Elisa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, establishing a strong technical understanding of artistic application of the human form.
An upbeat and positive individual, Elisa brings a happy energy to set, an important principle that Elisa shares during educational classes she presents at the Make Up Forever Academy in New York City. In addition to educational engagements, Elisa regularly provides written contributions to media outlets including: Allure, Refinery 29, the New York Times and Teen Vogue amongst others.
In her free time, Elisa teaches yoga, practices reiki and volunteers with cancer charities, particularly women’s groups with a view to helping patients "look good and feel better" about their appearance as they go through their healing and recoveries.
With more than two decades of experience in New York City, Elisa has worked with icons in the photography and fashion industry, and global brands that include: Richard Avedon, Martin Schoeller, Lauren Greenfield, Sarah Silver, James Dimmock, Joe Pugliese, British Vogue, CBS, CHANEL, Clairol, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Elle Magazine, Google / YouTube Corporations, Glamour Magazine, Instyle Magazine, KISS Cosmetics, KOMAR, L'Official, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Marie Claire Magazine, Moroccanoil, Neiman Marcus, New York Times Magazine, Nordstrom, Nylon Magazine, Paula's Choice, Rimmel, amongst many others throughout her years of experience.
Aaron Eckhart, Amy Sedaris, Anderson Cooper, Arianna Huffington, Beastie Boys, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Bobby Cannavale, Bon Jovi, Cecily Brown, Colin Quinn, Daniel Radcliffe, Dennis Leary, Don Cheadle, Donna Karan, Dylan Farrow, Foo Fighters, Gabby Karan de Felice, Gal Gadot, Graham Norton, Harvey Fierstein, Helena Christensen, Jena Malone, John Cameron Mitchell, John McEnroe, Julian Schnabel, Justin Hartley, Kathryn Moennig, Kevin Bacon , KT Tunstall, Lady Carnarvon, Leelee Sobieski, Lorenza Izzo, Luis Guzman, Lydia Hearst, Maroon 5, Mel Brooks, Melanie Hamrick, Molly Bernard, Niki Taylor, Patty Smith, Paul McCartney, Paul Wesley, Rachel Maddow, Rashida Jones, Richard Dreyfus, Robert Deniro, Rose Leslie, Sam Taylor- Wood, Santana, Sissy Spacek, Steve Buscemi, Swoosie Kurtz, Teri Garr, Tory Burch, Tyson Beckford, William Lee Scott, William Mosely, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zabryna Guevara