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Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani


There’s no doubt about it fashion makeup artist Romy Soleimani creates amazing work. Her backstage resume includes shows like Jason Wu, Bill Blass, and Frankie Morello — which is the show I worked with her on, in Milan seasons ago. Fabulous editorials in practically every carnation of Vogue,

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Make-up Artist James Kaliardos


James Kaliardos is amazingly creative. Make up artist, theatre owner, co-founder of V magazine, creative consultant to Loreal Paris. Covers of the best publications show Kaliardos’ work- Vogue, W, and Allure. His make up direction can be seen at shows such as Rodarte, DVF, and Matthew Williamson. A-listers like Beyonce,

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Makeup Artist: Wendy Rowe


Wendy Rowe British makeup artist does my kind of make up. Hot, smoky, gorgeous. With countless editorials  and covers in publications like Vogue and Numero, to backstage at shows like Burberry, and Rachel Roy, Rowe does some seriously brilliant make up.

In Milan a few years ago she was having an electrical tape moment.

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Burberry Beauty


The Burberry Beauty collection is as chic and sophisticated as it’s clothing line. Starting with the beautiful packaging with signature Burberry check, to the lipstick cases that close magnetically. After trying the majority of the line, I found the foundation, powder, eyeshadow, and gloss to be quite sheer.

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Make Up Artist: Ellis Faas

Ellis Faas is a phenomenal make up artist.  Her work spans runways, magazines, as well as campaigns for cosmetic companies like MAC, Clinique, and Lancome. What I was most inspired by when I worked with her, was the way she mixed colours. Her concoctions created unique shades that proved that she was a true artist.

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Makeup Artist: Lloyd Simmonds


I recently heard of Lloyd Simmonds while at a MAC Master Class on Spring runway trend. Simmonds created the look for the Blumarine SS10 show in Milan. Tanned, sculpted faces with gold highlights and dark black eye pencil smudged around the entire eye. Lips were a tan coloured gloss.

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Makeup Artist: Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray is a make up artist based in London. I had the opportunity to work with her on the Jaeger show SS/09. She designed the prettiest look using pastel pinks on the cheeks that went up into the temple. As well as being a regular key make up artist at London Fashion Week,

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Makeup Artist: Kabuki

Former New York club kid and one time model, Kabuki is one of the most phenomenal make up artists in the industry. What I find most intriguing about Kabuki is the diversity of his work. From creating the make up looks for the early seasons of Sex and the City to outrageous fantasy looks for Lady Gaga.

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Makeup Artist: Alex Box

Makeup Artist: Alex Box

Alex Box has a wild imagination. Her creations are so incredible they have graced the pages of numerous magazines, and walked many runways. She is responsible for the much talked about Gareth Pugh SS 2010 make up. Alex uses the face as a canvas and pushes the limits of conventional make up to a world of fantasy.

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How Often Should I Wash My Brushes?

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It is really important to keep make up brushes as clean as possible since they are touching your face on a daily basis. I recommend doing a deep clean once a week by diluting a small amount of brush shampoo (enough to cover the brush hair but not too much that the handle is submerged) in water.

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