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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet the MUA: Sophia Musto - The Arist Behind Dania Denise's Look

I always believe in keeping good company around me. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to have some of my best friends also in the entertainment industry...from makeup artists and hairstylists to photographers, we've all stayed very close since our school days and frequently hire each other for various projects--not to mention plug their name and services for networking purposes. It's all about spreading the word!

Professional makeup artist, Sophia Musto, is one such BFF of mine who I've known since high school. I have a handful of MUAs (remember, that's short for "makeup artist") that I keep on hand for my shoots if needed and Sophia is my main go-to-gal for all my beauty needs. She spent years working for MAC and has recently left them to strike it out on her own.

I recently brought her on to a project that I was helping to direct but wasn't a model for, which was the T.I.L. Darling 2011 Model Search. I knew I wanted to provide our winner, Sarah, with the best of the best so I hired Sophia to take care of the makeup.

To make the model search more interesting, myself and the owner of T.I.L. Darling decided to capture everything on video, from the casting to finding our winner and me working with her to prepare her for the shoot showcasing the latest fashions from the company. As part of the video process, Sophia was also featured in her own video segment, which you can check out below. 
(The webisode series covering the entire model search will be on YouTube soon as all the video footage has been edited...oh, and ignore the fact that the videographer misspelled her name as Sophie lol...gotta let him know to fix that!):

Even though Sophia is one of my dearest friends, I would not promote her services if I didn't feel her work was up to par. Hands down, she's one of my favorite people to work with on-set...she's professional, dependable and will get you results you'll love! If you're in California and need a quality MUA, I highly recommend her. In addition to providing makeup services for modeling and acting projects, Sophia is also a skilled and trained wedding makeup artist.

Here is Sophia's business card, which has her contact information on it and below are some random modeling shots where Sophia was my MUA:
Sophia is also a trained esthetician.
Sophia did this look for me for a boudoir shoot.
I was so excited to have Sophia be my MUA for one of the bridal shows I was doing.

This was the first shoot I brought Sophia on as my MUA for (swimwear shoot).

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