Laila Al-Harthy is a makeup artist with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Born and raised in the Philippines, moved to Chicago. Her love of art and makeup started when she was at a young age, she took her talent and love for the art of beauty and brought her artwork to life through makeup artistry.
Laila describes makeup artistry as “painting on living canvas” She explains, “Every canvas (face of a client/model) is different. Whether in shape, color, texture, etc. each canvas has a vision, an opinion, and a story. Each must be specially prepped and painted to create a customized and flawless application. The makeup products are my mediums, artfully layered and blended to achieve the desired effect. In makeup artistry, no canvas is exactly like another. No face is exactly like another. That is what makes it so beautiful and exciting.”
She completed her training and education in makeup artistry in Chicago, and began her career as a freelance makeup artist, working in various industries, including magazines, fashion, bridal, beauty and entertainment. She then gained recognition for her work which was mostly inclined toward skin tone inclusivity and soon found herself with bigger opportunities and working with some of the known artists in the business.
Working with a few of the known cosmetics brands like Laura Mercier Philippines as Affiliate Makeup Artist, Nars Cosmetics, and Mac Cosmetics to name a few.