2.06.2009

You Have To Believe We Are Magic

Last night I had the privilege of attending Kabuki's Los Angeles MAC Pro master class. Kabuki is a genius and a true inspiration of mine which makes him one of those "make up artists to obsess over"...

Kabuki's background in textiles gives him a unique ability to work with texture. Like another favorite of mine, Pat McGrath, he often uses things that AREN'T "make up" to achieve a look.

Besides the amazing video I posted here, these are a few of my favorite images of his...











At the class we watched as Kabuki did three different make up looks. I always love to watch other make up artists work and see a different way of doing things, but this was BANANAS! At the end he took questions, and mostly people asked how he made the different pieces he used. Finally he said "you guys are gonna copy me!" Ha ha! I know how he feels! So on that note... make sure you are "inspired" by other's work, don't just copy it! :)

And a huuuuge THANK YOU to MAC cosmetics (and especially Monique Boyer!) for their support of the professional artist and for always helping to extend our education!

<3
Amy

6 comments:

Gabriela said...

Love your blog. The pictures are amazing! Love,Love,Love!!!
:))

Amy Chance said...

Thanks so much! :)

what the pros do... said...

Kubuki is such an inspriration I am sooo jealous that you got to watch him at work! :D

Thanks for sharing these amazing pics. as an artist thats still trying to find her feet when it comes to using colour it really makes me want to experiment more.

Amy Chance said...

You should! I am OB-sessed with colour... I dream about it at night. Seriously.

David Frank Ray said...

Hi Amy
I posted about this when he did the show here in New York.
Wasn't it amazing and isn't he sweet!

Amy Chance said...

It was so great! I didn't stick around to talk to him, but he seemed very humble.