Anita Bains Makeup Artist

About Me

I am a professional makeup artist with 14 years of industry experience and love to experiment with colour and invigorate my creativity whenever and wherever I can.  Being passionate about makeup artistry, my style is continuously evolving with current trends.

I have been in the  industry for so long,and understand the differences between makeup quality; therefore I only use high quality good makeup. Most of my kit is Bobbi Brown, MAC, Makeup Forever but I do love to shop for cosmetics and have things from other brands that I think are good. But everything I use is hand selected and tested out by me. I will never use something on your face/skin I wouldn't put on mine.

I live for the feeling after an application.  That moment my client looks in the mirror and is so much more confident and is feeling beautiful.

The Personal Stuff

I'm a completely crazy Canadian, who moved to London about 10 years ago. This was only supposed to be a two year thing... but somehow I am still here...don't know if it love or what yet.

I didn't always know i was gonna become a Makeup Artist, I'd love to lie and say...it was my childhood passion, but I was so unaware of makeup until really my teen years, my mom didn't/still doesn't wear much makeup besides her handle lipstick. so foundations, concealers, correctors were all a foreign thing....

I landed my first ever job as retail artist on a crazy whim... I was working in department store's ladies wear section and during my lunch break I started talking to a lady about the retail industry /my career( who was also waiting in line to order her food)... It's a perfectly safe trait many Canadian's have, so don't be too alarmed at the fact i'm talking to a random stranger about my career etc.... She actually suggested I apply for a makeup vacancy the department store had for a luxury brand...  I felt like I would have been totally the wrong type of person giving beauty advice... but Im also a little risk talker... I applied you never know eh?....and you wouldn't believe me but it turns out the lady I was talking  to was actually the lady doing my interview... so technically I nailed my first interview without even knowing about it.... and that is it guys...that happened in 2001 and i've been on this crazy makeup ride since.... so when I say i love makeup... I really do love the power of makeup...

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