the essentials of professional makeup artistry
About the Instructor.
Wendy J. Weiss is a professional makeup artist in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, working for numerous television and film productions. Wendy's most recent projects have included ABC's Last Man Standing and Disney series' Best Friends Whenever, Austin & Ally and Good Luck Charlie. Her film experience includes features such as Santa Clause 3 and Crazy on the Outside with Tim Allen. Wendy worked as Department Head Makeup Artist during all eight seasons on the ABC hit sitcom Home Improvement, and four seasons for The George Lopez Show. Her print credits include publications as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and People Magazine to name a few. Some of the talent Wendy has worked with is Nancy Travis, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. Wendy has also been selected as a guest instructor of professional makeup at Otis College of Art & Design.
Wendy is a Journeyman in I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 for Makeup Artists and Hairstylists. She’s a member at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), and is licensed by the California State Board of Cosmetology. She has been an Emmy Awards Nominee and Honoree for her work on top rated shows. Having created a unique and practical method with her company, Makeup Basix, she specializes in application and training for beginners of beauty corrective makeup.
Wendy J. Weiss is a consummate make-up artist who has an impeccable eye for detail, whether she is doing beauty make-up or designing and applying a special application. She has been my make-up artist for six years and is always able make me look my best. Not to mention, she is a pleasure to work with.
~ Nancy Travis, Actress
“Wendy gave me the gift of looking better than I do for eight long years of studio and location shooting, for television, film and photographic work, through all kinds of lighting, weight gains and losses, different hairstyles and periods of fashion. I know you'll enjoy learning from her as she is a steady and patient person and really, really knows her craft.”
~Patricia Richardson, Actress
“Wendy worked on Home Improvement from the very first episode to its end, and continues to work with me. Her accommodating way, confident technique, and professional attitude are sure to provide a great learning experience for anyone under her wing.”
~Tim Allen, Producer/Actor/Comedian
“Wendy Weiss is one of California's top working professional makeup artists. She makes the ordinary faces look extraordinary! She has developed this exceptional hands-on class, offering us a successful working methodology for makeup applications. You will be able to work on your clients with confidence quickly time after time, applying their makeup as she has done for the stars in TV, film and photos.”
~Joyce “Joy” Moro,
Former Supervising Examiner,
Bureau of Barbering & Cosmetology
“Great seminar and provided great information and reference materials. You are an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and personable.”
~ Anna, Student
“Wendy is very informative and is really good at making makeup very understandable and doable.”
~ Stefanie, Student
“I thought that is was gonna be a long day but it went by fast and was really fun, very thorough and everyone got attention!”
~ Rebecca, Student