Derek Medina

Derek's Bio

Derek Medina, a Bronx native, found his calling while doing makeup for fashion shows at Katherine Gibbs College. Medina then began freelancing for fashion photographers and stylists, and had his work published in various magazines, shooting covers, fashion editorials, and ad campaigns. Medina has almost 20 years of experience in the beauty industry working for celebrities and cosmetic brands. He is currently a freelance makeup artist, working independently around New York City and New Jersey on photo shoots and teaching makeup classes. He also works part-time with Kryolan Professional Makeup as a cosmetic retail artist and workshop instructor.

"My absolute favorite MŌDA brush set is the gorgeous Mythical 6pc Star travel Kit! It has all that you need for a full face! These luxurious but inexpensive brushes will aid in a beautiful application of any of your makeup products! These brushes are all very versatile for whatever your comfort level is with makeup! I adore the color and beautiful long unicorn style handles."