I have worked sixteen years as a Professional Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist in Film, Television, Commercial, Music Videos, Political, Interactive Media, Editorial Print and Life Style. Throughout this time I have worked at all levels from Day Checker to Department Head with my work encompassing beauty make-up to practical and advanced make-up effects. I have trained and worked with top Hollywood make-up artist’s specializing in HD TV and Film, Special Effects, Prosthetics, Lace, Character, Tattoos and Airbrush.

I have a strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment. I am able to organize and control job responsibilities, particularly the accuracy and productivity related to work flow. I am detail oriented with excellent problem solving skills. I am able to interpret the make-up and hair requirements of clients and produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation. I am efficient, punctual, and able to communicate clearly with producers and directors. I relate well with clients and talent. I am IMDB listed and I also hold a current 2017 cosmetology license. 

My celebrity client list includes:

     • Susan Sarandon
     • Elisabeth Shue
     • Maureen Ohara
     • Abigail Breslin
     • Alessandro Nivola
     • Peter Stormare
     • Joel David Moore 
     • Frances Fisher
     • Brittany Snow 
     • Frank Whaley
     • Chris Masterson
     • Shawn Johnson
     • Evette Rios 
     • Laurie Smith 
     • Rocco Dispirito
     • Sandra Lee 
     • Ellie Krieger
     • Slipknot


​     • Newt Gingrich
     • Rick Santorum
     • Rick Perry
     • Michelle Bachmann

My work has appeared on:

     • The CW - Dream Qwest
     • CBS Recipe Rehab
     • NBC Today Show
     • CNN Nightly News
     • CBS Early Show
     • Rachael Ray
     • Latin Grammy Awards
     • Nintendo Wii Commercial
     • MSN Life Style Channel
     • Miss America Pageant Tucson, Arizona WE TV

My work has been featured in:

     • ESPN the Magazine
     • Glamour Magazine
     • Parents Magazine
     • Disney Books
     • Nordstrom 
     • Walmart 
     • Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
     • Ladies Home Journal
     • Pepsico Hispanic Publication for Pepsi Corp.
     • Kraft Food & Family Magazine
     • Publix

My work has also appeared on the front covers of:
     • Figure Magazine
     • Diet Magazine

I have been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and interviewed on ABC World News Tonight.

When not working on a project I am currently teaching HDTV and Film makeup at EI school for professional makeup in Hollywood, California

I have taught make-up courses at Iowa State University as a key speaker and makeup artist educator for Broadcast News courses.  

I have received extensive make-up training with Jane Galli in Los Angeles, California. I am a current licensed Cosmetologist and IMDB listed.

As a child, I developed my creative expression for the arts through drawing, painting and playing piano.                                                       It wasn't until high school that I was first exposed to the Film, Television and Print industry as a model and actress myself.               I was absolutely fascinated by the make-up and hair artist's ability to completely transform an individual.

It was then I discovered another creative form 
of art. My passion for design, creation and travel enables me to experience my work 
as an artist... truly free to dream, explore, love, inspire and be inspired!
Mary-Kate Gales   Makeup & Hair Artist    phone: 515.240.5242     email: marykatemakeup@gmail.com