Neil Young

Makeup Artist

Based In

  • London


Born and raised in Birmingham, Neil Young began his career in beauty and fashion as a session hair stylist. As fate would have it, Neil tried his hand at make-up one day on a shoot when the make-up artist cancelled unexpectedly. Then and there, he discovered his new-found passion and soon after moved to London to embark on his new career.

Over the years, Neil has worked with brands such as M.A.C, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Givenchy, Maybelline and Chanel. He’s worked backstage, across the globe, on the biggest shows in fashion including Altuzarra, Balmain, Giles, Missoni, Pucci and Tom Ford and has headed up shows for designers Stella McCartney, Jonathan Simkai, Hache, Noon by Noor, Fyodar Golan and the Charity Oxfam 'Help End Poverty' Show.

In 2012, Neil moved to New York to gain international experience and exposure. His work in both London and New York has given him the opportunity to build a diverse celebrity clientele including Amy Poehler, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, Kate Hudson, Sharon Osbourne, Rita Ora, Tilda Swinton, Bella Hadid, Lara Stone and Izabela Vidovic.

Vogue, CR Fashion Book, Love, Dazed and Confused, Numero and Sunday Times Style are some of the publications Neil’s make-up has been featured in. He works regularly with photographers Sølve Sundsbø, Juergen Teller, Andreas Sjödin, Lea Colombo, Nathaniel Goldberg, Jem Mitchell and Simon Emmett.


Versace Jeans S/S 2019 Campaign
Versace Jeans (Advertising)
published: April 2019
The Golden Hour
Harper's Bazaar UK (Editorial)
published: March 2019
photographer: Regan Cameron
A New Day
Vogue Netherlands (Editorial)
published: March 2019
photographer: Matteo Montanari
Vogue Netherlands March 2019 Cover
Vogue Netherlands (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2019
photographer: Matteo Montanari
Atelier Versace Couture S/S 2019
Versace (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: January 2019
photographer: Rahi Rezvani
J. Js Lee S/S 19 Show
Various Shows (Shows)
published: 09/14/2018
Follow The Money
Harper's Bazaar UK (Editorial)
published: September 2018
photographer: Regan Cameron
Versace Collection S/S 2018
Versace (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: Fall 2018
photographer: Lea Colombo
Versace Jeans F/W 2018
Versace (Advertising)
published: August 2018
photographer: Lea Colombo
Kasia Smutniak
Vogue Poland (Editorial)
published: July 2018
photographer: Stanislaw Boniecki

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