“I've worked with a lot of makeup artists in my career. And they show up with all their brushes, and lots of powders and lots of blushes. But they don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. John knows what he’s doing. John—just like poof!—makes me look great.”

—Susie Gharib: Anchor, Nightly Business Report

“John Ottavino does my makeup for Inside Edition.”

—Deborah Norville: Anchor, Inside Edition

“When I bring him with me to QVC, and he does my models and comes on-air with me, not only does he make me feel secure—because not only does he beautify me by fixing my hair and makeup like nobody’s ever done—but he also gets to work with the models and puts them at ease.”

—Laura Geller: Founder, Laura Geller Beauty

“If you saw me do my own makeup, you would say, Get John Ottavino in here fast! John gives me what we call the ‘pop.’”

—Susan McGinnis: Washington Correspondent, CBS News

“John Ottavino is an artist. Without him, I would look like Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah in the first half hour of The Color Purple.”

—Bobby Rivers: aka The Godfather of Cable TV

“The first time I was lucky enough to have John Ottavino do my makeup, I was sitting in the chair and he was working on me for 15, 20 minutes. When he was done, I looked in the mirror. I literally thought I was a supermodel. It was like he did a facelift without a knife.”

—Joy Bauer: Today show nutritionist