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Chanel Names New Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer

Karim Sadli

Italian makeup artist Lucia Pica, former assistant to Charlotte Tilbury, will be taking on the leadership role in the new year

Makeup artist Lucia Pica is packing up her brushes and heading to Chanel as the brand's global creative makeup and color designer on Jan. 1, 2015. The Italian artist steps into a newly created position for the brand, which has been without a creative director of makeup since Peter Philips resigned in 2013 (and was named creative and image director of makeup at Christian Dior earlier this year).

A freelance artist represented by Art Partner, the London-based Pica got her start as an assistant to makeup maven Charlotte Tilbury, and got her first big editorial break in 2008 with Pop Magazine. In addition to campaign work from brands including Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton, Pica has created runway looks for brands such as Dior, House of Holland and Victoria by Victoria Beckham.

This isn't the first time Pica has worked her makeup magic with Chanel. She is the driving force behind the looks for the fashion house's fall and holiday campaigns. She's also known for her work on fresh-faced beauties from Kate Moss to Kate Upton. In her new role, Pica will not only create the brand's runway looks (which have been overseen by artist Tom Pecheux since Philips' absence), but also will helm the brand's luxury makeup line. No word yet on which talent Pica will be working with for the upcoming Golden Globes, but we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

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