.::The KEY to a great photograph, is a GREAT make-up Artist!!::.
I am a professional Make-Up artist in the Beauty and Fashion industry, based out of Long Island, NY. I have over 12 years professional makeup artistry experience as well as being a licensed esthetician and trained cosmetologist. Back in 2007 I started my own company, Make Up By Marisa. I freelance all over the tri-state area. I have also aquired a large bridal following from Long Island Bridal community.
Throughout my 12 years in the business, I have acquired a lot of knowledge and experience. My work has been featured in nationally printed magazines, Long Island's bridal magazine "The Knot" (www.theknot.com
)as well as having my own "Before & After" column in NOMA Magazine (National Organization of Make up artists - www.nomausa.com
) for 6 months back in 2008. My work has graced the runways of New York Fashion Week and has been featured on models for corporate events for companies such as Nickelodeon, Prudential, Veet, and many more. Frequently I work with models from FORD (www.fordmodels.com
) & Whihelmina (www.wilhelmina.com
) agencies to help them expand their portfolios and get booked for more, nationally reconized work. I worked for ABC7, for a show called "Official Heat", which aired in upstate New York - Rogers County & Toronto. It is a TRL "like" show, where the host "Miss Official Heat" interviewed musicians regarding their newest album/single release. We shot on location, usually at the artists record labels. My work on ABC and for backstage events for MAC Cosmetics has made me very well accustomed and aware of the proper set etiquette required of an artist and the professionalism to maintain around celebrities and clients. I am very well adjusted to the long hours, hard work and dedication it takes to produce a successful film, image or event. Make-up artistry isn't a job for me, but a PASSION that i have been pursuing since the age of 12 when I started reading every make-up book i could get my hands on. I was never formally trained at make-up artistry. Everything I know, Ive learned from the Industry's best's or taught myself. Whether it be reading books from - Sam Fine, Kevin Aucoin, Kryolan, and many, many more, to assisting and interning world renowned airbrush body artist Danielle Fonseca (www.thebodyofart.com
) (who is currently one of Temptu's national artists/national trainer) or watching the Oscar award winning make-up artist John Caglione Jr. (http://www.johncaglionejr.com/
), who was trained by Dick Smith himself in the late 1970's.(One of the industry's all time greatest artists! - http://www.dicksmithmake-up.com/
) I consistently continue my education, fore i believe that you can never have enough education, and especially in this industry where trends are constantly changing and new techniques are always springing up. I believe it to be a priority to stay up-to-date and current with the newest trends and techniques. I pride myself on being the best artist & most time efficient that I can be. I live for being creative and absolutely love what I do!
For awhile I was a Make-Up Instructor for New York Institute of Beauty in Islandia,NY (www.nyib.com
) and Long Island Beauty School (www.libs.com
). Their I taught specialty classes like Dinar Airbrush Classes(www.dinair.com
). I’m very thankful for all the great opportunities that have come my way in the past! It has really opened my eyes up to all the aspects of this fascinating industry.
I want to thank all the Mentors, Models, Photographers, Hair Stylists, & Wardrobe Stylists that have all contributed to my success. I have so many more dreams and accomplishments that I feel that I haven’t even started to begin!
Please feel free to Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, price quotes, or jobs.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time out to read my bio! I appreciate and love the support from all my amazing clients and peers! With out them I’d have nothing. So Thank You to everyone that has ever helped me with a project!
Changes Hair & Color Studio (Present)
Long Island Beauty School -2012
New York Institute of Beauty -2102
Official Heat - ABC 7 Western NY and Rogers Cable 18 Toronto - (www.myspace.com/officialheat
The Body Of Art - Intern For Dani - (www.thebodyofart.com
Artemix Entertainment - Body Artist - (www.artemix.com
Make-Up By Marisa - Monthly Before and After Column in NOMA Magazine (National Organization of Make-up Artists) - (2008)
Ntrigue Hair Studio - (2008-2009)
Benefit Cosmetics (2009)
MAC Cosmetics - (2005-2008)
Cosmetology -BOCES 2003-2004
Esthetics - New York Institute Of Beauty - 2004-2005
*New York State Licensed Esthetician*
MAC "Body Art" - March 2008 - Taught by MAC Senior Artists Chantel and Romero
MAC âFull Frontal Fantasyâ â October 2005
Make-Up Designory (MUD) - July 2005 - 2 Day Beauty Make-up Course
Sothys âColor Seminar and Typologyâ â April 2005
Esthesia Productions, Inc. (S. Dangelo Thompson, Owner/Instructor) âHow Toâ Make Up Seminar â July 2004
Esthesia Productions, Inc. (S. Dangelo Thompson, Owner/Instructor) âIntermediate Airbrush 101â â Make Up and Tanning Seminar â July 2004
Pamela Taylor âBasic Seminar of Professional Makeupâ â March 2004
FILM & EDITORIAL:
Firehouse Kitchen - http://www.firehousekitchenshow.com/
The Knot New York Metro - spring/ summer 2008
Out and Back Productions - June 2008 - "Need Laser Hair removal?"
NOMA Magazine - Make-up By Marisa ... Before & After -
Every month In NOMA Magazine (National organization of make-up artists)