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Val Garland's career includes Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen shows, campaigns for Dior, Topshop and Mulberry, and editorials with Vogue US, UK, France and Italy. She is currently L'Oreal Paris Global Makeup Director and contributing beauty editor to British Vogue. This is her first book.


. after a quarter of a century painting faces to international acclaim, [Val Garland] decided it's about time she took a minute to look back on her epic career. The result of this archival exploration? Validated, a new book that illustrates her career through a series of her most seminal images. The anthology doesn't just chart the evolution of beauty over the last few decades, but narrated by Garland's personal anecdotes, it builds a picture of the vibrant fashion scene of the 80s, 90s, and 00s. i-D
Validated , a hardback feast for the eyes of her decades' worth of work of the world's most famous faces Get The Gloss
Be it a proper memoir, a greatest hits compilation or a portfolio-turned-coffee-table-book, chronicling someone's most notable achievements, neatly bound in physical form, is generally reserved for those who have left a resounding impact on not just their field, but on the world. And in the case of experimental, rebellious, rule-breaking make-up artist Val Garland, nothing could be more true.
For a quick overview of her impressive makeup skills and 30-year career creating some of the most iconic beauty images EVER, you need look no further than her new book, Validated.This page-turner is filled with stunning beauty imagery, from her early trademark of gorgeously real skin. Glamour
In addition to the glossy photos you'll be tempted to rip out and frame, there are insider tips, never-before-seen snaps from behind the scenes, and stories about Garland's (sometimes bumpy) journey to the top. While it's tough to choose just one, our favorite chapter might be the one detailing all of the out-of-the-box materials the face painter has employed over the past three decades to create exquisite and unexpected looks. From potatoes to pencil shavings to pantyhose, you'll discover how this beauty legend spins everyday materials into makeup gold.
Over her long career, Val has worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen, for example on his groundbreaking early collections such as The Birds SS95, and creating some of Vivienne Westwood's most iconic punk looks. With her reputation as a long-standing rebel of the beauty world, Val's warts and all editorial anthology [Validated is sure not to disappoint even the most casual of beauty fans. Dazed
The book every make-up enthusiast needs In their collection British Vogue

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