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 - www.face-lace.com 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.