My Biography

With over 20 years of experience, Attracta Courtney is a highly respected international make-up artist working with many of the world’s top photographers and celebrities.  Aside from make-up artistry, her skill set also spans across beauty journalism, hosting confidence-boosting beauty workshops, creative direction and trend forecasting.

Her unique creative style has positioned Attracta as a leading trendsetter in the beauty arena, approached by leading skincare brands in various consultancy capacities – including a commission by Prada Beauty alongside hosting beauty press days for Bourjois and L’oreal.  Attracta’s passion for beauty has also seen her role evolve into been a creative beauty director for a deluxe travel and fashion magazine in the past, and founder of the art book titled 8A.  Attracta frequently gives talks and workshops on the history of makeup and what beauty is today for the 21st Century woman.  2015 saw the launch of her inaugural Attracta Beauty Skincare & Makeup Awards – a first for an international make-up artist.

Having previously lived and worked in New York, Attracta is now based in London travelling internationally.  Recognised for her modern, innovative style in creating and setting makeup trends, from beautifying ‘no makeup’ makeup looks, to avant-garde aspirational directions, her work always reflects the beauty of the woman with an elegant modernity.  She is regularly quoted on her top make up tips and beauty trend predictions in leading glossy publications and international press.
A pioneer when it comes to the maintenance of healthy beautiful skin, Attracta believes that the foundation to beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin – working closely with the latest in skincare and beauty innovations, Attracta’s makeup is distinguished for its fresh elegant appeal.  Her work has appeared on the international covers and pages of numerous global fashion and style magazines and walked the London catwalks.  In her own words, Attracta believes that the most intoxicating beauty is to be unique.  She works with her subjects to understand not only the contours of their face and their skin tone, but their spirit and their style.  Her aim is to empower people in their own unique beauty, illuminate and beautify, using the best products and technique’s that she has learned in the beauty industry.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:
Arthur Elgort, Jamie Morgan, Richard Bush, Perry Ogden, Lord Snowden, Lord Lichfield, Boo George, Roger Deckker, Jonas Bresnan, Kai Z Feng, Laurence Ellis, Jeon Seung Hwan, Rafael Stahelin, Torkil Gudnason, Patrick Dermarchelier, Rankin, David Bailey, Dusan Reljin, Nadav Kander, Ellen Von Unwerth, Michelangelo di Battista, Jason Kibbler, David Vasiljevic, Julian Broad, Norbert Schoerner, Paola Kudacki, Simon Emmet, Vincent Peters, David Slijper, Simon Lipton, Kevin MacKintosh, Pascal Chevallier, Chris Craymer, Robert Erdmann, Mary McCartney, Ruven Afanador, Arthur Meehan, Luca Campri, Ben Weller, Sean & Seng, John Akehurst, Kt Auleta, Anne Menke, Yelena Yemchuk, Catherine Servel, Jonty Davis, Ben Watts, James Meakin, Sean Cook, Sean Gleeson, Adam Whitehead, Cometti, Bryan Adams, Simon Thiselton, Zanna, Kristian Schuller, Kourtney Roy, Robi Rodriguez, Blommers & Schumm, Kate Davis-Macleod, Harry Crowder, Justin Borbely, William Selden, Rhys Frampton, Daniel Riera, Phillipe Salomon, Hugo Glendinning, Colin Bell, Alex Bramall, Henry Bourne, Hiroshi Kutomi, Mark Newton, Matthew Eades, Benjamin Kaufmann.

EDITORIAL:
Vogue (British, German, Hellas, Russian, China) Teen Vogue, POP, W, Vman, Elle (UK,USA) Glamour (UK,USA) Harpers Bazaar (UK,USA), Interview, Vanity Fair, Purple, Another Man, GQ Italia, Tatler, InStyle, Dazed & Confused, Oyster, Self, Style, Lula, Material Girl, Marie Claire, Details, GQ, Hercules, Crash, Grazia, Bon, 125, Rodeo, Jane, L’Officel (Paris, Brasil), Volt, ID Online, Vogue Italia Online, Wall Street Journal, D Magazine, Intersection, PaperPlanes, Glass, Please, Stylist, Teen Tatler, Citizen K, Zoo, Porter, The GentleWoman, The Edit, German Flair, Vanity Fair Spain, German Flair.

ADVERTISING:
McQ, Twenty8Twelve, Aveda, Aquascutum, Anthropologie, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, J Crew, H&M, Jaeger, Alice Temperley for Target, Victoria Secret’s, Amanda Wakeley, Wolford, Dove, Nivea, Vichy, Vertu, Nike, Wrangler, Radley, Westfield, Clarkes, Charnos, Ben Sherman, Daks, Boden, Macy’s, B Store, BHS, Oasis, Dorothy Perkins, M&S, John Smedley, Chris & Tibor, Joules, Gant Rugger, Firetrap, Needle&Thread, LK.Bennett, Cutler & Gross, Angela Cassidy, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Bourjois, AOK, Diadermine, Rolex, COS, Halcyon Days, SportFX, The White Company, Sunsoul, MZ Skin, The Fold, Pure Cashmere Collection.

CELEBRITIES:
Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Natalia Vodianova, Lily Cole, India Hicks, Gemma Ward, Heidi Klum, Kristy Young, Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller, Felicity Jones, Hayley Atwell, Jerry Hall, Nigella Lawson, Georgia May Jagger, Jasmine Guinness, Jade Parfitt, Jodie Kidd, Elle Macpherson, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Daisy Lowe, Camilla Belle, Kelis, Lauren Bush, L’Wren Scott, Emily Mortimer, John Legend, Heath Ledger, Theodora Richards, Alexandra Richards, Aaron Johnson, Tamsin Egerton, Sam Taylor Wood, Oasis, Duran Duran, Jamie Hince, Liberty Ross, Jade Jagger, Elizabeth Jagger, Minnie Driver, Sadie Frost, Romola Garai, Mischa Barton, Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Lykke Li, Charli XCX, Cora Corre, Delfina Delettrez, Pippa Middleton, Eugenie Niarchos, Susie Wolff, Tuppence Middleton, Rose Leslie, Virginie Clarins-Courtin, Morgane Polanski, Princess Eugenie, Irina Shayk, Mimi Xu, Laura Whitmore.

FASHION SHOWS:
Aquascutum, Amanda Wakeley, Ronik Zilka, Maria Grachvogel, Twenty8Twelve, Jaeger, Paul Costelloe, Zoe Jordan, McQ Video, David Koma, Orla Kiely, Felder/Felder, Palmer/Harding.

DIRECT BOOKINGS:  WWW.ATTRACTACOURTNEY.COM