I’m Matat. I’m a trainee makeup artist with ScreenSkills Trainee Finder in the UK.   

I was born and raised in Israel. Back then I worked in psychiatric care, in the prison system and I’ve also served in the IDF (Israeli Defence Force). Now that I’m in the UK, I’m volunteering with SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity, to give back.

A couple of years after I came out of the service, I moved to Spain, and lived in Madrid for 8 glorious years, the last 2 of which were dedicated to studying makeup.

In 2013 I moved to the UK and started working in the Locations department in film and TV productions, working my way up to Unit Manager. I did this for about 4 years with the ultimate aim of pursuing my real passion for Hair and Makeup.

I’ve recently been accepted to the ScreenSkills Trainee Finder Scheme, which I’m very proud to be a part of, and I’m finally carving my way into making my passion and my dreams a reality.