Miranda Joyce is a self-taught British make-up artist who has been working in the fashion industry since the mid-eighties. Her first vocation was as saxophone player in British Two Tone/Ska girl band, The Belle Stars. When the band split in 1985 Joyce continued in the music industry by doing make- up for bands, a stint that included a job for group Tears for Fears’ ‘Shout’ cover. Her move from music to fashion happened more by chance than design. She first met Nick Knight while he was taking band pictures for i-D at the infamous Taboo club, a venue known for its young and outlandish fashion habitués. Through the fashion circles she was moving in, Joyce ended up doing make-up for some of the early Kate Moss photos with Corinne Day, as well as work for Juergen Teller and David Sims at the zenith of the grunge movement. Throughout the nineties Joyce did a considerable volume of work for British Elle with models, Naomi Campbell and Jenny Howarth. To date, her work has featured in magazines like Italian Vogue, British Vogue, POP, LOVE, i-D, Dazed and Self Service.