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ABOUT ME

Maura Ellinger (M.E) is a Professional Makeup Artist, Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Hair Extension Specialist and Certified Eyelash Extension Technician based in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia area. She is a on location Freelance Makeup Artist that travels.

 

Maura has a strong background in makeup artistry from studying at the Make Up For Ever Academy in NY, QC Makeup Academy and The Beauty Institute. She specializes in film, television, photoshoots, editorials, weddings offering range of beauty services such as airbrush application, bridal makeup, and special effects makeup, eyelash extensions, and hairstyling. 

 

Maura has held various roles that has shaped her into the artist she is today. From working at a hair salon, to being a special effects makeup artist for one of the top haunted house attractions in Pennsylvania, to getting certified as a eyelash extension technician, a beauty advisor and a freelance makeup artist for film/tv, weddings, etc. Her aesthetic can range from beauty to terrifying makeup looks, which her clients love that she is versatile and knowledgeable.

 

Maura is a hardworking and goal-oriented person who never wants to stop growing professionally. Her hunger for knowledge and determination to succeed has contributed to her success. She is committed to searching for the latest techniques and trends to ensure that each service is high-quality and performed with the utmost care. She maintains a long list of diverse and highly satisfied clientele who appreciate her enthusiasm and endless passion. 

On-Set/Event Experience:  

Films/TV/Videos

The Resurrection of Charles Manson (Feature Film) – Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Dir: Frank Grillo and Jamie King – 2023

 

The Orphan (TV Series) – Makeup Department Head and Special Effects – Junito's Studios – 2023

 

Trap (Short Film) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Department Head – Naill1982 Production – 2022

 

Mute (Short Film) – Key Special Effects Makeup Artist – Showbix Originals – 2022

 

Your Best Self (TV Show) – Key Hair and Makeup Artist – Host: Emmy Winning Stephanie Simon and Dr. Davidowitz – 2022

Celebrities: Susanne Summers, Nicole Miller, Dr. Bradley from TLC

Jimmy Monday (TV Show) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist  – 2022

 

Forgotten Earth (TV Show) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – 2022 

Ghost Friend (Short Film) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Bud Rebel Productions – 2022

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Knock Knock (Short Film) – Special Effects Makeup Artist – Showbix Originals – 2022

 

Born Sinner (Short Film) – Key Makeup and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Dir: Robert Greenwald – 2022

 

Swerve: The Movie (Short Film) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Dir: Gary Dourdan – 2021

 

Survive (Music Video) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Starring: Justin Starling – 2022

 

Commercial/Promotional/Editorial

New York Fashion Week (Runway) – Assistant Makeup Artist – Key Makeup Artist: Marc Harvey Beauty – 2022

 

Catalog Advertisement (Editorial) – Hair and Makeup Artist – Phuc Tran Fall Collection – 2022

 

New York Fashion Week Fall Show (Runway) – Hair and Makeup Artist – Designer: Cesar Galindo – 2022

 

New York Fashion Week Fall Show (Runway) – Hair and Makeup Artist – Designer: Phuc Tran – 2022

 

JuVee Promotional Advertising (Editorial) – Key Hair and Makeup Artist – 2022 

 

Hamptons Fashion Week Show (Runway) – Makeup Artist – Designers: Nicole Miller, Cesar Galindo – 2022

 

MedSimCenter Promotional Advertising (Editorial) – Key Hair and Makeup Artist – 2022  

 

Disney Zombies 3 Movie (Promotional) – Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist – Disney Channel – 2022

 

Where It Lands (Commercial) – Key Makeup, Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist –Yuvla Media– 2022

 

Misc./Live/Events

Kings Dominion WinterFest (Amusement Park) – Hair and Makeup Artist – 2022 

 

Kings Dominion Haunt Season (Amusement Park) – Special Effects Makeup Artist – 2022 

The Valley of Fear (Haunted Attraction) – Special Effects Makeup Artist – 2021

The Valley of Fear (Haunted Attraction) – Special Effects Makeup Artist – 2019

Other Experience:

  • Celebrity A-List Clientele 

  • Freelancing Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist 2016 to Present

  • Airbrush makeup sponsored by Temptu 

  • Partnerships with Sigma, Mehron, Grande Cosmetics

  • Hair and Makeup Artist for DCG Public Relations  

  • Key Makeup, hair & SFX for Feature films, TV, Editorial 

  • Assisting Celebrity Makeup Artists 

  • Bridal parties, proms & graduations 

  • Print, Editorial, High Fashion, Runway

  • Specialization in Airbrush Makeup 

  • On Set Makeup, Hair and SFX Artist

  • First-hand experience in SFX & prosthetics 

  • Tattoo Coverups Skills

Certifications:

  • Licensed Cosmetologist 

  • Complete Makeup Artist Diploma 

  • Hair Stylist and Colorist 

  • Certified Eyelash Extension Technician 

  • Certified in Hair Extensions

  • College Degree in Business, Management and Marketing

  • Barbicide Covid-19 Certificate 

Education:

  • 2019 QC Makeup Academy - Airbrush Makeup Certificate

  • 2019 QC Makeup Academy - Special Effects Makeup Certificate

  • 2017 The Beauty Institute - Cosmetology Diploma 

  • 2016 Make Up For Ever Academy - Complete Makeup Artist Diploma

Highlights:

Motivated, Creative, Outgoing, Passionate, Positive, Punctual, Team Player, Leader, Organized and Superior Attention to Detail

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