Calling All Young Makeup Artists: Get The Tips and Tricks From One Of The Best In The Business


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Celebrity brands are everywhere. It seems as though everyday another celebrity is the face of new skincare, makeup or hair care. Being a pro-focused media brand, we are always looking for products and brands made by professionals for professionals. Veil Cosmetics is one of those brands.

Celebrity makeup artist Sébastien Tardif’s work has taken him to New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. For more than 25 years, he has led innovation for many global luxury brands, and has beautified celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Nelly Furtado, Jane Fonda, Olivia Palermo and Glen Close to name a few. He has led makeup direction for more than 100 fashion week shows in New York and internationally, and his signature illuminated makeup has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle magazines and more. He is the creator of Veil Cosmetics, renowned for its textural superiority, and a cult favorite amongst beauty experts and professionals.

Sébastien’s goal was to make products by professionals and for professionals so that you can have every shade on hand when needed whether it be on set, behind the scenes or at a show. We learned so much about his life before his company including his time with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and so much more. 

Don’t miss out on Sébastien’s advice for the next generation of makeup artists.

“I had an epiphany one day. Fashion, painting portraits, makeup. So I never looked back. I literally enrolled myself into a makeup class. I wanted to learn everything about being a makeup artist, knowing that I wanted to work at fashion week. Working on the fashion side, the beauty side of makeup.”

“I love makeup because it helps skin to look at its best. I don’t want skin to look like makeup.”

“You don’t have time to go back and forth between the set and your makeup station.  You have to have your tools with you. So for me having Complexion Fix, having it all lined up and being able to see all my colors. And say ‘Okay so this is my light, this is my porcelain, this is my deep’ and then just going in and doing a little touch on the skin where needed and not covering it up. That was my dream product.”

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Madeline Hickey

Madeline Hickey is the Digital Media Producer for The Tease and Volume Up podcast. Beauty is the name of her game. Think you have the perfect guest for the podcast? Let her know:


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