About Me

  • Los Angeles, California based professional make-up and hair artist, over sixteen years experience in the industry.
  • 2017 California Licensed Cosmetologist - Licensed since 2008
  • IMDB listed
  • HD TV and Film Makeup
  • Educator at top make-up school in Hollywood California 2015-2017
  • Front Page of Wall Street Journal about tax incentive for Film Industry. 
  • Specializes in HD Film and Television, Commercial, Music Videos Political, Interactive Media, Editorial, Print and Life Style
  • Works with beauty, airbrush, special effects, prosthetics, lace, tattoos, face and body painting
  • Department Head
  • HD Film/Television and Beauty Make-up Educator - Web, classroom and workshops   
Hello and thank you for stopping by.

My name is Mary-Kate Gales, I am a Los Angeles-based film, television, print and special events make-up and hair artist. 

I have over sixteen years of experience in the production industry. I currently hold a 2017 California state Cosmetology license. I have been licensed since 2008.         I am IMDB listed  
I am available to travel.

I have received extensive training by top Hollywood make-up artist specializing in HD Television and Film, Special Effects, Prosthetics, Lace, Character, Tattoos, Beauty and Airbrush. I have also worked with these artist on major motion pictures.

My personal expertise encompasses HD Television and Film, Commercial, Music Videos Political, Interactive Media, Editorial, Beauty, Print and Life Style.

I utilize beauty, airbrush, special effects, prosthetics, lace, tattoos, face and body painting to design and create my finest work.

I have also spent several years as an HD TV and Film make-up educator at a top make-up school in Hollywood, California.    
Although I continue to work on productions in California and around the country; I also work as a make-up expert and educator in HD TV, Film and Beauty via the web, classroom or workshops for various companies and clients.

Throughout this time I have worked at all levels from day checker to department head with my work encompassing beauty make-up to practical and advanced make-up effects.

As a professional make-up artist, my eye for the most minute and creative details elevates me to the level that this profession demands to stand out. Interpreting the make-up and hair requirements of my clients is critical to produce a creative and technically accurate visual representation. This includes the gamut from portraiture for print, websites, social media, and also rich media such as videos. In this environment, it's important to work efficiently, always be punctual and possess extremely strong communication skills. Add to it, an innate and intuitive sense for beauty, drama and art, which helps me grasp and influence the producers and director's vision. It's also valuable to relate well with clients and talents, building trust and rapport.

My passion, years of experience, travel and exposure to different mediums and cultures have given me the confidence and vision that a true, world-class organization, film or art director would require. Please reach out to me and we can visit more about what I can do for you.

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