M A K E U P  A R T






Art and Beauty have always been the guiding lights of my professional and personal path. I was born and raised in a big family in the heart of vibrant and energetic Sicily. After focusing in History of Art in University, I had the opportunity to work in museums and art galleries in Italy and New York, where I spent two amazing years and fell in love with this city. 


     Make-up has been my passion since I was a teenager. In fact, I used to spend my free time watching makeup tutorials, reading books about beauty and cosmetics and wandering around makeup stores as often as I could. The more time passed, the more my passion for make-up grew in me, keeping me awake at night and asking for a bigger commitment than just a hobby would require. 


    So I decided to uproot my life and move to London where I graduated as a professional make-up artist at AOFM, Academy of Freelance Makeup, where I had the wonderful opportunity to learn from great make-up and hairstyle professionals and  figure out whether or not this incredible passion I felt for the industry would remain just a dream or  become reality.


    After graduating at AOFM I moved to Milan, and started working as a freelance make-up artist mostly in the fashion industry. I have continued to refine my skills in many different and challenging areas, such as: Fashion Week runway shows, photoshoots, commercial campaigns, editorials, videos and e-commerce. I’ve worked for many fashion houses and brands such as Fendi, Luisa Beccaria, Philipp Plein, Iceberg, La Perla Lingerie, Ermanno Scervino, Daks London and talented fashion designers as Tiziano Guardini, Ricostru, Daizy Shely, Federico Curradi, Piccione.Piccione, San Andres Milano, Atsushi Nakashima. 


     I find that my inspiration comes from art, music videos, photography, traveling and, above all: nature and its creativity. I love being continuously up to date on current trends in cosmetics and make-up industry and collaborating with inspiring and creative minds that allow me to grow as a professional and a human being.

I specialize in beauty, editorial and runway make-up but always remain curious to explore new paths and learn new skills. 

In 2018 I was Beauty Editor at Switch Magazine, an Italian Fashion Pubblication

In art as in make-up, the image tells a story, a person, a state of mind, an event, is joy for the eyes, a journey that from the beauty of the surface leads to a mysterious world to discover, where senses, heart and mind feel at home because they are guests of Beauty.


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