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Natasha Severino / Bio

RAISED IN ITALY & AUSTRALIA, NATASHA SEVERINO IS A FORCE IN INTERNATIONAL MAKEUP. HER MÉTIER SPANS A GAMUT OF EXTREMES, AS SHE LOVES THE WHOLE PICTURE, THE REALITY OF A CONCEPT AS WELL AS EXECUTING THE FANTASY. TO HER EVERY IMAGE EVOKES AN EMOTION. THE DEFT SKILL OF HER TOUCH IS IMPLICIT IN THE WAY SHE SEE’S THE FACE. SHE CONSIDERS MAKEUP TO BE SCULPTING WITH LIGHT, COLOR AND TEXTURES, SO THAT IF THE SKIN IS THE CANVAS THEN THE REST IS AN EXPERIMENT. 

APART FROM HER OBVIOUS PROFESSIONALISM, THERE IS A PLAYFUL ASPECT TO HER AESTHETIC. NATASHA VIEWS HUMOR AS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT TO HER WORK. SOMETIMES SHE DESCRIBES HER USE OF VIVID COLOUR AS ALMOST CHILD-LIKE, BUT THIS IS THE WORK OF A KNOWING AND SOPHISTICATED CHILD, STEEPED IN A DECADE’S EXPERIENCE AND MENTORED BY THE LIKES OF PAT MCGRATH, VAL GARLAND, LUCIA PIERONI AND TOM PECHEUX. DESCRIBING HER WORK AS POLISHED AND HIGH END, SHE VIEWS MAKEUP AS AN EXTENSION OF FILM AND CONTEMPORARY ART, A CONTINUUM OF CREATIVITY THAT JUST HAPPENS TO PIVOT ON HUMAN BEAUTY. 

ESTABLISHING AN IMPOSING RESUME OF INTERNATIONAL FASHION MAGAZINES, AND RUNWAY SHOWS, NATASHA HAS COLLABORATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS  sebastian kim, JAN WELTERS, AZIM HAIDARYAN AND DAVID BELLEMERE FOR US ELLE, DAZED & CONFUSED AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL HARPERS BAZAAR AND VOGUE. SHE HAS WORKED THE SHOWS OF MILAN, LONDON, NEW YORK AND PARIS, AS WELL AS ILLUMINATED FAMOUS FACES SUCH AS IMOGEN POOTS, RITA ORA, FLORENCE WELCH, BANKS, COURTNEY LOVE AND AMBER VALLETTA. SHE HAS ALSO SERVED AS MAKEUP DIRECTOR FOR MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK, NATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR YSL BEAUTE AS WELL AS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR COLOR AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR SHISEIDO.