Our Story


The Contemporary Edit was founded by two Make-Up Artists with over 25+ years experience within the make-up industry. They found whilst working on Catwalks, TV, Theatre shows, Fashion Events they would always take a notebook or face charts that were not designed for industry professionals.

The Journal

The idea for the Make-Up Artist journal was born over 3 years ago, when looking for a new journal that would be for the upcoming year. The founders couldn’t find anything suitable to keep track of finances, bookings and creative ideas for potential shoots and clients – apart from either basic lined notebooks. The concept was to create a journal specifically to help make-up artists keep track of their diary, upcoming shoots, client information and other practical sections. After years of development, thorough user research and feedback from industry counterparts, the journal is now ready to help make-up artists all over the world.

Creative Publishing

Whilst developing the journal, the founders also noticed the lack of readily available face charts. Finding themselves having to photocopy or use poorly designed/manufactured charts, they decided to create their own to compliment the journal. This gave the founders the idea to not just create one product but develop a range of stationery and useful products for the creative industry.


We are creatives designing for creatives