Voted Australian Makeup Artist of the Year for 2011, 2012, and 2013 by her peers and industry heavy weights and with a listing on the ABIA honour roll, Rachel Montgomery boasts an illustrious career that has spanned nearly two decades.
Her success is a combination of strong technical know-how, attention to detail and an unfailing commitment to create beautiful work on any brief. Her bold style, use of colour & creativity has made Rachel one of Australia’s favourite & most prolific artists.
Rachel believes it’s essential to remember that every face is unique. Her philosophy is to ‘let the face be your guide’, so that something new is created every time. Understanding the magic in transformation and the power to make anyone look and ultimately feel more beautiful is one of Rachel’s strengths. Creating with ease everything from classic clean looks right through to her signature colourful and strong creative style.
Rachel is known for her professional, but easy-going, honest attitude and her attention to detail. When not transforming faces, she can often be found sharing her knowledge and teaching other makeup artists as well as contributing and commentating for many of Australia’s most popular publications.
Rachel is also frequently invited to appear as a guest speaker at live industry and consumer events to demonstrate her skill and give expert advice. As well as appearing in educational and promotional videos as an educator, spokesperson and ambassador.
Her body of work is a rich array of beauty and fashion editorials, fashion advertising, commercials, celebrity and creative pieces. With an impressive list of local and international clients, she has worked with the famous faces of; Florence Welch, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Gillard, Tara Moss, Daryl Hannah, Missy Higgins, Pussycat Dolls, Havana Brown, Osher Ginsberg, Dakota Johnson, Michael Klim, Daniel Johns, Jimmy Barnes and Tim Robards.
Other clients include Sephora, Honey Birdette, Oxford, WISH, Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski, Mambo, Schwarzkopf, Ben Sherman, Universal, Myer, Witchery, Westfield, Sony and Selfridges.
Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, Elle, Laud, Marie Claire, Who, Sunday Magazine, Cleo, Cosmopolitan and Oyster and can has been seen and published around the world including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong.