World renowned makeup artist Donald Simrock has spent his career creating looks for Lady Gaga, Pink, Niki Minaj, Madonna, Shirley Manson, Brooke Shields, Milla Jovovitch, me… you get the idea. This is the go to creator for the unusual and the beautiful. Donald is a contributing beauty editor for Flaunt and shoots with Vogue, Harpers Bazaar as well as Rolling Stone and Interview.
Donald began his career painting the faces of professional clubbers in New York and Europe. These beginnings still influence his work as you can see in one of Gaga’s first videos. (Also note the nails… eh, hem. Those are Minx!)
Donald has been working with Minx co-founds Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan since they first launched 5 years ago. And now, Donald has created his own collection!
“I photographed the entire collection in the moment that I was inspired, and specifically with this project in mind,” confides Donald. “I really wanted to start with Minx using photographs. I tried to offer an urban view to the more natural elements, and a colorful, artistic view to the more industrial styles. I have started off with a collection of six patterns… And I’m really excited to see where we go from here!!”
Launching later this month, Donald will feature the collection in select nail boutiques as well as online in Minx’s “Tasting Room” where both consumers and professionals can purchase the designs. Each self-applied nail coating pack includes 18 templates for a perfectly prideful manicure/pedicure with absolutely no drying time.
Check out the “Sextet” collection to see the unique vision Donald has in finding beauty in natural surroundings.