BIOGRAPHY

Matin did not set out to conquer the world of beauty. A native of Afghanistan with a Master's degree in Molecular Biology, he was first introduced to the beauty business by a college roommate and ended up doing make-up part time to pay for school. After working as a research scientist for a few years, he realized that he missed the creative and collaborative work with clients.

Since making the transition from scientist to make-up artist, Matin has worked with the who's who of the entertainment industry. His personal client list includes Claire Danes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cynthia Nixon, Liv Tyler, Rachel Weisz to name a few.  He has been featured in the beauty pages of leading fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Allure, and his work has graced the covers of Elle, Marie Claire and Nylon. Matin takes part in the creative process of product development as noting make-up trends of the season. Growing up in a huge family that includes six sisters and three Italian Greyhounds, Nettie, Lucy and Roman, and their four legged brother Pablo, Matin lives for the hustle and bustle of New York City life, which he has made his home for many years. In his spare time he enjoys practicing Calligraphy, studying Islamic and Gothic architecture and shopping for exotic ethnic textiles.


CLIENT LIST

Advertising:
Adrienne Vittadini, Cache, Candie's, Clinique, Dana Buchman, Garnier Nutrisse, Laura Mercier, Latisse, Lux, Magnum Ice-Cream, Material Girl, Olay, Rampage, RoC, ThermaSilk

Photographers:
Arthur Belebeau, Andreas Sjodin, Andrew Eccles, Andrew Southam, Alexander Deutsch, Alexi Hay, Brigitte Lacombe, Brooke Nipar, Bryan Michael Kelly, Cliff Watts, Daniela Federici, Eric Guillemain, Fernando Milani, Francois de Coninck, Gavin Bond, George Holz, Gilles Bensimon, Greg Delves, Iris Brosch, Jake Chessum, James White, Jason Bell, Mark Abrahams, Mark Seliger, Matt Jones, Matthew Rolson, Melvin Soklosky, Max Abadian, Naomi Kaltman, Nino Munoz, Pamela Hanson, Patrick Demarchelier, Philippe Salomon, Raphael Mazzucco, Regan Cameron, Robert Ascroft, Robert Erdman, Ruven Afanador, Sheryl Nield, Steve Erle, Tesh, Torkil Gundanson, Warwick Saint, Wayne Maser

Celebrities:
Alicia Keys, Ali Larter, Alanis Morissette, Allison Sweeny, Allison Williams, Amber Heard, Amanda Bynes, America Ferrera, Amy Adams, Amy Smart, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Ashlee Simpson, Beyonce Knowles, Bridget Moynahan, Catherine Zeta- Jones, Chely Wright, Claire Danes, Cynthia Nixon, Dana Garcia, Dido, Diane Lane, Edie Falco, Eliza Dushku, Ellen Pompeo, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Rachel Wood, Famke Jannsen, Frieda Pinto, Georgia May Jagger, Gretchen Mol, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham, Hope Davis, Idina Menzel,Irina Shayk, Isla Fisher, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jane Leeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Jessica Seinfeld, Jessica Simpson, Jill Hennessy, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Moore, Julia Stiles, Katie Holmes, Kristin Davis, Kyra Sedgwick, Lake Bell, Lauren Ambrose, Leanne Rimes, Lea Michele, Lena Dunham, Lindsay Lohan, Liv Tyler, Lupita Nyong'o, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mandy Moore, Mariah Carey, Mariska Hagartay, Marisa Tomei, Mary Louise Parker, Maya, Ming Na, Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Monica Bellucci, Maura Tieney, Naomi Watts, Padma Lakshmi, Pamela Rolland, Natalie Portman, Paloma Faith, Portia De Rossi, Rachel Bilson, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Roberts, Rachel Weisz, Rashida Jones, Rebecca Romijn, Reese Witherspoon, Regina Hall, Rob Thomas, Rosario Dawson, Rose Byrne, Rose McGowan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Salma Hayek, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Stephanie Szostak, Stockard Channing, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Tracey Ullman

Editorial:
Allure, British GQ, Boston Common, BUST, Contents, Cosmopolitan, Dutch Elle, Elle, Esquire, Esquire UK, Essence, Flare, UK Glamour, Glamour, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Bazaar Russia, Italian Vanity Fair, arie Claire, Lucky, New York Times, Nylon, Ocean Drive Magazine, O Magazine, People Magazine, Redbook, Self, Sports Illustrated, Stella, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Vogue UK, Wall Street Journal

Fashion:
Pamella Roland

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