Who is Laney Chantal? Celebrity makeup artist of ‘Face Off’ fame, died at the age of 33

Laney Chantal

Laney Chantal, a celebrity makeup artist and former reality TV star, died this week of an accidental drug overdose. She was 33 years old.

Chantal died Monday in Milford, Michigan, according to her family, who wrote in a public obituary that she had “struggled with various mental illnesses throughout her adult life.”

Laney Chantal

Chantal rose to prominence as a prominent FX makeup artist and mask designer after appearing on the fifth season of SyFy Network’s “Face Off” competition show in 2013. She voluntarily left the reality show about special-effects makeup artists, finishing in fifth place.

Following her appearance on the show, Chantal worked with several big-name stars, including Bella Thorne and Marilyn Manson. In 2021, she even created the “Head FX Makeup” for rapper Lil Nas X for his controversial music video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which won Video of the Year at MTV’s VMAs.

Who is Laney Chantal? Celebrity makeup artist of ‘Face Off’ fame, died at the age of 33

Gabriella Accarino, a fellow makeup artist, remembered Chantal as her “sister and soulmate.”

She was a genuine, sensitive, talented, and beautiful soul,” Accarino wrote. “Laney’s art and her spirit are irreplaceable, and she made the world a better place. She was truly one of a kind.”

Chantal moved from Michigan to Los Angeles after graduating from high school in 2007 to attend the Cinema Makeup School, where she earned a certification to become a special effects makeup artist, according to her family.

“Alaina put her whole self; body, mind and soul into her jobs, no matter the size,” her obituary said. “Her artistic ability and visions quickly set her apart from other artists in her field and her portfolio blossomed.”

Who is Laney Chantal?

Her family provided no other information about her death other than that it was caused by “an accidental drug overdose.”

Chantal posted an Instagram photo of a pink coffin being buried six months before her death.

The Parkhurst family requested donations to The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, citing their daughter’s struggles with mental health throughout her life.