When I closed The Art of Beauty in 2013 I packed away products and I have been slowely discovering them again . I have 7 or 8 different combinations of lips and eyes (1 gloss, 1 lipcolor and 1 eyeshadow) in this package (a small CD case) so I am offering them as a gift with purchase until the supplies run out. So rush to www.beautyartmakeup.com and order product $39 or over and you will receive one of these.
When I first did this drawing of Daisy for the packaging I could tell everyone thought I was crazy. A baby with her thumb in her mouth to sell color! I just thought she was so cute and epitomized everything I loved, especially the spirit of experimentation which I think is what makes makeup so appealing.
Curated like a great Artshow where each piece reenforces the other one. Maripol and Mac Pro’s vision of my work together with that of 7 other makeup artists was refreshing and different and I absolutely loved the mix of the short movie together with Maripols polaroids and each artists work shown. Check it out on Instagram @macpro @maripolarama Hair by @bok_hee. I have made up my favourite Muse, my daughter Daisy, many many times but each time is different. “What will these photographs turn out to be like?” “Will Maripol be inspired by Daisy and this makeup?” Not to worry !
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As most of you know there was a time when I did makeup everyday, all day. Some very creative jobs, others not so interesting creatively but interesting in other ways, the team of people working on them, maybe the dynamics of the team and/or the product or people we had to sell. Just figuring out the simple makeup needed to contribute to complete the picture and realizing how this seemingly small detail could be so important and add to the success of the image. Everyday was different and an opportunity to learn something new and luckily enjoy my work and meet wonderful people. Sometimes it was much later that I learnt from these photoshoots, all of a sudden the light bulb went on and I realized, “Oh that’s what it was about” but most often it was gradual and a building process.
I was recently given the opportunity by @macpro to use my makeup talents and enjoy another wonderful experience. Working with Maripol @maripolarama on her shoot for Macpro. Initialy it was rather daunting as we were a group of makeup artist “doing our thing” so to speak and to be next to these excellent artists who were my piers (not in age, but in talent) and who I grew to admire was a little intimidating. We usualy don’t work together in a group like that. Each one had such a different approach but because of the atmosphere that Christian Mitchel De Beaupre the Artistic Director of Macpro and Maripol the Artist/photographer created we all without exception relaxed, created and enjoyed. You will see this from the results which you should search out #macproxmaripol. @macpro @maripolarama @lindamasonnyc. This day will certainly remain one of my most memorable. Here are some photos I took of the model Kalyn @kalynjoy while I was preparing her for Maripol before she steps infront of Maripol’s camera. The great hair was by @bok_hee
I knew that Maripol was very talented and reknowned especialy for the work she did for Madonna, but it is only really through working with someone that you get a true appreciation for their generosity, knowledge and talent. Thankyou Maripol.
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All of the students who take my classes have very interesting stories and very different reasons for taking the class. Harumi Honda in this photo is 4th generation of a family of Barbers in Japan. Harumi is definitely making a difference with the addition of makeup and visiting New York to further her studies. We were very lucky to have the beautiful and gracious Anelisa as a model for two of the artists at this session and both did very different makeup.
Most of you know my daughter Daisy as my first Muse, but I also have others who have helped me out over the years and have become Muses. Many are Daisy’s friends others daughters of friends who I have known since they were babies and others friends of friends looking to have photos taken or just help out. They usualy end up with a collection of very different photos over the years. Sarah has a stillness inside of her that makes it easy to be creative on her. Stillness does not mean asleep. She is always very present which is important for a good model. This was a demonstration I did on her in June for the New York Makeup Academy of Japan. Check out www.beautyartmakeup.com where I have another article on her with more photos .
When working with the NYMA artists on their final shoot I often have to delve into my closets to find things I don’t often wear but love and have saved, This coat is from 1982 by Anthony Villareal, a designer who was showing in Paris at the time but is now living in California. Chie did a very pretty makeup on Katka from Click Model Management and Cynthia from John Sahag did the hair crimping it, a retro look from the 70’s. There were marks on the coat from my wild younger days, spilt wine. I painted and screened them over incorporating them into the look of the coat, now I shall start wearing it again.