With almost two decades worth of professional experience in the industry, Elite International Makeup Artist, Raine Tauber, has perfected her craft. Currently based in South Africa, Raine’s career started serendipitously, when she began assisting her mother, who worked in the film and fashion industry, on set. As a familiar face around studios, a photographer called on her one day when he needed a make-up artist to assist urgently – and that’s when her journey in beauty began.

From that day onwards, her passion for makeup and the energetic industry grew. She continued to freelance for six years before joining MAC Cosmetics and, shortly after, due to her keen eye, deft hand and fiery dedication, became a part of the training team. In this role she was responsible for the development of retail teams, and went on to become the Global Senior Artist for South Africa, spending a total of ten years with the brand.

Raine’s career has taken her around the world, where she has worked behind-the-scenes at fashion weeks in Paris, London and Milan, creating runway looks for big-name designers like John Galliano, Lanvin and Moschino. She has also prepped and primed some of the world’s most renowned models, like Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber. Back home, she has managed the South African fashion week makeup teams for the last decade, cementing her place as a sought-after and extremely competent leader, too.

Further to this, her work has been featured in international publications, including i-D and Elegant magazine, as well as local big hitters Cosmopolitan, ELLE and Marie Claire.