Make-up artist tragic victim of domestic violence at age 36.

It is with heavy hearts that we put together this small tribute for Jocelyn Casdorph, a make-up artist and a beautiful being, who was recently a victim of domestic violence.

Casdorph was a make-up artist based in Phoenix, Arizona—which is where she was found shot by her husband on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. She was only 36 years old. We were lucky to have had this talented artist not only a part of the make-up industry but to have had her inspire us.

Jocelyn Casdorph doing what she loved
Jocelyn Casdorph doing what she loved

Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, this incredible make-up artist was always a magnet when it came to the arts. She got her first face-painting job (at Enjoy Your Face, Inc.) when she was 17 years old. This early start created the foundation she needed to later run her own company: Arizona Face Painting. Her 11 years with EYF allowed her to expand her horizons and to influence the world of body and face painting in a big way.

She was a passionate teacher and contributed to numerous instructional books. Casdorph earned an IMDb credit for her make-up artistry in Sea Legs—an independent film. After moving to Los Angeles, Casdorph was a big part in putting together the face- and body-painting team at Universal Studios, Hollywood. She was also highly sought-after to enhance Academy Award after-parties, private parties and the like. In 2010, she moved back to Arizona.

Casdorph working her make-up magic
Casdorph working her make-up magic

We were lucky to see Casdorph throughout the years at numerous IMATS, where her make-ups stunned. We even used images of her creations on marketing materials. She was certainly one of our favorites, and she will be missed by the whole community.

The last sentence of Casdorph’s bio on her website reads: “Jocelyn is grateful for the amazing opportunities she has had and continues to look forward to what the future may hold.” It’s both shocking and tragic that this was taken from her.

Casdorph at work
Casdorph at work

We would like to take this opportunity to express our condolences to her family.

If you or someone you know think they may be a victim of domestic abuse, we encourage you to reach out, today. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233