Heading to a party, wanna impress a date, or just because? Whatever the occasion, you’ll be able to get the perfect glow-up over the counter or in class with these makeup artists in Hong Kong.
’Tis holiday season and you know what that means – it’s party time! After getting your ball gowns fitted and your hair done, the next step is to finish that look with some makeup. Sure sounds easy, but for makeup amateurs (like yours truly), this can be a daunting task. Heck, even trying on a new look isn’t always easy, even for those who put on makeup everyday! Luckily, there are many talented makeup artists in Hong Kong who are at our service, whether in the form of makeup classes or a one-on-one session. Moreover, as social distancing restrictions ease, over-the-counter makeup services are now resuming in Hong Kong. So, take a look at where you can glam up and learn better technique for your makeup in Hong Kong.
You can trust these makeup artists in Hong Kong for your next makeover
1. Krystina Te Kanawa (KTK)
“Makeup and hair services that make you look and feel your best” – this is Krystina Te Kanawa’s mission as a professional makeup artist in Hong Kong, and we can testify to this! Hoping to master a natural but more professional look, I signed up for a one-on-one session with Krystina. Before the sesh, Krystina first emailed me a lesson guide, detailing what I can expect: a tailored, two-hour lesson, during which I will learn new makeup skills to suit my everyday life and target my specific cosmetic needs.
From basic skincare to using primer (I’m still using the one she recommended to this day!), to simple daytime eye makeup and an easy transition to an evening look, Krystina first put makeup onto one side of my face, then let me practise applying it on the other side, step by step. I was free to explore Krystina’s collection of makeup products, including those from MAC, Chanel, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier, among others, as well as her own line of KTK Makeup Brushes.
Soon after my session, Krystina sent me a set of lesson notes, containing thorough instructions and tips on how to replicate the makeup on my own. Above all, I loved that Krystina was kind, friendly, and meticulous – even a makeup noob like me walked out her studio feeling confident!
Krystina Te Kanawa is based in Happy Valley. Reach out to her via WhatsApp at 5635 6623.
2. Leticia Bishop
You may have seen her in fancy events; you may have mistaken her for a model (and you’re kind of right, as she had been one) – but Leticia Bishop is actually a top makeup artist in Hong Kong. While she’s currently based in the 852, Leticia has served clients across the world, including NYC, Paris, London, Bangkok, and Sydney, so you know she’s truly gone global! Leticia offers a range of makeup services, including single makeup application for events such as parties, photoshoots, weddings, and fashion shows; lash lift and brow lamination; and 90-minute individual or group makeup lessons.
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Leticia Bishop is based in Central. Reach out to her via WhatsApp at 6415 2516.
3. Megumi Sekine
From minimalistic styles to theatrical looks, Megumi Sekine is the master of it all when it comes to makeup. This professional makeup artist in Hong Kong is hugely sought after by A-list models and celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Hailey Baldwin, Carina Lau, and Du Juan. She has also worked with international brands such as Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Prada, Cartier, Bvlgari, Shanghai Tang, Sephora, and more. Her signature style explains her impressive resume: an approachable yet confident look that brings out one’s features and flawless skin. Good news is that Megumi is open to doing wedding makeups – just get in touch with her!
4. Yoyo Yip Make Up
Founder of Yoyo Yip Make Up, Yoyo is the makeup artist in Hong Kong you’d wanna go to if you’re a bride-to-be! Setting foot in the bridal styling industry in 2012, Yoyo is the expert in classy, timeless makeup and hairdos. In addition to offering a Professional Bridal Makeup Course, the artist also provides personal makeup classes, targeting beginners. Each lesson is three hours long, with one hour of demos and two hours of practice. You’ll learn about choosing the right foundation for your skin tone and type; contouring; applying concealer; using the eyeliner; and other basic makeup techniques.
Yoyo Yip Make Up, Units 2 & 3, 28/F, Kingsfield Centre, 18 Shell street, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, p. 6330 0903
Having worked with prestigious brands like Valentino, Harvey Nichols, Fendi, and Gucci, as well as numerous Hollywood celebs (even Backstreet Boys, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz are on the list!), we’re not surprised that Ka Lam, the founder of Kalamakeup, is one of the most popular makeup artists in Hong Kong. Ka Lam and her team are best known for their bridal styling packages, with options for full wedding days, banquets, engagement photoshoots, and more. Kalamakeup also offers 90-minute makeup classes for either Natural Base Makeup or Eye (Daily and Evening) Makeup. You’ll be provided with lesson notes and makeup tools, as well as cosmetic products from premier brands like Armani Beauty, Hourglass, Nars, Tatcha, YSL, among others.
Kalamakeup, Room 101, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9757 4220
6. Over-the-counter makeup services in Hong Kong
Don’t trust yourself with the eyeliner, but still wanna get red-carpet-ready for just one night? Beauty counters are at your rescue! Some luxury makeup brands in Hong Kong offer product demonstrations and one-time personal makeup services, which you can enjoy complimentarily or redeem upon purchasing their items – perfect for emergency touch-ups or a quick lesson.