Kristina-Monique Cortez is a Professional Makeup-Artist and the founding educator of Bellus Academy’s Make-Up Artistry Program. At an early age, she had a profound sense that make-up enhanced beauty and she was entranced by the make-up she saw in movies like Funny Girl. Coupled with a passion for art and painting, this lead to her highly successful career as a make-up artist and educator, where uncovering the beauty of others is something that gives her great joy and enables her to continuously grow.
Throughout her career, Kristina-Monique has worked with industry giants such as MAC, MUD and Sebastian’s professional make-up line, Trucco. Other professional environments she has lent her talent to include independent films such as Southern Question and Just Desserts, promotional work for production companies such as Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and FOX, Fashion Week in San Diego and Los Angeles, music videos for the likes of Brooklyn Haley, and a number of fashion labels such as Rock & Republic and Goga by Project Runway prodigy, Gordana Gehlhausen. Her work and expertise have also appeared in Allure, Salon International-Mexico, PurseBuzz.com and other high-profile editorial channels.Kristina-Monique Cortez: Makeup LeadTags: 2015 Beauty Support Team, Beauty, beauty expert, beauty industry, Bellus Academy, Brooklyn Haley, California, Columbia Pictures, cosmetics, educator, experience, Expert, fashion week, fashion week san diego, Fashion Week San Diego 2015, Founder, FOX, fwsd, FWSD15, Industry, los angeles, make up, Makeup Lead, Paramount Pictures, Rock & Republic, san diego, southern california