Marta Bota

Professional Makeup & Organic Airbrush Tan Artist

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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and as a child I loved to paint and draw! I had a natural eye for balance and color, and I was technically trained as an artist at a young age!

Modeling in my youth, in New York City, lead me down the path of make up artistry, as I was FASCINATED with what goes on behind the scenes of a photo shoot! My transition to professional makeup artist was a journey filled with hard work, long hours, training through apprenticeships, and lots of networking in the industry!

I’ve had amazing opportunities throughout the decades of my career! Working in the fashion industry, doing makeup for photo shoots, runway shows, freelancing for some of the highest end cosmetic companies in the world, and eventually breaking into the television industry took YEARS of hard work and training!

I was blessed to have been a student of Robert O’Bradovich, a renowned film and television makeup artist, who trained me in special effects makeup for TV and film! My technical training and natural ability opened up many doors for me in the television and film industry! I spent two decades working for CNN in New York and DC, and continue to freelance for major television networks including HBO, FOX News Channel, and NBC Universal!

In the recent years I have been scouted to compete in beauty pageants! As a result I hold the titles of Mrs. Dupont Circle DC America 2014 and Ms. Virginia America 2016! This has broadened my horizons as a make up artist who also specializes in beauty pageant make up!

I am very experienced in airbrush makeup and recently have added organic airbrush tanning to my menu of services!

Whether you are wanting a natural polished daytime look or a glamorous evening look I can help you achieve your desired effect! I will analyze your facial features, skin tone and texture, and bring balance to your face with my techniques, enhancing your own natural beauty!

Serving the community, through many charitable organizations as a philanthropist, is a passion of mine!. I’m a PROUD recipient of the White House President’s Gold Medal For Volunteer Service, during the Obama administration in 2016!

Currently, I reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I travel nationally, and internationally, to accommodate my clients!

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

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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- January 2016, March 2016  • Global Television Network 2018 • Good Day Washington/Let’s Talk Live- Halloween Special 2018 •  FOX 5 PLUS WDCA- 2019 •


The White House President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) 2016  • The Star Power Award, Star Entertainment Group, LLC, A Woman's Voice  • Best Of Beauty, Viva Beauty Experts Winner, Viva Tysons Magazine  • International Beauty Industry Award 2018 ( Best Full Face Finalist ) • LuxLife Magazine Global Hospitality Award ( Community Leaders In Theatrical Beauty Pageant Production-AOAGW, LLC ) •

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