An artist who has gone from paint and pencils, Mariluz West, is now an award winning makeup artist that uses makeup to create exceptional images on all canvases of the human face and body.
Mariluz attended the Learning Institute for Beauty Sciences for hair in NY, NY, but quickly learned that makeup was her first love to which she had to return. Though she went to Beauty school for hair, Mariluz has never taken any formal makeup training. From a very young age, Mariluz would mimic looks she would see in magazines or television until she developed her own technique and style of makeup application.
She began her professional career over ten years ago working under the talented Andrea Fairweather of Fairweather Faces. During her time with Fairweather Faces, she had the opportunity to work for notable companies such as BET, 20/20, and various other network television shows. Mariluz also maintained looks for numerous celebrity clientele as well as multiple presidential candidates.
As her career has progressed, so has her domain of venues. Her work has been noted on the runways of NYC Fashion Week, multiple publications and magazines and has crossed borders to create looks for fashion collections and designers.
Among her accolades is Golden Scissors Makeup Artist of the Year, Hair Oscars Makeup Competition Winner, Philadelphia RAW Makeup Artist of the Year Award Nominee, Featured Makeup Artist for Coiffure Magazine and Voted Best Makeup Artist for SoJo Magazine’s Happening List.
Mariluz has mastered the art of working with any skin tone and is known for creating clean flawless looks. Her philosophy for makeup is to work as if Photoshop does not exist, yielding the most precise look possible. Though she enjoys simple beauty looks, she most enjoys being able to utilize her creativity for the avant garde.
In addition to her artistry, Mariluz is also a reputable instructor. She has headed many classes and individual instruction, leading the way for other artists and individuals to pursue their dreams of working in the makeup world or refine their personal beauty routine.
She considers every person whom she works with an honor and privilege and treats them as so. Her desire is to provide more than just a makeup application, but rather an experience, sharing her love, passion and knowledge to empower, uplift and enlighten.
Mariluz currently resides in New Jersey, but can be found trotting the globe lending her talents all over the world.