DAVID VELASQUEZ / ‘MUGOPUS’
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.