I am a Freelance makeup artist with 20 years+ experience working in NYC and surrounding areas.  My specialty is fashion/beauty makeup for TV & Print, and I also do light hair upon request.  I have extensive knowledge in the areas of Art Direction, Project Management, Education, Cosmetic Product Development, Marketing, and a solid working knowledge of Basic F/X techniques (aging, cuts, bruises, scars, bald caps, and facial hair). 

Member  I.A.T.S.E. Local 798  (TV & Film)


Freelance Makeup Artist       1992– Present Greater New York City Area

Television clients include:

  • ABC Productions - Tiara, season 2 (additional makeup 2017)
  • Mesquite Productions - Sneaky Pete, season 2 (additional makeup 2017)
  • FOX News (2016)
  • FOX Business Network (2016)
  • ABC Productions - Quantico, season 2 (additional makeup 2016)
  • San Vincente Productions - The Blacklist, season 4 (additional makeup 2016)
  • San Vincente Productions - The Blacklist Redemption, season 1 (additional makeup 2017)
  • San Vincente Productions - Kevin Can Wait, season 1 (additional makeup 2016)
  • Kingworld - The Rachael Ray Show, season 11 (additional makeup 2016)
  • Picrow Streaming, Inc. - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel , pilot (additional makeup 2016)
  • CNBC - all shows (2012- 2016)
  • Junket Productions – Press Grooming for Me Before You (2016), The Walk (2015), Big Stone Gap (2015), and The Forest (2015)
  • Yahoo! News – Daily Ticker, Personal Finance, Breakout, Finance News, Finance Investing and Hot Stock Minute (2013-14)
  • New Features, Inc. – Unique Sweets 4 (2013)
  • QVC and The Shopping Channel (Canada) – Presented my own brand, Alison Raffaele Cosmetics (2006)

Film clients include:

  • Pursuit Productions - Ode to Joy (additional makeup 2017)
  • Ralph Lauren – Documentary for 60th Anniversary (2014)
  • North Star Creative Group – Pharmaceutical Industrial (2015)
  • Saint Films LLC – Pharmaceutical commercial (2015)
  • CORE Creative | The Valley Health System (2016)
  • Perdido Productions - Woody Allen Summer Project 2016  (additional makeup 2016)

Celebrity clients include:

  • Gisele Bündchen
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Pheobe Cates
  • Kevin Klein
  • Tom Petty
  • Rita Wilson
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Bridget Moynahan
  • Hill Harper

Advertising clients include:

  • CORE Creative | The Valley Health System
  • The Innocence Project

Editorial clients include:

  • Harper's Bazaar Argentina
  • Vogue Italia
  • Amica (Italy)
  • Glamour
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Town and Country
  • Rolling Stone
  • Us
  • Self
  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Seventeen
  • Redbook
  • Ladies’ Home Journal
  • Brides’
  • Real Simple

Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Alison Raffaele Cosmetics, Inc. October 1999 – December 2014 | NYC & NJ

  • Developed two Cosmetic Brands from scratch; oversaw all cosmetic formulation, package development, branding, marketing, visual and written materials, PR, education, sales, and professional outreach. Presented Skin Alison Raffaele Cosmetics personally on QVC and The Shopping Channel (Canada).  Managed retail accounts and makeup artists in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Spain, Australia, Mexico and UAE.

Skin Alison Raffaele

  • A full range of professional, high-performance cosmetics which included: Foundation, Tinted Moisturizer, Concealer, Setting Powder, Mineral Powder, Blush, Tinted Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Cream and Powder Eye Shadow and Brushes. 

Alison Raffaele

  • An edited collection of high-performance, eco-friendly cosmetics which included: Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Luminizer, Setting Powder and Brushes. Winner 2008 “Best Concealer, Readers’ Choice”, Finalist 2008 ICMAD City Awards, Winner “Product Company of the Year 2013” Savor the Success Women’s Entrepreneurial Network. 


Head Assistant to Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown    May 1992 – May 1995 | NYC

  • Accompanied Bobbi on all photo shoots and fashion shows; stood in for Bobbi at as necessary.  Also did product development for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, as well as trained makeup artists nationally and internationally in BB technique. 

Fordham University Bachelor of Arts, Art History   May 1992 | Bronx, NY


  • Savor the Success Women's Entrepreneural Network Winner, Product Company of the Year 2013
  • Best Concealer 2008, Reader's Choice
  • Breakthrough in Beauty 2nd Place 2008
  • ICMAD CITY Awards Finalist 2008
  • Guest Lecturer at FIT, MUD NYC, HBA, The Makeup Show NYC and Miami, Makeup Forever NYC