Carlo Longo

Carlo Longo was born in Swan Hill, Australia and grew up in a small Mediterranean beach town on the French-Italian border city of Ventimiglia. As a nephew of the makeup artist, Vincent Longo, Carlo was literally raised in and around the world of international beauty. At the early age of 17, he moved to New York to learn advanced techniques with Vincent and began his career visiting shows in Paris, New York and Bologna, learning about the composition of cosmetic products. In 1997, Carlo launched his independent makeup artist career in London, honing his skills with such designers as Zandra Rhodes and working with alternative fashion forward magazines including Dazed and Confused, ID and Noise.   Carlo moved back to Milan in 2001 and worked with leading fashion publications including Grazia, Max, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Glamour, GQ and Italian Vogue. He collaborated on runway looks for major design houses including Versace, Gianfranco Ferrè, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, and Miu Miu, to name but a few.  In 2004, Carlo moved to New York City where he was immediately acknowledged for his unique esthetic eye and began working with leading designers including Nanette Lepore, Benjamin Cho, Wink, Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Yeohlee, Jenni Kayne, Reem Acra, and Douglas Hannant.  He worked with distinguished fashion and beauty photographers, the likes of Brigitte Lacombe, Fabrizio Ferri, Greg Kadel, Patrick Demarchelier and Russell James.  His work continues to appear in prestigious publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, American Elle, Italian Elle, Japanese Elle, Glamour, (In Style) Lucky, (Blackbook), O Magzine, WWD, Glamour, L’Offciel and FLAUNT. In the world of celebrities, his clientele include Sigourney Weaver, Bernadette Peters, Anika Rose, Trudi Styler, Juliette Binoche, Patti Hansen, Lake Bell, Mary McCormick, Sissy Spacek as well as top models like Shalom Harlow, Coco Rocha, Dayle Haddon, Heidi Klum, Lydia Hearst and Halima Aden.      He now works in Milano as a freelance makeup artist offering his international style and expert esthetic eye.