Stephan Schmied has been the Max Factor make-up artist for Germany since May 2007, his role was expanded to include Austria in 2009. Stephan loves to give professional insider tips, advises the brand on the grounds of his long-term experience and also reveals his personal tricks of the trade. Raised in Austria, Stephan did his apprenticeship in Vienna. Subsequently he moved to New York and is currently living in Berlin. Working for editorial and commercial clients alike, Stephan is an extremely versatile artist who also loves the buzz of fashion shows. On the set of music clips, Stephan has enjoyed to work with A-ha, Bootsy Collins, Hymn, the Sugababes and many more. Stephan did the make-up of several international celebrities like Liv Tyler, Rupert Everett, Hugh Dancy, Daniel Brühl and supermodels Bar Rafaeli, Petra Nemcova, Kate Moss, Toni Garrn and Nadja Auermann and he has been Herbert Grönemeyers personal groomer for years.