I am a professional Make-up Artist for the Film and Television Industry.
I’m originally from Portugal. I’ve settled in Sydney Australia since my early teens. That’s where I call home these days. Lived and worked in Canada and USA for many years while following my heart’s passion.
I’ve created “A More Beautiful Make-up” blog, as a platform in which I wish to share my knowledge and experience of my many years in the business. Being it the tips and tricks of the trade or what you should have in your make-up kit, “on-set etiquette”, how to breakdown a script, designing and create individual looks for a movie or television show, budgets and lots more while doing it all with a smile! Enjoying every working day to the last fake lash.
Continuously educating myself in the Makeup and Beauty Industry has led me to having a very extensive Beauty library! Books from famous photographers, Makeup Artists , Designers, Fashion Creators, Cosmetologists, Beauty Columnists and many “Life” magazines, Vogue, Happer’s Bazzar, Vanity Fair etc etc etc.
Searching the internet for the greatest and latest, leads me to many beauty blogs, an extensive online articles and discussions… My finds I will share in this blog, mixed in with my opinion and experiences.
I hope that within these pages I’ll inspire those who want to become Make-up Artists or, if you simply want advise on what color eyeshadow best suits your eyecolor… therefore creating a community linked by a common passion and interest…MAKEUP and BEAUTY the Healthy way when we can….
- Girl vs Monster (Disney) 2012 Makeup Designer
- Underworld: Awakening (2011) (makeup designer)
- Sucker Punch (2011) (makeup designer) (trailer bottom of page)
- TRON: Legacy (2010 (makeup department head)
- Tooth Fairy (2010/I) (makeup department head)
- Watchmen (2009) (makeup department head) (trailer bottom of the page)
- Mistresses (2009) (TV) (makeup department head)
- Passengers (2008) (makeup department head)
- 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) (Make-up Department Head)
… aka “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
- Eragon (2006) (key makeup artist: Vancouver additional photography)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (Key makeup artist- Vancouver)
… aka “X-Men 3″ – Singapore (English title), USA
- She’s the Man (2006) (Make-up Department Head)
- Underworld: Evolution (2006) (Head of Department) (as Rosalina DaSilva)
- House of Wax (2005) (Make-up and Hair Designer)
- Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) (Head Of Department)
Over the many years of my career, I had the great pleasure to work with some very fine and talented Actors, Actresses….
Here are a few of them:
Abbie Cornish, Alicia Silverstone, Amanda Bines, Angie Harmon, Anne Hathway, AntonioBanderas, Ashley Judd, Ashton Kutcher, Beau Garrett, Azie Tesfai, Bill Nighy,BillyCurdup, Carla Gugino, Carmen Electra, Carrie-Anne Moss, Cary Elwes,
Chad Michael Murray, Channing Tatum, Charles Dance, Chris Evans, Craig Sheffer,Dana Delany, Daniel Day-Lewis, David Hasselhoff, Delta Goodrem, Dianne Wiest, Dominic Purcell, Ellen Page, Elisha Cuthbert,Elizabeth McGovern, Emily Browning, Ethan Hawke, Famke Janssen,Garrett Hedlund, Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Hillary Duff, Hugh Jackman,Ion Gruffudd, Jack Lemmon, Jackie Chan, James Brolin, Jane Badler,
Jared Padalecki, Jason Alexander, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Jessica Alba,Juliette Binoche ,John Ritter, Kerris Dorsey, Kerry Washington, Kat McNamara, Kim Katrall, Lena Olin, Leonardo DiCaprio,Linda Hamilton, Lisa Renna, Lucy Liu, Lyn Whitfield, Mark Da Cascos, Marlin Akerman, Marsha Mason, Mathew Goode , Max Von Sydow, Melanie Griffin, Mellissa Gilbert, Michael Sheen, Molly Ringwald, Monica Potter, Nicollette Sheridon, Noah Taylor, Olivia Holt, Olivia Newton-John, Olivia Wilde, Paris Hilton,Patrick Wilson, President Bill Clinton, River Phoenix , Rebecca Gilling, Romain Bohringer, Sami Lukis, Sandra Hess, Sarah Paulson, Scott Speedman, Serinda Swan, Selma Blair, Sheryl Lee, Sir Ian MacKellen, Stephen Rae,Stockard Shanning, Tipi Hedren, Tara Reid, Terence Stamp, Treat Williams,Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Williams, Vera Wang, Youki Kudoh…
Zack Snyder, Yves Simoneau, Lee Rose, Michael Gillard, Rod Hardy, Len Wisemen, Jaume-Collette Serra, David Zucker, Andy Fickman, Peter Weir, Michael Caton-Jones, Scott Hicks, Tom Dey, Joseph Kosinski, Michael Lambeck etc etc etc