At 6'2" Alex LaMarsh is a force to be reckoned with, whether she’s wielding a make-up brush or producing photo shoots. LaMarsh moved from Nebraska to San Francisco to study fashion and costume design; she worked as a theater and opera costumer before moving to New York to model. After living and working in Los Angeles for more than a decade, she moved to New York, where she’s now a make-up and hair artist and a beauty columnist.
Brian Champagne has been a professional make-up artist for 30 years and is the three-time U.S. and world champion facialist in Bio-Therapeutic’s Face of the Future contest. Champagne will be the host of the 2018 Competition. His clients include Miss USA, Miss Universe, Selena and Reba McEntire. And he’s worked on the Oscars, Houston Rodeo and the Emmy Awards. Champagne is a social media sensation, a top educator and holds the world record for the largest make-up workshop in history known as Living Legends and Friends
. He created Brian Champagne Skin Care, a high-performance line formulated to be perfectly compatible with make-up.
For more than 20 years, Candace Corey has lead the beauty industry as a visionary. Her work has graced the pages of publications such as Rolling Stones
, O magazine
; TV shows like Access Hollywood, HGTV, Showtime and MTV along with celebrity faces including Dwayne Wade, Becky G, Cedric The Entertainer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lady Antebellum and the Olympic Gymnastics team members including Gabby Douglas. Corey has also appeared as a beauty expert on many shows including The Wendy Williams Show, Travel channel and more.
With 20 years’ experience in both artistry and development, make-up artist Daniel Martin has established himself as a premier talent. He has consulted and developed products for brands including Lancôme, Tatcha and KohGenDo and built relationships with international fashion houses and an extensive A-list roster that includes Jessica Alba, Julianne Moore, Chloë Sevigny and Elisabeth Moss. He serves as brand ambassador to Christian Dior Beauty and splits his time between New York and Paris.
Darin Barnes, founder of Exclusive Artists Management, has been an agent for make-up artists, hairstylists and stylists for more than 15 years. His passion for film led him to the world of hair and make-up, where he first started as an agent at Fred Segal Beauty. After four years there, he founded Exclusive Artists in 2002. Exclusive Artists represents top artists on both coasts and Barnes feels lucky to still love what he does.
DeShawn Hatcher is a make-up artist, educator, author and Guinness World Record holder as beauty director for the longest runway show. Hatcher’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair
, Vogue Mexico
, Harper's Bazaar
. Her clients include Tom Cruise, Beyoncé and Vanessa Williams. Hatcher’s book, Assisting Rules! The Ultimate Guide to Assisting Makeup Artists & Hairstylists in Beauty, Fashion & Print
, helps explain the nuances of the industry, which she also discusses in her blog and YouTube channel.
Eve Pearl is a five-time Emmy winner, author and beauty authority. A leader in high definition beauty, Pearl and her work have appeared on The View, Today, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly & Michael, Saturday Night Live,
the Academy Awards, American Ballet Theatre
and more. As an innovator and trendsetter, she continues to develop EVE Pearl Beauty Brands. Her Reverse Contouring and signature methods are used worldwide to minimize time and maximize results.
Joe Dulude II
Joe Dulude II is probably best known for his make-up design for the Tony-winning hit musical Wicked
. Other Broadway make-up design credits include Allegiance, Dr. Zhivago, On the Town, If/Then, Beautiful, Grease!
, Follies, Jekyll & Hyde
and many more. His work in film includes Manchester by the Sea
, Central Intelligence
. He is adjunct professor at Pace University, Muhlenberg College and the Hartt School.
John Caglione Jr.
John Caglione Jr. honed his prosthetic make-up techniques as a teen, guided by Dick Smith, who recommended him to NBC’s make-up department in 1976. Caglione worked on soaps, variety shows, news programs and the original Saturday Night Live
. His film credits include Quest for Fire, Zelig, Dick Tracy, Chaplin, The Departed, American Gangster, The Dark Knight
and many more. His clients include Al Pacino, Russell Crowe and others. He has been nominated for, and won, Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy awards.
Jonah Levy has been working in the make-up effects industry since he was 17, doing film, television, theater, corporate conventions and theme parks. His film credits include Green Lantern
, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
, I Am Number 4
and The Crazies
. Levy runs Blue Whale Studios Inc., a full-service make-up and special make-up effects facility located in Orlando, Fla.
Josh Turi is an Emmy Award-winning make-up artist. His New Jersey-based company Designs to Deceive has provided make-up, make-up effects, prosthetics and custom props for film, television and theater for more than two decades. His credits include key artist and lab tech for Saturday Night Live
, prosthetic designer and department head for Orange is the New Black
and prosthetic designer and department head for Mathew Barney’s River of Fundament
Kevin James Bennett
Kevin James Bennett is known across the industry as one of the most product-driven, business-focused artists of a generation. Not only is he an Emmy Award winner and incredibly successful make-up artist, he is a leader and educator in all aspects of the industry, an inspirational voice and, without a doubt, one of the most intensive product experts.
Born and raised in Russia, Lana Chromium studied art in Moscow before moving to California and immersing herself in body painting. Chromium competed in Living Art America: The North American Bodypainting Championship from 2013-2015. In 2015, she won the second season of the Game Show Network’s Skin Wars
. Chromium premiered her signature brush line with Royal & Langnickel at IMATS L.A. 2016. See her portfolio at artbychromium.com
Lisa Eldridge is Lancôme’s Global Creative Director and a 20-year veteran of the beauty and fashion industries. She is known for her work on A-list celebrities including Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss and many others. Eldridge has also collaborated with top fashion houses including Prada and Chloé, and her work has appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines. On top of all that, she just produced her first book: Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
Marissa Alfe is a marketing and media specialist with 10 years of public relations expertise in branding and a passion for beauty. She has since become an agent for top Los Angeles make-up artists, including Lora Arellano, Amber Dreadon and Francesca Tolot. Alfe also introduced an influencer division to Cloutier Remix, featuring influential artists from social media. “Social Media is our future, embrace it.”
Megan Garmers is the founder and director of New York City-based make-up services company MG Hair and Makeup. She sits on the Make-up Designory Advisory Committee and is often quoted in The Knot’s national and regional magazines and in various online wedding blogs. She is The Knot China’s Western Beauty Expert and spoke at the multicity tour of The Knot's National Night of Beauty. She also travels nationally to teach hair, make-up and business classes for make-up brands and schools.
Two-time Emmy-nominated make-up artist Michael Burnett has been doing make-up in the film and TV industry for more than 30 years. Prior to forming his own make-up effects company, MBP Inc., Burnett worked with Rick Baker, Greg Cannom and Michael Westmore. Some of Burnett’s credits include The Ben Stiller Show
, Universal Soldier
, The Forsaken
, Star Trek: Enterprise
and Mad TV
. Burnett is currently the make-up designer for the Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.
With artistry in his blood, Mike Fontaine started as a special make-up effects artist at a very young age. It was a trip to IMATS as a child that solidified Fontaine’s choice in the field. Fontaine is Emmy-nominated for his work on Boardwalk Empire
, and his film credits include Deadpool, Foxcatcher, Focus, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
, among others.
Mike Marino was inspired by special make-up effects artists Dick Smith and Rick Baker, and at 18, he became a Smith protégé. Marino is now one of the industry’s most sought-after prosthetic make-up designers. His company, Prosthetic Renaissance, enlists artists responsible for the make-up effects in such films as Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Place Beyond the Pines, Deliver Us from Evil, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
, among others.
Nichole Christine is a professional make-up artist and manicurist who has worked in the beauty industry for 10 years. Her extensive background in both artistry and education has earned her the positions of both director of product development and lead artist for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. She is also the make-up artist and model behind OCC’s innovative #LipOfTheDay series.
Apart from being one of the world's most influential make-up artists, Rae Morris is also a best-selling author and the designer of the acclaimed Rae Morris brush range. She works with fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar
and Marie Claire
and global superstars including Pink and Kelly Roland. Also, as L’Oréal Paris Australia makeup director (2003-2013), she directed more than 100 fashion shows for key fashion designers. Her natural talent and her willingness to share her knowledge have made her one of the industry’s leading educators.
Roque Cozzette is a make-up artist, photographer, innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades. He is experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand (Cozzette) offers cruelty-free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
By day, Stephanie Flor is a New York City-based make-up artist who works with celebrities including Mariah Carey and Sting and serves as a Global Colour Pro artist for Clinique. After hours, she’s a bona fide #BeautyTraveler who’s traveled to the tip of India and through the heights of South America to learn global beauty secrets. She’s been named one of Latina
magazine’s “Beauty Vanguards” and was featured in the Glamour
magazine “Making Her Mark” campaign.
Thomas E. Surprenant
Thomas E. Surprenant has been a make-up artist for more than 30 years and has developed products and techniques to further the craft. He has been nominated for three Emmys and has won twice. Surprenant has also been part of two Academy Award-winning make-up crews and has received a Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild award. He has contributed to Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,
the Syfy show Defiance
and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.
Timothy Priano's reputation as an agent has elevated the careers of his artists, including such luminaries as Laura Mercier, Oscar Blandi and François Nars. Today, Artists by Timothy Priano works with some of the most prestigious and influential names in the beauty business: Matin, Bruce Grayson, Charles Baker Strahan, Patrick Melville and Garth Condit, among others. The agency's artists work with top beauty brands including Redken, Chanel, Herbal Essences, Neutrogena, OPI, Laura Mercier and Aveeno.
Tom Denier Jr.
For more than 20 years, Emmy-nominated make-up effects artist Tom Denier Jr. has worked in film, TV, print and theater; his credits include Dogma, The Smurfs
, Men in Black 3
. He has been part of the Saturday Night Live
make-up department for more than 10 years. Denier, along with Vincent Schicchi, runs a New York-based state-of-the-art make-up/creature effects shop. Credits include The Good Wife
, The Americans
, Forever, SPY
Vincent Schicchi has been working in theater, television and film for more than 25 years. In theater, he supervised Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast
and The Woman in White,
as well as acting as the personal make-up artist for Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner during the limited run of Cyrano de Bergerac.
His film and television credits include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Men in Black 3, The Strangers
, The Smurfs
and The Heat.
Schicchi, along with Tom Denier Jr., runs a New York-based state-of-the-art make-up/creature effects shop. Credits include The Good Wife
, The Americans
, Forever, SPY