We love artists.
We love makeup, but what is makeup without an artist to apply it? Not only do we at Alcone believe in the transformative properties of makeup, we believe in the importance of uplifting the artist behind the brush! Education and community building our fundamental to our business model, and our instructors are the best the industry has to offer!
Freelance Makeup Artist
Makeup guru Margina Dennis has been making the world a little more beautiful for over 15 years. She has worked her magic on celebrities such as Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch, Petra Nemcova, and Tom Brady. Her work has been seen in campaigns for MCM, Steve Madden, Hugo Boss, & Nike and in Publications such as Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and L’Officiel Homme. Her approach to the beauty industry is to keep it simple. “I’m a firm believer in keeping people looking like themselves, but enhancing the look so that they can be the best that they can be.”
In addition to her makeup skills, Margina spent four years as Beauty Director for LA’G Magazine, an online publication that was referred to as “being as stylish as W Magazine” by other publishing peers. She is sought out as a beauty expert for numerous subjects, publications and clients including Green Beauty, Crest, Pink, and Sephora.com. Margina was invited to join the prestigious Make Up For Ever Artist Alliance in 2008. She has won two Telly awards, a PDN award, and was also nominated for a regional Emmy. Margina has been a guest speaker at the international HBA Conference, Make Up Designory and has done consulting for beauty companies such as Kiss Beauty, Your Name Professional, Mehron, and Temptu.
Stella Sensel is a NYC based makeup artist specializing in Special Effects Make-Up: including application, design, sculpture, molding, formulation of foam latex, silicone, gelatin, and pros-aide transfers. She is also quite proficient on Beauty and Natural make-up application for film, HD television, print photography, and commercial. The thing she loves most about makeup is the way it can completely transform a person in to someone or something else.
Stella began her career in NYU's undergrad drama program where she was able to flourish in many areas as an actor, costume designer, and makeup artist. Stella decided to concentrate all her efforts on makeup and freelances full time. She continues to explore transformations through makeup working in film, video, theater and special projects.
Terri Tomlinson has over 25 years experience in the industry and works in all areas. She currently creates makeup for commercial print, film, Television, video, weddings, and real people. She is well known for her super-natural camera ready work in HD and print, as well as her “clean and pretty” beauty makeup style. Terri is the owner and main educator at Terri Tomlinson Makeup Training Academy (MTA) which she opened in 2010. In the studio Terri works with private clients as well as students, mentors artists, and retails products she uses professionally, including her own line.
After publishing her book Foundations: A Makeup Artist’s Guide to the Basics Terri studied Makeup for Production and Hairstyling at MUD in Los Angeles. From there Terri started her career over, growing her portfolio, working with an agent, and building a clientele. The last 15 years has brought her great success and insight into the industry. Terri’s work has been seen in a wide variety of publications and broadcasts, from Rolling Stone and The New Yorker to CNN and The Style Network.
Workshop & Events Coordinator
Is a New York based makeup, hair, and special effects artist. He fell in love with the transformative properties of makeup while earning his BA in Theatre at UW Madison.
A graduate of Make-up Designory, Jake currently serves as Retail Operations manager and Workshop & Events Coordinator for Alcone Company, in addition to working as a freelance makeup artist in print, television/film, event & fashion. Jake has an established background in education, originally as a music and early childhood educator and later as a coordinator and instructor of workshops in the professional makeup industry. He firmly believes in the power of continuing education, whether it be furthering his own industry knowledge by attending classes and workshops, or by finding the best educators in the business to teach for Alcone Workshops. Jake can't wait to see you at our next class!