Interview with Marc Jacobs Beauty make-up artist Jorge Zunica

Working internationally as a make -up artist & hairstylist with well known brands such as Armani cosmetics or NARS is something many make-up artists dream about. Jorge Zunica did not only worked with these brands but is now also part of the Marc Jacobs beauty Team, has his own make-up courses, doing make-up for celebrities and was one of our make-up artist & hairstylist at the Fresh Faces contest photo shoots. Flying from country to country to do the job that he´s passionate about has brought him more than 10 years of experience.

If you are curious about how he started his career and know more about him keep on reading.


Make-up and hairstyle: Jorge Zunica, Model: Sara Cherry

Modelmanagement: How long have you been working as a hairstylist and make-up artist? How did you find your passion for both professions?
Jorge Zunica: I started working as a hairdresser at a Llongueras salon more than 15 years ago. I also have more than 10 years of experience as a make-up artist. I’ve been working for brands such as Armani cosmetics & NARS and currently I’m part of the make-up team of Marc Jacobs beauty.
My passion for make-up and hair-styling started at a young age, my mom was a hairdresser and I grew up amongst rollers and dryers. Later on I started to explore make-up as I was very interested in the esthetics world, and without even realizing I ended up falling in love with make-up even more than what I was of hairdressing.


Hair:Jorge Zunica, Make-up: Carlos vidal haircare studio

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MM: What do you look at before deciding the kind of make-up you will use?
JZ: The skin. I believe every make-up artist must agree that the most important thing of a great make-up is a perfect skin.


Make-up & hairstyle:Jorge Zunica, Model: Sara Cherry

MM:What are the features or qualities of a good make-up artist / hairdresser?
JZ: Patience, aesthetic taste and love for what you do.


Make-up & hairstyle :Jorge Zunica, Model: Elena Sevilla

MM: Where do you get your inspiration from (for every new project)? What is your job ritual?
JZ: Before I start any job I always spend hours in front of the computer looking for ideas and inspiration from other make-up artists. I hope other people can also get inspired from my make-up looks. That would mean that they also like my work!


Make-up & hair: Jorge Zunica, Photographer: Frank Diaz, Model: Martim Central Models

MM: Is there any famous person that you really liked doing their make-up?
JZ: Yes, my amazing friend & actress: Nuria Gago. When she´s in Barcelona and has an event, she always calls me to make her look even more beautiful than what she is already.

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Make-up & hair: Jorge Zunica, Photographer: Frank Diaz, Model: Nuria Gago


MM: What is it that you like the most about your job? What is the most difficult thing?
JZ: What I like the most is that every day there is a different challenge, with new people and different faces. Your job is constantly changing and there are new products launching every day, with improved formulas, which makes us even more creative.

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Make-up: Jorge Zunica, Photographer: Frank Diaz, Model: Erika Badu

MM: How was your experience with models, stylist and photographer during the Fresh Faces modeling contest?
JZ: I knew the photographer for quite some time already. With the whole team I had a really good time and we were in a great environment. We worked really well together and actually it was really great to be part of this project.


MM: What’s your opinion about a modeling community as
JZ: I think it’s a great idea, a platform which benefits all the professionals working in this industry.


Make-up & hair by Jorge Zunica for the magazine Peluquerias, Photographer: Frank Diaz

MM: Currently you are offering hair and make-up courses, could you give us some more information about the type of courses that you have?
JZ: My next seminar is in Istanbul. I’m going with a company that is focusing on courses. In general they give make-up lessons e.g. self-makeup lessons, contouring formation, day time make-up looks, night time make-up looks, make-up lessons for a cocktail party and much more. I’m also currently working with the magazine ¨Peluquerias¨ in which I have my own make-up division “Maquillaje Paso a Paso”.


Make-up & hair by Jorge Zunica for the magazine Peluquerias, Photographer: Frank Diaz


If you liked this post and want to see more of his work or get some inspiration then check his profile and website.


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