James Molloy is a makeup artist with a vast range of skills, from designing high fashion looks; refined red carpet glamour, to creating beautifully polished skin.
James was born and raised in Northern England where he originally studied art and then moved on to visual merchandising. Growing up influenced by the 90s superstars and vibrant English club scene, ignited his passion for makeup and fashion.
James’ editorial work has appeared in L’Officiel, Lula, Harper's Bazaar, i-D, Tatler, Vogue and 10 Magazine. He’s worked with photographers Frederike Helwig, Billie Scheepers, Paul Wetherell and Rokas Darulis. His celebrity clients include Emma Watson, Abbey Clancy, Kanye West and Dita Von Teese.
James had the opportunity to work with M.A.C as their UK Senior Artist and Director of Makeup Artistry for Asia Pacific. This experience allowed him to key shows for designers Stella McCartney, Moschino Resort and Proenza Schouler. He established artistry training programs, worked as the spokesperson for the brand on all media platforms as well as forecasting makeup trends and developing products.
After his stint in corporate beauty, James left to pursue his freelance career and relocate to London.