Known as “TheMakeupMan”, Lazarus Jean-Baptiste is the hot rising star of the makeup world. Sought after for his range of styles with all ethnicities and his charming interpersonal skills, Lazarus has worked with master photographers: Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Brigitte Lacombe, Kutlu, Timothy White, Joseph Montezinos and Marc Baptiste.

“The fact that I have been a makeup artist for over 17 years astonishes me. This is the last thing I would have ever thought to do for a living, but life can be full of beautiful surprises.”

Just as impressive as his formidable skill is the story of how he came to discover his talent: “The last job I held before getting into the beauty business was as a state certified department store security guard, 'Top Flight Security' [laughing]. It was then that I was first exposed to the world of beauty and dated the young woman that would change my life. She was a makeup artist, and while we dated I became curious with what she did. With love and patience she nurtured my curiosity into a passion and taught me the fundamentals of makeup.”

Confident in his skill set, Lazarus set out to forge a niche for himself among New York City's makeup professionals. It wasn't long before his hand caught the eye of makeup manufacturer, Philippe Privé. Lazarus went on to collaborate with Privé as the co-designer of the Philippe Privé cosmetic line. The avant-garde makeup collection launched at Saks Fifth Avenue - NYC in September '99 and opened at Takashimaya the following year. In 2005 Lazarus was personally selected by fashion icon Iman to be a contributor to her top selling book “The Beauty of Color. The Ultimate Beauty Guide For Skin of Color”.

TheMakeupMan is a product consultant. Lazarus has worked closely with Defile, a cosmetic brand that was sold at Henry Bendel NYC; and Le Métier de Beauté, a posh cosmetic line sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Lazarus is also a contributor to 'O' Magazine, has been a guest beauty editor for Jewel and can be found designing the faces of models, singers, actresses and private clients. When asked to elaborate on the source of his inspiration, he replies:

“My muse is the woman sitting across from me. By virtue of being a woman my client inspires me… whether she's demure, stunning, sensual, playful or audacious, it is her uniquely feminine qualities I unveil.”

LADIES: Anne Akiko Meyers - Anne Rice - Camila Alves - Danity Kane - Eve - Estelle - Fantasia Barrino - Hannah Storm - Heather Headley - Iman - Julissa Bermudez - Jordana Brewster - Lil' Mama - Mya - Maya Azucena - MC Lyte - Mo'nique - Olivia - Titiyo Jah - Wendy Williams

GENTLEMEN: 50 Cent - Alan Cumming - Anthony Hamilton - Avant - Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band - Fabolous - Ginuwine - Sean “P. Diddy” Combs - Shaggy - Zap Judah

PUBLICATIONS - Amber Mag - American Legacy Woman - Aventura - Best life - Black Enterprise [cover] - Chilltown [cover] - City & Suburban - Conde Nast Portfolio - Demetrios For The Bride - Easy Living [cover] - Ebony - Elle [Espana] - Essence - Fashion Ledge - Fitness - Fragile Magazine [cover] - Glamour - Harper's Bazaar [Russian] - Health - Heart & Soul - Interview - Jewel - Karin and Raoul - King [cover] - Network Journal [cover] - New York Times Magazine - The New Yorker - Neue Mode Magazine - 'O' Magazine - Paper [cover] - Rouge [cover] - Seventeen - Smooth Girl [cover] - Sophisticates' Black Hair - Spin - Surface - The Source - Uptown - Venice - Vive [cover] - Vogue [German]

PHOTOGRAPHERS - Adrian Buckmaster - Adrian Burns - Aeric Meredith-Goujon - Aref Jaroudy - Alli Ugosoli - Amanda Bruns - Amy Pierce - Anthony Barboza - Barbara Gentile - Brigitte Lacombe - Bruce Soyez-Bernard - Charlie Langella - Chris Chieco - David Drebin - Daymion Mardel - Elizabeth Perrin - Fabrice Trombert - Francis Hills - Garth Aikens - Hassan Kinley - Heather Drake - Hugh Bell - James White - James Weber - Jennifer Jefferson - Jerome Jakubiec - Joseph Cartright - Joseph Montezinos - Joseph Verdesca - Karen Pearson - Katie Kaars - Keith Major - Kristine Larsen - Kutlu - Lolly - Lucian Mihaesteanu - Marc Baptiste - Mark Mann - Martin Meyers - Michael Filonow - Michael Creagh - Nick Cardillichio - Nigel Barker - Nisha Kutty - Patrick Demarchelier - Peter Lindbergh - Peter Lueders - Phil Knott - Piper Carter - Richard Warren - Rinze Van Brug - Roger Erickson - Ron Contarsy - Samuel Elijah - Sandra Weimar - Seth Sabal - Stanley Debas - Tat Leong - Tim Darwish - Timothy White - Tom Wool - Tom Corbett - Udo Spreitzenbarth - Vincent Skeltis - Xander Angeles

BOOKS - “The Beauty of Color” by Iman

FOREIGN LANGUAGES - Creole - French - Spanish

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