Erin Bigg has launched her own cosmetics line and was a 2012 makeup artist of the year finalist.
Erin Bigg has launched her own cosmetics line and was a 2012 makeup artist of the year finalist. Rob Williams

Business is beautiful for make-up girl Erin

IPSWICH make-up artist Erin Bigg is making a stamp on the beauty industry after launching her self-titled cosmetic line - Erin Bigg Cosmetics.

The entrepreneur's brush with success reached new heights last week as models donned her 108-piece colour collection on the catwalk of the country's most glamorous fashion event of the year - Sydney's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

With a list of clients including the likes of My Kitchen Rules hosts Pete Evans and Manu Feildel, active wear retailer Lorna Jane and the Playboy Bunnies, the 29-year-old saw the launch of her own make-up range as the next step in her career.

"I've always wanted to do it," Mrs Bigg said.

"I have built a following over the years and lots of people were asking me for products after a makeover and I thought why not create my own line."

Based at her home studio in Springfield, Mrs Bigg's ability to transform a face into a flawless piece of art was recognised when she was named Queensland finalist in the coveted the Australian Beauty Industry Award last year.

Her new make-up line features products for professional artists as well as the everyday consumer.

The range, manufactured in New York, includes a mineral collection, parabin-free and fragrance-free products.

"It's going well, I have two stockists and there are more on the way," Mrs Bigg said.

"To have artists using my products on the runway is really exciting."

Mrs Bigg's collection is available online at erinbiggcosmetics.com.au.


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