Revered makeup artist Val Garland, will soon be transforming the faces of makeup lovers everywhere as the new global makeup director for French cosmetics giant, L’Oréal Paris.
“I’m so very excited for my new role at @LorealMakeup as Global Makeup Director”. Image:Instagram/@valgarland
The British-born makeup artist has drawn freckles on Taylor Swift, applied prosthetic cheekbones on Lady Gaga, vibrant red lips on Lily Aldridge, and most recently transformed Kendall Jenner into an Indian-inspired goddess.
The makeup artist drew freckles on Taylor Swift for her British Vogue debut in October 2014. Image:Instagram/@britishvogue
She’s also a London Fashion Week staple who has become the go-to makeup artist for designers such as Antonio Berardi, Alice Temperley, Roland Mouret, and Vivienne Westwood.
Val’s first debuted her ‘smudged lips’ look for Preen’s A/W 17 show. Image: Getty
Her love of vibrant metallic eyes, fresh dewy complexions, and her latest innovation ‘smudged lips’, have made her one of the beauty industry’s most influential makeup artists.
So it’s certain that her makeup looks will surely inspire her future product choices for L’Oreal. The 58-year-old’s new role will see her involved in everything from product innovation to makeup artistry for the brand.
Val Garland is known for her eclectic take on makeup.Image:Instagram/@valgarland
“I can’t wait to get inside the science labs at this number one beauty brand and co-create the make-up that I want to use – and that I think women the world over will want to use too,” Val said in an official statement.
A glittery metallic eye is one of Val’s signature looks Image: Instagram/@valgarland
But her rebellious streak and innovation extends beyond the catwalk.
Supermodels Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge poignant red lips are a stand out. Image: Instagram/@valgarland
Despite her illustrious resume, the makeup artist who first started out as a hairdresser believes the secret to flawless makeup is not through pricey products.
’I’ve always said we don’t need to spend a lot of money to get brilliant, innovative, superior quality make-up products and L’Oréal Paris proves that,” Val says.
Val Garland with another iconic makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Image:Instagram/@valgarland