Orlando Santiago is an International Trade and Marketing graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). He began his career as a freelance makeup artist a tChristian Dior, where he advanced to become the regional makeup artist for the Central and Northern region of Florida in just a few years. He is fluent in Spanish. In 1999,Orlando was offered a position as a member of the National Art Team for Toni & Guy,where he traveled nationwide doing platform makeup, educating and demonstrating his makeup talent while launching the newly developed Bed Head makeup line. In 2000, he moved back to New York City to join MAC Cosmetics as a trainer. He managed MAC’s largest account, and was instrumental in introducing new seasonal makeup trends worldwide to the company’s new and existing artists. He also participates in many shows
for Fashion Week each season.
His career also includes commercial, film, and editorial for:
Editorial: AOL.com, French Vogue, Essence, On Makeup, Source, King,Catalina, Free, Black Women, Hair, Sync, Esquire, Flaunt, Smooth, Time Out,Velvet Addiction, Amber, Vibe Vixen, Jewel, Time, Paper Television: NBC (Appearance), NY1 (Espanol), Inside Edition, Fox-Comcast,Movidisimo, American Star Academy Runway Designers: Rosa Cha, Julie Chaken, Luella Bartley, Adrienne & Nico, Monarchy,Vessel
Musicians: P-Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Heather Headley, Tyra, Franz Ferdinand,Kali Campbell, Ludacris, Juelz Santana, Irazema Music Videos
: “LiL”Wayne-Husler Musik, John Legend-Heaven, Rhyme Spitters
Actors: Carmen Electra, Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Lauren Velez, Hill Harper, Terence Howard (Acadamy award nominee), Hassan Johnson (HBO show “The Wire”) Idris Alba