Inspired by the world of beauty and fashion, Jennifer Bueno built her career as a freelance makeup artist over a decade ago. As a makeup artist for MTV, Jennifer worked on celebrities including Carson Daly, Mandy Moore, Marisa Ramirez, Tyrese Gibson, and the band Blink 182. She has also done special event makeup for film actresses Julia Ormond and Hailee Steinfeld. As a bridal beauty expert, Jennifer became one of the most sought-after bridal specialists in Southern California and has been hired by hundreds of brides from all over the country to make their wedding day dreams a reality. With her fashion industry and photography background, she has set a standard in today’s industry by offering the highest level of experience and service to her clients.
Her work has been published in various national and regional magazines including Ceremony Magazine, Coast Magazine, Exquisite Weddings, Fine Magazine, Girl’s Life, Inside Weddings, Modern Bride, Orange Coast, Riviera, Risen Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings, Surfer Magazine, and Town & Country.
Born and raised in San Diego, Jennifer discovered a love for makeup artistry, which combined her natural artistic abilities and her interests in beauty, fashion, and photography. She enjoyed applying makeup on herself and her friends as she practiced with different products and colors, and created new looks based on what she learned in books, magazines, and on television. Jennifer fell in love with M•A•C Cosmetics and attended their workshop in 1994 to learn more about their latest products and techniques. She was handpicked by Senior Artist Gregory Arlt to be the model for his demonstration, and from that day on she was inspired to become a professional makeup artist.
In 1994, Jennifer moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She assisted a fashion photographer and did various tasks including casting models from the worlds top agencies, scheduling photo shoots, assisting in the studio and on location, while working alongside with professional makeup artists and fashion stylists. In 1995, during New York Fashion Week, she assisted backstage for designers Cynthia Rowley and Nicole Miller, interned for Patricia Field, and attended Marc Jacobs and Ghost. Later that year she landed jobs as a photo assistant for Entertainment Weekly and InStyle Magazine. These experiences allowed Jennifer to learn something new each and every day in the exciting worlds of the fashion and entertainment industries.
In 1996, Jennifer returned to California and settled in Laguna Beach. She put her career as a makeup artist on hold while she managed the sales and production of Brystan Studios, a high-end photography studio located in Orange County. She knew that makeup artistry was her true calling and in 1999 she studied and trained to become a California state licensed esthetician. In 2000 she went on to continue her education in advanced skin care at The International Dermal Institute in Los Angeles, and launched her career as a freelance makeup artist.
Jennifer has been an airbrush artist since 2002, and uses top industry brands such as Dior, M•A•C PRO, MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS Cosmetics, and TEMPTU PRO. Her work continues to reflect her passion for beauty and fashion, and her goal is to make each and every client look fabulous for the camera whether she is booked for a professional shoot in the studio, a red-carpet evening event, or a summertime beach wedding.