September 25, 2012, 12:49am
1. Maksymilian Faktorowicz (1872-1938)
He founded Max Factor, which started as a theatrical make up shop and grew into a cosmetic empire.
2. Elizabeth Arden (1884-1966)
She founded the brand, under her own name, which became international in 1915.
3. Charles Revson (1906-1975)
He created the world famous makeup company Revlon, launched in 1932.
4. Estée Lauder (1906-2004)
Created in 1935, Estee Lauder has grown to be one of biggest cosmetic companies.
5. Dick Smith (b.1922)
From the early 60s to the mid 80s he was the pioneer of film makeup, working on classics The Godfather and The Exorcist.
6. Francois Nars (b.1959)
Nars’ collaboration with Madonna in the 90’s shot him to fame. The company has since grown into a global success.
7. Rae Morris (b.1970)
As L’Oreal Paris makeup director since 2003, she has taken them from strength to strength.
8. Alex Box (b.1960)
Unconventional and eccentric creations have seen her work with Karl Lagerfeld and Gareth Pugh.
9. Charlotte Tilbury (b.1961)
One of the world’s leading make-up artists whose work graces the top catwalks.