THE SELECT GUEST
MEET | REBECCA PERKINS
Featured 8.29 - 9.4 | You may not recognize her name, but Rebecca Perkins is the genius behind some of the most stunning faces in Hollywood. Having worked as a makeup artist in film and television for over a decade (including as the makeup department head on everyone's favorite show, Law & Order SVU), she's had the good fortune to work with some true beauties, including Mariska Hargitay, Amanda Peet and Jemima Kirke. After working with Stephanie March, the two got together and co-founded Rouge NY, a makeup salon in New York that not only offers affordable and enjoyable makeup applications (there's no pushy sales pitch, promise), but has also allowed Rebecca to realize her own desire to connect to women, to celebrate them and to make them beautiful. Clearly, she's a true inspiration to women everywhere, and we're so happy to celebrate her here.
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Rebecca Perkins has had a lifelong passion for makeup, and with two sisters, she had lots of early practice. “When I was 11 my sister let me do her prom makeup. That’s trust right there!” laughs Perkins. When she went to a women’s college with her huge makeup case, she never looked back. Today she is a Founder (along with actress Stephanie March) and Head Makeup Artist of Rouge New York.
Perkins loves the transformative artistry of makeup, “I love playing with color and technique, figuring out how best to enhance the beauty of each woman in a way that makes her feel comfortable and listened to.” Fun and play is at the core of her approach to makeup. “It’s about trying something new, taking risks, seeing what works, getting excited about a new look. It’s about enhancing, not hiding or concealing.”
Central to the creation of Rouge New York is Perkins’ own desire and ability to connect to women, to celebrate them and to make them beautiful.