B I O G R A P H Y
Alana began her career as a Professional Make-up Artist in Ireland and is now based in Vancouver, B.C. She has worked on numerous feature films with international release and alongside internationally renowned photographers. Alana works both in Canada and internationally. Alana is a Key Make-up Artist Permittee for ACFC West - The Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople, Local 2020 Unifor.
Alana studied SFX Makeup at the Makeup Forever Academy in Paris, France. She further honed her makeup artistry skills while working for leading makeup companies M.A.C. Cosmetics, Lancôme and Christian Dior where she was mentored by leading makeup artists and quickly gained accreditation. Alana has also been awarded a Masters of Science.
The scientist in her made her strive to understand not just why makeup looks beautiful on the face, but what is used in the creation of the makeup to allow it to do so.
Her artistic skills coupled with the insight into how makeup is fabricated allows Alana to create distinctive looks using makeup that have been specifically designed for not only the individual, but also the light and environment in which it is to be showcased.
Her expertise spans creating ethereal beauty makeup, edgy SFX makeup for directors who want to evoke emotion and gore, to fashion makeup that commands the catwalk.
"Understanding not just the art but the science of makeup"