“I discovered that behind the layers of makeup, the women reveal the stories of their lives.”

“Free herself from all the excess and she concentrates in her interior.”


Days of Conquest

Marcello Costa was born in Brazil where he lived until the age of 17, when he left the country to pursuit a career in the United States, 13 years ago. He began studying cosmetology and special effects in New York Tish University, MUD and continued honing his unique skills with exclusive workshop from L’oreal (France), Redken, Wella, Paul Mitchell, Mac Pro, Makeup Forever, Millani, Mizanni, Makeup Designory addition to working together with beauty industry icons, renowned brands and celebrities.

Now at 35, Marcello is a multifaceted and unique hair and make-up artist inserted into the international beauty scene working with well known fashion houses, at red carpets, celebrities and cinema as well as being a fashion correspondent for Telemundo NYC and TV Azteca.

His main highlights at red carpets and backstages were the works carried out at the Oscar’s, Grammy’s, Golden Globe’s and Cannes Festival in Europe.

One of his specialties is working with ethnic/black hair, enabling contact in jobs with famous personalities like Stevie Wonder, Angela Basset, Terri McMillan, Oprah Winfrey, Alfred Woodard, Brandy and Queen Latifah. Among countless personalities of the music world, he’s been part of beauty teams of stars like Nick Minaj, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Alicia keys, Mariah Carrey and many other global icons of music, cinema and fashion. He has had his works published in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Chinese Femina, Essence Magazine and others.

Marcello Costa is very sought after in the fashion world and for assisting in beauty teams for the stars like Guido Palau and Pier Paolo in the runways of high fashion like Dolce & Gabanna, Cavalli, Versace, Armani, Tom Ford and Moschino in Paris, London, Milan and New York.

Marcello Costa also teaches courses and workshops and is a tremendous asset that he is fluent in 5 languages (English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese).

Copyright Book

Read below the pocket book that Marcello Costa wrote inspired by the personal values and life Behind the makeup.


/2017 CineMoi Awards
/2016 American Pavillion Cannes
/2014 CFDA
/2014 Tony Award’s
/2014 Glamour Woman of the Year
/2012 Cannes Film Festival
/2012 Academy Awards


/White Collar
/Mob Wives
/The Real Housewives of New York
/The Real Housewives of New Jersey
/El Show de Jackie
/Dance Moms
/Castelo de Caras New York
/Brazilian Day
/”The Woodsman” – on Broadway
/Running Russell Simmons


/Lifestyle Group
/Warner Bros.
/Time Inc.
/Fox Searchlight
/Fuse TV
/Ivy Digital
/Tom Ford Beauty
/Keep A Child Alive – Black Ball 2014
/Jean Paul Gautier
/ISO – Hair Tools
/BMW – Mini Cooper


/Pryanka Chopra
/Queen Latifah (Actress)
/Lorraine Toussaint (Actress)
/David Zayas (Actor)
/Nabiya Be (Black Panther Actress)
/Dani Braga ( Supermodel )
/Karlie Kloss (Supermodel)
/Joan Smalls (Supermodel)
/Kat Greenleaf (TV Hostess)
/Sting (Singer)
/Denzel Washington (Actor)
/Susan Haskins (TV Hostess)

/Adriana Lima (Victoria’s Secrets Model)
/Lisalla Montenegro (Victoria’s Secrets Model)
/Lais Ribeiro (Victoria’s Secrets Model)
/Quvenzhané Wallis (Indomável Sonhadora)
/Maria Borges (Top Model)
/Agbani Darego (Miss World 2001)
/Leila Lopes (Miss Universe 2012)
/Jaclyn Stapp (Miss New York 2005)
/Ramona Singer (The Real Housewives of NY)
/Karen Gravano (Mob wives)
/Ramona Rizzo (Mob wives)
/Abby Miller (Dance Moms)
/Christina Paljusaj (Running Russell Simmons)
/Coco (Ice Loves Coco)
/Tracy Di Marco (Jerseylicious)
/Angie Martinez (Radio Host)
/Jacqueline Contreras (TV Host)
/Renee Taylor (The Nanny)
/Kelly Price
/Fluvia Lacerda