James is a Professional Makeup Artist who has a flair for taking creative makeup artistry to new levels by pushing the boundaries of art and beauty. Having originally obtained a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Studies, James is skilled in capturing what might not always appear obvious to the untrained eye.
A graduate of VanityX Makeup Academy Dublin, James has been working as a Professional Makeup Artist for the past two years. His artistry features on BBC Three’s ‘Glow Up’ Season 2 where James competed and placed 1st Runner Up. Previous work also features on CBBC’s ‘Horrible Histories’ season 8 and it is without doubt that he is an encyclopaedic for outlandish character makeup, SFX, body art and film and television makeup.
Some of his successful collaborations and achievements include Boots UK, MAC, Samsung Ireland, Attitude Magazine, The Pride and Prejudice Issue Summer 2020 Cover, Irish Beauty Awards 2018 Creative Category Winner and Irish Body Painting Championships 2018 Face Category Runner Up.
James’ main areas of interest are editorial, drag, beauty and SFX makeup and this year will see him take on many new creative adventures!