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Manila Luzon Photographed By Magnus Hastings

Shooting with RuPaul’s Drag Race Phenomena Manila Luzon

Manila Luzon is not just an American drag queen and reality television personality.  She’s  an Asian Glamasaurus whose fashion and beauty garner the attention of everyone in the room!  Oh and she was the runner-up of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race…

I’m delighted to be a part of creating her signature look.  I recently styled a www.ClutchingatCurls.com.au synthetic lace-front wig for her, for her Australian Tour & even more recently, her fabulous shoot with Los Angeles based celebrity photographer Magnus Hastings.

The shoot oozes charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent!

I look forward to future collaborations with her, MABUHAY!

Manila Luzon Photographed By Magnus Hastings

Manila Luzon Photographed By Magnus Hastings: As America’s Next to Next Drag Superstar of season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and drag professor on Drag U, I released my first single, “HOT COUTURE” followed by “Best XXXcessory” and “The Chop” with Latrice Royale.

Makeup Artist Magazine - IMATS Sydney 2013

Makeup Artist Magazine, Issue No. 105

Following on from an incredible experience at IMATS Sydney 2013, I’ve been lucky enough to have my drag makeup featured in the current issue of Makeup Artist Magazine, Issue No. 105, alongside the work of fellow makeup artists Dale Dorning, Martin Bray, Emma Smith, Rosalina Da Silva & Julie Tattam.

This year’s IMATS Sydney had a record-high attendance—more than 4,000 professional and aspiring make-up artists!

Checkout the full article here http://makeupmag.com/article/id/1172/

Makeup Artist Magazine - IMATS Sydney 2013

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Makeup Artist Magazine, Issue No. 105 – IMATS Sydney 2013

IMATS Sydney 2013

On Sat 21/9/13 I finally got a chance to attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) at the Sydney Convention Centre.  HUB Makeup, Gorgeous Cosmetics & the Academy of Makeup invited me to be a part of their booth at the expo.

I performed a live drag makeup & lace-front wig demonstration.  The demo incorporated brow blocking & highlighting & contouring techniques to feminise a male face.  The demo was a hit with the attendees, the media & Dana Nye!

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Highlights included:

  • Reconnecting with Dana Nye, President of Ben Nye.  It had been ten years since I first met him when he visited Three Arts Makeup College & did a makeup demo for our class.  He was very generous in giving me a great selection of his latest HD Media Pro range.
  • Meeting Rae Morris.  She was kind enough to give one of her awesome #27 Radiance foundation brushes which create an amazing airbrush finish!
  • Lastly, seeing my graduate from the Academy of Makeup, Raelene Mara & her company Model Rock Lashes absolutely rocking the expo!  When I first met Raelene her business was still in the conception stage & now it’s booming!  Model Rock Lashes is the go to brand for many pro makeup artists & avid lash wearers!  Visit http://modelrocklashes.com.

Overall IMATS was a very positive & inspiring experience.  It was great to network with industry leaders & like minded makeup junkies!  Definitely looking forward to the 2014 event!

#imatssydney with @raemorrismakeup & my drag makeup demo on @misspradaclutch! #gavinmorrismua #hairandmakeupbygavin #raemorris #raemorrismakeup #imats #pradaclutch #clutchingatcurls

Fun n' Luv IMATS 2013 

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