Behind the Brush: Q&A with Professional Makeup Artist Amy Strozzi

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, amy strozzi, amy strozzi makeup artist, makeup artist amy strozzi, nylon

Professional makeup artist Amy Strozzi can be found California dreaming in her Silver Lake home with her cat named Charles and her kitten Oliver Muffin. When you need a dose of cool, Amy is the go-to makeup artist to create the effortlessly on trend looks that you will find on the pages of some of our favorite glossies, like NYLON. We asked Amy what products she’s using to create her looks, for her best celebrity makeup tips and much more.


Q&A with Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, celebrity makeup, celebrity makeup artist, molly r stern, molly r stern makeup artist

Molly R. Stern’s artistry is spread across many platforms.  She is a celebrity makeup artist as well as the founder of apparel line m.r.s. She makes time to paint and play music when she’s not wrangling her three children. Her approach to beauty and fashion is to bring out the unique beauty in every woman. We talked to Stern about how to create a work, life, beauty balance.


Q&A with Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, mai quynh, mai quynh instagram, mai quynh q&a, may quinyh interview, Pur Minerals, pur minerals cosmetics, storyofmailife

Blame it on the 90s and the rise of the supermodel. Long-limbed glamazons Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington were stretched across pages of countless fashion magazines. Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh says that these images are what inspired her to be a makeup artist. Now, she is a go-to for Hollywood’s top celebrities. We asked Mai for the professional makeup tips on what it takes to create the infamous “model off-duty” look.


Q&A with Professional Makeup Artist Toby Fleischman

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Tips & How-Tos, toby fleischman, toby fleischman makeup artist, toby fleishchman instagram

Professional makeup artist Toby Fleischman likes to try new things. She worked as a publicist in New York before making the move to makeup and to Santa Monica.  With a roster of celebrity and editorial clients, she has no complaints about quitting her desk job. We asked Toby for some of her best celebrity makeup artist tips, how we should adjust our makeup routine to the change in climate and more.


Q&A with Professional Makeup Artist Roxy

Monday, June 01, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, makeup artist roxy, Pur Minerals, pur minerals blog, pur minerals cosmetics blog, roxy

Roxy was always a creative child. She scrawled her works across the walls of her childhood home, canvases and now she focuses on creating looks for young celebs like Shailene Woodley. The renowned celebrity makeup artist says she is influenced by culture, art, fashion, music and surfing. We asked Roxy to tell us how to create a cheeky look for all occasions.


Q&A with Celebrity Makeup Artist Vanessa Scali

Thursday, May 07, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, anna kendrick makeup artist, vanessa scali, vanessa scali instagram, vanessa scali makeup artist, vscali

There aren’t very many famous faces that have not felt the grace of celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali’s brushes. The celebrity and editorial makeup artist is responsible for making the likes of Anna Kendrick, Christina Hendricks, Christina Ricci, America Ferrera, and Carrie Underwood ready to grace the cover of magazines such as Marie Claire, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone. We asked Scali how we can bring glamour to our everyday routine, for her best celebrity makeup tips and much more.


Q&A with Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristee Liu

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, celebrity makeup artist, celebrity makeup artist kristee liu, kristee liu, makeup, Pur Minerals, pur minerals cosmetics

Women’s Wear Daily listed celebrity makeup artist Kristee Liu as a rising star of red carpet makeup. This is no surprise. She was vetted by an icon. Liu got her big break as the personal makeup artist for Cher. After a three-year stint in Las Vegas, Liu returned to her native Los Angeles to create signature, glamourous makeup looks for some of entertainment’s biggest events. We asked Liu for tips about creating iconic, professional makeup looks at home.


Q&A with Professional Makeup Artist Adam Breuchaud

Monday, April 13, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, adam breuchaud, adam breuchaud instagram, adam breuchaud makeup artist

Professional makeup artist Adam Breuchaud can be seen practicing Muay Thai on his Instagram and rocking vintage t-shirts emblazoned with punk bands like the Sex Pistols. He’s responsible for creating envious looks for his relentless roster of clients that include Kate Beckinsale, Anne Hathaway and Lea Michele. We asked Adam how he creates these bombshell looks for these lovely brunettes, for eye makeup tips and more.


Q&A with Lucy Halperin

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, lucy halperin, lucy halperin interview, pur minerals lucy halperin, q&a, q&a lucy halperin

We just recently caught up with U.K. native and celebrity makeup artist Lucy Halperin.  With the keen ability to deliver exceptional artistry for demanding editorial shoots, Lucy is one of the top go-to pros working with esteemed photographers such as Andrew McPherson, Tierney Gieron and Lisa Eisner. Today she gives us a “behind the scenes” glimpse of her unique craft.


One-on-One with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

Monday, February 02, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup

If Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Golden Globes look was at the top of your best-dressed list or you were obsessed with Katy Perry’s look at the big game last night, chances are you already know about the genius that is celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey. He’s the man behind the sparkling, bold look of Katy Perry rocked during her halftime performance and the soft, stunning look Dewan Tatum wore at the Golden Globes.

We had the chance to catch up with Bailey on a rare free moment and picked his brain on event makeup, the one touch up item you should never leave the house without, what you can find in his makeup kit and much, much more.


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