The self-taught, Los Angeles , CA native specializes in clean makeup application, as well as makeup for; fashion editorial, beauty, bridal, advertising and television. Her clients come from all walks of life with one desire, to have their natural beauty enhanced and perfected, a task Gabriela has mastered. “Enhancing natural beauty without exaggerating is what I enjoy most,” she says. Her professional makeup career began in 1999 with her first retail cosmetic job at Lancom cosmetic company.
Through years of working for various beauty and cosmetic brand leaders including; MAC, Bare Minerals and Youngblood she gained a superb aptitude for classic technique and familiarity with products and mastered what she’s known most for, “the natural clean face.” Her retail background opened doors to her full time freelance career beginning in 2004 when she was asked to work Her first film, I’m Rick James.
With a career in the beauty industry spanning almost 2 decades now, Gabriela has worked on countless photo shoots, films, TV shows and has even appeared most recently on makeup artist reality shows (2017 & 2018). The makeup artist made her appearance on Lifetimes,Glam Masters as a competitor and The Look All stars.
PASSION FOR BEAUTY
Makeup artist Gabriela Cardenas eats sleeps and breathes makeup. Always seeking perfection, her passion, drive and enthusiasm keep her in demand. The highly sought-after makeup artist creates facial masterpieces using the blank canvases of brides, models and celebrities alike. As a child Gabriela sought outlets for her creative expression and artistry, often experimenting in her mother’s makeup and using her barbies & cousins faces as her canvas, not knowing then that makeup would be the artistic outlet she would find and pursue later in life, professionally in her career.