nei cruz     makeup artist



Nei Cruz graduated with a degree in Art Direction from the Universidade Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  When Nei became frustrated with the kind of makeup he was seeing on the photo shoots he was art directingtoo 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 Vogue, Allure, W, Elle, Cosmo Girl, L’uomo Vogue, WWD, Essence, Surface and Lucky.  He has worked on many fashion shows, including Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane von FurstenbergDKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Jeremy Scott to name a few. 

Nei has also worked on advertising for Tory Burch, Narciso Rodriguez, Macy’s, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, JC Penney, Eddie Bauer, Amazon, MYHABIT, SUNO and Gilt Groupe.

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