Television

Throughout my career as a makeup artist I’ve had the opportunity and honor to work for some of the most prestigious network organizations. My role has been applying makeup for the talent and guests for news programming, entertainment TV, videos, documentaries, and award shows. These include the organizations listed below…

CNN, New York, NY and Washington, DC Bureaus • CNBC: The Cal Thomas Show, The Chris Matthews Show, Equal Time • NBC: McLaughlin Group, Dateline NBC, The Today Show • PBS: Green Means Series • TSN • NPR • VH1 • Stanley Cup Finals coverage • Various Industrial Videos: Gancie Television Productions, Vince Clues and Associates, Interface Video Systems • The Democratic National Convention • The Gannett Company/USA Today • HBO • Real Time With Bill Maher • AXS TV • WJLA “Let's Talk Live” • Foundation Digital Media • Comcast "Where's MJ, I'm Every Woman" • AARP YouTube channel "Surviving The 80's" Dance Video • Comcast Newsmakers • Mega Entertainment • U.S. Army Museum •


Celebrities

Over the course of my career as a Makeup Artist I’ve had the honor to apply makeup for a wide range of celebrities, including: Actors, Musicians, Politicians, Television Personalities, Newscasters, Radio Broadcasters, Sportscasters, Heads Of State for their appearances on the networks that I have worked for, as well as red carpet events. Here are some of the fascinating personalities I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with….

• Ben Stiller • Candy Crawley • John King • Dana Bash • Judy Woodruff • Senator Bob Dole • Senator Elizabeth Dole • Senator Orrin Hatch • Caroline Kennedy • Valerie Harper • Maria Shriver • Denise Austin • Reverend Jesse Jackson • Mary Matalin • Chris Cuomo • Dr. Henry Kissinger • Cal Thomas • Soledad O'Brien • Shirley MacLaine • Ted Koppel • Andrea Koppel • James Earl Jones • Julie Andrews • William Shatner • Barbara Bush • Senator Trent Lott • George Stephanopoulos • Olympia Dukakis • Dee Dee Meyers • Tucker Carlson • Patti LaBelle • Christopher Plummer • Julie Andrews • Audrey Hepburn • John Sununu • Jimmy Stewart • Kirk Douglas • Michael Douglas • Charleton Heston • Christopher Reeve • Mick Fleetwood • Pat Benetar • Billy Graham • Tim Russert • Tony Snow • Valerie Harper • Alec Baldwin • Billy Baldwin • Britt Hume • Chris Wallace • Geraldo Rivera • Suzanne Malveux • Greta Van Susteren • Bruce Willis • Tony Randall • Cybil Shephard • Oliver North • Nancy Reagan • Jean Stapleton • Gloria Vanderbilt • Willard Scott • Eleanor Clift • Paul Begala • John Mclaughlin • Robert Novak • Al Hunt • Pat Buchanan • Maria Bartiromo • Helen Thomas • Tom Brokaw • Brian Jenkins • Whoopi Goldberg • Michael Moore • Donald Trump • Tony Curtis • Ivana Trump • Florence Henderson • Sandra Day O'Connor • Dr. Ruth Westheimer • Reverend Al Sharpton • Lauren Bacall • Priscilla Presley • Frank Sinatra Jr • Lisa Marie Presley • Tears for Fears • Cokie Roberts • Jack Klugman • Jerry Seinfeld • Haley Barbour • Jon Huntsman • Peter Jennings • Raoul Felder • Dan Rather • Elizabeth Taylor • Oscar De La Renta • Al Roker • Debbie Roberts • Dr. Joyce Brothers • Ronald Reagan Jr • Michael Reagan • Carrie Fischer • John Major • Carolina Herrara • Kim Novak • Debbie Reynolds •Vanity • Dolly Parton • Melissa Gilbert • Stephen King • Matthew Broderick • Adam Goodheart • Anne Meara • Jerry Stiller • Shirley Temple Black • Vice President Dan Quayle • George Burns • Martha Stewart • Ivan Schwartz (sculptor) • Henry Winkler • Isabella Rossellini • John Walsh • Spike Lee • Leonard Nimoy • Bryant Gumble • Danny Aiello • Gene Simmons • Alice Cooper • Goldie Hawn • Joe Namath • Charo • Freddy Prince, Jr • Julio Iglesias • Alex Tribeck • Mary Hart • John Tesh • Rhea Pearlman • Jack LaLaine • Mary Tyler Moore • Dick Van Dyke • Keifer Sutherland • Donald Sutherland • John Leguizamo • Paul Newman • Joanne Newman • Wayne Newton • Debbie Boone • Jacques Cousteau • Jean Claude Van Damme • Ulla Lofven (First Lady of Sweden) • David Bruce Smith • Maimah Karmo (CEO Tigerily Foundation) • Larry Hagman • Barbara Eden • Carol Burnett • Jim Nabors • Mel Torme • Cyd Charisse •


Beauty Pageants

I am involved with the beauty pageant industry, and have been so, over the course of the past several years. I am a two-time title holder, Mrs. Dupont Circle DC America 2014 (RU) and Ms. Virginia America 2016. I work closely with title holders in many capacities, serving in different roles. Some of these roles include, but not limited to, makeup artist, airbrush tan artist, judge, coach, mentor.

I have worked with many pageant systems, including: Mrs. DC America, Mrs. Pennsylvania America, Mrs. Delaware America, Mrs. Virginia America, Mrs. Connecticut America, Mrs. New Mexico America, Mrs. Colorado America, Mrs. For America, Mrs. America Presents, Mrs. District of Columbia International, Mrs. Maryland United States, Miss DC for America, Miss Maryland USA, Miss Maryland Teen USA, Miss Denmark Universe, Miss Virginia USA, Ms. America.

I am an executive team member for AOAGW, LLC as a beauty and image consultant.

Beauty Pageant Clients…

• Meagan Barnes, Mrs. DC America 2013 • Taylor Burton, Miss Maryland USA 2014 • Mariela Pepin , Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014 • Cecilie Feline, Miss Denmark Universe 2015 • Christina Denny, Miss Maryland USA 2016 • Amy Ingram, Miss Maryland Teen USA 2016 • Marta Bota, Ms. Virginia America 2016 • Julie Cangialosi, Mrs. DC America 2017, Mrs. Of America 2018, Mrs. Connecticut America 2019 • Katya Avdeev. Mrs. Maryland United States 2017 • Leiah Rocheleau, Mrs. DC America 2018 • Terri Confair, Mrs. District of Columbia International 2018 • Anna Kerry, Mrs. ECO Puerto Rico 2019 • Courtney Kessenich, Mrs. District of Columbia International 2019 • Nikki Noya, Mrs. District of Columbia 2019 • Megan Eunpu, Miss DC for America 2019 • Katelynne Cox, Miss District of Columbia 2019


Miscellaneous

Corporate Photography and Video Shoots

• Mojdeh Vessali, DDS • Clark Realty Capital • Galleria Dental Aesthetics • The Lucky Knot • 3 Sisters Boutique • K12 Learning • Sanctuary Cosmetic Center • Whitman Walker Clinic •American Public University • School Nutrition Association • Action Net • The Inkandescent Group • The Grateful American Foundation • Numari • Huffington Post ( White House Correspondents’ Dinner ) • JEM Collection •

Resident Makeup Artist ( Past & Present )

• Moshe Zusman Photography • Karen Long Portraits • Sanctuary Cosmetic Center • Roche Salon DC • Ferro Salon DC •

Promotional Makeup Artist

• Lancome Cosmetics • Elizabeth Arden •

Makeup Instructor

• Yvonne De Vilar School Of Aesthetics •

Print work for following publications

• Glamour Magazine • Vanidades Magazine • Working Woman Magazine • Denise Austin Fitness Books • DC Modern Luxury Magazine • George Washington University Today Magazine •


Testimonials

What some of my clients have to say about their experience with MB Face Design & Body Glow…

I met Marta over 20 years ago and she has been doing my makeup for weddings and different events since then! She does such a fantastic job! I have referred my family and friends to her. She’s very professional and knowledgeable about her work. When the time came to do a photo shoot with my patients, to show off their beautiful smiles, I knew Marta was the perfect person to do their makeup! All the patients loved her and had a great time! We always get compliments on how great everyone looks in the pictures and what a phenomenal job Marta did!
— Dr. Vessali, DDS., Herndon,VA
Marta was my makeup artist for my junior prom and my homecoming dances throughout high school. I love her makeup style. It looks natural but perfect for a party or special occasion!
— Christina K., Washington, DC
Marta is the quintessential makeup artist - of course she can bring out the best in women, but the effects on men - minimizing dark circles, discolored skin, uneven skin tone, for instance - are also amazing. What sets her work apart is this: you can’t see any makeup, but you’ve never looked better! Better yet - she can teach you how to do it yourself and recreate the look. And while she works with a lot of high-profile clients, everyone she works with gets the royal treatment. Unexpected plus: you feel completely relaxed when she’s done - great for me, since I refer my headshot clients to her. Plus, she’s fun! A lot of fun to work with!
— Karen Long, Capturing Your Authentic Brand & Showing You At Your Best! Karen Long Portraits, Santa Fe, NM
“Marta did my wedding makeup and my professional makeup for the head shots I used on my children’s books. She is a true professional and very skilled in her craft. I was so happy to have found her to look my best at the most important moments of my life.”
— Alma Hammond, Children’s Book Author
Marta is extremely professional and great to work with! We wanted a group makeup lesson to learn the best way possible in how to apply make up, making it look flawless and professional. We had such a great time and also gained a lot of knowledge. Definitely would recommend!
— Kathy & Mimi, Loudon County, VA
Marta is an exceptional make-up artist! We have used her for multiple events, including our family weddings, and she has yet to disappoint! She is professional, timely, energetic, and extremely passionate about her work! She continuously strives to create the best outcome for each of her clients. There is never a doubt in our mind that when we hire Marta we are getting the best of the best! She has not only become our “go-to make-up artist”, but one of our closest family friends. As a make-up artist in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Marta Bota is one of a kind! We highly recommend her to all of our family and friends and will continue to use her for all of our make-up needs!
— Kim Dicosmo, Ashley Urba, and Valerie Andreotta, Washington, DC
Marta did the makeup for my daughter for her first Homecoming dance. She did a stunning job of enhancing her beautiful features! I was so thrilled to watch the transformation take place! She looked like a princess going to her first ball. She looked amazing and was so happy with the reaction of her friends and neighbors. The pictures turned out so beautiful!
— Abbe Beidas, Potomac Falls, VA
Marta is a very talented and professional makeup artist. She is such a pleasure to be around and has a calming spirit about her. Marta did a spectacular job on my wedding day makeup, melting all my stress away. She even did a pre-wedding trial session weeks before my big event, so I would feel comfortable. I can’t say enough about her abilities, my makeup was beautifully done, looked 100% natural, but still had tremendous staying power. It held up to 90 degree daytime heat and still looked beautiful later that evening as we danced the night away. It looked great in all my wedding pictures as well.
— Nicole Brose, Falls Church, VA