Mercedes is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist based in London. She covers all the London area and can travel within the UK or abroad if needed. She combines passion, creativity, intuition, hard work with high technical skills and dedication.
Her great artistry allows her to work with music personalities, fashion houses, independent designers, prestigious photographers as well as doing catwalk work. Mercedes’ makeup philosophy is to make her models look just like themselves but better! She believes that no two makeup applications will be the same; she just lets the faces tell her what they need. In some cases no concealer or fake lashes will be needed and that’s ok as each face is different and unique and not everyone needs the same makeup.
However, if the job requires further creativity, like most editorial looks do, then she can also transform the models’ face with interesting makeup techniques like concealing eyebrows or creating a new face shape with clever contouring and highlighting. She is also known for using unconventional materials such as glitters, sequence, feathers and stencils on her looks as well as using interesting airbrush techniques.
Because Mercedes is very visual and imaginative with a passion to discover and share, she started writing her own Beauty Blog where she reviews new products, PRO makeup information for shoots and beauty trends as well as her makeup secrets and catwalk looks.
Mercedes has been featured in several media projects including online publications, local newspapers, fashion websites and she was commissioned to do a special makeover video for the reputable high profile boutique media agency Hogan Media Limited.