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Liz Pugh

biography

Liz Pugh’s instinctive knowledge of how make-up contributes to make an image current and her ability to help with the creative process has enabled her to rise through the ranks of a notoriously difficult industry. Her style focuses on her ability to create the most beautiful, fresh, dewy looking skin. “I would say that my real talent is skin,” she says, “Making skin this perfect surface, glowing and gorgeous, never hidden behind a mask. I love to enhance the natural beauty of a person.” From this perfect blank canvas, she creates the twist that makes the final look uniquely hers, while simultaneously interpreting the photographer’s vision to create some of the most memorable images of the past decade.

“I grew up looking at the pages of Vogue and used to admire how the make-up could change the look of a model. I longed to somehow be involved in the creation of those fabulous images."

Her training is impeccable and includes a list of impressive industry icons including Linda Cantello and Pat McGrath, all of whom she assisted during her early years, before joining their ranks. “It was amazing being on their teams as they have changed the way people view make-up and have allowed us to be able to be so much more creative with make-up”.

Hard work, determination and an approachable personality have contributed in taking her to the top of her profession, working on publications like Vogue (British, French, Italian) Harpers Bazaar, i-D, Dazed & Confused, as well as shows for Paul & Joe, Isabel Marant and Antoni and Alison.

Liz has collaborated with Rimmel, advising on their product development and attending launches globally on their behalf.

updates

Girl Interrupted
Esquire UK (Editorial)
published: December 2019
photographer: Danny Lowe
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Elle Turkey November 2019
Elle Turkey (Editorial)
published: November 2019
photographer: Koray Birand
ELLE Turkey November 2019 cover
Elle Turkey (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2019
photographer: Koray Birand
Caitriona Balfe
Glass Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2019
photographer: Hew Hood
Glass Magazine Autumn 2019 Covers
Glass Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2019
Jigsaw F/W 2019
Jigsaw (Advertising)
published: September 2019
photographer: Victor Demarchelier
Heaven Phase 1
Wonderland Magazine (Editorial)
published: July 2019
photographer: Adam Whitehead
La vrai vie d'Eva
L'Express Styles (Editorial)
published: February 2019
Collectible Dry Pre Spring 2019 Covers
Collectible Dry (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2019
photographer: Simon Emmett

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