Carlo was born in Swan Hill, Australia and grew up in a small Mediterranean town on the border of Italy and France.
Carlo was raised in and around the world of international beauty as he is the nephew of celebrity makeup artist Vincent Longo.
At age 18 he boldly moved to NY to learn under Vincent and began his career visiting trade shows in Paris, NY and Bologna learning about the composition and development of cosmetics.
In 1997 Carlo began working as an independent makeup artist in London, practicing his craft with such designers as Zandra Rhodes and working with alternative fashion magazines including Dazed and Confused, ID and Noise.
Two years later, Carlo moved to Sydney, Australia where he helped launch the Vincent Longo Brand and continued finessing his skills on shoots for international magazines including Marie Claire, Elle and Harper's Bazaar and also worked for Australia's most prominent fashion designers, Colette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa and Wayne Cooper, amongst others.
It was here, surrounded by sydney's inspirational nature, that Carlo became greatly influenced by organic materials and vibrant colors.
Carlo returned to Italy in 2001 where he worked for leading fashion publications including Grazia, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, GQ, Italian Vogue and for major designer houses including Versace, Gianfranco Ferre, Alberta Ferretti, Prada and Miu Miu.
In addition Carlo privately apprenticed under Barbara Giorgis, a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera Milano to continue expanding his artistic vision and painterly skills.
Under Ms Giorgis tutelage, he completed a series of workshops on development of individual identity through artistic expression using painting and sketching.
In 2004, Carlo returned to NY where he immediately began working with leading designers such as Nanette Lepore, Benjamin Cho, Carmen Marc Valvo, Cynthia Rowley, Yeohlee, Jenni Kayne, Reem Acra and Doglas Hannant as well as with noted fashion and beauty photographers such as Brigitte Lacombe, Fabrizio Ferri, Greg Kadel, Patric Demarchelier and Russel James for publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, L'Officiel and V Magazine to name a few.
Celebrity clientele inlcudes Sigourney Weaver, Bernadette Peters, Anika Rose, Trudie Styler, Juliette Binoche, Patti Hansen, Lake Bell, Mary McCormick and Sissy Spacek.
Carlo is dedicate and affable with an effortless talent for accentuating the beauty in each client. "I'm as passionate about the application of makeup as I am about keeping pace with the constantly evolving science behind it's creation"