Category Archives: Special Occasions

weddings, parties, and events

Makeup class Photoshoot 4

Not all but many of the artists quickly add spontaneous “Freestyle” artistic touches to create a third and final makeup and this time it was amazing for me to  see how they all blended their own individual style with  the models personality (in this … Continue reading

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Makeup Class. Photoshoot2

For the photoshoot class the artists first do a natural makeup . This is almost the most difficult, as I ask that the skin  look fresh and perfect but not made up. So often there is just a little concealer…if … Continue reading

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Makeup Classes. Photoshoot.

IBF New York Makeup Academy of Japan brings an advanced class of makeup students over to study with me once or twice a year. This is fun and an interesting experience for me as each student is such an individual, their personality shines through … Continue reading

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Latest Childrens Portraits

Just finished a couple of portraits of the sister of a beautiful smiling little girl I did a few years ago. I just love it when the parents of children I have painted return for me to paint the siblings … Continue reading

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Makeup tips for working on Location

Model, Sarah. Hair, Pasqui. Makeup, Meredith Rose  Going on location doesn’t necessarily mean going to exotic places-most often, it will mean working from a van in the town in which you work. When I first started out as a makeup artist I did … Continue reading

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Made in The USA

I love working with factories in the USA and getting to know my manufacturers . Not only is there the added bonus of personal contact but they can also get things together for me rapidly. My brusholders and brushes are all … Continue reading

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Snow Scenes

This weekend’s snow storm reminded me of another biggy about 6 years ago? I was doing a photo test shoot for my assistants on the corner of Thompson and Grand just next to The Art of Beauty. This makeup on … Continue reading

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Faith and Giving Back

Taken from the balcony of The First Presbyterian Church NYC in the winter of 2013. Growing up in England in the 50’s and 60’s a natural part of life was giving back . It wasn’t something that you talked about … Continue reading

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Celebrity compacts

At The Art of Beauty by Linda Mason I made special compacts for clients to carry their most important colors around. Compacts that would look good no matter where you left them in the home. Each hand made compact has its own title and they … Continue reading

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Cuore makeup Seminar

For a number of years now I have enjoyed doing Seminars for Cuore a Japanese Cosmetic Company. They bring their Makeup Artists on a visit  in December every year. I had not done one since I closed The Art of Beauty so the last … Continue reading

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