Arlene Villarule is a well experienced Pro makeup artist in the industry for over 14 yrs. Arlene’s passion and natural flair for creating both natural and outlandish makeup styles keep her in constant demand.
After winning The Miss Afro Caribbean Pageant UK 2003, Arlene went on to work for the well renowned and respected Giorgio Armani Cosmetics London. Arlene quickly established herself as one of the key members of the Armani cosmetics team through her unrivaled sales ability and ease with customers. She was well respected by her colleagues and gained attention from the Armani’s international team for her charm, elegance and strong makeup artistry skills. Arlene made personal appearances at the Giorgio Armani cosmetics counters in both Brown Thomas Dublin Ireland and Selfridges Birmingham. She was also featured in the Marie Claire Magazine as makeup artist to see when visiting the Armani Selfridges counter. Arlene was selected to work for the GQ uk AWARDS 2005. She continued to shine as a trend setting Face Designer throughout the time she worked with Armani by winning several in store competitions.
Since being back to Trinidad, she’s worked on numerous project such as the Chogm 2009 with Designer Brian Mac Farlane’s production team, appeared in M PEOPLE TRINIDAD as MUA for Anya Ayoung-chee’s PILLAR clothing line, was head makeup artist for the horror movie 3 stripes and was the featured makeup artist at the NTA’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO 2010. Her name began to spread throughout the country quickly for her unique makeup creations and on point techniques. Arlene worked with several local icons such as Destra Garcia, Machel Mantano, Nadia Batson, Denise Belfon, Nisha B, Kes the band and Rachel Price to name a few on various music videos and special appearances.
Digicel, Bmobile, BWIA, WASA, Kiss Baking Company, Fruta, RBC,Angostura are just a few of the many companies that calls upon the talented Arlene to create her masterpieces for their ad campaigns. Arlene now known as “AV THE BRAND” has been featured in the Guardian’s woman wise in an article “Cut Above The Rest” (Makeup artist) Being recognized as a master at bridal makeup. AV has become a regular face on a local TV program Morning Brew where she shares her knowledge on seasonal makeup trends. AV was chosen to work alongside Head makeup artist Roxanne on the set of the international movie “Home Again”
Most recently AV won a competition “BEST MAKEUP ARTIST IN TRINIDAD” hosted by International love and hip hop star Tahiry Jose who came to Trinidad in 2014 for the soca mornach.
Arlene is now the proud owner of her very own line of cosmetics which is available at her studio and kiosk at Trincity mall.