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Lan Nguyen Grealis Kills It With Her First Book

Lan Nguyen Grealis Kills It With Her First Book

By: Georgi Simpson

One of the most exciting and innovative make up artists of our time, Lan Nguyen Grealis has released her first book ‘Art of Makeup’ and has truly revolutionised the way people look at makeup.

To celebrate the launch of her book, Lan hosted a fucking killer show during LFW15 with many famous faces sitting front row with whom Lan herself has previously worked with countless times. The show itself was among one of the best shows I have been to at LFW, well maybe that's because I am a makeup artist rather than a fashion expert so I definitely enjoyed this one the best. But just watching this show made me very proud to be a part of this industry, and proud of Lan (although I have never actually met her) to go from a self-taught makeup artist with little knowledge of the industry to having her own show during one of the biggest events in the world. Each look was planned out right to the T. Every single angle of each eyeliner wing and the exact position of each gem looked like they had spent weeks mapping out and my god there were a lot of gems! Lan showcased some revolutionary looks that will someday turn iconic to her name.

Her book ‘Art & Makeup’ is a truly incredible showcase of work. Each look has been specially created for the book so you will not be able to see them anywhere else and trust me you going to want to see them! Lan says she was inspired by many things for this book, she drew inspiration from the likes of: Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Mad Men, and The Great Gatsby. The book contains more than 200 striking images all created by Lan, I can't actually imagine the amount of work that went into this book, as I know how much work goes into getting one image, so god knows how much time this book took. As a self-confessed makeup freak, I can promise you, if you are like me you will get goosebumps just reading this book. Each look just is breathtaking.

You can view more of Lan's work in the slideshow below: