Judi Gabbay is a New York City based make-up artist who is one of the most versatile and talented artists of our generation. She has been flown all over the world to professionally apply makeup for events and organizations and as a result, she is considered by most to be a female rock star of her community. Judi’s work can be seen in Vogue Italia, Seventeen Magazine, Nylon, Elle, Marie Claire and countless others. Some of her clients also include Catherine Malandrino, Mac Miller, ELF Cosmetics, Famous Footwear, and more. She has been dominating the fashion and entertainment scenes all over the globe and this is just the beginning of the young artist’s journey. Additionally, Judi is a social media phenomenon with a staggering 22 thousand followers on just Instagram alone.

“I believe every woman in the world is beautiful,” says Gabbay. “And I love enhancing that natural beauty.” Her eye for perfection and calming personality makes any makeup appliance flawless and effortless. Her makeup styles and airbrushing brings concepts and designs for photo-shoots to life. Judi’s take on makeup is impeccable: she transforms her subjects to have a flawless face of glowing skin and amazing lashes. Judi is not only a makeup artist, but also a gifted oil painter and illustrator: her artistic background translates through her makeup applications, techniques and the sophistication of her products. Her professionalism and devotion to her work are unparalleled. You think models just naturally look like they do? It takes a team of experts. You need the right make-up, someone who knows what they are doing and Judi is just that. She is in fact labeled by many to be the “Picasso of Makeup,” transforming her basic subjects to look and feel like supermodels inside and out, ready to take on the runways, walk the red carpet or even perform on a stage.

Judy Gabbay 2The effort and time that Judi puts into every girl’s face is unbelievable. She has a full mind of ideas and self-expressions like no other. She is so creative, talented and blessed with an eye of what looks good on every individual. Judi is an artist in every sense of the word. She does so much more than apply makeup- she sees the true beauty in every individual and strategically brings it out using her raw talent and professionalism. Additionally, she has conducted and styled countless photo-shoots in the past, in which she recreates theatrical and inspired looks on her subjects. She then blogs the time lapses on her social media outlets, usually made into music videos produced by Judi herself.

Her deep love for the arts and makeup grew from when she was just in grade school in New Jersey. Right from the moment she started, Judi was extremely ingenious and experimental with her mediums: from painting to drawing to makeup. She honed her skills of makeup by practicing on all of her friends and family over the years until eventually her skills were in high demand and she became a full-time professional makeup artist for every bride and every photo shoot in her community. Whether it’s basic bridal makeup, a high-fashioned look, or a theatrical style, she masters whatever form of character that she chooses. Her unique approach to makeup is a pleasure to look at or watch being applied and this is due to the fact that Judi’s work is usually constructed by an impressive abundance of layers, depth and attention to detail for any face that she touches. It’s almost poetic to see just how many products and techniques she uses to bring the beauty out in each feature of every face that she designs.

Judy Gabbay 3The contemporary art world is vibrant and booming like never before and it’s a twenty-first century phenomenon, a global industry in its own right. Contemporary artists seek the power to astonish, challenge and surprise: the legend of Judi Gabbay’s artistry achieves all of these things. She showcases artwork in the form of makeup that the public may not ordinarily have access to outside of a large urban environment within a welcoming, creative, and inspirational platform. She is as much a skilled professional as a truly unforgettable and capable human being. Judi is a true artist not only of makeup but of photography, videography, comedy, design, lifestyle and artistic interpretation. As time goes on Judi will continue to delve deeper into the beautiful world of fashion, entertainment and blogging by utilizing a wide range of mediums and taking an intimate approach to art direction and design. I for one am looking forward to seeing what Judi does next because mark my words: she is going places!


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About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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