DEBI a.k.a. "DEVI" MENDEZ, a filipina amateur photographer/ occasional model/ painter / MAC COSMETICS makeup artist-QATAR based is an artist of her own right. Her passion for art has been her namesake, since her (late) uncle was a painter which means her core for it runs in the blood. In the whole Middle East Region, often called as one of the iconic " M.A.C. FACE CHART QUEEN", she has accomplished her mission to prove that there is possibility w/ real makeup as a medium used for painting. Yes, she paints with real makeup. Her works are displayed at " M.A.C. VILLAGIO - DOHA, QATAR " retail.
As an artist, she has catered business with royalties, fashion shows, weddings, t.v. presenters, t.v. shows, jewelry ads, international hollywood a-list celebrities, film directors, media, & some local celebrities which proved that at her young age, her art is what made her one of the most controversial artist in the Gulf of all times.
Aside from the artistry, she is also an occasional solo "multi-musician" and a songwriter. In year 2004, she has formed the doom metal filipino band OREMUZ (former MUTUS LIBER PROJECT) ([link]
) and as a former member of the band, she has given the band's conceptual overture prophecy as a "gothic brutality" grunt act. Meanwhile as a solo artist, thus, there is more to offer from this artist. It's either you can lend your ears and let your visions speak about her works OR her melodic sounds.
Be not only this artist is passionate about craftsmanship, yet, is concern about her nationality as a "filipina", believes in: animal rights, the power of feminism in support to GABRIELA SILANG -- her sexual gender as a female in which she calls "femme fatalle complex", a "free-thinker" that opposes to principles of an individual to live with religion, values of respecting beings of different qualities, and is helping a friend named CHARIS RAMIREZ (F.O.P. diagnosed) by advocating F.O.P. awareness-- a rare disease that is often called "the stone man syndrome" which gradually turns every soft tissues in the body into another bone, immobilizing movement (currently running a page about CHARIS RAMIREZ + F.O.P. [link]
Makeup Philosophia & the Mission:
Makeup is controversy. It doesn't have to be always inclined with beauty or glamour basics. Be it natural, avant-garde, theatre, character, or horror fx, it is "artistry". To be a certified makeup artist is not just a sudden form of choice, or a force by nature. It is not learned, but it is given. Yet, to enhance this talent, one must consider his awareness, patience, & experimentalism . Mastering the right elements of colour theory, and key products are a good primer for your makeup skills. The foundation of your artistry level are your brush tools, while your creativity, and your imagination helps you create a subject of varied emotions in your skin-canvass. Another form of painting, only applied on face.
IN MAKEUP, YOU CAN TIME TRAVEL. GO TO DIFFERENT WORLDS, ERA, & PLACES.
IN MAKEUP, WE TRUST.
"You may say I'm a dreamer but, I'm not the only one." --John Lennon
I DREAM BIG. SOMEDAY, I WILL BE An international PRO MAKEUP ARTIST DOING FOR VVIP's, HOLLYWOOD, AND CELEBRITIES...as well as HELPING OTHER MAKEUP ARTIST(S) REACH THEIR GOAL IN MAKEUP.