JUNE, 2016- TAMPA, FL. – Edward Rodriguez, a professional makeup artist and hair stylist in Tampa, was asked to provide his gifted talent for theatre makeup at Raw Fusion 2016, a fashion show that helps raise money for charities in Mankato, MN, near Minneapolis. Edward had worked at the event the past five years, but he moved to Tampa recently. The event managers valued his makeup artistry so much they sponsored him to come back for the sixth year.
Raw Fusion is a fashion show that benefits non-profit organizations related to children and families in their communities. This year’s beneficiary was One Bright Star, an organization that offers financial and counseling support to families who have experienced the loss of a child.
The event was held at the Verizon Center, and the theme was Cirque du Freak, sponsored by the Minnesota River Builder’s Association. The fashions worn in the show were ‘constructed’ from building materials including mirror, tile, carpet, wood, cement and duct tape.
“It was an honor to be invited for the sixth year. They went out of their way to bring me back. The event raised a lot of money for a great cause,” said Edward.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Edward spent 20 years in Las Vegas, NV, before moving to Tampa. He learned the art of theatre makeup when he was a dancer in Broadway-caliber shows there. “I saw my cast mates before makeup and couldn’t believe they were the same people when they were standing next to me on stage. I realized how makeup can transform people and I have been perfecting the craft of makeup artistry ever since.”
Edward has worked for many top-notch makeup brands including Bobby Brown, Chanel, Mac and Estee Lauder. In addition to hair cuts and color, he does makeup for weddings, events, proms, engagement photos, model head shots, video productions and theatre productions. He also offers makeup consulting and lessons.
“Makeup gives people more confidence,” he said. “It’s like giving them an enhanced version of themselves."
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