WHO AM I
My name is Lina Toro, I live in Medellin, Colombia and I´ve been a makeup artist for more than 5 years. I´m a self taught makeup artist specialising on editorial makeup and special effects. My professional experience also covers photography and editorial makeup, television, cinema, short, documentaries, special effects, advertising, catwalk, events , BTL and theater characterisation.
I was makeup artist on the internationally awarded ESPN documentary "The Two Escobars" by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist. Such documentary was part of the official selection on Cannes and Tribbeca and was internationally transmited throught the ESPN channel.
I´m also the first latin american MUA to be part of the Sweetpea and Fay International PRO MUA Team and work for the brand shooting campaigns and ads. On 2013 I teamed with sisters Amanda and Katrina Farnsworth from Sweetpea & Fay Cosmetics and we co-created a collection together called "Etui" that was available worldwide during Spring-Summer 2013 and is currently available for sale on Colombia. My makeup collection Etui has been published and featured on magazines such as EXALT MAG UK and INFASHION Magazine Colombia.
Currently I am KEY MAKEUP ARTIST for MAXIMO OFFICIAL Editorials and I´m sponsored and work as brand ambassador for companies such as MAYBELLINE, SWEETPEA AND FAY and PAI PAI Mexico.
I also taught a "Special Makeup Effects Workshop" for NYX Cosmetics / Makeup Academy in Medellín Colombia and will be teaching a course on Avant Garde Makeup at the same place this month of may.
I also taught a creative makeup module at the UPB university for their Advertising Photography Diplomature.
MY WORK ON FASHION RADICALS I started publishing articles about beauty and cosmetics on fashion blogs as a guest which led me to write as a beauty insider/specialist for the biggest and most important colombian fashion portal: FASHION RADICALS. As a writer for the portal I´ve interviewed the best of the international makeup business, icons like Julian Kynaston (Illamasqua´s founder), Pablo Rodriguez (Senior Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics) and Michael Key (Founder and creator of IMATS and Makeup Artist Magazine).
I´d love to meet makeup gurus and makeup artists here.