Susana santos

MAKEUP ARTIST

THE BEST PART OF BEAUTY IS THAT WHICH
NO PICTURE CAN EXPRESS
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THE BEGGING

Susana Santos was born in Portugal, an early interest in drawing and painting that later developed in art skills and make-up techniques. She specialized in makeup and hair for media, editorial and SFX in London in 2002 and later specialized in beauty, editorial and cinema in Lisbon and London.

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IN BLOSSOM

Her passion for art led her to travel around the world with her work. She was based in New York in 2007 and later moved to Paris where she spent a decade blossoming her creativity and developing her style. Susana’s makeup work has grown recognition for its blends, fresh complexions, elegant lines and contrast of sophisticated grunge styles in her smoky eyes.

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PARIS JE T'AIME

Emerging in the French capital alongside the photographers Isabelle Chapuis, Jonathan Segade, Michele Bloch-Stuckens, Thomas Lavelle, Anthony Parmelee among others, her work has been published in fashion magazines L’Officiel, Elle, Número, Blink, Shoes Up, L’Edito, Clear, Kitten Magazine, Edit, Pure, Jalouse, Prim, Kurv, Fault, Dirty Glam, Tendencias and in campaigns for Aridza Bross, Batucada, Benetton, Berenice, CosmoParis, La Loop, Microsoft and the catwalks of Paris and Lisbon Fashion week.

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IN TO THE GLAMOUR

Represented in 2012 by Carol Hayes Agency in London and later by Yumikoto in Paris. Susana was the head make-up artist of Lee Young Fall/Winter Paris Couture, Jean Luc Amsler Fall/Winter 2012/13 Paris Couture, part of the make-up team from Aaron de Mey to Saint Laurent, FW 2013/2014 Paris fashion Week and part of the makeup team of Daniel Sallstrom for Madonna, Maluma music video Medellín. She also worked with the international celebrities Jerry Hall, Linsay Lohan, Jonh Glover, Zelda Williams, Camille Rowe and Andrej Pedic.

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MUSIC SPEAKS

Strongly involved with music, Susana is also the composer, singer, lead vocalist and bassist of the band Velvet Kills a Synth-Glam-Punk duo. In 2017 they feature a double release of the album titled Mischievous Urges with Unknown Pleasures Records and Oráculo Records. Mischievous Urges was considered by Radio Radar one of the best albums of 2017 in Portugal.

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VELVET KILLS

 Velvet Kills released “Bodhi Labyrinth” in 2020 alongside the labels Icy Cold Records, Manic Depression Records and Unknown Pleasures Records. The duo opens the doors of “Bodhi Labyrinth” premiering their music video “In The Gold Mine” directed by Art Mistake and Antonio Colombini and followed by “Bitch Face” directed by Alan Deprez. Awakening the labyrinth of our minds to be freed from hate, greed and ego this album brings us to the reality of our actual society. The messages come coded in Sarcasm, Euphemism, hyperbole and Irony where the two dig into the files of a lonely civilisation and question the purpose of life vs government structures, where we “Cash and Move” and love is forgotten. Inside the Noise” of the apocalyptic war a “Hangover Calling” to the universe to rise humans to a higher state of positive vibration. “The Key” is Love.

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ART MISTAKE

Along side Susana formed Art Mistake, a platform created to bring together her skills, providing audio and image services (makeup, art direction, photography, flyers, album covers, artwork, photo retouching, audio production and film editing). Susana was the make-up artist, stylist, hairstylist, filmmaker, editor, photography and art director of the music videos Faster Speed Faster, Fill Me Out, Shadow Play and co Produced Red Shoes with Ron Goldstein. She also collaborated in other filming and editing projects for Berenice (Campaign making off ) and for Chicote Magazine has beauty editor.

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