Makeup Artist Lan Nguyen

Lan is the youngest Golden Mas Award Winner 2013 for Makeup Art and the professional National Makeup Award Winner 2011 for the best studio shoot and overall winner.

Born in Ireland from a Vietnamese origin Lan has become an established name in the fashion and beauty industry. Lan comes from an art background having studied fashion at Central Saint Martins. Self-taught in makeup she pursed her career to heading and designing key shows and is a name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials such as Russian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle UK, Glamour Grazia, and Stella.

Lan is currently the beauty editor of Phoenix magazine published during LFW and promotes the best new talent.

Lan also has a new creative makeup book releasing this year in September called Art and Makeup published by Lawrence King, that cannot wait to have!

What do you love most about makeup?

With makeup, I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about making a mistake as I often stumble on a great idea for a new look and I have the freedom to experiment and play. There are so many great products and there are no rules for what you can do.

If you weren’t a makeup artist, what else would you do?

I don’t think there was ever an option of not being an artist of some sort as far as I can remember as a child I only wanted to be a painter. I know if I couldn’t do the painting I would have done charity work as its the only other field of work that would fulfill me.

How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artists?

My signature look would have to be done makeup looks with a creative edge. My style is to work with makeup to get the most creative and striking look but a beautiful finish that is flawless and super clean at the same time that works with light and requires none or minimum retouching.

What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?

The most important beauty advice I can give is to layer your makeup and think about mixing up your regime to not get stuck in a rut as your skin changes every day.

What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

I think with all the tutorials available online nowadays a lot more women are savvy with their makeup so what I see that are common mistakes would be not enough blending to their foundation and bronzers or blushers for their contouring of cheeks. You can always tell when you look at the rest of the body if the color is wrong.

What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?

Staple products should be a good powder with a sponge to take away excess shine on the zone. Concealer and highlighter for blemishes and brightening pick me up. A face mist or water spray for fresh skin throughout the day.  A cream lip and cheek tint that can be layered on to add more color.

What’s your favorite makeup brush?

My favorite makeup brush is a Lancôme eye shadow blending brush, which I keep for my personal use only!

What’s your favorite make up forever product?

My favorite product is the Makeup Forever Greaspaint pallet.

To find more about this amazing Makeup Artist  please visit: Lan Nguyen




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