A place for MUA's to expand their artistry, refine their craft and gain industry insight.


I'm Mona Leanne
Founder of The Makeup Monster

I know how overwhelming navigating a freelance makeup career can be. More so now than ever in an industry that is constantly changing. I started my journey as a Makeup Artist back in 2012 with almost no formal training...

Since then I have:

  • Worked in London, New York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and Beijing.
  • Assisted 36 of the world's top Makeup Artist's.
  • Keyed 12 Fashion Week shows as Head Makeup Artist.
  • Designed the makeup for hundreds of photoshoots published in over 80 fashion magazines worldwide, including 17 front covers.
  • Become a Beauty Editor.
  • Signed to a major global agency.
  • Worked backstage as an assistant at over 275 Fashion Week shows for 110 of the world's leading fashion designers.

I created The Makeup Monster to share all my industry knowledge and practical makeup skills so others can achieve this too!