Lebec The Artist

Lebec DeWeese

Owner/Creative Director/Hair/Makeup Artist/Training Specialist  

Lebec,  believes in being a teacher with facts, not opinion. She continues to work in the industry and feels it’s a priority to be an active participant in all areas of beauty.  Her strong belief shows in her continued work experience, which elevates the student in a unique way.  Students will be inspired to gain the wealth of knowledge from a mentor with a resume they would be proud to call their own. Click to view portfolio  Lebec DeWeese





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Thank you, to all the creative talents and teams past and present that I have collaborated with during my career.

Copyright lebec makeup atelier 2004 / Lebec Photographer 2003


Lebec’s resume speaks for itself with a personality that expands the listener’s imagination to be inspired.

As a graduate in 1976 she entered college with a mind-set to become an Artist. With Fine Arts as her major she wanted more than a degree, so she added cosmetology and was awarded a state license in 1978. With hands on experience in the corporate and private sector as a hairstylist in 1979 she owned and operated her first full service hair salon and became a young entrepreneur.

“Education is fact and power. It confirms what you know and motivates you to learn what you haven’t. I continue to acquire knowledge from all types of learning experiences, not only for my personal growth but to stay on point with what is available for the individuals seeking my makeup artistry training.” – Lebec.

Ready to take on a new challenge she volunteered as a makeup artist for Irvine and Louise Rusk in 1989 after a brief meeting with them.  Lebec, became the collaborator to create and apply her makeup designs for any and everything Rusk INC.. She was granted full access to the brands public press releases, campaigns, product launches, educational & training videos and theatrical stage performances.   www.rusk1.com

While her agent continued to book her with top modeling agencies, photographers, fashion designers for advertising campaigns, catalogs and fashion runway shows. Clients such as Betsey Johnson, Mossoni, Mary McFadden, Jones of New York and countless others.

A wonderful change was taking place at Bergdorf Goodman a well-known luxury department store with remodeling of their basement into a high-end beauty level for their prestigious clientele.  Shu Uemura Cosmetics selected 3 makeup artist to represent the brand and Lebec was one of them.  She also worked in Takashymia an exclusive department store for Shu Uemura Cosmetics.  With the merger of L’Oreal USA owning 31% of Shu Uemura Cosmetics U.S., L’Oreal USA decided to promote Lebec to boutique manager for their only Soho NYC flag-ship store.   Mr. Shu Uemura  the legendary and iconic makeup artist who set the cosmetic industry on fire with his vision of “The Art of Makeup”.

The combination of 17 yrs. in New York City along with her prior experience paved the way for Lebec to pursue and accomplish all her goals and dreams as a Professional Makeup Artist and industry leader.  She has been recognized for her expertise and hands on experience to train staff to an optimum customer service in cosmetics speciality of retail sales, to head and lead a makeup team for all media.

So, of course it was only a matter of time before she founded her own cosmetic line and makeup studio. 

SUCCESS is a word, AGE is number, LIFE is to live. – Lebec

“I love what I do…to share it with the aspiring or working makeup artist is a rewarding opportunity. Having over 40 years in this industry gives me a lot of insight for others to gain from. I enjoy giving back to my artist and clients since they continue to inspire me too. I look forward to building a foundation with new makeup artists. Regardless of their status in the industry my goal is to showcase them and their work. To be a company that celebrates their efforts by recognizing their goals and achievements.” – Lebec

Lebec DeWeese Training Specialist for LMA Artist

I enjoy the interview with potential students while evaluating their knowledge and current skill level. During this process I am able to introduce the unique makeup artistry training here at lebec makeup atelier / LMA.

To create the course syllabus for the Professional Makeup Artistry Certificate program I enlisted and collaborated with our new Special Effects FX instructor and educator Ledora D. Carasca. Together we have effectively proven the ability to provide guidance, instructions, product knowledge and training in the most visually and audibly stimulating manner. Demonstrating the ability to develop a creative, challenging, informative and fun ways to deliver training and educational information.  As a mentor with my acquired years of experience combined with a fresh young highly trained professional visual, hair & makeup artist Ledora,  it has provided the opportunity to raise the bar for our exceptional program in makeup artistry training. With the combination of my exceptional abilities in make-up applications, organization skills, excellent customer service, public speaking and in leading a team of seasonal and novice makeup artist this is a rebirth of my brand and company.

Known by many as the Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsey for her tough love. Lebec, is PASSIONATE. Her goal is to see others in the industry receive all the recognition for their hard work. A strong belief that ACTION  is louder than WORDS.  She is determined to produce the QUALITY  in an artist for the opportunity to stand apart from the MASS.  She acquired an esteem reputation for her work while in New York City and she is proud to have been acknowledged by her peers.  It is NOT about ME. It’s about a TEAM!

Lebec DeWeese Professional Web Site click here


Tommy Aucoin

Artist, Communicator, Trainer, Stylist, Visionary

Lebec is truly a master of beauty and a skilled artist in every sense of the word. Her creativity and vision is second to none and a pleasure to experience.

August 26, 2014, Tommy worked directly with Lebec at Rusk Inc.

Drew Tal          Photographer NY, New York

Official Web Site drewtal.com

hello gorgeous!!!!
As you know, I do all the make up on the computer for the last 15 years. Simply because: NO HUMAN CAN REPLACE YOU, LEBEC!!!!!!!
January 22, 2010 Drew Tal worked with Lebec in New York City.

Douglas Bielanski

National Director of Education- US Prestige Beauty at Procter & Gamble

Boutique Manager – New York, NY
Shu Uemura Cosmetics “Lebec is an outstanding manager. She is organized, positive, and always inspires her staff. Lebec has a great leadership style, she keeps focus and motivates her staff to see the big picture. Lebec is a leader and visionary. Creative and elegant”.
February 25, 2010, Douglas managed Lebec indirectly at Shu Uemura Cosmetics

Sandra YU

Director of Education for SCREEN USA at SCREEN Italy

“Lebec is the most talented makeup artist I have ever known. She understands colors and faces and put together the best stage presence for any presentation. Highly recommends her positive ways and be the best she can be all the time. Lebec Makeup Atelier is the complete makeup line for anyone. You do not need to look anywhere else”.
March 11, 2010, Sandra worked directly with Lebec at lebec makeup atelier.

Hair By Nico “Making The World a Better Place One Haircut at a Time”

Official Web Site Hair By Nico

“The high caliber of her work has taken my work portfolio to the next level. In the numerous times I’ve had the privilege to work with Lebec there’s has been not much need for planning, it is like we know each others minds when it comes to any concept we come up with for our work. She’s highly team oriented allowing freedom for creativity to flow. Her craftsmanship is superb and she loves to take her work to it’s ultimate limit”.

She’s been family to me since the first time we met, She’s been a great encourager, I have much to thank her for my business and work is benefited richly by all her support and genuine constructive advice.

Her business mind and positive way of looking at life is what I know has enabled her to offer a successful future to anyone that has put a footstep in her academy. I’ve worked with many of her students and I’ve been blown away by their detailed artistry and approach of excellence that she’s pored in their lives with her ability to educate.

The Lebec Make Up Atelier is a place like no other, if make up is your passion, this is definitely a place for you…
July 14, 2009, HairbyNico was Lebec’s client



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