Menswear at Midnight Wednesday, Mar 5 2014 

Menswear at Midnight

Awards Season Fashion Inspiration for Everyday

Similar to what Julia Roberts wore to the Golden Globes and Whoopi Goldberg wore to the Oscars with no stripped Wicked Witch of the West stockings required.
Photo by David Caldwell &Stylist Hikary Geisbert Baltimore Magazine
Makeup and hair by Suze
THE Artist Agency

Oscar Nominated Best Actor Monday, Mar 3 2014 

Back in 2010, when Oscar nominated actor, Chiwetel, was an unknown talent, he could head out unencumbered for his press junket in DC. Grooming by Susan Heydt for THE Artist Agency.

Bookclub Review: “You Knew Me When” by Emily Liebert Thursday, Nov 14 2013 

A feature film of your progression from awkward teenager to glamourous professional may be in the works.


Author, Emily Liebert, know for her New York Times best selling “Facebook Fairytales” brings you her first upmarket women’s novel “You Knew Me When”.

Our bookclub welcomed special surprise guest, Hilary Phelps, to discuss the story with Emily via Skype. We learned about the writing process and the endearing power of friendships through the Q & A session.


4 Moms and 2 Vegans:

Is was also a memorable day to learn about being a vegan. Hilary and Leah’s passion and effort raised our own awareness to the challenges of eating out or at events. In addition, we were inspired at the minimum to eat vegetarian for lunch or to go with Meatless Mondays.


For a delightful read or for the gift giving season, we recommend YNMW.

Top 10 Celebs You’d Like in Person Monday, Oct 7 2013 

“Who’s someone famous you’ve done makeup for lately?”

Frequently followed up by,

“What’s that celebrity like in person?”

For my top 10 Celebrities you should meet, prepare your mind for a range of personalities from movie stars to top echelon athletes.

Adam Jones (Baltimore Orioles Center Fielder)
Michelle Obama (First Lady)
Joseph Fiennes (Actor, Ralph’s brother)


Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State)
Chadwick Boseman (Actor 42)

Elizabeth Olsen (Actress, Sister to twins)

Allison Williams (Actress, Daughter of Anchor John Williams)
Placido Domingo (Opera Maestro)

Laura Linney (Actress, Stage & Screen)

Carolina Herrera (Fashion Designer)

Plus…Honorable Mentions
Platon (International Photographer)
Joanne Froggatt (Actress, Downton Abbey’s Anna Batesimage>
Damian Lewis (Actor, Homeland)

Quvenzhane Wallis (Actress, Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Joe Zee (Creative Director ELLE)
Mary Matalin (Political Analyst)

These artistic and talented individuals share a common core of intelligence and concern that is palpable the minute you meet them. What we can learn from them
is that confidence, hard work and preparation mixed with getting out there in the world leads to productive people and a caring society.

Homeland’s Brody is an It-Brit Wednesday, Sep 11 2013 


After grooming Damian Lewis for the season premiere of Homeland in DC, it was time to add the It-Brit to my list of noteworthy British actors.

Just like working with Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and then becoming hooked on the show for Season 3, I recommend you start with Homeland on 9/29.

Makeup as Art Wednesday, Jul 31 2013 

Linda Mason:
Soho Makeup Guru


Suze with Linda Mason

If you want to be inspired by makeup as art, you need to visit Linda Mason studio in Soho. Look for the sign with a sketch of a female face.

Approaching the space by a NYC Yellow cab on a recent hot summer day, I saw a figure, on the sidewalk outside of the first story building, bending over white plates with large dollops of bright colors with a paint brush in hand with splashes of color all over her. Remember the feeling in kindergarten, when you got to play with paints while wearing your dad’s discarded white business shirt as a smock? This grown woman was doing just that in the streets of New York. I instantly loved her and the studio that is divided between art and makeup. But can we really separate the two?

The art side came first because I knew I’d spend more time on the makeup side.

Walking through the threshold to the left, I was greeted by large frameless faces peering out from the canvases covered in swatches of bright reds, bold blues, and youthful yellows. Portraits of these female faces were to be spotlighted that night for an art exhibit at her studio off Grand. What wonderful timing I had to see them prepare for the evening.

Next door was the makeup studio. Like a kid in a candy shop, I joyfully made my way in that afternoon. The defused natural light coming in through the glass windows softened the rustic room which had no air conditioning and no visible electrical components. A pan of loose makeup palettes with a wide range of pigments, looking well worn and loved, where sitting on a large tray. Mulling about the studio was the owner’s grandson, just a toddler himself but a boy in full exploration mode. He seemed to delight in the freedom to play with odds and ends with no mind to whether he were in makeup salon instead of a hardware store. Ever so carefully, he took a disposable mascara wand that was within reach under the counter and pretended to brush his hairline.

The setting was ideal to try your hand at art. An intimate space conducive to an exceptional experience to discover colors and play like a kid without the disruption of technology. That same feeling of a safe, happy place for experimentation is what I bring to Suze Makeup studio.

An interesting and different approach to selecting personal colors is the astrologically based makeup collection by Linda Mason. Even as a pro makeup artist, I admit to thinking the colors for my sign were way out there. Yet, whenever I use them I get compliments on how nice I look that day! Makeup as art can be fun and free.


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Watch “Models sing Spice Girls” on YouTube Wednesday, Jun 12 2013 

Bridal look at Suze Makeup Studio Thursday, Jun 6 2013 


Preakness Fashion, Hair and Makeup Friday, May 10 2013 











Photos for Sun Magazine by Lloyd Fox
Models Aminita and
Styling John John Williams
Makeup Susan Heydt
Hair Brian Oliver
T.H.E Artist Agency

Get Gatsby Wednesday, May 8 2013 


The Gatsby look is popular right now because modern women are exerting their independence through the glamorous Hollywood style. The seductive siren style appeals to a hedonistic set and the attention to detail is a nice contrast to not caring about style.

The Gatsby look works for both men and women because the vintage Jazz Age vibe brings back a contemporary feel that embellishes the individual. The on screen style feels distinctive as if creating a new version of appealing. In the movie, the 20′s look is updated by reducing some of the severe extremes like over plucked brows and through newer products, think modern day mascara, that weren’t available back then.

Here’s advice on how to pull off the Gatsby look without over doing it.

Far from a subtle look, the 20′s Great Gatsby youth seeking makeup marked a new independence for women.

Lips do, To create a bee stung pout avoiding corners of mouth using fingers to apply 2 points of cupid’s bow on top lip and 1 on bottom lip in deep red, rose or orange.

Eyes do, Try making eyes look deep set with a dark or bright blue, green, or turquoise powder in the crease and finish with black or brown liner.

Eyes don’t, The very thin plucked eyebrows arching downward is not recommended because eventually the brows may not grow back.

Cheeks do, Try using a stain or cream blush in rose or raspberry on the apples of the cheeks blending with powder. To this day, Wonder Woman swears by this technique.

Complexion do, Embrace a pale look with ivory powder to contrast with the bright lips and eyes and to make dermatologists proud.

For men, A clean shave and slicked back hair embraces a rich man’s attention to detail.

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