Andrea C. Samuels: PRO MUA

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MOD Magazine | The ART Issue

You have no idea how excited I am to show you the amazing collaboration between Jennifer Avello, Astrowifey, Kat of Factor Women and myself that took place in August of last year! The images have been released in the new March/April issue of Mod Magazine.
I created face charts for each look and took on the role as an art director. Jennifer and I discussed the lighting, the poses, the expressions, the hair styling, every little possible thing involved in the shoot to make the story look cohesive from image to image.
 The "Color Play" beauty editorial was inspired by my roots: Art.

For those of you who don't know, I started off as an oil painter and sketch artist when I was a child. I always painted faces, portraits, women with makeup; and this was way before I knew I wanted to be a makeup artist. 
So I literally combined my old art work techniques with new makeup techniques to create a fresh story for Mod Magazine.
Our model for the day, Kat, was sooooo amazing! Jennifer Avello worked with a new macro lens and captured amazing angles of our model.
Nail Tech, Astrowifey, snapped off and worked with nail polishes like Butter London to create amazing nail art. I was, and still am, beyond excited to see this story finally come to fruition.
Here are a few of the final images that were chosen, the rest are on my website:
"Color Play" for MOD Magazine
Photographer + Editor | Jennifer Avello of 10 MGMT
Model | Kat of Factor Women
Nail Artist | Astrowifey


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Factor Artists 2014


I just signed with Factor Artists last week. 
Today, my comp cards and portfolio are now live!

I decided to join with Factor Artists because they expressed how much they loved my work but they wanted to push me to be a better artist with even stronger work. I appreciate when people encourage me to be my best, so I am going to take a chance with them and see how this goes for the next year. I also noticed how the artists they represent have amazing work. I am always pushing my self to go higher and to be better so it felt like a perfect fit.
I am also represented by Black Board Group in Los Angeles and New York. 
My goal this year was to travel more often and gain new clients all around America, so I hope to continue to jet set to new places for new jobs in 2014. I'll keep you updated on my whereabouts and my latest work very soon!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Loxa Beauty Campaign


Commercial campaign for Loxa Beauty
Photographer: Carissa Lancaster
Creative Director: Le Wang
Model: Carly and Bryn @ Ford Models Chicago
Hair: Donte HairArtist Mitchell,
Makeup: Andrea C. Samuels
Wardrobe Stylist: Ilycia Kahn
Assistant: Nicole Watkins
Loxa Beauty is an ecommerce site specializing in selling hair salon products to every day people while providing commission to salon hair stylists.  Loxa has made its site,, preview-ready for beauty professionals.
The site will be ready by Spring 2014!
Here's a couple behind the scenes photos from the shoot:

I kept the makeup clean and fresh for the campaign.
Here are a few shots that were chosen for the website.


 The models were AMAZING, Donte the hair stylist was AMAZING, the wardrobe stylist was amazing and brought beautiful wardrobe to match every setting and photographer Casey was so patient, super cool and AMAZING. It was really great team work involved for the day.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Adam Reyna | NYC Photographer

Photographer | Adam Reyna
Wardrobe | Travis Weaver + Ryan J. Belman
Makeup + Hair | Andrea C. Samuels
Model | McKenna of DNA Models

McKenna just walked for Proenza Schouler in NY and Preen in London Fashion Week.

Photographer | Adam Reyna
Wardrobe | Travis Weaver + Ryan J. Belman
Makeup + Hair | Andrea C. Samuels

Model | Ronja of New York Model Management
Ronja is in the current issue of Vogue Netherlands


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lana Jewelry SS2014

Lana Jewelry just launched their Spring/Summer 2014 "Blush" Collection for Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
The model is also the CEO of Lana Jewelry.
Here's a behind the scenes shot of how her makeup looked completely un-retouched and filter-less!
One of Lana's biggest clients is Jennifer Lopez.
J.Lo just wore Lana earrings in her newest music video, "Adrenalina"
More photos from this campaign will be released soon!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cesar Galindo | FW2014

For a third season, I assisted celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff for the Fall/Winter 2014 show of Cesar Galindo at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  Cesar Galindo was a runner-up from the previous season of "Project Runway" and "All On The Line". Makeup was sponsored by Mary Kay, hair was sponsored by OriginalandMineral.
The Makeup Trend for 2014 created by Ashunta Sheriff:

 - F i r e   a n d   S m o k e -

 - Bronzed smokey eye with golden highlights
- Almond, Gold, Chocolate kisses eyeliner on eyes
- Gilded Cheeks
- Light Contour
- 'Spiced Amber' lipliner with golden highlight in center
Ashunta (^her hand^) worked light and fast; she reminded us to keep up with the pace so we won't lose track of time. The eyes were all blended with a new "Crease Brush" from Mary Kay.
I really ADORE this brush right now!
It has the perfect dome shape to create a smoky eye for all eye shapes.
Here are a few photos I was able to capture while working backstage:

Here's my first model: Sarah

My second model: Emily

My third model: Samantha

The nails for FW2014 | Purple Reign
Created by Rose of

 Hair stylists of Original and Mineral working: 

The Hair for FW2014:
-Sleek and blow-dried
- Touch of spray paint on edges

 Lining up for the Cesar Galindo show:

 The Presentation:

 The custom shoes created for CZAR:

The artists received complimentary makeup products from Mary Kay:

Getty Images!
Hair was created with a zebra print stencil and spray paint.

Model: Emily



I really loved a majority of his pieces! He really expanded his collection and worked with new fabrics this season. I ADORED his leather, knee length, skin tight dress with the cutout details.
Video from Mercedes-Benz FW2014 Cesar Galindo Show:


It was such a great day!