5Qs: Makeup Artist Maddie Austin

She’s no stranger to the industry for only being in the industry for six years. A staple on set when it comes to bringing collections and editorial to life, Maddie Austin has had the extreme pleasure and rewarding opportunities to work with some of the most award-winning hairstylists, photographers and fashion stylists in the biz.

Who: Maddie Austin

What: Makeup Artist

Where: London, England

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Maddie Austin

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Our site/publication is called Industrie and we spelled it with an “ie” on purpose – it’s the French way of spelling Industry and was once defined as an artisan who works with their hands to create things of beauty and substance. So tell us, how do you define beauty and substance?

To define beauty and substance, beauty is only really skin deep. The most beautiful people are the people who are genuine.

What other creative outlets besides do you explore/practice?

Outside of work, I love interiors and hunting around the second-hand flea markets and bricka brack shops for treasures for my home. I also sew, when I have the time!

What’s your personal motto/favorite quote?

“An open heart is an open mind.” ~ Dalai Lama

When have you felt the most vulnerable in your career?

It was at the very beginning of my career. I was at my most vulnerable after I left university and decided to make the move to London. It was the beginning of the recession and moving to a big city from a small town was daunting.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I recieved was from a makeup artist I used to assist at the beginning of my career. She told me, “There’s no point in worrying about things you can’t change, so just move on, onwards and upwards.”


What are the top three things that make you happy?

  1. Hearing my daughter giggle.
  2. Being by the sea.
  3. Quality time with my friends and family.

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