Meet Suresh Beauty, Amazing Celebrity Makeup Artist

If diamonds are a lady’s best friend (non-conflict diamonds, of course), then Suresh from Suresh Beauty may become your BFF.

Suresh is the brains behind luxury beauty brand, Suresh Beauty, which includes crushed gems and other fancy things to help bring out your natural, good looking self.

Suresh, who goes only by his first name like Madonna and Oprah, was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka and raised in Seattle, Washington, and now lives among the Serena’s, Chuck’s and Blair’s of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. We’re already envious.

We interviewed Suresh about his products, inspiration and favourite celebrity clients.

JS: When did you launch your beauty brand?

Suresh: I launched my company in 2002. My product line launched in 2008.

JS: With all the brands out there, what sets you apart from the rest?

Suresh: My aim was to create a simple, wearable, and approachable product collection. There’s so much nonsense surrounding beauty products and too much static. It makes things confusing for many consumers. Suresh Beauty is different from the rest because I strive to create a truly luxurious experience for my customer. Many of my products are handmade in small batches. Along with many nourishing ingredients, my products contain 24K gold, crushed South Sea pearls, diamonds, amethyst, rubies, and yellow garnets.

My new products launching this year will be laced with Tahitian Vanilla and Royal Jasmine for sensuous, exquisite opulence.

JS: Your inspiration as a makeup artist.

Suresh: The colors of nature & the practicality of modern day life.

JS: Your favourite celebrity clients.

Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Britney Spears to name a few.

JS: What’s the most challenging project you’ve worked on?

Suresh: Some private clients are a major pain. They expect too much & have no taste.

JS: What’s your dream project?

Suresh: A collaboration with Natalie Portman.

JS: Who’s the quintessential woman who uses your makeup line?

Suresh: An educated, cultured, career woman who appreciates her independence. [Editor’s Note: Sounds like the Jugni Style woman!] She looks for quality over quantity. Her beauty arsenal is edited and contains brands that are exclusive and not over-exposed to the masses.

JS: What are the top 3 products that every woman should have in their makeup bag?

Suresh: Lip gloss, bronzer, mascara.

JS: 5 things you always travel with.

Suresh: Camera, BlackBerry, journal, sunscreen, lip balm.

JS: What’s next for Suresh Beauty?

Suresh: My next product, LipLUXE lipstick launches in May. Followed by bronzers, eyeshadows, mascara, and an ultra luxe lip balm.

JS: Are your products available to purchase online? Are they available in Canada?

Suresh: My collection is currently only available in the USA at SureshBeauty.com, this retailer ships to Canada: NewLondonPharmacy.com.

We love Suresh’s daily beauty tips on Twitter – learn how to darken your lipstick with eyeshadow and other fancy tips here.

Photography Provided By: Suresh Beauty