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A very particular point of view

A  well deserved article about the designer Jane Wilson Marquis in WAG magazine. The makeup was done by one of my students from the  NYMakeup Academy of Japan . To make a Smokey eye , halo the eye with brown earth, cacao and coal eyeshadows then aply a soft lip color ,Babe lipstix. Hair by Almog Burbea 1 9178479288,  photos Linda Mason.

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A Versatile Makeup Artist

sarah_7691_144sarah-144_8076 pageof8sarahs_144At my boutique/gallery, The Art of Beauty by Linda Mason,  I had Interns and assistants from all walks of life and have stayed friends and in contact with most of them. They each brought inspiration to me in different ways, I photographed all of them or almost . It is  good to keep in touch and see how they have progressed in their chosen careers.  Sarah Reinsch   interned and worked for me intermittently over a period of a couple of years so I had the opportunity to experiment with the makeup on her.  Sarah was both a gymnast and a dancer so very much an inspiration as I love movement.

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A great Photoshoot location

JanesdressforBlogWe were very fortunate to have the use of the BBFL space in Parkslope Brooklyn for the NYMA 2016 makeup class session in July. It was also good for the photo shoot as we had a variety of different daylight situations to work in. Here is Sage from Major Models in one of the many settings in a dress from hair by Almog and styling by Sylvie Holden and Gaby Garcia.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 8

TatumforBlog Congratulations to Nene Yamamoto for keeping the delicate freshness of Tatum from who was the baby of our models on this shoot. Nene did this both with the natural makeup and the stronger one by using soft pinks and iridescent silver and glitter. Almog did the hair and the styling was by Gabriela Garcia and Sylvia Holden with a www.minimal Tshirt and a dress.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 7

Sage_Click_sm-1Sage has one of those ivory skins that just captures the light and great bone structure perfect for natural beauty. Stronger makeup definitely changes her.  I especialy loved her look  as she ressembled Thalita who I was lucky to have assist me  from the ages of 14 till 21, when I closed the Art of Beauty in 2013 she left for New Orleans and  I miss her dearly. Kyoko Kosaki, Sage’s talented makeup artist, applied a little too much  for the natural makeup and I had to have her remove most  of it, she did an amazing job after that false start. When I say natural, I mean natural! Fresh bare skin minimal, if any, eye makeup and concealer, clean brows and gloss. For her natural look Sylvia dressed Sage in a Minimal Hustle T shirt and for the stronger makeup a dress by Jane Wilson Marquis. Hair by Almog .

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Makeup class Photoshoot 6

kendall2forblogThe makeup of the model Kendall from Click was done by Sayaka Sato. A fabulous fresh natural look (right) then an elegant classic with a cool twist acheived through applying a corn colored blush to the cheeks and green shadow to the brows. Hair by Almog and styling by Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 5

Rose_Click_smWhen the artist Kimi Goto did the makeup on Rose from the agency Click , I was pretty amazed. Kimi had never done makeup on a darker skinned model before. She did a fabulous natural makeup ,which you can see  in the blog “Photoshoot Styling” but I just had to do  her “Freestyle” makeup alone, it was so creative.  At first taken aback by the strength of it, when I looked through the camera I realized how well it worked on Rose. The colors were custom blended Kryolan aquacolor colors. Hair by Almog Burbea and styling by Sylvia Holden.

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Beauty for Fashion

JanewisonmarquisIBFforblogFashion we use to shape the beauty shoots has to be either timeless, cool or avant garde. Jane Wilson Marquis gowns are timeless. They inspired the artists Mirei Morita/Taylor, Nene Yamamoto/Tatum and Sayaka Sato/Kendall,  to do elegantly creative makeup…not boring. They used touches of unusual colors stolen from the beautiful hand painted silk designs of the gowns.
Hair Almog. Styling Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.

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Styling for Photoshoots

TshirtsforblogOne thinks a T shirt is just a T shirt but as you can see from the photos of Taylor, Rose and Kendall each one accentuates the individuality and beauty of the model, not just  through color but with the style and design, this is very helpful when the  makeup is as natural as I like it. The shoots are technically for beauty shots but because the classes are about fashion beauty  the fashion is very important and it’s very helpful to have styling that gives the Artists a direction for the makeup. This time we were very fortunate that Sylvia Holden one of the stylists was able to bring t shirts from  Hair by Almog

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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 case Elizabeth from Click) to do something that worked beautifully. Congratulations Hiroki Namai on great work. the Freestyle touches were with custom blended colors of Kryolan Aquacolor,  salmon  glitter added to the lips. Peach eyeshadow and brown eyeliner.

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