Leiloni Cooper is a Professional Makeup Artist and Master Esthetician, specializing in beauty, red carpet, editorial, celebrities, bridal makeup and skincare. She became smitten with the world of makeup while shopping at Nordstrom’s MAC Counter for products to enhance her look for the senior prom, at the age of 17. It was that first purchase of Foil lipstick, Oh Baby lipglass and Chestnut lip pencil that sealed her love for makeup.
Leiloni built her foundation of experience by working as a makeup artist for top cosmetic companies. MAC Cosmetics, Cover Girl Cosmetics, Prescriptives Cosmetics, Shiseido Cosmetics, NARS Cosmetics and Smashbox Cosmetics. After years of learning the business and perfecting her craft, Leiloni set out to start her own business as a freelance makeup artist.
She works with high fashion modeling agencies worldwide such as Wilhelmina, Ford, Women Direct, Direct, Major, APM Models, Click, REDD, Modelogic & T.H.E Artist Agency. Today, her clients include: BET, HGTV, PBS, My Fox 5 Morning Show, Fox Publication, Who’s Wedding is it Anyway, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Heat Free Hair Movement, Moments with Mo (1st Pan African Talk Show) and the Washington Redskin Cheerleader’s. Her celebrity clientele includes Amel Larrieux (Singer), Adrienne Bailon(Singer/Actress), Lea Michele (Actress), Chloe Grace Moretz (Actress), Joyful Drake (Actress),Brittany Daniel (Actress), Louis Gossett Jr (Actor), Nicole Ari Parker (Actress), Lela Rochon (Actress), Boris Kodjoe (Actor), Gayle King (Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning), Chuck D (Rapper), Draya (Actress), Karen Huger (Reality TV), Dorothy Norwood (Gospel Singer), David E. Talbet (Director/Writer), Kim Burrell (Gospel Signer), Isaiah Washington (Actor), Alexandre Moors (Director), Zane (Author) DJ Spinderella (American DJ/Rapper), Chris Colfer (Actor), Terrance Howard (Actor), Mara Brock Akil (Writer/Procuder), Antoine Fuqua (Film Director), Craig Robinson (Actor), Chris Tucker (Actor/Comedian), Debra Lee (CEO, BET), Bert Belasco (Actor) and Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch.
Her work can be seen in a wealth of major domestic and international publications within the fashion and beauty industry including: Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Munaluchi Bride, Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine, the cover of Black Hair Magazine, 360 Magazine, TWO Magazine, The Washington Post, DC Modern Magazine, Mazza International Hair Magazine, Salon Q Magazine, The Business of Professional Modeling, Salon One and SAPNA Magazine.
Working in both New York City and Washington, D.C., Leiloni is known in the industry for creating clean and flawless beauty. She is affectionately known as THE Eyebrow Master. She is available for worldwide travel.