Luis Casco

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Born (1966-07-15) July 15, 1966 (age 55)
San Salvador, El Salvador
CitizenshipEl Salvador
  • Makeup Artist
  • Media Personality
  • Author
Years active1992–present
Known for
  • Project Runway (4 seasons)
  • Project Runway Allstars (2 seasons)
  • Mexico's Next Top Model (season 5)

Luis Casco is a make-up artist and beauty spokesperson who works in the cosmetics, television, celebrity, fashion, and photography industries. He is best known for his appearances as the lead makeup artist on Project Runway (4 seasons) and Project Runway Allstars (2 seasons) and Mexico's Next Top Model (season 5). He has led makeup teams for global Fashion week including New York[1], Paris, and Moscow[2], and for award programs including the Primetime Emmy Awards.


Luis was born in El Salvador, and emigrated to the United States where he attended The University Of Houston. He later moved to Paris to pursue a career in Fashion and Beauty. Luis soon expanded beyond Paris to become a global makeup artist in fashion and advertising, working in markets such as Germany, Australia and Mexico. In 1996 Luis moved to New York City as a consultant and spokesperson for cosmetics brands including Revlon, Cover Girl[3], Mary Kay[4], Shiseido, and Makeup Forever. In 2012 he was invited back to El Salvador to accept an award[5] for his career achievements, which were featured in the book The 100 Most Successful Salvadorans in the World[6].

Television Appearances

Luis has been featured on several television series including The Tyra Banks Show[7], Home & Family[8], and Good Morning America[9], and as the lead on-screen Makeup Artist for Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars. Being fluent in Spanish, Luis has also appeared on Mexico's Next Top Model[10] and La Reina de la Canción[11].


Luis's editorial mentions include Allure[12], InStyle[13], and several worldwide Vogue[14] issues. His celebrity work includes Charlize Theron, Milla Jovovich, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Annabeth Gish, Marilyn McCoo, Jaime King, Kristen Bell, Kylie Minogue, Karolina Kurkova, Paula Abdul, Helen Mirren, Blythe Danner, Tina Fey, Coco Rocha, Christy TurlingtonKarolina Kurkova, Karolina Kurkova, and Kathy Ireland.


Luis published two books: #Beautiful, 50 Easy-to-Create Selfie-Ready Beauty Looks[15], in 2015 for which he analyzed 8000 selfies of 26 women of different ethnicities and ages, and #Beauty Unfiltered[16], in 2019. Both are published in multiple languages.

Social Media

@luiscascomakeup on Facebook[17], Instagram[18], and TikTok[19]


  • Project Runway (Key Makeup Artist)
  • Good Morning America (Self)
  • Project Runway All Stars (Celebrity Makeup Artist)
  • Home & Family (Celebrity Makeup Artist)


  1. Desantis, Marissa (Feb 24, 2020). "Evening Standard - The best New York Fashion Week backstage beauty tips". Evenings Standard.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Brannigan, Maura (October 18, 2016). "9 MINUTES WITH LUIS CASCO, LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST FOR ALL OF MOSCOW FASHION WEEK". Fashionista.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Angie (2013-03-21). "The only foundation tips you'll ever need in life". Angie Romero. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  4. Inc, Mary Kay. "Luis Casco Named Global Beauty Ambassador For Mary Kay Inc". Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  5. "Más de las 100 historias de éxito". Noticias de El Salvador - La Prensa Gráfica | Informate con la verdad (in español). Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  6. Bonilla, Carranza (April 30, 2011). "Las 100 historias que siempre quise saber : personas exitosas de El Salvador".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Manage your Make Up Addiction with Mary Kay Cosmetics The Tyra Banks Show, retrieved 2022-04-04
  8. "Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015". Hallmark Channel. 2015-09-02. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  9. News, A. B. C. "Video How to get the 'gilded holiday look'". ABC News. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  10. Mexico's Next Top Model 5 - Top Look 11, retrieved 2022-04-04
  11. Santo, Nicole (May 11, 2017). "Beauty Behind The Voice: Mary Kay Serves As Official Cosmetics Sponsor For La Reina De La Canción!".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. Burke, Dana (November 16, 2015). "Here's the One Lipstick Hack Makeup Artists Think You Should Know".
  13. Greaves, Kayla (Feb 13, 2020). "The Hottest Makeup Color From the NYFW Runways Probably Matches Your '90s Bedroom".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Your guide to looking good in every selfie". Vogue India. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  15. Casco, Luis (2015). Beautiful: 50 Easy-to-Create Selfie-Ready Beauty Looks. The Sound of Beauty Inc. ISBN 978-0986414503.
  16. Casco, Luis (2019). #BeautyUnfiltered: How to Look Flawless Up-Close and in Person - No Filter Required!. The Sound of Beauty Inc. ISBN 9780986414565.
  17. Luis, Casco. "Facebook - Luis Casco makeup".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. Casco, Luis. "Luis Casco, luiscascomakeup, Instagram".
  19. Casco, Luis. "TikTok - Luis Casco @luiscascomakeup".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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