Courtney Sharp has been in makeup industry since 2009. After she completed her Certificate II in Makeup Services at the Australian College of Beauty, Courtney began her journey as an artist working in a photography studio designing creative looks for glamour and themed photo shoots.
Courtney worked at Australia's number one beauty destination (Mecca Cosmetica) as a makeup specialist for over 5 years, this role involved her being on the WA state events team where she worked and trained along side international makeup artists and educators for brands such as NARS, Chantecaille, By Terry, Stila, Too Faced, Perricone, Smashbox and Hourglass cosmetics. This has given Courtney specialised range of skills in the art of makeup application.
In this time, Courtney was invited to Melbourne to participate in a masterclass with Mr Francois Nars; the creator of NARS cosmetics. This further challenged and enhanced her artistry skills.
In her last year at Mecca, Courtney specialised in makeup, fragrance and skincare training; as Specialist Trainer. She is highly experienced in hosting masterclasses for small and large groups and facilitating one on one makeup lessons; she is extremely passionate about developing others makeup skills.
Courtney worked in Sydney for Loreal as the NSW State Makeup Artist for Yves Saint Laurent, where she was responsible for makeup events, masterclasses, PR beauty events and editorial campaigns for the latest promotions for YSL. She was flown all over Australia to host events for YSL and Giorgio Armani makeup counters.
Courtney's editorial work has been featured in the Sunday Times, Perth Now, Story Magazine and several Sydney publications.
With over 10 years experience as a makeup artist she has made up over 8000+ faces. She is a passionate artist, dedicated to creating looks for anyone's special day, whether it be a wedding, ball, party or a photoshoot.
As a professional freelance makeup artist Courtney has a natural talent for effortlessly transforming and enhancing the natural beauty of her clients, while only using high quality makeup products that perfectly blend between luxury and artistry brands.