Top 8 Make-Up Artists In Hong Kong For Ball Season
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1/8 Karen Yiu
With her bob of bright pink hair, Karen is one make-up artist (MUA) who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd—and with her trademark makeup magic, you can be guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons too. With a flair for looks ranging from eye-catching avant-garde to more simple naturel palettes (she’s worked for Calvin Klein and Estée Lauder), you can rely on Karen to make you the belle of the ball—she can even create some one-of-a-kind body art if you fancy taking a walk on the wild side.
2/8 Stephen Harvey
Having worked with the likes of Dior, Hermès, Chloé and Christian Louboutin, you can trust that Stephen knows a thing or two about making a person look their best. Originally from the UK, Stephen’s down-to-earth nature will instantly put you at ease—and with a versatile style that ranges from dazzling theatrics to pared-down minimalism, you can be certain that he will create a makeup look that gives you the X factor.
3/8 Ka Lam Chu
Boasting over a decade of experience in professional makeup and hair styling, Ka Lam has helped over 700 brides look their best on their big day—not to mention client work with brands like Valentino, Gucci and Chanel and celebrities like Solange Knowles and Ricky Martin. With a studio in Central and her own expert team of fellow makeup artists and hair stylists, Ka Lam will ensure that you are selfie-ready in style.
4/8 Megumi Sekine
Although Megumi’s first love was for painting, she soon discovered her true passion was for transforming people’s faces – which she has since done for brands like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang at New York Fashion Week, and Prada, Chanel and Tiffany’s in Hong Kong and Macau. Having also helped cult makeup line NYX Cosmetics launch in Asia-Pacific and provided training for Sephora staff in Malaysia and India, Megumi is a true maestro with makeup and can help you master any look for a night to remember.
5/8 Jaime Smith
Having trained in makeup artistry following a successful career in fashion and design in New York, Jaime totally understands the symbiotic relationship between cosmetics and clothing—and has brought that mastery to all kinds of settings, be it magazine editorials (like our stunning bridal shoot with Feiping Chang), stage shows or special events. With an extensive knowledge of colour concepts and design aesthetics, Jaime will effortlessly ensure you have the perfect look to go with your perfect outfit.
6/8 Natasha Moor
What this lady does not know about makeup is not worth knowing. Having also created her own line of luxury cosmetics brushes and molten matte lipsticks, Natasha has built a reputation as the go-to artist for dramatic transformations—whether that’s covering a model in gold for a magazine shoot, bringing a showstopping regal glamour to an Indian wedding or simply giving quick and easy DIY tips on social media—and you can be guaranteed she will give you a makeup look to remember.
7/8 Frances Feldmann
If you need someone to come help you get your glow on, Frances—the founder of mobile, on-demand beauty service On Location Glam—can arrange your very own, one-on-one bespoke “glam session” wherever you are in Hong Kong… and beyond. Having studied at Vidal Sassoon in London and styled hair at the Grammy Awards in LA, Frances definitely knows how to create a wow-worthy look and, together with her crack team of hair stylists, makeup artists and nail technicians, will have you red-carpet ready in no time.
8/8 Gabbie Lee
Gabbie believes that “every face is a beautiful picture frame”, with a passion for makeup that shines through in all her artistry—which includes work with Rita Ora, Laetitia Casta and Amanda Strang, plus brands like Balmain, Givenchy and Armani. Gabbie’s eye for detail and innate understanding on how to enhance a person’s features mean she is a dab hand at crafting looks that range from fresh-faced beauty to grown-up glamour… stunning proof why she is the MUA on speed-dial for so many of the city’s celebs.