Mathu Andersen Key Note Speaker at The Makeup Show NYC 2013

Humanizing Glamour with Mathu Andersen

I always have a book and a pen, and at The Makeup Show I saw it vital to take notes- whether you do it on your smart phone or a napkin, these are timeless opportunities that we get a little bit inside of the heads of these makeup geniuses. Although drag isn’t on the top of my fav list, its imperative to see and learn from different artists and at least understand various aspects of your craft. He is talented and VERY entertaining. This was one of my favorite presentations at The Makeup Show this year.

I did more video for this keynote presentation, but I will still share the little notes that I took:

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FACTS ABOUT MATHU:

–          He was more interested in photography.

–          Originally from Australia

–          Richard Sharah (David Bowie’s makeup artist) was a major inspiration to him

–          He also took inspiration from comics

NOTABLE QUOTES:

–          “Makeup is 80% paint.”

–          “Your magic is within you.”

A FEW OF HIS FAVORITE PRODUCTS: (all Makeup Forever)

–          Mist & Fix

–          HD Primer

–          Super Matte Powder  (especially for Ru)

Check out the video above to see a Drag Race Mathu Andersen transformation.