Celebrity makeup artist renowned for a portfolio of clientele that includes Ariana Grande, Toni Braxton, Chanel Iman, and numerous others. His success as both artist and entrepreneur has spawned the cosmetics line Artist Couture.
After working several years as a dance instructor, often doing the makeup of dance competitors, he turned to doing it professionally. By 2010, he'd earned his first job with a major makeup brand.
He offers online professional makeup classes through the website AngelMerinoLive.com.
His parents are both Salvadorean and initially believed his path as a makeup artist was unrealistic.
He earned his first celebrity client, Christina Milian, after introducing himself to her at BeautyCon and not long after securing a job with her at an HGTV shoot.