Amanda Christan Burran

  • makeup artist ~ beauty expert ~ spokesperson


    Amanda Christan has worked as a makeup artist in the beauty and fashion industry for over 18 years in New York. She is a well- known beauty expert and her work has appeared in leading fashion magazines like Harper's Bazaar, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone. Her makeup has also been seen on the runways of New York fashion week. Her celebrity clients have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone and Isabella Rossellini, to name a few. Her work has also taken her to the Grammy Awards, working with musicians Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple and Joan Baez. Amanda Christan has been the spokesperson for major cosmetic companies in America including Max Factor and Bourjois. She has made national television appearances and press events with top beauty editors. Through her art and love of makeup, she has worked to create a space where all women can feel beautiful in their own skin. Amanda Christan brings a positive energy to all the women she works with to promote a feeling of beauty and peace within.


    Amanda's approach to make-up is simple, wear want you love and experiment with color. She uses vibrant color in different ways that one might not expect like a Gold shimmer eyeshadow with a light lilac kind of lip or try a mix of peachy orange eyeshadow with a super nude matte lip. It’s all about a modern look that can also work in the real world. All the models love to see Amanda on their shoots because of her beautiful make-up and good energy. She starts each Make-up application with an aromatherapy face and neck massage to relax the models and create a beautiful canvas to start with. Amanda brings more to a shoot than just Make-up. For her it's about making people feel good and comfortable with their own unique beauty. Amanda has worked in the fashion and beauty industry for over 15 years. Doing make-up for editorial and advertising bookings. A well known beauty expert and creator of original make-up artistry and concepts.


    S. Jakes, Yale University

    Amanda Christan is not only an experienced, talented and sure-handed make up artist, she also has remarkable ability to connect with people and put them at ease. From the first time we talked on the phone and throughout our trial session Amanda Christan had an uncanny knack for knowing just what I needed and wanted and delivering it with charm, humor and the kind of enthusiasm that comes from doing what you love. She showed the same sensitivity and insight with my mother and my mother in law on the day of my wedding. The atmosphere she created was warm and relaxed. We left for the wedding looking our best and still looking like ourselves. I could not recommend her more highly.

    Faisal Al-Juburi, Event Designer

    Amanda Christan Burran's work is breathtaking and perfectly tailored to her client's wishes. It is her expertise and incomparable talent together with her professionalism and beauty of spirit that make her a joy with whom to work - and a necessity for those in the wedding industry. When I am tasked with making sure that a bride is at her most beautiful and happy, Amanda Christan is and will remain an integral part of my formula. She has truly mastered her craft.

    Kelly, New York

    Amanda Christan is truly the most talented makeup artist I have worked with. She did an absolutely AMAZING job on the makeup for my mom and I on my wedding day. Amanda Christan is a beautiful person both inside and out who takes great pride and care in her work and clients. I felt she really took the time to get to know me through our consult so that my makeup reflected who I was. She spent hours to create a look that I was excited and comfortable with. She was so thorough, taking notes and pictures after our consult, which put my mind at ease going into the day of. On my wedding day, I truly felt like a supermodel. I can't stop marveling at my pictures and at how stunning yet natural my makeup came out. A perfect balance of being “done up” without looking or feeling overdone. On top of being incredibly talented, what also sets Amanda Christan apart is her sweet and peaceful yet engaging personality. She makes everyone around her feel comfortable and worked well with the other vendors I had vying for time on my wedding day. It was an absolute joy to have her share the most important day of my life.


    Since I got married in a different state then I lived in, I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to find the right person to do our makeup. The minute I spoke to Amanda Christan on the phone I knew I had to work with her!! I only met her the week before our wedding at her beautiful home for our test run. She made me feel so relaxed (And I needed this with the wedding just days away) and the environment was so peaceful and warm, it was one of my favorite memories of that week. She even had a space for my husband to chill and relax and he loved it too....he didn't want to leave!! Then came the wedding day and Amanda Christan was my saving grace the day of the wedding. It was a bit stressful, but the minute Amanda Christan stepped in she brought a sense of peace and comfort that we all needed. All my bridesmaids loved her as I knew they would. I was a bit of mess because of some hiccups we had with hair that day, but she just kept me grounded and didn't take any of my stress personally and just stayed her calm self and did a beautiful job on all of us. She definitely loves what she does, she takes great pride and care in her work and it shows. I would 100% recommend Amanda Christan to any bride or anyone wanting the best makeup artist, but beyond that the most beautiful person inside and out.


    Featured in Modern Luxury Manhattan Edition 2017

    Focused on organic skincare and nontoxic cosmetics, Amanda Christian Burran believes beauty is inextricably tied to well-being. Her clients, such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Natalie Portman., agree. "My vision is natural but powerful, like mixing a smoky eye with a pale pink lip," she says. "I adore a sheer foundation that lets the skin shine through."

  • Partial list of clients and creatives that Amanda has proudly served.


    Anna Paquin
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    Catherine Keener
    Natalie Portman
    Saffron Burrows
    BB King
    Thora Birch
    Allison Eastwood
    Angelina Jolie
    Ben Affleck
    Brooke Shields
    Chloe Sevigny
    Fiona Apple
    Willem Dafoe
    Isabella Rossellini
    Kate Winslet
    Mark Wahlberg
    Matt Dillon
    Quincy Jones
    Rory Kennedy
    Blues Travelers
    Daisy Fuentes
    Duncan Sheik
    Foo Fighters
    Joan Baez
    Lucie De La Falaise
    Luscious Jackson
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Carmen Ejogo
    Rupert Everett
    Sheryl Crow
    Jean Tripplehorn
    Casper van Dien
    Kathleen Freeman
    Julian Perry
    Ossie Davis
    Kerry Washington
    Jeff Buckley
    Ruby Dee
    Andie McDowell
    Sharon Stone


    Michael Williams
    Patric Cariou
    Kenneth Willardt
    Nicolai Grosell
    George Holz
    Cherly Dunn
    Justin Kurland
    Edward Mapplethorpe
    Guy Aroch
    Bruce Davidson
    Cleo Sullivan
    David LaChapelle
    Andrew Southam
    Tony Kim
    Ben Watts
    Mark Seliger
    Stephan Danelian
    Pablo Ravazzani
    Didier Malige
    Holger Eckstein
    Joe McNally
    Nigel Parry
    Dan Forbes
    Peter Hannert
    Suza Scalora
    Amy Arbus
    Rainer Hosch
    Michael Falco
    Eric Ogden
    Guenter Parth
    Hans Gisinger
    Greg Sorenson
    Fabrizio Ferri
    Jock Sturges
    Sam Haskins
    Oliviero Toscani
    Larry Fink
    Erica Shires
    Greg Kadel
    Jonty Davies