AUDFACED (Cat Tanchanco) is a visual storyteller who believes behind every mask is a face and a story. She is a makeup artist, filmmaker, photographer, writer and performer currently residing in Los Angeles. She creates art that mirrors, so others may see themselves more clearly and in turn, see the world more clearly. She believes learning yourself - both your dark and light - leads to living with more empathy for oneself and more empathy for others. She dares to let her mind dwell in the imaginary, disturbing & beautiful realms of life. She believes art is the language of what we truly desire, suppress and fear. She prefers to delve into these deep mysteries armed with a caramel coffee.


She is a special effects and beauty makeup artist with 9 years of experience in film, music videos, theater, special events, face painting, weddings and photoshoots.

She launched AUDFACED on YouTube and Instagram where she explores the 'story behind every mask' and creates makeup tutorials, short films, music videos & talk videos that celebrate the arts, the odd, your alter egos and promote self love. She also enjoys curating horror and sci-fi movie reviews.

She is the founder of SPUNK MIND, a self love based media house created to encourage empathy, empower mentality, open connections, stimulate creativity, desire for education and to awaken curiosity. .

She has been recognized by Tim Burton and MTV for her Corpse Bride character makeup and IPSY Studios for her Burning Man Inspired Makeup Look. She was listed by PopSugar in "Top 40+ Makeup Artists Every Halloween Fanatic Should Follow."

​She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree for Film & Video from CalArts in Santa Clarita, California.

She has worked at Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland as a performer, as a makeup artist on The Scream Team with Scott Ramp and as a Makeup Advisor with SEPHORA.



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Cat tanchanco

storyteller | makeup artist