When it comes to beauty, it is fascinating to most of us how individuals look before their trusted make-up artist has done their work. These same make-up artists offer the chance to see celebrity beauty up close as many run training courses or tutorials. Here we look at the most famous make-up artists, giving a little detail about each so you can decide who you want to follow:
Hung Vanngo, born in Vietnam but living in Canada since a child, is devoted to art and fashion. He began his career after graduating from high school. A move from his home in Calgary to Toronto in 2003 to further his career and then to New York in 2006 saw Hung commissioned to some of fashion’s top photographers, who spotted his talent for creating faces that combine pure beauty with an avant-garde aesthetic. His work has appeared in the pages of Dazed & Confused, Italian Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and many more. Hung also works for the Hollywood elite, with clients including Mariah Carey, Julianne Moore, Gisele Bundchen, Kate Bosworth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and more.
Best known for creating a fresh and flawless look, Lisa’s modern approach to beauty has seen her work on catwalks and in editorial shoots. Having lived and worked in Paris, New York and LA, Lisa is now based in London and works regularly with many of the world’s top fashion photographers and her work has appeared on the pages of virtually every fashion magazine, including international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and others.
Although Pat has no formal make-up training, In the 80's, she moved to London and later became involved with designers including Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Pat is now an icon in the beauty industry, recognised internationally for her work. She was awarded an MBE from the Queen in 2013 for her services to the fashion and beauty industry. Pat has created some of the most intricate and avant-garde make-up looks ever, including bodies drenched in powder paint.
Maryse has worked at Cirque du Soleil since 2003, collaborating on several creations including Amaluna, Corteo, Iris, Kà, Kurios, Love, Ovo, Wintuk, Zaia and Zumanity. Her expertise led to her holding a key make-up artist role on Toruk – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. In 2017 she designed the make-up for Cirque du Soleil at Sea’s productions Sonor and Viaggio presented on the largest cruise ship in Europe.
Emma is an established make-up artist, working with some of the world's biggest celebrities, particularly with red carpet styles. She originally started working as a fashion stylist, but after working for a friend as a make-up artist, she was hooked. Currently based in London, Emma travels the globe to perfect the faces of a long list of well known celebrities.
Patrick Ta is one of the newest make-up artists on this list. He has an impressive client list including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Joan Smalls and Chrissy Teigen and has worked with some of the big name fashion houses. In summer 2017 he launched a new app, Flawless by Patrick Ta, to make it easy to create sculpted, glowing, bold-lipped looks that have made him famous in Hollywood.
Born in Armenia and living in the US from the age of 5, Hrush is another of the Kardashian women’s go-to make-up artists when they want a glamorous look. This self-taught entrepreneur now owns and runs Styled by Hrush and her unique techniques have been followed by artists and women of all kinds. She is also recognised as a master tutor, sharing the techniques she learned through experimenting with techniques used in oil painting.
Violette, a Parisian-born make-up artist who honed her skills on the sets of fashion editorials with major photographers says she is anti-trend and pro-freedom of expression. Global Beauty Director at Estée Lauder, a woman who believed beauty is an attitude, which resonates with Violette, who would like to see more women daring to celebrate their femininity and having fun with their make-up. And every woman needs a red lipstick in her bag.
Valentine’s Day is one day where it feels good to dress up and make-up so he’ll fall in love with you even more. Whether you are planning an intimate meal at home or heading out to a posh restaurant, here are some looks that you can wear.