Roque Cozzette has been creating beauty since the ‘80s. A seasoned beauty-industry pro with experience in print, television, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development, Roque brings an extraordinary depth and scope of experience to his multi-faceted career. Though largely self-taught, Roque earned his formal accreditation early in his professional journey and quickly found himself working his magic on beautiful faces around the world.
He began integrating the airbrush into his technique around 1997 and soon realized the power of the tool to create myriad looks and effects. This discovery changed the trajectory of his career. During a period spent globe-trotting with celebrities like pop-star Christina Milian, and jazz inspiration Melody Gardot, Roque perfected his airbrushing technique.
On the fashion front, he lent his creative vision to the runway for fashion houses like Christian Dior, Valentino, Y3, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto, Victoria’s Secret, Prada and Givenchy. By accommodating the demanding standards of his stars and fashion icons, and with the unforgiving lens of the high-def camera as his main critic, he honed his application techniques and product knowledge until he knew better than anyone else in the industry what worked and what didn’t when it came to airbrushing beauty.
An artist, innovator, and educator, Roque’s creativity and love of learning keep him on the forefront of new formulas, new techniques, and new methods to share with the artists of the world. And in keeping with his genuine spirit of growth and evolution, his newest venture, Cozzette, brings the focus full circle with a return to makeup brushes and multi-function containers to house these vital tools of the trade.
Today, he focuses on his artistry, product development, marketing, core educational curriculum, and facilitating makeup seminars globally. He brings the synergy of traditional and airbrush-makeup techniques to professionals around the world as a solution to the advances of digital and high-def technology.
Roque Cozzette thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart, and his firm belief that a person “will succeed in any activity that they love because this is when they feel most powerful.”