Born in Sydney, Christabel was always obsessed with beauty and fashion. After completing an Arts degree she started studying makeup. She began assisting many of Australia’s top makeup artists before heading overseas to Paris and then onto London.
As well as working regularly with top makeup artists Sam Bryant, Alex Box, Florrie White and Andrew Gallimore, she became esteemed international makeup artist Kay Montano’s First Assistant. On a daily basis Christabel was on-set for publications like British, Paris and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar, and had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top photographers, like Karl Lagerfeld, Tim Walker, Bruce Weber, Alasdair McLellan, Miles Aldridge and Ellen von Unwerth. She was also a regular fixture at London Fashion Week each season.
Currently living in Sydney she continues her freelance makeup career and is also Beauty Editor at Koncierge and L’Officiel magazines.