Hey Closet Freaks! So you probably wonder how we are so awesome. Closet Freak has come a long way with the help of many different people.
We want to put the spotlight today on an insanely cool make-up artist who helped us out with our Summer look-book. So please meet Sydney, and find out why we love her so much!
Q: What got you into becoming a makeup artist? Do you consider it your main career?
A: Initially a career in makeup artistry was not my first choice. However I've always had a strong creative spirit and a need to express that spirit. After deciding I wanted a career in the arts, I began exploring my options. Finding inspiration in color and texture I would obsess over beauty ads & runway makeup. I wanted to know how the makeup artists backstage could so skillfully create such dynamic takes on beauty. Thus I started researching the work of artists like Kevyn Aucoin and Sam Fine as a means of introducing myself to the industry. Like most mua's I was my first canvas. I started practicing different looks day in and day out focused on enhancing my skills. After gaining confidence in my skills and the support of family & friends I decided to enroll in school for makeup artistry. Once I completed my training, I hit the streets Los Angeles to kick off my career as a professional makeup artist. So yes, this is my main career.
Q: Have you done make-up for any big names or events?
A: Yes I have. I have worked with multiple musicians, reality tv stars, athletes, & a few top models and actors. Dawn Richard, Teairra Mari, Laura Govan, Laura Kirkpatrick, Fo Porter, Rudy Gay, Lashinda Demus, and Tae Heckard to name a few. I've also been fortunate to have my work consistently featured in Edge Magazine (www.edgemagazinesite.com).The biggest event that I've worked at thus far was the 2011 Academy Awards with Entertainment Tonight (ET).
Q: What is your favorite make-up brand?
A: Its pretty difficult to pick just one brand. I love so many! I can say however that Inglot, Ben Nye, Makeup Forever, L'oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, & M.A.C are all go-to products for me.
Q: Is there a makeup artist that you look up to for inspiration?
A: Pat Mcgrath, Kevyn Aucoin, Danessa Myricks, Sam Fine, Tom Pecheux, & Alex Box are artists that constantly inspire me.
Q: Any advice for young readers who are in cosmetology school, hoping to become a big time make-up artist?
A: Dedicate yourself to your craft, be confident in your abilities and don't be afraid to push the limits of your imagination.
To keep in touch with this talented make-up guru...
Our girl Sydney doing work on one of our models, then taking a well deserved pizza break. We love our Closet Freak Family!!!
We're honoring our most current photographer that we worked with, Shy Jones, today as part of our Closet Freak Family. Get to know her, become familiar with her work, and how inspiring and talented she is. Lucky us! ;)