Elina moved to Charleston in 2008 from Russia where she worked as a professional makeup artist and aesthetician in Moscow. Since then she has obtained her license as an aesthetician in the state of South Carolina. She has worked as a makeup artist for Charleston Fashion Week and on fashion and bridal spreads for various print publications, including Charleston Style & Design Magazine, Grand Strand Magazine, Unveiled, Lowcountry Bride, Charleston Weddings, and Dear Gray magazine. Elina has also been a freelance makeup artist for Chanel, Tom Ford and Lancome. Living in Charleston, one of the nation’s top wedding destinations, has also provided her opportunities to work with countless brides and bridal parties as well.
Elina opened the doors to the Bellelina Makeup and Skincare Studio in downtown Charleston, SC in February of 2012.