Scott Barnes had a fantasy of being an expressive art painter. Charting his course, Scott moved to New York City in 1984 and attended New York’s renowned Parsons School of Design.
Scott was encouraged by a photographer to become a makeup artist and use his skills of understanding light and creating color with the human face as his canvas. Scott started doing makeup for fashion photography shoots which immediately made him famous as a makeup artist in the industry.
In 2004, Scott founded his own brand, Scott Barnes Cosmetics. 130 of Scott Barnes Cosmetics products were carried in Saks Fifth Avenue, USA, and also Holt Renfrew in Canada.
Shu Uemura, founder of Shu Uemura Cosmetics, chose to mentor Scott; and, enlisted Scott to help develop his “Atelier Line", which honed Scott's skills further in developing his own cosmetics formulations and professional tools.
COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
In addition to his celebrity and editorial work, Scott is a committed makeup educator and product creator. Scott custom designed and launched a successful line of professional products like his Pro Brush Collection and renowned face and eye palettes. Scott has hosted comprehensive on- stage master classes and regularly shares his expertise with makeup artists and highly engaged fans around-the-world through social media. He has authored two acclaimed books, About Face and Face to Face.
THE BIRTH OF "THE GLOW"
Scott Barnes continues to shape and redefine the makeup industry as he has been doing for over 3 decades. Scott Barnes has spent over 20 years sculpting and contouring the famous and influential to perfection.
Scott Barnes originated the glowy, dewy skin look we all strive to attain, now known as "The Glow". Shimmery skin, bold eyeshadow, and neutral lips. Everyone wanted to mimic the Scott Barnes signature glow; and his internationally best-selling product, the Body Bling bronzer, was born.
Scott Barnes wants every woman to discover her glow, and what makes her skin and face shimmer. Using Scott’s signature shimmering products and following Scott's tips can help you achieve "The Glow" year-round.