Leiane Taylor

Top Australian makeup artist Leiane Taylor has been appointed creative director of Samala Cosmetics.

Leiane, who is now based in Los Angeles, has worked in the fashion and music industries for more than 15 years.

“I have a passion for creating and a love of my craft that I always try to be mindful of, “ she says. “It’s my motivation. If I can’t do a job with excitement and love, then I won’t do it.

 “Makeup is both a craft and an art. It can be done by a makeup person or an artist, and I strive to be the artist. I have been lucky enough to be taught by the best in the business and continue to learn from the artists I work beside.”