Fully freelance since the summer of 2017, Nadia Harper is a professional make up artist based in Brighton. She holds years of experience in bridal, glamour, fashion, and everyday beauty, along with certifications in everything from drag make up to body paint.

Her kit is typically made up of MAC products, which she knows and trusts, combined with high-quality additions like Inglot, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and NARS.

About Nadia

Before turning freelance, Nadia spent five years with MAC Cosmetics, where she became the youngest Resident Trainer in the UK and watched over the recruitment, development, training and qualification of several hundred MAC Artists in the South East.

Photography: Adam Hollingworth www.adamhollingworth.co.uk

At the same time, she worked backstage across more than eight seasons of Paris and London Fashion Weeks, where she was lucky enough to work with key artists like Alex Box and Val Garland, for shows including Paul Smith, Versus Versace, Giambattista Valli, and Alexander McQueen.

She also coupled regular bridal and events make up with work on short films and professional shoots in her spare time, and was asked to create the face charts for the Sharon & Kelly Osborne-collaboration, which were published in MAC stores worldwide.

Although she's learned plenty from those high-pressure experiences, Nadia is delighted to have turned freelance - she now gets to spend every day on her favourite part of the job: making people feel their most beautiful.

She still holds the old MAC motto - All Sexes, All Ages, All Races - very close to her heart, and prides herself on the ability to work on any face, for any occasion.