SCARLETT BURTON | 27 | MUA
From a young age Scarlett was always creative in anything that she did and this would eventually be the catalyst for her career in makeup! After studying makeup artistry at London College of Fashion Scarlett moved her life to London to pursue a career as a makeup artist.
After hard work and determination she built up an impressive portfolio of clients working with celebrities such as Laura Whitmore, Iggy Azalea, Lilah Parsons and major fashion brands such as Stella McCartney. As well as having a successful career in makeup, Scarlett is now a contributing Digital Beauty Editor for Phoenix Magazine!
Tomorrow is today's dream.
It’s a quote from a famous philosopher I was reading whilst studying and reminds me to keep thinking big and not give up when times are tough.
Every day is a new project as a makeup artist! Today I’m heading to Stella McCartney to shoot AW18 but tomorrow I’m packing to head to Lisbon for next weeks shoot.
To travel as much of the world as possible. I get to see a lot of the world with work so I’m hoping that carries on.
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Probably working near Machu Picchu in Peru. The altitude was higher than anywhere else I’d been and seeing the sun rise through mountain tops every day was pretty special.
FAVOURITE CITY AND WHY?
London - it feels like home after living there for 8 years. The buzz of the city is addictive, you never know what each day will bring. I still get excited walking out my front door!
THREE PIECES OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Trust yourself, care less about other people’s opinions, don’t be scared to fail.
I’ve never been one for exercising but I love mini trampolining and I’d like to get into Reformer Pilates
My mum for allowing me to be creative and my dad for allowing me to be ambitious and teaching me to work hard.
MOST INSPIRING PERSON YOU'VE EVER MET AND WHY?
There’s so many people who inspire me daily but the most was probably meeting makeup artist Alex Box before I moved to London. She’s from my home town and working in fashion seemed impossible and she showed me it could be done with hard work and positivity.
FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND WHY?
@c__l__o has a dreamy aesthetic, it’s really well curated and gives plenty of inspired for shoots and makeup
I completed one of my dream projects when I shot with Vogue Italia when I was 25, and they trusted me to do really creative makeup-lead shoot. My next dream project would be to shoot somewhere exotic for a high end brand or a beauty cover for British Vogue
FAVOURITE PLACE TO FEEL INSPIRED?
Anywhere were my friends and family are, and my laptop. They always inspire me to keep achieving my dreams and give me a new lease of life when work gets hard.