It’s the dawn of a new era for Chanel beauty, as Lucia Pica takes the helm as its new global creative makeup and color designer.
The Italian makeup maestro will report to her new post on January 1, according to Women’s Wear Daily. She follows in the footsteps of Peter Philips, who left the brand in 2013. Pica stepped in immediately after Philip’s departure (he went to Dior) to craft campaigns for the #CCertified fashion house and simultaneously free-lanced for brands like Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Emporio Armani.
For those not familiar with the backstage staple, Pica served as Charlotte Tilbury’s assistant until 2008 when she set out on her own. She’s prepped the faces of industry insiders like Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss, Kate Upton and even worked as the key artist for many men’s fashion shows and editorials. Her work has appeared in the pages of British Vogue, Self Service, and i-D Magazine, just to name a few.
With Pica’s penchant for extreme eye makeup in editorials and on the runway, we can expect to see a slew of chic shadows and liner in the pipeline for fall 2015 and beyond. Congrats, Lucia!