Ciara Allen Makeup Artist

Ciara is an Irish freelance makeup artist and author now living in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Having worked for the past 10 years between Ireland and London, Ciara established herself as one of the top and most hardworking artists in the industry.

Specialising in all areas of fashion, beauty and commercial/lifestyle makeup, her eye for detail and style of perfectly executed makeup has made her a top choice among photographers.
Her work has also been published on the covers of top magazines across the world like The Hollywood Reporter and her celebrity clients have included Alexa Chung, Def Leppard and AC/DC.


Clients :

  • Universal Music

  • Facebook

  • Paul Smith

  • BBC

  • L'Oreal

  • Wella

  • H&M X Erdem

  • Chanel

  • MAC Cosmetics

  • Erdem

  • Lidl

  • Primark

  • London Fashion Week


In October 2017, Ciara released her first self-published book entitled How to succeed in the beauty business which received great praise and sales across the world.
It has been praised by famous makeup artists all across the globe like Ve Neill (makeup artist for Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Carribbean) and Billy B (RuPaul, Lady Gaga, Pink!). It’s also recommended in makeup schools across the world as an essential source of information on the industry.
Ciara exhibited her book at IMATS Vancouver 2018 and it even sold out at IMATS New York and IMATS Los Angeles.
It is currently available in bookshops across the UK and Ireland, in Indigo Spirit in downtown Vancouver as well as online from Book Depository and Amazon.

Ciara’s passion for teaching and helping other makeup artists achieve their own dreams is the her true driving force and her real passion,
She has taught classes across the world as well as holding How to succeed in the beauty business seminars dedicated to empowering artists to grow their business, confidence and client base.

She is also currently writing her second book.