Phyllis Cohen started her career as a Fashion Illustrator. Whilst attending the prestigious Art Centre College in California, her dramatic style caught the attention of fashion photography students who encouraged her to do makeup for their photo shoots. Upon completion of her illustration course, she graduated with two portfolios: one for makeu...
Phyllis Cohen started her career as a Fashion Illustrator. Whilst attending the prestigious Art Centre College in California, her dramatic style caught the attention of fashion photography students who encouraged her to do makeup for their photo shoots. Upon completion of her illustration course, she graduated with two portfolios: one for makeup and one for illustration.
When Phyllis arrived in London (1982) the New Romantics embraced her colourful, illustrative makeup style. The fashion world followed suit, and for most of the 80s the fashion-pack turned to Phyllis when anything cutting-edge or artistic was needed. Her fans included Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Janet Jackson.
In the 90s Phyllis returned to art college to follow a more serious approach to art and the beauty of the human face. She has written for many publications on the changing nature of beauty and different perspectives on how we now perceive a more inclusive concept of beauty than before. Phyllis is still greatly in demand as a fashion makeup artist and has recently worked with Pharrell Williams and Kylie Minogue.
Phyllis puts her vast experience into every design she creates for her Face Lace range. Each piece starts out as a unique artwork meticulously researched from different eras and cultures of decorative arts. Phyllis loves what she does and has a passionate team of makeup artists and artists who work closely with her.
Eyes mask Swirlyqueue. The fanciful movement of the lines of Swirlyqueue are appealing in their own right but have also been carefully designed to flatter the eyes.
Eyes mask Starway 2 heaven. Starway 2 Heaven celebrates rock ‘n roll style. A constellation of mixed stars across the eyes glamorously celebrates the heady days of 70’s stadium rock.
Face mask Musetress 1. Black. Bring out your inner goddess with this original design, artistically depicting symbols associated with the Roman goddesses.
Black eyes mask Rusqué 2. With crystals. Rusqué has been inspired by the intertwining ornamentation of Russian decorative arts from the 16th century.
Black Eyes mask Lattice wings. Perfect for feeling mysterious yet empowered. The fine latticework framing the eye adds an alluring shading effect like makeup.
Face mask Glasstra. Inspired by the beauty of stained glass windows and the geometric trend. It can be worn on either the eye, higher over the eyebrow or over the forehead.
Black Eyes mask Fleurty. This design celebrates the beauty of ornamental ironwork from the second half of the 19th century and beautifully enhances the eyes in a dramatic way.
Black Eyes mask Burlesque. These tantalizing Eye Laces were inspired by the plumes of ostrich and peacock feathers used by Burlesque dancers at the infamous Folies Bergère.
Black face mask Beauroque. Inspired by the complex scrolling and floral motifs of the Baroque era. This design can be worn either way (up or down).
Black face mask Bastet. Using the symbols of ancient Egypt (scarab beetles, the wings of Horus and the lotus flower) this mask celebrates the cult of the Egyptian cat god.