Vladimir Kalinchev, Russia

Vladimir won the Russian MUA championship in 1999 and became European vice-champion in 2002. He has worked as Max Factor’s Russian MUA since 2009 and has a background in make up for magazines and TV. In 2009 Vladimir became Max Factor NMUA at first time. Vladimir is trained at Nera make-up school under the guidance of Irina Misurenko as well as at Joe Blasco Cosmetics in Helsenki. After moving from Saint-Petersburg to Moscow he worked as a make-up artist in Slava Zaitsev Fashion House. In 1999 he won Russian MUA championship and became European vice-champion in 2002. Vladimir is considered to be one of the top-rated make-up artist in Russia for the moment. He regularly participates as beauty expert with master-classes at the most popular TV shows. Vladimir creates beauty looks for the most respectable russian and foreign magazines. He also worked with celebrities such as Gwynet Paltrow, Carmen Kass, Ksenia Sobchak, Oksana Fedorova etc. He leads make-up artist team during Moscow Fashion Week, where he worked for Valentin Yudashkin, Igor Chapurin, Yanina Fashion, Sergey Sysoev etc.