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Maria Ortega is a self taught makeup artist originally from California who now resides in New York City.  She moved to New York in pursuit of a makeup career. She works in NYC, Los Angeles, Milan, & Paris. 


Maria is a  makeup artist of the Local 798 IATSE Union.

Maria is represented by South James agency.



Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Wonderland,

Vogue, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue, USA, Women's,,  USA,  Elle Greece, Elle Bulgaria,

L'Officiel Malaysia, NYLON Singapore,

Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Grazia UK, Glamour, People Magazine, People Style Watch, InStyle, Men's Health Serbia 


Celebrities/Notable Personalities & Athletes:

Lenny Kravitz, Tegan and Sara, Tove Lo, Snoop Dogg, Jane Lynch, Joey McIntyre, Travis Scott,   Jackie Cruz, Diane Guerrero, Kimiko Glenn,

Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit, 50 Cent, Why Don't We, Jason Mraz, James Blunt, Kate Nash,

Camren Bicondova, Jessie Buckley, Wilder Woods, Benito Skinner, Jason Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Alek Wek, Victor Cruz, Raury, Nico Tortorella,

Kevin Willis, Zola Jesus, Jill Biden, Ronda Rousey,

Richard Kind, David Guetta,  Honey Dijon,

Romy The XX


Clients (Past & Current): 

Fendi, Beats By Dre, L'Oreal, Nike, Lancome, Neutrogena, Kiehls, Maybelline, Google, Apple, Canon, Soul Cycle, Atlantic Records, Hearst, Peloton, Capitol Records, Bio Oil, ZocDoc, Audible,  Tylenol, Gatorade, Netflix, Peter Thomas Roth, Chase, WeWork, Aussie, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


*Full resume available upon request