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 Charlotte Tilbury, Kabuki, Val Garland, Tom Pecheux, Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Dick Page. Notable designers include Altuzarra, Christian Siriano, 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, Uzo Aduba, Samira Wiley, Iris Apfel, Serayah, Harvey Fierstein, Frankie Grande, Aja King, 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 (cover), Essence, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, NewBeauty and Redbook. He has worked with companies Bumble and bumble, 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, CNN Heros, and Broadway Sings. His TV work includes client appearances on shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Chew, Wendy Williams, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Myers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His clients have also showcased his work on the red carpet for the SAG Awards, Tonys, and multiple Broadway opening nights and movie premieres. 

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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