Michelle Strain Vin and omi the guradian
Michelle Strain for Vin+Omi - Featured in The Guardian
Michelle Strain Vin and omi the guradian
Michelle Strain for Vin+Omi - Featured in The Guardian

Michelle Strain - Makeup Artist

I am a professional session makeup artist based in the UK. I specialise in creative excellence for runway shows, photoshoots & music videos. Whether you are looking for glamour or the chic elegance of high-end couture,  I endeavor to create a look worthy of a glossy front page.

My mission is to bring you completely into my creative world and for you to see the beauty I bring to life as a professional makeup artist. I’m based close to London and travel across the UK and other international destinations. I have been an MUA and keyed shows on the fashion week circuit in all major cities of style, including, London, Paris, New York, Florence, Milan,  & Tokyo.

Shows & Sessions Gallery

Shows & Sessions Gallery

My Passion

My personal mission has always been to create a look that will make a lasting impression and something the models, artists and fashion designers I collaborate with will remember me for. I have a deep passion for using my self-expression on a living canvas and a love for cosmetics.

This union of my passions in the makeup & fashion world has allowed me to enhance my skills and delve deeper into new cosmetic techniques to create magic. As a makeup artist, I have a clear understanding of colour; lines and angles of the face & body, texture, and how different lighting affects the appearance of a colour. This understanding forms the very foundation of every look that I conceptualize and deliver when I am involved in a session.

Runway Shows & Photoshoots

Fashions Finest SS22 - London Fashion Week

Lead Makeup Artist Michelle Strain – Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists (AOFM)

Clients & Collaborators

Vin and Omi Logo, Michelle Strain

Hire Me

Please feel free to connect with me if you would like to discuss hiring me as MUA or Key MUA. I am available for fashion shows, runway events, photoshoots, and as a movie & video makeup artist. I am able to assemble a small team of assistants and SFX MUA’s if required.

My work ethic is to always be prepared! Be it to travel internationally or to work on set in the winter snow (and yes, I have done this :-).  For any session, regardless of kudos or spotlight, I will always endeavor to deliver creative excellence with my makeup artistry and do my best possible work.
I look forward to hearing from you. 

Michelle Strain