I love providing natural, realistic, true-to-period & character looks for small and big projects alike, from clean make-up and natural glow to a good scar-and-dirt look.
My background in French literature at Sorbonne University has given me a love for words and diving into scripts to understand the characters, to design looks that make sense for the story.
Former PA, organised, interested in systems and apps, you may be surprised by my geeky skills.
- clean make-up
- scars (Third degree, pro-bondo application)
- tattoo cover
- airbrush make-up
- facial hair
- modern hairstyling
- period hair, including setting and dressing wigs
- Marcel waves
- laying on hair
- Computer literate
- Fluent in French and English
Paris to London, 17years of make-up adventures.
After 2 years training at ITM Paris, I started working on my own as a make-up artist : portrait photography, writers photographies for their book, TV shows, HD cameras workshops for DOP with SONY… Clients mostly gained through word of mouth, eager to find a make-up artist who deliver that natural, fresh, “back from a week-end in the countryside” look.
When I decided to move to London, it was a new beginning. New country, new network. Perfect occasion to pursue my long time dream of working on feature films. I took a short course to update my hair and make-up skills for the English film market and learn about period hair and wigs. I chosed CBMA, directed by award-winning Christine Blundell and with amazing tutors who all work in the industry. There, I met my 1st English friends, got my 1st experiences on a film, Sherlock Holmes, and my 1st contacts for work.
Since, I have been really lucky and been able to work on all sorts of feature films, from English gems to big American projects, in main team or in the crowd.
Some special moments ? oh yes. London Boulevard, where I was assisting Christine Blundell and making sure we had enough people everyday to take care of the crowd. My past as a PA served me well. Hugo, I was assisting hair designer Jan Archibald, and Barbara her crowd supervisor at the same time. Lots of running and juggling tasks for 6 months. Also the occasion to see Morag Ross working… Amazing experience. Guardian of the Galaxy, being surrounded by tons of skilled hair and make-up artists making me forget we were actually just on Earth and not on some alien planet. Every week a new type of make-up, so much fun ! Fury, 10 weeks feet in the mud, climbing tanks to do touch-ups. Epic !
Learning on the job every day, from my peers, through personal research or workshops is something I love from being a make-up artist.
I remember being hypnotized by colours when my Mum was taking me to work in a Perfume shop, staying in the back-office playing with last season colours from Chanel and Dior. Lucky child !
I’ve always been even more attracted to this magic touch that make you look healthy, glowing, at your best. Maybe I should blame my Gran who gave me my 1st blusher when I was 14, demanding me to wear it as I was a really ill-looking teenager.
Random things about me :
- I’ve been a speaker for the “Starting out” panel at the 2005 IMATS London
- I’ve been listed in the “Make-up around the world” article in Make-up artist magazine n°54.
- I am a right brain geek, sketchnoting GTD user, always looking for a better way to get organized and prettify my life
- My English car make me feel like a proper Londoner, I love it !
- My favorite comfort food : Peanut butter on toasted bread, with tomato and spinach. You have to try it to get why.
- Developed a slight addiction to Tea : Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Rooibos… Yes Please !
- In love with social media but having strong ethics, I never share work pictures without production consent.