Comic books, Madonna, and a black cat named Maverick.
Roberto's initial exposure to the cosmetics industry came from a corporate perspective at MAKE UP FOR EVER where he oversaw operations and organized country-wide trainings for the US field team.
However all of that came much after a childhood filled with tracing the silhouettes of heroes & heroines from the pages of his favorite comic books. Today the walls of his apartment are covered in paintings (created by Roberto himself) of Catwoman, He-Man, She-Ra, as well as multiple framed Madonna LPs.
The transition from painting onto canvas to painting onto skin came naturally to Roberto. He started making up his friends and colleagues before they went out, and soon enough started assisting makeup artists during fashion week, on commercials, and for various photo shoots, absorbing technique and product knowledge as he went.
Officially resigned from corporate America, Roberto now does makeup full time. He particularly prides himself on his ability to create the look of impeccably perfect skin on any skin tone, texture, or age. His passion for the beauty world is only multiplied by his desire to learn something new every day and share what he knows with every new client; be they model, actor, singer, or a bride-to-be!
Resume, client list, and references available upon request.