As one of today's most experienced and reliable professional makeup artists, Marie Josee Lafontaine shares her love of and passion for her work with each and every one of her projects.
Fascinated by art as a child, Marie Josee found her inspiration in beauty, makeup, and fashion. Working in Montreal, Paris, and New York, Marie Josee made a name for herself in editorial and advertising, working with clients such as Maybelline, L'Oreal, Lancôme, Revlon, Almay, Neutrogena, and L'Bel. It is through this work that she honed her much sought-after skills in featuring a product, to adapt a LOOK, a BRAND, into the context of any image or film.
In addition to these iconic brands, Marie Josee has also collaborated with such notable companies as Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Longines, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Victoria’s Secret. And just some names on the list of world-renowned photographers who have shot her work include Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Elgort, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Erez Sabag, Patrick Demarchelier, Richard Avedon, Michel Comte, Gilles Bensimon, Hans Feurer, and Walter Chin. Her faces have graced the pages of Cosmopolitan, Elle (US, France, Italy), Glamour, GQ, Interview, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue (French, German, British, American, Italian), and many others.
And while Marie Josee has applied her beauty philosophy to the Supermodels of the '80s and '90s, not to mention the likes of Catherine Deneuve, Claire Danes, Holly Hunter, Julia Stiles, Julianna Margulies, Kate Hudson, Laura Dern, Liv Tyler, Mariah Carey, Meryl Streep, Monica Bellucci, Natalie Portman, Robin Wright, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Padma Lakshmi, she remains fiercely inspired about her work.
Alessandro D’Andrea, Alexandre Weinberger, Andrew Eccles, Annie Leibovitz, Antoine Verglas, Arthur Elgort, Brigitte Lacombe, Bruce Weber, Bruno Gaget, Dewey Nicks, Erez Sabag, Fabrizio Ferri, Fernando Milani, Gilles Bensimon, Hans Feurer, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn, Jeff Licata, Jonty Davies, Kurt Marcus, Marc Hom, Mark Abrahams, Matthew Rolston, Michel Comte, Miles Aldridge, Palma Kolansky, Pamela Hanson, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Richard Avedon, Robert Erdman, Rocco Laspata, Russell James, Ruven Afanador, Stefan Sednaoui, Steven Klein, Tiziano Magni, Troy Ward, Walter Chin
Allure, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle (US, France, Italy), Glamour, GQ, Interview, Marie Claire, New York Times, People, Rolling Stone, Self, Vanity Fair, Vogue (French, German, British, American, Italian), Women’s Health.
Almay, Ann Taylor, Avenue, Avon, Cache, Clairol, Koleston, Cover Girl, Garnier, Lafayette 148, Lancôme, Liz Claiborne, L’Oréal, Longines, Mary Kay, Maybelline, Neiman Marcus, Neutrogena, Pantene, Revlon, Rolex, Saks Fifth Avenue, Soma, Victoria’s Secret.
Andie MacDowell, Anjelica Huston, Ashley Judd, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, Carla Bruni, Catherine Deneuve, Celine Dion, Charlize Theron, Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, Claire Danes, Dayle Haddon, Elle MacPherson, Femke Jensen, Geena Davis, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr, Holly Hunter, Hope Davis, Idina Menzel, Jane Karkowski, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Lange, Jewel, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, Julianne Marguiles, Kate Hudson, Kelly O’Hara, Kristin Davis, Kyra Sedgwick, Laura Dern, Liv Tyler, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, Merryl Streep, Mila Jovovich, Mira Sorvino, Monica Bellucci, Naomi Campbell, Natalie Portman, Robin Wright, Rosie O’Donnell, Sally Field, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sigourney Weaver, Trudie Styler, Uma Thurman, Zhang Ziyi