Maria began her beauty journey early - she started working in California salons at 16, and quickly developed a passion for making each client feel their best. Maria has worked with luxury lines like Becca, Smashbox, and Lancome, but discovered that one-on-one personalized interaction was where her heart truly felt full.
Her professional makeup career began in 2012, and she quickly became one of the most sought after artists in Northern California, and was voted one of the top seven "best Makeup Artists" in the Sacramento region. Her detailed, 'natural glam' style and her vivacious personality quickly made her one of the best bridal artists in the region, and her work speaks for itself.
In 2013 Maria founded the "Makeover Marathon" - a charity event that provides makeovers, hairstyling, and photoshoots to women who are battling or who have battled cancer. She says "I just wanted to give women a little piece of what they feel like they've lost to cancer. There's literally nothing better than seeing a woman's face light up when she feels as beautiful as she looks to the rest of us." Through the Makeover Marathon events held annually; Maria has helped over 150 women receive these special makeovers, has encouraged cosmetics companies to donate over $175,000 in product to these special women, and has raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
Maria has said "its always such an amazing honor to be chosen as a bridal makeup artist. Sharing someone's big day is just unbeatable."
Maria is available for runway, editorial, film & television, prom, and bridal makeup - and she always brings her best.