"Light is the ultimate makeup"
I wanted to draw and create beautiful dresses like my grandma, so I decided to study
At the design school, I met the work of great fashion photographers like Richard Avedon and Peter Lindbergh who inspired me to study photography.
I decided to take a professional course at the
Institute of Barcelona,
After, I took and a specialisation course in color processing.
Assisted photographers and did some model photo books.
I worked in a professional color printing lab for one year.
I learnt a lot about color grading.
I was offered to work as a trainee in the wardrobe department in a movie. It was then when I discovered
makeup, filmmaking and team work.
At the same time I studied
makeup, special effects and hair and I ended up working as a makeup artist in films and commercials.
I remember being fascinated about photography in films.
I wanted to be like a "skin focus puller" in adjusting makeup with light.
In 1999 I worked in my first film as a makeup designer. Since then, I did a wide range of makeup and hair assignments including
advertising campaigns and photography.
I feel so thankful for these nominations and awards:
Film Academy Goya Awards - Nominee - Best Makeup and Hair - PA NEGRE (2011)
Film Academy Gaudí Awards - Won - Best Makeup and Hair - INCERTA GLORIA (2018)
Film Academy Gaudí Awards - Won - Best Makeup and Hair - REC4 (2015)
Film Academy Gaudí Awards - Won - Best Makeup and Hair - PA NEGRE (2011)
Film Academy Gaudí Awards - Nominee - Best Makeup and Hair - SLEEP TIGHT (2013)
Film Academy Gaudí Awards - Nominee - Best Makeup and Hair - THE FOREST (2012)
APCP Awards 2020 - Nominee - Best Makeup and Hair
I was born in Asturias, at the north of Spain.
My parents moved to Catalonia and I was sent to visit my grandparents every summer.
I was excited about getting on a plane and meeting new people.
My grandmother had a dressing school and she used to paint, like my father.
My mother loved movies.
So I spent my childhood watching films, drawing and painting.
I also studied music for ten years.
Music taught me hearing color.