If you are looking to start a career in makeup artistry London is the place to be, and what better way to learn the art of makeup than to be taught by a celebrity makeup artist? At The London School of Make-Up, our makeup artists are industry professionals and have worked with celebrities such as: Kim Cattrall, Alexa Chung, Brooke Shields, La Roux, Miquita Olive, Kelly Osbourne, Steve Jones, Lauren Laverne, Jack The Giant Slayer, Talaash, Effie, Anna Karenina, Great Expectations, Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge…
Photographic and Catwalk Artistic Creative Make-up Artist
After finishing her degree in humanitarian sciences and art Anastasija Potjomkina found her passion in makeup and has now worked as a makeup artist for 10 years.
Foundation and Special Effects Make-up Artist
Amanda trained twenty years ago firstly as a special effects artist with the BBC and then LSM studying our Fashion & Media Course. She has worked in all genres of the industry from weddings, Fashion shows, Magazines to film. Amanda has also been a mainstay at LSM teaching both special effects and fashion when required. Amanda has worked on the following campaigns and companies. Read more…
international Makeup Designer and Creative Educator & Hair Stylist
Astrid is an international Makeup Designer and Creative Educator based in London.
Her passion for project based briefs, which enable her to actively share her extensive experience and creativity to engage with creative teams on developmental strategies from conception to delivery, have led to numerous collaborations and ambassadorial roles with international brands and global cosmetic houses. Read more…
Head of Make-up
Charlotte has come from a beauty/fashion, make-up background and is the next generation in her family to succeed as a make-up artist. Over the past 20 years she has worked both as a therapist in five star hotels and on luxury cruise liners plus carrying out make-up seminars, lessons for black tie events. Read more…
Creative Make-up Artist
Claire Dim is a professional make-up artist and body painter. She first took an interest in beauty and creative makeup between 2010, and 2012 after attending many Intensive Makeup Courses. She then went on and started up her own YouTube channel in 2015. Claire has worked as a full-time Body Art & Makeup tutor in several makeup schools and academies in the UK and Greece. Read more…
Cristina Iravedra has a passion and flair for arts since a very young age. After studying makeup and fashion styling in the most prestigious academies in Spain, she decided to relocate to London to continue her studies,gain further experience and pursue her dreams.
She has been working alongside top international makeup artists within the fashion industry such as Kabuki, Val Garland and Alex Box to mention a few. They have inspired her to become the artist she is today.
Her experience includes working for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V, Another Magazine etc; personalities such as Kylie Minogue, Natalia Vodianova and Agyness Deyn and fashion shows such as Versace,Valentino,Biba,etc. just to mention a few.
Cristina’s work has taken her to diverse places like New York, Paris and Milan,where she gets a close insight of the industry and the current trends..
Her signature is the use of bold and vibrant colors,expressing her creativity at her best. She is extremely perfectionist and pays attention to the small details.
Ellis Atlantis first became a household name with the general public after winning the first BBC television series of Glow-up 2019 However he was already a social media sensation with over 100,000 followers which has now grown to 343,000
He studied a Fine Art foundation degree at college and Fashion Design at university. But he preferred the behind the scenes; getting the models ready rather than making the clothes. For one of his first collections the model was a drag queen. Putting them in drag showed him that makeup was what he wanted to do.
Ellis doesn’t believe you can just be handed makeup knowledge and technique, but it doesn’t work like that. You can be skilled and technically strong, but you also have to have creativity with in you.
As well as assisting the internationally famous and inspiring make-up artist Val Garland he has also worked at London Fashion Week, Men’s fashion Week plus many photo shoots and the Cannes Film festival.
Ellis believes in a good attitude. “Never say no. If someone wants an impossible job, do the impossible. It’s not a physical thing, but a good attitude will take you further than good makeup or brushes. If you’re remembered for having a good attitude, they’ll always have you back”.
Make-up Artist and Bridal Makeup Specialist
Gavin Pickle has worked in the makeup industry for over six years, gracing the sets of Vogue, Elle and Asiana. He has worked for prestigious brands such as MAC, Illamasqua and Inglot.
Creative Make-up Artist
Gregory Kara is a creative makeup artist based in London. After studying makeup artistry at the Technology Institute of Makeup & Special Effects in Athens,Greece. He then moved to London which has seen the artist collaborate alongside some of the industry’s most prominent and renowned; Designers, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Magazines and head makeup artist for LFW shows these include designer such as KTZ, Michiko Koshino. Other clients include: Bjork, Vivienne Westwood, Maison Fin De Saison, Sorapol, Vogue.it, ODDA Magazine, Schon! Magazine, iMute Magazine, Rion Magazine, Disorder Magazine, Noctis Magazine and so forth. Gregorys multiple years of experience and training allows him to seamlessly move between modern cosmetic beauty applications and creative avant garde artistic looks for editorials,shows and his clients. His training originally as artist Gregory saw make up as an extension of this viewing the human form as canvas. A relationship he still expores as an artist and gained a cult following on his personal instagram page where he focuses cosmetic application on a range of abstract highly skilled graphic self portraits.
Celebrity and Fashion Photographer
Joel Anderson is a renowned and respected celebrity and fashion photographer based in London. His photographs have appeared continually for almost 15 years in an eclectic range of campaigns and national titles. He is constantly in demand for his exceptional skill, creative flair and very special rapport that exists with his clients and subjects alike. His work has also been exhibited by special invitation in the National Portrait Gallery.
Clients Include: Sony Music, Syco, Universal, Defected Records, Virgin Media, Phillips, Hewlett Packard, BBC, UKTV, Channel 4, Tiger Aspect, Sky TV, Barclays, Coca-Cola, Harrods.
Celebrity Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist
Kevin has been a celebrity hair and makeup artist for over 17 years and has travelled the world working on fashion shows, editorial work and television shows. He has a personal list of film and TV celebrities that ask for him in person when they have a special occasion to attend.
Make-up & Hair Artist
Based in London, Laura is an accomplished and creative makeup artist in all aspects of fashion, editorial, advertising, commercial, corporate, television and lifestyle makeup.
She initially studied Art and Design at degree level and always had a keen eye for colour and beauty.
Creative Make-up Artist
Lidia Martinez is a creative makeup artist based in London. After studying makeup artistry in Spain. She moved to London which has seen the artist collaborate alongside some of the industry’s most prominent and renowned designers, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Magazines and The London School of Make-up. Lidia multiple years of experience and training allows her to seamlessly move between modern cosmetic beauty applications and creative avant garde artistic looks for editorials, shows and her clients.
Catwalk Make-up Artist
Maria studied Mathematics and Fine Arts at university in Greece and then went on to work as Fashion Editor for various magazines in Athens. By chance, she was approached to take charge of the beauty section in a magazine and went on to edit numerous beauty editorials with the unique approach of juxtaposing a page of still-life next to a magazine look.
Make-up and Hair Artist
I work primarily as a freelance make-up artist & hairstylist offering bespoke bridal and special occasion make-up & hair styling, hosts hen & little Princess make-up parties and also covers all areas of the commercial world; including beauty, editorial, music videos and corporate work. I qualified at one of the largest and most prestigious independent beauty schools in Europe, with International Make-up Association (IMA) Diplomas in the following… Read more…
High fashion & Editorial specialist Make-up Artist
Pascal Marin works in high fashion catwalk plus editorial and magazine.
Make-up Artist and Airbrush experts
Sam Walker has worked in the make-up industry for over 12 years. Her career started with Make-up Forever, Paris and worked with Mac for 7 years. Working in fashion, music, beauty, film, theatre and bridal. Her editorial work includes features for Vanity Fair, Tatler, Tank, Flux, What? (to name a few). She has worked as a bridal make-up artist for many years. A Royal wedding: Duke and Duchess of Gloucester’s daughter Lady Davina Windsor at Kensington palace, Roger Taylor from QUEENs brides make-up are to name a few. Sam has also collaborated with the late Isabella Blow and Philip Treacey. Photographers Gisela Torres, Cody Burridge, Pete Bartlett… Commercials for Simple, Yorkshire Tea, BT, CISCO…Celebrities; the burlesque dancer Immodesty Blaize, Salma Hayek, Tina Turner, Nigella Lawson…
She also combines this with tutoring, training Global brands and regularly delivering seminars for the industry.
Make-up Artist for High Fashion Fantasy
He first got into make-up by watching his sisters doing there own make up in the late 70s early 80s and loving the colours and shapes they were doing! Also I was studying Greasepaint and art at school and loved painting portraits. He had lots of amazing womens faces with fantastic make up.
Then I started painting his own face and doing drag for a short period of time!
High fashion & Editorial specialist Make-up Artist
Wai is inspired by all aspects of beauty and says that being a makeup artist is a blessing as it allows him to share his ideas and use his freedom for creativity.