Clayton Reid

Born in Barry South Wales, Clayton grew up loving music and their obsession with glamorous, iconic women started at a young age whilst listening to Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige and RnB girl groups like En Vogue.

Their fascination with makeup and beauty started around 13 where Clayton realised they could self express through wearing makeup.

Professionally, Clayton has worked as a makeup artist for 9 years with NARS Cosmetics. They started their career as a part-time makeup assistant in John Lewis Cardiff and progressed to be the Senior Artist for the UK and Ireland.

Clayton would often support the NARS Artistry team backstage at fashion week for brands Erdem and JW Anderson.
Clayton also works with Christopher Kane and RIXO on their seasonal look books and their celebrity clients include Anna Brewster and supermodel Erin O Connor.

Clayton now also DJ’s as their alter ego ‘Butch Queen’ and is excited to be combining their love for beauty and music in an interactive and fun period makeup course at AOFM.