Yasmina Smith grew up in rural Virginia where her passion for the arts was encouraged by her bilingual family. At the age of 21, she made the decision to follow her dreams of seeing the world and moved to Vienna, Austria. Vienna became her muse and this is where she fell madly in love with the art of make-up. Her obsession for the art was fueled by her passionate, Viennese, four–time, world-champion special effect and body painting master, teacher and makeup artist, Gabriela Hajek-Renner. Under Gabriela’s tutelage, Yasmine learned the correct application and execution of looks ranging from glamour, beauty, editorial, gore, special effects,life-casting, and body painting. She also attended Makeup Designory NYC where she honed her skills in prosthetic and special effects application.
Yasmina has been an active Makeup Artist in New York City for the past 8 years and is the Makeup Department Head for Tru TV “Billy on the Street”. Over that time she has been working on celebrities, commercials, promos, reality shows, print, editorials, shorts, films and everything else that came her way. Because of this, Yasmina’s experience runs the full spectrum of the industry, from corporate to retail; from the runway to TV and print. She is able to execute any client’s demands and visions from clean beauty applications, special effects makeup, mold making, prosthetic’s, hair laying and much more.
Billy Eichner, Hilary Swank, Amy Sedaris, Paul Rudd, Andrew W.K, Andy Cohen, Nick Kroll, Leslie Fremar, Jessica White, Rachel Dratch, Seth Meyers, Neil Patrick Harris, Jay Sean, Nate Berkus, Aasfi Mandvi, Big Boi, Micheal Chernow, Sara Racey-Tabrizi, Nigel Barker, Morgan Spurlock, Willie Geist, Alejandro Ingelmo, Sasheer Zamata, Christian Borle, Bo Burnham, Jane Porter, Meghan Rosette, Chris Tamburello, Emily Tarver, Brian Unger, "Jwoww” Jenni Farely, Jack Antonoff, Rocco DiSpirito, Devin McCourty, Allison Carter Thomas, Alison Bennett, Emily Moore, Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Stacey Dales, Michelle Beisner, Melissa Stark
"E", The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Fuse, Funny or Die, VH1, MTV, GQ, Galmour, Nine West, Match.com, Discovery Channel, Wendy's, Watch Happens Live, Bravo, HGTV, Wendy Williams, Verizon, NBC
Award Shows TV/ Film/ Commercials - Makeup & Hair
Fuse/Funny or Die "Billy on the Streets", MTv Upfront 2012, MTv U "Agaisnt Our Will", MTv "MTV Jams", MTvU “Half of Us", H2 with Brian Unger, Hershey Commercial via Homestead Films, Butterfinger Commercial via Funny or Die, Morning Buzz