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Val Garland

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Obsessions: Val Garland On The Thrill Of A Car Boot Sale

The Polyester Podcast

This week we're joined by the absolutely ICONIC Val Garland. The legendary makeup artist and judge of Glow Up is chatting to us about her many obsessions and what they mean to her. From vintage dolls, to car boot sales, Royal Worcester china and her penchant for a good jug. We discuss how to avoid cursed dolls and their negative energy when antique shopping, Val's brief stint as a car boot vendor, her top tips for the car boot, and why she keeps her work space and her home completely separate. Val also tells us how her love of collecting informs her makeup artistry, why the way we seek inspiration is changing, and whether the internet is homogenising our creative references.Every other week we'll be picking the brain of a different creative about something they admire that has nothing to do with how they generate their income.The Polyester Podcast is brought to you by Polyester's founding editor in chief Ione Gamble (@ionegamble), co-hosted by Gina Tonic, and produced by Olivia Graham (@og.irl). Polyester is a self published culture zine exploring intersectional URL feminism in the IRL world. Have faith in your own bad taste! And follow us on Instagram! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Apr 2021

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Grazia Beauty Life Lessons

Val Garland is L'Oreal Paris’ Global Make-up Director, and a judge on BBC Three's make-up artist talent show Glow Up. She started her career in Australia, working with Kylie, Cate Blanchett, and a 15-year-old Nicole Kidman. In the 90s, she moved to London, and has worked with everyone from John Galliano to Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen.Products mentioned this episode include:L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler with 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Wrinkle Dropper SerumMAC 270 Synthetic Mini Rounded Slant BrushAugustinus Bader The CreamL’Oréal Preference Hair Colour in 9.1Hair By Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture MistFrederic Malle Portrait Of A Lady EDPEstee Lauder Youth Dew EDPThis Works Deep Sleep Shower GelLaneige Lip Sleeping MaskLumity Day & Night Nutritional Supplements


10 Mar 2021

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Validated: Makeup artist Val Garland's lockdown tips


Makeup is a multi-billion euro industry and now has its first ever museum in New York, despite the fact it's had a huge role in art and society for centuries. We take a trip there while Eve Jackson gets a makeup tutorial from British-born internationally renowned makeup artist and L'Oréal Paris's first-ever Global Makeup Director, Val Garland.


12 Nov 2020

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The life and times of Val Garland

Beauty from the Heart

Today, I’m talking to one of the world’s greatest make-up artists, Val Garland. Val has been in the industry for 30 years, known for everything from iconic celebrity photo shoots, heading up teams at every major fashion week show you can think of, and a whole host of memorable magazine covers. As a judge on the BBC3 show Glow Up, Val searches for Britain’s next big make-up talent. So, ahead of the series 2 finale this week, Val shares her own make-up journey from the beginning, and how her learnings have shaped what she looks for in a great make-up assistant. If you love fashion or have aspirations of a career in make-up, this one is totally for you! Val Garland at Streeters: https://www.streeters.com/artists/makeup/val-garland/covers/Val on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevalgarland/Her book, Validated: https://www.allure.com/story/val-garland-validated-book-makeup-artistBBC Glow Up, Britain’s Next Make-up Star on iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071fs3cBBC Glow Up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glowupbbc/Dominic Skinner’s episode of this podcast, her fellow Glow Up judge: Judi Dench British Vogue cover: https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/judi-dench-vogue-interviewVal and Lady Gaga: https://ladygaga.fandom.com/wiki/Val_Garland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Jun 2020

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We Did It For Love – How Karl Plewka and Val Garland Aligned, Part II

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave

After Val Garland - the first global makeup director for L'Oréal Paris – embarked upon a book exploring her groundbreaking work as one of the most in-demand fashion makeup artists - she grapples with putting herself center stage and struggles to find her ideal co-author. All the while, Karl Plewka reveals he was experiencing a “bit of a weird transition moment,” having left his agent of 13 years. Find out how this duo’s career paths crossed and, ultimately, flourished after they together produced Validated, The Make Up of Val Garland (Laurence King). Val – who is a contributing editor to British Vogue - went on to become the breakout star of BBC’s Glow Up. Karl – who is now editor of Beauty Papers magazine - styles Val to face Glow Up’s cameras.


26 Jun 2020

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We Did It For Love: How Val Garland and Karl Plewka Aligned

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave

This is the first of a special two-part series exploring the very productive relationship which developed between the fashion director, Karl Plewka, and Val Garland, the makeup artist. Val is the first global makeup director for L'Oréal Paris and the breakout star of BBC TV’s makeup competition show, Glow Up. Karl styles Val to face the cameras. Together they explain how they met and collaborated with people like Alexander McQueen, Corrine Day, Kate Moss, Nick Knight, Solve Sundsbo and John Galliano. Val and Karl also shed light on how - in the pre Instagram era – they worked relentlessly to finesse the fine details of elaborate magazine fashion shoots and how fashion shows drove the business. Val recalls how when she decided it was time to publish a book exploring her groundbreaking career in the billion dollar beauty industry, their careers reached a turning point.


19 Jun 2020

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S1 - Ep 2 "In Bed With Neil Moodie" with guest Val Garland

In Bed With Neil Moodie

HIs guest today is make up maven Val Garland. Val is one of the worlds leading make up artists, whose career has span over 25 years and still ongoing. I’m talking to Val about her amazing make up career, her 1st book published in Oct 2018 and the new BBC TV show called Glow Up in which she’s starring as a judge.

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25 Mar 2019

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Val Garland: The World's Greatest Makeup Artist

Outspoken Beauty

Val Garland is arguably the best makeup artist that the world has ever seen. She is an artist in the truest sense of the word and the way that she incorporates unexpected materials and use of colour in her work is a feast for the senses. She breaks boundaries and rules and is the woman that every model wants to be made up by and every makeup artist wants to be.In this episode of Outspoken Beauty Val takes us on a journey through brawls at fashion shows, unexpected experiences with Vivienne Westwood and never to be forgotten encounters with Kate Moss. She also shares her story...the kind of girl she was and how she grew to love working with makeup. Val and Nicola also talk about the meaning of beauty, why we wear makeup and she has some fantastic product tips for real women.Whether you're interested in makeup, art or just want to get to know a truly iconic woman, this is the episode for you!


2 Dec 2018

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The Collector’s House

Revisit London in the 1990s with the iconic make-up artist, who also talks working with the late Alexander McQueen and her attraction to the outrageous, theatrical side of beauty.


21 Nov 2018

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Panos Cosmatos, Kathleen Burk and Val Garland

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Director Panos Cosmatos discusses his new horror ‘Mandy’, historian Kathleen Burk looks at how the US and UK have intertwined over the years and revered make-up artist Val Garland discusses her new book ‘Validated’.


14 Oct 2018