Raised in the humble Los Angeles suburbs with a personality bigger than her body, Denise is an artistic and animated character with a never ending love for coffee, cats, dogs, and ramen. Beautifying since 2013, Denise is a California licensed Cosmetologist and freelance beauty painter (makeup artist). She is experienced in Men's Grooming, photo/print, commercial/tv, wedding and special event makeup. Additionally, she is trained in both Pivot Point and Aveda theory for hair and has extended education by some of Los Angeles' top tier veteran makeup artists. These Artists include Anthony Gordon (Insideous, Insidious 2, Hit The Floor, The Vampire Diaries) and Tym Buacharern (Black Panther, Hunger Games, Hit The Floor, Californiacation, Emmy Winner 2018). Makeup trainings include master classes with Make Up For Ever and Hourglass, and Benefit Cosmetics.
Raised on music from bands known for their outlandish makeup styles, in your face personas and eccentric fashion, Denise’s aesthetic is influenced by rock icons such as Debbie Harry (Blondie), Marilyn Manson, Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Gwen Stepfani (No Doubt), Luica Cifarelli (KMFDM) and Maynard James Keenan. (TOOL, A Perfect Circle). Current day influences include KPOP Idols BLACKPINK, Red Velvet, HyunA; multi-genre artists such as Kali Uchis, Kimbra and FKA Twigs.
Currently, Denise passionately works as a commercial artist, high demand brow groomer and lash lift technician with a California license in Cosmetology. Her independent studio can be found in bustling Old Town Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.