Say Hello to Michal Cohen

Los Angeles based makeup artist Michal Cohen has been making the world a prettier place for the past decade. She started her career in Miami where she attended makeup school at a young age.

Michal (pronounced Mee-hal) caught the beauty bug in high school when she would do friends' makeup to rave reviews. “I just fell in love with it and people really liked what I was doing so it encouraged me to learn more”, says Michal.

After makeup school, Michal relocated to NYC where she lived for about three years honing her trade assisting the likes of Pati Dubroff, Tom Pecheux and Lucia Pieroni. She then moved to Los Angeles where her career really began to take off and she found success in editorial shoots with publications such as Coveteur, LadyGunn and Angelino Magazine.

Michal has held a covetable spot on the makeup team for the Victoria's Secret fashion show and been a makeup artist for countless New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shows including Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam and Vera Wang.

Los Angeles has offered Michal the opportunity to work with celebrities such as Chrissy Metz (of This is Us), Dania Ramirez (of Devious Maids), Liza Weil (of How to Get Away with Murder) and Andrea Navedo (of Jane the Virgin).

Michal is an expert in skincare and sees that as the most crucial part of makeup artistry. “Clean, moisturized, flawless skin is the base of a beautiful makeup application”, asserts Michal.

Michal's color style ranges from clean to slightly edgy. She insists that a little goes a long way and doesn't feel that beauty has to be over the top to be trendy or timely. “It's more important to highlight your best features than to go over the top for trends' sake”, says Michal.