WHO: ROBIN FLANAGAN
WHAT: GLOBAL MAKEUP ARTIST FOR
WHERE: LOS ANGELES, USA
FFF LOVES… Robin’s practical approach to the glamourous world of macquilage. It is one thing to own a million great cosmetics, but it is another to know how to use them.
What are your staples?
Soy Milk, “Be Natural” Bars and green grapes (in the freezer).
What are your indulgences?
Pizza, Gouda Cheese, Wine (not in that order).
What can’t you live without?
Jasmine, Green Tea & Honey.
What is past its use-by-date?
What is your pantry craving?
Robin Flanagan began her career on the cosmetic floors of Saks 5th Avenue, Henri Bendel and Barney’s in New York City. After two years as a freelance artist working for several major brands, she secured a position as a MAC makeup artist at Marshall Field’s on State Street in Chicago. Robin held this position for five years and compares this time in her career to attending beauty school.
“In that downtown city environment you really get the opportunity to work on all different skin types and colors, then of course the fashion shows and photo shoots.“
The bitter cold of Chicago led Robin to San Francisco where she became the assistant manager of Benefit Cosmetics flagship store on Fillmore Street. She was then approached by Benefit to open the Los Angeles boutique as the store manager and trainer. In Los Angeles Robin discovered Smashbox Cosmetics while doing makeup for television networks, E! and NBC.
In 2008 Robin became the Smashbox Training Manager and makeup artist for the Asia-Pacific region . Robin has spent the last two years traveling throughout Asia, teaching workshops, leading in store events, photo shoots and live appearances and makeovers. Through travel and experience Robin has a good handle on what women are looking for when they walk through a cosmetics store;
“Woman want advice and a lesson when they enter a beauty store,” Robin says.
“If we as makeup artists take the time to show our clients what’s out there, and how to get the look, we give them the keys to be their own artists. Our knowledge your beauty.“
Robin resides in West Hollywood, California and continues to service her personal clientele in Los Angeles and New York City.