Roberto Morelli had developed a passion for drawing, painting and fashion at an early age. To support his study of fine art, he began to work at beauty salons in his native Rome. Before long, he was taken under the wing of Rino Carboni (celebrated makeup artist to Federico Fellini), who taught him special effects and theatrical makeup. In Milan, he began working on magazine editorials, with such models and actresses as; Naomi Campbell, Elle McPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Monica Bellucci, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Molly Sims. Roberto traveled the world eventually settling in New York City, where he is now based.
His work with such acclaimed photographers as Annie Leibovitz, Mario Sorrenti, and Tom Munro have graced the pages of the worlds best fashion magazines. Roberto participated in a series of works with late fashion editor and Icon Isabella Blow. In recent years Roberto has been working with long time client legendary model Lauren Hutton, on her makeup line as the color development director. Roberto has also collaborated with the fashion design duo The Blonds for The Life Ball 2009 in Vienna. The Life Ball is the biggest charity event in Europe supporting people with HIV or AIDS. Roberto is continuously developing his unique makeup style, and his work can often be seen in numerous magazines every month.