Astrid Kearney is an International Makeup Designer and Creative Educator based in London.

Her passion for project-based briefs allows her to actively share extensive experience, engaging with creative teams on developmental strategies.

This has led to collaborations with international brands and global cosmetic houses, where she began her career, and  working at film events like the Cannes Film Festival.Working on editorials, commercials, and bespoke campaigns, her talent for captivating visual interpretations has garnered high respect and value.

Within her multi layered approach as a freelancer in fashion and media Astrid  is   Beauty Director of  SØ•EDITED Magazine and  is also deeply committed to Makeup Education. She heads up departments, designs makeup courses, and leads teams at renowned beauty schools worldwide. Bringing a wealth of knowledge, she tailors courses with a fun creative and nurturing approach, captivating students with her compassionate nature.Astrid’s teams seamlessly participate on Catwalk shows and presentations , commercial projects and editorial projects under her leadership.

Astrid’s mission is to redefine the standards of visual storytelling and commercial innovation with empathy,, adding a touch of her unique flair.


Preen, Gharani Strok, Julia Clancey, Ultima II, Olay, Firetrap, Lee Jeans, Anya Hindmarch, Lulu Guinness, Bella Freud, Wallis, Jaguar, BMW, Moet & Chandon, Ravel, Charnos, Debenhams, Jane Shilton, Wallis, Toni & Guy, Mahogany, McDonalds, Barclaycard, Orange, T-Mobile, Cadbury, Samsung, Dorothy Perkins


125 Magazine, Grazia, Vogue (UK, US & Spanish), ID Magazine, Harpers & Queen, Elle, Tatler, Sunday Times Style, Saturday Times, Esquire, Select, Conde Nast Traveller, Cream Australia, FHM Collections, Mixmag, You Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Guardian Magazine, Marie Claire, Avant-Garde Magazine, Golfpunk, She Magazine, Babiekins, Saplings, Doolittle Magazine, Kikimora Magazine


Trauma (Director Marc Evans), Age Of Stupid (Director Franny Armstrong),Canoeman (Director Norman Hull), Holy Warriors (BBC2), The Real Gladiators (Channel 5/ Discovery), The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra (Channel 5/ Discovery), Columbus (Discovery), Lost Leonardo (BBC2), The Lost Fleet of Kubla Khan (Channel 5/Discovery), Rameses-Death of the First Born (Channel 5/Discovery), Seven Wonders of Egypt, Greece & Rome (Channel5/Discovery), Alexander (Channel 5/Discovery), The Venice Film Festival


Lorenzo Agius, Paul Kirwan, Gustavo Papaleo, Tom Brown, Creative Director Lyndsay Milne McLeod, Ross Shields & Rick Guest, Kevin Davis, Lee Strickland, Sandrine Dulermo & Michael Labica, Alberto Badalamenti, Wolfgang Mustain, Frederick Richoux, Henrik Jessen, Peter Zownir, Ursula Steiger, Luke Foreman, Leonie Freeman, Tony Lord, Nichole Nodland, Steve Shipman, Jasper James, Tom Howard, Andrew Farrar, Barry J Holmes, Chris Lopez, Kevin Peschke, David Loftus, Mark Todd, Steve Read, David Scheinmann, Sabine Villiard, Chidi Achara, John Stoddart, Julian Marshall, Muir Vidler


Sienna Miller, Daryl Hannah, Cuba Gooding Jr, Michael Madson, Pete Postlethwaite, Martin Freeman, Damian Lewis, Joan Allen, Steven Spielberg, Alan Parker, Jonathan Demme, Gregory Hoblit, Richard Curtis, Keeley Hawes, Saskia Reeves, Julie Dreyfus, Jeffrey Tambor, Bernard Hill, Melanie Sykes, Penny Lancaster, Matthew Reys, James Lance, Sir John Major, Robbie Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Catatonia, Faithless, Badly Drawn Boy, Tom Jones, Jamelia, Holly Valance, Beth Orton, Zero 7, Richard Branson


The Terminal, The Manchurian Candidate, School of Rock, The Grinch, Love Actually, The Fighting Temptations, When the Sky Falls, Hart’s War, Peter Pan