• Ali Jeffers



We are here today with the second part in our Makeup Artist Spotlight Series. We are thrilled to welcome to the blog Ms. Tonya Robinson!

A military spouse with a love for fitness and nutrition, Tonya is a Certified Multi-Publsihed Pro Makeup and Hair Artist. Interesting in collaborating with Tonya? She is available to book for events as well as any boudoir session here at Four Barrel!

Tonya, tell us- what is your go to look?

A: My go-to look would be a neutral brown eye topped with a light dust of champagne shimmer, a little smoke with lashes and a flawless base with contour, blush and highlight, followed by a nude gloss lip!

That's perfect, we are a huge fan of shimmer. What is your process for choosing a look for your client?

A: I decide the lip-shade by firstly asking my client what they are comfortable with and then accessing what looks best with the eye look we’ve done. That way none of the colors clash and they still feel confident and beautiful to rock their shoot! I’m very experienced with boudoir shoots, so I typically recommend a nice flirty eye look paired with either a bold or dark nude gloss lip with some loose tousled curls.

We agree one hundred percent, you do such a great job making your clients feel comfortable in enhancing their natural beauty! What is your favorite brand to work with?

A: I use a wide variety of brands throughout my professional kit and each brand services specific areas on the face better than others but my favorites by far are Tarte, Kylie Cosmetics, Milk Makeup, Lancôme, Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury.

That range! Yes, we love it. How long have you been in the industry, Tonya?

A: I’ve professionally been doing makeup for almost 4 years now.

We want our followers to get to know you, tell us a little more about you and your brand!

A: I’m a military spouse and mom to two beautiful daughters. I’m passionate with my work and take my profession very seriously, especially working in the wedding industry along side boudoir. I love to model in my free time and fitness and nutrition are a huge part of my life. I love to travel and explore new places, which I enjoy doing so with my husband. When it comes to the business side of things I’m a perfectionist and very OCD. If it’s not perfect to you, we fix it until so.

Fun fact, when I first went to school I had zero intentions on doing makeup on anyone else. I only went to school to further my own education to get better at makeup for myself and it wasn’t until my friend suggested I start doing it on other people. I then decided to make a Facebook market place advertisement and from there on, between networking and marketing with other fellow businesses within our community, my small little business blew up into what You Glow Girl by Tonya is to this day.

I’m always striving for better and never remain complacent. Being unique and creative in the beauty industry is what will set you apart from everyone else.

Thank you so much Tonya, your dedication to your craft certainly shows in all that you do!

Contact us today to schedule a shoot with Tonya as your artist!

And make sure to follow along with her social media!

Thanks for visiting!


The Girl Behind the Barrel- Ali J

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