Fashion, Film, Theatre and TV makeup
Makeup artist Sian Howard feels very lucky to have had the opportunity to train in movie and special effects makeup on the Gold Coast with Oscar-winning makeup artist Peter Frampton, before he retired from the industry. Sian attained her Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup from the Frampton Institute in 2005 and also holds Diplomas in Training and Assessment, Screen and Media, Cosmetics, and Beauty Therapy.
Having worked as a professional makeup artist for 11 years, Sian still approaches every face as unique, individual and original. Her philosophy is all about being the best version of you – flawless without being fake.
The highlight of Sian’s career to date was working as Key Makeup Artist on Australian feature film Broke (2016). She has worked on top Australian actors including Logie-winner Claire Van Der Boom, Hollywood newcomer Justin Rozniak, Steve Le Marquand, Brendan Cowell and Pippa Grandison.
With an impressive reputation in wedding makeup, Sian’s bridal work has been featured on WIN News and in Queensland Brides magazine.
Sian has continued to learn personally from Australia’s top hair and makeup artists Rae Morris, Sarah Laidlaw, Rachel Montgomery, Martin Bray, Penny Antuar, Mia Connor and Lorna Evans, and is building a portfolio in fashion. She is a regular backstage at the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay International Fashion Festivals, on shoots for Australian designers, plus campaigns for contemporary and emerging brands.
She has made up the faces of Mrs Australia 2015, a Miss Universe State Finalist, Summer Surf Girl and contestants from Australia’s Next Top Model and So You Think You Can Dance. Sian has represented top brands from Mecca Maxima, YSL, Lancome, ModelCo and Napoleon Perdis.
A respected makeup trainer at Demi International Academy in Maroochydore, Sian also volunteers for “Look Good, Feel Better” (a valuable program for cancer patients) and is the resident makeup artist for all Coolum Theatre productions.
Away from makeup Sian enjoys an active lifestyle on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, competing in triathlons and volunteering as a Surf Life Saver.