Spotlight: Makeup Artist, Vanesa Varela

Vanesa Varela, Celebrity MUA based in NJ/NYC. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Vanesa has been doing makeup since 2005, she first started with drawing and graphic design. One day she picked up a makeup brush and saw what incredible things can be created from doing makeup artistry. To this day she has been able to work with stars like Charli Baltimore, Neon Hitch and many others. She continues on inspiring others through her unique and versatile creations. Vanesa graduated from The Val Garland School of Makeup this August, where she was able to work under Val Garland's amazing talent. Vanesa is inspired mostly by her favorite Makeup Artists Val Garland and Pat McGrath. She continues on working towards her success in giving all thanks and praise to the Lord. In five years from now Vanesa plans on opening her own makeup studio and publishing a coffee table beauty book filled with her creations.

Vanesa Varela



Don't think about creating too much, just go with the flow.

Start off with the eyes before anything, eyeshadow tends to leave fallout.

For graphic lines, carve out the lines with Kat Von D's tattoo liner for precision first

then fill in with shadow or paints.

When applying lashes, have the model look down. Don't let the model close his/her eyes

until glue is fully dried. Always make sure the measure lashes on model before gluing.

To apply face crystals use Mehron's Ad Gem, for the glitter on the eyes apply a small tab of

MAC's Mixing Medium liquid to the entire eye and then apply glitter on top. The mixing medium will secure all of the glitter used in the look.

Never forget skincare! It is the most important for making the skin look radiant and allowing all the products last longer on the skin. It also protects the skin from the makeup used.

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