Paige Cole

Country: United Kingdom

While in secondary school I fell in love with makeup – I felt like being able to express myself through the art of makeup gave me the confidence I needed during that time.
Although studying business studies at college, I soon found as a creative that wasn’t the path for me. I made the decision to stay true to my passion to fully commit to my aspirations of becoming a makeup artist. I later enrolled in makeup at a beauty college in London and never looked back.
At the start of 2019 I made my television debut on the first season of BBC’s Glow Up: finding Britain’s next best makeup artist. Later on that same year I went on to become the makeup artist on the BBC show Misfits Salon.

At the age of 20, I worked on my first magazine: Marie Claire. Since then my work’s been featured in Paper magazine, Harper’s Bazaar on the front cover of Notion magazine, Hunger magazine and more. If I’m not working on a shoot, it’ll be a music video. My style of work is not limited – from glam, editorial to SFX makeup.

In my time so far I’ve been able to travel up and down the country with some of the biggest black artists in the UK. Being the key makeup artist to pop star Bree Runway and also working with names in the music and fashion industry such as Leomie Anderson, Nadia Rose, Lancey Fouxx, Stormzy, AJ Tracey and Headie One.