With 8 years of experience working in the cosmetics industry, Missy is a professional makeup artist who has worked for beauty brands such as Benefit Cosmetics, Clinique and MAC.
Missy began her ventures in the beauty world in 2013, whilst living in London singing and writing in hip-hop rock fusion band State of Play. She decided to immerse herself in a creative career when off the stage.
Being a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York she uses creativity as an outlet and uses makeup as a form of self expression.
Missy loves speaking with her clients about what certain styles of makeup they feel confident in and in turn her makeup sessions become a fun creative collaboration. She believes that beauty lies in individuality and feels that makeup should be used to enhance every individual’s unique and natural features.
When Missy moved back to Edinburgh she advanced her makeup skills to the next level by attending The Lauren Gollan Academy of makeup artistry. She is a great believer that there is always room to learn new techniques in the makeup world. ‘In makeup you can never stop learning. That’s why I love it. It’s a competitive career that is why continued growth is key.’
During lockdown in 2020 Missy completed her Continued Professional Development diploma in makeup and this year she has numerous amounts of freelance projects in the pipeline for bridal and editorial events. As well as hosting a bridal makeup masterclass at ‘Get Wedding Ready’ organised by Conifer Events on June 6th. She has also began learning beauty photography to combine this with her makeup career.