Marilona S. Galindo
Marilona S. Galindo, Founder and Sole Proprietor of Marilona Makeovers, is an internationally respected Professional Makeup Artist with an outstanding knowledge of advanced makeup artistry. She is passionate and committed to providing her clients with outstanding service, flawless makeup application, and a personalized, pampered experience. Marilona has true enthusiasm for everything makeup, as makeup is, in her words,
"Instant renovation, immediate gratification,
Born and raised in the Washington DC/Metro area, she has always had a talent for the arts. Born to extremely artistic parents - her father a visual arts teacher and Freelance Artist with a Master’s Degree in Painting and her mother an inventive craftswoman with her own business - Marilona has always loved to paint, draw, and be creative, and has always been intrigued by color and beautiful things.
Growing up in such an artistic environment and having a passion for beautifying, Marilona learned several different makeup techniques from studying makeup books, analyzing pictures and techniques in magazines and other media, and experimenting with color and testing several cosmetics brands and their products on herself and friends, thus becoming a self-taught Makeup Artist. Upon graduation from high school, Marilona was immediately hired in 2004 as a Makeup Artist by MAC Cosmetics, an internationally respected premiere cosmetics company which has become synonymous with glamour due to its ever-growing presence in the fashion industry, continued use of celebrity endorsements, and commitment to cruelty-free products and universal diversity.* Through MAC Cosmetics, she gained a greater knowledge of professional makeup skills by taking workshops and through countless hours of apprenticeship which was attained by working with customers of all different colors, ages, skin types, genders, and needs. Marilona is MAC Certified in Communication Skills and Specialized Makeup Application and is currently a MAC Pro Member, an organization which is exclusive to only professionals in the beauty and performing arts industry. She also is skilled in Airbrush Makeup Application, a real-life alternative to Photoshop.
In 2007, Marilona decided to focus on catering to clients outside of the retail environment and chose to dedicate her time to her growing freelance makeover business, Marilona Makeovers, which she established in late 2004. Currently she still works for MAC Cosmetics as a freelancer during special events and launches, and was honored to be one of the few hand-selected Artists to be a part of the “Dream Team” during MAC’s “Studio Talk” Seminars. She has had the pleasure to work at many different MAC Cosmetics boutiques and counters all across the Washington DC/Metro area and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and has also freelanced for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics and Skincare. Marilona was also invited as a featured guest Makeup Artist on the show “A Different Look” which aired on the Prince George's County, Maryland Community Television (CTV) Channel, an award winning, non-profit cable access facility that serves as the media hub of information for Prince George's County, Maryland.** She has also been a Makeup Artist to local newscasters, up-and-coming models, and other professional performers.
In November 2008, Marilona moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex with her husband who is currently serving in the United States Navy. She is establishing her business, Marilona Makeovers, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with the same reputation of outstanding service and beautiful artistry and as she has in the Washington DC/Metropolitan area. Marilona has had the pleasure of being the Makeup Artist of choice to many young ladies and women celebrating weddings, proms, and other memorable special events. She also has a growing local and international fan base through her Facebook Fan Page where she weekly shares makeup techniques, product reviews, and personally communicates with those who follow her page. Marilona Makeovers is passionate about its clients and is honored that people of all different backgrounds continue to request enhancement and professional advice to help them achieve their vision of elegance and gorgeousness and thus has had several satisfied and returning clients. Many of Marilona’s newest clients have been through word-of-mouth endorsements.
Most recently, Marilona was honored to be one of The Knot's "Best of Weddings 2011" vendors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area's Health & Beauty catagory! Less than a handful of Makeup Artists in this region were given this award which was based primarily off of client's reviews! And, just recently, a press announcement was published honoring Marilona Makeovers for the third consecutive year with The Knot's "Best of Weddings 2012 & 2013" awards! As well, Marilona Makeovers presented with WeddingWire's "Bride's Choice" Award for 2012 and 2013!
Marilona continues to expand her knowledge and techniques in the ever-evolving makeup and fashion world by constantly taking workshops on the latest beauty trends. Her goal is to help the makeup industry flourish by contributing her knowledge, advice, and vision to the industry. She prides her business on cleanliness, professionalism, and only using the best cosmetics in the industry, and is excited to meet with people who are looking to enhance their natural beauty.
"Marilona did a trial for me and all of my bridesmaids as well as my bridal picture makeup and wedding day for everyone. She was amazing every time and I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten about my makeup each and every time she has done it. She is very professional and easy to work with. If you are looking for a makeup artist don't hesitate to contact her!!"
- Natalie W., Springtown, Texas (Reviewed on TheKnot.com)
"Marilona did an absolutely amazing job! It took my breath away when she put the mirror in front of my face so I could see what she did for the first time! I got tons of compliments on my bridal portraits and the day of my wedding!!! I looked like I came right out of a magazine!!! She also did the make up of one of my bridesmaids and my mother and mother in law... and btw she knows how to handle mothers who love to over do their make up! She did a great job on them too!!! Trust me she is worth every penny and she is no where near expensive!!! I'm frugal so I should know!!!"
- Christine C.,Decatur,Texas (Reviewed on TheKnot.com)
"She was the nicest lady ever! she made sure I got the look I wanted for my big day!! She was punctual and strictly professional and friendly. She has great prices for all you brides-to-be with small budgets! She is very reasonable and just the sweetest!"
- Chrstina G., Fort Worth, Texas (Reviewed on TheKnot.com)
"Thank you sooo much!! I loved the way the make up stayed for hrs & hrs!!! THANKS!"
- Stephanie G., Dallas, Texas (Sent via personal email)
"Marilona, I just want to say thanks again. I really appreciate you and admireyour work. It was a joy working with you and I look forward to working with you again. Take care. Oh and Bryan (the photographer) admired your work as well and wanted your website and contact info so I gave it to him :)"
- Brooke H., Dallas, Texas (Posted on Facebook Fan Page)
"Marilona, thank you so much for the gorgeous makeup application! Thank you for your great attention to detail and for your patience and understanding. I will refer everyone to Marilona Makeovers!"
- Angie W., Fort Worth, Texas (Sent via email)
"I have four words to describe Marilona Makeovers: Professional, Budget-Friendly, Clean, Airbrush. I wanted the airbrushed look for my special day without having to get a 2nd job just to pay for and Marilona was definitely the right choice. During the consultation she instructed me about skin care leading up to the wedding and any suggestion I had, the day of the wedding she totally paid attention to them. I wanted to look life a flawless natural beauty with a little bit of glam and she definitely made it happen!!"
- Unique G., Dallas, Texas (Reviewed on TheKnot.com)
"I am the photographer that shot Drapers Bridal & Wedding...her makeup was so awesome (& the girls too!) and it lasted all day/night! Great work & I will be putting you on my website & Facebook soon for "Great Services for Occasions". Your work is unbelievable! "
- Crystal M., Fort Worth, Texas (Posted on Facebook Fan Page)
"I had Marilona do my makeup for my bridal portraits and my wedding day...She did an awesome job! She also did the makeup for all 4 of my bridesmaids and they all loved her. Everyone was talking about how good our make up looked. I truly recommend her, she is polite, professional and truly listens to what it is you want on your day!"
- Ashley W., Rowlett, Texas (Reviewed on TheKnot.com)
"Thanks Marilona for everything! You were such a great vendor to work with. You were VERY patient and accommodating and applied your expertise beautifully on myself and my girls! I appreciate it. You are a truly talented Makeup Artist.
I highly recommend you for any occasion!"
- Heather C., Alexandria, Virginia (Posted on MySpace)
"Hello Marilona! I wanted to thank you again for making me such a beautiful bride. Everyone complimented my makeup all night! You ROCK!!!!!"
- LaQuita L., Little Elm, Texas (Posted on Facebook Fan Page)
"Hi Marilona! Just wanted to say thank you for making me look and feel amazing on my wedding day! I loved my makeup, and as someone who hardly wears any I loved the airbrush makeup and how light it felt. You are so professional and amazing at what you do! Thank you!!!"
- Sharon C., Watuaga, Texas (Posted on Facebook Fan Page)
"Marilona, thank you for taking on our wedding! We appreciate your good work!"
- Amelia H., Fort Worth, Texas (Sent via "Thank You" card)
"Thank you so much for meeting with me the other day. Once again, an amazing job by Marilona Makeovers!"
- Stephany C., Arlington, Texas (Sent via email)
"Marilona, I just wanted to thank you sooo much for the beautiful job you did with mine and all my girl's makeup. We looked great in all the pictures! I have always struggled with acne and cannot tell you how great of a gift it is to be able to have flawless looking skin on my wedding day, so, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! I will send you some pictures too. Also, I wll most definately be referring anyone I know to you for makeup :) Take care and God Bless!"
- Kelly M., Dallas, Texas (Sent via email)
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