Lijha Stewart

Lijha Stewart is a Makeup Artist and Creative Director with over a decade of industry experience. She is known globally for her detailed eye and creative approach to makeup artistry, as well as her on camera presence and magnetic personality.

Working in Beauty, Fashion and Advertising Lijha creates iconic imagery and video that embody the essence of a brand. She loves inspiring and educating all levels of artists. She has worked an artist and trainer at M.A.C. Cosmetics and internationally as Director of Artistry and Education at MAKE UP FOR EVER. In addition to creating, writing and facilitating education programs for internal and external makeup artists, she worked as brand ambassador and media expert for on-camera content.


Accomplished at building relationships and experienced in product development and new launch strategies, she is the sought after for editor facing desk-sides and often solicited by Beauty Editors for her expertise. Lijha has a BA of Marketing Communications that she uses to connect brand messaging, education and artistry while platforming brand DNA and driving measurable results.


As a freelance makeup artist and brand consultant based in NYC, Lijha works with beauty brands like Sephora Collection, Danessa Myricks Beauty, Givenchy and Becca. Specializing in supreme on set artistry for beauty brands, global education, digital content creation, and branding through makeup artistry and education.


She is the Co-founder of THE CREATIVE MAKEUP, a boutique makeup brand founded on the the idea “That we are all artists, and makeup is our chosen medium.” Lijha is Co-creator of a makeup course called THE CREATIVE MAKEUP BOOTCAMP DIGITAL EXPERIENCE, an online and workshop based makeup course, focused on transforming the way makeup artist get and stay creative.

Lijha spends her time in between NYC, PARIS and LA focusing on creating makeup art, and capturing unique imagery, while building an artist community, and holding space for all creatives to thrive.

Instagram: @lijhajade