Tag Archives: Makeup artists

Isamaya Ffrench makeup

Video: Isamaya Ffrench for i-D, The A-Z of Beauty

I LOVE this video that came out a little while ago, featuring a galaxy of the current crop of top models and makeup by i-D’s new Creative Director, Isamaya Ffrench. It’s pretty much a makeup artist’s dream featuring a riot of glitter, face painting and everything from baby oil to metallic body paint. The things that make us salivate like a kid in a candy shop.

Isamaya is quite an amazing young English makeup artist (she called herself a “painter and decorator” on Instagram, which is pretty damn cute). Originally a dancer with the super-creative Theo Adams Dance Company in London, she became a face and body painter, and has since moved into high fashion where her creativity is put to good use with the likes of photographers like Nick Knight and Rankin, as well as Vogue and Dior.

Check out her website
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And PS I’m just a little obsessed with her eyebrows.

Andrew Gallimore

Video – Andrew Gallimore for Hunger TV – She’s Like a Rainbow

Andrew is a super-talented makeup artist who I was fortunate enough to assist in London, and it was always a fun day together. Teddy boys and Keith Haring, Edwardian beauty, 90’s fashion and Japanese samurai shoots (in an abandoned pub in the East End!) were some of the memorable jobs I helped him on (and let me tell you, what Andrew doesn’t know about creative, amazing makeup isn’t worth knowing.) Plus he’s just a lovely, lovely guy.

I have loved seeing Andrew go from strength to strength each season as he has signed on as Dior’s first UK ambassador and is now Beauty Editor at Rankin’s Hunger magazine. Plus he creates stuff like this: