ANNA Y. CASTILLO
Celebrity Makeup Artista
I was born in Brooklyn, NY but raised all over the world due to my father’s military service. I have always had a love for makeup and started practicing on my girlfriends in high school but after the death of my father, I was forced to grow up fast. At the age of 19, I decided to move out on my own and enter the military. I am currently a member of the United States Air Force (USAF). Despite the high demands of military life, I held on to my dream of becoming a makeup artist, often doing jobs for free just to gain experience. I entered the USAF as an Airman Basic (E-1) and my low income at that time did not allow enough to afford the high-end products for my kit. Not to mention, department store brands did not hold up to my expectations. So, I asked my mother for support, got a loan, and began what is now known as INK…Cosmetics.
With seventeen years of experience and hard work, launching my cosmetic line has become a reality. I am honestly blessed! I was signed on to modeling agencies as lead makeup artist and have been paired with wonderful photographers who have helped me grow as an artist and allowed me to be creative with every shoot. I have worked with several designers and was given the opportunity to do makeup on a TV promo for designer Mark Eisen. My work was featured in Latina Magazine and I was hired as a hair and makeup artist on the Houston Texans Cheerleading Calendar. I also have experience with pageants, weddings, and print. Other projects include work in Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, Red Bull, ZINK Magazine, DC Life Magazine, AMUZE Magazine, Wounded Warrior Project, Boys and Girls Club, local ads and newspapers, Avant Modeling Agencies Calendar, Berjouhi.com and Midgettgray.com. I continue to do makeup for New York Fashion Week and VH1 Glam God Winner and NY Fashion Designer/Stylist Indashio.
After getting my Esthetician License, I decided it was time to show America what I had to offer, so I am launching my line and signed on other Makeup Artists and Stylists in various cities to represent my company and brand. Our philosophy is to help everyone achieve their beauty goals and make them feel fabulous in every way. We welcome you to experience our definition of “true” beauty by getting INK...d! So, “stop being cute; INK… it up, be gorgeous, live your destiny, and cultivate your creativity!”
I want to give special thanks to my Teen Creative Director and beautiful daughter, Olivia Allen, for always being there to support my vision! Olivia, you always have my back! Thanks for the photo bomb, my love! XOXO Mom
INK…Cosmetics is a makeup line fashioned by Professional Celebrity Makeup Artist Anna Castillo. Anna has worked at the pinnacle of the makeup and fashion industry. Her clients have included artists, designers, actors, and celebrities such as Shakira, Aubrey O’day, Johnny Weir, Spinderella, Adrienne Bailon, Danny Glover, Michael Phelps, Jaslene Gonzalez, Janice Combs, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, Pastry Shoes, Amber Rose, Betsey Johnson, Johnathan Kayne, Althea Harper, Gordana Gehlhausen Goga, Tsyndyma, Unite Hair Academy, Fashion News Network, ZINK Magazine, Jesus Estrada, Jess Zaino, Indashio, VH1, MTV, and NYFW just to name a few.
The colors at the house of INK… are all fashion colors, and are made with high pigments to ensure a longer lasting coverage and the staying the power is a professional makeup artist’s dream. We have chosen our palette from the colors found on the runways of New York and Paris Fashion Week as well as those found in editorial photo shoots. Each element of INK… has been painstakingly done to ensure its perfection for smooth long-lasting application. Some of our customer favorites include INK...pigments, INK...Foundation Sticks and our long-lasting INK...Lip Glosses available now at www.shopinkcosmetics.com. It will last and stay fresh well beyond anything you’ve ever seen!