Biography 2019-06-28T16:55:48+00:00

Makeup Artist — Los Angeles, California — Lisa Smith

Shuba Magazine, Number 25, Volume 8, pgs. 90-93
Picton Magazine, June 2019, N125, pgs. 42-45
Surreal Mag, May 2019, Issue 554, pgs. 8-13
Faddy Magazine, Italy, Volume 1, Issue 4, pgs. 8-11
Xiox Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2, pgs. 10-19
Elléments Magazine, Fall 2018, Issue 11, pgs. 86-89
XIOX Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 10, pgs. 6-13
Feness Clothing Campaign – Los Angeles, California
Bomshire Athletics Campaign – Los Angeles, California
Venom Cosmetics Campaign – Orlando, Florida

Revolve digital ad in Times Square, June 2019
New York City, New York

‘Neither Do I,’ recording artist Sammi Nicks (Jamcor Music Entertainment)
Makeup artist on supportive cast
Los Angeles, California

‘Hey Little Papi’ recording artist Sofia Boyden (Tacoma Records)
Hair/makeup artist
Van Nuys, California

‘Magic!’ documentary segment (Sony Music Entertainment)
Makeup artist for Canadian reggae band
Los Angeles, California

Harklinikken Hair Restoration testimonial videos (Digital Caviar Films)
Hair/makeup artist 
Tampa, Florida

Pilot ‘Djinn Joint’ (Digital Caviar Films)
Key hair/makeup artist
Sarasota, Florida

Baby Quasar Skincare instructional video
Hair/makeup artist
Clearwater, Florida

Clear Ray for Ulta video
Hair/makeup artist
Clearwater, Florida

‘Exposed,’ short film (Florida Independent Filmmakers)
Key makeup artist
Melbourne, Florida

‘Underwood’ (Stormy Night Films)
Makeup artist
Central Florida

WACX TV and Afrotainment
Makeup artist
Orlando, Florida

Buffalo Zine Magazine, A Taste of Espana, No. 7, SS 2018 
Makeup assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pgs. 48-59
Makeup assistant for AJ Crimson
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

On Makeup Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pgs. 6-13
Hair assistant for Erika Lee

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pgs. 24-37
Makeup/photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

Viet Beauty Magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pg. 90
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pgs. 92-115
Wardrobe styling assistant for Patricia Hartmann and Susan Holmes

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 12
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez
Wardrobe styling assistant for Patricia Hartmann, Nicoleta Vaculov and Katya Pushkina

Lisa Smith was born in Carriacou, Grenada and raised in St. Thomas U.S.V.I. She moved with her family to Central Florida as a teenager, where she did some modeling and fell in love with makeup. She went to fashion school in South Florida and later continued her education at the University of Florida and subsequently landed a career in Veterinary Medicine. Years into this field she realized she yearned for a change.

For many years, she studied her favorite makeup artists’ techniques and practiced makeup applications on friends and family. And with the encouragement of her peers, she ventured into her career as a makeup artist. She started by first purchasing a camera, applying makeup on friends and capturing their images for her portfolio. She used the images to find photographers to collaborate with for test shoots and worked on film sets around Central Florida.

Lisa subsequently relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue her aspirations as a film makeup artist. Nearly two years after moving to LA she participated in an interactive editorial workshop and fell in love with the art of editorial makeup. Her new passion for photography led her to assisting a local photographer/makeup artist, who later became her mentor. She then pursued new aspirations to do both editorial makeup and beauty photography. By capturing her own images and understanding the way light affects the imagery of makeup, made her a more valuable artist on set.

Lisa continues to perfect her craft in makeup and photography while working on set and also doing her own editorial shoots for magazines.

Makeup Artist — Lisa Smith
Los Angeles, California

Xiox Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2, pgs. 10-19
Elléments Magazine, Fall 2018, Issue 11, pgs. 86-89
Faddy Magazine, Italy, Volume 1, Issue 4, pgs. 8-11
Surreal Mag, May 2019, Issue 554, pgs. 8-13
Picton Magazine, June 2019, N125, pgs. 42-45
XIOX Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 10, pgs. 6-13
Feness Clothing Campaign – Los Angeles, California
Bomshire Athletics Campaign – Los Angeles, California
Venom Cosmetics Campaign – Orlando, Florida

Revolve digital ad in Times Square, June 2019
New York City, New York

‘Neither Do I,’ recording artist Sammi Nicks (Jamcor Music Entertainment)
Makeup artist on supportive cast
Los Angeles, California

‘Hey Little Papi’ recording artist Sofia Boyden (Tacoma Records)
Hair/makeup artist
Van Nuys, California

‘Magic!’ documentary segment (Sony Music Entertainment)
Makeup artist for Canadian reggae band
Los Angeles, California

Harklinikken Hair Restoration testimonial videos (Digital Caviar Films)
Hair/makeup artist 
Tampa, Florida

Pilot ‘Djinn Joint’ (Digital Caviar Films)
Key hair/makeup artist
Sarasota, Florida

Baby Quasar Skincare instructional video
Hair/makeup artist
Clearwater, Florida

Clear Ray for Ulta video
Hair/makeup artist
Clearwater, Florida

‘Exposed,’ short film (Florida Independent Filmmakers)
Key makeup artist
Melbourne, Florida

‘Underwood’ (Stormy Night Films)
Makeup artist
Central Florida

WACX TV and Afrotainment
Makeup artist
Orlando, Florida

Buffalo Zine Magazine, A Taste of Espana, No. 7, SS 2018 
Makeup assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pgs. 48-59
Makeup assistant for AJ Crimson
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

On Makeup Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pgs. 6-13
Hair assistant for Erika Lee

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pgs. 24-37
Makeup/photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

Viet Beauty Magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pg. 90
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pgs. 92-115
Wardrobe styling assistant for Patricia Hartmann and Susan Holmes

XIOX Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 12
Photography assistant for Fidel Gonzalez
Wardrobe styling assistant for Patricia Hartmann, Nicoleta Vaculov and Katya Pushkina

Lisa Smith was born in Carriacou, Grenada and raised in St. Thomas U.S.V.I. She moved with her family to Central Florida as a teenager, where she did some modeling and fell in love with makeup. She went to fashion school in South Florida and later continued her education at the University of Florida and subsequently landed a career in Veterinary Medicine. Years into this field she realized she yearned for a change.

For many years, she studied her favorite makeup artists’ techniques and practiced makeup applications on friends and family. And with the encouragement of her peers, she ventured into her career as a makeup artist. She started by first purchasing a camera, applying makeup on friends and capturing their images for her portfolio. She used the images to find photographers to collaborate with for test shoots and worked on film sets around Central Florida.

Lisa subsequently relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue her aspirations as a film makeup artist. Nearly two years after moving to LA she participated in an interactive editorial workshop and fell in love with the art of editorial makeup. Her new passion for photography led her to assisting a local photographer/makeup artist, who later became her mentor. She then pursued new aspirations to do both editorial makeup and beauty photography. By capturing her own images and understanding the way light affects the imagery of makeup, made her a more valuable artist on set.

Lisa continues to perfect her craft in makeup and photography while working on set and also doing her own editorial shoots for magazine submissions.