About Ulla


Ulla Gaudin

Ulla Gaudin is a recognized professional makeup artist and founder of Cinematics by Ulla, the only online makeup course that focuses solely on teaching TV and film makeup. With a 20 year career working in the international stage, film, and television industries, she has contributed her makeup artistry expertise to such films as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and All the King’s Men and has worked alongside several award winning actors such as Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, Laura Dern, Sean Penn and Kristen Stewart.

Ulla’s expertise includes prosthetic makeup, wig making and educating aspiring artists. She has mentored and educated hundreds of future artists in Finland, England and the United States.

Ulla is a firm believer in supporting others and giving back to her community. She sits on the board of the Metro Centers for Community Advocacy and the ABWA (American Business Women Association) chapter in New Orleans where she resides with her husband and two adorable children. 

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What I believe in

Some people are born singers or salespeople. I was born a makeup artist and stylist. Before I could tie my shoes, I was coloring my dolls’ faces with Sharpies, cutting their hair or sewing pieces for their next fashion show.

Despite some raised eyebrows and “That’s not a real career” from the people closest to me, I decided to follow my heart and went through a rigorous 4-year degree program and internships at Cosmetology School in my native Finland. I was living my early childhood dream!

After working years in TV, film and theater in Finland, and a few years stint in England, I moved to U.S (to Hawaii to Florida to Louisiana… yep, I lived in New Orleans during Katrina). I have kept my passion alive and have now worked with big names and big brands in the film and commercial industry for over 20 years.

I love being part of the "magic" whether it's for a movie, commercial or a printed image. I strongly believe we are better together, all working for the same end result. Being courteous and pleasant towards your fellow crew members is the number one rule I live by.

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