Lauren Parsons

Makeup Artist

Lauren Parsons is a London-based makeup artist and Dazed Contributing Beauty Editor, widely recognised for her broad range of capabilities which encompass the full beauty spectrum from the most exquisite ‘no make-up make-up’ look to the whimsical and bold.

Over the years, Lauren has forged strong creative alliances with both established and emerging photographers, including David Sims, Tyrone Lebon, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Juergen Teller, Harley Weir, Alasdair McLellan, Paolo Roversi, Tyler Mitchell, and Colin Dodgson, among others.

As well as her work regularly featuring in publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Self Service, i-D Magazine and M Le Monde; Lauren’s luxury clients include Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Celine, Chloé, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent.

In 2017 she was appointed Global Makeup Consultant for Carolina Herrera Beauty, developing their debut make-up collection which launched in 2020 receiving great acclaim.

Carolina Herrera Beauty

As Global Makeup Consultant for Carolina Herrera Beauty, Lauren spent three years developing the colours, textures and formulas for the brand’s highly anticipated debut make-up collection alongside beauty creative director Carolina A. Herrera Jr. and house creative director Wes Gordon.

The collection, which launched in February 2020 at the Carolina Herrera FW20 fashion show, currently consists of a versatile line of 71 shades of lip colours in 6 different formulas, 8 shades of multi use powders, a hybrid highlighter and a mattifier in a range of customisable, refillable packaging.

From the start of our collaboration, there was the idea of what it was going to become. It was a celebration of all the types of beauty we love, whether that’s achieving dreamy, glowing skin or customising your perfect pop of colour; from its inception, we wanted to look at beauty in a fresh way to encompass all those things in a makeup line of modern, fresh textures and colours.

Putting personality and individuality first was very much at the heart of the creative process behind this collection. I think Carolina Herrera is synonymous with alegria and joie de vivre and I wanted to create something very in sync with the brand. Alongside this intrinsic positivity, I also wanted to create a true wearability that can span generations, by bringing modernity to the classics and allowing everyone, everywhere find something in the range that would suit them.

– Lauren Parsons

Editorial Highlights

AnOther Magazine

The Geminis

British Vogue

Brand New Ancients

M Le Monde

Vie Active

M Le Monde

Le Jeu de La seduction

Vogue Italia

Bella Vera

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