Paula Callan is reputed as being one of Ireland’s best and most sought after Makeup artists, with a career that has spanned over 20 years, Paula has worked backstage at some of the world’s most prestigious fashion shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York.
Her expertise and ability to trend cast is renowned, and as such, her insights are in demand by print publications and online blogs seeking articles with Paula’s tips and advice. National Irish television station RTE, booked Paula as the weekly makeup artist for host of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ host, Amanda Byram’ including all public appearances and promotional events.
Brands – both beauty, skincare and haircare – work with Paula across her engaged social media following. With more than 30,000 followers on Instagram, Paula’s advice and makeups attract large audience reach and engagement. Primark is just one of the beauty brands who engage her expertise, working with her both online across her channels and also engaging her practical demonstrations and workshops for new product launches.
She started working as a makeup artist after being scouted as a model at the age of 17 after a year working as a model she realised her passion was making up models not being one! and spent the next 5 years working freelance as a makeup artist before joining M.A.C. as Senior Artist for Ireland and UK which provided Paula with the perfect platform to showcase her talent and skills, working on projects with top designers such as Alexander McQueen, D-Squared, Ghost and Philip Tracey. Constantly in hot demand her work featured in top magazines both in Ireland and abroad. Collaborations have seen her work appear in titles such as UK Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Irish publications such as IMAGE, Irish Tatler and U Magazine to name a few.
Paula was also responsible for orchestrating looks for The Brown Thomas International Fashion Show, The Ford Supermodel Show, MTV , Childlinline and Meteor Music Awards in Dublin. Celebrity clients include; Nicole sherzinger, The Saturdays, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Whitmore, Cheryl Cole, Sienna Miller, Sophie Dahl, Joanna Lumley, Amy Huberman and Amanda Byram. The list is endless!! Paula also has a portfolio of models that includes names such as Helena Christiansen, Yasmin le Bon, Sophie Dahl , Heidi Klum and Elle Macpherson who love her work.
For all inquiries and bookings, contact 1st Option MMP on +353 1 670 5233.