About Make the Rest Up

Growing up, I was the only girl that looked like me in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My mom didn’t know how to do makeup. As an internet kid, I learned online and was always imitating the looks I loved. Soon, I was doing all my friends makeup before dates or school dances. As I entered the professional world as a sales and marketing professional, I realized how much more confident I felt when I felt fierce in my makeup. A little extra eyeliner made me feel like I could stand out in the board room, even if it was all in my head. For me, Make the Rest Up is about delivering a bit of confidence to the powerful women around me while doing a bit of good around the world.

NATASHA RUSS

Natasha was raised in Albuquerque New Mexico with a love of marketing, technology, good food, and makeup. Natasha earned her bachelor’s in Advertising and Communications. After working as an ad agency digital media planner in Cincinnati, Ohio, Natasha went on to help build a client services and pre-sales team at marketing analytics start-up, Adometry. When Adometry was acquired by Google, Natasha and her husband, John, moved to San Francisco but left their hearts in Austin Texas. With Make The Rest Up, Natasha continues to live her dream of turning passion into entrepreneurship.

 

 

ANNA FUGATE DOWNS

Anna Fugate-Downs is a born-and-raised Texan whose passion for makeup grew naturally out of her love of theater and stage acting. After earning a degree in Wig Making and Makeup Design from UT Austin, Anna went on to win the Student of the Year title from the Vancouver Film School for her work in the Makeup Design for Film and Television program. She returned to Austin in 2011, where she received certifications from multiple makeup brands and is now a full-time freelance makeup artist. Her work has appeared in films, television series, magazines, and ad campaigns. She lives outside Austin with her husband, dogs, and two cats. Her favorite color is neon rainbow.