AJ Crimson is a make-up rock star: he’s an entrepreneur, make-up artist, beauty expert and one of the most trusted authorities in the beauty industry. His reputation as an innovative beauty solutionist has made him and his products the first choice for artists and celebrities including Fergie, Hilary Duff, Adrienne Bailon, Serayah, Christina Milian, Brandy, Raven-Symone, Estelle, Angela Bassett, Ameriie and Missy Elliott.
Alberto Mayoral has more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry. He started his career as a national make-up artist for Chanel and Christian Dior, then established himself as the director of education for Chanel after 11 years. He also helped launch Tom Ford Beauty and worked with celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Elton John. Since 2015, Mayoral has been Temptu’s director of global education.
Chelsea Bice is Dermablend Professional’s national make-up artist and educator, and has more than 15 years of industry experience. Having studied with celebrity make-up artists Patrick Ta, Lori Taylor and Gina Brooke, she crafted her skills while focusing on perfecting the skin. Her expertise has led her to be featured on Cityline, Breakfast Television and The Shopping Channel. Dermablend Professional has given Bice the creative opportunity to be at the forefront of launching this revolutionary brand in Canada.
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.
M.A.C. Senior Artist and glam fanatic Fatima Thomas’ approach to beauty hails back to the club and disco culture of the 1970s and the high-octane style pioneered by the likes of Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Iman and Grace Jones. Her day-to-day responsibilities include designing looks for shows, creating body-painting concepts for commercials and traveling the world to prepare celebrities (including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Fergie and Cyndi Lauper) for public appearances.
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.
Maddox Lu is the Senior National Education Manager and National Brow and Trend Artist at Benefit Cosmetics Canada. As an educator, he develops curricula for Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart that tour the country to inspire, motivate and excite artists and clients alike. He is on the front lines, spreading awareness and important messages surrounding brows and artistry on all media platforms.
Working at Cirque du Soleil since 2003, Maryse has collaborated in more than 14 creations including Zumanity, Kà, Corteo, Love, Wintuk, Zaia, Iris, Ovo, Amaluna and Kurios.
In 2014, she held the key make-up artist position on TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT
inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar
. More recently this year, she designed the make-up on the two newest productions SONOR
presented on the largest cruise ship in Europe with CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT SEA.
In a career that spans more than two decades, Neill Gorton—with his company Millennium FX—has designed make-up effects, prosthetics and animatronic creations for hundreds of films, TV shows and commercials, including Saving Private Ryan
, The Wolfman
, Doctor Who
, Little Britain
. Gorton has won six Royal Television Society awards, three Welsh BAFTAs and a BAFTA Craft Award, along with several other nominations. He also runs the Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio, providing training in prosthetics and make-up effects to newcomers and professionals alike.
Randy Daudlin is a professional make-up artist with more than 30 years’ experience. He has also been an instructor, writer, director and most recently, international author. Daudlin has directed two feature films and published three out of the kit make-up effects reference books: Hurt ‘Em Reel Good - 2nd Edition
, Reel Characters
and Reel Tips & Tricks
. He is working with Jordane Cosmetics developing new products for the film and television industry.
Seher Sultan is an internationally renowned bridal make-up artist, hairstylist and beauty educator. For Seher, art has always been her passion. After 16 years in the industry, she now leads a team of make-up artists and hairstylists to represent her brand as Seher Studio Inc. Her experience includes destination weddings, fashion shows, TV appearances, celebrity make-up and more. Seher believes every bride should look beautiful but not overdone. Her style blends traditional and classy-modern.
Siân Richards is a second-generation U.K. make-up artist. After art school, she studied make-up to fulfill her childhood ambition to be a make-up artist. Twenty-four years later, she has traveled the globe, doing make-up ranging from editorial to movies to special make-up effects. She won the 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Makeup for her work on Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas
. Richards owns the London Brush Company and worked on HBO’s Bessie
as Queen Latifah’s personal.
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
and the Syfy show Defiance,
and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.