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Inspired during lockdown to embrace community and education in the creative industry the world-renowned make-up artist and author of two bestselling Lan Nguyen-Grealis decided to launch the Power Of Make Up podcast. 

In this series, Lan takes you through her little black book of leading UK fashion and beauty industry contacts to inspire and unite others. 

From former pop star Kimberly Wyatt and husband Max Rogers, celebrity stylist Karl Willett, hairdresser’s Errol Douglas and Cos Sakkas to make-up artists Ruby Hammer, Daniel Sandler and Phylliss Cohen the guests delve into their inspiration, explore how make-up has transformed their lives, discuss key collaborations, the secrets to longevity and how they have worked to tackle inclusivity and diversity head on.

 

Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series of Glow Up and regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week as key designer leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants which she dedicates her time to mentor. 

Through her love of education of nearly two decades Lan shares her tips and tricks in the media and travels worldwide as a speaker. Her mission is to empower women by tailoring looks that women want for themselves. Not just based on trends but the unique beauty that everyone has. Creating show stopping looks Lan is sought after for creative flair for natural beauty or cutting edge creative design. 

Power of Makeup Podcast Lan Nguyen-Grealis

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Inspired during lockdown to embrace community and education in the creative industry the world-renowned make-up artist and author of two bestselling Lan Nguyen-Grealis decided to launch the Power Of Make Up podcast. 

In this series, Lan takes you through her little black book of leading UK fashion and beauty industry contacts to inspire and unite others. 

From former pop star Kimberly Wyatt and husband Max Rogers, celebrity stylist Karl Willett, hairdresser’s Errol Douglas and Cos Sakkas to make-up artists Ruby Hammer, Daniel Sandler and Phylliss Cohen the guests delve into their inspiration, explore how make-up has transformed their lives, discuss key collaborations, the secrets to longevity and how they have worked to tackle inclusivity and diversity head on.

 

Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series of Glow Up and regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week as key designer leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants which she dedicates her time to mentor. 

Through her love of education of nearly two decades Lan shares her tips and tricks in the media and travels worldwide as a speaker. Her mission is to empower women by tailoring looks that women want for themselves. Not just based on trends but the unique beauty that everyone has. Creating show stopping looks Lan is sought after for creative flair for natural beauty or cutting edge creative design. 

    CEO Of The British Beauty Council, Millie Kendall

    CEO Of The British Beauty Council, Millie Kendall

    With over thirty years’ experience working in the beauty sector – no one quite understands the industry like Millie Kendall MBE. From sales assistant to brand owner, junior to CEO, Millie has seen it all. When she founded the British Beauty Council in 2018, which aimed to represent the voices, opinions and needs of the industry, she has no idea just how important it would become during the pandemic. Today she reveals how her tenacity and passion has taken her to number 10 and how she already has the next fight on her hands…

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Empowering people is crucial. We need to give underrepresented people a voice and encourage them to speak out. Only by doing this can we change the world for the better.
    The beauty sector is one in which you get out what you put in. You can earn what you like, work with who you like, and build the career of your dreams, so long as you have vision and tenacity.
    There is an overabundance of new launches that seem to be perpetual these days. The over-saturation of launches now has led to a dulling of the excitement

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

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    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Millie Kendall

    CEO of the British Beauty Council, retail maven and brand creator, Millie Kendall has been instrumental in the success of cult brands including Shu Uemura, Aveda, Tweezerman, L’Occitane and Ruby & Millie. Having worked with the UK’s leading retailers, Millie has been creating and marketing beauty brands for the past 30 year's. Millie was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to the cosmetic industry, and an OBE in 2022 for services to the hair and beauty industry.

    In 1990, Millie met Ruby Hammer and launched Ruby & Millie in 1998. This was the first mid priced make-up brand to cut across existing price and brand perception barriers, launching first in Harvey Nichols then Selfridges and simultaneously going on to retail successfully in Boots. Today, this remains a modern retail growth strategy but for the 90’s it was a completely unique concept.

    Millie has also collaborated with beauty journalists and Vogue beauty editor Anna-Marie Solowj to launch concepts like BeautyMART. A ground breaking approach to beauty retail that was born from the realisation that retail methods hadn’t changed in decades, despite consumers shopping very differently with increasing globalisation and the advent of online, BeautyMART became a disruptive and ground-breaking approach to beauty retail - the first beauty boutique in store and online, curated by an editor, featuring a mix of multi priced, globally- sourced products that offered a more democratic choice for the customer. BeautyMART paved the way for this new retail approach now emulated across the globe.

    In 2015 alongside Solowij, Millie Kendall launched the PR company Brandstand Communications bringing in partner Andrew Perera, former VP of communications for M.A.C. and PZ Cussons, a couple of years later to run the business. The PR business offers a selective array of services – from business planning and strategy to retail launch, PR and marketing.

    Then in 2018 Millie Kendall, Anna-Marie Solowij and Kate Shapland (former Telegraph beauty director) founded the British Beauty Council, a non-profit organisation that aims to support a successful, innovative, and inclusive British beauty industry.

    “THE BRITISH BEAUTY COUNCIL REPRESENTS THE VOICES, OPINIONS AND NEEDS OF THE BRITISH BEAUTY INDUSTRY”

    The British Beauty Council was founded to represent the voices, opinions and needs of the British beauty industry – from hairdressing to cosmetics, cosmetic surgery, therapy and spa

    • 36 min
    Hair And Beauty Photographer, Jack Eames

    Hair And Beauty Photographer, Jack Eames

    Leading London-based photographer Jack Eames has worked with some of the leading brands, celebrities and magazine in the world, yet it’s been working on the Haircuts For Homeless project that has had the greatest impact on his life and his approach to photography

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    In the beauty industry, nothing comes easy. You have to put in the hard work, which in turn promotes respect and encourages discipline.
    To simplify and refine and strip back the excesses when it comes to beauty, takes the kind of wisdom and restraint that can only come through experience, and having suffered victories and setbacks.
    Social distancing had a huge impact upon not just the beauty sector but the way we interact and operate with each other. It may take another generation before it completely settles.

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

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    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Jack Eames

    One of the UK’s prominent hair and beauty photographers and video directors, the foundations of Jack Eames’ approach to visual imagery is rooted in the understanding that connection and vibrancy must inform every piece of work.

    Jack’s background in photojournalism provides his photography a sense of intimacy and understanding. Similarly, his video work always looks for original methods of building a visual narrative to tell a unique story.

    Based in Shoreditch at White Rabbit Studios, in the heart of London’s creative quarter, Jack works both in the UK and internationally, across editorial and commercial projects. He prides himself on building long lasting authentic relationships with his clients and has a reputation for excellence, attention to detail and innovation.

    Over his 16-year career Jack has built up a vast portfolio of commercial and personal work, with highlights including shooting the cover of AoP Magazine, guest lecturing aspiring photographers at Central Saint Martins and working on his original photo documentary project with UK charity, Haircuts 4 Homeless, who provide respite and practical care for the vulnerable.

    Jack’s work is always focused on accentuating the storytelling elements of a subject and capturing a quality of ‘energetic stillness.’

    Jack works with a talented team of trusted experts, from assistants to retouchers, with whom he has a close professional relationship and a vibrant, creative synergy which leads to imagery and video that is dynamic, fresh and meaningful.

    To date his work has been published in Vogue, LOVE Magazine and Hunger among many others.

    Clients include Balmain, Babyliss Pro, Coca Cola, L’Oreal, Liberty of London, Tangle Teezer, Toni & Guy, GHD, Schwarzkopf, Saatchi & Saatchi, Tresemme, Vogue and Wella.

    https://jackeames.com/about-contact

    ABOUT THE HOST

    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 make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

    Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lanslondon

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/lanslondon

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lanmakeup

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInE8JY51_y22wqoXEuNs0w
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    • 29 min
    Make-Up Artist, Cathyanne MacAllister

    Make-Up Artist, Cathyanne MacAllister

    As an assistant to one of the world’s leading – and most famous make-up artists – Pat McGrath, Cathyanne has worked with the very best in industry. Grateful for all the opportunities she has been given, she discusses how she now wants to use her years of knowledge to educate, promote and teach valuable skills to up and coming makeup artists.

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Education is vitally important to honing our craft, as it instils a sense of discipline into what we do. Those who teach become truly great if the students' desire to learn remains strong.
    There are no such things as mistakes, especially in our careers. There are only lessons. The more lessons we learn, the better we get.
    Every generation provides its own sets of disciplines and pursuits. We are currently living through the social media generation, which allows an instant connection between artist and audience.
    Teamwork and collaboration remain the greatest way of developing our craft. By associating with those who have walked the path before us, we absorb and assimilate the talents and mindsets of the greatest.

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

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    Cathyanne MacAllister Instagram - https://instagram.com/cathyanne_mac_allister

    ABOUT THE HOST

    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 make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

    Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lanslondon

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/lanslondon

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lanmakeup

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInE8JY51_y22wqoXEuNs0w
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Lauren Ezekiel - Brand Consultant, Beauty Editor and Creative Director

    Lauren Ezekiel - Brand Consultant, Beauty Editor and Creative Director

    After a successful career as a beauty editor at a Sunday Supplement, Lauren was often found shooting editorial all over the world, interviewing celebrities and working with top industry professionals. On this episode Lauren looks back at her career and discusses the importance of building relationships as well as the stark contrast between a professional and personal life.

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Sometimes the careers we envision for ourselves are built upon a rose-tinted view of the profession we've chosen. It's not always as glamorous as we are led to believe. Hard work is everything.
    Coming up in the world of beauty and fashion is all about keeping your eyes open and learning from those who have walked the path before you. It is a world built upon the experience of others,and continues to evolve.
    Showcasing the work in beauty is about translating a look so that people may see what it looks like in everyday life.

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

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    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Former beauty editor Lauren Ezekiel’s understanding of the UK beauty market is second to none. With over a decade of experience, writing one of the most eagerly-awaited columns in the UK’s most read magazine, Lauren gained popularity with brands and retailers vying for this all-important nod of approval. From writing long investigative features to interviewing celebrities, she spearheaded all the beauty content in the magazine, regularly directing and producing photoshoots in the UK and abroad. 

    Lauren's role enabled her to gain experience working on commercial campaigns for the likes of Rimmel London, Maybelline, Braun, Kiehl's Since 1851, St Tropez, Olay, Herbal Essence, Max Factor, Redken, L’Oréal Professionnel, Clairol, OPI, Aussie and Superdrug. 

    Aside from her role at the magazine, Lauren has consulted for a number of leading beauty brands including Fake Bake, Batiste, Maybelline, Superdrug, Floral Street, Let’s Sanitise, Haze and Le Jeune Skin. As part of her consultation, she has provided brand and product development, copywriting, PR material, and visual direction. 

    During the first lockdown, Lauren decided to use her time and contacts to show NHS and care workers we were grateful for them, we appreciated them, and we saw them. With her eye for strategy and hardworking ethos, she turned her appeal We C U 2020 into a nationwide success. Managing to secure over 350,000 products from nearly 100 different brands and retailers. These products were then distributed to over 400 hospitals throughout the UK. She inspired a team of 120 volunteers from a hub in London and Manchester to create in excess of 40,000 goody bags. The appeal also donated tens of thousands of essential toiletries to food banks and homeless shelters, as well as over 6000 bottles of hand soap to schools. The appeal was recognised by the Prime Minister (Point of Light award, June 2020) The Telegraph, Independent, Metro, British Citizens Awards, The Sun and Sunday Times Style.

    ABOUT THE HOST

    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 make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

    Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined wit

    • 39 min
    Innovator and Creator Of Brands, Sara Vaughan

    Innovator and Creator Of Brands, Sara Vaughan

    As one of the leading powerful voices behind sustainable beauty and products with purpose, Sara has helped to transform the industry using her position at The Body Shop, Unilever and other notable brands to really make a difference. During this episode, Sara chats with Lan about how makeup has helped her deliver some of the key messages throughout her career.

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    You always need to choose products that reflect the values you hold dear. This gives strength and energy to the brands you align with.
    Make up has an extraordinary ability to transform us, but also to intrigue. It allows us to create whole new worlds of attraction and art.
    the world today has pressured many people to feel an intense sense of loneliness and a lack of confidence. Make up and beauty allows us to rebel against these effects.

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

    Timely - https://bit.ly/3l3IFpW

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Sara is an Innovator, Creator of Brands with Purpose and Positive Change Maker. She has worked with multiple world leading brands and organisations including Unilever, The Body Shop, De Beers - Forevermark, Reckitt, IKEA and Danone to create, develop & execute their purpose.  She is also The Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor to Marie Claire which reaches 91 million women & girls, Host of The Start Somewhere podcast series, Advisory Board Member of The World Humanitarian Forum, LinkedIn Sustainability Influencer, Fashion Avenger and sits on The Sustainable Beauty Coalition Steering Committee.

    ABOUT THE HOST

    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 make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

    Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lanslondon

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/lanslondon

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lanmakeup

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInE8JY51_y22wqoXEuNs0w
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Leigh Easthope, Star Of BBC1's Glow Up

    Leigh Easthope, Star Of BBC1's Glow Up

    After applying for BBC1’s Glow Up series one on a whim and reaching the top three, Leigh Easthope has overcome his colour blindness to achieve his makeup artistry dreams. On this episode Leigh chats about how he has learnt to adapt and use his colour deficiency to his advantage and inspire others.

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    When we are affected by colourblindness, the prevailing wisdom from those above us can often be negative - industries can be closed off. But this isn't the case. There is always a way.
    When you are brought up with issues that don't affect anyone else, it forces you to work harder. it also allows you to gain a stronger insight into what makes things work.
    When anyone puts their art into the world, you simply have to be brave and develop a thick skin very fast. Not everyone will love what you do, and you need to accept that.
    If you are trying to get into a creative industry and you have some kind of deficiency, then remember that the more you work with an issue, the easier it becomes to adopt into your work.

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    This episode of the Power of Makeup podcast was brought to you by Timely Business Management Software. For 40% off your subscription for the first 6 months enter the code POWEROFMAKEUP at the checkout and start a free 14 day trial today. Thank you to the team at Timely for making todays episode possible!

    Timely - https://bit.ly/3l3IFpW

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Self-taught makeup artist Leigh Easthope made it to the final three of BBC’s new show Glow Up: Britain’s Next Makeup Star showing many of his talents throughout the series including working with the Kinky Boots West End cast. Having a full-time job away from makeup, since Glow Up aired, Leigh has made appearances at events, hosted masterclasses and works as a freelance makeup artist. 

    https://instagram.com/easthope_fx?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

    ABOUT THE HOST

    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 make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

    Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lanslondon

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/lanslondon

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lanmakeup

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCInE8JY51_y22wqoXEuNs0w
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min

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