Anni arrived on the New York scene in 2002 and has been doing makeup in and around the city for the past eleven years. In that time, she’s had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, spanning weddings, fashion, portraits, theatre, and film.
In 2011, she co-founded Brooklyn Betrothed along with a group of other like-minded Brooklyn-based wedding experts.
Anni is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she resides with her husband, Chris, her two cats, Sprout & Roxie, and her wonderful little dog, Phoebe Cates.
Anni has had the pleasure of working with many of NYC’s finest photographers, including:
Julia Newman, Ryan Jensen, Laura Boyd, Caitlin Greer, Alden Ford, J.M. Spafford, Mars Hall, Jordan Matter, Kristine Walsh, Alta Marie, Beth Dixson, Christopher Lane, Gulnara Samoilova, Jayd Gardina, Jennifer Davis, Jesse Teeters, John Sawyer, Lindsay Flanagan, Kristina Hill, Sofia Negron, Stefan Heinich, Christopher Duggan, Parris Whittingham
Anni has taken part in several NYC fashion shoots and runway shows. Favorites include:
Anni Bruno on IMDB
- “Illuminati Brothers” (2010)
Key Makeup and Hair designer for independent comedy pilot. Dir. Alden Ford.
- “Wall Street Barbie” (2010)
Key Makeup and Hair designer for independent short film. Dir. Justin Thomas.
- “The Best Laid Plans” (2008)
Key Makeup and Hair designer for independent feature film with cast of 40. Dir. Matt Landin.
- “Love” (2005)
Key Makeup artist for independent short film. Dir. Joseph Piscipo.
- “The Power of One” (2005)
Key MUA for an industrial film for CBRE. Hair and makeup design for business professionals.
- Untitled PSA (2005)
Key MUA for a PSA-style short film about teenagers living with disabilities.
- “Nicotine Fairytale” (2003)
Key Makeup artist for independent short film. Dir. Rolando Garcia
Since arriving in NYC, Anni has been busy on the theatre scene as well, and has designed the makeup for many stage productions, including:
- “Hamlet” – Inky Cloak Theatre, NYC (2010)
- “The Banger’s Flopera” – Inverse Theater, NYC (2005)
A new rock-opera in the NY Fringe Festival and NYMF. Designs included glam rock stars, exotic dancers, and vagrants.
- “Lost” – Inverse Theater, NYC (2003)
A new musical in the NY Fringe Festival, and later at the Connelly Theatre. Design included witches, fairies, ghosts, and monsters.
- “The B-File” – Triple Play Theatre, NYC (2002)
Design was to make 5 similar-looking actresses vary drastically in age and health.
- “Gommorah” – Triple Play Theatre, NYC (2002)
A biblical play using standard makeup as well as special effect work (injuries).
- “The Inventors” – National Theatre for the Performing Arts, NYC (2002)
Design and daily application for national touring cast of eight, including special effects (aging, prosthetics).
- Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee, PA (2001)
Design for the following productions: “Lend me a Tenor” (1940’s America), “The Taming of the Shrew” (Elizabethan England), “Man of La Mancha” (1500’s Spain), “Babes in Toyland” (Christmas/Fantasy)
Anni has worked as a freelance makeup artist for many leading companies, including:
- Pout Cosmetics (international artist, NYC and London)
- Le Metier de Beaute
- Mally Girl Cosmetics
- Kevin Aucoin Cosmetics
- Therapy Systems Cosmetics
- Tarte Cosmetics
- Bourjois Cosmetics
- Scott Barnes Cosmetics
- Urban Decay/Hard Candy Cosmetics
- La Bella Donna Cosmetics
- Z. Bigatti Skincare
- Ramy Beauty Therapy Cosmetics
- Franche Cosmetics
- Tony and Tina Cosmetics
Locations include Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, all NYC, and Harvey Nichols, London.
Chic Studios NYC – School Of Makeup Artistry, Brooklyn, NY
B.A. in Theatre, with a focus in makeup, Skidmore College