Subtlety is an art form that Manhattan-based makeup artist, Julie Tussey, has mastered. She employs her own brand of shading and highlighting techniques to create the sheerest, most radiant, complexions. " I play with low, middle and high tones, so everything looks 3-D," Tussey explains." I enjoy customizing color, adjusting formulas so that they last all day and night, yet remain undetectable. Skin should always glow, as if there were a soft filter on it," she says.

Tussey has such enthusiastic fans, from authors / TV personalities: Katie Lee, Daphne Oz, Ivanka Trump, Beth Ostrosky Stern; fashion designers: Catherine Malandrino, Tory Burch, Dannijo sisters Jodie and Danielle Snyder, to celebrities: Kerry Washington, Rosie Perez, musicians: James Taylor, Billy Joel and models: Christie Brinkley, Natalia Vondianova.

But it's Tussey's keen intuition that makes her a true powerhouse. "When I first meet a client, I try to assess whether she is natural or whether her look and her style are more polished. A key question for me is: What's the occasion? Dinner by candlelight? A TV appearance? A wedding? Or is she walking the red carpet? Once I have made my assessment, I know what will work and, more importantly, when to stop. "It's really the small touches that make all the difference, so I strive to work within a woman's comfort zone, and I always start with shaping the brows first, because when you have a beautiful brow it enhances and frames the eyes.

Before joining the John Barrett and Warren-Tricomi salons where she worked as a Laura Mercier makeup artist/brow specialist, she joined QVC's sister network, Q2 as a makeup show host and resident artist for makeup lines ranging from Indian Earth and Ultima II to Estee Lauder, Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Prescriptives, Nars and Bobbie Brown among many other top cosmetic brands.

After finishing her work, Tussey exclaims, "I love handing someone a mirror when I'm done and seeing her begin to light up from within," she adds. "I help women find that inner light, that moment of love. As a makeup artist, I utilize the light. I use colors and textures to throw the light and catch the light."



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Specializing Christine Valmay (Licensed Esthetician) specialing in skin care, makeup artistry, eyebrow shaping, waxing + training.