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Lucia Pieroni

Makeup Artist

Her work, favouring dewy complexions with a bold lip, has appeared in advertising campaigns for Balenciaga, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen.


English makeup artist Lucia Pieroni’s commercial and editorial portfolio includes the likes of Givenchy, Vogue and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. Since her first cover, the 1988 October issue of Elle, Pieroni has brought her light touch to some of the industry’s most memorable covers. 

“I started makeup quite by accident – my sister used to model, and after doing her makeup a couple of times she introduced me to her photographer friend. I started testing and gradually getting a book together… I never assisted anyone, when I first started out it was very different. I think I tested every weekend for a year before I went to see Beverly at Streeters – she took me on and is still my agent today,” Pieroni told Wendy Rowe.

In 1995, Pieroni moved to New York to benefit her career, “New York really gave me my big break, as I was incredibly lucky to start working with amazing photographers like Glen Luchford , Mario Sorrenti , Mert and Marcus, David Sims , Craig McDean and Paolo Roversi to name a few… There was definitely a change in fashion during that time too and it was great to be a part of this new style of photography and movement.”

Some of her work has graced the covers of French Vogue, Love, Vanity Fair, i-D, Another Magazine, Interview and many more. Pieroni has now worked with an impressively wide variety of photographers, including Steven Klein , Tim Walker , Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, David Sims and Craig McDean.

Commercially, Pieroni is consistently called upon by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein , Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Versace, Balmain, Giorgio Armani and Sephora to craft the makeup looks for their campaigns.

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