Rae Morris is known as the most influential Makeup Artist in Australia. Rae is not only a best-selling Author but also four times Australian Make up Artist of the Year, and the recipient of the 2013 ABIA Hall of Fame Award.
Rae’s ambition started very early, when at age 19 she owned and ran her own hair salon. Always enchanted by the world of beauty, she mastered makeup and caught the eye of the legendary makeup artist Richard Sharah who advised her to move to Sydney and follow her passion. Three months later Rae’s diary began to fill up with high profile bookings, working with talent such as Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel, Pink, Hugh Jackman, and top models Miranda Kerr and Catherine McNeil.
Collaborating with some of the world’s leading photographers including Daniela Federici, James Houston, Steven Chee, Pierre Toussaint, and Jez Smith, Rae’s makeup has graced magazine covers as well as fashion and beauty editorials including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Oyster, Tush, Citizen K and InStyle. Advertising clients who seek out Rae’s work include Adidas, Sony, Nokia and Audi.
As L’Oréal Paris’ longest serving Makeup Director (2003-2013), she has directed over 100 fashion shows. Rae’s professionalism, creativity and attention to detail enables her to quickly develop a strong rapport with the high profile designers she joins forces with, and is in constant demand as they know she can create magic for them with her flawless looks.
In 2008 her first book Makeup: The Ultimate Guide had overwhelming worldwide success so she published a second book, Beautiful Eyes: The Ultimate Eye Makeup Guide and a third, Express Makeup which hit bookshelves internationally and created a sensation in the beauty world. Her latest book Makeup Masterlass hit the shelves in March 2016. The instructional books are currently used as training manuals in top makeup schools and Rae is regularly called upon to share her expertise. She is a huge inspiration among young aspiring Makeup Artists.
Rae still gets a kick out of seeing her work published and thrives on the chaos of directing a show. When she’s not on assignment, Rae splits her time between Sydney and New York.