We’re delighted to announce that Sean Maloney the Makeup artist to the stars, becomes our Makeup and Skincare Editor for Revive Magazine.
Sean Maloney is an international celebrity makeup artist best known for working with high profile clients such as Lily Allen, Amy Willerton, Jess Impiazzi, Chelsee Healey, Jasmin Walia, Amy Childs, Holly Hagen, MTV, ITV, BBC, Pretty Little Thing, Miss Pap, Boohoo and many more.
Sean, just aged 26 has also completed a UK NATIONWIDE sell-out masterclass tour in collaboration with Grosvenor casinos selling out 34 dates around the UK while also being incredibly well known for his sell-out, highly demanded false eyelash line SM EYELASHES.
Two years in the making, SM eyelashes offers 20 iconic, unique lash styles, stocked on pretty little thing, who have been an official sponsor for London Fashion Week events & worn by Khloe Kardashian!
Known for his soft glam wearable celebrity finish makeup Sean has also been head make up artist-designer on many feature films, music videos and cover shoots, while even completing a stint at London Fashion Week.
Eight years in the makeup artistry industry, Sean has collaborated with some of the worlds biggest brands such as Mac Cosmetics, Mark Hill Hair, Becca Cosmetics, Charlotte Tilbury & YSL.
Sean recently opened up his salon and makeup academy, in Monton Village Manchester, Aurora House Of Beauty home to Sean Maloney Make Up Academy.
With a team of over 20 creatives under one roof, Sean’s success is continuing to grow from strength to strength
Recent projects have seen him fly out to Australia, presenting an award at the Perth Hair & Makeup Awards, before flying to Brisbane and completing an exclusive masterclass and being a guest judge.
Sean has also judged the Miss Swimsuit UK 2019 competition, Miss Manchester 2019, Miss Blackpool and Miss Cheshire GB.
In 2019 Sean took home the award for “Training Academy of The Year” and “Best Beauty Salon 2019” at the English Hair and makeup awards.
In 2019 Sean collaborated with award-winning brand & cruelty-free Ash Cosmetics to bring out his palette and collection, The Celebrity Edit. With a packed-out launch party and a sell-out collection, Sean toured beauty shows around the UK with Ash Cosmetics delivering masterclasses and meet and greets at Olympia Beauty, IMATS, Beauty UK and Professional Beauty North.
Sean is finishing off 2019 with the launch of SM Agency, an extended division of his make up academy. Manchester’s hottest, newest and most exclusive creatives agency.
With 2020 around the corner Sean is preparing for the launch of his own 15 piece brush collection and a whole host of events and tours, from Marbella, Romania to Ibiza and Berlin.
It was meant to be…
“I’m originally from a little village near Blackpool called Hambleton, after finishing high school, my family and I moved to Blackpool, where I attended Sixth Form college. I finished with good grades but found myself at a crossroads, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I had experience and passion in lots of subjects. I was lucky enough to have gained a full paid scholarship for The Royal Scottish Conservatoire.
Still undecided I made a change of heart and moved to Manchester, where I studied Broadcast Journalism at Media City. In my 3rd year, I was in desperate need of money, so I applied for a part-time position at Boots. At my interview, the lady said: “you’ve got great skin, would you like to work on the No.7 counter?” I replied, “what’s that?” After explaining it was £2 more an hour, I was sold. I began foundation matching and learning about makeup and skincare and found I quite enjoyed it.
Two weeks into my position, a lady approached me and asked if I would like to come for an interview for Mac Cosmetics. I replied, “what’s MAC?”. I honestly had no idea about beauty, makeup or the industry I was about to become involved with. After two weeks at No.7, I began working as a Cashier for Mac Cosmetics while four weeks from finishing my degree at Media City.
While working for Mac, I began applying more and more makeup, taking on freelance jobs for extra cash, building a steady clientele base, even becoming a firm favourite with some local celebrities, such as Helen Flanagan, who would often visit me at the Mac Counter.
I was now one week from finishing my degree on my final placement in London at Heat Magazine. After day one of my placement I hated it but knew I only had six more days to go.
While down in London I received a call from a friend asking me to do makeup for a high profile shoot for the Daily Mail with I’m A Celeb contestant and former Miss GB Amy Willerton.
Luckily I had my kit with me and leapt at the chance, and I had one of the most thrilling, exciting, nerve-wracking days of my life. Amy loved her make up so much on the photoshoot she asked me to come back to her apartment and do her makeup similar for her appearance at The Hunger Games Film Premier that evening. This was all so surreal but so electrifying. I knew this was what I was put here to do. Make People look and feel beautiful.
After doing Amy’s make up for the premiere, I went straight back to my hostel, packed my bag and got on the first train back to Manchester. While on the train, I wrote out a detailed letter of resignation from my courses. Some people say I was crazy, six days from finishing, but I knew it was the right thing to do. I couldn’t turn down any opportunities, and I knew this was going to work.”
Eight years on..
I guess we could say it worked.
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