About Sara

I am completely vaccinated against Covid-19. Warrior Makeup Artist!

Sara Seidman Vance is an Emmy® nominated, award-winning makeup artist, innovator, and teacher. Her career in the industry has spanned decades. Her passion for technology led her to be a part of the first ever continuity software for makeup artists long before digital photography took off. Her prosthetics and period work have garnered her praise and acclaimin addition to prestigious awards and nominations.

In response to COVID-19, Sara became a COVID-19 Compliance Officer/ Supervisor / Consultant. Click here to learn more about Sara’s COVID-19 sanitation certifications!

Still a working makeup artist, Sara has now decided to take her passion for storytelling and teaching and craft it into a platform to empower and educate rising makeup artists. By teaching them how to understand lighting and its influence on makeup, Sara is equipping the next generation of artists with the tools they need to thrive. Sara and this class have been taught for the I.A.T.S.E. locals and are now listed in the I.A.T.S.E Training Trust Fund Trainer Database.

Sara is twice Emmy® nominated, multiple Award-winning make-up artist who started in the business as a performer and Opera singer. Makeup found her. Sara has been featured in many prominent magazines for her work in the industry.   Sara was interviewed several times for her work on “Dawson’s Creek”, which she was make-up artist for Katie Holmes during the first three seasons. Sara has been in the Film and Television industry for over thirty years. She is a Journeyman in I.A.T.S.E Local #798.  She has been blessed with working with many celebrity talent, as well as, political figures in her career as a make-up artist. Her other awards range from Omni Intermedia, TVIA Peer, International Davey award, The Accolades, the American Pixel Academy – Pixie award, Telly and Aurora Awards for excellence in make-up and make-up effects. Sara has extensive experience with HD make-up for Live Broadcast in addition to her years of experience in Film, Television and Print mediums.

Because of her vast experience with the High Definition Medium and her strong background in lighting, Sara is considered one of the leading industry experts on lighting and makeup. Her teaching is the most comprehensive and focused instruction on lighting principles and its application for HD, 4K and 8K mediums that you will ever find. No other school or workshop teaches this kind of crucial working knowledge, and designed exclusively for makeup artists by a working makeup artist. See how makeup is greatly affected in different lighting situations on set and learn techniques in adjusting your makeup for any of these situations. Check here for the upcoming class Lighting for Makeup Artists 101 ©  taught by Sara. Sara is also known for her skill in corrective make-up application.  

In this day of digital media, it is important to know what will work for you, what will work against you and the correct use of make-up for today’s productions. Sara’s quote is: “It’s not about beauty, it’s about the illusion of reality!” It’s also about the make-up appearing organic on the skin and not distracting to the eye in the HD, 4K and 8K mediums. It’s about knowing every aspect of your craft, ie; color theory, lighting,lighting color theory, techniques of application and most important protecting the skin of your talent.

If you would like to know what the students think of the class, you can go to Reviews.