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With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, Tomy Rivero is a widely sought after makeup artist. Based in New York and Los Angeles, he continually works on top magazines, feature films and television as well as collaborating with New York Fashion Week shows. Rivero has worked extensively with elite models including Dorota Kollova (Prada) and Arlenis Soso (Lancome) as well as celebrities such as Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).
Tomy chatted with Beauty in the Bag about the biggest beauty faux-pas, makeup must-haves, his favorite makeup look this season and more.
Here’s what he had to say:
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Margret Avery is a renowned makeup artist who’s been in the business for 30+ years for a very good reason…when she’s got a makeup brush in her hand, it’s pure magic! She’s done makeup on numerous beauty icons and all time greats like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Barbra Streisand and Goldie Hawn, worked with major fashion and beauty brands including J.Crew and L’Oreal and has been featured in too-many-to-count magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vanity Fair. She recently worked on the campaigns for Kensie, Nanette Lepore and Catherine Malandrino with the photographer Haley Ballard — you’ll see them in the Fall/Winter ’15 magazines. This very busy
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Alison Raffaele began her career as a makeup artist at the makeup counter of her family-owned pharmacy before booking her first pro job while still in high school. In the 20+ years she’s been working she’s certainly come a long way! Raffaele became the first national makeup artist and international trainer for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, ran an eponymous and successful makeup brand (Alison Raffaele Cosmetics, Inc.) from 2000 to 2014, has worked for magazines including Rolling Stone, Town and Country, Lucky, More, Real Simple and Vogue Italia, has been the lead makeup artist for fashion shows during Fashion Week, has made personal, television and radio appearances on behalf of mega beauty brands s
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You don’t have to be an a-list celebrity, model, beauty editor or fashion industry insider to be treated like one. Acclaimed hairstylist George Kyriakos is the brainchild behind stylebookings.com, an online concierge of carefully curated hair and makeup artists for hire in your home or office that can be booked in as little as 24 hours before you need them or within 7 days in advance.
There are other online beauty booking sites but none of this calibre of artists. “We’re the only ones that offer truly experienced editorial hair and makeup artists—people who have portfolios and work on set,” says Kyriakos. His own roster of clients include celebrities and VIPs like Gwyneth P