Though she was both a child and teen model in her home town of Seattle WA,
growing up in a strict Korean-Latino household meant that Song Lopez was
restricted from wearing makeup for personal use. Like many teenagers, Song
found her way around the rules by using friend’s makeup supplies once she got
to school. But she didn’t stop there. With no formal training, she applied makeup
on friends, and eventually started doing their weddings for fun.
After stints in the mortgage industry, kickboxing instruction, food and beverage,
and even a tryout for the fire dept, Song finally zeroed in on her passion during
her turn as Miss Hawaiian Tropic, Seattle, in 1997. As the makeup artist
prepared her for a modeling shoot, Song measured every application and felt
every brush stroke. She realized then that bringing out inner beauty through her
life-long love affair with makeup, was what she was meant to do.
After an hour makeup audition, Song landed her first job with Gene Juarez Salon
and Spa, in Seattle. There, the self-trained Song learned the staples of her trade
and found her artistic style by experimenting with custom blending and color
In 2000, the determined upstart made her way to Las Vegas where after a year
of struggle and paying dues, she landed an assistant position with renowned
makeup artist, Barbra Jo Batterman. Impressed with her verve and talent,
Barbra Jo mentored Song into a career that today, includes work in television,
advertising, fashion, corporate, award shows, and conventions.
Known for her clean, fresh style, Song is experienced in airbrushing, special
effects, body makeup, hairstyling and men’s grooming. Song also has a special
flair for the dramatic, glamorous look. Believing that the art is in the application,
Song democratically uses every product from Maybelline, to Bourjois, to Benefit.
Her work on notable local and national accounts like “What Happens in Vegas
Stays in Vegas,” Victoria’s Secret, the Country Music Awards, ABC World Nightly
News, NBA All-Stars, The Insider and Entertainment Tonight has brought Song a
long list of celebrity clients who include Heidi Klum, Magic Johnson, Peter
Jennings, Joan Rivers, Penny Marshall, Tony Curtis, Amhad Rashad Rita
Rudner, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Cathy Naijimy, Kathryn Morris and Clint Holmes.
Using the face as her canvas and makeup as her palette, Song’s artistry creates
beauty and self-confidence for her clients with every loving brush stroke. Today,
Song is considered one of Las Vegas’ top makeup artists both clients and
respected industry peers.
Recent Makeup by Song has included LeBron James for USA Basketball,
Inspirational author and speaker Louise L. Hayes for the “I Can Do It” convention,
Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi for the Agassi and Graff Furniture Collection, and
Jillian Barberie for the VH-1 Rock Honors.