Matin, makeup artist
Matin did not set out to conquer the world of beauty. A native of Afghanistan with a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, he was first introduced to the beauty business by a college roommate and ended up doing make-up part time to pay for school. After working as a research scientist for a couple of years, he realized that he missed creating works of art on the facial pallets of his clients.
Since making the transition from scientist to make-up artist, Matin has worked with the who’s who of the entertainment industry. His personal client list includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Liv Tyler, Rachel Weisz, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrissette. In addition to working with celebrity clients, he was a Laura Mercier Cosmetics spokesperson and dreams of creating a serious skincare line for cosmocuetical use in the future. He has been featured in the beauty pages of leading fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Allure and his work has graced the covers of Elle, Amaan, Marie Claire and Nylon.
Growing up in a huge family that includes six sisters and three Italian Greyhounds, Nettie, Lucy and Roman, Matin lives for the hustle and bustle of New York City life, which he has made his home for many years. In his spare time he enjoys practicing Calligraphy, studying Islamic and Gothic architecture and shopping for exotic ethnic textiles.