Studio 50 makeup tutors have been carefully selected, due to their experience and unique talent within the makeup artistry industry. The team is equipped with a strong background in Fashion, Cinema, Photograph and Social Media. Their professional experience is a tremendous differential to the courses we deliver. Join us and learn from the best.
FRANCESCO LO CASCIO
Our founder Francesco Lo Cascio plays an active role within the school. Born in Italy, today Francesco lives and works in London and is dedicated to the next generation of makeup artists.
Francesco studied makeup artistry himself in London, before going on to have a creative, varied and highly successful career in the industry. Working as a freelance makeup artist, Francesco has worked for the likes of the BBC, Abbey Road Studios, MTV and Party in the Park. His editorial work has seen him create makeup looks for Vogue, Marie Claire and the Daily Telegraph. Francesco’s talents has also secured him celebrity clients, including Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Eva Herzigova, Lydia Hurst, Destiny’s Child, Isabella Blow, Asia Argento, LeAnne Rimes, the Sugarbabes and Jamiroquai.
Cristine is an Italian makeup artist specialised in special effect, media, and wig. Her makeup experience expands over 3 decades. She has worked with the greatest top models of all times, from the likes of Tyra Banks, Beverly Peele, Linda Evangelista, Cyndi Crawford, Christy Turlington, Gigi, and Bella Hadid amongst others. Cristine has also worked in some prestigious theatres and Operas such as Fenice di Venezia and the Festival Pucciniano. With her expertise in media makeup, Cristine has also worked extensively in magazine editorials and campaigns for Vogue Italia, Numero and others. Cristine has immersed herself in the high fashion makeup and has been collaboration with one of the most renowned makeup artists like Pat McGrath and Peter Philips. She has collaborated in iconic fashion shows to include Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Burberry, Fendi, Christian Dior.
With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Yannick is a Swiss makeup artist who’s career has taken him around the globe. His work include international makeup artist for NARS which has taken him to far flung locations, including Japan, Spain, Australia, Portugal, France and many more. Yannick’s fashion and editorial work has led him to work with some of the most prestigious fashion brands, including Dior, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Topshop, Selfridges, Swatch and Jaeger LeCoultre. His work has also taken him to work with hair and beauty brands such as L’Oreal and Toni&Guy. In addition Yannick has also worked for Arise magazine, Unfashion magazine, The Designer Wedding Show and Salon International da la Haute Horlogerie.
Starting her career by training at London Muse, Maria Mckenna’s work has taken her through a wide variety of makeup artistry. With a focus on advertorials and campaigns, Maria has contributed to major productions for the likes of Avon, Matalan, Fiat and Miu Miu. Maria also has editorial experience, having her work published in a variety of magazines, including Slave, Vice, Nakid, TWO and Dreamingless, Risbel, Wylde (including 6 covers).