5 Questions: Mariela Bagnato

Normally, when I conduct a “5 Questions” interview it’s all done through email. But, with Mariela Bagnato, I actually got to interview this talented celebrity makeup artist face-to-face while I was in the Dominican Republic. I thought you should get to know a little more about her and her philosophy on beauty .

Mariela is known for her unique ability to emphasize the natural beauty of women, focusing on radiant looking skin while accentuating the eyes. She’s worked with celebrities like Katy Perry, Maite Perroni, Belinda, Eva Longoria, Maria Sharapova, and Carolina Herrera—to name a few. And has worked with renowned designers like Valentino, DVF, Roberto Cavalli, Nicolas Felizola, Silvia Tcherassi and Rafael Cennamo.

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Name: Mariela Bagnato
Occupation: Celebrity Makeup Artist
Hometown: Argentina
Current City: Miami, Florida
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mariela-Bagnato/342701875787123
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarielaBagnato
Instagram: @marielabagnato

Who is your favorite celebrity client?

Mariela claims to absorb a little bit of the personality of each celebrity client she works with. When I asked who her favorite was, she immediately named Carolina Herrera–who is also her beauty icon. She loved that she could talk hair and fashion with her.

What is one beauty product you can’t live without?

The celebrity makeup artist said she couldn’t live without her concealer. Mariela loves how it lightens, covers dark spots, and yellow tones. Her favorite is Mary Kay’s Concealer.

What is your favorite beauty tip?

When asked to share her favorite beauty tip, Mariela couldn’t gush enough about the power of bronzer. Her favorite use for it is contouring. From creating a crease in your eye to shaping your nose, she says there are lots of uses for it.

Is there a mentor or makeup artist who inspires you?

Not really a mentor, but more of a “girl crush,” Mariela is a big fan of Jennifer Lopez. She’s loves her style, makeup, and how she is always glowing.

What is your favorite inspirational quote or saying?

Mariela lives and works by her own inspirational saying of “Finding the real beauty in women.” When she works with a client, she wants to make sure that they know that makeup is about “highlighting your features, not covering them.”