Born in Seattle (Washington) Brodine was constantly surrounded by the arts: her uncle was an art photographer, her aunt was involved in photography and video editing, and her mother helped out local festivals and theater show painting faces and bodies. Recognizing her creative talent with the color, she found her passion for makeup and hair in San Francisco while working for the Opera. Within four years of working in San Francisco and Seattle, Brodine moved to Europe and fell in love with Italy. Faced with the challenge of trying to combine her passions and a successful makeup career, she moved to Milan to work for MAC. Afterward, she started her own freelance career. Brodine has been constantly shaping her talents, especially while working on the biggest shows in fashion due to her collaborations with Pat McGrath. With a growing list of her own clients, Brodine has gained a remarkable reputation in flawless skin and great makeup design.