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Rising Stars: Meet Carlos E Gonzalez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos E Gonzalez. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Carlos González took birth on 24 October 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As of now, Carlos is 32 years old living in the state of Los Angeles, California.

Carlos grew up as a professional dancer and choreographer where he found his passion for the art of makeup. He attended university getting a bachelor’s degree in social work which he practiced in a hospital for a year.

In 2013 González won a Drag competition and began to practice makeup on himself. These steps led him to dedicate himself full-time as a professional makeup artist, working at two makeup schools and working for MAC Cosmetics company back in San Juan.

In 2017 Gonzalez moved to San Diego California to continue pursuing his dreams with $1000, no English skills and lot of hope in his pockets. Back working in Mac cosmetics, Carlos become the store manager and collaborating with MAC Inc being part of the testing panel of products reviewing all new makeup collections for the company.

His inquisitiveness in makeup has led him working for Magazine covers, International fashion weeks and traveling to different countries. Some of the magazines publications are: Harpers Bazaar, L’offiel, Glamour, Pump, Vogue runway, Vogue Italy, Moevir and more.

In the present, Carlos is working on his first online master classes for Spanish speakers were he found is necessary for his community. His legacy is continuing inspire people around the world through his life experience and resilience.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I grew up in a toxic and dysfunctional environment, which gave me an impulse to want to have great things in my life. My parents never taught me to have a healthy future or studies. My dad was abusive and physically abused my mom. Arriving in the United States without knowing the language and without money was such a frustrating episode, but I was very hungry for success, which made adversity less important. Being in CA, everything was easier, people accepted me and they opened the doors for me quickly… I guess I was ready.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m very proud of myself, especially after 2020 my life has changed extremely positive. I been working in the fashion industry for two years now nonstop. My dream came true… I’m actually living my dreams. I become full-timer makeup artist a year ago. I do makeup for magazine publication and fashion shows. Also, I do makeup in my house for mostly models. In August I was in Vogue Italy, my friend took me some pictures and they accept them. It was life-changing because work for Vogue is my actually big goal, and now I know I can do it and I can smell it. I’m known for being positive on the fashion weeks. People usually are too rush and they don’t take their time to listens and give love in the middle of the event, I do. I took very seriously my profession, and I respect models a lot, I love them their are like my sisters. I think that is the reason people hired me, cuz my essence more than my skills. I think I connected with people and famous individuals very well cuz I give them and a particular experience of love and art together.

We love surprises, fun facts and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I been very focused on makeup, and I think people doesn’t know that I am a pro dancer and a stage drag queen!

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photographer – Adrian tapia -Pierre -Louis Rodiger – Phú Nguyen Models: Carolla Alina Enero Tora Rozario Jeana Turner Nguyen China Caplin Cassie Wang Annastasia Stock

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