As one of the leading powerful voices behind sustainable beauty and products with purpose, Sara has helped to transform the industry using her position at The Body Shop, Unilever and other notable brands to really make a difference. During this episode, Sara chats with Lan about how makeup has helped her deliver some of the key messages throughout her career.

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  • You always need to choose products that reflect the values you hold dear. This gives strength and energy to the brands you align with.
  • Make up has an extraordinary ability to transform us, but also to intrigue. It allows us to create whole new worlds of attraction and art.
  • the world today has pressured many people to feel an intense sense of loneliness and a lack of confidence. Make up and beauty allows us to rebel against these effects.


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Sara is an Innovator, Creator of Brands with Purpose and Positive Change Maker. She has worked with multiple world leading brands and organisations including Unilever, The Body Shop, De Beers - Forevermark, Reckitt, IKEA and Danone to create, develop & execute their purpose.  She is also The Global Chief Purpose & Sustainability Advisor to Marie Claire which reaches 91 million women & girls, Host of The Start Somewhere podcast series, Advisory Board Member of The World Humanitarian Forum, LinkedIn Sustainability Influencer, Fashion Avenger and sits on The Sustainable Beauty Coalition Steering Committee.


Born in Ireland from a Vietnamese origin Lan has become an established name in the fashion and beauty industry. Lan comes from an art background having studied fashion at Central Saint Martins. Self taught in make-up she pursued her career to heading and designing key shows and is a regular name at London Fashion Week. Lan has contributed to various editorials including Vogue Russia, Vanity Fair, Elle (UK), Glamour, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. Lan is a published author, a regular speaker and teacher.

Known for her creative flair and natural use of colours and textures combined with flawless skin, Lan is always collaborating on creative projects.


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