about julia

Julia S. Merino was born in 1992 in Cádiz, Spain. She attended the University of Seville where she graduated in Fine Arts in 2014.

In 2012, she attended a workshop by the world bodypainting winner Matteo Arfanotti, and it was there she realized that this was what she really wanted to be in the future: a Special Effects Make up Artist.

She moved to London where she works and graduated in Hair, makeup and Prosthetics for Performance from London College of Fashion (UAL) in 2018.

She won the Ve Neill Legends of Makeup Scholarship 2018. 

Thanks to this she had the opportunity of extending her knowledge at Cinema Makeup School in Los Ángeles.

She has worked as a Makeup designer for a feature film and for other shows such as Oi, Pussy! for the BBC.

Julia is currently also teaching makeup in workshops around Europe

  • Makeup Designer - Boling Point (Feature) - March 2020.
  • Makeup Artist/ Special Effects makeup artist/ Bodypainter for Hong Kong Ocean Park Halloween event 2019 - August/November 2019
  • Makeup Designer -   Oi, Pussy! (BBC3) / Big Deal Films - Feb 2019
  • Makeup Designer - SWIL season 2 / Big Deal Films - Apr/Jul 2019
  • Makeup Designer - VILLAIN  (Feature) / Ascendant Films - March/Apr 2019
  • Metropolitan Fashion Week LA: Ve Neill’s makeup assistant - Sep 2018.
  • Son of Monsterpalooza: Cinema Makeup School prosthetics assistant -Sep 2018.
  • Graftobian Europe: Makeup artist team, sponsored and teacher since Sep 2017.
  • PlayCosmo Casino: Makeup and prosthetics artist (commercial) - Jun 2018.
  • IMATS London 2018: Demo for Graftobian Europe - May 2018
  • MillenniumFX: Internship January -Feb 2017.
  • Coulier Creatures FX: Internship - Oct 2017.
  • NYX Professional Makeup: Beauty assistant - Mar 2017 - Jun 2018.
  • London Fashion Week: Makeup artist, Maybelline UK team for Fyodor Golan and Sid Neigum - 2016

@juliasmmakeup London - Cádiz