From the mind of Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Brewchies With Talent | Posted on 05-03-2012
Native New Yorker, Patricia Ambroise is a celebrity makeup artist who wields brushes on the faces of some of your favorite actors, warblers and rhyme spitters. Her work can be seen in major print publications, runways and music vidjas. Let’s see what it takes to become a makeup artist to the Starrahs and why Elmer’s Glue may be the secret clear skin!
Contact: Patricia Ambroise, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Professional Website: www.patriciaambroisemakeup.com
Wedding site: www.gypsyartistrymakeup.com
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training: An alum of St. John’s University, Patricia received certified training in Makeup Artistry from the well-respected ATCI Beauty School located in New York. In addition to her formal training, she is certified by MAC Pro, Temptu Pro, and Makeup Forever Backstage Pro. She also holds membership with Cosmetics Executive Women.
Who Are Your Influences: Crystal A.Wright, Pat Mcgrath, Kim Gray, and Karen Dupiche all influential black women who took the beauty industry by storm.
What would you do, if you weren’t in a creative field? If I wasn’t a makeup artist, I would still be in the Higher Education field, I possess a M.S.Ed in Higher Education Administration.
Describe your creative process: My process is answering the question, what is the key to a gorgeous make up application? My answer always is, “Enhance the face, not hide it! “.
What do you want to get out of your art, what do you want to give to others through it? My job as a makeup artist is to enhance your appearance not disguise the client. My ultimate goal is help build confidence within the client through my gift by giving them proper tips and advice on how to maintain their beauty regimen. I also want to show clients that using everyday items can help you optimize beauty success. Like did you know that Elmer’s Glue (yep the one from elementary school) is a great way to remove blackheads? One of my many secret tips.
Random fact: I am a double Gemini. I was born under the sign of Gemini and have a twin brother who kicked me out the way during birth hence making me two minutes younger lol.