While in Miami I had the opportunity to go back stage of the Hammock and Lycra show and see all of the action. Blow dryers, bathing suits, steamers, models and makeup filled the room with total organized chaos. While back there I snuck off to the side with back stage makeup artist and founder of Model Launcher, Tatjana Stepakina. Model Launcher, originated in South Beach, was created to be used on models. Smudge proof and long lasting, it would take models through many hours of shooting and into the night as they went on with there personal lives. With many requests for makeup colors seen on models, Tatjana decided to take her makeup brand to the next level and sale it to the public. Model Launcher is internationally sold online as she is from Latvia and recently resided in London where she trained and educated with Chanel.
Being a former educator for Chanel, she feels like it has molded her into the makeup artist that she is today. Tatjana also has a skin care back ground which is why she choses to use mineral based makeup. She uses natural makeup to enhance each girl's beauty to make them look and feel like the model they are. Tutorials with Model Launcher will be on my youtube channel soon-stay tuned!
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