Making Faces: Brian Strumwasser On Living His Dream

After a few years of hitting the pavement and knocking on backstage doors, 29-year-old Brian Strumwasser is living his dream as a much sought after makeup designer on Broadway. Working on the hit shows Fish in the Dark and a Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, he has painted the faces of celebrities such as Larry David, Jason Alexander and Rosie Perez, just to name a few. Although some would be intimidated working with such big names, Strumwasser takes it all in stride,

“I was a makeup swing on the revival of Cabaret with Alan Cumming and had to paint him from his bottom up,” he says. “It’s amazing how quickly you become comfortable with a person after being so intimate.” This is only the beginning for Strumwasser, who believes that never giving up on your passion is the key to success. 


Suggested Articles

This year OPI took the opportunity to say something about toxic masculinity.

Instagram inspo for your bridal clients wanting to break away from basic.

Cari Guaderrama reveals how to make your clients’ glowing complexions the icing on the proverbial wedding cake.