Chiara was born and raised in Italy but since she was young she always liked to travel all over the world: Europe, Australia, South America, United States etc… this had a huge influence on her personality. She became the easy going, open minded person always able to naturally adapt to situations and people. She fluently speaks five languages.

After her Master Degree in Economics and Business Management she moved to Australia and she attended an Intensive Business English course in Sydney and then she built her job experience by working for multinational companies in the marketing department, always showing her great management skills.

However, something was missing…
Since the first day she was born, her passion and aptitude for beauty and fashion have been clearly apparent. It took her many years to build her courage and make the big move towards her goal. Since she truly believes that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of… in 2013 Chiara moved to Los Angeles – California, to pursue her personal dream.

She was accepted at the prestigious and famous “Cinema Makeup School” in Los Angeles where, trained by the best and well known makeup artists, she attended the Intensive Professional Course.
She immediately shown her talent and she completed her studies with honors. Upon completion of her professional training, Chiara quickly commenced her career in the sector working with professional photographers on many different projects, photo shoots and videos and participating at fashion shows; she is also working as key makeup artist for celebrities in the movie industry and television in the United States and Italy. Her main focus is on beauty and fashion makeup but she feels very comfortable and talented also in the Special Effects world.

Any opportunity that let her brushes strokes talk about her passionate talent are a true blessing. Chiara knows that the art of makeup has a huge power and it can make people feel at their best; it can influence and transform their personality and raise their confidence by enhancing their features and natural beauty.

The secret is in the small details… they always make the difference.

What they say…

“Chiara, da Cremona agli Oscar a colpi di cipria e pennelli” – by Federica Bandirali

4 marzo 2014

Chiara, da Cremona agli Oscar a colpi di cipria e pennelli.

Ha fatto di Los Angeles la sua seconda casa ma “dovunque vado, porto la mia Cremona nel cuore”, dice. E’ nata all’ombra del Torrazzo ma gli studi (e l’ambizione) l’hanno portata negli States con un obiettivo chiaro: diventare make-up artist dei divi di Hollywood. Lei è Chiara Filini, 34 anni, studi classici alle spalle ma la passione per il trucco si é fatta sentire tanto da riuscire a entrare nella prestigiosissima Cinema Makeup School di Los Angeles, un biglietto di ingresso per il mondo del make-up ai divi del grande schermo di Hollywood. Lavora già dietro le quinte di famosi programmi televisivi americani e di grandi eventi, ma Chiara pochi giorni fa ha ricevuto due biglietti speciali: il primo per partecipare aI “Makeup Artists and Hairstylist Awards” (gli Oscar per truccatrici e parrucchieri, cerimonia che si tiene annualmente la notte prima degli Oscar del cinema), e il secondo per il backstage del trucco alla cerimonia più attesa, quella al Dolby Theatre di Los Angeles.

“Ogni star ha un truccatore personale” dice Chiara “ma poter entrare nel backstage della notte più importante del cinema mondiale é un’emozione pazzesca. Poter vedere da vicino star come Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence o Julia Roberts é stato professionalmente un sogno perché dal loro trucco c’é tutto da imparare”. Al telefono, Chiara ha ancora la voce spezzata dall’emozione mista alla determinazione di chi vuole farcela. “Sono venuta negli States a studiare perché l’Italia in materia di cinema e trucco dà sempre meno a noi giovani studenti” dice, ma l’ultimo pensiero della sua notte al Dolby Theatre é patriottico ed é per lui: “Che emozione essere presente a quella cerimonia che, dopo 15 anni, ha riportato una statuetta in Italia. Vedere Paolo Sorrentino sollevare l’Oscar rende orgogliosi tutti”. E chissà che non siano proprio i protagonisti del prossimo film di Sorrentino a finire sotto la cipria e i pennelli di Chiara.

“Da Cremona a Los Angeles” – by Michela Cotelli – Cremona1 tv (click here to see the video on YouTube)