What first inspired you to become a makeup artist?
The ability to make a woman feel special and beautiful. Coming from a fine art background, it seemed like a natural progression for me.
How would you describe your creative style that separates you from other artists?
My creative style has always been to find the beauty of each individual rather than following a trend, as I am a firm believer that beauty is always in fashion.
How do you see airbrush makeup versus traditional makeup?
Airbrushing can create a flawless finish in seconds whereas traditional application of makeup tends to take longer.
Do you have any tips and tricks on airbrushing you would like to share?
A great tip is to continue the airbrushing to the chest creating an even tone and seamless finish.
In your professional career, what work are you most proud of?
I was very lucky to be part of creating a now iconic look for Amy Winehouse. I also loved working with Jessica Szohr for the Met Ball 2011.
Where do you find your Fashion Week beauty inspiration?
I find that my inspiration comes from many places. Film and TV are obvious resources but sometimes the inspiration can come from somewhere completely unexpected.
What do you foresee as the next hot makeup trend for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 season?
Although I try not to follow a trend I would say that a softer brow and satin skin will be prevalent for SS 2015.
How did you come up with the look for Athleta this year? What are some TEMPTU products that you can’t live without?
I tried to imagine the Althleta woman. She is strong, athletic, and current. Products I can’t live without would be the Temptu Airbrush Pods, as they’re quick, easy and you can have a great deal of control when it comes to the density of the colors. Within that, the Temptu Airpod Highlighter is truly my favorite for the face and the body.
Is there anything that you would like to add for our Pro community?
I think it is important to stay true to your artistry, and not to be afraid of it.