Robert Hudson is New Orleans most sought after Makeup Artist. His work has been seen in every local magazine and newspaper, as well as in Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, Spin and Atlanta Magazine. His work has also been seen on numerous local and national TV shows. Being able to draw from his years of experience makes Robert the "go-to" Artist for many projects - TLC's "A Makeover Story" , Sheryl Crow's "Love is Free" video, Ne-Yo's video "Never Knew I Needed" and CNBC's "Squawk Box".
Celebrity clients include Jennifer Coolidge, Yoko Ono, Al Green, Jason Lewis, Lauren Hutton, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Lil Kim, Angela Lansbury, Harry Belafonte, Carl Quintanilla, Diane Ladd, Lorenzo Lamas, Carolina Herrera, John Goodman, Mary Tyler Moore, Marilyn McCoo, Brent Musberger, Jim Nance, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Allen Touissant, Frankie Ford and Jean Knight .
Robert has also made a name for himself in the Fashion world, working backstage at the Milan Couture Collections, New York Fashion Week and 6 seasons of Moda in Miami - Latin Fashion Week.He has seen his work walk down the runway on the million-dollar faces of Giselle Bundchen, Alec Wek, Trish Goff, Erin O'Connor, AnaClaudiaand many, many more. Robert and Darryl Lucas also represented Robert Hudson Makeup Studio at New Orleans Fashion Week 2012.
Working in the International Fashion arena made Robert determined to bring some of that style, innovation and glamour home to his beloved New Orleans. He returned to New Orleans in 2002, started Makeup by Robert Hudson on Metairie Road in 2004, closed the Saturday before Hurricane Katrina, never to re-open.
Robert Hudson Makeup Studio is not your typical Makeup Boutique, where you find hundreds of products for sale, but no one who can help you determine what is right for you. Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves a Makeup Artist. We all know better. Experience, artistic skills and teaching ability determine if someone is a true Makeup Artist.
We do not want to be a "self-serve" kind of place. Robert only sells products that he loves and uses. We carry Keromask concealer/foundation ( you will never use anything like it!) and loose powder, RevitaLash and RevitaBrow, AbOvo organic anti-aging skin care, billybBEAUTY brushes, Ve's favorite Brushes from Legendary Makeup Artist Ve Neill, MUD mascara, eye shadows, bronzers, blushes, powders, lip pencils, lipsticks and glosses, Face to Face SuperMatte Antishine, Sheer Light shimmery highlighters, White Light matte highlighter, Smudgeliner Eyeliner Pots, Rosebud Salve, Evian Facial Mist, Eyemimo Lashes (they make lashes for ALL the big lines), BREN NY Tinted Moisturizer, lipsticks and lip pencils and Hollywood Fashion Tape Oil-BlottingSheets.
We will continue to add other lines as we find things we can't live without. Keep checking back!
From Busta at the Fairmont to The Guy Keefer Salon to Salonsenoj to 14 years with M.A.C., Robert has enjoyed the privilege of having his work grace the faces of numerous celebrities. His favorite clients, though, are the ones he works with regularly. There are a lot of women in New Orleans who won't even buy a lipstick without Robert's advice.
You have seen Robert's work at every event in town where the fashionable people gather. He has done makeup for your next-door neighbor, your Mom, your sister (and possibly your brother!), your niece's Sweet 16, your husband's secretary, your co-worker, that teller at the bank who always looks so good, your Dr., your Dr.'s nurse, half the brides in New Orleans, and so on and so on. These are the people who make this more than just a job. To make people feel special and beautiful is a great thing, both for the client and for Robert.
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