Born in Adelaide, Australia and now based in New York City, Becca Gilmartin’s aesthetic spans across the full spectrum of natural beauty to body illustration effortlessly as one of Australia’s favourite makeup artists.
Becca’s work has been featured in publications such as LAUD Magazine, Black Mag, i-D online, RUSSH, Vulkan, Oyster, Vogue Italia Talents, Helmet and Makeup Artist Magazine. Her body work has been a semi-finalist for the Moran Art Prize 2012 and 2013 with her work with Patrick Fileti and Thor Elias. ABIA’s 2014 ‘Makeup Artist of the Year’, Becca has been described as “Australia’s own Pat McGrath of intricate Body Art”.
Becca works her Beauty and Body art into projects with talents such as Grace Jones, Margot Robbie, Ava Max, Kim Petras, Kimbra, Dannii Minogue, Tara Moss, Antonia Kidman, Martin Short, Sydney Dance Company, Imogen Anthony, Sophie Monk, The Presets and Barry Otto. She has been commissioned to work on shows such as Australia’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ , Australia and Germany’s ‘Next Top Model’, Australia’s ‘The Voice’ and ‘X Factor’.
With a passion for education and encouraging artistic freedom, Becca is a regular guest speaker on the NYC and Sydney stages of IMATS, Salon Melbourne, Sydney Beauty Expo, AH&M Trade Show, NZ Beauty Expo, IMAE (Jakarta) and has appeared on Channel 7s The Morning Show. A qualified educator, Becca is a regular guest speaker at Australia and NYCs leading Makeup Schools as well as touring around Australia her unique and sought after course, The Makeup Artist Mindset.
Becca is committed to being a part of the support network for Makeup Artists which includes being the Creative Director of The Face2Face Makeup Awards in Sydney since 2013 and judging awards such as the ABIA’s, NYX Face Awards, Battle of the Brushes IMATS and Raw Awards. In 2016, Becca released her debut Body Art Book duo – We The Painted and Makeup Artist Bootcamp Book One – which sold out the first print run in 3 months. The next evolution of this project is being renamed ‘The Makeup Artist Mindset’ (due out in late 2019) and is a unique and effective tool to support and assist artists flourish in their careers.
Grace Jones, Margot Robbie, Ava Max, Kim Petras, Kimbra, Antonia Kidman, Dannii Minogue, Tara Moss, Martin Short, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Imogen Anthony, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Angus Stone, Sarah Blasko, Missy Higgins, Sophie Monk, The Presets, Wolfmother, The Preatures, Lisa Mitchell, Ella Hooper, Gracie Otto, Barry Otto.
Sydney Dance Company
Australian Dancing with the Stars
Australian & Germanys Next Top Model
Australian ‘The Voice’
LAUD Magazine, Vogue Italia Talents, i-D Online, Black Mag, Tangent, RUSSH, Oyster, HELMET, Vulture, UCE, and Makeup Artist Magazine.
OPSM, Hermes, Sportsgirl, Lexus, Google, Tetley Tea, David Jones, The Rocks Sydney, Kryolan Cosmetics, Smirnoff, Beautiful You Australia, Invisible Zinc, The Horse, FOXTEL, Slurpee.
Australian Beauty Expo Sydney
Sydney & NYC IMATS
The Morning Show (Ch 7)
Adelaide Hair & Makeup Tradeshow
Beautiful You Australia
Host of Kryolan Sydney store opening.
Makeup Artist Bootcamp – Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Toowoomba, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Central Coast.
Cameron Jane Makeup Academy,
Australian College of Cinemagraphic Makeup, TAFE NSW, MUD NYC.
Beauty and Features Director at LAUD Magazine 2016 – 2018.
Creative Director of Face2Face Makeup Awards 2013 – current.
Beauty Editor at Oxygen Magazine Australia 2011 – 2012.
Head of Campus Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy 2006 – 2008.
2014 ABIAs Makeup Artist of the Year.
2017 Sydney IMATS Battle of the Brushes
2016 ABIAs Makeup Artist of the Year
2015 RAW Awards Australia
2013-17 Face2Face Makeup Awards
2016 Makeup Artist Bootcamp – Book One
2016 We the Painted