Estée Lauder Global Makeup Design Director, Victor Henao, has been a professional makeup artist for 16 years. His mission is to help everyone he meets look and feel gorgeous. He currently serves working directly with the brand’s roster of supermodels, including Kendall Jenner, Carolyn Murphy, Joan Smalls, and Liu Wen. In this position, he travels all over the world, making personal appearances, hosting events with local influencers & celebrities, and teaching Estée Lauder's makeup artists worldwide.
Additionally, Victor plays a key role in product development for both the Estée Lauder and Estée Edit brands. Through his years of expertise in the field, he is uniquely able to guide Estée Lauder’s product development and marketing teams in the discovery of new trends and ingredients, while consulting on formulas and packaging to best achieve high-performing products that both makeup artists and consumers alike will love.
Victor's work has been featured in a variety of editorials, both in print and online, including: Elle, W Magazine, L'official, 23 Stories, Dress to Kill, People, People en Español, Vogue China, Vogue Japan, and Vanidades. He has also worked creating red carpet looks on celebrities including Olivia Culpo, Hilary Rhoda, Adriana Lima, Eva Longoria, Kate McKinnon, and more.
Victor's passion for makeup artistry is deeply rooted in his love of art, photography, food, and travel, through which he derives the majority of his inspiration. He is based in New York City, but can often be found working all around the world.