Gigi Hadid’s Makeup Artist, Vincent Oquendo, Just Joined Her as a Maybelline Brand Ambassador
When you think of brand ambassadors for beauty companies, the first people that pop into your head are probably models and celebrities. Maybelline, for example, has model and celebrity Gigi Hadid. But wouldn’t it make just as much sense for a major makeup brand to choose a major makeup artist as a brand ambassador? Perhaps one that’s known for their work on models and celebrities like Gigi Hadid? Well, that’s exactly what Maybelline just did.
In a press release sent out by the iconic drugstore makeup brand, Maybelline announced that two high-profile makeup artists have been brought onboard as brand ambassadors: Jenna Kristina, and one of the Hadid sisters’ own go-to MUAs, Vincent Oquendo.
“I am extremely excited to join the Maybelline New York family,” Oquendo said in a statement. “Growing up, I only dreamed of being able to work with an iconic brand like Maybelline in this capacity. When I first got started in the industry as a young Puerto Rican artist, Maybelline was one of the only brands I could afford that included shades of my skin color, so I relied on it to fill my kit. Now, years later, I am humbled to be a part of their team.”
In addition to the Hadids, Oquendo is known for this stunning work on celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Hailey Baldwin Bieber, Cara Delevingne, and Emma Roberts. And currently, his Instagram is filled with pictures of looks he’s recently done on Lily Collins, Janelle Monae, Joey King, and Tessa Thompson.
Kristina has worked with Kate Bosworth, too, as well as Rowan Blanchard, Christina Ricci, Julia Garner, and Madeline Brewer. Like Oquendo, her career started out behind a makeup counter and has since skyrocketed thanks to celebrated editorial and celebrity work. “[Maybelline] products have always been a staple in my kit since I got started in the industry,” she’s quoted in the press release. “The amazing quality and value make me proud to use and recommend Maybelline products to my friends and clients.”
Although we may not see Oquendo and Kristina in front of the camera as much as some of their fellow Maybelline brand ambassadors, their skills and influence will most definitely be visible as they serve in their new roles.
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