Matt "Phoenix" Limbach
Matt was born and raised outside Philadelphia where he became interested in makeup while attending Cosmetology class and working for a local haunted house attractions in the area. In January of 2003 he departed for sunny Orlando, FL where he made his mark running an entertainment company specializing in nightlife entertainment and special events. During this time he began working for Universal Studios during their annual Halloween Horror Nights events as a “Scareactor.” As his name gained recognition in the local nightlife and arts scene, he was soon introduced to the world of Special Effects Make-Up and Body Painting. It was soon after being introduced to and then learning the basic elements of these body arts that Matt began refining his methods in these art forms and then became completely immersed in each of them once he was mentored by and began working with notable Body Painter Nix Herrera of the Sci-Fi show's FaceOff and Naked Vegas.
Matt is seen annually at the conventions around the country such as IMATS, FABAIC, Monster Mania and many others. Matt has worked with companies such as Wolfe Face Art and FX, European Body Art (EBA), and Delia's Makeup and Theatrical Supply. He has returned to the Greater Philadelphia area with an appetite for creativity and an arsenal of ideas. His technical prowess in turning the blueprints of his mind into a tangible reality.
MUD Beauty Makeup Program - Metro Beauty Academy - 2014
2nd Place - Tattoolapalooza Body Paint Competition 2012
1st Place - National Haunters Convention 2013 -Team Challenge w/Delia de Cock