Hey Tobi – been meaning to write to you since last month
It’s just a note of thanks for teaching me so well years ago. I just wrapped a feature where I was lucky enough to work on Ellen Page, Alison Janney, and Rosemarie DeWitt. It had to be totally corrective, no-makeup looks for all three of them. Some of the looks varied by degrees but everything was so secondary to the performance…with a director known for never using makeup (and now can’t get away with that.)
At some point Rose said to me, “you know, you do the hardest thing really, really well.” I thought – shit, I better thank Tobi. Not only have I found the right role for myself as a thinking artist…but you armed me with a ton of knowledge in that short week…that I draw on every day I work.
Anyway – I hope you still teach if you want to…because you are great at it. If you don’t, please know the profound effect you’ve had on me. I think I’m in my 3rd year of supporting my family doing this…without a second job finally…and our occasional chats have helped me clarify my priorities and my direction.
Peace, lady…you’re the best.
Luce – http://lucecousineau.com/
““Tobi Britton is simply the best make up stylist I’ve ever worked with. She has amazing expertise, long acquired with years of experience on set and in her wonderful store; she the patience, the good humor, and the charm to keep all those that sit in her chair relaxed and themselves. I can remember a very nervous Pete Townsend succumbing instantly to Tobi’s unique combination of wit and professionalism. He was putty in her hands. I’d work with Tobi anytime, anywhere, she is the best there is.”
John Cline, Executive Producer Johncline.tv
It’s been over 10 years since I took Tobi’s
Bootcamp and began my internship at the Makeup Shop, but I still use every single thing I learned at that time on all of my clients today! Tobi is a truly gifted teacher. She taught me how and why we apply makeup in certain ways and how to be a true professional. Even all of her little tips, tricks, and sayings that I learned just by observing her are priceless. I’ll still hear her voice in the back of my head say, “erase with base” every time I wipe away a smudge of mascara xoxo
.”Kristin Luciano- houseofluciano.com
“Fantastic Tobi! I’m now living in Brazil. I can’t thank you enough- the time I walked into your store many years back and took a few classes that really was the start of my carrier as a makeup artist. Can never forget the one class when you presented everyone in the room with a black eye shadow, brushes and a clear lip gloss and said: now you do a face…. We all got the look in our faces like What does she means… I have nothing to work but a black powder!?! And then you showed us how do work like if our kit were gone, so you did it, contour, eyes, and lips with just one single black eyeshadow …. Truly inspiring me to the rest of my more then 12 year in NYC. Thanks for all. .”
“Tobi is a masters of Masters she taught me how to be soft and strong at the same time with a delicate touch and a wave of her brush she was able to change the appearance of anyone.”
“I was privileged enough to take Toby Britton’s courses and apprentice with her a few years back. She is an amazing makeup artist that has the skill and passion to have been one of my favorite teachers. Loved learning so much from her, miss you Tobi. Love Iris”