Make-Up Artist and Founder of Face Lace, Phyllis Cohen

Fascinated with faces from a young age due to her adopted childhood, Phyllis Cohen chats to Lan about how she turned her obsession with facial features and natural flair for creativity, into a passion for make-up and transformation. Although she had no formal training, Phyllis soon became one of the go-to celebrity make-up artist in the 80’s, Phyllis painting the likes of David Bowie, Tina Turner and Janet Jackson before struggling with her anxieties and the ever-changing industry. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes we take inspiration not from what see all around us, but from what we do not see around us. In Phyllis's case, her fascination with faces came from being adopted and seeing faces markedly different to her own. Working with make-up is very much learning to paint. First, we need to learn how to see, then we must understand what makes things beautiful about that face. The ones who achieve greatness are the creators and innovators who dedicate themselves to their craft and work hard to gain mastery. There will always be further avenues in which to take the art of make-up. There are realms of possibility ahead for true creators. VALUABLE RESOURCES Face Lace - 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 - Twitter - Facebook - YouTube - See for privacy information.

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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.