{talent spotlight} NY | Artistry

The wedding industry is always growing, and one of the best parts about working in it is getting to know the many people who specialize in making a couple’s wedding one of the best days of their lives.

There are so many stages of the day, and it is Dede Tosun’s job to start you off with your best face forward.  We have heard and seen great things from Dede, owner of NY|Artistry, for some time, so it was with greater excitement to meet her in person, and get to know more about her through our spotlight!

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself.

A. I worked at MAC cosmetics for some time where I was able to refine my skill.  There was an opportunity to work with brides, so I took it.  It was then that I wanted to focus on freelancing and starting my own business, NY|Artistry.  Today, brides are my main focus, but I do embrace non-bridal clients just as well.

Q. When did you decide to start doing make-up?

A. In my early 20’s is when I really wanted to work as a make-up artist.  I ran out of people in my circle to try make-up on, so working at a counter gave me endless faces!

Q. Apart from being a make-up artist, what do you like to do?

A. I love to explore!  Driving out east and stopping at farm stands along the way makes me a happy girl.

Q. What inspires you?

A. Color inspires me – a great example is my love for combining eye shadows most people would be surprised go together; it allows me to be creative and deliver a beautifully finished look for my clients.

Q. What are your favorite products to work with?

A. Of course anything MAC: Paint Pot (shadow base), mineralized powders/bl

ush; an awesome bridal setting spray from Skindinavia.

Q. What fashion possession do you most cherish?

A. My father’s I.D. bracelet.  Yellow gold + diamonds = old school!

Q. Who has been your greatest inspiration?

A. I am constantly inspired by other artists – both those that I have worked with in the past, and some of whose work I follow on social media.  Each make-up artist has has something different to bring to the table.  There are no limits!

{connect with Dede at NY|Artistry}
Pinterest| http://pinterest.com/nyartistry
Website| newyorkartistry.com
Email| dede@newyorkartistry.com
Phone| 516.305.7344