ABOUT



Eli Wakamatsu is an internationally renowned makeup artist and beauty consultant.
Born and raised in Japan, Eli moved to London in the '80s, and was responsible for creating makeup for the iconic 1998 Prada campaign images with model Angela Lindvall.
She has worked closely with numerous high-end luxury labels, namely Prada, Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, Miu Miu, YSL and Alexander McQueen, iconic fashion editorial stories for The Face and Dazed & Confused, and countless celebrity clients for public appearances and photo shoots.

Some of Eli’s recent clients include Stella McCartney x Adidas, Adidas, The Body shop, Avon, Dove, Zara, Absolut Vodka, Savannah Miller, Paul Smith, Daks London, Agent Provocateur, John Lewis, Ted Baker, Stockman and M&S.

Her makeup has appeared recently in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Wonderland, The Guardian, Financial Times How to Spend it, Numero France, Marie Claire Italia, Hello Beauty, Grazia, Make Magazine, Also Journal, Russh Magazine, Volt and more.

Eli is an experienced consultant collaborating with many beauty brands who seek her unique insights into understanding consumer needs and the ever-evolving makeup trends. She is also highly sought after by cosmetic companies, market researchers  and trade organisations for her intrinsic ability to analyse trend forecasts. 

She is currently developing a natural beauty line with a team in Paris and remains available and interested in consulting with brands who have ethical and sustainable production at heart. 

When not working, Eli can usually be found  hanging out with her beloved Shiba Inu, Momo!





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CELEBRITIES
Alexa Chung
Anthony Hopkins
Beverley Knight
Björk
Carmen Ejiogo
Christina Ricci
Claudia Schiffer
Gabriella Wilde
Gisele Bündchen
Gwen Stefani
Elizabeth Hurley
Emma Thompson
Emma Bunton
Erin O'Connor
Helena Christensen
Jade Jagger
Jerry Hall
Jude Law
Karen Elson
Keira Knightley
LauraCarmichael
The Like
Lily Cole
Mary J Blige
Melanie Brown
Myleene Klass
PJ Harvey
Rachel Shenton
Rola
The Saturdays
Sharleen Spiteri
Shirley Manson
Sienna Miller
Sophie Skelton
Takeshi Kitano
Tamara Beckwith
Tilda Swinton
Thandiwe Newton
Vanessa Paradis
Zadie Smith
Zawe Ashton



CLIENTS
Absolut Vodka
Adidas
Agent Provocateur
Amazon
Aspinal London
Body Shop
Coca-Cola
Daks
Dove
Dunhill
Esprit
Fendi
Firetrap
Galleries Lafayette
GHD
H&M
Head & Shoulders
Jean Paul Gaultier
John Frieda
John Galliano
John Lewis
Johnson & Johnson
Joop!
Karl Lagerfeld
Katie Hillier
KIN
Levi’s
Marks & Spencer
Mercedes Benz
Missoni
Miu Miu
Net-a-Porter
Nike
Olsen
Paul Smith
Plein Sud
Philips
Prada
Stella McCartney
Smirnoff
This Girl Can
TU
VO5
Wella
Wonderbra
YSL Men



PHOTOGRAPHERS
Åsa Tällgård
Ash Reynolds
Arved Colvin-Smith
Azim Haidaryan
Bharat Sikka
Bridget Fleming
Bruno Barbazan
Bruno Ripoche
Chris Craymer
Clare Shilland
Charlie Campbell
David Bailey
David La Chapelle
David Oldham
Derrick Santini
Francois Rotger
Graeme Montgomery
Greg Williams
Gyslain Yarhi
Helen McArdle
Hiroshi Kutomi
Josh Hight
Karl Lagerfeld
Karina Taira
Kim Knott
Kim Myers Robertson
Koto Bolofo
Laura Bailey
Lena C.Emery
Lee Jenkins
Lily Bertrand-Webb
Lorenzo Agius
Magnus Reed
Mario Testino
Mark Saunders
Martin Brading
Matthew Eades
Max Cardelli
Michael Woolley
Mikael Jansson
Nadav Kander
Nick Kelly
Norbert Schoemer
Paul Farrell
Perry Ogden
Philip Newton
Rankin
Rick Truscott
Robbie Lawrence
Robert Erdmann
Rokas Dalius
Sean Ellis
Simon Crain
Steve Hiett
Takey
Tim Bret Day
Thiemo Sander
Trisha Ward
Troy Word
Tiziano Magni
Uli Weber
Vincent Dolman
Walter Chin
Wendy Bevan
Wendelien Daan
William Garrett






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