Viktorija Bowers was born and raised in the sunny Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where she grew up studying the rituals of beauty in her mother’s hair salon.
Those Rituals taught her that personal interaction and the caring touch can do wonders, not just physically but emotionally. She believes that role of the makeup artist is to set the mood for the shoot with easy going personality and nurturing environment for everyone involved.
As well as being a makeup artist, Viktorija uses pencil and paint to express her creative inspirations.
Recently she was commissioned to create 10 ft mural completely out of makeup for French Cosmetic Company “Make Up For Ever”
Viktorija has managed to build an impressive portfolio with clients like Maybelline, Garnier, Olay, Macy’s, Avon, Dove and Neiman Marcus.
She was the part of the makeup team for Dick Page and eventually went on to key her own fashion shows for Elle magazine 360 runway collections, including Bebe, Emu Australia and Marithe Francois Girbaud to name the few. Viktorija thrives and navigates high pressure situations with ease.
She has also appeared on TV as makeup expert on TV shows, as well as various public speaking engagements ranging from Sephora classes to introduction videos for cosmetic companies and magazines like Benefit, Tweezerman, NYC Color Project, The fashion Spot to name the few.
Viktorija has helped develop brushes for the beauty tools company Tweezerman, as well as created the makeup looks for some of the official face charts for the Electric palette by Urban Decay, by fusing makeup with her artwork that’s featured in all their stores across the country.
She was honored by Make Up For Ever, as one of 30 featured artists in the industry. It was a campaign to celebrate their 30th anniversary, celebrated by special edition palette, each color representing the artists. Viktorija’s was gray color named Steel.
Viktorija resides in NYC with her husband and little daughter. She is represented on both coasts and travels internationally as well.