Professional Makeup Artist & Owner of Rita Sorrentino Makeup
With over 35 years experience, Rita Sorrentino is one of the most highly regarded makeup artists in New England. Whether she is called upon to create a signature look for a client, lead a Beauty Master Class or travel globally for Paris and New York Fashion Week – including the prestigious Chanel runway shows – Rita’s warm disposition and keen eye to bring out a woman’s individual beauty has made her indispensable to clients, art directors, editors and celebrities alike. Personally mentored and trained by Estee Lauder at the beginning of her career, Ms. Lauder’s ideals shaped and continually inspire Rita’s work and belief that confidence breeds beauty.
3 things you do for self-care?
1. Me time is important to live a healthy-life.
2. I try to take a long walk.
3. Cook the way my mother cooks and sit around the table to talk and enjoy family time.
How do you define success?
Being true to myself and my purpose. Having a positive impact on the people I meet by inspiring them and lifting their spirits with my my makeup applications and lessons.
What makes you feel confident in your career?
Achieving what my clients want and are looking for !! is the Best way to boost your confidence and strengthen your career.
Favorite part of your job?
My makeup lessons!! teaching women how to do their own makeup step by step in a 2 hour session, watching them learn my tips and achieve their goals it’s rewarding for me.
How does being a woman inspire you?
Being a women is Amazing !!!Especially when you are a makeup artist trying new looks mixing color palettes creating a new you.
When it comes to what you wear, what makes you feel good ?
I love fashion !! Well made, tailored, comfort and style is a must. My mother was a seamstress in Italy she made all of our clothes growing up. I learned early on to buy quality not quantity. Natural fabrics Cotton & cashmere feel luxurious on the skin.
Tell us what you are wearing from the Yang Lan Fashion Collection and how you styled it.
One of my favorites from Yang Lang Fashion Cashmere Collection is the hoodie. It’s a staple for me. I wear it over everything - over my shoulders with casual Bermuda and tank, over a shift dress, or maxi skirt and blouse. I love it all!!