What’s your earliest memory with makeup?
Watching opera as a child. My father used to record operas on the public television station in Massachusetts. Both my parents are opera lovers. I remember having the image of Placido Domingo singing the famous aria from Pagliacci while putting on his white face. Also being dazzled by Maria Callas as a young child, and having her style burned into my brain.
Best unconventional makeup product?
I love using an airbrush. While in some make up industries it’s not very unconventional at all, I feel like a lot of beauty make up artists don’t use one.
Your style defies common practice. For you, where does beauty begin and end?
Beauty begins with the subject I think. And then a harmonious, or a strategically disharmonious, composition of lines and colors and textures on whatever person you are working on. I think typically people limit their interpretation of beauty there. But for me, an idea or concept can be beautiful as well, not just aesthetics.