National Makeup Artist
“There are two things I always remind my clients. First, beautiful makeup always starts with a proper skincare ritual and second, always have fun with your makeup.”
Yves Saint Laurent’s National Makeup Artist, Armando Ramos’ passion for YSL is rooted in childhood memories of his mother. “My mother being a career woman was always a minimalist when it came to makeup. The one thing she never forgot before she walked out the door was her bold red lip and signature Yves Saint Laurent Opium scent.” The ability to transform and empower someone with the use of makeup is what first inspired Armando to become a makeup artist. Since then Armando continues to draw inspiration from nature, architecture, and old Hollywood glamour. “I love researching past beauty icons from the film noir era of Hollywood.”
Armando’s strengths lie in his ability to transform his clients from a beautiful fresh day look into a camera ready red carpet glamorous look equipped with techniques in contouring and highlighting. With a wealth of experience in the entertainment and fashion world, Armando has worked on the sets of music videos, film, print, and TV. From TV shows such as Conan O’Brian, David Letterman and MTV to backstage at Fashion Shows such as Hugo Boss, Marchesa, and Diesel it is Armando’s job to turn behind-the-camera beauty into achievable, everyday glamour that is customized to his client’s best features and personal needs. Women leave Armando’s chair armed with all the tips and know-how to recreate their personalized looks at home.
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