Makeup Artist of the Month | Elizabeth Fox
We have had the wonderful opportunity, here at Poise Makeup Professional, to have worked closely with Elizabeth Fox these last few months! Elizabeth has recently joined the Local 706 Makeup Artists & Hair Guild, has joined us at the Long Beach Esthetics Show, and taught a class at the 2018 IMATS Vancouver show! After having the chance to hear Elizabeth's journey, we wanted to share it with all of you!
Poise Makeup : "How did you get in to the makeup industry"
Elizabeth : "My background is in Theater Arts. I was an actor and producer, and I absolutely loved seeing how makeup could transform a character. Makeup was such an artistic and creative discipline, I knew it was the right path for me. So, I moved from San Francisco to New York to be a makeup artist. I took classes and workshops and assisted anyone I could. I started in film right away, doing a lot of shorts and indies. I also stumbled into some reality TV, which was a great training ground for speeding up my applications. I moved to LA when I discovered Special FX and continued to assist as much as I could. I was so lucky to work with some excellent FX Artists both on set and in the lab during that time. I moved back to the Bay Area when I was pregnant with my daughter and I’ve been here ever since. It was tough taking time off for parenting and re- establishing myself in the local community but I now have a great career, surrounded by some wonderful artists. It really is about your community. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the support of other Makeup Artists and crew."
Poise Makeup : "Was there a moment where you knew you wanted to begin working in the TV & Film Industry?"
Elizabeth : "I assumed I would be working in Theater. But I met with a top Makeup Artist on Broadway and she advised me to pursue TV & Film because of the quantity of productions and the ability to make a better living. It was when I was sitting at Danny DeVito’s kitchen table, discussing a horror project that he hired me to do the makeup for, that I realized I absolutely made the right choice!"
Poise Makeup : "What is your favorite Poise Makeup Professional product and why? How do you like to use it?"
Elizabeth: Just one? It has to be the HD Creme Foundations and HD Creme Color Correctors. I use the heck out of them, they are the most used products in my kit. I can match anyones skin tone with them and can adjust them for any skin type. I’m a mixer, I love to create my own colors and the HD Cream Foundations and Color Correctors give me the confidence to do whatever I want.
Poise Makeup : "What is a piece of advice for someone who is interested in the industry?"
Elizabeth : Assist. There is no better classroom. And assist multiple artists to see the ways others work and use products.
Poise Makeup : "What experience, as a makeup artist, has left a big impact on you and why?"
Elizabeth : Assisting and being a part of a makeup team. I take something away from everyone I work with. I learn so much from watching others work. I could tell you things I learned from assisting people 15 years ago and I just learned something from my department head on a Netflix film last month.
Poise Makeup : "What kind of makeup is your favorite to do and why?"
Elizabeth : I still love a great gore makeup but these days, it’s simple color correction. Color is so fascinating and combines technicality with creativity. A beautiful tattoo coverage gives me incredible joy.Elizabeth during her Bridal Makeup Presentation during The International Congress of Esthetics & Spa Show!