Paulina is a professional make-up artist with over 16 years experience in the industry. Having worked internationally as a freelance artist for much of her career, she is constantly being commissioned to create dynamic and innovative looks for television, celebrities, fashion editorials and campaigns.
Paulina's incredible talent and precise craftsmanship as an artist allow her to shift effortlessly between soft and elegant, to dramatic and editorial styles of make-up. Her work is notable for its flawless finish and structured nature, often drawing her inspiration from the natural beauty of her clients.
Highly sought after for her oustanding work, Paulina has worked on tv shows and events such as Channel 5’s “Extreme Hair Wars” and the Edinburgh Film Festival. Some of Paulina’s most notable clients include RBS, The Commonwealth Games and Vogue Italia.
Where did you train?
I trained in Warsaw, Poland. It was a fashion make-up, SFX and hair course.
What do you like most about teaching?
Helping students to follow their dreams, and witnessing them transform into talented and confident make-up artists who believe in themselves.
Who inspires you?
Pat McGrath, I absolutely worship her for being such a groundbreaking artist who pushes the art of make-up beyond its limits!
I'm also inspired by Alex Box's approach to make-up. It is more from an artistic point of view, so there are always emotions and stories behind her innovative creations.
How long have you been in the industry?
I’ve been working as freelance make-up artist for 19 years now.
What has been the best moment in your career so far?
Being chosen out of thousands of UK make-up artists to take a part in Extreme Hair Wars.
Also, being part of an avant-garde Edinburgh exhibition called “Onna Bugeisha”, with photographer Jodie Mann and hairstylist Anna Wade.
I also loved being part of the team commissioned to create a photo series to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community for Vogue Italia.