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Karen Koenig

Karen Koenig is one of our exceptional and imaginative Instructors here at London Eyes International Makeup Academy. Karen brings creativity and an incredible amount of knowledge to our students. Karen’s passion for her work is evident in her attitude and her unsurpassable experiences keep our students at the edge of their seats!

Karen graduated from the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in California where she studied Motion Picture, Television, Theater, and Photographic and Video Makeup. She also attended Colombia College and the Pivot Point International/Cosmetology School. Her extensive background and knowledge of the Media Arts has enabled her to have a prosperous and diverse career as a Makeup Artist.


Karen primarily specializes in Commercial Makeup and Motion Picture, however her advanced array of skills has allowed her to work with celebrity notables such as, Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Armand Assante, Steve Miller Band…etc, to television broadcasts on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, VH1...etc, to commercials, video productions, print such as, “National Geographic Catalog“, theatrical and live performances, media tours, runway shows, and finally Karen has worked with numerous notable photographers. Her passion for the artistry of makeup is truly undeniable.

Armand Assante
Michael Bruno
Mayor Richard M. Daly
Mike Ditka
En Vogue
Lupe Fiasco
Michael Jordan
Steve Miller Band
Barack Obama
Donnie Osmond
Danica Patrick
Lovie Smith


“The Return of Joe Rich” Key Makeup & Hair
“Holiday Baggage” Key Makeup & Hair

“Rachel Ray Show” Chicago Block Party
ET feat. “Donnie Osmond” in assoc. with Big Shoulders
ET “Jennifer Hudson Family coverage” feat. Victoria Recano in assoc. with Big Shoulders
ET “Election Night coverage” feat. Victoria Recano in assoc. with Big Shoulders
ET “Oprah Block Party” feat. Samantha Harris in assoc. with Big Shoulders
ET “Transformers 3 coverage” feat. Samantha Harris + Mark Stienes
ET “The Dilemma coverage” feat. Mark Stienes
MTV “Lollapolooza 2008” Featuring Host John Norris
VH1’s “Top 20 Video Countdown” for Lollapalooza 2005 with VJ Bradford How
FUSE TV “Get Malled Tour” Tupelo Honey Productions / Big Shoulders
E! True Hollywood Stories / “About Jane Pauley” / Big Shoulders Productions
ESPN’s “Game Night” Glory Road Segment in assoc. with Big Shoulders Productions


Bally Total Fitness American Mattress Verizon Wireless
Voom Performer’s Flooring Monical’s Pizza
Attorney Stuart Goldberg Indispensable Dispenser Farm and Fleet
Kim MacCloskey and Associates P.S.A with Lupe Fiasco Chocolatines
P.S.A with Charles “Peanut” Tillman Feldco Best Buy

Satellite Media Tours:

“Women’s Heart Health” with Jane Seymour YMCA Toy Tips
Hanes “Double Tough Socks” with Mr. T Tylenol Jill Prescott
Discovery Health “Get Fresh” with Sara Snow ABT Electronics Barilla Pasta
Constantine Maroulis of American Idol Dr. Bock Mr. Gadget
Oprah’s Chef, Art Smith, for Del Monte CMG Productions FTD Flowers
“Who Cares about Girls” Promo with Lisa Ling BP Amoco EarCheck
Breast Cancer Awareness Walgreens Craftsman

Allstate / Ameda / America’s Best Companies / Barack Obama B.A.I /Brinks Security /
Bon Jovi Concert Background footage / Boeing / C.E.C Charter One Bank / Chase Bank / Devry / Evanston Hospital / Federal Courthouse / Federal Reserve / Gettes Images / H&R Block / I-Pass Illinois Tollway / Johnson & Johnson / LifeBook / Marshall Field’s / McDonald’s / Morton Salt / Morton’s Steakhouse / N.I.U Law School / Sears / Steve Miller Band “Live at Ravinia” / Target / Toyota

Akira / Business Week / National Geographic Catalog / Reebok / D’Amour Bridal / Gothic Beauty / Marquis / Milk Magazine / Music Direct / Soak Magazine / Supermodels Unlimited /

Theatrical & Live Performance:
Maxim - Bud Lt / Promo Tour April 2007 - Nov 2007, “ Glamorama” “Viva Las Vegas” Rockit Girls “Bright Lights” CD Release Show, Kennedy Homes - Live Character Work Lake Pointe Partners, “The Benchmark” producer / writer Rick Roberts Event - Laura Mercier Cosmetics / Becca Cosmetics / Benefit Cosmetics

Fashion, Designers, and Runway:

Akira  Julianna Tesso Furs McElroy Furs
GenArt  Lucia Aguiar Bridal Narcisse Designs
Fahrouk Marshall Field’s Taissa Lada
Jacqueline Fields Melanie Nicole Valerie Downs Jewelry