A B O U T   T H E   A R T I S T

L'Oréal Paris - ProArtist Team 
Freelancer - Giorgio Armani | YSL | Smashbox Cosmetics 
RAW: Natural Born Artist's - MUA of the Year for Orange County 2011

Makeup Artist Desiree Footé is an accomplished 23 year old artist that has been doing makeup full time as a freelancer for 7 years and 4 years professionally. Born and raised in Southern California, she began to do makeup at the age of 15, where her love began to grow as a Makeup Artist. With her passion and drive - she pushed herself to excel into the makeup artistry business. At 17, she received her makeup training at Empire Academy of Makeup (empireacademy.com), while she was still attending high school. When she graduated, she then received her certification as a Professional Makeup Artist - specializing in Print, Beauty, Fashion, Film, Runway, and Bridal. Desiree's work includes: NFL's San Diego Charger Cheerleaders, MTV, ABC's The Bachelor: Season 15, NBC News, Oxygen Network, DELL, Ubisoft – Xbox/Wii, MAXIM, LA Fashion Week, Enzo Milano, Mai Couture, numerous magazines, music videos, billboards, campaigns, and much more…
At the age of 21, Desiree was titled as the winner for RAW: Makeup Artist of the Year in 2011 in the city of Orange County and a judge in 2012. She recently got accepted to be part of the L'Oreal Paris PRO Artist Team, this year. Desiree is primarily focusing on doing makeup for the NFL Charger girls, revamping her work, doing e commerces,  focusing on her magazine clientele, and bridal. She currently resides in the city of Fullerton, Orange County.
With the love she carries for being in the makeup field, she will continue to teach others on how to enhance their beauty not just from the outside, but within. Her goal is to continue to make women love their own reflection in the mirror and to build self-confidence within themselves.


"I have had the pleasure of working with Desiree Foote on several occasions ranging from international campaigns to personal portfolio projects. She brings intensity, talent and passion to every shoot she attends. Her skills are second to none, and she is the first person I think of when I need immaculate makeup. She is easy to work with and brings more than just her makeup to the table. She has a charming personality and a positive disposition but more importantly she rises above and beyond all expectations. I am truly grateful to not only have her as a MUA but a great friend. Thanks Des!"

- Alan Mura | Commercial Photographer

"I will forever be a client of Desiree! Her work was phenomenal I can write a long testimonial, but her work truly speaks for its self...I researched many makeup artists, and Desiree was an easy choice for me when I came across her work! During my research I noticed that other portfolios were not as robust as hers. She was a wide set of skills she can do smokey eyes all the way to special effects looks!  

Being an South Asian bride, the wedding look is completely different than other cultures ... she NAILED every look she had done for me ... I LOVED her work, she was able to work with my skin tones  ...I would recommend her in a heartbeat... in which case I already have... I get to see her talented work at many of my friend’s weddings, and each time her work is impeccable! She is very passionate about all things makeup and her career is a direct reflection of how much she really loves it!

Desiree was easy to work with, she keeps you laughing at all times and exudes positive energy at all times. She really listened to what I wanted, and made me feel comfortable and confident with all my looks!  She took the time to listen I would not think twice about using her again ... I plan to use her for any life events I will be having, in fact she will be doing a smokey eye even when I turn 90!" :)

- Krystal Patel  | South Asian Bride

"From an artist to artist to another, Desiree Foote is definitely extremely talented and one of my favorites to work with. She's a master at her craft and I haven't seen anyone perfect a smokey eye as well as she has. She's full of personality and professionalism which is good to have both."

- Natalie Rose | Makeup Artist 

"Not only is Desiree a master at her craft, but she is great to work with! Always fun and bubbly! She pays great attention to detail and always aims for perfection. I have worked besides her during LA Fashion Week and helped her with Glam for the San Diego Chargers Cheerleaders amongst various other Shoots and Events and she is always extremely motivating, insightful, and enthusiastic about her job. Beautiful both inside and out and takes pride in fulfilling that to her clients!"
- Danielle Blaquera | Makeup Artist 
"Desiree Foote' is 1 of my all time favorite make-up artists... she defines talent. I can count on her to deliver immaculate looks time after time.. She's the 1st to arrive on set, and the last to leave.. a true team player. Work with her once, and you'll be hooked for life." 

- Arthur St. John | Photographer
"Desiree will FOREVER be my MUA! I have had the pleasure of working with Desiree a few times; both for photoshoots, and tv film roll; EVERY TIME she has had me looking amazing! I sent her a couple photos and she absolutely nailed it! It was exactly what I wanted and left me feeling confident and beautiful! I will continue to hire Desiree for all my shoots/filming and DEFINITELY when I get married! She is absolutely fantastic, and her work proves it!"
- Chelsea | "MTV's The Electric Barbarellas" 

"I choose Desiree to be the makeup artist on Melissa Molinaro's photoshoot that I produced because I already knew that she will do a great job! And she did! She was professional and a good listener. 2 important qualities as a MUA because celebrities can have particular demands. But she still brought her touch and that's what I love! And on top of that, she was very sweet on set! The result was perfect! Especially the gothic/glam look which was to die for! I'm pretty sure she will succeed because she's really passionate!"

- Sarah Kinsumba | Fashion Stylist
"Desiree what can I say she is a dear friend she's so sweet and makes you feel gorgeous and glamorous. She is my favorite makeup artist to work with, we did many cool shoots together & she also did my prom makeup. She has this way with making her makeup work look like a piece of art, she can do just about any look you can think of! Desiree you ROCK!!" xoxo  
- Sabyr Omens | Model

"Desiree Foote is the most: professional, accurate, and versatile MUA I have ever met! She has done my makeup on several occasions and each time it has been a different look. I've known Desiree for almost 6 years now and her passion for makeup grows every time I see her. She has wanted this since she was young, and now her dreams are coming true! She will soon be the makeup artist to the stars! I have so much faith in Desiree because she has the drive that most people don't. I have no doubt in my mind she will be the Make Up Artist for the Stars!!"
- Vani Khamo | Friend
"Desiree was great to work with! Her work is amazing, She's such a sweetheart and makes you comfortable. It was my first time modeling and I felt totally relaxed because I had her there talking me through it, making me look like a completely different person. It was amazing what she was able to do with some eye shadow and lipstick. I would definitely call her back to do my make up anytime!"

- Alyssa Johnson | Friend

"Desiree is a wonderful professional and by far the most talented MUA I've ever worked with. She is my go to girl for all projects of importance. She's always willing to do whatever is asked of her to get the desired look needed for the shoot; she's definitely worth it."

- Tyrone Lavigne | Photographer

"Desiree has been my personal makeup artist for almost 3 years now and she is truly dedicated to her art. Every model has a personal list of "favorites" or "wish" list of makeup artists they would love to work with. And you will find Desiree Foote on that list! She is the type of makeup artist that you do not want to pass up. If she doesn't already top your list of makeup artists to work with, then put her at the top of your list, and make sure you book a shoot with her! Desiree is also extremely fun to work with and will raise your port to a new level! Besides being extremely talented she considers the clients needs and makes sure they feel beautful inside and out." 
- Wendy Alcala | Friend
  "Youre awesome Desiree!!!! I'm so happy I can say you did my wedding makeup!"

- Kimmy LK Ing | Bride