Kym Menzies-Foster is a well respected and highly experienced makeup artist who has worked across the globe with international artists both in music and fashion.

Renowned for her calm and professional nature, as well as her ability to follow any brief to precise detail, Kym’s talents have enabled her to work with some of the world’s most recognised stars from Rhianna, Ne-yo, Spike Lee, Lauren Hill, Toni Braxton, Jil Scott, Bruno Mars, Drake to name but a few.

Kym’s services have been personally requested by artists including Alicia Keys, Mary J.Blige, Eve, Kelly Rowland, P.Diddy… Even from the soul legend Stevie Wonder who called her personally to join him on tour!

On home soil, Kym has worked as personal makeup artist to Gabrielle, Lisa Maffia and Alesha Dixon and has especially been sought after for her proficiency in makeup for women of colour.

Her expert knowledge and advice has been quoted on the pages of leading industry magazines such as Harpers, Black Beauty, Warpaint and ITV’s This Morning lifestyle show. Kym has also worked on editorial publications such as Bolz, Elle, ES Magazine, ID, Jalouse, Sunday Times Fashion, Spirit, Super Trash, Super Super, You Magazine, 1883 and also as a Beauty Editor on respected magazines such as Volt and Pride.

Kym’s impressive career has extended into education, where she was headhunted to teach at makeup schools in London, Dublin and Nigeria. She still continues to balance the world of teaching and makeup and also gives creative direction and consultancy to businesses and makeup brands for women of colour.

Kym says, “I love makeup and get a buzz creating and making people look beautiful and feel good about themselves. I’ve been asked if I have a distinctive style and all I can say is that I’m an artistic chameleon who adapts and works on vibes and intuition to create the moods or vision required for a brief.

I’m truly grateful for all of my experiences and glad that I can now can be more diverse in my journey as a makeup artist enjoying the new opportunities that it presents to me.

“My mantra in life is, be like a sponge, absorb everything as trends and techniques are always developing and changing. Learning is knowledge which gives you the opportunity to change and do things which can make a difference to your life and others”.

“A man without knowledge lives in oblivion” – Kym Menzies-Foster

CV HIGHLIGHTS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ayo Banton, Allaister Mcclean, Angus Thompson, Andrew Cotteril, Alasdair Mclellan, Axel Hoedt, Bryan Adams, Cary Hammond, Dirk Spath, Daniel Farmer, Dan Smith, Derrick Santini, Diana Gomez , Elizabeth Hoff, Eddie Otchere , Enrico Satchetti, Ellis Parrinder, Eugene Adebari, Elizabeth Hoff, Francis,Loney, Gavin Watson, Geoffrey Frost, George Ong, Guy Herne, Ian Hooten, Ian Forster, Jonny Storey, John Sneddon, Jonathan Ford, John Rowley, Jonathan-Glynn Smith, Joel Anderson, Jens Langkjaer, Jeff Stern, John Swannell, Kym Knott, Kofi Allen, Kevin Foord, Kate Garner, Karl Pierar, Kent Barker, Lars H, Mark Gutherie, Matthew Donaldson, Mark Cant, Neil Kirk, Newton Maxwell-Harris, Owen Scabena, Perou, Phil Knott, Rui Faria, Richard Truscott, Rankin, Raymond Burniston, Rod Howe, Ryan Sullivan, Steven Glass Simon Fowler, Seb Winters, Steve Arnstein, Simon Emmett, Shey Anthony Banks, Sean Mcmenamy, Tom Dunkley, Tim Corbett, Tim Brett Day, Ursula Steiger, Uzo Eno, Vincent Dolman, Willy Camden, Zak Oave,

DIRECTORS

Antoine Fuqua, Annie Lennox, Ben IB, The Dog Brothers, Danni Jacobs, Duncan Smith, Desmond Webb, Duncan Phillips, Danni Jacobs, Hannah Cooper, Mike Lipscombe, Jake Nava, Jonathan Tiplitzky Paul Boyd, Zoe Broach, Jeff Thomas, Tom Merillion, Barney Maguire, Ivor Kane, Russel Curtis, Eric Meza, Sarah Bowen, Tony Vanden Ende, Emil Nava, Phil Griffin, Paul Gore, Richard Raymond, Spike Lee, Kim Brown

EDITORIAL

Asian Woman (Celebrity Fashion), Aspire (Fashion), Arise, Arena (Celebrity Profile), Blues & Soul (celebrity), Bolz (Fashion),  Company Magazine (Celebrity Fashion), Cosmopolitan Magazine (Celebrity Fashion),  Copy (Beauty), Chanel  (Fashion) , DJ Magazine (Celebrity), Elle (Fashion),  Esquire (Fashion), ES magazine (Celebrity fashion),  Eve (Fashion),  FHM, (Celebrity Profile), Harpers Bazaar (advertising), Icon (Celebrity Fashion), Fault Magazine (celebrity Fashion),  GQ (Fashion),  I-D (Fashion), I-D  (Celebrity Profile), In Style (Celebrity Fashion), Jalouse (Fashion ), Look (Celebrity Fashion), Mojo (Celebrity Profile), Maxim (Celebrity Profile), NME (Celebrity Profile),  Pride (Celebrity Fashion), RWD (Celebrity Profile),  Supertrash (Celebrity Fashion), Spirit (Fashion), Touch, (Celebrity profile), Times (Fashion), Telegraph (Fashion), Tatler, (celebrity profile), Volt (Fashion/Beauty), You Magazine (Fashion), 1883 Magazine (Fashion)

ADVERTISING

Addidas, Avon, Asos, British Telecom, Dune, Etam,  Guinness, J &B Whisky,  Lloyds TSB,  Mercury, NHS, Parker, Puma, NSPCC, Freeport/Lisbon, LA Fitness, La Sensa, Lee Cooper, Lipsy, Merci Me London, Moss Bross, Miss Selfridge, Mac & Miller, Reebok, Robinsons, River Island, Spec Savers, Saatchi & Saatchi, Toblerone

SHOWS

Stella McCartney, Baby Phat, Merci Me London

COMMERCIALS

British Airways Jaguar Cars, Nescafe, Skins, Vax, Weight Watchers

TELEVISION

Britains got Talent ()Alesha Dixon) Trevor Nelsons The Lick, Urban Choice, Mobo Awards (Alesha Dixon), MTV Awards (Trevor Nelson), Stritcly Come Dancing (Alesha Dixon), Alesha Dixons Street Dancers, Make me a Supermodel, The X Factor

PROMOS

Angie Stone, Alesha Dixon, Big Brovaz, Booty Love, Echo and the Bunnymen, Lady Sovereign, Little Angels, Lisa Maffia, Michelle Williams, M.I.A, Mis-Teeq, Miss Dynamite ft Zinc, N Dubz, Omar, Pato Banto & UB40, Roll Deep ft Alesha Dixon Remi Nicole, Romeo, So Solid, Shystie, Shapeshifters, Sway ft Stoosh, Savanna, The Stranglers, Youssou N’ Dour

SHORT FILMS

Daddy’s Girl, The Bridge, Mothers against Guns

FEMALE CELEBRITIES

Alicia Keys, Alek Wek, Angie Stone, Alesha, Dixon, Booty Love, Barbara Tucker, Brenda Russell, Cat Deely, Claudette Ortz – City High, Christina Milian, Deborah Cox, Daisy Lowe, Estelle, Erin O’Conner, Floetry, Gabrielle, Hils St Soul, Jamelia, Jil Scot, Keisha Cole, Keisha White, Kathy Sledge, Kandy, 3 LW, Lisa Maffia, Lady Sovereign, Lady Saw, Lauren Hill, Miss Dynamite, Macy Gray, Monica, Misteeq, M.I.A, Melanie Fiona, Mel B, Martha, Paigey Cakes, Martha Wainwright, Mya, Michelle Williams, Pixie Lotte, Pearly Gates, Rhianna, The Flirtations, Samantha Mumba, , Remi Nicole, Rita Marley, Rhian Benson, Sheila Ferguson, Shystie, Skin,  Samantha Mumba, Sabrina Washington, Stacy Dash, Shingai Shoniwa – (The Noisettes), Toni Braxton, TLC, Tulisa, The Flirtations,

ACTRESSES/PRESENTERS

Angie Lemar, Angela Rippon, Amanda Byram, Andrea Corr, Cat Deeley, Chastity, Edith Bowman, June Sarpong, Joanne Lumley, Lewella Gideon, Lisa Marie, Miquita Oliver, Michelle Ryan, Maiia Mitchell, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Preeya Khalidas, Rose Byrne, Stacy Dash, Valerie Kane

MALE CELEBRITIES

Akon, Asher D aka Ashley Walters, Another Level, Bruno Mars, Basement Jaxx, Beenie Man, Boyz 11 Men, Craig David, City High, Drake, Dizee Rascal, Dallas Austin, Echo and the Bunnymen, Goldie, Hype Williams, Iceberg Slim, Ironik, John Legend, Jodeci, Jon B, Judge Jools, JLS, Kenna, Lemar, Lou Reed, Maroon 5, Mos Def, Metallica, Maxi Priest, Mindless Behavior, Ne-Yo, N- Dubz, Omar, Outkast, Puff Daddy (P Diddy), So Solid, Rufus Wainwright, Raphael Siddique, Lupe Fiasco, Ronnie Size, Red Rat, Russell Simmons, Romeo, Stevie Wonder, Savanna, Simon Garfunkel, Shapeshifters, Finley Quay, Maxi Priest, Sway, Simon Garfunkel, The Game, The Fields, The Guillemots, The Noisettes, The Ordinary Boys, The Paddingtons, The Stranglers, Trevor Nelson, Taio Cruz, Wale, Wyclef, Youssou N Dour

ACTORS/PRESENTERS

Antoine Fuqua (Director), Ashley Walters, Colin Salmon, Clive Owen, Clive Anderson, Damon Dash (Baby Phat), Hype Williams, (Director), Jason Biggs, Larenz Tate, Leo Chester, Leonard Fenton, Matthew Goode. Ralph Little, Ricky Harwood, Reggie Yates, Trevor Nelson, Will Mellor, Zane Lowe

SPORTS CELEBRITIES

Ashley Cole, Kevin Peiterson, Rio Ferdinand, Sally Gunnell, Thierry Henry

DJ’S

Judge Jools , Ricky Harwood, Reggie Yates, Steve Jackson, Sarah Love, Trevor Nelson, Yinka Bokinni.