Larissa was born and raised in Portugal and ever since she was a child, she has been an artist. Drawing and painting were always her favorite pastimes and she had no doubt it would be her career. Her American mother inspired her to seek a higher art education overseas after high school. She left Europe and moved to the USA in 2004 at the age of 18 to pursue her BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida in 2008.
After college she moved to Santa Fe, NM where she freelanced in Illustration while working for a few salons. That is when she found a new passion in the beauty industry. Not unlike painting the female figure on canvas, she found she rather enjoyed "painting" directly on her subjects. Larissa got her makeup certification from Toni and Guy Academy in Albuquerque, NM in 2009 and has been a professional makeup artist ever since. In 2010 she moved to NYC where she freelanced in makeup artistry until her most recent move to Atlanta in the fall of 2014.
She specializes in wedding and special event makeup and prides herself in her ability to know what is best for each individual in order to accentuate their best features and make them feel glamorous and confident. Due to Larissa's extensive training and knowledge in painting and color, her unique approach to makeup differentiates her in the industry and has her striving for new levels of perfection and creativity every time she holds a brush. She was always an artist, but now she has found her medium.