While I was researching another story for my post this week I came across a most impressive portfolio from a celebrated makeup artist named Matin Maulawizada. I was instantly intrigued, so I called his agency, Timothy Priano, to find out more information.
It turns out he’s not only a very established artist, he is also the Global Artistry Director and Brand Ambassador for Laura Mercier cosmetics. His list of celebrity clients reads like a roll call of the Academy Awards red carpet. But that was not what interested me the most about Matin (he uses only his first name professionally), it was his philanthropic work with a foundation that he started called Afghan Hands.
Matin graciously agreed to talk with me by phone earlier this week. I’d like to share the Q&A.