I am a native of Brooklyn, New York. As a child I loved to paint and draw, and had a natural eye for balance and color.

Modeling in New York City lead me down the path of makeup artistry, as I was fascinated with what goes on behind the scenes of a photo shoot. I began testing with different photographers as a makeup artist, working fashion shows, and apprenticing with an Emmy Award winning special effects makeup artist. I freelanced as a promotional makeup artist for several high end cosmetic companies, such as Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, and Chanel. I began freelancing for the CNN New York Bureau and eventually landed a staff position. I was applying makeup for on air talent and guests for the early morning business shows, as well as guests for the Larry King Live Show. Through CNN, I developed a celebrity client base, and my flexible schedule allowed me to pursue other freelance projects. Eventually, I relocated to the Washington, DC Metro area. I continued working for CNN in the Washington DC Bureau, as a freelance makeup artist. The other organizations that I have freelanced for include Fox News Channel, CNBC, NBC, and other local affiliates. During these years I have also been busy with my private makeup artistry business, which includes Bridal services, makeup lessons, portrait makeup, Halloween makeup, face painting for children's parties, teen makeup parties, special events makeup (including Proms and Homecoming) or black tie events (Inaugural events, the White House Correspondence Dinner). I also specialize in airbrush makeup application for weddings, HDTV, and digital photography.

I am a seasoned artist with many years of experience, working in different mediums. I will analyze your facial features, skin tone and texture and bring balance to your face with my techniques, enhancing your own natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a natural, polished daytime look, or a glamorous sexy evening look I can help you achieve your desired effect!

Through the years of working as a makeup artist, I have enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life. I enjoy making a bride feel wonderful, beautiful, and pampered on her special day, as well as calming the nerves of a guest appearing on television for the very first time! My career has offered me many wonderful opportunities to travel, meet fascinating people, and the flexibility to raise my son! I enjoy working closely with clients and offer customer service with a smile!

I have served the community through volunteering and I work as a philanthropist for many charitable organizations. I am ambassador for CHADD and for the Northern Virginia Chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness. I hold the titles of Mrs. DuPont Circle DC America 2014 and Ms. Virginia America 2016.

If you are interested in contacting me for any of my services and rates please email me here

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Marta Bota


Bliss Magazine, June 2015 Attention Magazine, October 2015 Additude Magazine, Summer 2016 Arlingtonian Magazine, October 2016


Renee Allen and Friends, October 2015, June 2016, August 2016 Comcast "Where's MJ, I'm Every Woman" January 2016, March 2016


The White House President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) 2016 The Star Power Award, Star Entertainment Group, LLC, A Woman's Voice

"The true beauty of a woman is hidden in her smile" — Ryan Leonard Legend —