I first discovered the amazing work of Karla Powell Make-Up Artist when a hair stylist friend of mine sent me a link to one of her projects about 2 years ago and I’ve become slightly obsessed with her work ever since.

Based in London but working internationally, Karla is living every make-up artists dream. She has worked on New York and London fashion week, been featured in countless publications, worked with amazing photographers and other industry names, is now head of make-up artistry for Make Up Academy and was voted BEST BEAUTY TWITTER of the year – 2012 by Marie Claire.

Her work and the passion she has for her job is so inspiring. I love following her blog, seeing the research and detail that goes into one of her shoots and watching her develop as an artist. I dream of one day being able to work the way she does and it’s artists like Karla that drive me and push me to be better at my job.

Below is a very small sample of her stunning work – the page isn’t big enough to show all my favourites 🙂 , and to read more about Karla, follow her blog and see her full portfolio of work go to http://www.karlapowell.co.uk.


karla powell make-up artist