A Los Angeles native, ERNESTO CASILLAS is a skilled makeup artist with a talent for working with any skin tone. At an early age he showed an inclination toward the arts and explored painting, theater and photography before eventually discovering makeup.
He attended California State University, Long Beach where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art. At CSULB he was able to further develop his skills and artistry, making him a more well rounded artist with a distinctive eye for lighting and color theory.
While working as a photographer in Los Angeles Ernesto started doubling as a makeup artist for his models and soon became enamored with the magic of makeup. Shortly after he assisted a few established makeup artists, which further instilled his drive for success and his passion for the beauty industry emerged. Aware of the lack of options for women of color he decided to make a difference by expanding on standards of beauty to make all women feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.
Ernesto prides himself in his versatility and his style of clean-beauty makeup, which lends itself well for red carpet, editorial and commercial.
Ernesto’s work has been featured on countless celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Mel B and Jadyn Douglas.