“What can I say!? Working with Elysa is a treat!

Perhaps it’s her top notch professionalism. Perhaps it’s her knowledge, confidence and calming influence on set. You see, it’s not just the beauty of her finished product, its all of the above!

Before meeting her, I admired her work from afar and always recognized her quality as top in the fashion industry….because the finished product was all I saw. I’ve since had the pleasure of working with Elysa on set a couple of times. Both experiences were just as great as the other.

What I found is that Elysa really understands how to plan for an event. I especially appreciated the way she establishes a foundation that allows for beautiful and efficient work on set.

Seeing the before and afters are one thing, but to actually be a benefactor of her creative process left me convinced that I could rely on her time and time again.

In short, Elysa Quintella is a top Professional Make-up Artist! Not just locally, but anywhere!”
-Shannon Borque, Time Trap Photography


“Elysa is one of the most amazing makeup artists I have ever seen!  Her ability to match color and create a special one of a kind look for each and every person is remarkable!  Highly recommended to all of my friends!  I would never use anyone else! 
-Kim W.

“We had a 3-hour makeup lesson with Elysa and it was super helpful going over all of the basics including eye and eyebrow makeup, foundation application, blush, contouring, and highlighting to name a few. The best part was that it was very hands-on–Elysa would do half of my face and I would do the other half to make sure I was doing it right and would be able to replicate the look without her there. She also worked with the makeup I had, although she also brought her own makeup and was able to give recommendations for products and shades if needed. The experience was fun and not overwhelming at all, which is usually how I feel watching YouTube tutorials and online articles.”
Sophie L.

“Elysa was a delight to work with and loved her makeup artistry!  She even mixed the lip color to personally match my skin tone. Very professional and made sure that makeup and hair were both perfect throughout the shoot! Also, gave me tips on posing and was super encouraging. I loved working with her and would do it again!”
Jennifer S.

“I cannot begin to express my deep appreciation for your outstanding artistic contributions  to ‘Stories’—your make up design contributed greatly to the general conceptual production framework…you did a beautiful job, Elysa!  Additionally, you are such a joy to work with; you are professional, highly motivated and gifted—a great combination.”
-Dr. Roberto D. Pomo
 of  Theatre History and Film StudiesSacramento State University

“Elysa started working with the department of Theatre and Dance at Sacramento State several years ago because she wanted to expand her makeup talents to include theatrical techniques. She immediately made a big splash and has been working on shows ever since. She has done glamor makeup, character makeup, and fantasy makeup for our productions. Elysa is a true professional; always on time, prepared, congenial, and her work is top notch! The students and faculty alike love her and feel she is a part of our department. We can’t wait to see where she goes with her career!”
-Jan Johnston
Costume Design/Stage Makeup, Sacramento State University