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02.23.15

CHARACTER STUDY: The Sephora PRO Team

CHARACTER STUDY: The Sephora PRO Team

Get to know our crew of talented makeup artists.

Selected for their skill, creativity, and ability to inspire through education, the Sephora PRO Team is made up of our top makeup artists. From fashion week to industry events to social media, these beacons of beauty know-how have an influential and inspiring presence. Below, we share a few fun facts about these leading artists with limitless expertise.
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Name: Ilde Goncalves
Fun Fact: The half-Venezuelan, half-Portuguese makeup master also has a knack for swimwear design. He even has his own namesake label.

Name: Adi Lando
Fun Fact: This isn’t Lando’s first time in the spotlight. The native Canadian was also part of a band in Israel.

Name: Julie Taing
Fun Fact: Taing’s magic moves aren’t limited to her brushes. She has a professional dance background, and is currently getting her groove on in street and West African styles.

Name: Helen Phillips
Fun Fact: Phillips just might be most well travelled member of the bunch. The native Virginian has lived in Italy and France, and she has trekked all over Europe, China, and Africa.

Name: Lou Swinden-Payne
Fun Fact: Swinden-Payne had one of her favorite beauty moments at the Sephora PRO artist finals. MAKE UP FOR EVER founder Dany Sanz told the Australian-born artist she loved her paper lashes design—and wanted to use them, too.

Name: Karoline Karakeosian
Fun Fact: Karakeosian got her start at Sephora through a referral from her sister—who happens to be her identical twin.

Name: Eliza Davila
Fun Fact: Davila was raised in an artistic home. As the mother of two young boys, she’s passing on the creative family tradition as she pursues her dreams in makeup artistry.

Name: Jeffrey English
Fun Fact: English’s fate to succeed as a makeup artist was in the stars—he just so happens to be obsessed with both astrology and astronomy.

Name: David Razzano
Fun Fact: Razzano got his first beauty break by applying makeup on some of the most fabulous people in the nation—New York City nightlife personalities.

Name: Shawn Lumaban
Fun Fact: Lumaban is the type of artist who always knows the most complementary makeup to go with your outfit. He, in fact, has an award-winning fashion design background.

Name: Hector Espinal
Fun Fact: Espinal has an eye for beauty beyond makeup. The New York City native also has a passion for home decor.

Name: Myiesha Sewell
Fun Fact: Sewell expresses her artistic side with lipstick tubes as well as frosting tubes. The Californian is also a gifted cake decorator.

Name: Amy Suchma
Fun Fact: Suchma’s been in the beauty game for a long time. In fact, the native Pennsylvanian’s first makeover subjects were the girls in her scout troop when she was 11 years old.

Name: Chris Sams
Fun Fact: Growing up in rural Virginia, Sams was first introduced to makeup after joining his high school’s theatre department. A star was born!

Name: Maricela Aguilar
Fun Fact: A former tomboy, Aguilar discovered beauty a later in life—and now divides her free time between artistic pursuits and sports.

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