Charlie Riddle helps to oversee every creative component of internationally-recognized brand, Jane Cosmetics. Charlie is somewhat of an international phenomenon himself. Born in Sydney, Australia, Charlie’s family moved to the Pacific Northwest during his formative years, where he was raised before making his way to Manhattan to pursue his dream of professional makeup artistry. He attributes his upbringing in a natural wonderland to his perpetual fascination by nature’s own elegance. “Seeing a color of a flower and visualizing it on the lips or re-imagining the texture of a fish scale to a mermaid eye, this is what inspires me,” says Charlie.
Charlie has long seen the creative nature of beauty as therapeutic. He’s always in his element when he’s brush-in-hand, about to transform his latest client. Charlie also believes beauty has strong ties to fashion and that something as simple as a lip color can create an incredible style statement and communicate a specific trend. Speaking of trends, Charlie’s favorite is one that is simple, timeless and classic. His signature look is undone and minimalist.
When he’s not shaping the creative direction of the brand, Charlie routinely serves as a backstage veteran at New York Fashion Week, where he contributed to trendsetting makeup looks at Rebecca Minkoff, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Alice & Olivia, Trina Turk, Honor, Lela Rose and Elizabeth & James. He has also worked with a roster of celebrity clients, such as Kylie Jenner and Jaime King.