About

12295418_10153276385168379_3437314209000357699_nRia Aquino is a Professional Makeup Artist based in Manila, Philippines, certified in Airbrush and High Definition Makeup. She does makeup for weddings, advertising campaigns, magazine editorials, and PR campaigns – specializing in beauty and commercial makeup. She is currently an Affiliate Artist of MAC Cosmetics Philippines.

A graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in BS Management Information Systems, she took corporate jobs as a Project Manager in Hewlett-Packard and as a Brand Manager in Universal Robina Corporation before eventually pursuing a career as a full-time makeup artist in 2011.

She has worked on the faces of notable personalities such as host and blogger Daphne Osena-Paez, Senator Grace Poe, blogger and style icon Kim Jones, actor John Lloyd Cruz, actresses Jasmin Curtis-Smith, Lauren Young and Louise de los Reyes, beauty queens Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Ms. Universe 2012 1st runner Janine Tugonon and Ms. Universe 2011 3rd runner Shamcey Supsup, Azkals professional football players Phil and James Younghusband, and Neil Etheridge. She was also part of the official makeup team for Miss Universe 2016. Her professional network includes Unilever Philippines, Tango, Miladay, Jewelmer, Joanique, Splash Corporation, Ayala Land, Unilab, Landco, Viva Talent Management, GMA Artist Center, and Estee Lauder Philippines, among many others. She works with numerous publications such as the Philippine Star, People Asia Magazine, Asian Dragon Magazine, Manila Bulletin Style Weekend, L’officiel, Metro, Metro Society, FHM, Mega, and Preview.