Darais – Lead Artistic Director of Makeup Biography
Darais has been a celebrity makeup artist for 20 years! Known as the International Golden Brush Winner in London, England given by Lisa Eldridge. He is the former LANCÔME National Artist & Celebrity MakeUp Artist USA. Darais started his career with M.A.C in Nordstrom then advanced his career at the M.A.C Pro Artist Los Angeles flagship store.
Darais has worked with Ann Wilson, Kendrick, Ashley Green, Bradley Cooper, Britney Snow, CHER, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Elliot Page, Emma Roberts, Gwen Stefani, Hillary Duff, Inanna Starkis, Janice Dickinson, James Franco, Jeffree Star, Jennifer Beals, Jennifer Coolidge, Jill Wagner, Jordana Brewster, Julia Stiles, Kari Kimmel, Kate Winslet, Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, Kenny Loggins, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Stewart, Rober Pattinson, Rose McGowen, Ryan Reynolds, Saffron Burrows, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman, Sissy Spacek, Soleil Moon Frye, Stockard Channing, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Zoe Cassavetes and many more.
Darais been featured in Beauty Fashion, COSMOPOLITAN, ElleGirl, Glamour, INSTYLE, JANE, New York, Ok!, teen VOGUE, Vertical, VOGUE and ZINK.
Darais has worked on sets with America’s Next Top Model (Cycles 2-9), E Style Network, Good Day Dallas, Good Day LA, Good Morning America, Good Morning Arizona, Home Shopping Network, KTLA, TV Guide and USA Today.
ANTM Runways, Black Panther NY Fashion Week runway, Chris Benz NY Fashion Week (key artist), Jason Wu NY Fashion Week, LA Fashion Weeks, Macy’s Passport Runway, Monica Chiang NY Fashion week (key artist), Provenza Schouler LA, NY Fashion Week (key artist), Sonia Rykiel Paris Fashion Week (key artist Lisa Eldridge).
Academy Awards, American Music Awards, Emmys, Campaign Hollywood, GLAAD Awards, Grammys, Kid Choice Awards, Multiple Movie Premiers, Palm Springs Film Festival, Peoples Choice Awards, Producers Guide Awards, OSCARS, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Women in Hollywood, Women Rock – Songs from the Movies.
MakeUp can be a beautiful thing and when someone feels beautiful a power is then obtained. I love helping others recognize the power in beauty and expressing it with art, color, textures, and brushstrokes. MakeUp is my medium and faces are my canvas.
At the age of two I started painting and continued all through college while studying art, architecture, and design. My grandfather, a university fine arts professor once said to me.. “Don’t you wish your canvas could talk back to you and tell you how it feels about your brushstrokes?” This stuck with me and I quickly found myself transferring my art and design training into the makeup industry in Los Angeles. The fundamentals of art, design, and architecture can be implemented beautifully to enhance subtlety or capture a complete transformation of one’s face and body.
In my 20 years as a makeup artist I have been empowered to influence and teach over 250,000 clients/makeup artists world wide. Each moment I spend with a new client or artist is a moment of learning and empowerment. A confidence boost and a sense of fulfillment. I love helping others feel good and if its a color, a texture a shadow or a lipstick that does it for them that day then I am happy too.
My favorite part of makeup is that it is forever changing. Moods change and so should your makeup. Trends, techniques, innovative technologies, and products… my job as an artist is to create, using all of these, something powerful and inspiring to others. Being creative is the only way that my passion of art isn’t “just a job” but has truly remained a passion avenue for me to take every single day. I love my work if you call playing, painting and creating, work!