Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and raised in a small Siberian city, Anastasia Durasova was fascinated by art from a young age. She started her artistic education at an art school to get the feeling of colors and shape, as well as drawing and painting skills. After finishing art school she incorporated her techniques onto the body instead of a canvas and made her first body paint work at the age of 15.
Anastasia’s early ambition to become a makeup artist began while she was doing her first body paints. Her training began at the age of 17 when she attended the Make Up Atelier Paris School. In 2000, Anastasia moved to Moscow and started working with a number of established Russian photographers. In time, she collaborated on photo commercials, music videos and eventually beauty and fashion photography.
In addition, Anastasia has appeared on several Russian TV make-over specials and acted as a makeup/body paint professional guest. She has served as a beauty advisor and judged body paint competitions. She now writes her own blog about makeup and body art.
Her editorial work can be seen in Vanity Fair, Details, Vogue Mexico, ELLE, Garage Magazine and Beauty INC, among others. Her body paint work can be seen on the covers and pages of various books and CDs. Her client list includes YSL, Maybelline New York, Make Up For Ever, Victoria's Secret, Effie Jewelry, Nine West and Nikon.
Anastasia has worked with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Platon, Mark Seliger, Kenneth Willardt, Joe McNally, Lacey, Henry Hargreaves and many others.