Anna Lingis is a Makeup artist whose celebrity client list includes Perrie Edwards, Maya Jama, Stormzy, Pixie Lott and Billie & Sam Faiers to name a few.
Anna’s work with Perrie from Little Mix went viral at the end of last year when she transformed her into Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and it’s this style of the creative all-out makeover that has earned Anna her status as one of the most sought after MUA’s in the UK.
Anna’s passion for art and beauty began when she was at school, but a career in makeup just wasn’t something that seemed realistic. It wasn’t until six years ago, when she painted herself as a zebra for a fancy dress party, that her true talent was realised. Friends began asking her to do the same for them, and before she knew it she was painting faces at local schools, fetes and events.
Working in finance at the time, Anna took a leap of faith and made the brave decision to start her career as a freelance MUA at the age of 34 – proving it is never too late to start your dream career. She has since worked in LA with NYX Cosmetics, did the makeup for Little Mix at the Brit Awards and set-up her own studio in North London.
Incredibly, she is almost entirely self-taught, drawing on her skills as an artist to build a body of work.
You can follow Anna and see more of her amazing work on Instagram.