About Gráinne

Gráinne McCoy is a professional makeup artist and a candidate on the ‘The Apprentice’ 2016.  Based in Northern Ireland/London. She specialises in TV, Film, Commercial, Fashion, Special Effects and has an amazing flair for bridal makeup & special event makeovers.

Gráinne’s career began in 2006 after completing her makeup studies. Following this, she began her journey in the makeup industry with Laura Mercia as Account Manager. With her heart set on bigger things, she moved to London in 2012 where she has worked in Selfrides with Global company Trish McEvoy, Google London, Youtube London, Above & Beyond Group and Cannes as makeup designer.

Applying makeup up by grainne mccoy, irish makeup arist, apprentice candidate

Working as makeup artist in London, Gráinne was able to expand her expertise in the fashion, commercial and film industry. These roles have taken her back to Ireland to work as head makeup artist on film, to Ibiza as Creative Makeup Designer and again London as head Makeup Designer in recent film productions.  Grainne’s recent features as Head of Department can be found here on the IMDB website

Gráinne’s passion lies with makeup design, creating looks for all occasions from film sets to catwalk to teaching. She enjoys working in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

One of Gráinne’s dreams is to further on her beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogging where she hopes to fill the appetite of those who love to learn about what’s going on in the ever changing life, fashion and beauty consious world that we live in. Her work is set in the world of makeup, fashion and all things beauty and she blog post grainne mccoyhopes to collaborate with many different brands in the future.

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