Born and raised in Japan, a freelance makeup artist in both beauty and special effects makeup. Mari Idaka came to Hollywood to expand and build her career in the industry as a makeup artist. She has had the good fortune of working on different types of events such as: commercials, fashion shows, photo shootings, iphone apps, music videos, short and feature films.
Mari Idaka has been chosen as one of eight world wide finalist to compete in the Character/Prosthetics makeup competition at International Makeup Artist Trade Show(IMATS) in Sydney, Australia (2011) and Los Angeles, CA (2013). As being out there herself, she keeps learning and challenging herself to become an advanced makeup artist, and she is knowledgeable of her capabilities and room for improvement.
What she is doing is what she has been dreaming of for her entire life. She is very easy to work with and as an up and coming makeup artist she would be more than happy to be a part of a team, assisting on current and future projects.