About Me

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Sam Cooper


Samantha’s interest in skincare and beauty was evident from an early age.  In order to nurture this interest into the beginnings of a career, she sought specialised treatment training at Champney’s Spa Group.  Through hard work, talent and determination she was awarded a place at the prestigious Glauca Rossi School of Make-Up in London, studying fashion make-up.

After being offered a position at Lancôme, as part of the ‘Artist’ team for Selfridges, she was invited to apply her skills at The BAFTA Awards.  This proved to be the catalyst needed to launch her into a career of decorated achievements, and a list of clients she still feels truly humbled and honoured to be working with.

Some of her editorials include: L’Uomo Vogue, Billboard, GQ, Attitude, OUT, Noctis, Grazia, and Rolling Stone Magazine. Sam’s professionalism and adaptability have proven invaluable in the pressurised environment of live TV work, music videos and film. Working with some amazing talent; Lindsay Lohan, Gillian Anderson, Samantha Morton,  Joanna Lumley, Miranda Richardson, Abigail Clancy and Lily Cole.

Samantha also has extensive male grooming experience, having worked alongside Hollywood actors like Matthew Perry, Kit HarringtonJeremy Piven,  Kevin Spacey, iconic figures such as David TennantDerren Brown and Tom Daley, and internationally famous comedians Eddie Izzard, Greg Davies and Ricky Gervais.

As part of her ongoing collaborations with Duran Duran, of over a decade now, she has worked on (and featured in!) the infamous ‘All You Need Is Now’ video.  Her experience in music make-up also features, Snow Patrol,  Dizzee Rascal and Laura Marling.  In addition to this, Samantha has worked on beauty advertorials for ROC Skincare and commercials for Pretty Polly, Dune, Jaeger, Moss Bros, Nikon and Ann Summers.

Her trademark is her lightweight application.  Samantha feels: “skin should always be glowing and natural, I am a great believer that less can often be more, not to drown features but to enhance.” Coming from a skincare background, she has vital experience with the finest products on the market, and builds relationships with brands to ensure she has access to the very latest innovations and best products, resulting in an amazing finish, tailored for each individual.


Actors/Actresses and TV Personalities

Kevin Spacey
Matthew Perry
Lindsay Lohan
Jeremy Piven
Kit Harrington
Gwendoline Christie
Danny Dyer
Rose Leslie
Martin Freeman
Stacey Dooley
Eddie Izzard
Jessica Raine
Noel Clarke
Adam Deacon
Louis Walsh
Derren Brown
Simon Callow
Dervla Kirwan
Richard Armitage
Richard Hammond
Miranda Richardson
Samantha Morton
Ken Stott
Ben Batt
James Norton
Amanda Lamb
Sly Bailey
Sir Anthony Sher
Rosemary Schrager
David Harewood
Jodhi May
Gina McKee
Gillian Anderson
Graham Norton
Brian Cox
David Tennant
Chris Evans
Sarah Ferguson, Dutchess of York
Bonnie Knight
Ruth Jones
James Corden
Rob Brydon
Piers Morgan
Mark Watson
Maxine Peake
David Morrissey
Christopher Eccleston
Christopher Biggins
Ed Stoppard
Diana Quick
Joanna Lumley
Colin Murray
Richard Dreyfuss
Natasha McElhone
David Suchet
Rebecca Hall
Harry Hill
Lee Mack
Sinead Cusack
Len Goodman
Philip Glenister
Chris Moyles
Sid Owen
Jean Christophe Novelli
Elizabeth McGovern
Aggie MacKenzie
Amanda Levete
Simon Russell Beale
Hayley Holt
David Walliams
Matt Lucas
Ricki Gervais
Charlie Brooks
Laura Carmichael
Zoë Wanamaker
Marc Warren
Giles Coren
Keeley Hawes
Abigail Clancy
Janice Dickinson
Germaine Greer
Amanda Donohoe
Miranda Sawyer
Shazia Mirza
Sheridan Smith
Susan Murray
Lesley Waters
Clemency Burton-Hill
Nina Wadia
Sir David Attenborough
Michael Parkinson
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Jamie Oliver
John Torode
Gregg Wallace
Antonio Carluccio OBE
Gennaro Contaldo
Russell Howard
Paul Merton
Armstrong and Miller
Eric Idle
Barry Humphries
Lady Isabella Harvey
Dennis Waterman
Connie Fisher
George Cole



Engelbert Humperdinck
Kian Egan
Laura Marling
Bill Wyman
Ed Drewett
Dizzee Rascal
Snow Patrol
Sir Tim Rice
Sir Thomas Allen
James Blunt
Forever Sickest Kids
Duran Duran:
Simon Le Bon
Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
Roger Taylor



Andy Murray
James Cracknall
Ben Ainslie
Giarnni Regini Moran
Carl Froch
Carl Frampton
Perri Shakes Drayton
Souray Ganguly
Alisa Camplin
Peter Wilson
Jana Rawlinson
Chris Rawlinson
Sydney Le Roux
Mitchell Johnson
Jessica Bratich


Fashion/Designers and Models

Nicky Haslam
Jasmine Guiness
Tamara Mellon
Jane Sheperdson
Sophie Anderton
Anna Fitzpatrick
Katrina Darling
Desmond Murray



Frances Osborne
Sir David Hare
Andy Harries
Sir Tom Stoppard
Micahel Frayn
Charles Sturridge
Rick Stroud
Jodi Picoult
Patrick Ness
Kazuo Ishiguro
Blake Morrison
Lynne Truss
Sarah Waters
Phillippa Gregory
Matt Rudd
Bonnie Greer
Alice Roberts
Sandi Toksvig
Hazel Blears
Ali Harris
Abi Morgan
Nicola Schindler
Allison Pearson
James Naughtie
Alex Von Tunzelmann
Kate Summerscale
Claire Tomalin
Ed Stourton
Xavier Salomon



L’Uomo Vogue
Easy Living
The Times
Rolling Stone
The Observer
House Beautiful
New Zealand Woman’s Day
Woman and Home
Australian Women’s Weekly
Details Magazine
Kerrang Magazine
Radio Times
The Sun
Future Music Magazine
Kings Chelsea



The X Factor
Britain’s Got Talent
The Jonathan Ross Show
The BAFTA Awards
Loose Women
Louis Walsh and Kian Egan’s Next Big Thing
Britain’s Missing Top Model
Channel 5
Living TV- Beauty and the Beast
The Andrew Marr Show
One Night Only – Duran Duran
The Comedy Awards
BBC Style on Trial
Sunday Night-Seven Network (Australia)
Pulse Films
Stink TV



Mercedes AMG Petronas F1
Jimmy Choo
Ann Summers
Saatchi & Saatchi
Phase 8
Caffè Nero
Fairy Liquid
Nadia Minkoff
The Old Vic Theatre
Moss Bros
Vidal Sassoon
Mikey London
London Fashion Week
Head Racket Sport
Browns Fashion
Burger King
Supreme Being
Genes for Jeans
The Perfectly Pink Co
The Specs Factory
Free Tibet Campaign
Etihad Airways
Pretty Polly
Alberta Ferretti
Juvederm Cosmetic
No Balls



Dan Kennedy
Mark Harrison
Nicky Johnston
Clive Arrowsmith
Ellis Parrinder
Patricia Niven
Jonathan Root
Ian Derry
John Wright
Trevor Leighton
Jason Sadourian
Claire Pepper
David Ellis
Michael Birt
Matt Holyoak
Slater King
Laurie Fletcher
Paul Harries
Neil Cooper
Ellis Parrinder
Andy Earl
Anders Schonnemann
Joel Anderson
Jason Jocye
Lottie Davies
Jonnie Malachi
Tom Howard
Mark Mawson
Søren Solkær Starbird
Alun Callender
Alex Maguire
Rick Guest
Andrew G. Hobbs
Stephanie Pistel
Sven Arnstein
John Carey
Kevin McDaid
John Angerson
Jorge Monedero
Ella Webber
Toby Maudsley
Mark Ashworth
Alexandra Cameron