Michael Patterson has been in the beauty and fashion industry since 2004. He started to hone his craft by beautifying countless faces while working in retail makeup. In 2012, Michael moved into education training and development for makeup artists with a major retail cosmetic brand. This is where he found a second love of coaching and enhancing a skill set. His greatest joy is watching other artists grow and thrive.
Michael has participated in multiple New York Fashion Week seasons, totaling over 100 shows! He has worked alongside top tier makeup artists including Kabuki, Charlotte Tilbury, Val Garland, Tom Pecheux, Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Dick Page. Notable designers include Altuzarra, BCBG, Donna Karen, Marchesa, Jeremy Scott, and Oscar De La Renta.
Michael displays a strong and versatile beauty aesthetic showcased by celebrities such as Danielle Brooks, Iris Apfel, Harvey Fierstein, Frankie Grande, Carine Roitfeld, and Loni Love. Michael believes that beauty is not dictated by color, size, gender or age. There is beauty in everyone.
Other notable work has been featured in magazines Ebony, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar and Redbook. He has worked with companies Lane Bryant, TRX Training Systems, and Hanes Underwear for national campaigns. He also enjoys makeup for theatre with work featured in productions for multiple Broadway Bares, The Tonys, and Broadway Sings. His TV work includes client appearances on shows including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Chew, Wendy Williams, and The Late Show with Stephen.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling to new cities, finding a bargain while shopping and spending time with his chihuahua, Maxine.
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