Leilani is an Italian and Filipino makeup artist based in New York City. From her childhood in traditional Sicily to the punk clubs of the Lower East Side, she finds her influence through all that evokes grace and rebellion.
Her unique perspective is a product of her background in film and special efx makeup, where she experimented with different techniques and mediums to develop a twist to her creations. Introduced into the fashion industry as first assistant to Carol Dotti, she honed a fresh approach to beauty with the famed “no makeup-makeup” technique and clean skin care.
Integrating both worlds, Leilani has established a budding solo career known for her inventive aesthetic and polished looks. Her work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Paper, Nylon, Schön!, and campaigns with Fendi.