I am a professional makeup artist who specializes in makeup artistry for Fashion, commercial print, television, weddings, Celebrity and special event makeup.
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Darya Latham began her career in makeup at the age of 19. She has a background in art as a caricature and sketch artist. Darya has always had a passion for beauty, fashion and art. She began her career as a makeup artist by working at cosmetic counters such as Estee Lauder and MAC. It there that she discovered that she had a natural gift for the art of makeup. It wasnt long after that she decided to pursue it full-time. With consistency, passion, perserverance and determination, she has acquired a genuine skill; a keen sense of lighting, composition and technique. By working closely with Philadelphia photographer, Karim Muhammad, she developed this gift. Together, this dynamic duo formed an artistic bond and were able to grow as a creative team that continously developed their talent and skills. They were featured in many magazines featured popular video models and aspiring actresses.
Darya is a perfectionist who is completely dedicated to the art of makeup. Darya gift is unique because she can do any style of makeup and execute it to perfection. However, because she is self taught, she is always looking to perfect her craft. She is known for absolute flawless artistry which looks as good in person as does on camera. Her clients have to do minimal retouching which keeps her in demand. Darya has worked with celebrities such as Ruby Dee, Vivica Fox, Beverly Bond, Jill Scott, Naturi Naughton, K. Michelle, Sarah Dash of the singing group LaBelle, The late rock/pop singer/writer, Robert Hazzard, Dawn Richard, and Actor Blair Underwood. She has recently and most often works with noted fashion and celebrity photographers; John Ricard, Eric Von Lockhart, Keith Major, Andrew Orth, Piper Carter, Daniel Green and Shamayim. Darya's work has been featured in many magazine publications such as Shape Magazine both USA and France editions, Essence, Todays Black Woman, Hope Today, Shock Magazine Latin America, Harlow and Black Passion International Hair Magazine. Her work has often been seen in other publications such as Supermodels Unlimited Magazine, Maxim, King, Rounder, Juicy Magazine, Black Sophisticates Hair, Hype Hair,. Currently Darya has two running campaigns for the popular skincare and haircare products, Vera Moore Cosmetics and Dr. Miracles, www.Dr.Miracles.com. Currently, Darya works consistently with Black Entreprise Magazine and Black Enterprise Television with Hosts Caroline Clarke and Sonia Alleyne on articles and segments featuring outstanding Black Entrepreneurs. Most currently Darya is one of the featured makeup artist on Vh1's popular reality show, Love and Hip Hop NY and Atlanta.