About EKD

SO NICE TO MEET YOU.

My guess is someone you trust mentioned my name or you stumbled upon my website. Whatever brought you this way, I’m really excited you’re here.

Where did it all start….?

After studying in London I was very excited to move to LA where I was extremely fortunate to learn from the best in the field to become a Hollywood Special Effects & Make-Up Designer. Within a few years I got the amazing opportunity to be a creative collaborator within a 3 times Oscar winning team at Stan Winston Studio, working on some of the most famous movies from Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Batman up to the Thor series
I still pinch myself sometimes.

 

This led me to 30 years of working experience with top International Celebrities in the Film and Beauty Industry, like directors, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton, Roman Polanski…actors like Leonardo di Caprio, George Clooney, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson and Denzel Washington as well as actresses like the amazingly talented Oscar winning actress, Natalie Portman, with whom connects me a 10 year long creative collaboration as her make-up artist, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jennifer Lawrence, amongst many, many other remarkable personalities.

Me with Oscar winning actress
Natalie Portman
on the set of
THOR, The Dark World

So, after creating ILLUSIONS for the Big Screen & the Beauty Industry for many years, I now build on my 30-year award winning Hollywood experience by putting my REALISTIC know-how towards empowering you to make your own well informed decisions about your most appropriate Skincare & Make-Up product choices through a cutting edge signature approach.

THE WAY I DO THIS is by helping you create your own personal, Skincare & Make-Up Wardrobe called:

EKD FaceWardrobe

THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR OWN CHOICES

I’ve had the great privilege of meeting women from around the world from all walks of life. And I had the joy to help them with their beauty confidence for thirty years. Women like you who want to take on the day—whatever challenges may come—with a positive self-image, can-do attitude, and sense of calm.

Although we all have our beauty ideals, the one thing anyone can do to be truly beautiful is to be honest to oneself. Accept yourself for who you are and dont try to copy another person. That would dilute beauty as beauty is individual and unique.

We all have that “magic” inside but it will not be able to show itself if you are searching to look like somebody else.

At its core, beauty isn’t just physical. It shows up in the way you present yourself, act, experience the world, and influence how others perceive you. True beauty comes from the confidence within yourself about who you are.

Show this confidence in a healthy way and you might find that people are starting to want to copy you, no matter how you look.

“ NOTHING MAKES A WOMAN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE
BELIEF THAT SHE IS BEAUTIFUL”

–Sophia Lauren

SOME OF MY LOVELY CLIENTS

10 YEARS CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH 
NATALIE PORTMAN

What My Celebrity Clients Say About Me…

“ Eileen has the greatest smile and energy to be around with on a long working day under the lights and in front of a camera.

With her creative inputs that more then often seem unconventional, she manages to make you still feel beautiful even at the end of the day”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Eileen is from my hometown in Austria and I have known her for many years.

She possesses exceptional talent and technical knowledge in Special Effects and Beauty make-up and above all, the rare and unique creative imagination to combine both.

Through her work with me and others over the years, Eileen has shown, that she is a tremendous asset to the Film and Beauty Industry”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ I could never have done without Eileen ! She makes me always look so beautiful, keeps me sane and makes me laugh. Despite all the hard work, I have such an amazing time thanks to her. I can’t wait to do it again and again. I miss her until then ”

Famke Janssen

“ I can’t say enough about Eileen. Not only is she great at both, real looking Beauty and Special Effects make-up, she is also very organized and a really great person.

I always thought Eileen to be so wonderfully sophisticated together with being extremely talented and unique in her trade. I consider her someone whose future holds great opportunity.

Anything she puts her creativity to, she can handle it all. I will definitely work with her again”

Diane Keaton

“ Eileen, thank you so much once again for all your hard work. You are truly extraordinary in your creative abilities and so much fun to be around.

Thank you also for always looking after me with such diligence and love – Well done my love and lets do it again soon xx”

Jude Law

Eileen, my dream, my lovely friend, you did my beautiful makeup when I could not wake up, I drive you round the bend – love you !! Love, Minnie xoxo”

Minnie Driver

Eileen’s skills are outstanding in ALL aspects of make-up, a rare case in this business where new techniques and products enter the market on a daily basis.

I have seen her transform faces with the most extraordinary technical finesse. Besides, she has such a happy and inspiring spirit that you are drawn into her creative world and want to explore it more”

Christopher Lambert

What Some Of  YOU Say About Me…

I have no doubt that going through the EKD FaceWardrobe will save me so much time and money - all of which I wasted over many years. It has given me the guidelines to stay on course with what counts when it comes to my product choices. I loved creating my personal “FaceWardrobe” with Eileen that gives me guaranteed solutions relevant to just me

Philippa Dunns

Defining the kind of results I wanted — before creating it — was an AHA moment for me. I've been concious and engaged with what I thought was reliable information out there. This podcast series has helped me to see the difference between promises and facts. I'd never thought about it in that manner before. I am so grateful for having a clearer path ahead of me that I can follow now, knowing that I can achieve what’s right for me. THANK YOU!

Venus Mushapaidzi

Wish that all women can feel beautiful today and to know Eileen!

Diana Gorgos

The EKD FaceWardrobe is a great find for me ! Its easy understandably nature helped cut through the haze of not-knowing and overwhelm that I felt with all the information overload we get every day from all angles. Thank you for cutting through some confusion and misinterpretation.

Lena Ski