Gianpaolo was born and raised in Milan, where he grew up immersed in the world of makeup, fashion & beauty. His mother was a representative for Avon, and since a young age, Gianpaolo had the opportunity to watch her transform women with the touch of a makeup brush. He trained rigorously in Milan and was soon working regularly with Italy’s most iconic fashion houses, including Valentino, Armani, and Versace.
After many years spent honing his craft in Italy, Gianpaolo brought his talents overseas to New York City. Since his arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago, Gianpaolo has become one of the most well-known and beloved makeup artists in the industry. His precise makeup technique and affable personality immediately caught the eyes of leading photographers, publications, and clients, including brands such as L’Oréal, Maybelline, and Tom Ford, which have called on him to create timeless beauty looks for their brands. Gianpaolo has collaborated with world renowned photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Shining, Jason Kim, and Michael Schwartz. His makeup has graced the pages of British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire Italia, L’Officiel, and Paper Magazine, among others. Taking inspiration from his travel around the world, Gianpaolo has mastered the ability to intertwine his classic training with an edge to turn his client’s vision into a reality.
The resurgence of actors as icons of fashion introduced Gianpaolo to the Hollywood scene, where he has become a household name among Hollywood’s resident A-listers.
Gianpaolo works regularly with leading ladies like Emma Roberts, Scarlett Johannsen, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Rachel Brosnahan, Rose Byrne, Kate Walsh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Idina Menzel, and Catherine Zeta Jones, among others.
Abbi Glazer, Agnyss Deyn, Aimee Carrero, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alex Kingston, Alexandra Richards, Allison Williams, Amanda Brugel, America Ferrera, Andie Macdowell, Andrea Savage, Angie Harmon, Anna Baryshnikov, Anna Paquin, Anna Torv, Annie Parisse, Annett Mahendru, Ari Graynor, Ava Michelle, Becki Newton, Betty Gilpin, Brooke Shields, Busy Phillips, Callie Hernandez, Cara Buono, Carla Gugino, Carly Rae Jepson, Carmen Carrera, Catherine Zeta Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christine Baranski, Condola Rashad, D’Arcy Carden, Dianna Agron, Ella Hunt, Emilia Clarke, Emily Van Camp, Emma Booth, Emma Roberts, Emma Stone, Florence Pugh, Jodie Comer, Geraldine Viswanthan, Grace Gummer, Grace Van Dien, Grace Van Patten, Gretchen Mol, Gwendoline Christie, Hailee Steinfeld, Hannah Marks, Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Hilary Swank, Hong Chau, Ilana Glazer, Jane Seymour, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jessica Springstein, Jihae, Joanne Froggat, Julia Restoin, Julia Schlaepfer, Julie Klausner, Julie Orringer, Karen Gillan, Kate Walsh, Kate Siegel, Katie Lowes, Katie Mixon, Katie O’Brien, Katharine McPhee, Kathleen Turner, Keri Russell, Kimiko Glenn, Kristen Bell, Kristen Stewart, Krysten Ritter, Lauren Graham, Lena Dunham, Linda Cardellini, Maggie Grace, Mamie Gummer, Margarita Levieva, Maya Hawke, Melissa Joan Hart, Michelle Yeoh, Milla Jovovich, Millie Bobby Brown, MJ Rodriguez, Molly Sims, Morena Baccarin, Morgan Saylor, Natalia Dyer, Natasha Beddingfield, Olivia Palermo, Patti Hansen, Patricia Arquette, Rachel Weisz, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Stacey Bendet, St. Vincent, Sophia Bush, Susan Kelechi Watson, Taylor Schilling, Taylor Swift, Theodora Richards, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Minnillo, Zoe Lister Jones, Zoe Saldana, Zooey Deschanel
1883 Magazine, A Italia, A Magazine, Avenue Insider, Backstage Magazine, Boston Globe, British Vogue, Bust Magazine, Bustle, Crash Magazine, Dazed Magazine, Elle Canada, Elucid Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Gay Times, Glamour Germany, Glamour UK, Grazia Italia, Grump Magazine, The Hamptons Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Life Magazine, L’Officiel Germany, L’Officiel Turkey, Marie Claire Italia, Marie Claire UK, Marie Claire US, Monrowe Magazine, Mujerhoy Magazine, New Potato, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Porter Magazine, Rhapsody Magazine, Ribbed Magazine, Surface Magazine, Time Out Magazine, TWELV Magazine, Vanity Fair Italia, Variety, Vogue Italia, Vogue Italy, Vogue Knitting, Vulture Magazine, Women’s Health, WWD
Anti-Smoking, Aussie Hair Care, Chanel, Converse, City of Hope – Archie Panjabi, Cointreau, Hartmann, Keds Loreal, Matrix, Max Mara, Maybelline, Moncler, Pier Shops at Ceasar’s Palace, SIMS, SNL, Tata Harper, Theory
Albert Watson, Ben Ritter, Cait Cronenberg, Craig McDean, Damon Baker, Danielle Levitt, David Bellemere, David Roemer, Dennis Leupold, Eric Helgas, Heather Hazzan, James Lee Wall, Jason Kim, Jenna Greene, Justin Hollar, Michael Schwartz, Norman Jean Roy, Olivia Malone, Pamela Hanson, Richard Bernadin, Richard Cordero, Ryan Pfluger, Sally Montana, Solve Sundsbo, Stanley Desbas, Stefani Pappas, Stewart Shining, Tiffany Nicholson