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An introduction to my World of Beauty

Perhaps the remnants from playing dress up and dolls in my childhood, my cool life as a freelance makeup artist or the shoots I used to do in my workshop “Linda Mason The Art of Beauty”,

on Grand street in Soho NY. but I love watching the evolution of the women I have worked with and spent time with. I continue making them up photographing and filming them. They are my Muses..

SARAH, Actress:  Sarah started out as my intern. She became a good makeup artist but her interests  moved towards the other side of the camera as an actress and model. My favorite colors for Sarah's eyes are storm grey solo triangle and snow gold in the inner corner. To do a stronger eye for these green gold hazel eyes I blended  brown earth into the grey in the crease and under the eyes then coal into the very base of the lashes , photo 1. Lipstix Babe paired with Solo Coral Blush completed the darker smokier eye, The 3rd photo Solo lip Red Hot paired with Black Russian on the cheeks for a fresh faced with slight  sophistiquation. Photo 4 is done with Kryolan aquacolors, mixed to a paste then painted on with large strokes, just like I paint.

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Eha Urbsalu

Originaly from Estonia Eha is more of an uptown girl. I have transformed her into a downtown one with a brunette pencil on the brows, and on and around the eyes a mixture of Storm grey and coal black eyeshadows with jet black eyeliner in the inner rim of the lower lashes. Chestnut lip pencil and Babe lipstix with a touch of Coral blush high on the cheekbone. Eha is both a Singer songwriter @ehamusic and and Entrepreneur with a fledgeling organic skin care company @vikingbeauty_official . She definitely has a very beautiful skin.

DANIELLA, designer and artist: I made the designer Daniella into a Geisha for a makeup class when she was pregnant. Her daughter is now nine and she was in New York when I was giving a private make up session to an Artist from Brazil, Katrina Nunez del Anunco of Centro Khuyana in Chile. So here are  the results of Katrina's class . Her face sculpted with the cream foundations , the darkest  under the cheek and jawbone. Coral blush and Pearl  blush on the cheekbone, Babe lipstix with a gloss on the lips. Red Hot on the lips when a stronger color was added to the eyelids and false eyelashes applied.

SIMONE:-thesilverwomen.com

Simone of the online magazine Thesilverwomen.com has interviewed me, helped me with some work related problems and called me in for  interesting castings. I knew that she had been a model but  we never worked on photoshoots together so yesterday I put that right and asked her to work with me for www.beautyartmakeup.com. Simone is a natural beauty who wears little if any makeup so I thought that it would be difficult for her to wear a strong makeup but on the contrary it was very easy. She has a couple of  very important things that are pretty rare in New York and make for a great model,  an incredibly  luminous skin and clear bright eyes.
MAKEUP INSTRUCTION Beginning with the brows. I thickened them with Blondi pencil and powdered over them using an angle brow brush with storm grey eyeshadow powder.  After applying a light oil over her face I blended Black Russian cream blush  with my fingers onto her cheekbones. After applying a little concealer around her eyes and on her lid  I blended a turquoise shadow on the inner corner up to the brows and purple mist in the outer corner to just past the crease. To deepen the  mist I applied  over it at the very base of the lashes and in the crease Forest bed. I then applied the purple solo liner to the base of the upper lashes and two pairs of false eyelashes. One pair was very light weight and the others were heavier ones I cut for the outer part of the eyes. On the lips I applied Sophia. For the other photos I used Kryolan Aquacolors. All of these products you will see on the makeup page.

 

 

AVA:-  Bidding at Auctions

Every year I either work with the Children of Artrageous a Linda Argila event or make a donation to the benefit.  Almost 10 years ago a wonderful young woman Cynthia purchased my Freestyle body painting experience together with the mixed media art pieces that resulted from the experience. Nov 2017 Cynthia returned to the Artrageous event benefiting “Hour Children” http://hourchildren.org/ to bid on my offering. The offering was the same Freestyle body painting experience with a different resulting artwork. Instead of a mixed media on wood I was painting on the photos which resulted from the Freestyle. She had a dilemma, who to give the experience to, her 96 year old mother or her beautiful 16 year old daughter. How could I resist doing both!  I used Kryolan Aquacolors and MAC Chromacake. To commission a piece call 2126250490 or email linda@lindamason.com. See Art and Accessories for more information or go to www.lindamasongallery.com.
 

                         


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Simone

When Simone gets up in the morning...

She is detail-oriented in caring for her skin She begins her routine washing her face with a Fresh Brand Soya face cleanser, then finishes the cleansing with a Sephora triple action facial toner. After which she applies to her face Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum (the same cream as the one she uses at night) and MAC Mineralized Charged Water moisture eye cream around the eyes. When the weather is warm, Simone finishes her morning skin care with MAC Studio moisture cream. In the winter this is replaced by Josie Moran Whipped Argan Oil Face butter.