Brigitte Reiss-Andersen is one of the most respected and accomplished makeup artists today, with the rare privilege of enjoying a top position in two forums: the fashion arena and the celebrity world. This background gives her a uniquely expansive view of contemporary beauty. Brigitte sees makeup as a means of communication: it is a fundamental tool of empowerment for women in their drive to express how they will be perceived by others as well as how they view themselves.
With more than 200 magazine covers to her credit, Brigitte is known for her brilliant creative expression, her range, and her virtuosity of technique. She recalls with fondness her “on-the-job” training with such legendary photographers as Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, David Seidner, Albert Watson and Hans Feurer in 1980’s Paris.
After relocating to New York, Brigitte continued to work with the top, established photographic talent: Patrick Demarchelier, Herb Ritts, Arthur Elgort, Annie Leibovitz and Irving Penn, as well and with the next generation represented by Michael Thompson, Norman Jean Roy, Alexi Lubomirski, Greg Kadel and Regan Cameron.
It takes a great team to make great pictures. Brigitte has collaborated many times with renowned fashion editors Grace Coddington, Paul Cavaco and Tonne Goodman, and she has regularly teamed with elite hair stylists Serge Normant, Sally Herschberger, Orlando Pita and Chris MacMillan.
Brigitte’s industry status and talent have attracted an A-list client base that includes twenty Oscar winners from Meryl Streep to Hilary Swank, as well as Grammy winners Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow and Fergie. She counts among her most loyal clients actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Dane, Julianna Margulies and Catherine Deneuve.
Brigitte Reiss-Andersen’s covers, fashion and beauty stories are featured in top magazines such as Allure, Numéro, Vogue, ELLE, Glamour and In Style.
Her talent for interpreting and expressing concepts with brushes and color, coupled with her vast fashion experience, make her a proven expert and influential presence in the image-conscious fields of beauty, glamour and style.
Brigitte is represented by The Wall Group