Marla Belt is a New York-based makeup artist who’s well known for her expertise in everything from the extreme avant-garde to beautifully clean makeup looks. Her exceptional talent saw her go from her beginnings at MAC Cosmetics to an eight-year gig assisting Pat McGrath on everything from fashion editorials and advertising campaigns to runway shows all over the world. After signing on to the same boutique agency, Streeters, she’s since gone on to make her own mark, collaborating with many of the industry’s most respected photographers. Her portfolio is filled with captivating images that explore color and texture and her work has been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle magazines and in ad campaigns for Vera Wang, Miu Miu, Urban Decay and Estee Lauder, just to name a few. In November of 2018, she collaborated with Alcone Company to create some spectacular Halloween makeup for our social media campaign. In this interview, she shares the creative inspiration behind these looks, some of her favorite products and her own personal journey to becoming a successful makeup artist.
EDITORIAL i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Beauty Papers, 10 Magazine, American Vogue, T Magazine, LOVE, L’Officiel, King Kong, The Impression
ADVERTISING Miu Miu, MAC, Bottega Veneta, Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Swarovski, NARS, Bergdorf Goodman, Urban Decay