Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and raised in a small Siberian city, Anastasia Durasova was fascinated by art from a very young age. She started her artistic education at an art school to get the feeling of colors and shape, as well as drawing and painting skills. After finishing art school she incorporated her techniques onto the body instead of a canvas.
Anastasia’s early ambition to become a makeup artist began while she was doing her first body paints. Her training began at the age of 17 when she attended the Make Up Atelier Paris School.
In 2000, Anastasia moved to Moscow and started working with a number of established Russian photographers. In time, she collaborated on photo commercials, music videos and eventually beauty and fashion photography. Anastasia’s passion for art and painting along with her love for fashion and beauty photography led her to her current home base, New York City, in 2008.
Her editorial work can be seen in Vogue China, Vogue Portugal and Vogue Mexico, Interview (Russia), GARAGE, VS, Out Of Order, Harper’s Bazaar, L’officiele, Marie Claire, Elle, Magame Figaro, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Details to name a few. Her body paint work can be seen on the covers and pages of various books and CDs.
Client list includes YSL, Maybelline New York, Covergirl, Estee Lauder, Stuart Weitzman, Cutler & Gross, Nicholas Kirkwood, Victoria’s Secret, MAKE UP FOR EVER, NIKON.
Anastasia worked with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Ellen Von Unwerth, Paola Kudacki, Platon, Greg Kadel, Chris Colls, Jem Mitchell, Mark Seliger, Kenneth Willardt, Robert Trachtenberg, Norman Jean Roy, Cass Bird, Jim Wright, Henry Leutwyler, Joe McNally, Jamie Nelson, Sarah Silver, Lacey and others
In 2016 Anastasia was invited to create makeup looks for unparalleled show 24 decades of popular music by creator of the show and amazing performer Taylor Mac.
Fascinated by the New York City’s vibrant colors and sounds, she looks forward to her most expression creations.