PROFILE

After having worked as a banker both in Japan and the U.S. for more than 10 years, pursued her childhood dream of becoming a makeup artist in Hollywood.

Based in the Los Angeles, worked as a makeup artist for 18 years with 2 prestigious U.S. agencies, "Artists by Timothy Priano" and "Exclusive Artists Management."

Conducted over 20 seminars as an instructor for some Japanese beauty schools since 2008.

About to launch her own wedding makeup business.

Highly motivated and inspirational artist, who is dedicated to bringing out one's own beauty and creating joy through her work.

EDUCATION

2002:  Los Angeles Beauty College (Los Angeles, CA)
1998:  Joe Blasco Hair Special Course (Hollywood, CA)
1994:  Joe Blasco Makeup School (Hollywood, CA)

RELEVANT SKILLS

Esthetician License (2002)
Omotesenke Tea Ceremony License, Satsu (2008)
Japanese (Native Language), English (Proficient)

WORK EXPERIENCE

MAKEUP PROJECTS (USA)                                   

Worked on editorial spreads for magazines, advertising campaigns, and TV commercials, as well as press
for actors/actresses, designers, and movies.

<Major Projects>

Celebrities  
Anne Hathaway  
Daryl Hannah
Gabrielle Union 
Mariah Carey  
Sanaa Lathan 
Ziyi Zhang  
Yumi Matsutoya


Editorial 
Cosmopolitan  
Harper's Bazaar  
Vanity Fair Italian 
Self  
Brides    

Advertising  
BCBGmaxazaria
Facionable 
Macy's
Orly  
Panasonic     
W Hotel  
Yoji Yamamoto

Commercial  
Discover Card  
Honda 
Nissin 
Panasonic  
Kellogg's   
Oil of Olay

Music Video
apl.de.ap
Don Henley
Jemie-Lynn-Sign
Ne-yo
Mariah Carey

T V & Movie
American Next Top Model Season 4, four episodes (2007:  Makeup Artist for Tyla Banks)
Something New (2006:  Makeup Artist for Sanaa Lathan)
The Swan Pageant Part 1 & 2 (2004:  Makeup Artist)
The job (2003:  Makeup Designer for Daryl Hannah)

SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR                                     
Has conducted more than 20 seminars in the Roppongi Hills and other metropolitan areas in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Los Angeles since 2008 and continued to share her knowledge and experience with aspiring makeup artists for various educational institutes.   Motoko's seminars focus on how to make up white, black, hispanic and asian people by analyzing facial structures, skin tones, and color shades. 
She is committed to extracting beauty within.

Educational Institute
Berufort Academy Beauty
International Beauty Federation (IBF)
Kyushu School of Business Sanko Beauty School
Vantan

Wrote a column for Asian Magazine, a web-based fashion trend resource, from January 2008 for one year.  Motoko answered magazine readers' cosmetic-related questions and concerns, and gave her creative tips to enhance Asian features.