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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, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Grazia UK,

Vogue Spain, Teen Vogue, Vogue Arabia, Women's Health, Elle Greece, Elle Bulgaria, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Glamour, People Magazine, InStyle, Men's Health, Esquire, GQ, Buffalo Zine, Schon & Wonderland. 


Celebrities/Notable Personalities & Athletes:

Lenny Kravitz, Tegan and Sara, Olivia Rodrigo, 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, Alek Wek

Jessie Buckley, Wilder Woods, Benito Skinner,

Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Raury, David Guetta, Honey Dijon, Jill Biden, Romy The XX, Richard Kind


Clients (Past & Current): 

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


*Full resume available upon request



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