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Sean Harris is a Los Angeles-based make-up artist who started his career with MAC Cosmetics back in 2007. Since then, he has embarked on his own career as a freelance artist.

His signature style is fresh, glowing skin and his work has been featured in several magazines including Vogue Italia and FlauntSean has also worked with Grammy nominee Antonique Smith, Beyoncé's protégés—Chloe and Halle, Ashanti, Serayah and many others.

Amuze.com caught up with the in-demand make-up artist to discuss all things beauty, his fave products, and how a cashier job at MAC turned a passion into his career.  


How did you get your start in the make-up artistry business and why did you decide to pursue it as a full time career?
A little over ten years ago I started as a cashier at MAC Cosmetics. After a year of being inspired by the artists around me, I decided to practice make-up full-time and interview for an artist position. With the help of my fellow co-workers, I fine tuned my skill set and secured a position as an artist. After five years at MAC Cosmetics I realized that make-up was a such positive outlet for my creativity and I began to pursue new opportunities outside of retail. I am now living my dream as a freelance make-up artist!

What’s the make-up aesthetic you’re most well known for?
Fresh and glowing skin with attitude.

#tbt @satellitejournal x @sydneyroper

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What do you like to splurge on? 
Great skincare, of course!

What inspires you to create statement make-up looks for your celebrity clients?
I am consistently inspired by fashion. Whatever my client is wearing usually dictates the statement look I’ll create for them.

What has been the most surreal moment for you? 
Signing to The Only Agency as a make-up artist after years of wondering how to secure an agent!

Fresh and glowing @serayah for @ladyfootlocker x @adidasoriginals

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Who was your first celebrity client and how did you land him/her?
Antonique Smith (RENT, Notorious, Shots Fired) for the 2015 Grammy Awards. I was referred to her by a friend.

If you could only use one make-up brand for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Danessa Myricks Beauty. Her products are so versatile and I feel I can create anything with her line.

What are the three tools in your make up kit that you just can’t live without?
My Beauty Blender, Reveal Beauty lash curler, and my Lowel Tota make-up light.

What is your current make-up obsession?
Anything Fenty Beauty!

What was your first job?
In college working on campus in the Chemistry Department Office as a student assistant.

Best make-up tip?
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin — always!

What is your must-have beauty product?
Josie Maran Argan Oil.

Do you have a secret make-up how-to tip for us?
Curl your false lashes before applying them to get the perfect lift!

@nataliesandwich x @eastonschirra x @jrstyles81

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Do you have any hobbies?
Working out, Netflix and chill with my man, and any activity that involves being near the beach.

What's your favorite product in your make-up kit?
Iconic London Liquid Highlighter.

Who are your style icons?
Rihanna, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
Focus on breaking your own limits and outdoing your past, not other people. 

Outtakes with @daynafrazer for @ladygunn by @lizaboone #prettyinpower #ladygunn

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What is one thing our readers would be surprised to hear?

I absolutely love to clean my brushes and organize my make-up kit!

If you could paint one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Naomi Campbell, she is the epitome of FIERCE.

Favorite quote?
“If you stay ready, you ain’t got to get ready!”—RuPaul

Loved creating this look on the GORG @ashanti 🔥 ___________________________ Eyes: @danessa_myricks Color-Fix “Chestnut” topped with “Clear Glaze” ➖ Lash: @royal.ego “1989” ➖ Lip: @maccosmetics cork and @fentybeauty glossbomb ➖ Brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Whiz “Med Brown” and clear brow gel ➖ Skin Prep: @tatcha Pore Refining Gel and Enriching Renewal Cream ➖ Skin: @kevynaucoin SSE Highlight, @rcmamakeup Cream contour, @rcmamakeup Cream Foundation, @faceatelier adjuster in “Blaze”, @josiemarancosmetics Argan Oil blended with @beautyblender and set w/ @rcmamakeup “No Color” powder, Bronzed with @inglot_usa Foundation Powder ➖ Highlight: @iconic.london set with @danessa_myricks Enlight Powder “Gocha Glow” ➖ Body: @gleam_melaniemills Body Radiance “Bronze Gold” applied with @beautyblender “Body Blender”

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Coffee or tea?
Coffee, but trying to do tea more often.

Nightclubs or bars?
Nightclub—gotta dance!

Nostalgic for the 80s or for the 90s?

Microblading: yay or nay?
Yay—if done subtly.

Sushi or sashimi?

Check out Sean's website HERE and follow him on Instagram HERE.


  • Posted on by Britt Lou

    That look on Ashanti is everything!

  • Posted on by Sarah Potter

    Simply gorgeous! Love his style.

  • Posted on by Terri Silver

    I love ALL his looks! What an amazing make-up artist. I love reading about all these inspiring people! Thanks for posting!

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