Cathyanne Mac Allister
Welcome to the world of Makeup Magic!
Work with the best, in order to become the best you can be ...
I am an Irish Make up artist having grown up between Ireland, France and the United States. Based in Paris, for the last 25 years I have worked and traveled worldwide at the heart of the Fashion industry. Throughout the multiple facets of the business of makeup and cosmetics in the fashion world, there are many aspects in which I have had the privilege to participate.
In each of these areas, I have acquired a deep experience at the highest levels; Editorial, Celebrity events, Commercials, Fashion and Beauty campaigns (photographic and film), working with renowned models, photographers, directors and celebrities.
Working assisting Pat Mc Grath, the most celebrated make up artist of our time, for the last 20 years, I have been at the source of creating many of the new trends in the makeup industry. Through working together in the Fashion shows each season (New york, Milan and Paris) we research, create and perform, with each designer, the make up looks for the Catwalks of the top Brands in the Fashion world. Doing an average of 15-20 shows per season (Prêt à Porter, Haute couture, and Cruise Shows), this represents around 80 shows and 3 to 4 months of work per year. This has involved being present at the events surrounding diverse launches and ensuing campaigns for these brands around the world, and also at times, to assist Pat Mc Grath with her wider work in general.
Makeup and the cosmetic industry have blossomed and are moving forward at an incredible pace. Attraction towards this business has grown exponentially. As a Makeup Artist, it requires constant attention to remain at the cutting edge in the field of Beauty and Fashion today.
I have spent my entire career working with and directing large teams of great makeup artists. I have given makeup seminars for Lancôme and other brands for many years. While pursuing my own personal projects, in collaboration with photographers, art directors, marketing, and all the other actors of this industry, I have developed a deep passion in sharing this extraordinary craft.
At the beginning of my career, I was given the wonderful idea to “Work with the best, in order to become the best you can be”. I continue to endeavor to live by this motto. I am extremely excited at the prospect of sharing my “insider” knowledge of this art and industry with people who wish to explore, sharpen their skills and enter this incredible world of Makeup Magic!
Harper’s Bazaar Japan
Harper’s Bazaar UK
Common & sense
Spanish Marie Claire
Ellen Von Unwerth
Mac Cann Paris
Mac Cann US
Club des Créateurs de Beauté
Le Bon Marché
Le Lis Blanc
Wheels and Dollbaby
Andy Mac Dowell
Georgia May Jaegger
Diane Kruger …
With Pat Mc Grath
Yeezy (Kanye West)
Christian Dior (1999-2011 with John Galliano) (2011-2014 with Raf Simons)
John Galliano (with John Galliano)
Diesel Black Gold
Maison Margiela (since John Galliano)