Hi, my name is Rae Allina and I am the owner of Uplift Beauty, Inc. , a makeup and lash boutique in Chicago. The storefront is located on the North side of Chicago in the neighborhood Ravenswood. I take customers by appointment only because I believe in great customer service and wanted to create a space where you will have my undivided attention. Uplift Beauty, Inc. is a beautiful, comfortable, and uplifting space to receive lashes and makeovers.
My love for cosmetics and the runway came about in 2004 when I became a recurring hair model for Paul Mitchell at the Midwest Beauty Show. This ignited the pursuit of my dreams to become a professional makeup artist.
I graduated from Pivot Point International the following year and became a Licensed Esthetician in 2006.
Since skin and skincare is essential to health and beauty, I have always included education as part of a beautiful makeup application.
I worked at Mario Tricoci for nearly a decade before becoming a business owner. I have six years of experience as a certified Xtreme Lashes lash stylist. In the last decade I have gained experience in editorial and runway, managing a team, and educating at a corporate level.
I love working one on one with people and sharing my expertise. My goal is to create a community where my knowledge of products combined with artistry is accessible to everyone. Whether we interact on social media or in person I hope to inspire and elevate your beauty experience!