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Who Am I ?


An Introduction to JOEL VASQUEZ

March 2011

1: Who am I?

An artist in a lifetime love affair with makeup.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I provide makeup artistry – building portfolio’s for different models within top agency’s. My current project, aside from building my portfolio as an artist, I am working towards putting out my own website.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

New York City based makeup artist hopefully going everywhere my artistry can take me! There’s no limit!

4: Who is your biggest hero?

The artists before me who have been able to work hard to make a name for themselves and stay true to their craft, such as Pat Mcgrath, Gucci Westman, and Francois Nars. They have revolutionized the beauty industry and always deliver amazing work, not only through editorials, but also through amazing products for us fellow makeup artists to use on set.

5: What book is your bible?

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Not too sure if there’s anything I really “hate”…haha…but some things I love are creating magic through makeup and great photographs.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To continue to do what I’m doing. I might be young, but I really can’t picture myself doing anything else. I don’t want to be the best, I just want to continue to grow and explore this craft of mine and for that very reason, I’m blessed.

8: What is your favorite color?

Sapphire Blue, my birth stone! It’s also the stone of “Destiny.”

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Good question, not many people would know this about me, but growing up I actually wanted to be a comic book cartoonist, so this is kind of tricky…but above all there’s nothing like the allure and mystery of The Dark Knight. It would have to be Batman!

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Lately, I’ve really enjoyed dancing the night away and kicking back a few drinks with friends at Juliet and Greenhouse. It’s always a good time, no matter the night of the week!

11: What turns you on?

Passion for whatever it is that inspires a certain individual. There’s nothing like being inspired by the love of what someone else does and/or wants to do. Your passion will fuel mine.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Will you give me “Passions on top of Passions?”

Joel Vasquez is a professional makeup artist coming from a fine art background of sketching, sculpting, and painting. He has worked for top agency’s like IMG, Women, Supreme MAJOR, FORD, One, Wilhelmina, Click NY, Re:Quest, MUSE, and RED.


Joel Vasquez Website

Twitter: @makeupbyjoel

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Jillian Mercado

Photography by Joel Vasquez

Design by Jillian Mercado


Joel Vasquez, self  portrait, New York, NY, 2011, Photography by Joel Vasquez

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