The girl behind the glam

Hey there, I’m Raquel!

I am a Seattle based bridal makeup and spray tan artist that specializes in "you but better" looks that are timeless and classic.

As a hopeless romantic, I found my passion in bridal makeup. 

Not only do I love everything romance- including but not limited to weddings, romance novels and movies, I also love meeting new brides, connecting with them and getting to learn all about their vision for their wedding day. I started my bridal makeup business to provide brides with a luxury experience that goes above and beyond what you would expect in a makeup artist. It is my mission to bring to life your wedding beauty vision so that you can feel the best and most confident version of yourself on your wedding day and can look back on your wedding day photos for years to come and love the way you looked and felt.  

I have always had a love of learning from the greatest makeup artists and being inspired

From being a young girl playing with my mom's makeup collection, to doing all of my girlfriend's makeup for high school dances, college events, and their weddings, to reading all of Bobbi Brown's makeup books.  I have had the privilege of being taught by world renowned makeup artists Kristina Gasperas, Lauren D'Amelio, Lina Zuniga, and Vero Verdaguer. 




I have a self published photography book


I am Colombian and born and raised in Washington D.C.  


I have the sweetest black kitty and her name is Evee


When i'm not doing makeup or creating content, you will probably catch me on my couch watching Netflix- I'm a huge homebody! 

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

Favorite indulgence

Strawberry milkshake

celeb i'd love to meet

Florence Pugh

Guilty pleasure

Reality TV

alternate universe job:


favorite place i've been:


Favorite color

Pink, always! But my favorite color to wear is Black! 

can't live without

Sugar. I need all the sugary things in my life!

usually craving

Pasta...always pasta 

beach vs mountains


favorite show to binge

Vanderpump Rules

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