A painter, singer, dancer, and makeup artist, Maritza Smitley is a true talent and artist. Her career in the beauty industry began as fun with friends through learning varying dance styles, such as go go, jazz, and hip hop. Being immersed in the industry, Maritza was surrounded by makeup artists of all styles and experience levels. She learned her artistry through assisting top artists for hair and fashion shows, freelancing for cosmetic companies, and by attending pro classes. Reflecting on her almost twenty years of experience, Maritza would say her favorite part about makeup is manipulating quality products to help clients feel and look amazing. While her makeup style is glam with a touch of bold, one of her makeup strengths is also perfecting the skin, so that makeup is almost unnecessary. As Maritza would put it, “A no makeup, makeup look.” Maritza, originally from Puerto Rico, now lives with her husband and cat, Leyla, in Wake Forest. When she isn’t busy making up clients, you’ll find her playing music, preparing a healthy meal at home, or enjoying old movies."
CURRENT BEAUTY OBSESSION: The wet, glowy highlighted look