Native of Afghanistan, Matin was first introduced to the artistry of makeup by a college roommate. Realizing he had a natural proclivity, Matin began working part time as a makeup artist to help Subsidize his master’s in molecular biology. After a brief time working as a research scientist, Matin began to miss the creative and collaborative process that the beauty industry provides and ultimately changed careers.
Matin has worked with Entertainments must sought after clientele such as Claire Danes, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Cynthia Nixon, Awkwafina, Mandy Moore, and Rachel Weisz to name a few. Matin’s work has graced the covers of leading fashion publications such as Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour, while his fashion spreads can be seen in such magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Allure. Over the course of Matin’s illustrious career, he has collaborated with top beauty brands such as Laura Mercier, Neutrogena, and Clinique, as well as his current role as brand ambassador for Chapstick.
Matin continues to be an ardent believer in clean beauty. This passion led to his participation on the Credo panel to discuss the benefits of clean beauty products on the skin. In addition to Matin’s fight for Clean beauty, He is determined to give back to his native Afghanistan. Alongside Mikhail Serdiouk, Matin founded the Afghan Hands foundation. This non-profit organization teaches widows and disenfranchised women vital skills in the fight to gain independence, literacy, and livable wages. At their centers in and around Kabul, women learn to create intricate embroidered shawls and scarves. Their exquisite work connects them to a wider world and helps pave the way to social change in Afghanistan. Matin’s tireless efforts led to his recognition by Anderson Cooper 360, Oprah, Katie Couric, People, and countless other press outlets.
As one of 7 siblings, it was only natural that Matin felt at home in the hustle and bustle of New York City. The cities diverse culmination of cultures provides a constant source of inspiration in his work. When Matin is not creating iconic looks he enjoys practicing calligraphy, studying Islamic and Gothic Architecture, and searching for exotic ethnic textiles. With a career that spans two decades Matin continues to reinvent the meaning of beauty and showcase the power of makeup.
Adrienne Vittadini, Cache, Candie's, Clinique, Dana Buchman, Garnier Nutrisse, Laura Mercier, Latisse, Lux, Magnum Ice-Cream, Material Girl, Olay, Rampage, RoC, ThermaSilk
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
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
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