Meet the Artist

Antonio de la Cruz is a professional Makeup Artist working internationally in multiple aspects of the makeup industry.


Born in Venezuela, he grew up on the Spanish island of Tenerife and now lives in Manchester, UK. where he works with Productions Companies, Model Agencies, Fashion Designers, Photographers and Brides.


He is very experienced within all skin tones and makeup styles, from "Glass Skin" to "Red Carpet" to "Drag". He uses his own approach with a mixture of "old and new" techniques, customising colours and textures or mixing products in an innovative way to achieve the desired look.


His passion for makeup began in his hometown of 

La Laguna, Tenerife, where at a very early age he would do the hair and makeup of friends and family achieving professional quality looks without any formal training.  After receiving more and more requests,  he eventually decided to turn his passion into a career, which has been growing ever since. 


To complete his English studies and be able to expand his services, he decided to travel around the UK ending up in Manchester where he has stayed ever since. In 2016 he was accepted to train at the prestigious CASSIE LOMAS Makeup Academy where he was trained on the fashion side of the industry by well respected experts.


During his time in Manchester, Antonio's charming personality and unique way to do makeup has helped people from all backgrounds and nationalities to look and feel beautiful, slowly establishing an ever growing customer list.


He is a true makeup lover who owns and preserves a collection of vintage makeup, including historical pieces showing the evolution of cosmetics.


Antonio believes that hard work and determination pay off and applies this belief to his service. He is currently working between countries also offering his services around Europe. He possesses the knowledge, skills and a real passion that has made him into the Makeup Artist he is now, capable of creating any look to meet any clients needs. 

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Get a glimpse of what it is like to be backstage and have a closer look at Antonio's makeup journey on his Instagram account  @antoniocruzmakeup.


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