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Leslie G.Christin is the founder and creative force behind Cara Cosmetics International. As a native of San Francisco who was raised in Spain, Leslie developed a great interest and appreciation for the Arts scene at an early age, as well as strong influence from European culture. Once she returned to the U.S., she became a licensed cosmetologist and began her career as a makeup artist in her early 20s. Leslie worked on many television shows and feature films allowing her to collaborate with some of this country's most celebrated actors, models and stars. It was Leslie's experience in the film, television, video and print media that allowed her to learn the ins and outs of the cosmetics industry, which cultivated an interest in the "business" of cosmetics. Tapping into her entrepreneurial spirit, Leslie began attending various aesthetic and salon industry trade shows. She soon realized that there was very little education with regard to makeup artistry among largescale manufacturers of cosmetics and skin-care related businesses. Leslie had an opportunity to capture a neglected segment of the market, not only by implementing a complete product line but also by backing it with her signature style of strong education and personable service. It was then that the idea of "Cara" (“face” in Spanish) Cosmetics was born.