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Meet Burbank Makeup Artist: Leighanne Zubovic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leighanne Zubovic.  She’s a rising star within the LA makeup community.  We’re excited to share her story with you; below you’ll find edited excerpts of our interview with her. 

Leighanne, please share your story with us.  How did you get to where you are today?

I went to Beauty College when I was 17. I did nails for a while but my passion has always been everything to do with make believe. I did makeup here and there but when I finally decided to delve deeper into it I found myself happier than I had ever been. To be fair though, I have to give all of the credit to my mother. She was always painting, sewing, and making these amazing Halloween costumes when I was a kid. She inspired me for sure. I turned out to creative as well so I’m definitely my mother’s daughter. She is the one who also got me started making my miniature scenes. I just had to be the “horror” twist on it. I’ll be selling those pieces as well. 

Has it been a smooth road?

No not at all. The entertainment business is a tough one no matter what area you work in but I feel very blessed. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some very cool things and working with some amazing people. You struggle every day to keep up with social media in this fast paced world. I aspire to be better every day. Not just with that but also learning in my craft. It’s important to keep taking classes and to try new things. 

What are your plans for the future?
I’m going to be collaborating with a few other artists to offer a variety of new services including classes but not just for makeup. Creative people helping others hone their craft or to learn something new. For example, classes on working with epoxy resin. That’s just one tid bit. When we are ready to launch all of that, all will be revealed.

Let’s dig a little deeper into your story.  What was the hardest time you’ve had?
My dad passed away 3 years ago and that was probably one of the darkest times of my life. I got depressed and couldn’t motivate myself to get out of bed some days let alone work. My bank account suffered, people around me suffered, and it was difficult to see an end to that pain. After about 5 months I found myself eager to return to my creative self. I did a few shoots with some amazing models and worked with some photographers who ended up relighting that fire within me.  Sometimes that pain that we go through can result in some of our best work. I think anyone who’s lost a parent knows. Whether you write, draw, paint, sculpt, play in a band, or act you will draw on those painful experiences to create your art. That’s what makes it that more real. I think that’s why I love working on morbid stuff. I’m getting in touch with my inner death so to speak. Fans or horror might get that.


  • Pricing does vary but for example, Halloween SPFX makeup usually starts at $75 for face only but full looks start at $100.
  • A clown being $75 and zombie somewhere between $100-300 depending on how detailed you want it to be. Prosthetics application would be included in the price.
  • Weddings and beauty makeup packages are typically $50 per person or you can pay for a full package that includes bridesmaid’s and touch ups throughout the reception and photos by photographer. We also love doing themed weddings like Pin up or steampunk.
  • Other rates can be discussed upon inquiry regarding a booking. Or you can ask about them on the Contact page at 

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Check out her work below:

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