Sean Maloney, aged 24, is a UK based international celebrity make- artist. He has completed a UK nationwide sell out masterclass tour in collaboration with Grosvenor Casinos, selling out 34 dates around the UK whilst also being incredibly well known for his highly demanded false eye lash line, SM Eyelashes. 2 years in the making, SM eyelashes has 24 iconic different lash styles, stocked previously on Pretty Little Thing, an official sponsor of London fashion week and a celebrity firm favourite after being worn by Khloe Kardashian!
After a whirlwind success, Sean opened his own salon and make up academy in Monton Village, Sean Maloney Make Up Academy.
Sean has been head make up artist designer on various feature films, music videos and cover shoots and also completing a stint at London Fashion Week. 7 years in the make up artistry industry, Sean has collaborated with some of the worlds leading brands, Charlotte Tilbury, Mac Cosmetics, Becca Cosmetics and YSL.
In my 3rd year at University studying Broadcast Journalism, I was in need of money so I applied for a part time position at Boots. At my interview the lady said “you’ve got great skin, would you like to work on the No.7 counter?” I replied “what’s that?” After explaining it was £2 more an hour, I was sold. I began foundation matching and learning about make up and skincare and quite enjoyed it.
2 weeks into my position a lady approached me and asked if I would like to come for an interview for Mac Cosmetics. I replied “what’s MAC?”. I had no idea about beauty, make up or the industry I was about to be engulfed in. After 2 weeks at No.7 I began working as a Cashier for Mac Cosmetics, whilst 4 weeks from finishing my degree at Media City. Whilst working for Mac, I began doing more and more make up, taking on freelance jobs for extra cash and building a steady clientele whilst becoming a firm favourite with some local celebrities such as Helen Flanagan who often visited me at the Mac Counter.
I was now 1 week from finishing my degree and on my final placement in London for 1 week at Heat Magazine. After day 1 of my placement I hated it but knew I only had 6 more days to go. Whilst in London I received a call off a friend asking me to do make up for a high profile shoot for the daily mail with I’m A Celeb contestant and former miss GB Amy Willerton. Luckily I had my kit with me and jumped at the chance, calling in sick for my placement I had one of the most thrilling, exciting, nerve wracking days of my life. Amy loved her make up so much on the shoot she asked me to come back to her apartment and do her make up similar for her appearance at The Hunger Games Film Premier that evening. This was all so surreal but so electrifying, I knew this was what I was put here to do. Make people look and feel beautiful.
After doing Amy’s make up for the premier, I went straight back to my hostel, packed my bag and got on the first train back to Manchester. Whilst on the train I wrote out a detailed letter of resignation from my courses. Some people say I was crazy, 6 days from finishing, but I knew it was the right thing to do. I couldn’t turn down any opportunities and I knew this was going to work.
Sean has worked with some of the worlds leading celebrities including Lily Allen, Amy Willerton, Luisa Johnson, Jessie J, Amy Childs, Holly Hagen, Jasmin Walia, Adrian Chiles, James Hill and many more. Known for his passionate and dedicated approach to any job, Sean has been booked internationally on many jobs such as music videos in Mykonos, Magazine cover shoots in London, PR events in Paris, plus a tour of Australia & the UK.