Multi Award Winning Makeup Artist
Amanda La Monica
“As a makeup artist, I know that the modern woman needs make-up that is healthy for her skin and easily applied anywhere, anytime and that lasts. LaGlam achieves all of this and more” says La Monica.
Highly sought after makeup artist; Amanda La Monica has gone from strength to strength launching an international cosmetics brand off the back of her highly successful makeup artistry career. Specialising in the wedding industry, La Monica established her business namely Glamorous by Amanda La Monica in 2004 and quickly gained a reputation for being able to create makeup that looks glamorous but still natural, enhancing the clients’ natural beauty. She now personally tends to more than 100 brides a year for their special day.
Amanda has worked with some of Australia’s leading hair and makeup artists, award winning photographers and international super models.
Amanda has designed and worked on from concept to print many national and international beauty campaigns and is regarded among her peers as highly professional and ultimately an expert in her field.
La Monica wanted to create a makeup product that would easily and quickly achieve everything her clients and other makeup artists were in search of. She wanted it to benefit the skin whilst offering outstanding performance such as being sweat resistant and long lasting for brides! The LaGlam mineral make up range offers a diverse range of cosmetics that aim to make women feel glamorous naturally without having to sacrifice the health of their skin. The success of LaGlam now sees stockists Australia wide as well as international!
The range includes AWARD WINNING 2in1 wet/dry mineral foundation that’s sweat and water resistant, waterproof mascara that really is waterproof as promised, along with La Monica’s personal favourite “Glitterbug” highlighter and many more products to have you looking glamorous, naturally! Natural by way of ingredients but also natural in the way it looks on your face so your natural beauty is enhanced.
La Monica’s talent teamed with her down to earth and friendly personality makes everyone feel comfortable in her hands. She is consistently recognized through the Media and Industry since 2007, winning ABIA No1 Makeup Artist in the State for 2009 and backing it up as Winner of the ABIA 2010 Designer of Dreams award No1 Makeup artist in Australia! Also Runner Up in the International Beauty Awards as well as Finalist for awards such as Local business awards, Outstanding business person of the year, Business awards champion and nominated for Cosmopolitan magazine’s Fun, Fearless Female!
Since launching her own makeup range in 2009, her products are now winning awards too! Most recently Best Foundation voted by Nature & Health Magazine!
Amanda La Monica has achieved an amazing amount at a young age. From raising a young family (three children under five) to building her two businesses, La Monica still manages to maintain the balance of her busy work and home life. As motivation for her frenetic lifestyle La Monica lives by the quote “Invest now, rest later”.
La Monica is no stranger to hard work being out of home on her own from an early age of 15 years old. “A family was something I always wanted, but I was also very used to being independent from a young age so it was hard for me to solely rely on my husband as the sole income provider” she notes. “I thought if I could do something I love that makes money and work my own hours then I could have the best of both worlds being a mummy and business woman –little did I realise then how much the business would grow and how much work I would need to put in!” A regular editorial favourite, La Monica and her LaGlam brand are getting noticed in the media and industry alike. La Monica has expansion plans in place for 2014/2015– stay tuned to see more from this cosmetics entrepreneur dynamo!