After – self painted

Hello, I’m Claudia Lucia Spoto and I’ve had the pleasure of being a Makeup & Hair Artist now for 18 years, for Commercial, Media, Editorial, TV/Film, Fashion, Bridal, as well as Face & Body painting

Within the past 5 years I’ve expanded also into body art and murals. 

I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with a variety of talented, creative teams and well established photographers across the South West England.  I’ve acquired a depth of experience, which reflects in my extensive portfolio.  People, places, food — just about anything can influence and inspire my ideas.

Inspired by my Italian roots; chic designs and styles to the elegant beauty icons, I originally studied Fashion & Textile Design. My skills continue to come into play, complimenting  my work on various photo shoots assisting in wardrobe. Plus, in my design concepts, with costume, prop making and visual merchandising. I just love being creative!

Along with my make-up kit, I always pack my professional, calm and friendly approach to my work. My passion continues to transform many faces and bodies.

My Story – Why Makeup?

Makeup & Hair, film ‘Ghosts of Red Lodge Museum’, Bristol

My journey to becoming a make-up artist began with a valuable 5 years  working for The Body Shop as a make-up consultant and deputy manager. Anita Roddick; a truly inspirational woman! I discovered how make-up plays such an important role in our well being and the boost it gives to our self-confidence – no need for botox or cosmetic surgery! Realising I had more creativeness to unleash, in 1999 I completed a Theatrical Media Make-up Artist qualification in  Bristol, achieving two awards for the National Body Painting competition. In more recent years, I came 3rd place in the Body Factory Competition, UK 2013 and 1st place 2014.

Make-up to me is a moving work of art.  The way it transforms a face or body fascinates me – creativity is boundless! Not only does it give importance and impact to what ever the creative brief may be, but also how it makes an individual feel. All this has inspired me to further develop my artistic nature to where I am today.

To book me or chat about creative ideas, I would love to hear from you.

Hair & Makeup for Hollywood Lighting, by Damien Lovegrove. Model, Chloe Jasmin-Whicello.