Make-up Artist and beauty consultant Julie Begin has worked with the best in fashion to create her inspiring portfolio. She has worked with the houses of Galliano, Balenciaga, and Marc Jacobs as well as industry favorite photographers including Ellen Von Unwerth and Mick Rock, but the thing that stood out most to me was her involvement in the creative process of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO.
She contributed her unbridled imagination to the creation of the 50 insect-inspired characters that comprise the show. Julie Bégin notes: “This uncommon experience has not only enriched my creative approach to the art of makeup, most notably through the use of techniques borrowed from the visual arts, but it has also created an enormous potential for developing my work.”
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Rachel Wood was born and raised in New York City. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from Penn State University. After graduating in 1996, she moved to London and studied makeup at Greasepaint College and The London School of Beauty & Makeup. She also has a certificate in hair styling from Andre Jose in London. Rachel has been working as a freelance makeup artist since 1997 and now splits her time working between NYC, London and LA.
Although Rachel works in mulitiple facets of the makeup industry (red carpet, editorial, advertising, TV etc) the majority of her work is heading up the makeup side of things for fashion shows. Rachel not only designs the look, but also coordinates the assistants, handles the press and often sorts out the product sponsership.
Rachel is a former employee of MAC cosmetics and is currently the celebrity makeup artist spokesperson for Benefit Cosmetics UK- Appearing as the UK- QVC guest TV presenter and is the makeup artist spokesperson for Pearl Drops instant white.