ABBIE MAY

MAKE-UP ARTIST | GROOMING | BEAUTY & SKINCARE EXPERT

ABOUT

Abbie May is a fully qualified, international celebrity make-up artist based in Maida Vale, West London. Specialising in celebrity, TV, video, red carpet, bridal, gigs/events, music videos & photo shoots in both fashion and commercial.

CLIENTS

  • PRESENTERS: Maya Jama, Yasmin Evans, Vick Hope, Julie Adenuga, AJ Odudu, Nush Cope, Tinea Taylor, Laura Whitmore, Ashley Louise James, Lilah Parsons, BTraits, Zane Lowe & Roman Kemp.
  • MUSICIANS: MØ, Kara Marni, Grace Carter, Hamzaa, Taya, Raye, Tove Stryke, Kelela, Girli, Anne Marie, Becky Hill, M.O,Sasha Keable, Tallia Storm, KStewart, Karen Harding, Black Honey, Yuna, Camden Cox, Folly Rae, Elise Kasai, J GRREY, Rina Sawayama, Ritual, Shawn Mendes, Craig David, Sigma, Rizzle Kicks, Netsky, Tough Love, Reggie & Bollie, Jonas Blue, Jax jones, Luke Friend, Fall Out Boy, Krept & Konan, GFrsh, Devlin, Tinchy Stryder, Lethal Bizzle, Yungen, Novelist, Dappy, Mike Skinner, George The Poet, Charlie Sloth, Wilkinson, 2 Cellos, Swifta Beater, Masego, Tom Zanetti, Blade Brown, MIST, Steel Banglez & Preditah.
  • ACTORS: Nathalie Emmanuel, Letitia Hector & Big Shaq.
  • MODELS: Neelam Gill & Ikram Abdi Omar.
  • COMEDIANS: London Hughes, Lauren Pattison & Stephen Bailey.
  • INFLUENCERS: Gracie Francesca Victory, Samira Mighty & Tommy Mallet, Georgia Kousoulou, Georgia Toffolo, Andrew Brady & Nathan Henry.
  • SPORT: Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cese Fabregas, Michy Batshuayi & Sam Tompkins.

MAGAZNE PUBLICATIONS

Wonderland Magazine, Nation of Billions, Cosmopolitan South Africa, Cosmopolitan Korea, W Magazine, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, The Guardian, The Sun Newspaper, Fabulous Magazine, Fault Magazine, TMRW Magazine, Q Magazine, Notion Magazine, Pause Magazine, Xander Magazine, Spindle Magzine, Noctis Magazine, Vogue Italia, Pro Hair & Beauty, Schon Magazine, Volt Cafe Magazine, Fucking Young Magazine, Rion Magazine, HUF Magazine, LUI Magazine, Jute Magazine, Dull Magazine, Glamcult Magazine & more.

FREELANCE

2018

Fashion Show – Head/Key MUA for Africa Fashion Week London (4th Year Running)
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Kara Marni for Soap & Glory Beauty brand make-up tutorial
Online Video Content – Pound Land – Make-Up Gallery Cosmetics Beauty Brand Make-Up Tutorial x2 for Halloween & Christmas
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Snoochie Shy for Breakfast Show @ Boiler Room
Online Video Content – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope for Trending Live
Online Video Content – Make-Up on MO for Popbuzz Interview
Online Video Content – Hair & Make-Up on Tove Stryke
Online Video Content – The BRITs – Official Global Live Stream on Youtube – Make-Up on Yasmin Evans
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga Interviewing Lily Allen for Apple Music
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga Interviewing Jorja Smith for Apple Music
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga Interviewing Mike Skinner for Apple Music
Online Video Content – PUMA – Grooming on model
Campaign – Make-Up Gallery (Pound Land) – Christmas/Halloween – Hair & Make-Up on model
Campaign – Ebay – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Campaign – K-WAY X Kappa – Hair & Make-Up
Campaign – National Trust – The Elephant Room
Campaign – Reebok – Make-Up on Nathalie Emmanuel
Photo Shoot – Fabulous Magazine (Front Cover) – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Photo Shoot – Hello Magazine – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Photo Shoot – Marie Claire – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Photo Shoot – S Magazine – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Photo Shoot – Wonderland Magazine – Make-Up on Snoochie Shy
Press Shoot – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Press Shoot – Ralfy – Grooming on Ralfy
Press Shoot – Hair & Make-Up on Sasha Keable
Press Shoot – Hair & Make-Up on TG GRAY
Press Shoot – Hair & Make-Up on Elise Kasai
Press Shoot – Make-Up on J Grrey
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Ella M
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Nush Cope
Press Shoot – Sundara Karma – Make-Up/Hair/Grooming
Press Shoot – Capital FM (Breakfast Show) – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Press Shoot – Capital FM (Breakfast Show) – Grooming on Roman Kemp, Sonny J & Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Press Shoot – Chop Chop LDN – Make-Up on Nush Cope
TV Advert – Capital FM (Breakfast Show) – Grooming on Roman Kemp, Sonny J & Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
TV – Bae Station – Grooming on Nathan Henry (Geordie Shore)
TV – Love Island After Sun Reunion – Make-Up on Samira Mighty
TV – Takeshi’s Castle – Comedy Central
TV – BBC – Saturday Mash Up – Hair/Make-Up/Grooming on Yasmin Evans & Jonny Nelson
Red Carpet – Rated Awards – Make-Up on Nush Cope
Red Carpet – Rated Awards – Make-Up on Effie
Red Carpet – Rated Awards – Make-Up on Yasmin Evans
Red Carpet – GQ Awards – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – Julian McDonald – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – The BRITs – Make-Up on Yasmin Evans
Red Carpet – NHS Hero Awards – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – Tinie Tempah’s WWW LFW Show – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – BAFTAs – Hair & Make-Up on Lindsay Russell
Red Carpet – InStyle BAFTA Rising Star – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – TRIC Award Show – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – Cirque Beserk VIP – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – Black Panther Premier – Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Red Carpet – Black Panther Premier – Make-Up on Nush Cope
Red Carpet – Black Panther Premier – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga
Music Video – XAM VOLO
Music Video – Samantha Harvey
Music Video – Tom Zanetti – ‘Balloon Tune”
Event – Capital FM Summertime Ball – Grooming on Roman Kemp & Hair & Make-Up on Vick Hope
Event – Boots Christmas Press Day – Working with Sleek Make-Up
Event – Mary Kay Seminar 25th Anniversary
Event – Stacey Jackson’s 25th Wedding Anniversary in Venice
Lookbook – Sikka (African Print)
Lookbook – Goddiva
 

2017

Campaign Shoot – Freya Lingerie
Campaign Shoot – Freya Lingerie – Make-Up for Maya Jama
Campaign Shoot – Adidas – Make-Up for Maya Jama
Campaign Shoot – Sneakersnstuff X Converse
Campaign Shoot – Chelsea FC X Beats By Dre
Photoshoot – Wave Magazine – Taya
Photoshoot – Front Cover of Dull Magazine – Make-Up on Kelela
Photoshoot – Front Cover of LOCK Magazine – Make-Up on Black Honey
Photoshoot – Press Shoot – Karen Harding
Photoshoot – The Guardian – Maya Jama
Photoshoot – Fabulous Magazine – Maya Jama
Photoshoot – Wonderland Magazine – Maya Jama
Photoshoot – Fault Magazine – Yuna
Photoshoot – Clash Magazine – Raye
Photoshoot – Nylon Magazine – Raye
Photoshoot – Clash Magazine – Raye
Photoshoot – TMRW Magazine – Raye
Photoshoot – Notion Magazine – Raye
Photoshoot – Fault Magazine – Raye
Event – Ralph Lauren
Red Carpet/TV & Radio – Capital Jingel Bell Ball – Make-Up on Vick Hope & Grooming on Roman Kemp
Red Carpet – “Mother” Premier – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Red Carpet – GQ Awards – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Red Carpet – The Glamour Awards – Make-Up on Raye
Red Carpet – Wonderland Magazine Event – Make-Up on Raye
Red Carpet – LFW Party – Vivian Westwood – Make-Up on Raye
Red Carpet – The BRITs – Make-Up on Raye
Red Carpet – The BRITs – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Red Carpet – NME Awards – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Gig – Tove Stryke – Make-Up/Hair on Tove Stryke
Gig – RALFY – Make-Up/Grooming on Ralfy
Gig – RITUAL – Make-Up on Mononoke
Gig – Scala – Make-Up on Becky Hill
Gig – The Great Escape in Brighton – Make-Up on Raye
Gig – Heaven nightclub – Make-Up on Raye
Gig – Heaven nightclub – Make-Up on Raye (Headline Gig)
Gig – London Palladium – Hair & Make-Up on 2 Cellos
Gig – Pre BRITs Party X Universal Music X American Airlines – Make-Up on Raye
Gig – XOYO X Raye – Make-Up on Raye
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Raye
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Karen Harding
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Camden Cox
Book Cover – “No Filter” – Make-Up on Gracie Francesca
TV – ITV “Take Me Out” – Assisting Sarah Burrows
TV – ITV “All Star Musicals” – Assisting Sarah Burrows
TV (Live) – ITV “Loose Women” – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Music (Lyric) Video – Camden Cox “Gold” – Make-Up on Camden Cox
Music Video – Ralfy “Naked” – Make-Up/Grooming on Ralfy
Music Video – Ralfy “Bad Sex” – Make-Up/Grooming on Ralfy
Music Video – Jessica Agombar – “Be With you” – Make-Up/Hair on Jessica Agombar
Music Video – Raye “Sober” (Acoustic Version) – Make-Up on Raye
Music Video – Jax Jones Ft. Raye “You Don’t Know Me” – Make-Up on Raye
Music Video (Official) – Jax Jones Ft. Raye “You Don’t Know Me” – Make-Up on Raye
Music Video (LIVE) – Jax Jones Ft. Raye “You Don’t Know Me” – Make-Up on Jax Jones & Raye
Music Video – Taet “Vibe” – Make-Up on Taet
Online Content – Make-Up on Maya Jama – Wacky Races X Boomerang
Online Content – Make-Up for Nush Cope for “Viddyoze” with The Film Falmers production company
Online Video Content – Make-Up on Nush Cope & Rio Fredrika for The Wall of Comedy X Netflix X Stranger Things
Online Video Content – Grooming on Zane Lowe Interviewing Sam Smith for Apple Music
Online Video Content – VEVO DSCVR – Tove Stryke – Make-Up/Hair on Tove Stryke
Online Video Content – Becky Hill – “Rude Love” (Acoustic Version) – Make-Up on Becky Hill
Online Video Content – M.O – “Wild Thoughts” (Acoustic Cover Version) – Make-Up on M.O
Online Video Content for Apple Music – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga for P Diddy Interview
Online Video Content/Radio – BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – Anne Marie “Ciao Adios” – Make-Up on Anne Marie
Online Video Content/Radio – BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – Jax Jones Ft. Raye “You Don’t Know Me” – Make-Up on Raye
Online Video Content – Kiss 100 Interview & Live Performance – Make-Up on Raye
Online Video Content – BBC Radio 1xtra Interview – Make-Up on Raye
Online Video Content – BBC Music sound of 2017 Live Performance – Make-Up on Raye
Online Video/Live Streaming Content – The BRITs – Make-Up/Hair on Maya Jama
Online Video Content – The Chart Show – Make-Up on Raye
Online Video/Live Streaming Content – The BRITs Nominations – Make-Up on Maya Jama
TV (Live) – Sunday Brunch – Make-Up on Raye
Fashion Show – Africa Fashion Week London – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Africa Utopia – Head MUA
Look Book – Eden Row
Look Book – Joshua Millard
Look Book – HIS London
 

2016

Red Carpet – ITV GALA – Make-Up on Laura Whitmore
Red Carpet – The MOBO’s – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Red Carpet – Mercury Awards – Make-Up on Julie Adenuga
Red Carpet – The BRITs Awards – Make-Up on Yasmin Evans
Red Carpet – The BRITs Awards – Make-Up on Maya Jama
Red Carpet – London Fashion Week – Make-Up on Tallia Storm
Gig – Capital Jingle Bell Ball – Make-Up on Raye
Press Shoot – Make-Up on Camden Cox
Music Video – Raye – “I U US” Directed by Charlie XCX
Music Video – Effie – “Pressure”
Music Video – Miike Snow – “My Trigger” – (Assisting Dorita Nissen)
Online Video Content/Radio – BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – “Sexual” – Neiked Ft. Dyo – Make-Up on Dyo
Online Content – Copa 90 -Make-Up on Maya Jama
TV – The BRITs Critic Choice Awards – Make-Up on Maya Jama
TV (Live) – FA Cup Final – Make-Up on Karen Harding
TV – Commercial – Claireabella
TV – ITV/ITV2 – Hot Desk -Make-Up on Maya Jama
TV – 4Music -The Brit Awards -Make-Up on Maya Jama
TV – VEVO TV -Make-Up on Yasmin Evans, Maya Jama & Phil Taggort
TV – BBC 1 – Songs Of Praise -Make-Up on Jessica & The Bandits
Fashion Show – Africa Fashion Week – Head MUA
Fashion Show – LFW – Bao Ta London – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Africa On the Square – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Manchester Fashion Week – Head MUA
Look Book – Disturbing London X Daily Paper
Look Book – Hybrid
Look Book – Jason Boateng
Look Book – Marbek
Look Book – Eden Row
Look Book – Pearls by Fleur
Look Book – GrassFields
Look Book – Tote London
Look Book – Studio Armell
Campaign – TWOK Cosmetics
 

2015

Gig – Festival Of Marketing, Make-Up on Melissa Steel
Gig – Wireless Festival, Make-Up on Melissa Steel
Gig – Fusion Festival, Make-Up on Karen Harding
Online Content – The Independent Newspaper – Documentary
Online Content – Hilow Films, Documentary – Make-Up on BTraits
TV/Radio – Radio 1xtra Live, BBC 1,Make-Up on Yasmin Evans & Charlie Sloth
TV – Channel 4 – Documentary, “Juliette’s Interiors”
TV – 4 Music -Make-Up on Melissa Steel
TV – Shazam -Make-Up on Melissa Steel, Karen Harding & Blonde
TV – QVC -Make-Up on Hayley Marie Sparkes
TV – Sky TV/Sky News/Sky Sport -Make-Up on presenters
TV – Chart Show TV -Make-Up on Stefanie Faleo
TV – Commercial – Insight Vacations, Location: France
Fashion Show – Africa Fashion Week London – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Africa On The Square – Head MUA
Fashion Show – The Anderson Foundation Charity Fashion Show – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Miss Galaxy Universe The Mahogany Bridal Show – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Amishi and Amaka Show at LFW (Assisting)
Fashion Show – YuFashLive Fashion Show (Assisting)
 

2014

TV – Commercial – Insight Vacations, Location: Italy
Fashion Show – Africa On The Square – Head MUA
Fashion Show – Miss Galaxy Universe (Assisting Nicola Gibson)
 

2013

Music Video Shoot – Pale, “Too much”
TV – Commercial – Insight Vacations, Location: Italy, France & London
 

RETAIL

  • Tanning Lounge & Beauty Salon, Marlow, July 2014 – January 2015, Temp Receptionist
  • M.A.C Cosmetics, Milton Keynes, August 2013 – March 2014, Retail Make-Up Artist
  • Space.NK.apothecary, Henley-On-Thames, November 2012 – August 2013, Beauty Sales Advisor

QUALIFICATIONS/COURSES

  • Individual Eyelash Course with Eyelash Emporium, Pinewood Studios in 2014
  • High Definition Brow Course in 2014
  • Amersham & Wycombe College – VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up (QCF) in 2013. The course covered beauty make-up, the art of photography make-up, the art of dressing hair, creating images based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector, tanning, eye lash perming & tinting, themed face/body painting, nail art application, mendhi skin decoration, body art design, temporary hair colour and plaiting and twisting hair.
  • Amersham & Wycombe College – VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Make-up (QCF) in 2012. The course covered air-brush make-up to the face and body (I also own my own airbrush kit), camouflage make-up, media make-up, style and fit postiche, fashion and photographic make-up, client care and communication in beauty-related industries, monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon, apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps, provide eyelash and brow tinting treatments, design and apply face and body art and create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.

Certificates available on request.

 
References available on request.
Abbie May

In The Press..