Ben Nye is a professional makeup brand serving artists, educators, and makeup fans worldwide.

The company was founded by legendary Hollywood makeup artist, Ben Nye, Sr., in 1967, who used his extensive knowledge to create quality color cosmetics.
The Ben Nye brand has broadened to encompass every genre of makeup including performance, beauty and special effects. Ben Nye remains a family business, with most products still hand-crafted in Los Angeles.
You can add Ben Nye makeup products to your kit through our network of authorized retailers.


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What Makes Ben Nye Products Different?

Nearly all Ben Nye products are crafted by hand at our facility in Los Angeles.
Our range of colors across all product lines is expansive and the pigmentation in our cremes allows you to get the greatest effects with minimal amounts.

About Ben Nye


Ben Nye really can deliver to all mediums: from beauty in salons, bridal work, to stage, theatrical, special effects, and body makeup.

Andrew Velázquez

Makeup Artist and Educator

Through the years, I’ve used Ben Nye on all the shows I’ve designed and worked on from Cirque Du Soleil to the Houston Ballet. The colors read so much deeper and truer, with staying power. I can’t get over how pigmented everything is!

Meghann Mason

Makeup Artist and Educator

From my first Halloween clown makeups, to building my first FX kit, and now in my 20th professional year as a makeup artist, Ben Nye has provided essential products on the whole journey.

Brian Kinney

Professional Makeup Artist