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Claire Donnelly Bio

Claire DonnellyExclusive Multi-Media Makeup Artist for WarPaint International


Claire Donnelly Bio

Claire DonnellyExclusive Multi-Media Makeup Artist for WarPaint International

Claire Donnelly

WarPaint International Artisan of the Year 2016!

WarPaint International Bridal Consultant of the Year 2018!


You can book Claire for:

  • Multi-media makeup applications
  • Corporate Events, Galas or other Fabulous Ocassions
  • Personal Shopping & Makeup Lessons

Claire Donnelly. Exclusive Makeup Artist with WarPaint International Beauty Agency

Claire Donnelly

An Exclusive WPI Makeup Artisan.

The Bride Experience

What makes your artistry unique?

My devotion to fine detail and realism. Whether I am working on a beautiful bride, or a grotesque creature from your nightmares, my main focus is to capture that sense of realism in my work. In addition to my client's happiness, executing a makeup that the audience truly believes in is one of the most important things to me as an artist.

What inspires you?

Most of my inspiration stems from film. When I watch movies I often take notes of not only the makeups I would like to learn to replicate, but also how I can take those makeups and tweak them to create something of my own. My fascination of and inspiration from film has also led to my dedication to realism which sets me apart as an artist!

WarPaint Artisan Since

February 2016

Style Icon

Leighton Meester as "Blair Waldorf" on Gossip Girl is my ultimate style icon. Her character's ability to put a unique spin on a classic look is something that I try to emulate in both my wardrobe and my makeup applications.


  • Creating new characters and creatures through the use of SFX makeup techniques.
  • Cooking and Baking.
  • Downhill Skiing.
  • Sewing.
  • Anything "crafty!"

Specialty: Special Effects Makeups, and creating flawless skin and perfect eyebrows!

Education & Experience

While obtaining my Bachelor degree in Communications at the University of St. Thomas, I worked as a freelance makeup artist. During that time I worked as an artist for multiple weddings, fashion shoots, editorial shoots, as well as proms and special events. Upon Graduation I was accepted into the Joe Blasco Makeup Artistry Training Center in Orlando, Florida where I graduated at the top of my class. Since the completion of my training I have continued to work in the wedding industry and beauty industry, but have also had the wonderful opportunity to expand into the world of editorial and television makeup artistry. My work has been seen on both local (Twin Cities Live, Channel 5 News) and national (History Channel & Entertainment Tonight) broadcasting networks.

I was also named WPI Artisan of the Year for the year 2016. I am so honored to have received this award and am excited to continue to grow with WarPaint International!

WarPaint International Academy Certifications.
• Makeup Master Skills 2016
• Safety & Sanitation 2017

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Claire Donnelly Portfolio

Claire Donnelly’s Portfolio

Claire Donnelly Portfolio

Claire Donnelly’s Portfolio



Claire Donnelly has a diverse portfolio of clients with work ranging in Bridal, Consumer, Editorial, Commercial, Television & Celebrity.