nei cruz     makeup artist


Nei Cruz graduated with a degree in Art Direction from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When Nei became frustrated with the kind of makeup he was seeing on the photo shoots he was art directing–too heavy and not modern–he started doing the makeup himself. Later on, word got out and photographers and other Art Directors started to hire him to do the makeup on their photo shoots.


Desiring to perfect his craft, Nei came to the United States and began assisting some of the best makeup artists in the business, including Dick Page, Gucci Westman, Mark Carrasquillo, James Kaliardos, Tom Pecheaux, Diane Kendal and others. Nei has done makeup for a wide range of editorial clients, including Allure, Cosmo Girl, Elle, Essence, L’Uomo Vogue, Lucky, Surface, Vogue, W, WWD.


He has worked on many fashion shows, including Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Helmut Lang, Jeremy Scott, Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. Nei has also worked on advertising for Amazon, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Gilt Groupe, JC Penney, Macy’s, Myhabit, Narciso Rodriguez, Old Navy, Suno, Tory Burch.

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