Skin Care Course, Saratoga Springs, NY - July 2006

Platinum Medical Equipment; LED, Saratoga Springs, NY - July 2006

Hudson Valley Community College; Marketing, Troy, NY - Sept 2004-May 2005

MAC Cosmetics; Period Make-Up, Hartford, CT - February 2005

MAC Cosmetics; Trend Workshop, Boston, MA - April 2004

MAC Cosmetics; Trans Gender Master Class, Hartford, CT - February 2004

MAC Cosmetics; Basic Artist Training Program, Boston, MA - December 2004



  • Bare Escentuals
  • Benefit
  • Bourjois
  • Cargo
  • Dior
  • DuWop
  • Estee Lauder
  • Fusion Beauty
  • Givenchy
  • Guerlain
  • Jane Iredale
  • Jennifer Bradley
  • Lancome
  • Laura Gellar
  • Laura Mercier
  • Lorac
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Make-Up Forever
  • Nars
  • Shavasana Eyelash Extensions
  • Shiseido
  • Smashbox
  • Stila
  • Tarte
  • The Balm
  • Too Faced
  • Urban Decay
  • Vincent Longo


  • Anthony Logistics
  • Boscia
  • Carol’s Daughter
  • Caudalie
  • Clarins
  • Cosmedicine
  • D.D.F
  • Decleor
  • Derma Doctor
  • Eminence
  • Fresh
  • GoSmile
  • Jack Black
  • Jennifer Bradley
  • Johnathan
  • Juice Beauty
  • Kinerase
  • Korres
  • MD SKincare
  • Motives
  • Murad
  • Mystic Tan
  • Nouvera
  • N.V. Perricone M.D.
  • Ole Henriksen
  • Peter Thomas Roth
  • Philosophy
  • Physidoermie
  • Skyn Iceland
  • Zirh


  • Amika
  • BABE
  • Baco
  • Carol’s Daughter
  • California Smooth
  • Fredrik Fekkai
  • Fresh
  • GHD
  • Goldwell
  • Jack Black
  • Johnathan
  • Kaaral
  • Korres
  • L'Oreal Professional
  • Ojon
  • Oscar Blandi
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Philosophy
  • Phyto
  • Rene Furterer
  • Ted Gibson

"MY makeup has never looked this good in my entire life" 

Lea C. 

“Just wanted to thank you for the recommendation on the Stila under-eye concealer. It’s changed my world. I will officially follow you into fire – you are amazing.
Leah Dwornik
Marketing Guru

BRAVO!! BRAVO!! I am floored by the outcome and honored to have worked with you!! Thank you so much.
Brigid McCann”
O N A R A®
Director of Sales-US

“I am the fashion and style expert for Fox 23 News, where Genn regularly does beauty segments. Genn is someone who certainly knows her craft. An expert makeup artist and skincare expert, she is able to relay this information to the public in a way that shows she’s knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. The anchors haven’t yet tossed her a question that she’s been unable to answer in a way that’s thoughtful and articulate.”
Jene Luciani
Broadcast Personality and Fashion Writer

“Genn is one of the hardest working people I know. She is the epitome of the triple threat. If she does not know an answer she will find it for you. If Genn does not know how something works she will teach herself. Genn is very knowledgeable and is always up to date on everything that is happening in the fashion and beauty industry. She is very organized and is always on top of everything that she has in her planner. It is and always will be a pleasure working for, and with her. Dark Shadows Media is her baby, her mastermind and she is definitely working hard to make it the best Media company ever.”
Alexsa Flete
Editor and Beauty & Fashion Writer

Hi Genn,

…I’m defiantly going to keep you in my records regarding future events. It’s been a great pleasure working alongside such a professional as yourself…

“I was in touch with a public relations firm in NYC about distributing my press kit, and sent them a copy of my headshots.  He called me the next day and wanted to know who had done my plastic surgery, as I looked 10 years younger.  I told him no surgery, I had just spent an hour with Genn Shaughnessy for my make-up!”
Suzannne McComas
Private Investigator

Lorrie C.11/11/14“Genn was very personable and friendly. She explained things very well and never pushed products. I bought because I liked what she used I didn’t buy because she was high pressure.”

Jennifer N.11/11/14“Genn was so nice! She made sure to show us exactly what she was doing so we could do it ourselves! “

Catherine R.11/09/14“Genn was really great with my daughter and her friend. They were at ease immediately and she knew just how much to do and how to talk to them. They had a good time and loved the results and were talking about it all the way home. “

Joanne E R.11/07/14“Explained what she was doing as she went along so I would be able to do it at home.”

Karen C.10/22/14” Genn is very knowledgeable with a great personality.”

Melissa F.10/17/14“Genn was a pleasure to work with and gave a clear explanation of everything she was doing. “

Leisha K.10/10/14“I love Genn Shaughnessy! Definitely book your next appointment here!”

Priscilla J.9/30/14“Genn thoroughly knows and explained the products and graciously answered all questions. She is very personable and really enjoys her work.”

Alexis W.9/30/14“Aside from fabulous makeup, Genn’s office was comfortable and she was very easy to talk to and between the two I was very at ease. Being comfortable made it easy to learn and Genn did a great job teaching and personalizing the session for my needs. “

Katelyn D.9/23/14“I found Genn to be completely professional, and genuine! I was extremely excited for my appointment with her that I actually made it on my birthday! She made me look fabulous and feel special on my special day! I have always had a passion for make up, and Genn really helped me with the little tricks that I did not know what to or about things that I had no idea about at all. I would certainly recommened her for make up lessons, or make up applications. I hope that Genn will be available for the next event that I will need my make up done for!”

Amanda B.9/17/14“She’s so nice and fun me and my friend had a great time ! “

Penny K.9/13/14“Genn did excellent work on my lesson and i love how my look came out… She was super personable and professional"

Jessica H.8/26/14“My friend and I absolutely loved our session with Genn! I was clueless about makeup and wanted to learn what colors would make my eyes pop, how best to apply foundation, and what a good routine was! We even learned how to contour! I learned how to fix my wonky eyebrow! I’ll definitely come back for any special event!”

Sharon L.8/19/14“Genn Shaughnessy was great. She is an excellent communicator and very prompt with texts and emails. She really does take time to get to know what you want for makeup. My trial lasted 2 hours because she took extra time to find out what worked best for me. She is very talented at doing makeup on different types of faces. I think she’s awesome and would recommend her to anyone!”

“I walked out onto the patio and Bob stopped.  Walked up to me, kissed me and said, “You look gorgeous”.
We’ve been together eight years and it’s been two years since the wedding, he still says to date, “Danielle’s wedding was the most beautiful I’ve seen you look”.
He can tell you himself if you like…
My girlfriends saw the pics. of the wedding and flipped out saying I looked like a model. The people of/at the wedding who know my plain-jane persona made comments for months afterwards at how amazing I looked.”
T. Ann Trask”
Fitness Trainer

“Thanks again for your time today – Tonya and I were very impressed at your professionalism as well as the work you did to make people look great!…I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again.”
Matt Ramos
Matt Ramos Photography

“Hi Genn!
You are the BEST! I am obsessed with the makeup you did last week. You are so freakin’ talented I can’t even stand it!”
(Kaylea Race, Model)

“Hey Genn,
Thanks so much for helping with the shoot. You totally made those shots unique. Hopefully we will get to work together again.”
(Kimberly Sarah, Model)