Dear beautiful person reading this,
In addition to showcasing my creative portfolio, I launched this site to share with all of you the things I have grown to value and love the most via my publications and product recommendations. We live in a world where our purchasing decisions greatly impact our planet and its inhabitants - necessitating conscious consumerism to be more of a household value than it ever has been before. Our oceans are dying, sea levels are rising, humans continue to live in communities without clean drinking water, and 100’s of millions of animals carry on with being tortured daily.
As a celebrity makeup artist and skincare authority, I am constantly asked what the must-have beauty products on the market are. I used to base my recommendations almost entirely off of perceived brand quality, and what was known among industry insiders as ‘the best of the best’ - however I began to realize my recommendations needed to be held to a higher standard than what the press was pushing, and what most conventional beauty brands were offering. What makes a product great extends far beyond the efficacy and popularity of the product itself - it should advocate in some way for creating a better world.
Whether it be via eco-friendly packaging, purchasing 100% cruelty-free ingredients, strictly adhering to fair-trade practices, or promoting overall brand transparency - companies that actively advocate for creating a better world are what I define as ‘the new luxury’ of our age. Whatever you’re looking for, rest assured that every single beauty product on this site I have personally reviewed, and is not only of the highest quality - but also ethically produced, cruelty-free, and sustainably packaged.
New world luxury starts with you - join the movement towards conscious consumerism, and start making thoughtful purchasing decisions today.
Lots of love,
more on austen & tyler of the parker twins makeup
With over a decade of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, Austen has established himself as a industry authority. His expertise and skill set expands from professional makeup artistry (where his work can be found gracing the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar) to beauty directing, casting directing, and beauty writing. As a New York-based beauty editor and influencer, Austen has established relationships with leading public relations firms to bring his readers and followers honest and engaging reviews on the latest and greatest beauty products currently in the market. In addition to working for major advertising and celebrity clientele, Austen also has a strong and long-standing private clientele base that endorse his makeup application and skincare consulting services.
After several years of working as a successful freelancer alongside Austen, Tyler decided to take on a less active role in their joint venture to pursue his true passion for business management. He now works as a key asset in one of largest and most successful public relations firms in the country – where he is able to exercise his business expertise while still remaining actively involved in the fast-paced world of fashion and beauty. For major projects where Austen requires time-proven managerial and creative services, Tyler will step in to ensure optimal service execution and efficiency.
THE PARKER TWINS - OUR HISTORY
Identical twins Austen & Tyler Parker are dynamic content creators, art directors, and professional makeup artists that work both separately and as a singular team. In regard to their makeup artistry, their diverse portfolio of work includes beauty, fashion, advertising, celebrity, bridal, corporate portraiture, bodypainting, television, and runway. Their makeup artistry showcases an unparalleled understanding on creating facial symmetry through time-proven blending skills, product selection, and a well-edited use of color placement - making them a preferred choice among high-profile brides and celebrities alike.
Expanding beyond their mastery of makeup artistry, The Parker Twins also work frequently with beauty and fashion brands to elevate their image and overall exposure via event production, social media management, content creation, creative direction, clean beauty brand consulting, and influencer marketing.
Austen and Tyler studied at both The University of Michigan and Baruch College, NYC - attaining business degrees in both entrepreneurship and advanced business analysis, ( including studies in fine art, art history and pre-medicine/cosmetic dermatology ) - graduating with top honors.
The twins are based in New York City & Miami - but often travel worldwide.