Ciara McCarthy



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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Head Make Up Artist
Live Event
Your ShowToni and Guy
2020Make up designer
Still Photos
Nabil Nayal lookbook photoshoot and video
Freelance Makeup Artist
2020Make up Designer
Still Photos
The New You
Andrew Gilbert
2019Make Up Artist
Still Photos
British Fashion Council/Fashion TrustAkACreate
2019Make up and Hair
Film (Feature)
Jagame Thandhiram
Karthik Subbaraj
Suruli 2019 Film Limited
2019Assistant Make Up artist
Still Photos
jewellery Shoot for CaratCarat
  • Education

    1998Make up for film television theatre and photographtDLCAD (now IADT) in Ireland. Art college that specialises in film and graphic art

    About me

    Hi my name is Ciara McCarthy and I have been working as a professional make-up artist for almost 20 years. I have worked extensively within the beauty and fashion industries, both in London, where I am based, and globally.

    I gained my qualification in Make up for photography, television, theatre and film, including special effects and hair styling, from the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. It was a fantastic course and although I mainly work in photography I still enjoy working in film and television. Much of my work is for hair companies and I love creating make up looks for their stunning hair designs.

    My clients include: Marie Claire, Radio Times, BBC, Charlie XCX, Sassoon, HOB Salon’s, BBC, Clairol, Getty Images, Black Hair to name but a few.

    I love my job and I am as happy applying make up on a bride who never wears make up as I am on a seasoned pro.

    Additional Information

    I have my qualification in teaching. I love working with creative people and coming up with different ideas. I also love keeping it real and natural.


    Available on request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    • Public Liablity Insurance
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BECTU (UK)
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Home Renovation TV
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Teaching
    • Television
    • Travel
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Magazine
    • Music
    • Teaching
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Own a car?
    • Yes