Celeb Makeup Artist @ mb’s Makeup Mixer: “No Phones Thrown at Me”

Chase Aston, makeup artist to the stars, applies new products from event cosponsor The Body Shop’s spring cosmetics line to model Masha.
Photos by Jesse Wright

It’s taken us this long to work our way through all the sparkly cosmetics we were gifted by event sponsor The Body Shop after Wednesday evening’s “The Makeup Mixer,” a mediabistro.com gathering for beauty and health editors and bloggers. Ably hosted by mb contributor Greg Lindsay (himself a fashion media refugee, having worked for WWD among other style-centric outlets), the party featured a demonstration by makeup artist to the stars Chase Aston, international make-up artist and spokesperson for The Body Shop, who’s worked with the company for more than a decade.

Event host Greg Lindsay gets Aston to dish with the crowd about his celeb clientele.

Addressing the crowd before Aston applied looks from The Body Shop’s spring and summer cosmetics lines to willing subjects (ok, professional models) Masha and Marta, Lindsay got Aston to share some stories from his arsenal of celeb clients. He cited supermodel Cindy Crawford as “one of my all-time faves,” and copped to the fact that “there are a couple of nightmares out there.” Aston had us wondering just who those were, exactly, when he pointed out, “there haven’t been any phones thrown at me, though.”

Family Circle editorial assistant Jennifer Beck (left) and assistant health editor Bethany Gumper of Family Circle sample The Body Shop cosmetics set out for editors to test-drive.

Among the outlets whose editors enjoyed free cocktails and appetizers generously furnished by Midtown East restaurant Mantra at its glam upstairs bar were: Vogue, InStyle, Marie Claire, Allure, WWD, OK!, FashionTribes.com, FaceHunter and more. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the products in their spring/summer issues…