ABOUT DEREK MEDINA
So here’s a little about me;
I am a Bronx, NY native and have been a graphic artist since my early years. Having my father Atiliano Medina and Uncle Benjamin Patino influencing my craft. Around 19 years of age I found refuge in fashion and beauty. In 2000 enrolling in Katherine Gibbs New Fashion Design & Merchandising program, in producing my very own fashion shows is where I found my true calling in Make-Up Artistry. I began freelancing for various fashion photographers. Having my work published in various magazines shooting covers and fashion stories. I have a true passion for all this art.
I am currently an independent freelance make-up and hair artist and beauty editor for Curves Be Real Magazine. Since going independent I have been able to build relationships with various brands ex: (Dia&Co, Rue107) and publications ex: (People Style Watch, Curves Be Real). I have also had the honor of being asked to key makeup on a BET Network Reality Show Called “F” in Fabulous! And a How to Rock Kicks Fashion show special. I can also be found in Sephora as a brand ambassador for such brands as Beauty Blender and Boscia. I have an extensive 18-year background in the beauty and cosmetic retail management ex: (M.A.C., Benefit, Sephora). I have worked closely with several modeling agencies such as Wilhelmina, Major, and several others, conducting make-up at test shoots for their models.