BORNNew York, New York, USA
Vice President of Education & Artistry in the US.
HOW LONG WORKING WITH MAKE UP FOR EVER?
Simone Ciafardini brings more than 25 years of experience to her role as Vice President of Education & Artistry, The Americas, for MAKE UP FOR EVER. After working with top beauty brands in the U.S., Europe and Asia for more than two decades, Simone is often referred to as a go-to beauty industry expert with extensive expertise in education, artistry and sales. Simone is responsible for establishing MAKE UP FOR EVER as a leader both in Sephora stores and the brand’s network of freestanding boutiques, and ensuring the highest standards for MAKE UP FOR EVER clients.
WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR MAKEUP COME FROM?
As an actress in the late 1980’s and ‘90s, Simone was amazed at how makeup could be as dramatically transformative as an actor’s performance itself. To hone her skills, she started working as a mortuary makeup artist at the age of 17, and then went on to work at a makeup counter in New York City. Simone believes that the fundamentals of art, be it sculpting or painting, are just as valid and useful in makeup artistry.