Featured Make Up Artist of May 2011:

Naz Madaen

For over 22 years, Naz Madaen has transformed faces and worked with makeup giants like Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Clinique, and Borghese as both a freelance and resident artist. She's had the opportunity to experience the busy retail world as well as the thrill of working backstage at fashion shows, photo shoots, film sets, and special events! Now as a member of MAC-Pro Artists, Naz's career continues to expand, along with her scope, experience and ability. She keeps up on the latest trends as well as refines her technique through classes, workshops and seminars.

Since 2007, Naz has primarily focused on photography makeup. "It just seemed to be the next progression for me, the ultimate venue of transformation, freedom and creativity" says Naz.

Over the years, Naz has had the opportunity to work and study with world renowned artists and photographers from whom she's learned some of their greatest secrets. But ultimately, what it comes down to is the personal interactions with her clients that is important. Naz explains "I try to always remember that I am hired to help create a vision, not mine, but my clients'." Professionalism and attention to detail are key factors to Naz's success, however at the end of the day, it is winning her clients' trust and making her models feel beautiful and at ease - that is important!

Get to know Naz Madaen in the Ask Joey Blog!