At the tender age of seven, Albee was already showing signs of his natural talent. He was prone to creating animal faces on his kid brother using makeup he sneaked from his mother’s beauty drawer.
He worked his way up to becoming a familiar face behind the scenes in NYC’s fashion world. As a member of some of NYC's top artistry teams, he soon became a fixture on every fashion set and runway show, expanding his skill-set even more.
After working on a Michel Kors Spring 2007 runway show, Albee, met celebrity makeup artist, Mally Roncal, and the two hit it off immediately. She asked him to give her a hand with Tracy Reese's fashion show, which then blossomed into Albee spending the next six years traveling the globe as Mally Beauty's spokesperson. His new role included leading a team of artists, trend forecasting, social media management, as well as QVC appearances with Mally. Albee’s talent and magnetic personality resonated and he quickly became a household name in beauty. Despite his commercial success, he still felt there was a huge disparity between the behind the scenes – artistic know-how and the real, everyday application of women who love wearing makeup. He then set out, determined to bridge that gap.
In Spring 2012, Albee’s work was spotted by celebrity designer Marc Bouwer. The two instantly became friends and Albee executed many of Bouwer's signature, avant-garde editorial looks used in his couture collections till this day.
"Don't be afraid to push it with your makeup you want to give them something they'll remember you by." - Marc Bouwer, Designer
Albee's career took a creative turn when he became a go-to artist for beauty editors and bloggers regarding new finds in the cosmetics industry as well as, how to's, and tips and tricks that served to demystify makeup to it’s real consumers. This new endeavor catapulted Albee from makeup artist to on-air beauty expert.
He has seen been on Bravo's The Fashion Show hosted by his long time friend, Isaac Mizrahi. MTV fell in love with his snarky but charming on-air persona combined with his vast knowledge in beauty and cast him as the beauty expert on their show Girl, Get Your Mind Right hosted by dating expert and show host, Tionna Smalls.
"Albee's extensive beauty knowledge makes him an ideal contributor for our beauty pages at Family Circle Magazine. His expert tips and tricks are user-friendly and easy for our readers." - Syden Abrenica, Beauty Editor
Albee is currently based in NYC and continues to work as an on-air beauty expert and makeup artist. He's proud of his contributions regarding tips and current makeup trends to such publications like Family Circle Magazine and Maggie London . He continues to be an advocate for real women by passionately sharing his couture beauty knowledge and painstakingly translating it into easy application for makeup lovers and everyday use.