Colleen Runné’s career as a makeup artist began as fine arts major, next came modeling and studying art in Paris.
Having been trained in the fine arts as a teenager and college, she has a painter’s sensibility. Colleen got her first real taste of makeup in art school in a makeup for theatre coarse. It was there she encountered a special visit from Japan’s famed Kabuki theatre’s lead artist with a member of the troop. The class was taught by the legendary master how to replicate the Kabuki makeup. It was her painter’s eye and technique that caught the attention of makeup maestro and legend, Dick Page, which landed her as his first assistant/protégé for 4 years.
Today Colleen is sought out for her artistic flair as well as her ability to create flawless skin. Her illustrations have become quite well known backstage during Fashion Week. She has keyed shows and presentations with top designers such as Organic by John Patrick, Tocca, KYE, Antonio Azzuolo, Band of Outsiders Menswear and Alasdair to name a few. She also keyed Céline’s Pre-Fall and Resort Presentations in New York for 6 seasons. Editorial: Teen Vogue, Vogue, The Last Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Schön!, UK Harper’s Bazaar, UK GQ, Nylon, models.com, L’Officiel She was also a featured artist on MAC PRO’s “Behind the Scenes” as well as noted as one of the Industry’s Next Biggest Names in Beauty by Refinery 29.