Speaker Bios


Brian Champagne

Brian Champagne

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.
Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks

Darren Jinks has served as wigmaster at the Los Angeles Opera since 2006, and has worked as a make-up artist, wigmaker and hairstylist for more than 25 years in opera, theater and film. He received the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award for Best Makeup for a Theatrical Production for The Magic Flute and The Lion King. Jinks’ credits include Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic.

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. 

Lianne Moseley

Canadian make-up artist Lianne Moseley specializes in body painting, editorial and commercials. With a decade of experience in the industry, this self-taught creator has turned her passion into a quickly ascending career. She has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including The Daily Mail, MTV, The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Moseley has presented at the Makeup Artist Design Show (Dusseldorf), IMATS Vancouver and is a frequent guest artist at comic conventions and events where she conducts live demos.
Rich Knight

Rich Knight

Rich Knight is a 23-year special make-up effects industry veteran. His numerous credits include 100 Million BC, Beowulf, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Omen, Poseidon, NCIS, CSI, Alias, House, Power Rangers and The X-Files. In addition to teaching at Seattle’s Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology, Knight has taught at EI School of Professional Makeup and Cinema Makeup School. He’s also a contributing writer for Make-Up Artist magazine and a former IMATS Los Angeles Make-up Museum curator.
Robert Pandini

Robert Pandini

Robert Pandini is an Academy Award and BAFTA nominee for his work on The Revenant. He began his work in the film industry in Canada in 1984. Pandini has worked on dozens of films and television series worldwide and is most known for his hairstyling work on The Revenant, Juno and Shooter.

Roque Cozzette

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.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards is an award-winning make-up artist. Richards has worked in every avenue that make-up demands, from editorial to special effects. She won the Broadcast Film Critics Choice Award for the transformation she performed on Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas and was Emmy and 706 Guild Award nominated for her transformation of Queen Latifah into ’30s blues icon Bessie Smith. Richards just completed working on Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, just wrapped Avengers: Infinity War and will shoot Avengers 4 (Untitled) this fall. You can see more of her work on Chadwick Boseman on the Netflix original Message from the King. She also has a successful brand called London Brush Company
Thomas E. Surprenant

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.
Todd McIntosh

Todd McIntosh

Todd McIntosh is considered an industry veteran make-up artist with an old-school style. He has experience in news, variety shows, local TV dramas, theatres and featured films. He’s written make-up curriculum for the Blanche MacDonald Institute’s make-up division in Canada and holds the position of executive director. He has been, and still continues to be, active in the make-up artist community. He has achieved two Emmy awards and 12 nominations. He won his first Emmy in 1998 for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his second in 2009 for Pushing Daisies
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