Priya Maharaj is an Atlanta based Local 798 Makeup Artist, whose love affair for all things beauty started at a very young age watching her mother getting glammed up for events, and was very curious about each product she was applying to her face. That love affair turned into a full time career in the makeup industry. Priya, now a professional makeup artist with over 10 years of experience, got her start in the industry by attending Make-up Designory(MUD) in Los Angeles California, where she received a journeyman degree. At MUD she fine tuned her skills in makeup for editorial, film/tv, commercial, hairstyling, Spfx and personal services.
Priya continues to follow and grow her passion for makeup through continuing education and keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. Also through her connections to the makeup community with The Powder Group, and as the Online Content Editor for On Makeup Magazine.
Priya’s hard work, makeup skills and etiquette has allowed her to continuously work on various film/television projects, commercials, and clients such as NBC’s Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, The Shadow Effect (with Jonathan Rhys Myers and Cam Gigandet), The Trumpet Awards 2015, Bounce TV, Haverty’s Furniture, Loupe Art, Apple TV. Celebrities such as Jonathan Rhys Myers, Terrence J., Brit Shaw, 8x Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno, former Yankee MLB player Nick Swisher, Dhani Jones, Kyle Martino, ESPN’s Kelvin Washington and many more. Her work has been featured in publications such as On Makeup Magazine, ShuString Magazine, and VoyageATL.