Tuesday, April 12, 2011
ICON Award-winning artist Lan Nguyen makes her IMATS debut in New York.
Award Winner Makeup Artist Lan Nguyen became our Inspiration this
month. Extremely creative with the works featured in Music, Film,
Theatre and Fashion Industries, Lan debuted as a keynote speaker at
IMATS on April 9th.
Lan is a self-taught professional makeup artist who began her career
quite spontaneously. She had been working in PR, when she was asked
to do makeup for a photo shoot. After, while assisting the shoot, she
met Pat McGrath, who became her inspiration to pursue a career of a
makeup artist. It took her 6 month to build the book and she got
totally involved in the industry.
Today, Lan works at London Fashion Week and with clients including
Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, L'Oréal, Wella to name a few. On February 28th she
became a National Makeup Winner at the Professional Beauty Show at
ExCel London. She took the award for Best Makeup for a Studio Shoot as
Lan is famous for her creative use of color and texture. Her
avant-guard and fashion looks are difficult not to be noticed. At
IMATS she gave us a glimpse into her glamorous world, showed some
great techniques and everybody was really pleased by watching Lan
Great book to read: Makeup is Art: Professional Techniques for
Creating Original Looks by Jana Ririnui and Lan Nguyen. Imaginative
ideas, professional techniques, Lady Gaga-inspired designs, retro
styles and helpful advice for makeup artists!
Check it out at http://makeupmag.com/products/cPath/167/item/1148/