David Velasquez

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David Velasquez (also known as Mugopus) is a Los Angeles-based makeup artist—known as much for his bold, creative work as he is for his impeccable celebrity glam.

With 10+ years of industry experience, David elevates every project with his singular technique and editorial eye.

David started his career at 16 years old apprenticing for Priscilla Ono, makeup artist to Rihanna and Global Makeup Artist for Fenty Beauty.

Since launching his own solo career nearly six years ago, David has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, on high-profile music videos and fashion campaigns. 

His most recent work includes: makeup on J.Lo for her ‘In The Morning’ Music Video; makeup on Doja Cat for her ‘Hot Pink’ Album press tour, performances, and music videos; Saweetie in her Pretty Little Thing Campaign, ‘Tap In’ Music Video, and GQ feature with Quavo; Kali Uchis for her latest press tour and ‘Solita’ Music Video; Ashanti’s Press Tour; Cardi B’s Fashion Nova Campaign; Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ and ‘7 Rings’ Music Videos; and J.Lo’s ‘Medicine’ Music Video.

David is key makeup artist to J.Lo, and former key makeup artist to Doja Cat.

He also counts among his clients: Rico Nasty, Kali Uchis, Noah Cyrus, Dani Leigh, Saweetie, BIA, Ashanti, India Love, Blac Chyna, Crystal Westbrook, Lolo Jones, Tamar Braxton, Nikki Mudarris, Jude Demorest, and Chanel West Coast.

Additional red-carpet and celebrity clients include: Alina Baraz, Christina Milian, Karreuche Tran, Kristen Noel Crawley, Draya Michelle, Hennessy Carolina, Lil Mama, Ajiona Alexus, Amara ‘La Negra,’ Wengie and more.

He is represented by Rare Creatives and you can find his portfolio HERE