The California-born makeup artist, GILBERT SOLIZ, was born with artistry in his blood. Nurtured by parents who worked in the beauty industry, he had the makings of an artisan from the moment he could walk. Gilbert earned an esthetician license at the young age of 19, and later graduated from the Make Up For Ever school in Paris.
For the past 20 years, Gilbert has been a force domestically and internationally in the beauty world. His ability to translate his clients’ visions into remarkable beauty looks led to a job at MAC Cosmetics and later a position as head artist on the Sephora pro team, ultimately leading the company to produce brilliant advertising campaigns, visual assets and looks books. Gilbert uses what he learns from each one of his clients to broaden his own perspective on makeup and beauty, and inspire breathtakingly bold, yet beautifully wearable makeup aesthetic.
Gilbert’s passion for working across the globe, absorbing knowledge from various cultures, combined with his unique ability to juxtapose bold, yet tasteful looks, has resulted in a dynamic career that only continues to progress. His varied skills have led to positions on America’s Next Top Model’s makeup team and global campaigns for Sephora to campaigns for Paris Couture with Pat McGrath and Dior.
Gilbert has collaborated with Givenchy, Valentino Couture, Galliano Men and Marc Jacobs. His work has been seen in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire and many more. Gilbert’s pure artistic talent combined with his extensive and diverse experience will continue to make him a standout artist in the world of beauty.
Gilbert currently lives in Los Angeles, California.