About Vanessa

Vanessa Elese is an Arizona born native who moved to New York to build her dream of working in entertainment/media with beauty brands and cosmetics. With over 12 years of experience that has led to a 2010 EMMY Award for “Outstanding Achievement in VE_LCPhoto Makeup.” She is an exclusive and respected makeup artist working in media, fashion, arts and entertainment. While continuing to work with private and celebrity clientele, she is also currently working on a pilot series where she appears as on-camera co-host and beauty expert lending easy to replicate insider tips for men and women to achieve celebrity inspired glamour. Stay Tuned…!

Previously, Vanessa has worked with ABC’s “All My Children” where she was awarded an Emmy for her work! She continued on to L.A. as a consulting makeup artist for their studio move and conversion to HD-TV, demonstrating and managing new high-def makeup techniques and products. Vanessa recently completed the highly anticipated Netflix launch of “Orange is the New Black” as well as the fifth and final season of “Damages” with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, and continues to marvel at her unique opportunity to work as part of the always hilarious and hard working team at “Saturday Night Live”, a group that has multiple Emmy Awards under their belt.

While Vanessa works full-time as a makeup artist for celebrities in television and film, she also manages private clientele for both makeup and lash extensions.


Vanessa’s talent lies in allowing each person’s inner beauty to shine through. It’s about nature, a sense of intrigue, and a truly personalized approach that unites the senses and nurtures the spirit.

Vanessa has been featured as a beauty expert in numerous editorial articles, and continues her mission in, “The Beauty Fairy Diaries”™ your destination for the latest in beauty tips tricks and product picks, featuring the latest in product developments, releases, red carpet favorites and promotions. Be Uniquely You!

With each of her endeavors, Vanessa focuses her efforts on encouraging and about-makeup-200x286 nurturing a healthy inner beauty before focusing on the exterior.

From private clients, feature films, to network television (ABC, Food Network, CBS, Netflix, FOX, NBC, WB, Netflix, CW, Martha Stewart, HBO), to having the extreme pleasure of working with Mrs. Susan Lucci, Ms. Glenn Close, and Giada De Laurentiis, to name a few.

Vanessa is always welcomed as a positive ethereal spirit who ventures with courage and confidently inspires your true beauty. Her pursuit is to enlighten others with a sense of intrigue and confidence in themselves.

child_crisis-logo-220x100 She delights in philanthropic ventures catering to women and children who inspire our future, contributing her time as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors (2014) to the Child Crisis Center of Arizona. Child Crisis Center provides a loving and encouraging home to many children as their families navigate the stressors of life and crisis. The center holds a special place in Vanessa’s heart having once been a part of the community almost 30 years ago.

She is honored to continue to participate in loving the children and the community that provides care to these special families.