Attracta Courtney is an international make-up artist, former health-care professional and Founder of the prestigious Attracta Beauty Awards. She has spent the last two decades establishing herself as one of the most respected names in the industry. She always brings together her love of fashion, beauty-wellness and art into her work. She is renowned for her unique signature style: fresh, unexpected and always beautiful.
From the most prestigious glossy magazines to the hottest runways, Attracta’s work is regularly in the spotlight. Gracing the pages of the leading titles, from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar, Elle to Vanity Fair, Attracta’s modern, elegant look is constantly in demand by editors and art directors across the board. With a wealth of hands-on experience behind her, Attracta’s extensive knowledge is regularly called upon to be shared in sell-out talks, exclusive masterclasses and magazine features. Whether it’s a trend tip for a Beauty Editor or a lecture on the history of make-up, Attracta is a trusted voice of authority - a fact that has led her to consult and write for leading beauty brands such as Prada Beauty, Bourjois, Bioderma and L’Oréal.
In a natural progression for her as a thought-leader, Attracta published her first book, 8A back in 2009, a copy of which is in the archives at the V&A museum. A compilation of style, fashion, beauty and art, it was a space where Attracta could celebrate beauty in all its unique forms. The book was therefore the beginning of Attracta’s mission to champion ‘Slow Beauty’ and challenge the false reality of airbrushed imagery and embrace the honesty of natural beauty. She is passionate to highlight that ageism is not acceptable today in any area and to slow down the angst for instant perfection by addressing the language we currently use in our beauty vocabulary.
Today, Attracta is once again pioneering a first for the beauty industry: The Attracta Beauty Awards. The first ever Awards to be created by a make-up artist, these awards recognise exceptional professional experts, beauty brands and provide a platform for promising emerging ones. Now in their ninth year, the awards continue Attracta’s mission: to highlight the importance of skin health, age-maintenance, emotional and physical wellness and encourage people to create beauty with integrity.
Arthur Elgort, Jamie Morgan, Richard Bush, Perry Ogden, Lord Snowden, Lord Lichfield, Boo George, Roger Deckker, Jonas Bresnan, Kai Z Feng, Laurence Ellis, Jeon Seung Hwan, Rafael Stahelin, Torkil Gudnason, Patrick Dermarchelier, Rankin, David Bailey, Dusan Reljin, Nadav Kander, Ellen Von Unwerth, Michelangelo di Battista, Jason Kibbler, David Vasiljevic, Julian Broad, Norbert Schoerner, Paola Kudacki, Simon Emmet, Vincent Peters, David Slijper, Simon Lipton, Kevin MacKintosh, Pascal Chevallier, Chris Craymer, Robert Erdmann, Mary McCartney, Ruven Afanador, Arthur Meehan, Luca Campri, Ben Weller, Sean & Seng, John Akehurst, Kt Auleta, Anne Menke, Yelena Yemchuk, Catherine Servel, Jonty Davis, Ben Watts, James Meakin, Sean Cook, Sean Gleeson, Adam Whitehead, Cometti, Bryan Adams, Simon Thiselton, Zanna, Kristian Schuller, Kourtney Roy, Robi Rodriguez, Blommers & Schumm, Kate Davis-Macleod, Harry Crowder, Justin Borbely, William Selden, Rhys Frampton, Daniel Riera, Phillipe Salomon, Hugo Glendinning, Colin Bell, Alex Bramall, Henry Bourne, Hiroshi Kutomi, Mark Newton, Matthew Eades, Benjamin Kaufmann, Andy Eaton, Oliver Pearce, Ezra Patchett, Dan Hack, Simon Songhurst.
Vogue (British, German, Hellas, Russian) Teen Vogue, POP, W, Vman, Elle (UK,USA) Glamour (UK,USA) Harpers Bazaar (UK, USA, Arabia), Interview, Vanity Fair, Purple, Another Man, GQ Italia, Tatler, InStyle, Dazed & Confused, Oyster, Self, Style, Lula, Material Girl, Marie Claire, Details, GQ, Hercules, Crash, Grazia, Bon, 125, Rodeo, Jane, L’Officel (Paris, Brasil), Volt, ID Online, Vogue Italia, Wall Street Journal, D Magazine, Intersection, PaperPlanes, Glass, Please, Stylist, Teen Tatler, Citizen K, Zoo, Porter, The GentleWoman, The Edit, German Flair, Vanity Fair Spain, German Flair, Grazia, ES Magazine.
McQ, Twenty8Twelve, Aveda, Aquascutum, Anthropologie, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus,
J Crew, H&M, Jaeger, Alice Temperley for Target, Victoria Secret’s, Amanda Wakeley, Wolford, Dove, Nivea, Vichy, Vertu, Nike, Wrangler, Radley, Westfield, Clarkes, Charnos, Ben Sherman, Daks, Boden, Macy’s, B Store, BHS, Oasis, Dorothy Perkins, M&S, John Smedley, Chris & Tibor, Joules, Gant Rugger, Firetrap, Needle&Thread, LK.Bennett, Cutler & Gross, Angela Cassidy, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Bourjois, AOK, Diadermine, Rolex, COS, Halcyon Days, SportFX, The White Company, Sunsoul, MZ Skin, The Fold, Pure Collection, Diane Kordas, Via Outlets, Ellesse, Olay, Via Outlets, NRBY, GOSSARD, KALITA, BOOTS No.7
Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Natalia Vodianova, Princess Eugenie, Irina Shayk, John Legend, Idris Elba, Heidi Klum, Kristy Young, Jack O’Connell, Sienna Miller, Felicity Jones, Hayley Atwell, Jerry Hall, Nigella Lawson, Georgia May Jagger, Jasmine Guinness, Jade Parfitt, Jodie Kidd, Elle Macpherson, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Daisy Lowe, Camilla Belle, Kelis, Lauren Bush, L’Wren Scott, Emily Mortimer, Heath Ledger, Gemma Ward, Theodora Richards, Alexandra Richards, Aaron Johnson, Tamsin Egerton, Sam Taylor Wood, Oasis, Duran Duran, Jamie Hince, Liberty Ross, Jade Jagger, Elizabeth Jagger, Minnie Driver, Sadie Frost, Romola Garai, Mischa Barton, Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auermann, Lykke Li, Charli XCX, Cora Corre, Delfina Delettrez, Pippa Middleton, Eugenie Niarchos, Susie Wolff, Tuppence Middleton, Rose Leslie, Virginie Clarins-Courtin, Morgane Polanski, Lily Cole, Mimi Xu, Laura Whitmore, Cesc Fàbregas, Ralph Fiennes, India Hicks, Sophie Okonedo, Jamael Westman, Sir Ian McKellen, Andrew Garfield, Letitia Wright, Richard Madden, Taron Egerton, Andrew Scott, Wendell Pierce, Johanna Konta, James Ward.
Aquascutum, Amanda Wakeley, Ronik Zilka, Maria Grachvogel, Twenty8Twelve, Jaeger, Paul Costelloe, Zoe Jordan, McQ Video, David Koma, Orla Kiely, Felder|Felder, Palmer/Harding, Fashion for Conservation - Mother of Pearl - Deborah Milner.