Featured Artist
Featured Artist

Crisger Santley - Makeup Artist & Educator

Vienna, VA - Washington, DC

Give us a little background on yourself.

As owner and lead makeup artist of Star Makeup Studio for twelve years, I have provided makeup artistry, skincare, and hairstyling services to TV, film, advertising, print, and fashion clients in the greater Washington, DC area. I am a licensed esthetician in Virginia. In addition to my business, I have done volunteer work with the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, a public service program helping people with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment.

Over the years, I have developed my own unique makeup style that emphasizes clean, healthy, and fresh skin looks with eye-catching glamour touches. Skindinavia Primer and Finishing Sprays are a staple of my makeup kit because they help me build a perfect canvas for a clean and long-lasting makeup look.

What drew you to a career in makeup?

I discovered my passion for makeup and beauty in my hometown of Caracas, Venezuela where I was inspired by the creativity and talent of the hair and makeup staff at my family’s beauty salon, Stravaganza Style. It was there that I took my first makeup course and started working on weekends to develop my skills. Since moving to the US and completing my formal makeup training, I have taken numerous master classes and seminars, and I have been privileged to work with some of the leading makeup artists from New York and Los Angeles. These incredibly talented artists continue inspiring me to develop my artistry.

What are some of your notable and/or favorite projects?

Disney, MLB/World Series, NFL, NYFW, Political Figures, Colombia's Vice President, Chef Kwame Onwuachi, Nike, Fila, Deloitte, Eucerin, Honda, Amazon Studios, Latina Beauty Now, and PGA Tour.

How Crisger Santley uses Skindinavia

Makeup tips and tutorial video series