MAKEUP & HAIR SERVICES:
You should expect excellent customer service, professional and expert makeup application and/or hair styling. With my 15 years in the industry from the runways, editorials, celebrities, and various cosmetic retail experience. I will provide you with the customized experience that you are looking for. I specialize in beauty makeup and excellent complexion matching of all ethnicity's. I take the time to listen to you and understand your comfort level with makeup. I will make expert recommendation according to your desired look, face, and eye shapes. Using a wide range of products from M.A.C., Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, and Becca. Expect cleanliness and a sanitary experi
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
You should expect excellent customer service, professional and expert makeup application and/or hair styling. With my 15 years in the industry from the runways, editorials, celebrities, and various cosmetic retail experience. I will provide you with the customized experience that you are looking for. I specialize in beauty makeup and excellent complexion matching of all ethnicity's. I take the time to listen to you and understand your comfort level with makeup. I will make expert recommendation according to your desired look, face, and eye shapes. Expect cleanliness and a sanitary experience (Disposable applicators, clean sponges & brushes). Your face is your best accessory! So put your best one forward!
This Bronx native has been a graphic artist since his early years. Having father Atiliano Medina and Uncle Benjamin Patino influencing his craft. Around 19 years of age Mr. Medina found refuge in fashion and beauty. In 2000 enrolling in Katherine Gibbs New Fashion Design & Merchandising program, in producing his very own fashion shows is where Mr. Medina found his true calling in Make-Up Artistry. Mr. Medina began freelancing for fashion photographers such as Ralph Azulay, Pieter Henket, Frank Rocco, Eugene Gallegos, Phedmos Prophet and most recently teaming up with the talented Manny Roman. Having his work published in Equlibrio, Cosmopiltain Vietnam,Ocean Drive Puerto Rico, HUF, Raine, Kontrol, Elle Girl, Lucire, and Black Woman Magazine’s. However Mr. Medina has a true passion is being back stage at fashion shows. Mr. Medina has had the privilege of working for several designers to name a few Lemington Riddley, Edwing De’angelo, Dead Birds & Lion Heart, and Jedda Kahn. My work was also featured in the Fall/Winter Lounge clothing store advertising campaign, displayed from September 04 to March 05.
Mr. Medina is currently a freelance make-up artist working independently. Mostly recently Mr. Medina had the pleasure of shooting the cover for Equilibrio Magazine with the beautiful Dayana Mendoza former Miss Universe and Celebrity Apprentice contestant released February 2013. Also Mr. Medina was the Key Artist for Raine Magazine shoot with Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez of Style Networks show “Empire Girls”. He also had the pleasure of becoming the key makeup artist for Shontelle Layne for C.A.T. Footwear by Shontelle Layne’s exclusive shoe line commercial shot in February 2012. He has had the opportunity to be the key makeup artist for celebrity hip hop Artist Lil’ Kim for her EPK Images featured on single covers “Keys to the City” and “If you love me”, also Images used on current “Return of the Queen tour” paraphernalia. He has also keyed make up for the cover of Ocean Drive Puerto Rico Anniversary Issue ft. Jaslene Gonzales, Huf Magazine October Issue keyed Make-up for feature story on Sheena Sakai.
Mr. Medina also has an extensive background in cosmetic retail. He held a 3rd Key position at (link hidden). Cosmetics in Macy’s Herald Square. In a management team of seven; we were responsible for supervision and development of 50 plus artist. Accountable for meeting Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual sales goals for the artist, individual, and the three counters. Actively responsible for creating events, looks, theme days, and inspiring the artist. Herald Square was the number one door for M.A.C. internationally!
Mr. Medina has worked in cosmetic retail for the past seven years and have had the privilege of working for such brands as Benefit San Francisco, Sephora, and Victoria Secrets. He held such titles as Boutique Proprietor (Benefit), Beauty Consultant (Sephora), and Lead Make-Up Artist (Victoria Secrets). As the Boutique Proprietor for Benefit I was the store manager accountable for staffing, training, scheduling, payroll, sales, maintenance of day to day for the entire boutique to assure that the boutique met the very high expectations.
Mr. Medina has worked closely with several modeling agencies such as Wilhelmina, Major, Women, and several others, conducting make-up at test shoots for their models. He also worked for W.A.R. Models NY as the administrative assistant duties included scouting models, freelance MUA also conducting make-up for test shoots, assisted with model development creating there look , shoot set up, portfolio set up, catwalk lessons. Also assisting with the production of WAR on fashion Week, a designer showcase held every fashion week in NYC.
Mr. Medina also enjoys and has a great deal of bridal experience! His experience in Fashion/Editorial work allows him to understand the needs of his bridal clients prepping them for their special day and a day of photos. Mr. Medina can be found can mostly be found working independently around NYC & NJC performing make-up applications for photo shoots and holding make-up classes.
Additional Booking Notes
Please specify all known allergies or preference's to any specific brand and/or color.
Past Booked Events
|July 19, 2014||Bridal Shower|
- Consultation: review skin concerns and desired look
- Cleaning Skin
- Skincare Prep: Serum, Eye cream, Moisturizer, Primer
- Conceal all problem areas and/or color correct
- Highlight and Contour with full coverage foundation (Blend)
- Apply Foundation as desired/needed
- Set with powder
- Fill and Shape brows (as desired)
- Begin Eye makeup application (desired look)
- Apply Lashes (if desired)
- Highlight and contour with powders
- Finish with the desired Lip Look
- Consultation: review any hair concerns and desired look
- Prep hair for styling: Serums, Heat protector, Styling Cream's, Spray, etc.
- Style and Complete desired look.
|Derek Medina||Makeup Artist|
Influences & Inspiration
My main influences are my artistic roots and the makeup master himself Kevyn Aucoin. I have been drawing and painting before I could write. After studying fashion design and merchandising at Katherine Gibbs. I found the love of makeup artistry through the development of my own fashion shows. I was also the makeup artist and it quickly snowballed into a fruitful career.
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