Matthew Ambrosio is a native New Yorker from Long Island's south shore. Ever since a young child he had the urges to express himself. Writing short stories, drawing, dancing, singing and playing musical instruments and playing with his mama's makeup were just some of the ways he spent his childhood, the other half was at the beach with siblings. Much of his skill and talent is derived from his family tree. Both sides of his family contribute to his desire to create. On his mothers side are seamstresses, designers, hat makers, shoemakers, pattern makers and more. The paternal side is composed of journalists, modern artists, craftsman, photographers and painters. With an MBA and never formally trained in art or design Matthew feels totally comfortable in his line of work, it just comes natural.
As a creative professional with a diverse range of talents Matthew holds the roles of designer entrepreneur, international pro makeup artist, college professor and lifestyle writer. On the side he's a wannabe farmer with a magic garden. The journey for AMBRO began as an executive which taught him the ins and outs of the professional and how to succeed in competitive industries such as finance and cosmetics globally. Working in cosmetics, specifically with runway designers as a makeup artist, was the catalyst to becoming one. Since then Matthew has made a name for himself in the style and beauty industry, imparting his wisdom in such fields as educator for Make-Up Artist magazine at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show in California, NYC and London, executive education roles in the retail cosmetics market, featured artist/spokesperson for national beauty retailer Wantable.com, published lifestyle writer for leading NY publication Pulse magazine, a fashion/beauty editor for LIVINGOUT magazine and lifestyle writer for Chicago's urban style publication USTYLEU. Matthew's hubristic pride is derived from starting at the very bottom where struggle was a common theme and hard work paying off.