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DAVID VELASQUEZ / ‘MUGOPUS’

MAKEUP ARTIST

David Velaquez is a Los Angeles-based makeup artist — known as much for his bold, creative work as he is for his impeccable celebrity glam. With nearly 10 years of industry experience, David elevates every project with his singular technique and editorial eye.

David started his career at 16 years old apprenticing for Priscilla Ono, makeup artist to Rihanna and Global Makeup Artist for Fenty Beauty. Since launching his own solo career nearly six years ago, David has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, on high-profile videos and fashion campaigns. 

His most recent work includes: makeup on Ashanti, Doja Cat, Cardi B’s Fashion Nova Campaign, Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ and ‘7 Rings’ Music Videos, and J.Lo’s ‘Medicine’ Music Video.

David counts among his loyal clients: India Love, Doja Cat, Lolo Jones, Tamar Braxton, Nikki Mudarris, Jude Demorest, and Chanel West Coast. Additional red-carpet and celebrity clients include: Ashanti, Alina Baraz, Christina Milian, Karreuche Tran, Kristen Noel Crawley, Draya Michelle, Hennessy Carolina, Lil Mama, Ajiona Alexus, Amara ‘La Negra,’ Wengie and more.

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VIDEO / SPECIAL PROJECTS

ARIANA GRANDE | ’THANK U, NEXT’ MUSIC VIDEO

JENNIFER LOPEZ | ‘MEDICINE’ MUSIC VIDEO

DOJA CAT FT. TYGA | ’JUICY’ MUSIC VIDEO

HALSEY FT. BIG SEAN | ‘ALONE’ MUSIC VIDEO

DEMI LOVATO | ‘SORRY NOT SORRY’ MUSIC VIDEO

KASEY MUSGRAVES | ‘RAINBOW’ MUSIC VIDEO

CHEAT CODES FT. DEMI LOVATO | ‘NO PROMISES’ MUSIC VIDEO

ARIANA GRANDE | ’7 RINGS’ MUSIC VIDEO

ARIANA GRANDE | ‘BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND’ MUSIC VIDEO

RITA ORA FT. 6LACK | ‘ONLY WANT YOU’ MUSIC VIDEO

DEMI LOVATO | ‘SIMPLY COMPLICATED’ DOCUMENTARY

TINASHE | BEAUTY VIDEO

MARSHMELLOW & ANNE-MARIE | ‘FRIENDS’ MUSIC VIDEO

INDIA LOVE | ‘TALK YO SH!T’ MUSIC VIDEO - PAPER MAG