Cosmetic Geek is a blog where you will find posts about beauty with a focus on makeup, skincare and cosmetic insights based on my eight years of experience in the beauty industry. I strive to bring you valuable content and make you more knowledgeable about cosmetic products and how to properly use them.The Vision
Create a community and place to share and expand our knowledge of cosmetics: skincare, makeup, personal care & hair. A place where we create transparency and understand the impact of the products we use every day.The Mission
To come together to lift and empower each other and ourselves through self-love. Knowledge gives you the power of choice. Choosing the way you want to look and the products you want to use.
I see beauty everywhere and in every face.
Meet the geek
Hi, I am Rosangela!
I am Professional Makeup Artist, Licensed Aesthetician & I lead Web Experimentation at a University. I balance multiple careers and I love every minute of it. I am a wife, a mom of a 20 year old and two beagles mix Roxie & Miley.
I combine my artistic brain through my passion for makeup and my geeky side through in depth analysis of data and information. So, when I research brands and their ingredients I like to understand them in depth. For example how to make a lipstick last all day, I like to understand the combination of ingredients that abides the molecules to the skin. I also like to understand the toxicity levels of those components and how impacts our bodies.
I am cosmetic geek. My hope is that you become a cosmetic geek too. Education is power! It gives you and I the power of choice! Choosing wisely about the products we use every day. I don’t know it all but I hope together we can learn and share our knowledge and experiences to grow a community that supports product safety and empowerment.
A few facts…
– I was born and raised in Venezuela.
– I came to the United States to study English when I was seventeen.
– I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technologies and Master degree in Business (MBA).
– I became a licensed aesthetician in 2011.
– I have been a professional makeup artist for eight years doing makeup for renown celebrities like David Ortiz ‘Big Papi’ and worked with famous photographers like Lou Freeman – celebrity photographer.
I love the art of makeup and the transformation that comes with it. Whether it is a physical transformation when I am using prosthetics or turning a actor into a character in a movie. There is a psychological transformation during the application process that is empowering. I often witness it when I am getting a speaker ready to hit the stage for their big moment.
I found that transformative power within myself through makeup when I was in Miss Teen Venezuela. I had always been the shy kid in school and makeup gave me the confidence to step on that stage and on set for photoshoots. I even started my own business as a salon owner with five stylists. That’s when I started doing makeup – on men. I did drag-queen makeups before I did makeup on women. I practiced on my stylists faces as they got ready for their shows.
After deciding to come to the United States to continue my education, I started selling Motives Cosmetics through a catalog which exposed me to makeup artists and people who inspired me to pursue a makeup artistry career.
Since then I have been learning and growing, training with Mario Dedivanovic, Steven Moleski, and Tyler Green for SFX Makeup.
This blog is for you! Reach out if you have any comments or questions. I love hearing from my readers!