Bio-Clients-Publications - Karla Powell Make-up Artist


Karla Powell is an Award Winning International, Fashion, Portrait, Beauty Make-up Artist. Working in London, Europe and the USA. 
Karla has played pivotal roles as Brand Ambassadors for Crownbrush UK, MUA Cosmetics; well-known Cosmetic & leading make-up brush companies. Karla grew up in the Midlands before relocating to London in view of taking her career as a professional make-up artist to the next level.

Since studying Theatrical Make-Up for TV and Film, Karla has gained 6 years’ experience in the make-up industry, working with celebrities creating looks for fashion shows in London and New York and directing campaigns for well-known beauty brands.  She has 4 years’ experience teaching make-up artistry and continues to share her professional knowledge to this day. Karla has worked on a variety of different artistry styles from commercial, Film and TV work to more avant garde work within theatre and body painting events.

She is an avid social media user voted Best Beauty Twitter by Marie Claire and not to mention Karla’s blog that boasts over 500,000 followers which started as early as 2011, it was Tumblr (her blogging platform) that recognised her unique blogging posts and invited her to Tumblr 20

From this Karla’s blog has a permanent position on Tumblr’s beauty Spotlight alongside top beauty brands and from there Karla’s followers have grown with an average over 400 new followers a week alone! It was Karla’s personal creative style shared through her blog that got the attention of her employment in London. Today through Karla’s impressive creative portfolio, she was invited to come on board as Head of Make Up Artistry at some of the UK’s fastest growing beauty businesses and now has been working in London over 2 years where she continues to get her work recognised by leading make-up brands where Karla continues to grow close relationships through her blog and make-up work.

Today Karla’s role as a freelance make-up artist allows her to inspire individuals and pass on her knowledge; teaching aspiring make-up artists at an award winning make-up school; School of Make-up located in Manchester, UK. As well as teaching members of the public how to express their individuality through her blog, Karla Cosmetics workshops and social platforms.  She leads the next generation of make-up artists whose creative work brings fantasy and creativity to life through the power of social media and continues to inspire others to follow her dreams, resulting in the incorporation of Karla Cosmetics. 


Clients & Publications:
New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, NEW College, Magnum, BBC, Tumblr,  School of Make-up, Crownbrush UK, Eldora False Lashes, The Clothes Show Live, Britain’s & Ireland’s Next Top Model, The Sun Newspaper, Lush Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Illamasqua, IMATS, Look Magazine & Elite Model’s Competition Live, I Love Body Art, So.Hair.Obsessed„ Artrix, Temptu, Marie Claire Magazine, Style It Light, Daily Echo TC Leisure Magazine, NUBAR Professional Spolight Magazine, Kryolan International Make-up Artist Magazine, C-Heads Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Womans Own Magazine, ASOS Magazine, Daily Mail Magazine, The Standard Newspaper, Advertiser Newspaper, DARE Magazine, Behance, Seven Star Magazine, ShowerLux,  Mark Wright Fragrance, Georgina Dorsett, Update Magazine- Fashion Focus, We The Urban Magazine, Professional Hairdresser Magazine, TWOmagazine, Annabelles Wigs, Alexandra Burke Lip Boom, F.B.Beauty, New York Color Cosmetics, MUA Cosmetics, Superstar Face Paints , Rock Beauty, FABRYAN, Daily Mail Online, Vogue Italia Online, Argos TV, Arjan B, Pinterest,  Fierce Angel, M/Y Seven Spices, Choulachou London, RokSolid Entertainment Ltd, Vanity X Dublin, Birgit Oigemeel, TOWIE Series 3, FaceON Magazine, Perfect Hair & Nails Magazine, Urban Coco Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, Scratch Magazine, Look Magazine,  Fabulous Magazine, Katie Price, Matthew James Thomas, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, Mischa Barton.
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