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Born (1971-03-26) March 26, 1971 (age 46)
Newport Beach, California
Nationality American
Occupation celebrity make-up artist

Carmindy Kathryn Bowyer (born March 26, 1971 in Newport Beach, California) is an American make-up artist based in New York City. She is most well known for her work on the television show What Not to Wear,[1] where she gave makeup advice to women who appeared on the show, and is also a regular beauty expert for Good Morning America.

Carmindy has also worked on the magazines InStyle, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Self, Vogue, GQ, Essence, and Details.[2]

Business ventures[edit]

Carmindy has consulted on creating brands for Coty and has been a spokesperson for numerous beauty companies such like Almay, Ponds, Crest, Proactiv, Latisse and more.

Carmindy has published four books: Bloom: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Gorgeous (2014),[3] which is meant for budding teenage beauties, The 5-Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman (2007),[4] which focuses on simple, quick make-up practices, Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous (2008), which is designed to help women find their beauty through positive thinking and [5] Crazy Busy Beautiful: Beauty Secrets for Getting Gorgeous Fast (2010), which is a return to the beauty tips for which she is known.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Carmindy lives in New York City.


  1. ^ Hyman, Vicki (24 March 2013). "Carmindy of 'What Not To Wear' on a decade of beauty don'ts". Star Ledger. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "What Not to Wear - Makeup Artist: Carmindy". TLC. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  3. ^ Bloom: A Girl's Guide to Growing Up Gorgeous. Penguin Publishing Group. 08/05/2014. ISBN 9780399166594. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ The 5-minute face: the quick and easy makeup guide for every woman. New York: Regan. 2007. ISBN 978-0-06-123826-0. 
  5. ^ Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous. Center Street. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59995-143-0. 
  6. ^ Carmindy (2009). Crazy Busy Beautiful. HarperStudio. ISBN 978-0-06-185202-2. 

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