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The Academy of Makeup at London Fashion Week

Posted on April 13 2018

Models backstage at London Fashion Week

To work at London Fashion Week was my ultimate goal when I first started makeup. So, to be selected for a debut show such as Johnstons of Elgin – assisting the incredible lead Artist and Academy tutor Kat Stewart alongside my fellow TAOM makeup dreamers – was a truly unbelievable experience. The grungy skin, the graphic liner, the silhouettes, the constant change and pace of backstage… Everything an editorial and fashion makeup artist craves.

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Knowing that Kat had full faith and trust in us as a team to support her and achieve the vision she had for the makeup is a credit to the sound teaching and support that the Academy gives you as not only a student but as a professional Makeup Artist.

Stacey Stewart, Academy Graduate


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After a difficult few years regarding my health, I came to the conclusion that life is short and I wanted to retrain in something I loved. After exhaustive research regarding makeup schools, I found the perfect one in Glasgow, the Academy of Makeup! My training on both the Foundation and Pro course was excellent, and the fact that the tutors all worked in the industry and their aftercare programme were reasons I chose the Academy of Makeup.

Fast forward a year to the actual day of training and I found myself at London Fashion Week as part of Kat Mcswein'so makeup team. What an absolute unbelievable opportunity to be given which I shall remember forever.

The experience was everything I hoped and more, frantic, inspiring and dream fulfilling. The team I worked within were a delight and three new friends were made whom I hope to work with again someday.

Working alongside individuals at the top of their game and international models, some of whom had arrived from New York fashion week and were leaving LFW to go on to Milan and Paris fashion weeks. UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE !!  

As a side note: to my delight, a model whose face I painted went on to be painted by the legendary Pat Mcgrath for Dolce & Gabanna at Paris fashion week!!! 

A perfect ending to a perfect LFW.

Michael Wilkinson, Academy Graduate

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