Elena Frickman - a graduate of the Master Artistry Program from Makeup Designery School in Burbank, California. She brings over 7 years experience in makeup application for television, film, fashion, editorial and high end Red Carpet events. She has been published in numerous fashion magazines including People, L'OFFICIEL, California Bride and Angels on Wheels. Her vast experience expands from basic makeup techniques and hair styling to sophisticated applications used in numerous music videos, commercials and films in the entertainment industry. Additionally, she specializes in Special Effect and Character makeup. Some of Elena's favorite makeup brands include Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Make Up Forever, Hourglass Cosmetics, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown and Yves St. Laurent. Elena resides in Burbank, CA but travels domestically and internationally for work.
I simply believe if you want to do a good job you need the right good quality tools, they need to be soft and sanitized. My philosophy is - "If these brushes are not good enough for my face - they are definitely not good enough for any of my clients". These are my favorite and my go-to - IT Brushes from Ulta - soft, cute, well made and very well functional - they are synthetic so you there is no possibility of any kind of allergic reaction.
I use a wide range of liquid and cream foundations from lightest to darkest colors for different type, color and skin complexion.
My all time favorite is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - it's a low density, highly pigmented product that gives radiant silky finish to any skin - I prefer to use it for bridal makeup and Red Carpet events.
Dior is another outstanding product that I would recommend anyone - it gives very good coverage and has glowing finish - also great for the brides - looks beautiful and holds well throughout the day.
Make Up Forever foundation is perfect for TV and completely invisible under the 4K lens, provides medium-to-buildable coverage and looks just like skin.
Another brand I am a big fan of is Hourglass Cosmetics - these Ambient Lighting Powders are absolutely amazing - they manipulate light and bring luminescence to any skin tone. Their Eyeshadows are very highly pigmented, just a little product goes a long way, they blend well and have the most beautiful colors.
Definitely the highlight of my collection are palettes from Urban Decay - from natural to smokey eyes - these palettes are simply amazing to create any look - from soft romantic bridal to intense fashion!
I really enjoy working with Christian Dior eyeshadows - they are very easy to create any look from natural to sophisticated evening, easy-to-blend and have plenty of pigment. I also use MAC, Too Faced, Estee Lauder, Make Up Forever and Bobbi Brown.
Some of the most beautiful colors I've ever worked with are Dior Addict Lipsticks.. They are absolutely gorgeous and feel great and moisturizing on your lips. My current favorite lipstick and lip gloss brand is KOH GEN DO - this Japanese brand is the most amazing product I got to work with - it gives perfect finish just like you see on covers of magazines.. I can't say enough about it.... Make Up Forever - it's great if you are going for a long lasting brightest pigment. Love it! Hourglass lip pigment... It says it should last all day.. I tested it.. It lasted solid 5-6 hours which is very impressive and it looks beautiful on your lips.... Another one of my new favorites is Lorac Lip Palette - a lot of neutral colors.