For this episode of the How To Cut It podcast we are exploring the captivating world of curiosity, creativity, and collaboration with leading makeup artist designer, Lan Nguyen-Grealis.

Lan is a celebrity, beauty fashion, and multi-award-winning makeup designer. She is the author of “Art & Makeup” and “ProMakeup Design Books” and has made appearances as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series of Glow Up. Lan regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week, leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants whom she dedicates her time to mentor.

Lan’s journey is one of self-teaching, trial and error, and valuable experience. She understands the challenges of not having access to assisting early on, which led her to start her own education platform to find and mentor her own team of talented assistants.

Today we get Lan’s insights and experiences that offer valuable lessons in why we need to expand our creative horizons. From her fearless attitude driven by curiosity to her artistic approach to makeup, Lan’s journey holds inspiration and knowledge that can elevate your craft.

But that’s not all. In this episode, we also discuss the impact of social media on mental health, protecting your artistic identity from impersonators, and the importance of collaboration and giving credit to fellow artists.

We are also going to discover how collaboration between hairdressers and makeup artists can take creative projects such as photo shoots and shows to new heights.

So listen today to Lan’s incredible wisdom, experiences, and creative flair. Press play!



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Today’s Guest

Lan Nguyen-Grealis is a celebrity, beauty fashion and multi award winning makeup artist and author of Art & Makeup and ProMakeup Design Books. Appeared as a guest judge on the successful BBC Series of Glow Up and regularly collaborates on many shows at London Fashion Week as key designer leading a team of exceptional makeup assistants which she dedicates her time to mentor.

Through her love of education of nearly two decades Lan shares her tips and tricks in the media and travels worldwide as a speaker. Her mission is to empower women by tailoring looks that women want for themselves. Not just based on trends but the unique beauty that everyone has. Creating show stopping looks Lan is sought after for creative flair for natural beauty or cutting

Show notes:

Heres some of what we discuss in today episode with Lan

  • [03:54] Introduction: Being curious by having nothing to lose.
  • [06:47] Discussion: Is social media having a negative impact on our mental health?
  • [08:22] Topic: People impersonating Lan’s work.
  • [15:00] Highlight: Giving credits respectively.
  • [16:10] Insight: Key moments that led Lan to where she is today.
  • [23:13] Feature: Lan’s artistic approach to makeup.
  • [28:22] Motivation: “No such thing as you can’t do that!” Surround yourself with positive people.
  • [31:54] Exploration: How creatives can find numerous opportunities like working with celebrities.
  • [32:50] Guest Spotlight: Learning about Lan’s work with her celebrity clients.
  • [41:00] Opportunities: The wide range of opportunities available.
  • [43:07] Tips: Lan’s advice for hairdressers collaborating with makeup artists on creative projects.
  • [47:25] Collaboration: The close synergy working with hairdressers on creative projects.











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