7 Asian Make-up Artists To Follow On Instagram
Get your daily dose of beauty inspiration by following these makeup professionals on Instagram
Wearing masks in public has become the norm across the globe as a result of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop fancying all the beautiful makeup looks we’ve wanted to try. Whether you’re into minimal looks, celebrity-inspired style or glamourous party-ready makeup ideas, here are some of Asia’s most talented, well-liked makeup artists to follow for beauty inspo and makeup hacks right now.
Megumi Sekine is a Hong Kong-based makeup artist who’s as famous as her clients. Her remarkable collaborations with A-listers such as Carina Lau and Paris Hilton, top models, as well as international beauty brands have cemented her status as one of the most sought-after talents in the industry today. Her Instagram account might not have much makeup tips and tutorials, but it’s full of amazing beauty portraits and product recommendations to inspire you to experiment with your looks.
Follow Megumi Sekine at @megumismakeup
Born and bred in Hong Kong, Natasha Moor is a must-follow for her artistic approach to bridal makeup, and of course, her reputation as the go-to artist for dramatic transformations—whether it’s bringing a showstopping regal glamour to an Indian wedding or simply giving quick and easy beauty tricks on her account. She’s also the founder of her own luxury beauty brands Facetool and Natasha Moor Cosmetics, who dedicated to promoting women’s empowerment and bringing confidence to women with her creations. Beauty lovers, get ready to be inspired.
Follow Natasha Moor at @natasha.moor
Park Hye-min (aka Pony)
Park Hye-min, the most famous and influential Korean makeup artist who goes by Pony, is known for her viral makeup tutorials on Youtube and eponymous makeup brand Pony Effect. Pony’s down-to-earth personality and makeup videos of transforming herself into celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner have gained her huge popularity on social media since 2015, and today, the beautiful influencer has about 7.1 million Instagram followers and 5.6 million YouTube followers. On her aesthetically-curated feed, you’re guaranteed to get makeup ideas for every occasion—from minimalist style to gorgeous galaxy-inspired and K-beauty looks, and more.
And, of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without bringing up Michelle Phan—one of the most iconic, internationally renowned Youtube personalities, who pioneers online beauty tutorials and life experiences sharing. The Vietnamese-American influencer has returned to the beauty community after a two-year absence, and she has only gotten bigger and better since then. Beauty aficionados can now again admire Michelle’s artistry and anticipate her creating more quality content for them to learn how to ace their makeup routine.
Follow Michelle Phan at @michellephan and check out her YouTube channel here
Ryuko Lau is one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed makeup experts and no stranger to travelling around the world to style runway models and beauty campaigns. She’s also known as the Director of Education and Artistry at Bobbi Brown, who specialises in creating beautifully-blended complexions, unique eye makeup as well as mesmerising lips with the use of bright colours and glitter. The next time you need some beauty inspiration for your high fashion parties and VIP events, have a quick scroll on Ryuko’s feed—or, simply book an appointment for a makeover session with her.
Follow Ryoko Lau at @ryukomac
Marilyn Yuuri Fukuse
If you love glamourous makeup looks complete with sultry smokey eyes and bold lips, Marilyn Yuuri Fukuse is your girl. The Japanese makeup artist has a flamboyant beauty file on Instagram, which showcases her skills in mastering the art of creating winged eyeliner, lush lashes, plump lips, to name just a few. Her YouTube channel is equally amazing, which is filled with tips, great visuals and even Disney characters-inspired makeup tutorials.
Having worked with the likes of socialites, top models and celebrities such as Rita Ora, Laetitia Casta and Amanda Strang, you can trust that Gabbie knows a thing or two about making a person look their best. On Instagram, you’ll not just see Gabbie’s striking editorial work of supermodels around town, but also chic shots of her favourite beauty products. Follow her to see how you can translate the hottest beauty trends into wearable looks you can achieve at home.
Follow Gabbie Lee at @gabbiemakeup