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This story was all over the Internet Monday to one degree or another. Evidently two of Matrix’s models were also involved, and the company sent the following out:
NEW YORK – Matrix Models performers Elle Alexandra [pictured] and Rilee Marks were featured today on Page 6 of the New York Post, the newspaper’s center stage for celebrity news from around the world. The before-and after picture feature highlighted the “amazing transformations” by industry makeup artist Melissa Murphy.
“I love how the natural beauty of our models is enhanced by Melissa’s artistry,” Matrix Models owner John Steven said. “Melissa turns ‘pretty’ into ‘stunning’ every time she picks up a brush.”
“I’ve heard about Page 6 for years, but I never thought I’d be there,”
Rilee Marks enthused when she heard the news. “Do me a favor and just
look at the glamour picture, OK? That’s how I usually look,” she
“The readership of Page 6 is amazing,” Elle Alexandra said. “I’ve been
getting congratulations from my friends all day.”
Elle’s pictures are available on the New York Post website at
and Rilee can be seen at
Melissa Murphy works using the name Melissa Makeup. She cam be found
on Twitter (www.Twitter.com/XmelissamakeupX) and Instagram
Since its founding 15 years ago, Matrix Models has discovered top adult
stars and gotten them exposure as centerfolds and cover girls in
leading men’s magazines including Penthouse, Club, and Gallery.
Matrix Models clients have been published in more than 900 magazines,
with 22 models earning the coveted title of Penthouse Pet of the
Month, and 4 becoming Penthouse Pet of the Year.
The company recently expanded its services to producers, with models now available for video performing as well as stills work.
For more information, including the complete roster of Matrix Models
talent, visit the agency’s website at www.matrixmodels.com/.
Matrix Models also maintains a Twitter presence at @MatrixModels.
Matrix Models can help the adult industry’s top studios, directors,
and photographers book the most beautiful models in order to produce
the highest quality content.
Here’s another version of the story from The Huffington Post: You’ve seen them without their clothes — now see them without makeup.
Dozens of adult actresses truly bare it all in this amazing before-and-after photo series by Melissa Murphy, makeup artist to the (porn) stars.
Murphy, who has been a makeup artist for eight years, says there’s not a huge difference between doing makeup for adult film actresses and for brides on their wedding day.
“If you’re going to make a woman beautiful,” she told HuffPost Weird News, “you’re just going to make the woman beautiful.”
A makeup artist on a porn set needs to be extra careful that everything is going to stay in place, but Murphy, 35, pointed out that she would do this anyway.
She began posting before-and-after photos on instagram a few months ago, and says she never expected the images to become an overnight viral sensation. “I am grateful to all the models who have allowed me [to use their photos],” she told HuffPost.
So which porn stars make the best makeup clients?
“Joanna Angel,” Murphy told HuffPost, is “one of my favorites … She gives me a lot of creative control and she works on really interesting things … she pushes me to do things I’ve never done before.”
Murphy isn’t the only one who loves Joanna Angel. In January, intrepid HuffPost Weird News reporter Andy Campbell found out she makes a great date.
See all the photos: www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/porn-stars-without-makeup_n_2853817.html?ir=Weird+News#slide=2206031