Italian Certified, Professional and Passionate Make Up Artist. Valentina worked for Bobbi Brown specializing in natural looks and Bridal make up but it is at London and Paris Fashion Weeks that she learned all about creativity and fashion looks. She also provided make up services for MTV and BBC U.K.
Conventional & Airbrush HD Make Up, Nails, Hair, Body Art:
- Bridal/Wedding (Western and Asian)
- Special Occasions Makeovers for Anniversaries, Red Carpets, Birthdays, Dates, Nights Out
- Kids Parties: themed and cartoon characters makeovers, face paint & Fun
- Body Art, Body Painting, Henna Painting
- Films & Music Videos
- Group Bookings
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
What to Expect
Expect from Valentina: Maximum Professionalism, Great Artistic Skills, Top Quality Products, Fun & More!
To see Valentina's works and full list of collaborations, please, go to her web page.
VALENTINA COSTA - Coming from the Fashion & Media Scene from the European Capitals of London, Paris & Milan - Internationally Published
Your Professional, Passionate Artist - Central Florida
- Make Up – Hair – Nails – Body Painting – Arts -
Fashion Eater – Arts ‘n’ Life Lover
At an early stage of her career, she explores the world of body painting, prosthetics, SFX at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria.
Valentina loves to push creative boundaries so she moves and brings some Italian flavor to one of the most inspirational cities for art: London. Here she specializes in conventional and new techniques of make up, including airbrushing, and gets into the world of fashion and brides. London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Weeks, MTV are just some of the names in her background of experiences.
London is a burst of opportunities and Valentina cannot prevent herself from extending her skills to Asian Bridal make up and Henna Painting (Mehndi).
Later on, Valentina joins Bobbi Brown. The insuperable team of Bobbi Brown taught her the best techniques and provided the most amazing make up in order to refine and optimize her bridal make up skills. Not only that, she also learnt how to enhance a woman’s natural beauty to make her feel more powerful than ever.
Make up is art. To Valentina Make up is fun, challenge and commitment. There is nothing more fulfilling than professionally providing the result the client is looking for.
Based in Orlando, FL, but constantly traveling around the world, Valentina combines her Italian taste with all the experience gained in her career path, always looking forward to new techniques and products.
Please, contact Valentina for any inquiry.
At the International Academy of Bodypainting, Austria: Bodypainting, Fashion Make Up, Multimedia Body Painting with Prosthetics and High-Definition Make Up and the New Make Up Techniques.
At AOFM Academy of Freelance Makeup, London, U.K.: Total Pro Creative Specialist Make up Artist – Conventional and Airbrush Make Up specializing in fashion (beauty, editorial, catwalk) and bridal; Nail Care, Nail Art, Gel Nails; Hairstyling.
At Beauty by Kiran, London, U.K.: Asian Bridal Make Up and Henna Painting.
WEDDING MAKE UP SERVICES:
Valentina Costa and her assistants recognize that your Wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days of your entire life. It is her pleasure to make this a fun and unforgettable experience for both you and your entire wedding party, and of course to make you look beautiful and radiant and feel at your very best! Valentina will arrive in good time to apply your makeup using top brand products, making sure that it stays on all day so that you are always ready to smile for the camera, relax and enjoy yourself. With the help of your Makeup Artist, you will look and feel fresh and energetic all Day!
You can also have all your dearest look fabulous on your Special Day as well as in the pictures: ask Valentina about her Wedding Make Up Service Packages!
Normally, Valentina stays up until the moment you leave for the Ceremony and an emergency mini Touch Up Kit can be provided. However, if you would like her to be present at the reception or at the evening venue, then, this can be arranged with pleasure on request.
Please, allow an hour for bridal makeup and do notify Valentina of any changes to make sure that your makeup is appropriate.
“Tans, hair dyes, perms and other treatments must be done well in advance and never on the week of your wedding. Manicure, pedicure and exfoliation are to be avoided on the day. It is recommended to hydrate properly and eat healthy throughout the month prior to the wedding”
Ideally, the trial should be booked at least for 4-6 weeks before the day of your wedding at a relaxed and private location of your choice, such as your own home or at Valentina’s premises. It will last from an hour and a half up to 3 hours, depending on your needs. Valentina will discuss your requirements and concerns with you to help you find the right look that will be appropriate for your dress and the venue, ensuring that you feel beautiful, confident and comfortable on your special day. The trial is essential for both you and the makeup artist and all products used will be recorded to guarantee a smooth makeover on the day of the Event. The entire party requiring make up services is invited to join the trial session at a second stage in order to discuss and organize all details.
Congratulations and Best Wishes!
Jewelry & Fashion Designers & Shows
As part of the AOFM Pro Team:
• London Fashion Week AW12 / Jean-Pierre Braganza
• London Fashion Week SS12 / Kokon To Zai, Cristina Sabaiduc, Ziad Ghanem.
• London Fashion Week AW11 / Krystof Strozyna, Jacob Kimmie, Fashion Mode, Florian Jayet, A la Disposition, Samantha Cole, Asger Juel Larsen, Mr. Lipop, C/Bruerberg, A. Hallucination.
• Paris Fashion Week / Roland Mouret.
• Pure Spirit & Stitch / Margin, Label, She, Next Gen & Best of British by Katie Price.
• / Ara Jo
Iosselliani R-01-IOS, Chiaruzzi Argento, Maria Campadello, Amanda Mocci, Irina Vinnik, Aldo Campilongo, Christina Mrozik, Ruben Ireland, Edmar Cisneros, Carne Griffiths, Graham Erwin, Sebastiano Guerriero, Iain MacArthur.
Editorial / Advertising / Campaigns / Featured
• Please! • Dazed & Confused • Another Magazine • Drome • Nero Magazine • (link hidden) • La Repubblica • Lux • Grazia Italia • Foxy Brown • T! Mag (ex Tamezine) / hair and make up
• Inception Collection / hair & make up & body art
• Il Fotografo • Naptural Roots Magazine • (link hidden) / make up
• 1883 Magazine • Idol Magazine • Headbed • F Tape / hair and/or make up – assisting
Films and Music Videos / Brash Young Turks • Lee Kern’s Celebrity Bedlam • Wheathill Music • Channel 4 & E4 • MTV Italia • Rock TV • University IUAV of Venice (Arts and Design) • TeleCinco
Artists / Overdreams • Her Story Official • Wheathill Music artist’s: Fola, Jane Ng, Jessie • Roughberry • Grand Canal Records (Max D. Blas, Okee Ru, Kaysand, Paolo Tamoni, Alex Piccini, The Smoking Guys, Die Roh, Autre)
Events / Altavoz – Halloween 2012 • Coquette by 40 Winks • Launch of Illusion D’Ombre Collection by Chanel • Grazia Magazine Event by Liberty • Padova Vintage Festival • SpolkaZoo Ltd. Fashion Show • Roughberry’s Gig at Cargo
Brands / Bobbi Brown • Benefit • Chanel • Chantecaille • Institute of Esthederm • Kiehls • Laura Mercier • Nars • Omorovicza • Ren • Shu Uemura• Sisley
Department Stores / Boots • Fenwick • House Of Fraser • Harvey Nichols • Liberty • Peter Jones • Selfridges • Space NK • Westfield (White City)
List of Photographers and Stylist on Valentina's Web Page.
Influences & Inspiration
My influences for beautiful, elegant, magic looks are:
- Italy and its Arts and Fashion, its Balance and Proportions: from Ancient Times Goddesses and Painters and Architects like Raffaello to more Modern Talented Fashion Gurus.
- Bobbi Brown
- Japan and its Precision (brushes, eye lashes, and whatnot)
My influences for more creative looks are: artists like Pat McGrath, Alex Box founder of Illamasqua, brands like Mac, Shu Uemura, Make Up Forever, and dozens of newer or older Artists that I come across everyday, not necessarily just related to make up.
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