The old adage goes “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and for makeup artist Pep Gay, the statement rings true. From his humble beginnings in Barcelona to moving up the beauty ranks in London and New York, Gay has gone on to push the limits of makeup as he’s created enduring looks for the pages of 10 Magazine, i-D, Vogue, and Beauty Papers. The daring, expressive artistry of his work and naturally inquisitive mindset has led him to speculate on what beauty means and exactly how it translates to the masses. A chance conversation at the end of 2017 led to a discussion on the industry as a whole and from it – a spark. Here the artist contributes his expertise and sets out to explore the extent of makeup as contributing beauty editor for Models.com.
Check out the first part of this series with art director and former editorial director of Interview Magazine, the legendary Fabien Baron and stay tuned throughout this year as we unveil interviews and visuals from the artist’s perspective.