Makeup Artist ~ Stephanie Mazzeo

From zombies to brides, I am a Freelance Makeup Artist who has been fortunate enough to work with multiple make-up companies and alongside national and international professional makeup artists at all levels of the industry.

California | Florida

Makeup Artist * Airbrush Makeup * Tattoo Cover Up * False Lashes

You can view more of my work at http://www.stephaniemazzeo.com/


Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Annie Gaybis

Beautiful actress Annie


Image by Eli Haber / Images by Eli Photography
Makeup by me...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fresh Face Beautiful

Keeping it light and natural for the perfect Springtime look.






Tayler's look: 
  • Foundation - Temptu Pro 002 + 003
  • Blush - MAC Mocha
  • Eyes - Yaby Cosmetics Bark, Golden Dessert and Magic Timber and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
  • Lips - Make Up For Ever Rosewood Lipliner and clear gloss




Model - Tayler HowiePhotos courtesy Heather Mazzeo-HowieHair - Theresa Mazzeo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Show your support and join the Fight Against HIV and AIDS - Donate now!

Help Us Fund UNDETECTABLE and Join the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

A poignant short film about an HIV+ man and the aftermath of his diagnosis. Funds will help raise HIV awareness & to launch the film into the festival circuit.

33% of our film has been funded but there's still work to be done. Please help our project by making a donation now.




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Airbrush Makeup vs. Traditional ( hand-applied ) Makeup

How to choose between airbrush makeup and traditional (hand-applied) makeup...
There is a lot of hype about airbrush makeup. Having 20+ years of experience in applying makeup, and working with new and improved cosmetic products and the latest tools, let me provide you with my understanding of both airbrush and traditional makeup applications. 
I do offer both airbrush and the traditional method of application and I do not charge more for either option. Why? Well, to begin with airbrushing is just another method or tool for applying makeup. I could use a sponge, a brush, my fingers or an airbrush machine. I don't consider it a special service, but rather a different technique. 
With the airbrush method, small particles of the foundation are sprayed through an airbrush gun using air. These small particles are deposited on the skin and the amount of coverage is controlled by the individual applying the makeup. Airbrush offers the ability to apply a sheer layer and build up for full coverage as needed. Depending upon the makeup artist, you can have a good outcome or a bad one. 
 
The same holds true for traditionally applied makeup. Using a brush, sponge or fingers, the artist will apply foundation (liquid, cream or powder) to the skin. The experience of the artist will reflect in the outcome of the application. Just as with the airbrush method, it can be very sheer if the artist has a light touch but may appear cakey if he/she is heavy-handed.   
A big concern for those deciding between airbrush and traditional makeup is longevity. You may need it to hold up in high temperatures, last throughout the day, stay put while sweating and the biggest request is for the makeup to be waterproof.  
Just because makeup is airbrushed is not a reason to title it waterproof. Any experienced artist using quality cosmetic products will be able to create a waterproof application to withstand any melting, sweating, tearing or shifting of makeup.   
When considering the option of airbrush application with the traditional application, it's definitely a matter of personal choice. Based on your comfort level, one method may appear more pleasant than the other. I definitely recommend requesting a consultation to experience both the airbrush and the traditional method before making your decision.   
The photos in this blog post represent both traditional and airbrush makeup applications. Can you tell the difference??  


~Relax, your makeup artist is within reach~





Monday, April 7, 2014

Undetectable [Film]

A supernatural thriller about a young, gay man living with HIV+ and the impact the disease has had on his life; one year after his original diagnosis. 



 Written and directed by Armand Petri, "Undetectable" follows the surrealistic journey of Adam: a young, gay man living with HIV+; and the impact the disease has had on his life one year after his original diagnosis. "Undetectable" portrays HIV+ patients under medical treatment like Adam leading normal, functional lives; showing the audience that treated HIV should not be considered a death sentence. 

 Packing an emotional punch and a strong, supernatural "Twilight Zone" vibe, "Undetectable" is a poignant short film with a surprising twist. 

 The striking "Woman in Black" in "Undetectable," with make-up by Stephanie Mazzeo and Wardrobe by Art Arutyunyan; was first introduced as a vampiric femme fatale in the horror comedy The Nymph by writer/director Armand Vaughn-Petri. The character was adapted and reinvented for "Undetectable" by designer and producer Art Arutyunyan, with Mari-Liis Userdnov reprising her role. #Undetectable


Friday, March 28, 2014

Please take a moment to offer your support for this upcoming film I will be working on with an amazing cast and crew.

Please take a moment to offer your support for this upcoming film I will be working on with an amazing cast and crew.

Help Us Fund UNDETECTABLE and Join the Fight Against HIV and AIDS
An intense short film about an HIV+ man and the aftermath of his diagnosis. Funds will help raise HIV awareness & to launch the film into the festival circuit.



Why We Need Your Help

1. You will help us raise awareness about HIV treatment and AIDS prevention, both being primary subjects in the plot of the supernatural, spiritual film "Undetectable."
2. You'll support a poignant story featuring a minority group in a leading role. And a diverse and inclusive cast and crew.
3. You can help for as little as $1 - You can make a big difference for as little as one dollar. Our production team will donate 10% of every individual donation to a health organization in the LA County, which is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS. The more you can help us with, the more you will be helping battling HIV/AIDS and saving lives.

About "Undetectable"

Written and directed by Armand Petri, "Undetectable" follows the surrealistic journey of Adam: a young, gay man living with HIV+; and the impact the disease has had on his life one year after his original diagnosis.
"Undetectable" portrays HIV+ patients under medical treatment like Adam leading normal, functional lives; showing the audience that treated HIV should not be considered a death sentence.
Packing an emotional punch and a strong, supernatural "Twilight Zone" vibe, "Undetectable" is a unique short film with a surprising twist.

What We Need & What You Get:

Your help is essential to bring the "Undetectable" to life. Our production team is committed in their fight against HIV and AIDS and because of this, 10% of each individual contribution will be donated to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles, California. 
Our production team believes in the power and message of our story and we also believe that each of the talented artists involved in our project should be compensated for their work and their passion for "Undetectable." Your contribution will help pay for:
  • $500.00 Cast (Our 5 actors have shown a tremendous dedication to their roles and they deserve to be paid for their hard work. We will use the funds received to provide full meals to all of our talent and a symbolic cash stipend for each of them).
  • $2200.00 Crew (Required to pay and feed our amazingly-talented camera, sound, production design and make-up departments).
  • $200.00 Gas & Transportation (We will shoot 75 miles outside of Los Angeles during one day of production. We will use the funds received to pay gas mileage to all actors and crew).
  • $600.00 Marketing (Funds will be used to design a professional Poster to promote the film and later, to submit "Undetectable" to 5 international film festivals including Out Fest and 2 Oscar-qualifying festivals, one of them being held annually in France).

The Impact

Millions of people have been diagnosed with HIV in the world. A significant number of HIV+ individuals live right here in Los Angeles. Because of fear and social stigma, they have been forced to hide their medical condition and deal with their diagnosis in private. "Undetectable" will help the general population discover a positive, educated look at the life of an HIV+ man who is employed, healthy and in a relationship. "Undetectable" will also present to the public the consequences of untreated HIV and AIDS, in a surrealistic and memorable way. 

Join The Fight
A small $1 donation can help us jump-start "Undetectable." 
If you believe others should know about the work we are doing and more importantly, if you want to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Please Share this campaign. Time is running out. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Babysitter 9.0. (2014, Family/Science Fiction)

This Babysitter might be a "9.0." but the beautiful and talented Catherine Canillas is a 10 in "Babysitter 9.0." 
Written by Art Arutyunyan
Produced and Directed by Armand Vaughn-Petri
Cinematography and Editing by Blake Curtis

Synopsis: In an idyllic and hedonistic future society where artificial intelligence beings perform most jobs and grown ups spend little time at home, a lonely boy and his little brother await for the arrival of their brand new nanny.

"A Sci-Fi Mary Poppins and a Homage to the movie Her"

Starring Catherine Canillas, Leon DaVinci and Sebastian DaVinci.






Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Have kit will travel...

Getting ready for a crazy month!!


Heading to Miami this week, off to Nassau, Bahamas and then back to Fort Lauderdale hopping a plane to Los Angeles to do makeup for a film and back again to Florida for a makeup gig in Port Orange, then flying back to L.A. for more film makeup, returning to Florida and then off to Hartsfield, Georgia for a makeup gig and then another plane ride to Los Angeles for more makeup work and back to Florida by May for some film and wedding makeup jobs in Orlando and Jacksonville


Hello frequent flyer miles!


Monday, March 24, 2014

A beautiful day for a wedding!

Saturday, March 22nd was absolutely gorgeous and so was my bride of the day, Kelly!

I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly in 2009 at an amazing event, Images for a Cure

Five years later, I had the honor of being the makeup artist for her wedding. It was such a pleasure to be able to provide services for the bride, her mother and her bridesmaids. I can't wait to see the photos of these beautiful ladies. 

Until then, here is a sneak peak at the lovely bride.


And here's an image of Kelly from 2009! Isn't she stunning?


Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring is here... Pretty makeup for every day

Spring is here... Time to change up your daily makeup and try something new and exciting. 

Whether pretty pastels are your choice or going soft and natural, Spring is the season to treat yourself to a fun, fresh look. 

Begin with a flawless foundation using tinted moisturizer. Make your own by mixing your foundation with an oil-free moisturizer. 

Hints of pink on the eyes will brighten and open up your peepers. Go easy on the eye liner, keeping it light and soft. Taupe liner is a great option. 

Flushed cheeks add life and youth to your face. Skip the bronzer and choose a natural blush color. 

Rosy lips will keep it dreamy and romantic. Mix a berry pink lipstick with clear gloss for the perfect pucker!

Add some mascara and you have a fabulous new you!








Thursday, March 13, 2014

On the set of Guide

"Guide" is a dramedy about Susan (Rachel Wolf), a trainer of guide dogs; and her search for love. Directed by Armand Petri and written by Art Arutyunyan. 


Susan (Rachel Wolf) with Molly (Canyon) from Good Dogs Are Trained (Jim Leske)

Brendan Bradley as Firefighter Alex

Alex Stokes, Rachel Wolf and Cooper as Alex

Rachel Wolf as Susan and Cooper as Alex (Susan Guillot - Animal Trainer)

Rachel Wolf

Todd Gaebe as Michael

Armand Petri as Professor Belmont

Susan (Rachel Wolf) with Daisy (Dempsey) from Animal Actors of Hollywood

Carrie Gibson with Alex (Canyon)