Karin Darnell


London born Karin is a well loved and respected make-up artist who is enjoying a third decade of being at the top of her game. She is personable, professional, discreet and fun, all qualities that combined with her talent keep her in huge demand.

It is in working with the stars of the music industry that Karin has made an indelible imprint. She was the make-up artist to The Spice Girls throughout their time topping the charts and on individual projects since. Other artists that Karin enjoys longstanding working relationships with include Jessie J, Cheryl, Alesha Dixon, Myleene Klass and perhaps most notably Rihanna, working on over 12 videos and 2 movies with her.

Karin adores working with actresses too and has enjoyed working across junkets and red carpet events with names such as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gemma Chan, Naomie Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Stallone, Billie Piper & Jodie Comer.

Editorially and for advertising campaigns, she has worked with many of the world’s most famous photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson, Rankin and Ellen Von Unwerth creating beauty and fashion shoots for publications like Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire & Glamour and campaigns for clients such as L'Oreal, Nivea, Herbal Essence & M&S.

Karin lives in Surrey with her husband, 2 kids and numerous pets.


Instagram: @karindarnell