NYC Makeup Artists

 Dena Olivieri | MUA

Dena Olivieri | MUA

Dena Olivieri

Dena Olivieri is a New York film and TV makeup artist, as well as being a Make Up For Ever Academy Alumni. Dena has studied under some of the most well respected make-up artists in the industry. She is knowledgeable about makeup application techniques of various kinds and can tailor each look to the setting, lighting, wardrobe, and facial features of the talent. Dena has an outgoing personality and a flair for communication making her clients feel comfortable and at ease. 

On top of HD, natural and runway makeup she is also proficient in special effects applications such as; major/minor wounds, burns, bruises, realistic injury simulation, bald cap making/application, tattoo cover and prosthetic application. As well as aging, character development, wig application, beard application & face hair laying.

Dena has worked on various short films, music videos, corporate shoots, feature films, live events and more and has a great passion for her work on set.

 Ta Ming Chen | MUA

Ta Ming Chen | MUA

Ta Ming Chen

"I believe that every woman is beautiful in her own way, make-up is a tool to enhance that beauty." Ta Ming Chen is a fashion and beauty Make-Up Artist based in New York City. She originally hails from Taiwan, having come to New York City with a strong passion to fulfill her dreams. She has been working with models, designers, photographers, film directors, producers, recording artists, actors, and every other kind of human being. Some of the brands she has worked with included BMW, Hugo Boss, Lola Hats, The Transience, Members of Society, John Paul Ataker, Little Me, Crow Philosophy, Akou New York, and Mander Jewelry. Bringing great energy, a positive outlook, finely-honed skills, and excellent taste to each shoot, Ta Ming is an incredible asset to each and every production she is on.


 Samantha Lennon | MUA

Samantha Lennon | MUA

Samantha Lennon

Samantha Lennon is a down to earth consultant & freelance makeup artist from The Bronx, NY. Her experience and knowledge as a makeup artist (from a corporate background) of 15 years led her in a direction of creating a business for the hundreds of clients she’s had over the years, who were lost when it came to makeup application. This wasn’t a small percent, this was the majority. She created personalized beauty consultations and brought the education to ones home and to teach the fundamentals of makeup.

Each consultation is completely personalized, and the client receives an educational course in makeup,application & technique and will know how to apply their own makeup by the end of the sessions. She does the heavy lifting for her clients, taking the complicated and often intimidating and overwhelming wealth of products from the shelves right to the comfort of their own home. She started her business back in the recession of 2008 and has never looked back.

Samantha also enjoys writing for and


Beautiful Faces by Rachel

Rachel is a NYC-based Professional Makeup Artist, who developed a passion for make-up at a very early age. It all began with dabbling in her Mom’s make-up bag as a child.  As she got older, there were frequent visits to department store counters to get her own make-up done and numerous purchases that helped to fuel her passion. But that wasn’t enough! She realized that she had a calling for creating “beautiful faces” not just for herself, but also for others.

Rachel wanted to be a professional, so she obtained her certification as a professional Makeup Artist and a Bridal Makeup Specialist at the Lia Schoor Institute in NYC. She then went on to join the MAC Cosmetics Team. Rachel also worked for CHANEL Cosmetics. Rachel is currently freelancing. Her work has appeared in GLAMOUR Magazine. Rachel is also doing the make-up for the sportscasters of the NY Rangers on high definition TV. Rachel has worked for the Dan Patrick show, the Today Show, The Jockey Club on FOX Sports 1, Hydraulic Jeans, AG Hair Products, TRESemme hair products, for the Celebrity Beach Bowl and for Iron Horse Cinema.

Rachel takes pride in being a good listener and paying close attention to her clients input. Intuitive by nature, Rachel can bring her clients vision to life by choosing colors that will compliment them as an individual. She is known for creating beautiful looks that are as unique as her individual clients are.

Rachel believes that the beautiful faces she has created have empowered her clients. Furthermore, her clients leave her presence with an overall experience not just a make-over.

As Coco Chanel said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Rachel can help you get there.


Leslie Hughes

“I love what I do. It’s fun and very Zen. Plus it’s nice to know that I’ve helped my clients achieve their goals by making them or their models look and feel great!

My work has appeared in Magazines (Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Talent in Motion, etc.), on TV (Fox, TLC, The Discovery Channel, etc.), in Film (Aqua, Forgive and Forget, Us Sinners, etc.) and on Stage (The Donkey Show, A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol, Growing Up 70’s, etc.).”