About the artist

14 yrs. Celebrity makeup artist and portrait painter "If they like my work, either they are creative, or they are crazy." -- H.R. Giger

About the artist

 A B O U T   T H E   A R T I S T:

Debi Mendez Bilae 
Professional celebrity makeup artist | Portrait painter 
Qatar

14 years celebrity makeup artist and portrait painter. Animal and music lover. Fashion and art enthusiast. Has provided makeup for celebrities and V.I.P.'s such as Nadine Labaki, Mark Strong, Sheikha Raya Al-Khalifa, Carmen Lebbos, Yosra, Adel Imam, Robert de Niro, James Cromwell, Michelle Yeoh, Ara Mina, and many more. Makeup works have been published for magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Grazia International,  Velvet, GLAM, OhLALA, SUR LA TERRE, Qatar happening, TIME OUT, Harayer, Quintessential, & The New York Times, as well as for designers and ad campaigns such as The Kayys, Alfardan Jewellery, DARZ design, Amato Haute Couture, Roberto Cavalli and a lot more. Formerly worked for M.A.C. Cosmetics.  

Active in charity work. Has run an art gallery during "SIMPLY PINOY ANNIVERSARY" for a friend F.O.P. diagnosed named Charis Ramirez with donations given to her, and for people in need in Gaza, under the banner of "REACH OUT TO ASIA" featuring The Real Fouz, by giving out 10 makeup class vouchers (which raised $4,180) with all proceeds goes to charity. Hosted "Breakfast with Zunira" Episode 9 - Breast Cancer Special for the women of Qatar, raising awareness of the cause.

Recently established as a growing brand and working on product line. Grew up in Qatar, made and born in the Philippines. As an artist, she believe in order to grow, one must be dedicated, be inspiring, giving, and open to constructive criticism.
In 2017, she has participated in "THE MASTER CLASS @makeupbymario" makeup masterclass with certification by Hollywood makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic featuring Kim Kardashian, in Dubai. 

A loving wife to husband, Kris Bilae, the eldest daughter in her family, and a cat-mom to her 13 year old black bombay cat, Meegs.
Aside from the artistry, was also an occasional solo "multi-musician" and a songwriter. In year 2004, she has formed the doom metal filipino band OREMUZ (former MUTUS LIBER PROJECT) and as a former member of the band, she has given the band's conceptual overture prophecy as a "gothic brutality" grunt act. Meanwhile as a solo artist, thus, there is more to offer from this artist. It's either you can lend your ears and let your visions speak about her works OR her melodic sounds.


For bookings, contact:
artofdebimendez@gmail.com
www.debimendez.com
sms only +974 55164263





Makeup Philosophia & the Mission:

Makeup is controversy. It doesn't have to be always inclined with beauty or glamour basics. Be it natural, avant-garde, theatre, character, or horror fx, it is "artistry". To be a certified makeup artist is not just a sudden form of choice, or a force by nature. It is not learned, but it is given. Yet, to enhance this talent, one must consider his awareness, patience, & experimentalism . Mastering the right elements of colour theory, and key products are a good primer for your makeup skills. The foundation of your artistry level are your brush tools, while your creativity, and your imagination helps you create a subject of varied emotions in your skin-canvass. Another form of painting, only applied on face.

IN MAKEUP, YOU CAN TIME TRAVEL. GO TO DIFFERENT WORLDS, ERA, & PLACES.
IN MAKEUP, WE TRUST.

"You may say I'm a dreamer but, I'm not the only one." --John Lennon

I DREAM BIG. SOMEDAY, I WILL BE An international PRO MAKEUP ARTIST DOING FOR VVIP's, HOLLYWOOD, AND CELEBRITIES...as well as HELPING OTHER MAKEUP ARTIST(S) REACH THEIR GOAL IN MAKEUP.




HAS PROVIDED MAKEUP TO THE F.F.

Hollywood actor/actress & international artists (music/director/film/media):

Robert De Niro, Hollywood actor "THE GODFATHER II", "TAXI DRIVER"
James Cromwell, Hollywood actor "BABE", "L.A. CONFIDENTIAL", "DEEP IMPACT"
Mark Strong, Hollywood actor "KICK-ASS", "STARDUST", "GREEN HORNET"
Christopher Doyle, cinematographer "OCEAN HEAVEN"
Michelle Yeoh, Hollywood actress "CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON", "Memoirs of a Geisha"
Robin Wright-Penn, Hollywood actress "BEOWULF", "FORREST GRUMP", "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO", "UNBREAKABLE"
Rula Jebreal, writer of "miral"
Nayla Al Khajaa, dubai film maker "Paris Hilton's My New BFF (season 2)"
Angelique Kidjo, grammy award-winning singer
Kate Rodger , New zealand's "tv3"
Bridgitte Lacombe, international celebrity photographer


Local actor/actress, models, & artists (music/director/film/media):


Nadine Labaki, lebanese director/actress "CARAMEL"
Yosra El Lozi, egyptian actress "qobalat masrouqa"
Marehan, egyptian actress
Doaa teima mohammad ramadan, egyptian actress
Ahlam, UAE singer
Nawal Sugbhi, lebanese singer
Ara Mina, filipina actress "JOAQIN BORDADO"
Francis Magalona, filipino rapper and actor 
Mocha, sexy filipina band (old lineup: MOCHA, BAMBIE, & HERSHEY)
Myriam Hamammi, director "box with her"
Carmen Lebbos, Lebanese actress "HERE COMES THE RAIN"
Julia Kassar, Lebanese actress "HERE COMES THE RAIN"
Najwa Najjar, director of "Pomegranates and myrrh"
Yaraa, Lebanese singer
Wawi Navarozza, The Late Isabel vocalist - musician / International photographer / Artist / Founder of "Thousandfold" / Author of "Hunter and Gather, Terraria
Allan Hernandez, The Late Isabel guitarist - musician / FHM Editor-in-chief
Ted Baula, The Late Isabel percussions - musician 
Jp Agcaoli, The Late Isabel drummer - musician
Roval Bacale, The Late Isabel bass - musician
THE LATE ISABEL, Original Filipino goth rock - experimental rock band 
Billy Crawford, International Pop singer / Host / Filipino actor
Rana jaber, MBC1 reporter
Lana, MBC1 reporter
Caren tevanny, General Luna lead guitarist
Audry dionisio, General Luna rhythm guitarist
Adel Imam, Egyptian actor
Omar Sharif, actor
Latifa, singer
Isabella Haycock, model 
Ryan Lynn, model
Yezenia Navarro, Mrs. Mexico and actress



VVIP:

Raya Al-Khalifa, Bahraini princess and jewelry collector
Bianca Bridgitte Bodomi, Editor-in-chief of Grazia Qatar
Lama El-Moatassem, fashion designer and creative director of TOUJOURI
Suzanne Grant, Qatar Happening
Noor Al-Thani, Haute Muse
Anum Bashir, DESERT MANNEQUIN
Karen Nicolet, CLUMSYCHIC, winner of Grazia Style Awards 2016
THE REAL FOUZ
Malia Benett Henry, designer and GLAM winner
Zunira Malik, Whats Up Doha
Reem Ayed, QBS Radio Host
Janela Joy Cuaton, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 title holder / 1st runner up of Miss International Metropolitan 2016 / chosen finalists of Miss World Philippines 2017
Layla Al-Siyabi, Being Layla fashion blogger
GzalVogue, fashion blogger
Nawaal Akram, wheel chair comedian and influencer
Haina Uddin, Qatar blogger/ Professional Singer, Contestant of  "Talentadong Pinoy"

(The artist has also provided makeup for some VVIPS that are not allowed to be credited. Some work photos are prohibited.)


MAGAZINES:

THE GATE MAGAZINE QATAR | GLAM MAGAZINE QATAR | VELVET MAGAZINE | HAUTE MUSE | Quintessential 3d magazine - Qatar | Sur la terre magazine - qatar | TIME OUT MAGAZINE | Simply Pinoy magazine | HARAYER MAGAZINE | SHE magazine | THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE | T-QATAR MAGAZINE | OHLALA MAGAZINE | ABODE QATAR MAGAZINE | GRAZIA QATAR MAGAZINE | GRAZIA MAGAZINE



AGENCY AND NETWORKS:

FIREFLY COMMUNICATIONS M.E.-QATAR // QTV // QATAR HAPPENING // AL-KASS // TFM //  DUBAI ONE // MBC 3 // TRINITY TALENTS QATAR //  PINTAR ARTIST GUILD QATAR // BEHIP AGENCY QATAR // FASHION FORWARD DXB // CLEO ENT QA QATAR // CHEVROLET JAIDAH SQAURE QATAR // GULF TIMES QATAR // QBS RADIO // G WARD STUDIOS


Events:

Al Jazeera network // Al Fardan fashion show // Al Fardan jewelry show // Vcuq fashion show // Doha Tribeca film festival 2010 // Karen Millen event 2011 - Qatar // Doha tribeca film festival 2011 // The pearl fashion show 2010 - qatar // Pintar artist art gallery // Simply Pinoy anniversary art gallery - art for a cause - F.O.P.  awareness for CHARIS RAMIREZ // Bridgitte Lacombe I AM FILM 2010 // Bridgitte Lacombe I AM FILM 2011 // ZABAARA TRUNK SHOW 2014 | REACH OUT TO ASIA 2013 - makeup classes vouchers for GAZA charity featuring RAYA AL-KHALIFA & THE REAL FOUZ  // LADY FOZAZA x THE VANITY ROOM 2012 // Sumaisma girls - makeup workshop 2015 // CHEVROLET CAR SHOW MAY 2016 // CHEVROLET CAR SHOW 2016 // QATAR PHILHARMONIC 2016, ST REGIS // HOUSE OF NOMAD, W HOTEL, 2016 // BREAKFAST BY ZUNIRA WUD "BREAST CANCER AWARENESS //  GRAZIA STYLE AWARDS, 2016  // TEMPERLEY LONDON X SALAM STORES X GRAZIA BRUNCH 2016 // WUD QATAR NATIONAL DAY SPECIAL 2016 // WUD "WHATS UP DOHA ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY 2016 //  The Master Class by Mario Dedivanovic x Kim Kardashian Dubai, 2017 //  GRAZIA Magazine QATAR x ESCADA, 2017



Designers and brands:

LADY FOZAZA // VINTAGE KAFTAN  // ROBERTO CAVALLI // ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // VERA WANG // C H L O E // EQLIPSE // STELLA McCARTNEY // KAREN MILLEN // H & M // KHEMARQATAR ABAYAS // ESCADA // CLASSIC VEIL ABAYAS // ALICE TEMPERLEY X TEMPERLEY LONDON // THE K A Y Y S // ATHEELA FASHION // M.JAY DESIGNS // AMATO HAUTE COUTURE // THE VANITY ROOM // NINE COLLECTION // ALDUKAN // ZABaAARA // FML2 // ALDUKAN // TOUJOURI // DARZ DESIGN // VINTAGE KAFTAN // VIOLENT LIPS // ALFARDAN JEWELERY // MARYAM AL-DARWISH // M.A.C. COSMETICS // KOOR W EBRAH // DEE DESIGN // SCKALI DESIGN // THIRTEEN O' NINE // MALIA BENETT HENRY  // CELSO DAHIL // TEXTURE ABAYA // Q E L A // CALA MARI // WAYED COMFY // MASSIS // BY FOAM BY DALEEN ALKHATIB // THIRTEEN O NINE // MALIA BENNETT HENRY // HOUSE OF NOMAD // MARYAM.ALDARWISH // TOPSHOP // Grace Billington 


PHOTOGRAPHER:

JORELL LEGASPI // ROCKY DAFNA // KARL MORETO // ODIN ARCANGEL // THE BIN ALI PHOTOGRAPHY, KUWAIT // HOLGER SCHULZE // JEROME ELIZAGA // MARIA'S PHOTO CLICKS // MAZEN ABUSROUR // PETER RICHWEIZ // ROB ALTAMIRANO // BRIDGITTE RADOMSKI // BRIDGITTE LACOMBE // LIONEL GASPERINI // TINA PATNI // ALEX CALLUENG // ANFAL // ALAN DESIDERIO // ANGEL MALLARI // ROBSON PONTE // BAIBA PHOTOGRAPHY // THE FILM HOUSE // QATAR FASHIONIST


MAKEUP ARTISTS, FACE PAINTERS, and HAIRSTYLISTS:

GENE GINNO ALDUCENTE // MASOOMA JALEEL // TONEE ROBERIO // VIMI JOSHI // VILMA CRUZ // CHERDEN DENIS // LIEZEL REYES // IMELDA JURASOVA OF ARTISTS MAKEUP STUDIO // ARTISTS MAKEUP STUDIO // SHIELA BASALAN // LIZ HUSEIN // RANIA, BASSAM FATTOUH QATAR // LOVELI NESS SANDOVAL // SEWAR of BRUSH SALON & SPA // DAVID MARTINEZ of BLUEBRUSHDOHA // SOUAD YACOUB of BLUEBRUSH DOHA // ALII HAARB of PACE LUCE // DAISY of LPG // GHANYA TALAT, hairstylist of La Belle Tr. Salon and owner of KSTARS QATAR // Mac Nepomuceno // Jowell David // MARIO DEDIVANOVIC 



DEBI MENDEZ USES: 
M.A.C. COSMETICS //  ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS // HOURGLASS // HUDA BEAUTY // LILLY GHALICHI LASHES // DOLCE & GABBANA BEAUTY //  GUCCI //  CREME DE LA MER // CHARLOTTE TILLBURY // ILLAMASQUA // KEVYN AUCOIN // NARS //  KRYOLAN // OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS // SHU EUMURA // KHIEL'S // SEPHORA //  KAT VON D. by Sephora // KVD BEAUTY //  DIOR // MELT COSMETICS //  SMASHBOX COSMETICS // PARI GALLERY // YSL // DIOR // BURBERRY COSMETICS // CHANEL // PAT MCGRATH // MAKEUP FOR EVER // LANCOME // EOS // BEAUTY BLENDER // THE MAKEUP BULLET SPONGES // BECCA COSMETICS // BENEFIT COSMETICS //  VIOLENT LIPS // VIOLENT EYES // BOBBI BROWN // GUERLAIN // GIVENCHY // TOO FACED // STILA // SHISHEIDO // SMASHBOX // DERMABLEND //  LA MER // KATY PERRY LASHES // H & M BEAUTY // TOPSHOP MAKEUP // REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES // EYELURE LASHES // GORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY // TARTE // EVE PEARL // LORD & BERRY // BIO DERMA // BARE MINERALS //  ANNA SUI // THIERRY MUGLER //  TOM FORD // THE BALM // THE MAKEUP LIGHT // BEN NYE // CINEMA SECRETS // GLAMCOR LIGHTS // THE MAKEUP LIGHT LED MIRROR // LAKELAND LIGHTED LED MIRROR // WoW by WOJOOH // LADUREE BEAUTY // ARTISTE BRUSHES // CHERDEN DENIS PRODUCTS // TEMPTU AIRBRUSH // GLOV // MADME LASHES // THREE COSMETICS // LIMECRIME // L'OREAL //  TEMPTU // LAURA MERCIER // SCOTT BARNES BODY BLING // URBAN DECAY // NYX COSMETICS // HAKUHODO BRUSHES // LASH.O.LASH LASHES BY ARTISTS.STUDIO // SHADOW SHIELDS // BEN NYE // KOH GEN DHO // RIMMEL // EYEKO // BOURJOIS // SAUCEBOX // O.P.I. // ARDELL LASHES // HUDA LASHES // LILLY GALICHI LASHES // LE COSMETIQUE REPUBLIQUE LASHES // RED CHERRY LASHES // CHELSEA LASHES // MINKLASHES.FORLESS LASHES // WET N' WILD // HAKUHODO BRUSHES // LADUREE MAKEUP // SIGMA BRUSHES // FABOULASH LASHES // KOH GEN DO //  IMAN COSMETICS // KIKO // THE BALM // ELI LASHES // FOREVER 52 // JILL STUART // ANNA SUI // GRAFTOBIAN // CINEMA SECRETS // DAISO SELECT // MAYBELINE // TARTE // TOO FACED // MODEL'S OWN NAILPOLISH // K STARS //  RMCA // KKW // TUPPED PHILIPPINES // BYS PHILIPPINES // BASSAM FATTOUH // COASTAL SCENTS // TATCHA // WHEN // WOW BY WOJOOH // GLOV // TATCHA // H&M COSMETICS // TOPSHOP COSMETICS // FOREVER 52 as her weapons of BEAUTY choice.


[Logo designed by Joey James Hernandez]
http://joeyjamesartworx.bigcartel.com/


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