Kristen Arnett

What if the act of putting on makeup wasn’t about concealing what we don’t like, but celebrating what we love?

With over 15 years experience as a world-renowned makeup artist and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, Kristen Arnett brings to The W.E.L.L. Summit a holistic approach to feeling beautiful.

After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration, Kristen was hired at cosmetics company Merle Norman, immersing herself in different roles until she finally landed in product development. It was here that she honed her eye for color.

Upon leaving Merle Norman, Kristen worked her way up the corporate ladder at CD Baby, eventually becoming CFO. Her passion, however, lay in color cosmetics and after years of dreaming of becoming a makeup artist, she finally made the leap.

With her makeup bag in tow, Kristen headed for Italy, where she began to bring that dream to fruition. Today, Kristen’s work combines her incredible talent with her passion for green beauty products. Her work can be found on the runway, in numerous editorial publications and all across the web.

It is Kristen’s “Sustainable Beauty” philosophy that makes her such a perfect fit for The W.E.L.L. Summit, however. Kristen believes firmly that self love, self care and honoring the beauty we were given is at the heart of sustaining a healthy lifestyle.

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