About Me

Viva La Vargas Makeup is a dream come true for me, from an early age I have always been intrigued with style, makeup, skin & hair thanks in part to my very chic mother.

In 1995 I received my esthetician license. In 1996, I went off on my own to start my skincare and makeup business at a salon that up until 2006 I worked at that helped nurture my skills and embrace new ones.

Since 2006, I have been freelance makeup artist/stylist living in the Orange County area but I do travel to Los Angeles County, San Diego and Riverside Counties, I am always up on the latest and greatest techniques & products. Nothing better than keeping creative so that your skills stay fresh & new. I have worked for a few different photographers and my work has appeared in a number of trade Pin Up and Photography magazines like Retro Lovely and Bachelor Pad.

In addition, since 2008, I have been working with Girlie Show Photography as their main MUAH. Girlie Show has become one of Southern California’s leading Pin Up Photography Studios. Many of the images you see on my site are from my work with Girlie Show.

I consider myself a student of Mr. Kevyn Aucoin, of whom I think is one of the best makeup artists of all time. Please if you don’t know who this man is, look him up on line or get his book “Making Faces” You’ll be a fan too! That being said my aesthetic for makeup, no matter what look you would like me to achieve for you, is always based on a soft, sexy, and feminine touch. I specialize in retro/modern bombshell pinup makeup, theatrical, and bridal to boudoir.

I also know that not everyone can pick up a liquid eyeliner and know what to do with it, I am available for one-on-one consultations to teach my clients how to do makeup applications that are personalized just for you. I truly believe all women are beautiful and what makes us ladies so wonderful is that we get to have makeup help us achieve our finest potential and then some.