Beautiful Lives: Lucia Pieroni

Palette Cleanser
With increasing success came a new appreciation of her craft. "When I first started, I was much more about grease and paint than makeup-makeup," Pieroni says. A birthday present from her mum in the form of a 22-color eye-shadow palette from the UK's Cosmetics à la Carte helped establish Pieroni's now-signature look, which focuses on light and shadow and shape and form rather than a more-is-more makeup mentality.

Photo: Courtesy of Cosmetics è la carte