-How long have you been doing makeup?
-What are three of your must-have products?
Alison Rafaele Cosmetics Face Forward Primer: Acne Response, Alison Rafaele Cosmetics True Concealer and DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil
-What's the last project you worked on?
Currently working on the development of Alison Raffaele Cosmetics new eco-friendly mascara and luminizers
-Why do you love being a makeup artist?
The people! Whether it is talking shop with editors and bloggers,
introducing other artists to my products, working with customers at retail,
spending time in the R&D lab with my chemists, or networking for business, I
constantly find myself meeting wonderful people.
-In one word, what inspires you?
-What makes you a good makeup artist?
Being in tune with the customer's needs
-What was your first job as an artist?
Behind a makeup counter at Macy's in Paramus, NJ at the age of 16
-How would you describe your style of makeup?
I am to visually telegraph a woman's inner beauty and personality through
-If you could do one person's makeup who you haven't yet done who would it
be? My daughter's...I'm due August 21st, so her first Halloween may a bit too
soon, but you know at least she'll have a great costume!
Alison Raffaele is the founder of Alison Raffaele cosmetics/Green Pioneer. You can see her at The Makeup Show NYC on Sunday May 17 – 2:00pm for The Founders Forum. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.themakeupshow.com