Born in the Dominican Republican, Vicky and her family moved to New York City in the summer of 1980. As a young woman, Vicky immediately realized the potential New York City had to foster her artistic passions and talent for makeup.  She landed her first job as a freelance national makeup artist for Prescriptives.  The job enabled her to travel around the US teaching customers about and how to apply the Prescriptives’ products.

The turning point came in Vicky’s career in Miami in 1997 when she met the highly influencial makeup artist Pat McGrath.  McGrath was impressed with Vicky’s work and invited her back to New York City to become her first assistant.  After working with McGrath for a year, Vicky parted to pursue her own independent reputation as a makeup artist.

Known for her attention to luminous skin and natural makeup, Vicky Steckel has become a favorite with clients like Sports Illustrated, Intimissimi, and Allure Magazine. Vicky’s lighthearted attitude and inspiring makeup techniques have made her a favorite on set with many of the world’s most talented photographers and models.

Photographers

Adam Franzino, Alexei Hay, Alexi Lubomirski, Ben Watts, Carlyne Cerf de Dudleeze, Cedric Buchet, Chad Pitman, Christian Witkin, David Slijper, Diego Uchitel, Ellen Von Unwerth, Enrique Badelescu, Fabio Chizzola, Francesco Carrozzini, Fred Pinet, Gavin Bond, Gemma Booth, Greg Kadel, Greg Lotus, Guy Aroch, Hans Feurer, Hans Neumann, Helena Christensen, Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton, Jessica Craig-Martin, Kelly Klein, Koto Bolofo, Kenneth Cappello, Liz Von Hoene, Mariano Vivanco, Mark Abrahams, Mark Seliger, Matt Jones, Mattias Vriens, Max Vadukul, Nicholas Moore, Norman Jean Roy, Pamela Hanson, Patrick Demarchelier, Patrick Shaw, Pavel Havlicek, Peter Arnell, Philippe Salomon, Raphael Mazzucco, Regan Cameron, Rennio Maifredi, Russell James, Stewart Shining, Taghi Naderzad, Takay, Tesh, Thomas Schenk, Tiziano Magni,  Tony Kim, Walter Chin, Wayne Maser

Magazines

A Magazine, Allure, Bazaar (Latin), Cosmopolitan (Mexico, Czech), D Magazine, DuJour, Elle (Austrailia, Italian, US, France), Essence, Flair, Foam, Flaunt, Glamour (France, UK, US), Harper’s Bazaar (Australia, Arabia, Ukraine), Jalouse, Kurv, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire (UK, Italy, US), Maxim, Numero (Japan, China), Paper, Playboy, S Magazine, Schon, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Sure Korea, Untitled Project, Vanity Fair (US, Italia), Velvet, Vogue (US, Italian, Latin, L’Uomo, Mexico, Teen, Espana), Vs. Magaizne, WWD

Clients

Anthropologie, Avon, Badgley Mischka, Banana Republic, Bath and Body Works, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Cole Haan, Dove, Elie Tahari, Enzo, Intimissimi, Joan and David, K-Swiss, Kate Spade, Marina Rinaldi, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Olay, Saks Fifth Avenue, Seafolly, Talbot’s, Target, The Limited, Tommy Hilfiger, Trussardi, Victoria’s Secret, Vineyard Vines

Personalities

Alexis Bledel, Avery Baker, Bar Rafaeli, Brooke Shields, Brooklyn Decker, Dylan Penn, Elizabeth Olsen, Elle MacPhearson, Emma Roberts, Fiona Apple, Heather Marks, Irena Shayk, Jane Levy, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Szohr, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Hough, Karen Elson, Kelly Osbourne, Lea Michele, Leighton Meester, Lou Dillon, Macy Gray, Maria Sharapova, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Rodriguez, Oh Land, Olivia Palermo, Paula Abdul, Paula Patton, Rachel Hunter, Rebecca Romijn, Sarah Silverman, Uma Thurman, Vanessa Hudgens

Press

Elle