Andrea C. Samuels: PRO MUA

Thursday, July 3, 2014

TCW Magazine July 2014 | Trend Report

Check out the summer time "Trend Report" inside the July issue of of TCW Magazine!!


Photographer | Kristyna Archer of Friend + Johnson Agency
Fashion Stylist | Jessica Moazami of Factor Artists
MUA/Hair | Andrea C. Samuels of Factor Artists

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Elle Magazine USA | July 2014: Women In Tech

I had the amazing opportunity to work with these ambitious and driven women for Elle Magazine's "Women In Tech" fashion editorial. Here's a few photos I was able to capture behind the scenes from April 15th, 2014:

Breakfast was delicious!

Studio Black in San Francisco, California is massive; infinity walls covered 2/3rd of the room.

The wardrobe was absolutely insane, there were literally hundreds of options for the women to chose  from.  

Behind the scenes with Jessica Livingston, photographer J.R. and one of his assistants.

 I was grinning ear to ear as soon as I stepped on set. I was surrounded by professionals in jeans, t-shirts, and Chucks; I was the only one dressed in a suit. A majority of the crew walked up to me and said, "You're not from around here, are you?"

Here are the final selected photos I worked on for Elle Magazine's | Women In Tech:

Photographer | J.R. Mankoff
Wardrobe | Sarah Schussheim
Producer | Anthony Michael
Makeup | Andrea C. Samuels @ Black Board Group

Danae Ringelmann was a little nervous and camera shy. After a few wardrobe changes and adding a soft, bronze smokey eye to enhance her blue eyes, she grew comfortable with the whole process and eased into natural poses for J.R.

Here's one of my favorite women I was able to work on, Grace Woo. Grace was one of the youngest and most powerful women in the room but she started giggling like a little girl when she saw all the makeup, wardrobe, and hair products just for her. 

Genevieve Bell has a warm spirit, her smile literally lit up the room when she walked in. Ms. Bells' laugh is infectious; she was so genuine and sweet to the crew. As soon as I applied her false lashes, she threw on a pair of five inch Jimmy Choo heels and transformed in front of us all.

Padmasree Warrior was very daring with her makeover, she asked me to give her a bold red lip and allowed me to be an artist. Padmasree initially came on set only wearing mascara. Padmasree's skin was so flawless, her face was a dream to work on.

 Danika Laszuk was so easy going and carefree, I really loved her energy on set. Danika wanted to keep it simple head to toe, so she chose a gorgeous white gown from Alexander Wang and requested fresh, clean makeup for herself.

Once Jessica Livingston came on set, she knew exactly what she wanted and exactly how she wanted it: clean and simple hair and makeup with a signature black dress to compliment her natural style. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Beauty Bliss | Profiles98 Magazine Beauty Issue

New work inside The Beauty Issue of Profiles98 Magazine

My makeup style was inspired by oil painter Peter Frederiksen, he created the backdrops for our story. I used pastel, spring colors from MAC to keep everything soft and feminine.


"Beauty Bliss" for Profiles98 Magazine

Photographer | Samantha Hylla
Model | Liv of Agency Galatea
MUA/Hair | Andrea C. Samuels of Factor Artists using MAC
Backdrop Artist | Peter Frederiksen

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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.