Wilde Animals began when Lauren Wilde decided to combine her love of animals with her career in special effects makeup.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in September 2014, Lauren, with the help from her partner in crime Alex, raised the necessary funds to purchase the tools and materials needed to create the first 10 animals. Since then, she keeps the line growing, adding beautiful and fascinating endangered animals to the line regularly. She is thrilled to open this online store and gallery and begin sharing Wilde Animals with the world! 


Lauren Wilde

Lauren Wilde is a makeup artist living in Los Angeles and working in the film industry. She received her MFA from UNCSA in Wig and Makeup Design in 2013 - educated in realistic sculpture design, mold making, prosthetic painting, and wig making. She is an avid animal lover and considered being a veterinarian or an opera singer before pursuing a career in the visual arts. 

Lauren was named the 2013 Kryolan Makeup Artist of the Year, and was chosen to showcase her work both nationally and internationally through USITT. She is a Local 706 Makeup Artist, and she stays busy working in film and television in Los Angeles. 

To see more of her work, visit her website here.